Monday, May 7, 2018

Frilly & Funkie Challenge

Hello there and happy Monday! ;-) I created this journal project for the current Frilly & Funkie Challenge, A Neutral Point of View. It was fun to work only with neutral colors, in this case mostly browns and tans.

I used Eileen Hull's popular Sizzix Journal Die to cut the covers for my traveler's style notebook. I didn't make my own insert this time but used these which can be found on amazon.

For the base color, I spritzed Antique Linen and Tarnished Brass Distress Stain onto my craft sheet and  smooshed the journal covers around in it. It has a nice shimmer that you can't really see in the photo. I used my oval die to make an oval shaped stencil to paint the tan oval in the middle of the cover. When it was dry, I used different acrylic paint colors and the Cutout Floral foam stamps to stamp around the edges.

Some stamping, Paper Dolls and Snarky Stickers completed the look! This would make a great gift.

Thanks for stopping by! There is always something going on behind the scenes here so stay tuned for more projects soon.

I am also entering this in the May Mini Album Makers Challenge. Be sure to check them out too!

Eileen Hull Sizzix - Journal Die (Sizzix / SSS )
Stitched Oval (Sizzix / SSS)
Tim Holtz Strip Die - Butterfly Frenzy retired

Tim Holtz Cling Foam - Cutout Floral
Tim Holtz - Ornate Trims

mat board
Ranger Distress Spray Stains - Antique Linen, Tarnished Brass
Ranger Distress Paint - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Picket Fence
misc. brown/ tan acrylic paints
Ranger Archival Ink - Tree Branch, Coffee
Ranger Distress Crayon - Vintage Photo
ready made Midori size insert
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Paper Dolls, Small Talk Snarky Stickers

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)


  1. I love this! You did a great job.

  2. Lisa, I love the delicate stamping on this! You did an amazing job with neutrals, and I'm thrilled you shared your journal cover with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  3. Oh how I love this cover Lisa!!! The use of the floral foam stamps is incredible!!! We would love to have you share with us at Mini Album Makers. Find the rules:
    Hugs, Autumn

  4. Absolutely adore the whole design of this gorgeous journal Lisa! Such delicate stamping and a beautiful use of all the die cuts. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  5. Lisa, the neutral colours work so well and the very subtle oval you created really gives those beautiful flowers a chance to shine. I love the sentiment too, it could have been written for me - lol!!

    Thanks so much for joining us a Mini Album Makers with your beautiful journal. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Very pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!


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