Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Halloween Fun!

Time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  The talented Sara Emily has challenged us this time with It's Halloween!

Here is how she described the challenge:

"I love Halloween! With Halloween just a few weeks away, I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a Halloween theme. Your project can be as silly or creepy as you like, but just have fun!"

I started working on tags and cards with the intent of making a spooky card.  But instead I went shopping. :) 
Sizzix Tattered Pine Cone Ranger Distress Oxide Fired Brick Peeled Paint Fossilized Amber Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I like browsing at home decor stores because I get inspiration that I want to go home and try to create. :)  This time it was a beautiful pumpkin covered in corn husk textured flowers.  It was all neutral but I couldn't get over the texture on the pumpkin. 
Sizzix Tattered Pine Cone Ranger Distress Oxide Fired Brick Peeled Paint Fossilized Amber Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I hurried home to try to create many many roses. :)  I cut about 30 pine cones from some scrap paper used to wrap up items from the store.  It is like a heavy newsprint.  I wanted something with some texture. 
Sizzix Tattered Pine Cone Ranger Distress Oxide Fired Brick Peeled Paint Fossilized Amber Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 After I cut all the flowers and leaves I laid them out on my craft mat and gave them a coat of gesso.  I was hoping it would help give more firmness to the flowers / leaves and soften the effect of the sprays. 

Next was to let them dry and clean up the paint. After they dried I sprayed all the flowers with a mix of Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber. 

I let them all dry again and stamped them with black ink using the Glorious Bouquet stamp.  The stamping was imperfect and partial in places which works fine because of the shaping of the flowers.

Next I got the glue gun out and made the roses. 
Sizzix Tattered Pine Cone Ranger Distress Oxide Fired Brick Peeled Paint Fossilized Amber Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I sprayed the leaves with a mix of ground espresso and peeled paint. 

The pumpkin I purchased was a white pumpkin.  I gave it a coat of gesso and then sprayed it with abandoned coral distress spray ink. 

I used hot glue to apply the roses along the side  and sprinkled in a mix of the leaves.  In doing so it left the glue strings all over the roses.  I decided to leave it to give it the webby effect from my spider. 

I added a coat of frosted crystal embossing powder over the surface of the roses and the pumpkin.  I took the versamark embossing powder and sponged it all over everything and then coated the entire project with the embossing powder.  I heat set it. 

To finish off the project a little black bird, spider and charm.

Come join in the fun and share your Halloween inspired art!   The winner will earn a 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 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

Products (Linked to the Funkie Junkie Boutique)
Sizzix Tattered Pine Cone Die
Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays - Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber 
Ranger Distress Spray - Ground Espresso, Abandoned Coral 
Ranger - Embossing Antiquities - Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder 
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Adornments Halloween Words
Silvertone Spider Charms
Stampers Anonymous - Glorious Bouquet 
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Dina Wakely Mediums - White Gesso 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Treats Not Tricks

Hi and Welcome back to a Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge post!  The challenge this time around is hosted by Maggi and she has challenge us to create Treats not Tricks!

She describes the challenge as:

"Choose a theme and make something that will hold a treat for someone.  It could be a Halloween treat bag, a Valentine's candy box, a birthday card for a special person that holds a treat (could be a gift card "treat" or a bite of chocolate), anything that can hold a treat.  So, for this challenge, choose a theme and make a vintage or shabby chic treat project to treat your someone special!"

I had a sweet mint tin that I have been holding onto and thought this would be the perfect time to bring it out and decorate it up!

Prima Christmas in the Country Stamperia Oriental Garden Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Pine Cones For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 The decor was chosen by some beautiful Country Christmas paper from Prima.  I saw the pretty images and decided to use them as decor on my tin and my little tag that fits sweetly inside.


Prima Christmas in the Country Stamperia Oriental Garden Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Pine Cones For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I didn't realize how fun it would be to decorate this tiny gift box.  I think it will be great for a gift of jewelry for one of my girls.


Prima Christmas in the Country Stamperia Oriental Garden Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Pine Cones For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
The tin slides open and I gave it a quick white wash with a piece of pretty paper on the bottom. 
Prima Christmas in the Country Stamperia Oriental Garden Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Pine Cones For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I created a tag to fit inside the tin as an additional surprise for the recipient.


Prima Christmas in the Country Stamperia Oriental Garden Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Pine Cones For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The tin was covered in the Stamperia Oriental Garden paper.  I added a hint of white acrylic paint and distressed the edges to give it a softer effect.  

I cut out the deer, wreaths and the sentiments from the Christmas in the Country to accent the tag and tin cover. 

The tin got layered with the images and a dusting of mica flakes along the bottom.  The pine cones and raffia bow were painted with a lovely metallique gold effect. 

Hope this has you thinking of what type of treats you can create so you can join us in the challenge! 
The winner will earn a 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.

Happy Wednesday!

Suzz

Products: (Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique)
White Raffia

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Suzz Sells Sea Salt

Hi!  I decided to share what I was playing with this weekend!  I didn't finish anything but had fun playing around with Sea Salt and Ranger Distress Sprays.  

Here's what happened....   

I started with trying to figure out what I could send in a few packages.  I was thinking about Halloween/Fall inspiration. 

I grabbed a new Ranger Layering Stencil that has been begging me to try it!  I decided to smear some crackle paste in the crackle stencil on mixed media paper. 
Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz
 
While it was still wet I pulled out Ranger's Evergreen Bough and Walnut Stain Distress Ink Sprays and started to ink it up.  I kept spritzing and adding some water to blend the colors.

It had so much extra spray I tipped it and let it drip onto my craft mat.  I never leave my leftover ink and I always try to use it up.  I grabbed a few sheets of mixed media paper and started to soak up the ink onto the extra sheets. 

Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz
I had so much ink on the first page I decided to pull out the sea salt and absorb the ink and pull some of the ink into the salt. 

If you click on the photo you will see the close up details and how it pulls the ink out. 

Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz
This was my second sheet of taking up the ink off the craft mat.  I also sprinkled with sea salt with a lesser effect because you need pools of ink for it to be able to absorb the ink.

Next you have to let it dry.  I usually can't wait so I get out the heat gun and try to dry it all up as quick as possible.

In the process of this inky fun I decided that my embossed background could also use a sprinkling of sea salt.  That is why you see the spots of white on the embossed section.  I love how this turned out, it looks like something ate away part of the color/texture!

After I had dried out the salt on all my pieces you can pull the salt off.  I usually use a ruler and scrape it off onto my craft mat. 
Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz

For the embossing paste background, I used my fingers as I didnt' want to scrape off any embossing paste.

Next I wanted to use the inky salt to create more backgrounds.  I spritzed all the left over salt with water to re-activate the ink and laid cardstock on top of it. 

Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz
Here is the effect of the inky salt on the first sheet.  I then decided to put a second sheet down on the inky salt and added more spritz of water.

Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz
Because I moved the paper it had more tendrils of color.  I can't wait to cut these backgrounds into sections to capture different looks.

For my final sheet I ended up added more salt and water to the darkest areas on the original salt background.  I sprinkled fresh sea salt into the brown areas. 

Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz

I spritzed with water and then dried it out with the heat gun.  When I finished I scrapped off the dried salt onto another sheet of cardstock. 

Ranger Distress Ink Evergreen Bough Sea Salt By Stampersuzz
I spritzed the dried salt on the cardstock until the color spread and then dried the paper again and scrapped off the salt.

I had so much fun I decided to share it with you!

Suzz 





Saturday, September 21, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Tiny Toadstools

Hi!  Just popping in to share a few toadstools!  The full post is over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Happy Saturday!

Suzz

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tag Magic

Time for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  This week's challenge is hosted by the talented Ginny and she has chosen "Terrific Tags" as her challenge.  She describes the challenge as:

"Add it to a gift, label a homemade tasty treat, or display it with your favorite home decor, tags are not only fun to create they also have a million uses.  For this challenge create a tag that's big or small, mixed media or layered, or added to a project as a fabulous focal point."

I love tags!  They are fun to play with as they give you a chance to try new ideas, techniques or stamps in a smaller design format.
Stampers Anonymous The Professor, Stampers Anonymous On The Farm Idea-Ology - Halloween Adornment Idea-Ology Remnant Rubs For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I started with about 5 different tag backgrounds and ended up creating what I call my magician tag! 

After I had all these beautiful backgrounds on these tags, I ended up going with a plain white tag and blocking the design. :) 


Stampers Anonymous The Professor, Stampers Anonymous On The Farm Idea-Ology - Halloween Adornment Idea-Ology Remnant Rubs For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
For this tag I took a section of the Halloween rub-on remnants and placed it in the middle of the tag. I adhered them with the Popsicle stick.    I then decided to use the stencil with black embossing paste to add texture to the bottom and top of the tag. 

My next step was to stamp the professor in between.  I used scrap cardstock to mask the other areas.  I then masked the professor and stamped the ledger over the professors section of the tag.  I finished with some lines drawn with versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. 

I wanted something fun so I stamped and cut out the top hat. I tilted it on it side.  I then stamped a background stamp in red ink and cut out mini cards.  They also were embossed with clear embossing powder to give them the glossy finish you see on cards today.  (I so wanted a mini bunny to pop out of the hat!) 

The stars were painted silver and attached.  The Halloween adornment was painted with white paint first and I rubbed off the excess paint.  I let that dry and then I smeared black stazon ink over the surface to make the front black.

Please go check out the rest of the fabulous Design Team's creations!  They are really beautiful!  Come join  us and share your tags! 

The winner will earn a 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 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

Products:
Stampers Anonymous On the Farm
Stampers Anonymous The Professor
Stampers Anonymous - Fragments
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Black Molten Embossing Powder
Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Gothic Layering Stencil 
Versamark Marker
Idea-Ology Halloween Remnant Rub-On
Idea-Ology Halloween Adornment 
Rayon Seam Binding
Ranger Archival - Vermilion Ink 
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink 
Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Water brush
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Jute
Small Metal Keys
Black StazOn Ink
Dina Wakely White Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stars
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Silver Spoon Paint

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Bits and Bobs

Hello!  Welcome back,  I am sharing a new post for the current The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge called "Bits and Bobs". 

I am hosting the challenge this time and here is the inspiration for the challenge:

"Do you have a pile of leftover scraps from projects previously made or even a half finished project waiting for you to get the time to complete it?   This is the challenge for you!  It is time to pull out those scraps, remnants or half finished projects and pull them together into a fabulous shabby chic or vintage project.  Make sure to mention in your post what part of your project was a scrap or remnant."

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doily Sizzix Mixed Media #2 Die Idea-Ology Baubles Paper Doll Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I am always creating scraps and ideas that never get completed.  I set them aside and review them at a later date and if I want to keep them I store them in a hanging folder.

This challenge had me digging through that folder and I found this wonderful tri-fold created waiting to be used up. 
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doily Sizzix Mixed Media #2 Die Idea-Ology Baubles Paper Doll Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
 The tri-fold was already inked up, die cut and embossed with the pretty flowers.  I decided to finish it off with a few other leftover bits and bobs.
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doily Sizzix Mixed Media #2 Die Idea-Ology Baubles Paper Doll Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
 As you open the pages  you see they all have the same texture and colors. I added a hint of pink paint to the surface to coordinate with the ribbon.
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doily Sizzix Mixed Media #2 Die Idea-Ology Baubles Paper Doll Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
 On the inside there is another tag sprayed with hickory smoke distress ink spray.  After it dried the doily stencil was laid over the surface and sponged with distress oxide Hickory Smoke. 

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doily Sizzix Mixed Media #2 Die Idea-Ology Baubles Paper Doll Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I dug through the buttons and picked up some pins from a boutonniere from a wedding we just attended to  use as accents.
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doily Sizzix Mixed Media #2 Die Idea-Ology Baubles Paper Doll Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
The Ribbon and butterfly were leftover from another project and were color coordinated to match the final tri-fold.

I hope this has you digging into your scrap pile to pull together something fun to share!

The winner will earn a 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

Products:

Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Doily
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Hickory Smoke
Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Hickory Smoke
Idea-Ology Baubles
Idea-Ology Halloween Paper Dolls
Idea-Ology Metallic Quotations
Stampers Anonymous - Stuff to Say
Seam Binding 
Ranger Distress Oxide Stain Spray - Picked Raspberry
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste - White 
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black 
Stampers Anonymous - Nature Walk
Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies
Dina Wakely White Acrylic Paint

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Let's Do it Again

Hello again!  It's time for a new Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge.  The talented Sara Emily is hosting and she is challenging us to "Let's Do it Again".  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Have you ever made something that you wish you could do over? Perhaps it was a technique you tried and didn't get the results you were hoping for. Maybe you didn't have just the right product you wanted to make your project just perfect. Or maybe a friend asked you to make something like it for them. Now's your chance for a do-over. Choose one of your own posted vintage or shabby chic projects and do it over with a bit of a twist. Be sure to link back to the post of the project you are making over and tell us why you wanted to do it a second time and what's different about it this time. We like to see your entry be in the vintage or shabby chic style we prefer. "

I took a scan through some of my recent posts and I found this cute bag I created in February.  I liked it when I created it but when I looked at it again, I wanted to spin it a little differently.


This had me thinking about using some of the same pieces and how to spin them up a little differently. 

Sizzix Timekeeper Die Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Stampers Anonymous Entomology For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I decided to replace the bird with a butterfly but stick with the idea of wings. :)  I wanted to try an idea of piecing together the filmstrip and cutting the butterfly from the filmstrip.

I taped the film strip to a sheet of acrylic.  I die cut the butterflies from the filmstrip.  I then decided the filmstrip needed a coat of the white acrylic paint on the backside to make it pop.

After that I stamped script over the front with a StazOn ink.  I inked the edges with the same ink to make it pop.
Sizzix Timekeeper Die Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Stampers Anonymous Entomology For The Funkie Junkie Boutique


 I die cut the clock from kraft paper and painted it black.  I then splattered the background with distress Oxide spray and died the twine to match.

I cut apart the quote and inked the edges with black ink.  I added rub-ons on the front and added splatter all over all the card.

Go check out the design team's fabulous re-dos and join us in the challenge.   The winner will earn a 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

Products:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die - Timekeeper
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die - Tattered Butterflies
Stampers Anonymous - Entomology 
Idea-Ology - Countdown Brads
Idea-Ology - Quote Chips
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Halloween Rub-Ons
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Filmstrip
Ranger Distress Oxide - Picked Raspberry 
Twine
Dina Wakley Media Paint
Distress Paint Black Soot
StazOn - Jet Black Ink
Acetate