Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Friendship

 Hi!  I am back today with a post for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  The challenge this time is about Friendship! Here is the description of the challenge: 

"Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.  Create a project celebrating a friendship that has left footprints on your heart."

 

I knew I wanted to share about our two dogs who are not puppies anymore but certainly act like it every day!  The unconditional love and everyday affection given by our dogs certainly qualify as one of the best friendships you could have!  


I used some lovely inky sprays, some stencil paste and a variety of stencils.  I layered the stenciled and sprayed backgrounds under some sweet pictures of our dogs.  

I layered in some sweet hearts and stamped sentiment.  

Come join us in the challenge for a chance to win prizes and a guest designer spot on The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog.

Thank you for stopping by! 


Suzz

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Back To School

 Well hello there!  I can't believe it is September already!  Teri set the challenge this time at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and she has us thinking about back to school! 

Here is how she described the challenge: "Create something with books, alphabets or anything reminding you of learning!"

I started with the idea of vintage school days but ended up somewhere completely different. :)  

Well... I was thinking that witches had to go to school too?  


I took a children's book that was already torn and in sad shape and painted the front and back with white gesso. 

I added a layer of distress crackle paste through the ruler stencil.  Let that dry and then added some color with the antique linen and black soot distress sprays.

That made me thinking of Halloween and then I decided we were going to make a book for witches to go to school. 

Why not a book with enhchanted spells that they can learn!  There was a lot of embossing, spraying and painting in this fun book. 

Come play along with 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 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, August 24, 2022

Stamped With Love

 Hi!  Time for another Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  It is all about my favorite things.... Stamps!  Here is the challenge description: 

"Look through your collection of Tim Holtz stamps - old and new - and choose one of your favorites to create whatever you imagine with it. Your entry could be a card, a vignette, a layout, or something even more amazing!"

I decided to use the new Botanic Collage and make 3 ATC's from them: 

I felt very retro with coloring my stamps with distress marker and giving them a light spritz and then stamping them.  I had fun playing with the various colors.  I also inked up a portion of the stamp with a dye ink pad.
There is something about ATC's and creating in a small format.  Less to design and just highlight the stamps!

The new botanics are dreamy and I loved the text behind them.  I inked up the stamp with dye ink and then wiped off the ink for the flower petals and colored them back in with markers. 
 

I also played with a little handheld sewing machine.  I stitched the body of the butterfly to attach it. It didn't show up because the thread was white so I added pearls over it.  But it was fun and something I can't wait to try again! 

Please come join us and share your favorite TH stamps!  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, August 10, 2022

Chillin' in the Heat

 Hello!  It has been very hot this week and the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is playing right into the weather! Lyla has challenged us to the following: 

"It's the last days of Summer before School begins. What's your favorite part; the heat of the sunshine and laying by the pool or on the beach... or keeping cool in the water, and loading up on cold lemonade in the shade? Let's see a make of your choice- Tag, book, panel, 3D project, etc- with either HOT design using warm colors (red, orange, yellow. etc) or COOL design using cool colors (blues and greens). Use anything at your will to dress up your design and compliment your idea of the perfect degree!"

I have been wanting to play with the bubbles stamp from Stampers Anonymous.  What a perfect stamp for the cool colors! I pulled that out and started inking it up and ended up here: 

 


I started with the fun bubbly background inked up with distress inks.  I cut it to a tag size.  Then I wanted some seaweed (in the cool colors) and  had just removed this tissue paper packaging and was going to recycle it and thought hmmm... this will make some cool layers of water or seaweed.  

I pulled out a few distress ink stain sprays and spritzed along either side of the packaging and heat set the colors. 

Then I tore it into various strips to create seaweed pieces.  After that I sponged them all with some versamark ink.  I then used the frosted crystals to give them a shimmery effect. 

Next I needed sea creatures and wanted to go with the hot colors so I pulled out the seahorses.  I spritzed cardstock with yellow ink spray.  I dried it and stamped them with a lovely orange ink.

After that they also got an embossed finish but this time with clear embossing to make them shiny.

 You can see there shine in this photo when the flash highlighted the glossiness.  To finish it off I added some matching seam binding and a fun compass charm.  The sentiment is how I feel when looking at the sea-horses floating so softly in the water. 

Come share your cool or hot colors!  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, July 27, 2022

Scotch it Is!

 Hi!  I am hosting the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog this time around.  I was inspired by National Scotch Day!  

Here is the challenge: 

"I googled what July 27th is and it came up as National Scotch Day. Why not be inspired by Scotch? I am going to take great liberties with this and say you can be inspired by Scotch in any way you want to interpret it including and not limited to: tape, plaid, liquor or any way you are inspired by the word Scotch. Make sure to share with us how you were inspired!"

That means I went mad for plaid!  :) 

I pulled out my different stencils with various lines and started playing with different color combinations. 

My first attempt I made a pattern with Scotch tape on white cardstock and started  sponging with different colors.  It ended up with beautiful stripes of colors but not a true plaid. More of a deconstructed plaid. :) 

Next I just laid down the stencil one way and sponged on my yellow ink.  I flipped it horizontally and repeated. I liked how that looked and shifted it slightly and repeated the process with a blue/green combo. 

I did it again using the larger stripes stencil and then went over it horizontally with the smaller stencil in blue.  It gave it a completely different effect.  

My last attempt was to draw on the plaid lines with a pencil and then sponge on the various pieces using masks created to the size of the different shapes. I didn't like it and then I did after I walked away from it for awhile. :) 

My flower was totally inspired by a book I checked out from the library. This lady made the most beautiful and realistic looking flowers from crepe paper.  I thought I needed something bold to hold up against my plaid!  I first put a sheet of vellum over the plaid and then I took party streamers (white) and colored them using the dye inks.  I then hand cut the petals and leaves and formed the flower. 

This card was made from the ends cut off of my bigger pieces.  I was thinking it was fun to just layer them randomly.

I thought the sentiment appropriate. :)  Come join us and show us how scotch inspires you!  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, July 13, 2022

Moving Parts

Hi! Long time no see. :)  I am back with the latest challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique called Moving Parts.  

Lisa Hoel is hosting this time and here is how she describes the challenge: 

"Life can be busy and complicated with lots of moving parts. Sometimes we need to get really creative to make it all work! We would like to see you get creative with this theme and either treat it as a metaphor for something happening in your life or you can literally make parts that move as part of your project. Get crafty!"

I decided to pair my project with my Saturday Showcase (coming up this week!)  and am sharing with you a few of the pages in a flip book that have moving parts. 


I created this fun windmill that spins!  The blades spin when you turn them.  I tell all about how I created this on the Saturday Showcase on The Funkie Junkie Blog! 

 I also had fun creating barn doors that open with my friend the horse peeking out! 

I used some beautiful Prima Marketing papers as my inspiration for the barn doors and cut out the pattern and assembled them on the envelopes in my book.


I hope this has you inspired to come up with a creative moving part and join us in the challenge this time around!  As always, 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.

Please play along with us!

Suzz

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Stuck In The Middle

 Hi!  I am hosting the challenge this time at The Funkie Junkie Boutique this time around.  I chose Stuck in The Middle as the challenge.  I was thinking about June being in the middle of the year. Here is the challenge description: 

"For this challenge I want you to showcase something in the middle. It can be a pop up card with a surprise in the middle, it can be a mini journal with pages inside, it can be anything that highlights the middle of something!"

Here is how I was inspired by the middle:


I had this vision of a butterfly opening up in the middle of the card.  But what is better than one butterfly opening it's wings?  Two butterflies!  :)

The card design is intended to be simple and highlight the butterfly delicate wings.  I cut two of the beautiful Sizzix Tim Holtz Butterflies from white cardstock. 

I cut the butterfly down the middle.  I attached each wing to the front and back of the card and on the inside I did the same to create my butterfly in the middle.
 


I then embossed panels using the damask embossing folder and used them to frame out the beautiful wings.  

I finished with a lovely Irish blessing about butterflies stamped on vellum. 

Come join us in the challenge.  There is a lovely prize and great opportunity to share your art on the challenge blog!  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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