14 July 2021

Funkie and Frilly Ornaments for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hi everyone and welcome. Teri is hosting the latest challenge over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and she's called it 'Funkie and Frilly'; "The challenge is to create something Frilly and Funkie. Add buttons, lace, flowers or anything you like to your projects."

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and three additional outstanding entries 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 challenge I chose to work with some of Eileen Hull's new Sizzix Chapter 3 dies - the 3-D Scoreboards L Die 'Box, Ornament' and the Thinlits Die Set 'Wreath & Snowflake' - to create some Funkie yet Frilly style ornaments. These ones have a Christmas theme but could easily be adapted to work for other occasions.


Here's how they came together, starting with the 3 1/4 inch strips of heavy card which were covered in strips of book paper, music score, die cut paper lace, torn fabric and crackle paste, all blended together with a layer of white gesso on top when dry.


After sealing with a coat of clear gesso I rubbed 'Frayed Burlap' Distress Crayon into the surface before wiping away a lot of the excess with a damp cloth. This helped to make the various layers stand out more and give the card a more vintage look.


Using Eileen Hull's new Sizzix 3-D Scoreboards L Die 'Box, Ornament' I cut six ornament circles and two sets of the decorative strips from the card.


Each of the die cut pieces were edged with Prima's 'White Gold' Matte Wax using a brush, which was also used to dry brush over the surfaces too.


Wreath and snowflake shapes were die cut from undecorated heavy card using Eileen Hull's new Thinlits Die Set 'Wreath & Snowflake'. These were coloured with a couple of layers of Prima's 'French Lavender' Matte Wax. These were then glued onto the front of each ornament base. I also used this wax on the die cut decorative strips so that they would stand out more when glued in place..


To give the ornaments a 'padded' look and convex shape I dampened the card and rubbed each one on the reverse with the back of a spoon before gluing three increasingly larger circular shapes die cut from scrap mount board inside. A 12 inch piece of lavender coloured embroidery thread (floss) was knotted together and glued across the centre of one side of each ornament on the back to create a hanging loop. For each ornament the two matching sides were glued together, matching up the decorative elements on the front and securing the loop thread inside. I found using pegs around the edge of each ornament to hold the edges together whilst the glue was drying worked well. When dry each one was embellished individually with various frilly trims and charms.


For the first of the ornaments the decorative strips had lace overlaid across the centre and 'crystal' gems added on top. A decorative gold bead and Christmas tree charms (glued together to make them 3D) had some of the 'White Gold' Matte Wax applied and matching 'crystal' stars were added to the tree to make it sparkle. The bead was threaded onto the embroidery thread loop a the top and glued in place whilst the tree was attached to the smaller loop at the bottom with a jump ring.




For the second of the ornaments the wreath die cuts had self adhesive pearls added on top. The antique silver toned pine cone charm had some of the 'White Gold' Matte Wax applied to change its colour before white gesso was brushed over the surface to look like snow. Again this was attached with a jump ring at the bottom of the ornament and this time a matching pearl bead was threaded onto the loop at the top.




The third ornament with its die cut snowflakes had self adhesive crystals added on top. The antique silver toned snowflake charm had some of the 'White Gold' Matte Wax applied to change its colour before crystals were added to the centre on each side. Again this was attached with a jump ring at the bottom of the ornament and this time a matching gold bead was threaded onto the loop at the top.




So that's my take on the 'Funkie and Frilly' theme. For even more inspiration the rest of the Design Team have come up with their own projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE.

For now, thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

Products used to create these ornaments are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.

12 comments:

  1. Not sure there are enough superlatives to describe these ornaments so I will just post one - fantastic!!! Love all the texture and the dimension you created. I may just have to make some similar ones to adorn my red, gold and white tree.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  2. These are all truly beautiful. WOW Love the colors and texture. thank you for the great step by step. You are amazing in creating inspiration. Thanks so much.

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  3. Fabulous! Thank you for the instructions too. Ax

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  4. wow, wow, wow Jenny!!! these are so gorgeous!

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  5. Absolutely stunning! I love how they are 3D- great tips on how to do that! The colors are just perfect and the little baubles hanging off perfectly complete each ornament <3

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  6. These are stunning! That is the word that popped into my head when I saw them! Gorgeous design with the texture and the embellishments!

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  7. Love these beautiful Christmas ornaments Jenny, from the colours to the great textures and embellishments. Thank you for sharing your how to, will definitely give these a try. x 💜

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  8. Jenny these are FANTASTIC, I do love making little Christmas Tree ornaments and these are so inspiring. Beautiful colour and texture and that crackle well... let me just sit take it all in just a little bit longer. Stunning trio x

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  9. Well, you could tip me over with a feather, Jenny! As Cec says, there just are not enough superlatives to express just how these ornaments dazzle my eye! They literally took my breath away! Oh! how I would love to decorate an entire tree with these! Your details are just amazing! Bravo! PS Thank you for sharing your process! Looks like I need to get to work!

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  10. These ornaments are fantastic! I love the colors and the beautiful lacy trim.

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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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