Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tag It!

 Happy Wednesday!  Time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique called Tag it!  Teri is hosting it and here is her description: 

"Now is the time to be sure you have enough holiday gift tags. Show us you best festive holiday tag."

Who doesn't love a jolly Santa?  This one from Stampers Anonymous captured my eye.  I decided to use him on a tag with lots of pretty die cuts.  But I have a feeling he would be a fabulous tag all by himself! 
The tag started with a repeated text with a lovely red ink.  I originally started with a large tag and decided I wanted to shorten the tag to make Santa shine.  I then stamped santa and colored him with a touch of watercolor pencils.  

I decided I wanted to give him open eyes and added the circles and pupils for his eyes.  I added a twinkle with a white highlight and glossy accents on his pupils. 

I then die cut a variety of holiday greenery.  I sponged them with a mix of green and red dye inks.  I finished with a few bells and ribbon tied into a bow. 

I hope you are excited to play along.  Jump over to the blog to see all the beautiful tags my teamies designed.  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 drawing for the chance to win a $25.00 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 3, 2021

Living Things

 Hi! Today starts a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  The challenge is hosted by me!  I decided to call it Living Things and here is the description: 

"For this challenge the inspiration is animals or any type of living creature that you want to feature on your art!  This will showcase our love for our pets, animals and/or our insect friends!  Include a photo, stamped image, embellishment or pattern paper of a living creature in your art." 

 I have been wanting to play with a new stamp set from Stampers Anonymous that features all kinds of moths.  I decided to use this opportunity to stamp up a series of them on vellum.  

After I stamped them I added color with watercolor pencils and waterbrush.  I then covered them with versamark watermark ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder. 

A set of translucent moths to be used in the future!

The rest of the card was a mix of stamping, die cuts(circles) and sponging and splattering ink.  :)  I hand cut out my set of moths and then had to pick and choose which landed on my card. 

Please come play along with us in the challenge and share your favorite living thing! 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 drawing for the chance to win a $25.00 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, October 20, 2021

Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles?

Welcome back to another Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  The challenge this time is Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles! 

Here is the description of the challenge:

"Halloween is just around the corner and this week we are getting our hands dirty. Will your makes be frightful and ghoulish or will they be cute and get giggles? Add a touch of grunge to your makes. Cards, d├ęcor, scrapbook pages, journal spreads, we want to see it all. We will be most Distressed if you miss out on the spooky cute Halloween fun! Happy crafting!"

 I thought it would be fun to play with some beautiful cathedral windows and make an Arch ATC. I mixed a variety of the seasonal mica sprays, Idea-Ology Layers Halloween Ephemera with some beautiful flowers to make a few different ATCs. 

 

 I first die cut about 4 different arches in white cardstock and kraft cardstock. I ended up cutting some additional backing or structure from a thin cardboard.  I then Sprayed, Sponged, and embossed each one in different shades of gold, brown, and black. 

 

 I embossed the arch with a mix of gold embossing powder and brown glaze embossing.  I sprayed the flowers with a mix of the mica sprays.  I then stamped the sentiments and embossed the key to coordinate. 




The owl fit the sentiment perfectly and made me laugh.  I mixed it with a few of the idea-ology ephemera and more flowers sprayed with a mix of inky sprays. 

Come share your Halloween inspiration with us at the Funkie Junkie Boutique! 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 drawing for the chance to win a $25.00 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, October 6, 2021

Fall Gratitude

 Time for another fun challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  The new challenge is called Fall Gratitude and here is how Teri describes the challenge: 

" I love the concept of Gratitude and being Thankful. Use fall colors and embellishments to create a tag or project expressing gratitude."

I have to admit I have a fondness for the fall and the colors, crisp air and beautiful weather.  Anytime I can stamp, die cut or play with leaf embellishments the art seems to create itself.  I decided to add the sentiment of light the way to show my appreciation to someone who has provided me many inspiration and lights the way for me every day!

I started with a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of white cardstock.  I pulled out a few stencils and used texture crackle paste to stencil on leaves in the background.  While it was still wet I applied the Distress Stain Sprays.


That background paper got lots of use in die cutting extra pieces and stamping my sentiment. I also have a second card base created with the remainder.

I have been getting a lot of use out of my seasonal mica sprays from Ranger I coated all the flowers and background with a few other sprays thrown in. 

Please come join us in the challenge!  There is an opportunity to win a gift card at the Funkie Junkie which always has great deals on a variety of products!  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Tree Bark

 Hi!  I have been busy playing with the new Darkroom Door Release!  There are so many fun stamps.  I had a few samples I created for the Texture Stamp Tree Bark and thought I would share them out to you. 

I started with using the bark as a background to the beautiful butterflies.  I love the sentiment as it is so charming.  

Then I decided to mix up my background and use the texture bark mixed with the coffee stain.

I used the soft antique linen to blend into the background. It almost looks like cloth. 


The next card took me the longest because I wanted to add the feather and spend hours stamping and re-stamping the feather in different colors and then stamping the coffee stain over the feather image and cutting it out to place on the original card.

I knew it wouldn't stamp cleaning onto the bark so I spent the time to create it separately and fussy cut it and place it onto the circle exactly aligned. 

Happy Sunday! 

Suzz

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Chalk it up

Happy Wednesday!  Time for a new challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Laura is hosting the new challenge: Chalk it up and she describes it:

"September is normally when kids head back to school, it when the learning begins again....Create a project about learning, does not have to be a school themed project, learning is not just about books and school, sometimes it learning a new scrapbooking technique, or a cool fact and you must include chalk!  IE - chalk paint, chalk board, actual chalk...."

I have some pretty chalks and hardly ever use them. I decided to play with them and learn some new ways to try them out. 

The first card I stamped in archival ink.  I then used a combination of smearing the chalk inside the lines along with painting with water a bit of the chalk around the edges to add a depth of shadows.   

The chalks come with an applicator which I used to apply the background colors.  I then used a waterbrush to add the darker hues.  

I also added some shading with watercolor pencils on the leaves and some highlights with a white gel pen.  

On my next card I used the chalks to highlight the embossing on the leaves and background.


 I created the background with the texture paste and a stencil.  While it was still wet I spritzed it with distress stain spray.  After it dried I used chalk to rub over the surface in various areas to add a shadow and highlight the embossing. 

For the leaves I also spritzed with a mix of distress stain inks.  After they dried I used a dark chalk rubbed over the surface to accentuate the veins.  

Everything recieved a lovely layer of clear embossing powder to make them shine. 

Please come join 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, September 15, 2021

Twisted Tree

 Hi!  I wanted to share two new cards I created with the Darkroom Door Twisted Tree.  I love this new stamp set!

Some stamps speak to me and this is definitely one of them.  I created two versions of the same card this morning.  I wanted to try it out in a variety of sizes. 

I could see this on an Artist Trading Coin, Tag or ATC.  I used the new masks from Tim Holtz for the Moon and then the Twisted Tree stamps for the Tree, birds and sentiment.  

Very spooky and fun! 

Suzz