Thursday, 1 February 2018

Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie!

Hello Friends

I am over the moon thrilled to be Guest Designer over at Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog, after being chosen as Design Team Favourite for the Most Memorable Gift Challenge.

The current challenge is being hosted by the super talented Zoe who has chosen the theme of 'All You Need Is Love' .  Zoe says 'Create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word 'LOVE' somewhere on the project.  It can be the focus or just a tiny detail'.

Here is what I created for my guest piece:

I created a small 6" x 6" canvas.  I apologise that I did not do a step by step but I was busy preparing samples to take to Creativation (more of that another time) and I wanted to get this completed before I went and just ran out of time....  I will explain though, how I created the canvas.

1.  Paint the canvas with white acrylic paint (or you could use gesso)
2.  Apply a crackle medium - I used Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
3.  Once dry, apply Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Paint
4.  Gently scrape away small sections of the crackle and apply a covering of Viva Decor Rusty Paper, randomly, and wiping some off here and there (the corners are lighter) and leaving some heavier in places to give the appearance of natural rust.
5.  Die cut a heart from red card, apply two coats of clear Embossing Powder and then a final coat of red Embossing Powder.
6.  Whilst the third coat is still hot, ink up a patterned (red rubber) stamp with Black Archival ink and apply this to the embossed heart.  Leave a moment or two to cool and then remove the stamp.

7.  Cut a small red heart, give this three coats of clear Embossing Powder, ink up the 'love' word stamp with Black Archival ink and press this into the heart.
8.  Take a Tim Holtz Idea-ology pocket watch, line it with some music design paper, add the embossed small heart and some die cut flowers.
9.  Attach the watch to the canvas over some messy thread (a tip picked up from the lovely Tracy Evans).
10.  Stamp the 'love' sentiment onto tissue paper with Black Archival ink, and once dry attach this to the canvas with Distress Collage Medium.

I just love the sentiment, it is a Visible Image stamp, with quite distressed wording, and I think it works well with Zoe's love theme!

Thank you again to Linda Coughlin and the Frilly and Funkie team for having me as Guest Designer, it has been a real privilege!

Thanks too, for your visit, I hope to see you again soon, maybe even tomorrow!!

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. This is spectacular Anne!! I loooove the background. Amazing colour and fabulous texture from the crackle and the rust! The heart shapes really pop off the page and I love the embossing on the large one! Fabulous quote too! Love this!! hugs xx

  2. Just seen your wonderful project over at F&F Anne - it really is so very special x

  3. Congratulations on your GD appearance at Frilly and Funkie! This is a wonderful canvas Anne! I shall have to look for the rust paper! Chrisx

  4. The stamping on the hot embossing powder is amazing. I love the design on the heart. The sentiment is so perfect for your creative project. I am so glad you were chosen as the design team favorite.

  5. Fabulous canvas just perfect for the 'love' theme, Anne. You always make red and blue look so swell together. Love the quote!
    Congratulations on your Gd spot at Frilly and Funkie .
    hugs x

  6. You never cease to amaze me! I love this, especially the stamped, embossed heart. And I have some Rusty Paper so I may give this a go!

  7. What a gorgeous project! Loving the pops of red against the vibrant blue background! All of the textures are amazing and I do love that sentiment! Those wee flowers are fantastic, an amazing Valentine piece! Congrats on your guest designer spot, well deserved!

    It's been a long two weeks fighting off this darned flu bug, but I'm on the mend now. Being sick is so freaking boring, so I'm really looking forward to my next outdoor adventure. I hope you have been avoiding the ickies this year and having good weather to enjoy. sending hugs :)

  8. Spectacular, Anne! The textures and weatherworn techniques here are just amazing... beautiful colour contrasts and that sentiment is perfect. Congratulations on a fabulous guest appearance.
    Alison x

  9. Huge congrats on your so-deserved guest design spot, Anne!! And oh wow, you rocked it!! This is spectacular!! I love the amazing texture and the details!! That red heart looks stunning on the blue background!! The sentiment is beautiful!! What a gorgeous project this is, my friend!! I adore it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. STUNNING Anne, and a great step out!! That blue with the red heart just really rocks and I just love what you did with that rusty stuff and the crackle, a glorious canvas!!!

  11. Congratulations for your, very well deserved, guest designer spot! Love this stunning canvas with the gorgeous blue base and the fabulous red heart and the deep embossing. The pocket watch is wonderful with the lovely heart and flowers. Another masterpiece my friend! Hugs xxx

  12. Congratulations Anne on featuring at F+F and for your absolutely beautiful canvas! It really is frilly, funky and fantastic!! Nicola x

  13. This is BEAUTIFUL, Anne! I LOVE the sentiment & am SO GLAD that you have it listed for us! Your mixed media piece is WONDERFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS on being featured!!! ;)

  14. Absolutely beautiful Anne!! The color combo is spot on. The rust and crackle are perfection together!!

  15. Anne, this is such a fabulous project for the challenge theme, Love! I love your choice of colors, and your textured heart is STUNNING! I really does not look like clear embossing powder; simply GORGEOUS melt-work. I am so delighted you shared your artwork as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. You rock! Hugs!

  16. Congratulations Anne on being guest designer. Your make is fabulous. I love all the little details and that sentiment is super.
    Toni xx

  17. Fabulous GD spot....... Amazing project, love the red against the blue and the textured heart is gorgeous xx

  18. Congrats of the GD, and oh boy did you turn my head! LOVE this so much....oh the colors and hearts! Fabulous!

  19. Congratulations on your guest spot Anne!
    This piece is just fabulous!! I so love your heart! And I love your layout! This is perfect and fits the challenge spot on! Thanks so much for sharing-this is so inspirational!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  20. I love that sediment, too, Annie, as would anyone who has know a true love! You have built a spectacular canvas around it in glorious aqua and red! I love every awesome detail!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  21. Congratulations, Anne! what a fabulous canvas, with rich textures and a perfect message. You're the best to mix blue and red!

  22. This, Anne, is absolutely wonderful! Perfectly aged background, rich textured heart and that pocket watch works so well to balance the whole design. And it's not just me - this has been a huge hit across social media! Thank you so much for sharing your magic with us at Frilly and Funkie xxx

  23. Just stunning Anne! You really do mixed media brilliantly. I just love all the details, the bits of rust, the embossed heart and filled pocket watch and love love the sentiment you used. The palette, the crackle, the textures... love love love it all! The recipient is in for a treat. Thank you so much for joining us as a guest designer at Frilly & Funkie and sharing your talents. x

  24. Love this mixed media piece, the blue and red is such a great colour combo, perfectly aged xx

  25. Congratulations Sugar - they are lucky to snag you!
    Your mixed medial piece is fabulous -- and I love that quote.
    This had to be for David!!!!!!
    Sandy xx


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