Frilly and Funkie - Raise It Up Challenge

Hi there!!

Time for our next challenge at Frilly and Funkie. as always the lovely Linda of the Funkie Junie Boutique is offering up a gift voucher This week our gorgeous hostess is Pamellia and she has chosen the theme:


"I want to see lots of layers, lots of panels and/or lots of elements on your shabby chic or vintage project, BUT they must be raised up! Whether you choose to use pop dots, foam squares, silicone glue or and means of support make sure they stand proud.

Here, I created a vintage, word card:

To 'raise it up' I stared off with two layers of mount board glued together to really get it of the page, but this also allowed a good base to layer other bits under the main piece.

Actually using the elements themselves as the base of support works too, here I used a key from Kaisercraft and a metal embellishment to hold the butterfly. In fact, it's actually raised up again on the string running underneath it.

Other metals were used to add interest, layered amongst the 'gaps' in the support.

I used some Maja Design papers, gesso and Distress Spray to create the old paint splattered look. I find it amazing how the spray on the metal butterfly holds it droplet shape instead of bleeding into a pool.

Yummy, yummy crochet lace (I love adding this stuff into my projects at the moment) was used to add an extra layer and some texture.

Okay now for a quick pic of the build, please bear in mind this was taken by my three year old son, who has completely mastered the skill of our point and shoot camera! Just not quite the art of photography, but we're letting him running around with the camera, collecting his photos, so we have memories of the world seen through his eyes at this amazing age :)

He stands at the window staring at the guys for hours, giving me a play by play report lol!!

Hope you are having a great week so far and I will catch up very soon.
Gee xx


  1. This is beautiful, I love the colors you've choosen, so soft, so vintage. Lots of layers, that's for sure! Hugs! X Sanderijn

  2. Oh, Georgie, I love that vintage looking stunner you've created! Amazing layering and embellishing! I just adore that mesh ribbon! I am completely in love with your awesome card, my friend!
    Hugs! Branka xxx

  3. Love all the layers, you tag is fantastic, Gee! Beautifully executed, as always! Hugs xx

  4. As ever this is another stunner of a creation Georgie. How you balance it all in the middle of chaos is beyond me! LOVE that your mini foreman is keeping a full record of the work in progress. Just wait til he runs around the rest of the house hitting walls with a plastic hammer! Jenny x

  5. Beautiful layers and colors! What a great idea with your three year old and the camera.

  6. Absolutely stunning Georgie, layered up to perfection! I love the look of that crochet lace too :)
    Blimey those look like major works....make sure all your arty stuff is well covered from all that dust!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. Gorgeous! Georgie wonderful layering and embellished beautifully to give a real vintage feel to your word card . adore the colour palette n your creativity with the string .

  8. Fabulous tag. Love the cool blue colour palette and how you pulled the eye right to the centre with that big key and the lovely butterfly. That is terrific that your little guy is taking photos and watching the contractors will be keeping him busy for some time. I agree with Buttons though and you better hide the toy construction tools.

  9. Gorgeous Georgie. You used so many wonderful layers and elements, just stunning. Looks like you have your hands full with all that construction, hang in there kiddo. hugs :)

  10. This is so beautiful Gee, the colours are so soothing, the layers look fabulous and your embellies are just perfect. Loving the little guy's photo, quite the budding photographer. I did smile at your comment about him giving you a blow by blow, I got the same last year when we had our renovations - not from a child though - from the other half who saw himself as the Project Manager! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. beautiful soft colours and lovely layers x

  12. Gorgeous card Georgie! It screems rustic elegance and grace!!! This is why I so love your work, it always radiates with sophistication! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!
    I love the picture your son took and the idea to capture view of the world through his eye and camera! You are one amazing mom!!!
    I wish you speedy construction and low stress if that is even possible! If I had a magic wand I would wave it over your kitchen and you would have your dream kitchen...
    Hugs to you my dear!

  13. Another stunner Gee! I would like to hold this in my hands and ooogle it for hours. So many wonderous layers and elements to this lovely tag. Stupendious sauce! So glad to finally see a pic of your construction. Love that your boy helps out. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  14. Gorgeous card Georgie ! I love the swirl of cord it really creates such fabulous movement ! Looks like you've got your hands full with the builders too ! Sue C x

  15. Oh my goodness, Georgie! Your card is FABULOUS!! I tried counting how many layers there were and I finally gave up-lol! The coloring gives everything a magical feel, and the key and butterfly the perfect focal point. That little bit of lace peeking is so sweet!

  16. Beautiful card Georgie, love your colour palette and all those wonderful layers! The S shape of the string draws the eye perfectly through your card, brilliant touch! Love that your son is taking pics of his world, what a wonderful idea and the kitchen build looks like it is off to a good start :O) Deb xo

  17. very very nice project!!! I love the colors and all elements you have chosen!

  18. Just gorgeous - your layered panels add up to a stunning card, Georgie - beautifully done. Love that your three year old is recording his view of the world...
    Alison xx

  19. This is so beautiful, Georgie! The colors are so dreamy and the layering is gorgeous. The butterfly is exquisite and I love the placement of Memories atop it. :o) Your designs are always so lovely. The picture from your kiddo is marvelous... he has quite the eye already. :o) Wonderful work, as always! I apologize for the huge delay. It's been a tough go for my family so I've been playing catch-up all weekend. Thank you for sticking with me!

    Hugs and blessings,

  20. So, so beautiful!! You've inspired me to try to incorporate more layers into my own cards - more is definitely better!

  21. Oooh! Love those dreamy blue layers!! The build looks as though it's coming on - great to let your son record it!! Chrisx

  22. Beautiful layered card, Georgie! I love the colors, the texture created with paper layers and that fabulous lace and metal pieces. It all makes one lovely composition! I love your idea of turning your son loose with the camera--those photos are sure to be so fun to look back at when he is older for both him and you! Hugs!