Wednesday, January 20, 2021

So Delicate

 Time for another beautiful challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  This time Jenny is challenging us with So Delicate.  Here is how she describes the challenge:

 "Although it's not always evident in my projects, I have a real passion for delicate laces, fragile flowers, fine stitching, intricate artwork and exquisite architecture. For this challenge create something delicate or a vintage/shabby chic project that features delicate things in it."

I have been wanting to play some with the beautiful background stamps from the Tapestry set.  I decided to create a series of ATC's using the stamp and embossing on vellum and a paper bag. 

The first ATC has strips stamped on vellum and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then strips were ripped and attached to a white base. 

Then layers of flowers were attached with a big bow of twine.  To finish it the word Love was stamped in speckled egg and attached with a few mirror hearts. 

The next ATC used an ivory embossing powder and vellum to stamp a background panel and the butterfly.  

The ATC has a big ivory bow tied to the middle and the butterfly was cut out and attached behind the bow.  It couldn't shine without me cutting it in half and strategically placing it behind the bow.  A textured resin heart with a rub on of the word love was placed in the center. 

For my final ATC I switched things up and stamped on a piece of a brown paper bag.


I partially stamped the tapestry and embossed with ivory embossing powder.  Then a layer of die cuts and a metal heart were added for a focal point. 

Come share your delicate art with us!   The Design Team will choose their four top picks who will receive badges to display on their blog in recognition of their outstanding contributions and one overall winner will receive the $25 gift certificate to go on a spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Put a Good Word In

 Happy New Year!  Cec has challenged us to Put a Good Word In for the new year with for the first challenge of the new year at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! Here is how she describes the challenge: 

"Create a shabby chic or vintage projects that includes a word or words that are positive or happy or uplifting in nature. Single words or sentiments/quotes can be used. Given what we have all been through for the last months nothing sad or negative please."

I have been wanting to play with my new Specimen stamps and couldn't wait to stamp the butterfly.  I used Victorian Velvet and Pebble Beach for my color palette.  

There is something about the soft hues blended with a mix of shimmer spray (Antique Pearl) and frosted crystal embossing powder to amp up the soft colors. 

I started with sponging the Victorian velvet over the Deco layering stencil.  I than stamped the tapestry using the pebble archival ink. 

After I finished that background I cut out a tag shape to create my background. 

Next I stamped the butterfly using the same ink and colored with a hint of Victorian Velvet. 

I then inked up the doily with the velvet and antique linen and sprayed with a shimmery pearl inky spray. 

I layered on a few accents that were painted white with gesso and sponged with coordinating colors.  

My sentiment that represents the good is to remember to have a greatful heart.  This is something I try to remember each day. 

Please join us in the challenge!   Our challenge has changed slightly.   

"Since this is a new year we have decided to change up the prize package slightly. Beginning with this challenge the Design Team will choose their four top picks as they always do but the overall winner will receive the $25 gift certificate to go on a spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We will not have a Guest Designer going forward; instead all four top picks will receive badges to display on their blogs in recognition of their outstanding contributions."

Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year!

 I want to wish you all a very happy holiday!  I am wishing a blessed New Year to everyone in hopes that 2021 will bring us only better times. 


I have had the beautiful poinsettia stamp from Stampers Anonymous and couldn't wait to play with it.  This is a simple embossed image painted with some inky sprays and splattered with some lovely gold spray and white paint. 

In celebration of the babe born long ago.... Merry Christmas! 


Suzz


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Deck The Halls

 Happy December to you all!  We are celebrating the holidays at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog!  Sara Emily is challenging us to Deck the Halls

Here is how she describes the challenge: 

"For this challenge, we would like to see those vintage or shabby chic Christmas decorations! This is not about Christmas cards this time, but think about tree ornaments, wreathes, vignettes, mantle or table decorations, etc. with a Christmas theme."

 I am currently in the midst of a little home renovation which put my supplies in quite a disarray so I was limited in what I could get my hands on! :) 

It involved a few pads of pattern paper, my big shot and the beautiful elegant poinsettia die.  I sat and cut many many rounds of flowers to create this shabby chic Christmas tree. 


Here is a close up of a few of the flowers.  What you can't see very well is that they are all frosted around the edges with glitter.
The centers are all white buttons from a very big jar of vintage and current buttons.

 The tree was too tall for my regular photo box so outside we went to try to get a picture that showed the tree in it's full glory. 

Please come join in and share your crafted decorations with us in the challenge!  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Suzz

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Time to Be Grateful

 Hi! Welcome back. A very Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S.  I am hosting the challenge this time at The Funkie Junkie Boutique this time around.  I challenge the team with A Time to Be Grateful.

This is how I described the challenge: 

"Around this time of the year when we start to get into the holidays and the rush of everything it is a good time to reflect on what we are grateful for. My challenge to you is to capture that in your art. Show what you are grateful for in any type of project, it could be a journal page,  a card, or anything else that expresses your gratitude. You choose how to show your thankfulness and share it with us."

 

I was inspired by our family gathering on Thanksgiving and how grateful we are all here and healthy.  I decided to create a tablescape using natural bits from outdoors and some fun wood houses from Target.  They were very cheap and  chunky solid unfinished wood. 

They got a lovely coating of white gesso followed by a coat of gold, bronze and a metallique was finish.

Next I went pulled out some paper bags from different shopping expeditions.  They were used to die cut many many leaves. 

 
The leaves were sprayed with a mix of shimmery pearl spray and gold mica.  I also made the mistake of grabbing the tarnished brass on some so we got a mix.  The grainy leaves were cut from kraft cardstock and embossed with embossing paste using the wood grain stencil.  They were sprayed with brown inks sprays and finished with a metallique waxy gold rub.  

The sprayed leaves also got some embossed stamped images using a variety of stamps inked in versamark and heat embossed with different gold embossing powders. 

I wanted to share words inspired by my family and us gathering together, so I stamped a variety of sentiments with versamark and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.


I pulled branches from dried flowers outside and spritzed the ends with the gold mica spray. I sprinkled a charred gold embossing powder on the ends and  heated them up.
I used some metallique wax to add gold highlights to the branches and acorns.

The acorn tops were dabbed with embossing ink and then sprinkled with gold embossing powder. 

I just wanted to show a few different angles of the tablescape because it was hard to get a full shot of how everything came together.

I tried both with a little led lights intermixed and without.  Either way it was fun!


I found it looked better along a white wall to not compete with the neutral tones.


And I took this close up with the flash so you could see the gold embossing on the dried flowers.

Another close up of the pretty lights.

Tablescape from farther away:


Finally all lit up on the Kitchen table.


 Come join us and share what you are grateful for.  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date  at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.. Be safe. 

Suzz

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Celebrate

 Hi!  Time for a new challenge!  Cec is hosting this time and she has challenged us to Celebrate!  Here is how she described the challenge: 

"Your challenge is to create a shabby chic or vintage project to celebrate someone or something special. Since celebrations are happy occasions, your project should be made with lots of happy, bright colours. Keep your dull or neutral colours to a minimum please because as winter approaches we will have lots of that naturally so your bright colours must be predominant."

 

I have to admit I struggled a bit with the bright colors.  I finally decided to create a masterboard background with a mix of colors. 


Here is a bit of the background cut to a tag.  I started by applying the embossing paste through the Ironwork stencil.  I then spritzed and sprayed a mix of reds, purple, pink, orange and yellow all together.  I added some shimmery sprays and then finished it with a salt layer to pool the inks. 


After it dried I die cut a large amount of tissue paper tattered florals and gave them the same treatment.  Inky sprays, salt and shimmery spray all over the flowers and then let them dry.  I then took the flowers and double layered them with a glue dot in the center to make them scrunch up like flowers. 

I traced a heart and used it as my guidance to create my floral heart. 

I hope you enjoyed my celebration of love! Come join us and play along!  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Suzz

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

An Open Book

 Happy Sunday!  I have a new favorite stamp I have been playing with!  I received this stamp from Darkroom Door awhile ago and just have had an opportunity to play with it! 

Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp Mini Open Book


I am a big fan of books and spent many a good hour entranced with books.  When I saw this new mini open book stamp I knew I needed to have it in my collection. :) 


The stamp has two blank pages so I immediately made a mask for each page so I could create my own content on the pages.

I was lucky enough to have several of the other book stamps from Darkroom door and created a background of books to go with the cute boy and the sentiment. 

I also created a tag with a variety of pages for the books:

I stamped three of the books and mixed my images on the pages including overlaying some dashing gents onto the pages. 

Each book was hand cut out and folded up to give the appearance of pages.


Then I wanted a bit of color and thought wouldn't it be beautiful to have butterflies floating out of the pages?  I stamped the butterflies and embossed with black embossing powder. I sponged on the pink and cut them out to bend their wings and have them flying from the pages. 


The background was script randomly stamped in a soft gray color and a few sentiment from the same stamp set the butterflies came from. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my open books! 

Suzz