Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Purple, Orange, Green! Eek! It's Halloween!

 Howdy!  It is time for another Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge!  Sara Emily has us creating for Halloween this time around with the Purple, Orange, Green! Eek! It's Halloween! challenge!  Here is how she describes the challenge: 

 " I love Halloween, and I would love to see your vintage or shabby chic Halloween creations, whether it be a card, tag, canvas, or any other make! If Halloween is not your cup of tea, simply use the colors purple, orange and green on your project to play along."

I have anxiously awaiting these flowers from the new Stampers Anonymous Dearly Departed set.  I could envision them cut out and colored.

 I decided to create a Halloween card for my daughter.  I started with stamping the flowers twice in black ink.  I colored with watercolor pencils and waterbrush.  I colored with dye inks on another set which was a softer effect.  

I inked up the background stamp with crackling campfire with a spritz of shimmery pearl and created a background.  I then colored some baubles with copic markers and added them for accents.

These flowers are beautiful and can be used for so many different projects, here is how it looks without the sentiment.

Please come join us in the fun and share your Halloween project! 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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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Floating in the Clouds

The skies have been changing and we are seeing more clouds along with our cooler weather.  This had be me inspired to play with a new stencil from Darkroom Door  Cloud Set.  

 

 The stencil is fun because it comes with the mask along with the cut out stencil of two sizes of the clouds.  I used the smaller clouds to create a mini card that can be tucked into a gift bag.  


I also used both sizes to create a background of clouds floating behind the flowers:


I created masks of the Thistles to mask them and sponge on the clouds behind the flowers.  I decided to use a mix of a soft pink with brown to create the outlines of the clouds.

My final card used the masking to stamp music in the clouds along with sponged edges.  The bird was colored with watercolor pencils and the flowers stamped in two tones and then cut out to layer with the bird over the clouds. 

Happy Sunday to you! 


Suzz 

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Gerbera Daisies

 Hi!  I hope you are having a beautiful weekend.  The sun is shining and the air is crisp.  I decided to play with my new Darkroom Door Gerbera Daisy Stamps and share a few cards! 

The flower comes in two sizes and it inspired me to create two variations of the same card using the different size flowers.


I started with stamping the flower multiple times and sponging the color (Distress Inks) and sponging a brown distress ink around the edges.  I then cut them into multiple layers.  The second flower was stamped in a soft orange. 

I stamped the center of the large flower in brown ink. I added glass seed beads which were sprayed with distress ink to color them to coordinate. 

I decided to pair the flowers with stems from another flower stamp set. And ink up the flowers with a vermillion red.  I then colored with watercolor pencils and a water brush. 

A sweet card to bring a little sunshine to someone as the weather changes and cools! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Suzz

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fall Foliage

 The winds have shifted and the cool air has arrived.  The trees are starting to put on their fancy outfits and give us a spectacular fashion show.  This time around at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge Jenny is challenging us with "Fall Foliage"

This is how she describes the challenge: 

"According to most search engines the Fall season has officially begun so we should be starting to see the emergence of all those beautiful Autumnal colours, unless Mother Nature throws us a curve ball! Let's celebrate them anyway by creating a vintage or shabby chic project in traditional Fall shades that includes some form of foliage like leaves, berries and so on."



 
What better way to celebrate fall than to use the new Autumnal Leaves Die cuts and cut some translucent leaves from Yupo paper. 

The leaves were die cut from the Yupo paper and then I happily played with mixing a variety of fall colors form the Alcohol Inks. I used a variety of the colors. 

I stamped over the large leaf with text using a lovely coordinating color.  

The background is a stencil emulating burlap and burlap along with some fine splattering.  The Paper Doll was colored to coordinate.  I couldn't resist the snarky sticker as her expression looks like my kids did when I asked for one more picture. 

Please come share your fall foliage with us!  The Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall winner earning an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog and there are also badges for three additional outstanding entries. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Ladies in Hats

 Hi! I am back to share a new filmstrip stamp from Darkroom Door called Ladies in Hats!


The filmstrip contains a variety of fashionable ladies showing off their hats.  

 I paired them with the background stamp of the newsprint which had an ad for the Fashion Academy which I thought was perfect for these fine ladies.  I added a few handmade flowers by twisting up some trim with a few hatpins holding it in place.  I added a vintage button as the centers and some glittery buttons mixed into the background.

I loved the striking effect of the filmstrips in black and white and decided to create a few more cards with no color.  I think it is very elegant using the  black and white combination.

I thought wouldn't it be fun to have some baby cards to give someone as a little tag on a gift or just as a little note of inspiration.



For more inspiration you can visit the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Suzz 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Staying in the Background

 Welcome back to another Funkie Junkie Challenge!  This time it hosted by the wonderful Cec and she is challenging us to Staying in the Background.   This is how she describes the challenge:

"My challenge to you is to create your own background and use it in a shabby chic or vintage project - no pre-printed patterned paper this time. You can create the background in any number of ways and it can be simple or intricate. Using embossing folders. stencils, dies, stamps, washi tape, paints, inks or a gel press are just a few ideas. Make sure you give a brief description of how you created your background in your post."

Well I love a good background either stamped or mixed media. My problem is I never want to cover it up!  

I wanted to try to do something in shades of green and pulled out the gradient square stencil as I have never used it on anything.

I played around with a mix of stamping tiny text as a whole sheet of rubber of different versions of a sprayed/embossing paste mixes of the diamonds. 

For my card I took a remnant of something I was playing with.  I sprayed through the stencil and it was very messy and the squares became indistinct.  I then used another sheet of cardstock to pick up the excess.  

After it dried I then stamped over a piece and cut off a scrap which became a panel in my background. 

I stamped a mix of brown and green ink for the circle and cut it out.  I stamped over that the watch hand in brown.  I then attached my panel and circle together with a bit of design tape and put them onto a white cardstock background. 

Next I stenciled embossing paste over all the layers and waited for it to dry and sponged brown ink over the embossing. 

I added a double flower with some stamping and twine to finish the card. 

Here is an alternative background using the same tools: 



I stamped the circle over the stenciled background and enhanced with some watercolor pencil around the edges.  I layered more design tape over the image. 

I originally started the challenge with the idea to create my own pattern paper.


I stamped a mix of the roses with text on white cardstock.  I colored with watercolor pencils.  I then took the brick stencil and softly sponged brick around the images.  

I added touches of clear embossing on the flower to help with the glossy effects and also added water drops using glossy medium. 

The butterflies were to add depth and make my background a backround. :)  

Come show us your backgrounds!  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge 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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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Feathered Friends

 Hi!  I have a post over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog today showcasing a few cards with Feathered Friends and lots of Idea-Ology goodies.

If you want the details and to see the  other cards in the series please pop over here

Have a beautiful Saturday!

Suzz