8 August 2018

August with Frilly And Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are half way through a new challenge, 'August'. Our host Suzanne Czosek has been inspired by the month of August. In doing a little online research she learned that the month of August was re-named for Augustus Caesar. He was the first Roman Emperor and was very proud of the influence he had on the architecture of the country. For this challenge she is asking you to be inspired by marble, arches or columns. You will need to create a vintage or shabby chic project using some type of marble effect, arches or columns.

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.

I took the opportunity to try out some marbling and added in a column and some Mosaic tiling for good measure! The script in the background comes from the Tim Holtz 'Entemolgy' stamp set (it's a perfect fit for long, tall cards!) and by stencilling over with Transparent Matte Texture Paste I could add the detailing of the Mosaic Layering Stencil without obscuring the writing. The Texture Paste resists Distress Spray Stains where it's been dribbled so some of that patterning seen on many a Roman floor can be seen more clearly. Layered Design Tape stitched over and stamped on gives the overall composition of the card more structure.

The tag was cut from my pre-marbled paper, created with Distress Oxide Reinkers (find the video tutorial for that HERE). I stamped the column head onto Distress Watercolor Paper and used Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink to paint it, extending the pattern vertically to create a more striking feature. The moth (from the 'Entemology' stamp set) was also stamped onto the Watercolor Paper (because it doesn't pill in the same way others do I've found) and coloured with the same mix of dilute Distress Spray Stains used on the Mosaic tiling. Tim's metal embellishments from the Ideaology range always add the perfect finishing touches to any project.

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

Take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx


  1. Fabulous Jenny - love the marbling x

  2. Stunning take on the challenge, Jenny! I really love how you make everything work so perfectly together, and you always take those extra steps to make your designs stand out above the rest! Gorgeous make! Hugs!

  3. Love the marbling, the columns and the mosaic stenciling! I love how perfectly composed your work is!

  4. Love your card Jenny x Great details and interesting to hear about Augustus Caesar and the month of August- a very clever challenge idea

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  5. Beautiful project! I especially love what you did with the column stamped image, but added to the marbled tag and mosaic tiling is perfection!

  6. Jenny I adore this card. Your designs and layouts are so beautifully layered. The torn edge of the column stamp is wonderful. I loved seeing your marbling on instagram and facebook! Fantastic card!

  7. Your marbling is beautifully showcased with the column and all the other great vintage elements you have layered on this card - eclectic but cohesive at the same time.


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