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


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Die-na-mite

 Hi!  Welcome back.  The new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique starts to day Tera is hosting and it is called Die-na-mite!  

Here is how she describes it: 

"Dies can make a simple or boring project extra mighty... I want you to Use your dies to make a project! They can be your main focus or work in the background to make your piece mighty."

 The new Halloween Ephemera from Idea-Ology and Tim Holtz has been sitting on my desk and this moon fellow has been smiling at me through the packaging.  I couldn't resist him. 



 

 Previously I was working on a project that left me with two leftover moth die cuts.  I decided to use them with the handsome moon and create a take off of the song. "Fly me to the Moon".  

The background started with embossing with the distress grit.  I added a layer of antique linen and Hickory smoke over the surface.  After all that dried a few strips of film strip and tissue tape finished the background.  

I finished with the stamped sentiment and the cut out of the words. 

I hope this has you thinking about what you could use your die cuts to inspire!  

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Suzz

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

De-stress with Distress

 Hi! Time for another fabulous Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  This time it is hosted by the talented Tera.  The challenge: De-stress with Distress is described by Tera as:

"Are you feeling stressed? How about destressing with a bit of Distressing. Show us some yummy grungy distressed goodness."

I just received the beautiful Sizzix Leaf Fragments and couldn't wait to ink them up! 

 


 
I played around with them with some beautiful orange, red, yellow and brown distress inks and distress mica sprays.


I even created a few ATC's.  They are beautiful sponged with the lovely fall colors.


 

 They even make a beautiful flower!  I hope this has you thinking about playing along with us and sharing your distressed art! 

The overall winner will be offered the chance to be a guest designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the drawing 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.

Thank you for stopping by! 

 

Suzz

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday Showcase - The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 Hi! Happy Saturday!  I am sharing on The Funkie Junkie Boutique a post today featuring the new Stampers Anonymous Floral Outlines Stamps. 

 

Pop over if you want to see the other cards I made while playing with my new stamps! 

Suzz

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Triple the Heat

Welcome back to another fun challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  I am hosting this time and I called the challenge Triple the Heat.  

Here is the challenge description: 

"August is always very hot for us in the Midwest. Our temperature can raise into the three digit numbers. I decided to use the number 3 as the inspiration for this challenge. I challenge you to use 3 of a kind.  You could use just three colors (white and black excluded), three of the same type of embellishment, three of the same images...  you decide how to incorporate the three of a kind in your project.  Make sure to mention what your three of a kind is in your post."

 

If you love something why not triple it up!  I got the new Sizzix Impresslit Butterfly and fell in love with them.  I started cutting multiple versions of the butterfly.  Perfect for a triple display of these beauties!


I love building a triptych especially when you have something you love like these beautiful butterflies!  

I started by cutting three house shapes.  I then cut out a series of butterflies from an old music book for beginning clarinet. 


The sheets of music were cut to fit onto the fronts and backs of the little houses.  I then added a design tape along the top and bottom to trim out the music. The panels were brought together with clear design tape.   I cut out the different butterflies and were edged in gold and accented with gold embossed buttons and twine.




Then an old broken chain from a necklace was highlighted with gold along with some safety pins to drape between the houses. The mini flair were edged in gold and attached to the topic.  The sentiments were stamped and embossed in gold. 

I hope you are inspired to triple it  up and join us in the fun!

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 be entered into the drawing 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, July 28, 2021

Shimmering Summer Fun

Welcome back to a summery Funkie Junkie challenge.   Janna is the host for The Funkie Junkie Challenge Shimmering Summer Fun!’   Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Use bright summer colors in your project and add some shimmer, shine, or sparkle to it. Does summer make you think of sparkling blue oceans, family vacations, or flowers in full bloom? We want to know, so add some shimmer to your cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and journal spreads. Happy crafting!"

I decided some beautiful yellows, oranges and white would bring on the heat.

I created a vignette shrine with some beautiful shimmery summery background.

I used a mix of inks to ink up a watercolor paper background and line the inside of the shrine.

The flowers were also cut from the same background paper and the paper flowers were dipped and soaked in the inky goodness. 

For my shimmer I added splatters of shimmery white spray and little gems.  I hope this has you inspired to play along with us!

The overall winner will be offered the chance to be a guest designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the drawing 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.
 
Keep cool! 
 
Suzz
 
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Funkie and Frilly

 I am back with the newest challenge from The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Teri has challenged us to a Funkie and Frilly Challenge!  

Here is how she describes it: 

"Make a frilly project - add some lace, buttons and other fun embellishments."

This gives you lots of opportunities to explore!  I am calling my project "Broken Promises".  I was thinking about all the mementos kept from lost love.  

 I jotted down some thoughts of things that would be kept.  I thought of faded flowers, love letters, tickets, and trinkets. 

I started with the lovely tapestry stamp.  I inked it up in a soft pink color and repeated the pattern.  Then I decided to go outside and find some roses to dry and add to my project.  I had just trimmed back the roses yesterday so I didn't have anything already faded.  I decided to clip off a stem with a bunch of buds and blooming mini roses.  

I googled how to dry them in the microwave.  It was so easy and took me three minutes.  Basically you just place the flower between two pieces of paper towels place a heavy dish that is microwave safe.  Set the power to defrost and heat it for 1 minute.  Remove the flower and check if it is dry.  If not put it back in and repeat at 30 second intervals.  

When I finished that the flowers didn't match my background so I switched my ink to seedless preserves and got a perfect match. 

I then pulled out a frame cut previously from gold and decided to accent everything in gold.  I stamped a love letter on a piece of tissue paper.  I crinkled it up and sponged a little distress ink and gold highlights.  

After everything was layered together I mounted the card on the ivory cardstock. 

I even took the heart and embossed in gold embossing powder.  The ribbons, lace and twine were sponged with gold ink.

 

A close up of the flowers and how they dried so beautifully.
Hopefully this has you inspired to join us in 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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