Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Shimmering Summer Fun

Welcome back to a summery Funkie Junkie challenge.   Janna is the host for The Funkie Junkie Challenge Shimmering Summer Fun!’   Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Use bright summer colors in your project and add some shimmer, shine, or sparkle to it. Does summer make you think of sparkling blue oceans, family vacations, or flowers in full bloom? We want to know, so add some shimmer to your cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and journal spreads. Happy crafting!"

I decided some beautiful yellows, oranges and white would bring on the heat.

I created a vignette shrine with some beautiful shimmery summery background.

I used a mix of inks to ink up a watercolor paper background and line the inside of the shrine.

The flowers were also cut from the same background paper and the paper flowers were dipped and soaked in the inky goodness. 

For my shimmer I added splatters of shimmery white spray and little gems.  I hope this has you inspired to play along with us!

The overall winner will be offered the 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 be entered into the drawing 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.
 
Keep cool! 
 
Suzz
 
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Funkie and Frilly

 I am back with the newest challenge from The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Teri has challenged us to a Funkie and Frilly Challenge!  

Here is how she describes it: 

"Make a frilly project - add some lace, buttons and other fun embellishments."

This gives you lots of opportunities to explore!  I am calling my project "Broken Promises".  I was thinking about all the mementos kept from lost love.  

 I jotted down some thoughts of things that would be kept.  I thought of faded flowers, love letters, tickets, and trinkets. 

I started with the lovely tapestry stamp.  I inked it up in a soft pink color and repeated the pattern.  Then I decided to go outside and find some roses to dry and add to my project.  I had just trimmed back the roses yesterday so I didn't have anything already faded.  I decided to clip off a stem with a bunch of buds and blooming mini roses.  

I googled how to dry them in the microwave.  It was so easy and took me three minutes.  Basically you just place the flower between two pieces of paper towels place a heavy dish that is microwave safe.  Set the power to defrost and heat it for 1 minute.  Remove the flower and check if it is dry.  If not put it back in and repeat at 30 second intervals.  

When I finished that the flowers didn't match my background so I switched my ink to seedless preserves and got a perfect match. 

I then pulled out a frame cut previously from gold and decided to accent everything in gold.  I stamped a love letter on a piece of tissue paper.  I crinkled it up and sponged a little distress ink and gold highlights.  

After everything was layered together I mounted the card on the ivory cardstock. 

I even took the heart and embossed in gold embossing powder.  The ribbons, lace and twine were sponged with gold ink.

 

A close up of the flowers and how they dried so beautifully.
Hopefully this has you inspired to join us in the challenge!  The overall winner will be offered the 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, June 16, 2021

Silly and Sassy Summer

There is a new challenge - Silly and Sassy Summer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Tera is challenging us to be Silly or Sassy!  Here is how she describes the challenge: 

"Is the summer heat making you feel silly, sassy or snarky? Let use see your silly snarky side. Make a funny, silly, or snarky project showing us a bit of funky or frilly"

I don't mind a bit of sass and decided to create a series of sassy cards to share with my sassy friends! 

 I started with a masterboard created by doing the following: 

1. Embossed script using crackle embossing paste on white cardstock.  I randomly embossed over an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of cardstock. 

2. While that was still wet I sprayed on layers of distress oxide and distress ink sprays along with a shimmer Izink spray.  

3. Let dry.  

4. Pour spots of paint onto a craft mat in dark pink and light pink. Spritz with shimmery white spray. 

5. Place inky side down of background onto pink paint randomly. 

6. After dry I doodled flowers over the background. 

I used a variety of paper dolls and snarky chit chat to add my sass.

I love the vintage photos because they didn't smile in many of them and they look so serious and gives them extra attitude.

These little ATC's are perfect to send out to my sassy friends as a little pick me up.

Please come join us and share your silly or sassy summer.  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, June 2, 2021

I'm Feeling Like Royalty!

 Happy Wednesday!  Today we have a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and I am hosting it.  The challenge is called: I'm Feeling Like Royalty!

Here is the description of the challenge: 

"On June 2,  1953 the then 27 year old Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom.  I thought why not honor this event by having a challenge that includes inspiration from royalty.  Think crowns, castles, elegant and regal patterns, or gilding your project  with touches of gold!  Create a shabby chic or vintage project inspired by royalty!" 

I was thinking of how I was going to approach this challenge when I was having a conversation where I said "She is the Queen Bee"  and that was it. 

I thought of the beautiful layered bee and how to use it in a card inspired by royalty.  I was playing with the Mandala die trying to form a crown.  I cut a little bit of the inside circle to frame the Queens head. 


The background consists of: 

  1. Sheet of Backdrops sponged around the edges with brown dye ink.  Embossed with a touch of gold embossing powder. 
  2. Mandala die cut from white cardstock and misted with a mix of blue and pearl ink spray. 
  3. Die cut the embossed frame from gold paper and emboss with a touch of gold/black embossing powder. 
  4. Die cut the bee from the backdrops paper and sponge the edges with vintage photo and emboss with gold embossing powder. 
  5. Cut the inside ring of the mandala and use as crown for the bee. 
  6. Accent with gems. 
  7. Cut sentiment from Clipping and emboss edges with gold embossing powder. 
  8. Spray flowers to match and accent frames. 
  9. Assemble Card. 

A different angle on the bee and frame:



 

Come join us in the challenge and check out the awesome projects the design team  has created! 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 dropping by! 

Suzz

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

I'm back!

Welcome back!  The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge is back!  With a fabulous new design team (although I am very sad to see some of the design team members leave) and new challenges!  

The first challenge is Anything Goes hosted by the inspirational Jenny Marples!  


I had gotten some of the new wallpapers and other items from the latest Tim Holtz Idea-Ology release and couldn't wait to play with them. 

I started by cutting different shapes with a thin piece of cardboard.   I cut a few tags and a square background.  I painted the worn wallpaper with a thin coat of white paint. 

After it dried I covered the cardboard with the wallpaper.  I then used the flowers to pop up with pop dots and attached them tot he tags.  

I trimmed the edges with some of the linen tape.

I taped on the top tag and attached it using the linen tape.  I added a contrasting sheet of wallpaper behind the tag when it flips open. 

I mixed in some fun ideo-ology charms and remnant rub-ons to finish the accents on the card. I accented the flowers with a few glass seed beads. 

Come play along with us in the new challenge!  You can win a chance to be a Guest Designer 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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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Four Legged Friends

 Happy Saturday!  

I am going to share a card made for friends of ours who recently lost their dog.  



I used this sweet stamp from Prickley Pair called Murphy.  I chose the colors specifically to look like Molly.  This image was closest to how Molly looked. 

I paired it with a set of stamps from My Favorite Things - Critter Condolences. 

The background is stamped with a mix of Versafine Toffee and Ranger Archival Sepia.  I inked with the lighter color first and slightly inked with the darker color overlaid. 

The inside has a lovely sentiment from the condolences set. 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Suzz

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Super Mom

 Hi!  I am back to share a new set of cards for all our wonderful moms or mums out there! 

I just received the lovely Darkroom Door  Sentiment Strip - Mother's Day and decided to create a few Mother's Day cards. 

I pulled out some of the beautiful flowers and the bird stamp to create two different cards with similar components. 

I stamped the bird first on a separate sheet of cardstock. I cut him out with detail scissors and colored with watercolor pencils. 

I stamped the Sentiment Strip along the right side of the background and then layered in a few flowers.  I colored the flowers with water color pencils.  The background was splattered with some inky sprays and then sponged with distress oxide ink. 

I then created my second card.  I started with stamping the bird first.  I could have created a mask for the bird and then stamped the flowers but instead I inked up the flowers without attaching them to a acrylic block.  I just used them by placing the flower where I wanted it and pressing gently on the back to stamp the image and kept the stem up and pressed it down up until the stamped bird image.  Then I picked it up and turned it to finish the stem on the other side of the bird.  

I was pleased with the results. :)  I also did this same layout on the envelope which was very pretty! 

I masked off the rubber sentiment stamp and only inked up the portion I wanted to stamp and then stamped the sentiment on the bottom right of the card front.  

I finished with a few drops of inky spray. The images were all colored using watercolor pencils and waterbrushes. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

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