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

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Oh Man!

Welcome back to another Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  The talented Jenny is the host for the challenge this time and she is challenging to think masculine with a "Oh Man!" challenge.  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Fathers Day may be a way off yet but there are always other occasions and reasons for making something for the men in our lives. For this challenge create something which you feel has a more masculine look."

I decided to have the professor as my focal point in a fun flip book!



 I have been having so much fun with my new stamps.  There is nothing like inking up and stamping on all different shapes and sizes!  I stuck with a series of more male related colors like blue, green and a deep plum all aged with distress inks.

I started with a few die cuts and then cut random shapes and sized to layer.  I laid them out on the table and tried different combinations until I got the layers I wanted.  Once I had that I started stamping images.

I took all these photos of the flip pages and just realized I didn't flip the little butterfly down to show you the bigger butterfly. :)  So I will show you what the page behind the big butterfly looks like.


I took and created a little tab with a little pocket and some circles stamped and cut out to create my mask for my professor.  :)


 When you flip that down you see the professor and I clipped him to a timekeeper clock with a tiny clip. 

When you flip that you get to another short tab:


A fun circle with a game spinner and the label that folds over to the other side.

 I kept using the same colors and variations of the stamped images to add a different view.


The last tag is stenciled with embossing paste and stamped over with text. 

The reverse flip goes like this:

The back side of the last tag.  I inked up all the tiny text with a few pulled out of the sheet.  I stamped them onto a inky background. 

The english gentlemen (from an old Stampers Anonymous set made it on the tags in two different sizes)  I have him in a cling mount and wood mount set. ;)


Then I had the back of the timekeeper die which I didn't show again.  And then onto the umbrella man.


 Then the short tag with the circles. (I stamped these twice to make sure the circle was full on both sides of the tag.


And back to the butterflies:
To the back of the baby butterfly. 

I put them all together with an accordion fold:

I used a clip to get it to hold the fold to start with:
I hope this having you thinking of masculine inspired projects to share 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.  There are always good deals at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and Linda and her team are busy working away and getting orders out to everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and please keep safe!

Suzz

Products:
Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous Glitch 1
Stampers Anonymous Professor 2
Stampers Anonymous Field Notes
Ranger Mini Layering Stencils #48
Ranger Archival Inks - Thistle, Bluebird, Fern Green,
Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Ground Espresso
Sizzix Timekeeper
Sizzix Tattered Butterflies
Idea-Ology - Game Spinner
Idea-Ology - Machinery Head
Idea-Ology - Tiny Clips

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sew Sweet

Welcome back to another fun Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  This time the challenge is called "Sew Sweet"  and is hosted by the talented Cec.  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Create a shabby chic or vintage project with a sewing theme incorporating items and/or images related to sewing - think rubber stamps of sewing machines or dress forms e.g., fabric, pattern tissue and even notions such as buttons, zippers, thread, etc."
Stampers Anonymous Faded Type Stampers Anonymous Professor 2 Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I decided to go a different route and use the professor and layer him  up with some sewing embellishments.

Stampers Anonymous Faded Type Stampers Anonymous Professor 2 Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I created the background on the card by spritzing some leather cardstock with antique linen spray.

After it dried I sponged on brown dye ink using the stencil.  While it was wet I heat embossed with embossing glaze. 

I wanted to show you how the embossing glaze adds texture and depth of color.  I stamped the same image in brown archival ink and then sprinkled on the embossing glaze.  
Stampers Anonymous Faded Type Stampers Anonymous Professor 2 Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text For The Funkie Junkie Boutique


You can see the paper wasn't dry from my first coat of antique linen spray so the entire image was glazed with the embossing glaze.  It made it much more rich in color. 
Stampers Anonymous Faded Type Stampers Anonymous Professor 2 Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I ended up creating various pieces and created two cards with my tailor? :) .  The background faded type is stamped on a pattern paper from a robe pattern.

I pulled from the snaps, ribbon spools and safety pins to accent my cards.

I hope you can play along and share your sewing goodies!  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 keep safe!


Suzz

Products:
Stamper Anonymous - Faded Type
Stamper Anonymous - Professor 2
Stamper Anonymous - Tiny Text
Ranger Archival Ink - Cobalt, Coffee, Jet Black, Light House
Ranger Distress Spray - Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Oxide - Ground Espresso 
Ranger  Mini-Laayerining Stencil #30
Embossing Glaze - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Leather Cardstock

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Saturday Showcase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hi!  Happy Saturday!  I am highlighting the adorable Sizzix Zoo Friends Dies at The Funkie Junkie Boutique today. 


I shared a series of packages decorated with these adorable dies.  If you want to see the full collection pop over to the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Please keep safe! 

Suzz

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mother's Love

Hi!  Welcome back to another fabulous challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Today's challenge is hosted by Sara Emily and she has challenged us to create inspired by "A Mother's Love".  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"A mother's love can mean so many different things to different people. With this challenge I invite you to take some time to reflect on what it means for you and create a vintage or shabby chic project for your mother or a special woman in your life to let them know how much you love them. Be sure your project has the word "love" somewhere on it where it will be noticed."

Stampers Anonymous Faded Text Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text Stampers Anonymous Glitch For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

A perfect challenge with Mother's Day peeking around the corner and a way for us to highlight how our mother's inspire, challenge, teach, and just love us with all their heart.  


Stampers Anonymous Faded Text Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text Stampers Anonymous Glitch For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

My mom may not have been able to always show her love in the ways that maybe other moms did, but she did love us with all her heart.   This inspired a mix of stamping and layering to collage a mother inspired hearts and love.  One of my mother's favorite expressions was "You make me Happy in my Heart" when we had done something special for her.  I always try to showcase that with a few heart related images.

This card started with the stamped circle in a soft distress oxide gray.   I layered design tape and then added the pops of candied apple red with the stamped circles.

Next I hand cut a series of hearts and stamped them with text and coordinating red ink.   I added a sweet sentiment cut and staggered.  I finished with 29 as a remembrance to my mom. 

I hope this has you inspired to come join 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.

Please keep safe!

Suzz

Products;
Stampers Anonymous - Faded Type
Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous - Glitch 1
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - Hickory SmokeCandied Apple
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Idea-Ology - Design Tape 
Idea-Ology - Machinery Heads
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Tiny Attacher 
Idea-Ology - Label Tape

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Handwritten Script

I have always loved handwritten script. Stamps or stencils they all give a layer of texture and depth to a background.  This post is highlighting a new large stencil from Darkroom door called Handwritten script. 

I started with a mix of the handwritten script with a soft green dye ink sponged onto the background. 
 Then I layered the lavender stencil with white embossing paste.  I let it dry and sponged a soft purple dye ink over the embossing paste. 

I stamped the sentiment onto tissue paper and glued it to the front and then added a few vellum dragonflies with some serious bling.

Next up is a card created from journal ledger paper.
 The handwritten script was embossed using white embossing paste.  I sprayed and misted brown ink over the background.

I stamped the postcard image onto another scrap from the same journal paper.  I folded it over to create a little pocket.  I stamped a flower to put in the pocket and added a bird and label with the sentiment stamped inside.

My next card was made from scraps. (My favorite kind of way to pull together bits and pieces)

 I started with a watery script from cleaning up the stencil.  I layered on a base with the same watery stencil image.

I layered in some labels stamped and cut out previously and added a flower created for the previous card.

Finally a dreamy sunny card using the warm wishes flowers.

This one had a spritzed background using the stencil and a distress oxide ink.  After it dried the flowers were inked up with distress oxide and spritzed with water and stamped.  

The sentiments were stamped along the stems and the bees added for movement.

I hope you are all keeping safe and using this time to spend with your family (the ones who are staying at home with you) and crafting.

Suzz

Products:
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Handwritten Script
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Lavender
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set - Warm Wishes
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set - Buzzing Bees 
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set - Garden Greetings
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set - Lots of Labels
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set - Number Medley 
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set - Wings
Sentiment Strip - Dream Big
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp - Robin 
Darkroom Door Frame Stamp - Postcard 
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber
Ranger Archival Ink - Pale Ochre, Coffee, Pebble Beach, Jet Black
Ranger Distress Ink - Wild Honey
Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays - Fossilized Amber
Ranger Distress Spray - Walnut Stain

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Aprils Showers Bring May Flowers

Hi!  Today I am sharing my project for the next Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge called "Aprils Showers Bring May Fowers". 

The challenge is hosted by Maggi and here is how she describes the challenge:

"Design a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates a wet "something" with flowers. Examples: Stenciled or doodled raindrops, water distressed or crumpled paper,  Tim Holtz's Umbrella Man, you get the idea, just have something that represents wet. Then, add some flowers to your project."



I went searching for inspiration on Pinterest.  I saw some beautiful mixed media flowers on a painted canvas.  I decided to try to interpret that into a card that could be sent to someone.


I started with making a background of sponged distress inks.  I wanted to be able to flick water over the surface and give water spots.

I then stamped a little of the ground using a stamp from the new Flower Garden.  I found a bit of textured ribbon that I cut into strips for my stems.  I added a hint of shadowing with some watercolor pencils.

I then took and cut and tore shapes from a stamped inky background and the Stamperia House of roses scraps.  I distressed all edges and sponged with brown dye ink.

I waited a day and decided to add a little bit more to my mixed media pieces:


I was quite pleased with my little flower garden and maybe I will attempt a canvas with large flowers next!

Please use this time to craft and if you are inspired come play along in the challenge with us.   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, and I send my thoughts and prayers that everyone is keeping safe and healthy!


Suzz

Products:
Stampers Anonymous - Flower Shop
Stampers Anonymous - Faded Type
Stamperia House of Roses Paper
Ranger Distress Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Walnut Stain
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, Cornflower Blue
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays - Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch