Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In the Kitchen

Hi!  It is my turn to host the fun Frilly and Funkie Challenge!  I chose the theme of In the Kitchen for the challenge this time around.

Here is why I chose the challenge of "In the Kitchen":

This time of the year we find ourselves in the kitchen either preparing food for family and friends or just gathering around the kitchen table with family. Your challenge is to incorporate the kitchen somehow in your project. You can use an object from the kitchen in creating your project or you can use a sentiment or image that reflects the kitchen. You decide how to represent being in your kitchen in your art.

Ranger Distress Stain Sprays Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I love using or re-using items from the kitchen and this had me thinking of salt, recipes, old cookbooks, foil, wax paper, spoons, forks, etc.


I decided to use some beautiful backgrounds I created awhile ago using salt.  I love this technique!

I started with some heavy duty mixed media cardstock.  I laid it out on my desk and then I pulled out a variety of the Ranger Distress Stain Sprays.


Ranger Distress Stain Sprays For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I sprayed on a mix of blues, browns and greens.  Create pools of color randomly on the surface.  Next take your salt and liberally cover areas of the paper.

The salt will absorb the ink and create punches of color all over the paper.  Now you have to be very patient and wait for it to dry.  You can use your heat gun to expedite but be careful as you can scorch your paper. (Don't ask this impatient person how we found that out!)

Best to walk away and let this dry overnight.   The next day you can use a plastic ruler to scrape off all the dried on salt from the paper.

Ranger Distress Stain Sprays For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
After I scrapped off the excess I thought look at all that beautiful color in the salt..... So of course I took that salt and randomly scattered it over the surface of a new sheet of mixed media paper and re-activated the inks with spritzing it with water.  That turned out like this:

Ranger Distress Stain Sprays Versamark For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
(Clear Embossed)

After the pieces dried completely they will soften in color and intensity.  I wanted to bring back that color so I covered the surface with versamark and heate embossed with clear embossing powder.

On another piece I covered it with clear rock candy glaze to see what it would look like:


Ranger Distress Stain Sprays  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Glaze (Rock Candy)


I think the clear embossing powder makes it look like a glorious marble tile:
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
(Clear Embossed)
And my final piece I cut out and embossed:
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
(Clear Embossed)

I created a tag with the background created from the salt infused with color:
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays Sizzix Winter Wonderland Tim Holtz Clippings  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

and to finish off my marbleized background I decided to create some roses using wax paper and aluminum baking cups. 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone Wax Paper For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone Wax Paper For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

After I created them I frosted them by dipping them face down into liquid glue and then dipping them into glitter.

I repeated the process with the medallions cut from wax paper and the quote chips.  I clear embossed the quote chips to give it a glaze over the shimmer.  

Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone Wax Paper Medallion Quote Chips For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
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I hope this inspires you to join in the challenge!  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie, 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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tis the Season of Gift Giving

Hello and welcome back!  Today I am sharing my latest creations for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge called 'Tis the Season for Gift Giving'.  The challenge is hosted by the amazing Maggi!  She describes the challenge as:

"Because it's that time of the year when we're all thinking about the perfect gift for our friends and families, let's combine our crafting passion with our "to do" list by creating a vintage or shabby chic gift for a special someone in your life. Your gift could be as simple as a handmade card or tag, or an elaborate piece of home decor. Maybe you like to place your gifts in handmade boxes? Your imagination is the only limit on this challenge!"

Well when I saw creating a tag I thought of Artist Trading Coins and how they make a perfect size for a gift tag.
Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Plaid Snowflakes Trophy Antlers For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I started by cutting out circles about 2 3/4" across.  I cut out white cardstock and cardboard to back my tags with some sturdy materials. 


Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay Tim Holtz Layering Stencil  Snowflakes  For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 For my first tag I decided to use the layering stencil and emboss with crackle paste a series of snowflakes.  I let those dry and then misted the circle with blue distress stain spray.  After that I had to think awhile about how to dress it up.  First I decided to cover the surface of the circle and the surrounding snowflakes with a clear coat of versamark and then heat emboss them with the frosted embossing powder.  (This turned out beautifully and you can't get the full effect from the photo but it added a gorgeous sheen)   I found some smaller snowflake dies and cut about 5 extra snowflakes.  They all got gussied up in blue ink too and then I cut them into pieces to frame out the circle.  The final step was to stamp the sentiment on acetate and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  (Let's just say this step took about 5 times as the acetate tends to gather powder and I had the brilliant idea to moisturize my hands before I sat down to craft)

Next up was the plaid stencil!

Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Plaid  Trophy Antlers For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I really love the plaid stencil and the black with red is so pretty!  I paired it with the Tim Holtz Trophy antler and some fun holly trim.  Quick and easy!

Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay Stampers Anonymous Music Tim Holtz  For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 The next tag used a mix of the pretty bird stamp with the music background.  I colored the bird with watercolor pencils and added a few highlights with a white gel pen.  The tag is again framed out with the same holly trim. 

For my last tag of this series I used the fun St. Nick from the festive overlay set and the advertisement stamp in the background.


Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay Stampers Anonymous Music and Advert Tim Holtz  For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I did a little whitewash after stamping the background to soften the print.  I added some foam behind santa to give him some depth.  The trim was some pretty silver tinsel with a touch of white paint.  Santa also has some frosty highlights with glitter but just not showing up in the photo!

Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Plaid Snowflakes Trophy Antlers For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Now I have a series of tags for my presents ready to be added to the packages!




I hope you are inspired to play along in the challenge!  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, 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. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

Thanks for stopping over!

Suzz
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