5 December 2018

In The Kitchen with Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we start the final challenge of the year today. It's Suzz's turn to host and she's calling her challenge 'In The Kitchen'. This time of the year we find ourselves in the kitchen either preparing food for family and friends or just gathering around with family who is visiting at the kitchen table. Your challenge is to incorporate the kitchen somehow in your project. You can use an object from the kitchen in creating your project or you can use a sentiment or image that reflects the kitchen. You decide how to represent being in your kitchen in your art.

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.

For this final challenge of the year I've hopped over to the Frilly side of the Design Team as a one off, so this card is all about the paper layering and everything shabby chic in style. Can you spot the kitchen connection? You'll see from the close up shot further down this post that some deliberately rusted silverware is piled into the centre of the festive foliage.

Now this card may look super complicated but actually it's easy to recreate. I started by taking a couple of those sheets of Christmas Worn Wallpaper and scrapped some White Acrylic Paint across the burgundy one sparingly to lighten it. Chopping it into layers these were added one above another to create the basic structure of the card. I've been making a lot of Funky Festive foliage recently (see my last DT project as evidence of that!) and used it again here, creating branches from the Silver Metallic Kraft Card with pine cones and berry stems from Classic Kraft Card. I discovered that by cutting the stems from red card, berries from black card and adding Glossy Accents they looked just like elderberries.

Now on to that rusty silverware; I took a reinforcer ring from a pack of Etcetera Tags, coloured it with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint, sanded the edges and adorned it with a real rusty washer. To follow the challenge them I took some Tim Holtz Adornments Silverware and covered it with a mix of Rust and Espresso Alcohol Ink before adding Seth Apter's Baked Texture Chunky Rust Embossing Powder for that touch of added realism. In fact they looked more rusted than the real rusty washer so I added a little of the same embossing powder onto that too! After piling all those elements together on top of the layered Wallpaper all that remained was to add a sentiment from the Glorious Gatherings set, stamped on to Metallic Kraft Card.

That's it for my Frilly kitchen based project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created lots more 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 entries to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx


  1. A real stunner Jenny, I just love those fabulous rusty elements! x

  2. A lovely card and Like Anne I love those rusty elements Jennie x

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  3. Jenny, you did a wonderful job as a Frilly designer! I love this card for it's rusty elements and wonderfully layered Worn Wallpaper; a real favorite of mine from the TH Holiday release. Gorgeous card, as always! Hugs!

  4. Ooooh! Those berries look good enough to eat! Loving the rusty Christmas theme you have going on here. Really beautiful, Jenny, as is everything you make!

  5. It is so gorgeous and clever! I nearly missed the "kitchen connection" as it blends so well with all of the elements on the card. Truly a beautiful "frilly" card. Although.....I feel you could not totally resist a little rusty "funk" to make it your style! 😉

  6. Love the rust effect, and the berries are perfect!

  7. Fantastic card Jenny! Love the white wash over the papers and the rust effect looks amazing! A truly stunning make!! xx

  8. This is brilliant! I adore the layers of the wallpaper with the soft whitewash and then the grungy rust kitchenware! Fabulous!

  9. I spotted the spoon right away and it fits so nicely tucked in among the festive foliage. Love the background and the wonderful layers.


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

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