Friday, May 26, 2023

Happy Memorial Day!

 The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave is focused this time on celebrating Americana.  I used this as an opportunity to say a thank you to all our veterans and active United States Military personnel. 

The new Stampers Anonymous stamp set The Inspector has an image that reminded me of a uniform and I  used it to inspire my card.  

To create my background I started with stamping the border with the long stamp that had stripes and a star.  It fit perfectly along the sides. 

Next I sponged some stripes using the stencil and red dye ink across the top.  I came back over the red ink and added a soft sponging of brown dye ink.  

Then the stars were sponged over the background using the blue dye ink and then another coat of brown dye ink.  I repeated this process on a die cut star to add to the front of the rosette. 

The inspector was stamped twice in blue ink and the goggles and hat were fussy cut and layered over the bottom image.  

I typed up the words and printed them out to cut up and place on the card.  I used the rosette die cut and Idea-Ology Tim Holtz backdrop paper.  I sponged the surface with red and brown dye ink after assembling the rosette.

I stamped and tried the inspector with different colored inks and a different background while exploring the Americana ideas.

A big thank you to our veterans and active and serving Military Forces! 



Friday, May 12, 2023

We love you Mom!

Hi!  The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave is highlighting the love of our mothers, mother figures or other mentors who have inspired us. 

I wanted to do a monochromatic card using the brushstrokes die flower.  I tried it with just plain white but I wanted it to have more depth and decided that the soft lavender would help to give it a softness but highlight the shadows. 


The dies were cut from white cardstock and then sprayed with the distress oxide ink.  Then they were sponged with paper towel to dab off the excess color.  This gave a lovely speckled effect. 

The background was stamped using the same distress oxide stain spray on the rubber stamp and pressed onto the white cardstock.  This created a soft background that coordinated with the flowers.  

The layers of the flower were attached using a small thin foam dot.  This gave the flower some depth without too much height.   

The leaves were sponged with a dye ink over the sprayed background and tucked into the flowers.  The sentiment was cut up from multiple theories blocks and placed across the cardfront.

This is to celebrate all the strong women who care for others every day! 



Friday, April 28, 2023

It's In the Details

 Happy Friday!  Time for some Idea-Ology!  The inspiration at the Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave this time around is details.... meaning embellishments and Tim Holtz Idea-ology!  

 I am obsessed with the new transparent layers.  They are so beautiful and easy to create with!  I quickly created 2 tags using the flowery inspiration by simply layering them over existing manila tags!

The colors are so vibrant and beautiful that any backdrop makes them shine!  All I had to do was add a sentiment a few transparent butterflies and the ribbon.

The sentiments were from the Tiny Text stamps and the butterflies are from a very old punch I have held onto.  They were punched out from my leftover transparent pieces and colored with a touch of archival ink.

The final tag started with the circular transparent layer.  The center was cut out and a snapshot image was fussy cut and placed in the center.  

Behind the image a soft stamped text was added with ranger dye inks.  The sentiment was a tiny text rub-on sponged over with a layer of dye ink. 

The background is a mini layering stencil sponged over with a mix of dye inks.  

Then to finish the tag ribbon was died with a stain spray and a charm was added with a pin. 

Hope the details have you inspired to embellish up your next project! 



Friday, April 14, 2023

Tag Team Time

 Hi!  The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave is sharing the tag love this time around!  I love tags ever since a certain someone (Linda) started inspiring me with her creations! 

I decided to play with one stencil and use it to layer different sizes and shapes of tags on a few different cards.  

My first card uses the stencil on multiple sized tags with lost shadow ink, white embossing powder, and versamark ink. 

I started by sponging the versamark ink over the white cardstock background and tags.  I repeated until the background/tags were covered with the pattern.  Next the ink was covered with white embossing powder.  (I could have left it with clear embossing powder but the white embossing powder also raises the image and adds more texture).  I heated up the embossing powder on all the pieces.  I then sponged the gray distress oxide ink over the embossed surface.  After I had finished sponging on the level of ink and depth of color, I buffed off the excess ink from the embossed surface.  (I call that the magic as the white really pops after you buff off the excess ink). 

Next the tags were mounted on white cardstock and all were layered over each other on the front of the card.   The sentiment was stamped on vellum and cut to fit on the side.  I accented with little gems. 

For my next card I mixed up my colors and simplified the background.

I started with using the picked raspberry distress oxide ink and the lost shadow ink to create a pattern on my tags.  I also used a scrap with a hole punched out of the tag.  I liked the idea and used it to place it and the sentiment artfully over a flower. 

I also used a watercolor pencil and a waterbrush to add a hint of pink to the grey background.

I hope this has you inspired to create tags and layer them! 



Saturday, April 1, 2023

This Happened!

 New stamps!  Yay!  Darkroom Door just released a new set of stamps and I was lucky enough to get to play with some of them!  

I played with the new small stamps called This Happened. It has great sentiments that inspire scrapbooking and journalling including: This Happened, Here's the Story, For the Record.

I used another of the new backgrounds to create a moroccon tiles pattern in the background and framed the edges with book inspired stamps.  

I then added a frame for the middle to allow me to journal or put a photo on the page.   I was thinking about spending a day just reading books. 

I accented the colors with the salvaged patina ink.  I created a multiple page mini book on the front to allow dates or other little notes! 

I hope you love the story I shared today! :) 



Friday, March 31, 2023

Let's Be Neutral

 Hi!  How about showing off the neutrals!  I love all neutral cards and are drawn to the layers and richness of the hues of one color.  I am showcasing the beautiful new Lost Shadow Distress Ink. 

 I started with these sweet bunnies cut out from ephemera that were a lovely shade of gray and then used the layers of the lost shadow to add more textures.

The background began with the Dina Wakely Coasters 2 stencil layed on white cardstock.  The distress ink spray lost shadow was spritzed over the stencil.  Then the stencil with the ink still on it was placed face down on another piece of white cardstock.   

While the first backgrounds were drying the same stencil was placed on an index card and opaque distress paste was applied over the stencil.  After the stencil was removed then the distress stain spray was spritzed over the embossed background to add the lovely layers of gray. 

When both backgrounds were dry The leafy branches were stamped with gray ink onto the corners of the reverse image of the stencil background.  Additional watercolor was added on the leaves for shading and then white gel pen added the dots. 

The index card was torn into multiple pieces and layered over the stamped and stenciled background.

Then the sentiment was stamped on a scrap of the spritzed paper to add to the front of the card.  The eggs were coated in a mix of white paint and the distress stain spray.  After they were dried using the heat gun. (They held up well to the heat!)  Another layer of ink was spritzed and pooled on the eggs and another round of heating to dry them up. 

The eggs along with some flowers formed a sweet little hiding spot for the bunnies,

Happy Hopping!  



Friday, March 17, 2023

Spring Frolic

 Hi!  Today I am sharing a card inspired by Spring Frolic!  The Funkie Junkie Inspiration this time around is highlighting spring!  

I started this project with the inspiration of the beautiful new Tim Holtz Transparent Layers. 

The subtle flowers through the beautiful acetate lends itself to a beautiful window.  

I started with a few gentlemen die cut from various backgrounds.

I used embossing paste which was sprayed with a pretty distress ink.  I then cut out a second gentlemen who was sprayed with the mica stain spray. 

The window gave the perfect opportunity to have a shaker card filled with shimmery coordinating bling.

Then the flowers were died in coordinating pink spray mixed with white acrylic paint.  They were layered around the edge of the window. 

Then a mix of sequins and pearls were randomly scattered around the edge.   The background of the card was sprayed in coordinating mica stain spray. 

The sentiment was stamped in the same ink as the flowers and attached to the front of the shaker card. 

Hope this has you thinking of spring flowers and sunny days to come!