16 May 2018

Surf's Up! at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are already half way through the latest challenge, 'Surf's Up'. This is what our host for this challenge, Kathy Clement, is looking for: "Who's ready for a little sand, a little sun, a little surf? Let's take a little stroll beside the shore and create a vintage or shabby chic project with a beachy theme. Use ocean colors or beach images to add a fun seaside feel to your project."

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Cocktail Card

Falling fully into Kathy's theme I created a card that takes us to cocktail hour at the beach with the waves lapping gently onto the shoreline and weathered wood all around. The gesso resist background had Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide blended over and wiped away from the white areas before the Botanical Background was stamped with Cornflower Blue Archival Ink. Beneath the tag, Linen Ribbon and Star Adornment you can see painted Woodgrain Paper and a little Design Tape peeking out.

 A video tutorial for creating the tag background can be found HERE and involves Distress Oxide Ink, Distress Resist Spray and Seth Apter's 'Dirty Sand' Baked Texture Embossing Powder. I added some stitching around the edge and included an Index Clip at the bottom.

Of course centre stage is the sunset cocktail, stamped onto spare card, painted with Distress Paints (because they blend together beautifully) glazed with clear embossing powder and fussy cut to layer over the tag. The sentiment from the Letter It 'Birthday' stamp set was embossed with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder to add an extra touch of glamour.

That's it for my beach themed card for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have also created lots of amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage floral projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the bright colours.
    Lia xx

  2. Such a clever design Jenny and in such wonderful bright colours...perfect for a sunny day on the beach xx TFS x
    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  3. OK...let's meet by the shore and enjoy a couple of these lovely Sunset Cocktails together! I love this tag soooo much! The colors are perfectly beachy and really pop against that weathered distressed background. Everything you make is absolute perfection! I'm such a fan! xoxoxox

  4. Who's ready to go seaside with a lovely cocktail? I'm in! Love this card it is so bright and tropical! I can feel the breeze from the ocean and taste the delicious drink! Beautiful card!

  5. Oh, how cool is this?! That umbrella spiked cocktail looks delicious, and your background is just so beautiful, Jenny! I'm saving that video for a time I can savor every minute of it! But for now, I am so impressed by this beach themed card with all these wonderful creative details! Hugs!

  6. Bright, Bold and so cheerful with a sassy touch of glamour x


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

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