Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Stencil Mania

Welcome back to another Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge.  This time Jenny is hosting a fabulous challenge to use our stencils called Stencilmania.

Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Stencils are such versatile tools - you can add colour through them, add texture and patterns with them, draw with them, emboss with them, print with them and so much more. So for this challenge we want you to get creative with your stencils, adding as many layers as you dare to create a vintage or shabby chic project to share with us all."

Well.... I had tons of stenciled art laying around my craft desk as I had been playing with different ideas for a variety of challenges. 

I decided to take a few similar toned pieces that I had created previously and create a few more.

I started with one of my index cards created previously and cut it up.  I then took a second one and cut that up.  I created a new background using a embossed background and sponged blue ink over the background to create a third layer.

To finish it off I created a background and stamped the script and then embossed with translucent embossing paste over that.

I layered the bits and pieces together.  I then wanted a focal point so I pulled out the professor to add a fun touch to the card.

For my second card I masked off some areas of the card and used the stencil to add a flowery section.
This one just received a sponging of dye ink across the center and some stamped script in a softer tone of ink.

I then stamped and layered the flying bees along with a pretty sentiment.

I hope you will hop over and check out the magic the rest of the design team created using the stencils. The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, 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

Products:
Mummy
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can,
Wendy Vecchi Dyeable Ink -Acorn

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

With This Ring

Hi!  I am hosting the challenge this time at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The challenge is "With This Ring".   Here is what inspired the challenge:

"Summer is a traditional time for weddings. This year we have seen many of the celebrations become virtual, rescheduled or limited to few people participating. We as craft makers can still share our art with the happy couples by creating something beautiful to celebrate their special occasion. I challenge you to create something celebrating a wedding, it can be anything including: layout, card, decor, or gift."

I created a series of wedding cards for my daughter to pick from for friends of hers that are getting married in the next few weeks.  I am sharing those cards on Saturday at the Funkie Junkie Boutique for the Saturday Showcase.  I decided to add a few more with a few different styles.

I used some scraps and other bits left out on the table from my previous card making session and created this soft lacy wedding card:
A very traditional card with an embossed background accented with a crochet trim die cut from wax paper.

Layered the flowers with seam binding and added a lovely sentiment along the side. 

Then I decided I wanted something much more mixed media and funky for a different type of wedding. :)

This was made with multiple sprayed backgrounds.  I tore strips of different backgrounds and taped them together onto another sheet of cardstock.  The hearts were die cut from those taped together backgrounds. 

I placed it on a stenciled background with embossing paste and splatters of coordinating spray inks.

I hope this has you inspired to create a wedding based project and you can join us in the fun. 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 gift certificate for a 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

Products:
Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text
Ranger Archival Ink - Vibrant Fuchsia, Pink Peony
Wendy Vecchi White embossing Paste 
Ranger Layering Stencil - Bouquet
Ranger Layering Stencil - Splatters
Prima Marketing Flowers Coastal Surf 
Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic Susie
Rayon Seam Binding
Ranger Dylusions Shimmer Spray - Peony Blush
Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Spiced Marmalade 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Crochet Die

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Christmas in July

How about a cool down?  We are experiencing very warm temperatures right now and the challenge at The Funkie Junkie is just the trick to take us to cooler temperatures.  The talented Cec is leading the challenge this time and she has challenged us to "Christmas in July"!  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"If you are like me, you are anxious for 2020 to be over and done with. To speed things up let's pretend Christmas is around the corner even though it is only July and get a start on creating shabby chic or vintage inspired cards. This challenge is all about cards so please save other Christmas creations for later."

I have to admit that I always order the Christmas stamps, stencils and dies when they come out but end up sometimes not getting to use everything from the release during the holiday season. I was happy to pull out a few things that never got used! 

I was scrolling through pinterest for a few ideas of things that were Christmas related.  I saw a beautiful card that had die cut Christmas greens.  That had me foraging through my pattern papers and dies to see what I could come up with. 

Along the way I thought what about the Christmas design tape?  I hadn't used it and wanted to play with it so I pulled it out.  I decided to take some scrap cardstock and tape it up to cut some pretty flowers and leaves.
Here are the leftover pieces.  Which I haven't discarded as I can either find smaller dies or use the scraps of design tape on other cards.


I also cut out random leaves and flowers from the Holiday Wallpaper.  


Here are the leaves and flowers left over from the cards.  They are very pretty and will be stored for future accents. 


After I had my various bits I then created two backgrounds for my card with the layering stencils and the crackle embossing paste. 


I stamped the vintage Santa and gave him a slight coloring with distress inks.  The rest was just layering up the cards and stamping and attaching a sentiment.

I hope this has you feeling the chilly wintery breezes and inspired to play along! The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, 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

Products:
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Plaid,
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Festive
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die - Funky Foliage 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies - Wildflowers
Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies - Holiday Greens
Ranger Texture Paste Crackle
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - Aged Mahogany, Black Soot 
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays - Aged Mahogany
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Hickory Smoke
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Christmas Design Tape
Stampers Anonymous Rubber Stamps - Yuletide
Stampers Anonymous Rubber Stamps - Watercolor Trees
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Christmas Worn Wallpaper

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Flowers

 Happy Saturday!  The whole design team at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog is sharing a special Saturday Showcase!  Everyone is creating a tag with flowers to share with you.  Hop over here to see all the wonderful inspiration.
The challenge was to be inspired by flowers and create a tag.  I love these flower stamps by Dina Wakely as they are outline stamps and you can use different prints, stamps, or coloring to fill the inside of the flowers.


 I knew I wanted to use up some of my index cards from the Positively Pensive challenge. I had created probably 30 index card backgrounds.  :)  I don't usually put all my scraps up on the blog unless they end up in a project or have some type of technique. 

I had spent some time mixing paints (new dylusion paints and distress ink paints) on my craft mat  and then picking up the paint colors on index cards.   I swirled together the colors and then used an acrylic block to ink it up and put it on the cards or I placed the cards directly into the paint on my craft mat.

For this index card, I painted the background with a bright pink.  I let it dry completely and then painted over with a stencil partially using a light orange color.  After that dried I outlined the painted area with a ball point pen on some of it to give it extra texture.

I used all my different painted backgrounds to create my flowers and leaves. I stamped the flowers and petals on different sections of the painted cards and cut them out to layer them. 


Here are the remnants of the petals and leaves stamping and cutting. I was using up almost every piece of about 4 index cards of paint. 

After that it was a matter of just putting the petals on a base flower. I used glue dots to attach the base of each petal to layer them and create a 3D flower.  I then used another inky background as the base for my flowers.  I stamped the flowers onto the background to give me a placement and then built out the flowers.

I finished the tag with the lovely sentiment that comes with the stamp set and stamped it on the same background as the tag and cut it out and layered it in.

Thanks for stopping by to see the flowers!

Suzz

Products:
Dina Wakley - Always Flowers Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Dylusions Paints - Bubble Gum Pink, Vanilla CustardBalmy Night, Lemon Zest
Ranger Ink Paints - Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - Bouquet
Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Antique Linen, Milled Lavender
Dina Wakley White Gesso

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cattywampus

Hi!  Welcome back for another fun challenge from the Funkie Junkie Boutique Team!  The talented Sara Emily is hosting and she gave us a wonky challenge this week called Cattwampus:

"Cattywampus is a funny sounding southern slag term I hear a lot around the house. According to the On Line Slang Dictionary it has several meanings including "appearing off center, diagonal from, crooked or not level, appearing askew, tilted or lopsided". Taking inspiration from any one of these definitions, include something cattywampus in your vintage or shabby chic project. Be sure to tell us what that cattywampus thing is; we might miss it!'"

I knew I wanted to play with diagonal  on a tag and here is what I ended up with:


I started with drawing a line on a diagonal and  using that as my guidance.  I then stenciled the numbers using the crackle paste. I stenciled the left side as you would expect and then flipped the stencil upside down and stenciled the numbers the right side.

After everything dried I spritzed with antique linen and milled lavender.

I repeated the process on the butterflies to put them on the angle in the split colors and stenciling.

I then added a few wildflowers in alternating colors and the sentiment.

Here are two other tags with backgrounds using the diagonal approach:


These used two opposing stencils and stronger colors for more of a contrast.



While making my first tag I was picking up excess ink and happen to get a shadow print from the wildflowers on the card.  I decided to  use that to make a quick card.  I added a hint of the butterflies by sponging over the die cuts. 


Thanks for stopping by!  Come share your Cattywampus inpsired projects with us!  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

Products:
Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - Digits
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - Dashes
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - stripes
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Antique Linen, Milled Lavender, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs, Salty Ocean
Ranger Archival Ink - Pebble Beach
Sizzix - Wildflowers Die (I couldn't find the one I used but the new one has a similar shape)
Sizzix - Detailed Butterflies Mini 
Idea-Ology - Antiquated Gems 
Idea-Ology Baubles
Ranger Texture Paste Crackle

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Positively Pensive


Today is Ballpoint Pen day!  I am hosting the challenge this time around at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and it is called: "Positively Pensive" in celebration of Ballpoint Pen Day!

Here is how I described the challenge:

The challenge is to thoughtfully use a ballpoint pen on your project.  You can doodle, journal, sketch or trace an outline using any color ballpoint pen on your art.  Create a vintage or shabby chic project with some form of ink from a ballpoint pen and if it isn't obvious how it was used make sure to tell us in your post!


Because I knew I wanted to play around and try some different ideas I decided to create Index Card Art.  It led to so many fun backgrounds I ended up with a variety of ideas, and pieces for future art!


I first created a variety of backgrounds: 
 I used the new dylusions paint on some of my background. I couldn't find my gel plate so I used my craft mat and acrylic blocks to try for a mix of colors.  I then used various tops to trace circles with my black ball point pen.

Then I used a stencil to overlay a pretty yellow on hot pink!
 After it dried I traced the outline with the black pen.  I love the effect it reminded me of a hawaiin shirt!
 I used a lot of number stencil backgrounds with distress oxides to vary the intensity and color of the numbers over the index card.  I thought it would be fun to parallel lines with the header line on the index card.

Then I thought what if I traced the outlines of the stencil onto the card directly?  So I traced the pattern and then sponged in the colors and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  That way I could put on another color and not worry about the overlay of the ink. 
For this one I just mixed together some stamping with a little doodling. 


 Then I thought why not draw something...


 I drew a few dragonflies and inked them up and even frosted one of them with a shimmery embossing powder.  The butterfly was die cut and painted.  I wrote words about the butterfly and summer.

I had played in an interpretative paint challenge before and decided to try it again with one of my inky backgrounds.

A few more backgrounds with a stencil and handwritten notes. 

 and finally a few more index cards turned into small cards:

The professor peeking out of a lined card: 

 Well I hope this has you wanting to get out your ballpoint ink pen and play along! 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

Products:
Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text 
Stampers Anonymous - Flower Shop
Stampers Anonymous - Faded Type
Stampers Anonymous - Glitch 1 
Stampers Anonymous - The Professor 2
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Tim Holtz Digits
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil #47
Stampers Anonymous Stencil Tim Holtz Rosette
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Latticework
Ranger Distress Oxide - Iced SpruceBroken China 
Ranger Archival Ink - Saffron, Jet Black,
Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays - Picked Raspberry
Ranger Distress Sprays - Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender,  Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed
Dylusions Paints - Blue Hawaiin, Bubblegum Pink, Vanilla Custard, Balmy Night
Sizzix Die Cut - Wildflower
Idea-Ology - Antiqued Gems
Prima Arts Basics Heavy White Gesso 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Tickled Pink

Hi!  Glad it is finally Wednesday and we have a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!     Maggi is hosting us this time and she has challenge us with "Tickled Pink".

Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Design a vintage or shabby chic project using the color pink. You may use other colors as accents, but, pink must be predominant. There are many shades of pink ranging from fuschia to soft baby pink so let your pink imagination go wild"

I have been wanting to try a wall hanging and decided to use this challenge to mix and match some pieces. 


I am not going to share too much about my project because I am going to be sharing the details on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog on Saturday for the Saturday Showcase.

Just a few close up photos of my favorite pieces:
The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text Urban Elements Seth Apter Inkz

 I love this and think I am going to reproduce it for a card front:
The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text Urban Elements Seth Apter Inkz

I hope you are feeling pink inspired and want to join us in the fun!  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.

Please be Safe!

Suzz

Products:
Ranger Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Seth Apter Ink Sprays - Izink - Antique Pearl,  Izink Dye Spray - Grenadine
Ranger Archival Inks - Watering Can, Pebble Beach
Stampers Anonymous - Flower Shop
Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text 
Stampers Anonymous - Baroque
Stampers Anonymous - Urban Elements 
Stampers Anonymous - Field Notes
Prima Art Basics Heavy White Gesso
Sizzix - Thinlits Mini Detailed Butterflies
Sizzix - Thinlits Chapter 2 Crochet 
Sizzix - Tattered Butterfly
Ranger Mini Layering Stencils #47 
Ranger Layering Stencil - Nordic
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Worn Lipstick, Ground Espresso
Ranger Distress Texture Paste - Crackle 
Dina Wakely Blank Media Tape
Ranger Embossing Powder Clear
Ranger Embossing Powder - White
Ranger Distress Tattered Rose Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Ink
Idea-Ology Display Hanger 
Idea-Ology Hitch Fasteners