Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Out With the Old, In With the New

 Happy to be back in the new year sharing a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  We have some new design team members and said goodbye to some old team members.  The new challenge celebrates the new year with the theme of Out with the Old and in with the New.  

All you have to do is create something using something new and something old.  

I have these new chipboard sprigs from Ranger that I have been wanting to play with. I decided to pull them out and use them! 

I also had my old Stampers Anonymous stamps Faded Text that I wanted to use in the design as well. I also mixed in some old lace from my lace collection. 

The background is embossed with the burlap texture from an layering stencil.  I used lots of sprays and inks to add colors and shine!  

Come check out the new challenge and inspiration from the new design team! 

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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Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

 Wishing you all a very blessed and  joyful New Year!  

I started this before Christmas but couldn't find the backdrop to make this image shine.  I finished it this morning and was hoping it could bring us joy in the new year! 

This is one of my favorite images and is an old stamp from Hero Arts in their ArtStamps collection. 



I spent a lot of time trying to frame it in a way that would make it shine.  I embossed the background of the tag with embossing paste and the gothic lettering.  I sprayed it with a mix of Antique Linen, Mica Spray, and Tarnished Brass.  After that I added random spurts of gold paint.  I die cut the frame and mixed the same colors.  I cut out the area for the stamped image.  I love this sentiment stamp as well which is from Memory Box and an older stamp as well. 

I then glitzed up the background with die cut snowflakes from tissue paper which were embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold.  I then sprinkled on snowflakes and gems.  

My wish for everyone in the New Year is a healthy pandemic free world.  :) 

Suzz

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Festive Fun

Hi!  Back with some inspiration for the holidays!  The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge team is sharing some inspiration for festive fun. Here is how Jenny describes it: 

"As it gets so busy this time of year we will not be setting a challenge theme or requesting submissions - in it's place the Design Team are sharing some fun festive makes with you. Enjoy!"

I am fascinated with gold embossing powder.  I love the idea of adding a luxury feel with gold embossing powder.  This idea started with gold embossing powder, stars, and stamps.  

This idea led to many stars with many layers of gold embossing powder.  After that I inked up the stamp I wanted to imprint with Versamark watermark ink.  I then heated up the star until the embossing powder was liquid.  Then quickly stamp into the embossing powder. 

After it cools you can pull the stamp out and you will have a beautiful imprint.  I did this multiple times with different stamps and sizes of stars. 

That led to many sizes of stars with a variety of imprints of leafy greens and holly.  Then I needed to pull them together somehow.  Why not a floral pick?  That could be placed in a bunch of flowers or even a poinsettia?

I couldn't get a picture without a flash but you get the idea. :)  It looks beautiful against the vibrant poinsettia flowers.   I can't wait to get a bunch of flowers to mix it in with to put on our holiday table.  

Thanks for stopping by and please pop over to the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog to see all the holiday inspiration from the fabulous design team! 

Happy Holidays! 

Suzz

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Yuletide Delights

 Happy Wednesday!  The new challenge is available for The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The challenge is called Yuletide Delights and  hosted by Janna! Here is how she describes the challenge: 

"Let's get festive and create some Vintage Yuletide magic. Perhaps use some holiday distress colors or go full glitz with sparkles and falling snow. It is getting cold and we are thinking of sugarplums, candy canes, and holiday cheer. Create holiday cards, décor, or ornaments to show your Yuletide Delights. Have fun with your make and create some holiday magic! Happy crafting!"


I was inspired by some vintage mittens online and thought it would be fun to create a set of mittens.  My mittens will make a great decoration on a package.

 
I drew free hand the mitten shapes.  I traced it out and replicated it.  I then used the stencil and alternated the colors on the stencil to add the knitted pattern. 

I added cuffs which were also stenciled with alternating colors.  I then decided to accent with some die cuts along with a few stamped items including the snowman. 

Come join us and show your yuletide delight!  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 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, décor, 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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