13 April 2016

Boy oh Boy at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's my turn to host the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Boy oh Boy!' For this one we need you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a man or boy in mind. Let's see those male themed creations come to life.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

Anyone tuning into my blog recently will have noticed I'm on a mission with the Tim Holtz Dapper Paper Stack - seriously, I LOVE IT!!! Grab yourself a Found Relative and some of your favourite Idea-Ology trims and you're all set for some fun! I find myself creating a back story for these as I go and it seems to help everything flow even more. So without further ado say hello to Edgar...


As a boy Edgar helped his Pa in their mid-West general merchandise store, his favourite task to take care of the small selection of rugs. Edgar loved looking at the intricate patterns woven into so many of them, trying to work out how they were created. One time his Pa took him to the big city; the hustle and bustle, tall buildings and busy streets were wondrous but best of all was the shop window display for a high end carpet emporium. The owner had captured the magic of the Arabian nights and Edgar was in awe. Sure enough, with permission granted, he did his best to do something similar at his Pa's store with the limited supply of rugs in stock and as many pieces of glittering decor he could borrow from home without his Ma noticing. It worked! Sales soared and the range began to increase year on year as Edgar came up with new and interesting ways to display them. In time Edgar took over the store, turning it into a carpet emporium sourcing the best woven floor coverings from around the World. He even got to travel to the far shores of North Africa to hand pick ever more wonderful designs, finally getting to see for real how they were made.



It may look as intricate as those carpets but this tribute to Edgar came together really easily. I stencilled the background with white gesso and added some simple stitching. On top, layers of ephemera, a Flash Card, an embossed Kraft Core Coredinations card 'rug' and various touches of metal. You can find links to a full list of ingredients at the end of this post.



The rest of the Funkie side of the DT have come up with amazing projects of their own so make sure you hop on over to Frilly and Funkie to see them. Then it's your turn to get make something with a man in mind to be in with a chance to win. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'll be back with more Dapper fun soon, but for now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


18 comments:

  1. I love your story-telling Jenny! I can see how the Edgar one developed just by looking at the elements of your card - it is beautiful and Edgar certainly looks a fine gent! I love your added stitching too! Anne xx

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  2. Again: you made a great project. I like the papers and (ofcourse) the picture...!
    Lia xx

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  3. So wonderful to read how Edgar was able to nurture his passion and go on to be a great success doing what he loved . Your narrative was a pleasure to read Jenny and as for your card , well , it 's fantastic . I'm loving the results of your 'Dapper' mission as you bring together the papers , ephemera and ideology so effortlessly .
    hugs x

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  4. Ohhhh... I loved this when I saw it and your story just made it more wonderful! Love Edgar and his emporium of dreams. You are really selling me on this dapper paper!

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  5. A fabulous layered grouping. And the colors are just right. This flows, just like your story!

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  6. Another fantastic make Jenny! Love how you layer and I do love making masculine! Now it's trying to find the time to play!

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  7. The texture and details are fabulous. You really brought Edgar's story to life. Fun!

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  8. Another stunning card with a fabulous story to go along with it!! Your card is brilliant and looks just like the kind of display Edgar would have in his window. Love the stenciling, the stitching and the metal embellies .. they all complement each other beautifully!! This is totally wonderful Jenny!! Love it!! xx

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  9. I absolutely ADORE this collage! Wow, what a great balance of color and pattern and fabulous layering! Gorgeous and I think I might be ready to give this challenge a try after seeing all of the awesome DT samples. Hugs, Autumn

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  10. OH WOW... You have virtually knocked this one out of the carpet emporium!!! The combination of designs, layering, techniques, add ons, and STORY. Outstanding work.

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  11. Oh wow, this is absolutely fabulous!! I have such a hard time with masculine cards!! You do such an amazing job!! The layers and details are gorgeous!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Fabulous card Jenny, love the story to accompany it and the red backdrop is perfect ! Sue C x

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  13. Another beyond fabulous project!!! Gorgeous make!

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  14. Fabulous Jenny. You keep rocking the dapper paper stash and I love the tape measure stenciling over the matching paper. Love where your creative mind goes. :)

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  15. Awesome Jenny I love the neatness of your work. Even when you are messing around with paints and inks you still manage to make everything look just so perfect. Thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog.

    Not been around for a while so I am off to see all that I have missed.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  16. So very awesome, love the stitching and layers; Edgar and his story are awesome as well ! I do love the Dapper Stash got it ... just haven't had an opportunity to play yet !

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  17. So great Jenny! Love your cards and this masculine one is no exception - love all the details!

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  18. I'm swooning! The honeyed tones of this card are so warm and inviting that I'm immediately drawn in. Then you crafted an engaging story about Edgar, and I'm mesmerized. The layers, the textures, the colors, the stenciling..every detail is luscious. You never fail to inspire me, and almost thou persuadest me to purchase this paper pack, even though I've declared a moratorium on paper. Hahaha! Brilliant, Jenny!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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