Wednesday, July 17, 2019

It's Heating Up!

Hot, Humid, Sunny....  The rain has finally moved on for a bit but the humidity is sticking. :)  I am hosting the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog this time around and I picked our new challenge:  "It's Heating Up!".

Here is my description of the challenge:

"July is when the weather here in the Midwest really starts to turn warm and muggy. This is the inspiration for our challenge to interpret the heat with using one or more of the following colors: Yellow, Red or Orange. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project where the main color is yellow, orange or red. I can't wait to see how you turn up the heat in your art!"

Stampers Anonymous Entomology Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Honeycomb For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The heat had me thinking of long summer days with the flowers in bloom and the bees hovering over their buffet of flowers to partake from. 
 From my wide range of stencils, I selected a variety of summer inspired shapes and started playing with the yellow sprays, embossing paste and browns. 
Stampers Anonymous Entomology Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Honeycomb For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 I was playing around with trying to create an embossing paste honeycomb with a mix of sprays.  I pulled up my stencil and the back of the stencil had the most beautiful mix of embossing paste, yellow and brown inky mess.

I quickly laid that down onto a piece of mixed media paper and what fantastic mix of texture and color.  I loved this more than the embossed pieces I created. (Never fear they will stay in the scrap pile to pull out for future fun!)

After that this just seemed to come together quickly because of course we needed some type of bug to crawl over our beautiful texture.  I stamped them with brown ink and embossed with brown embossing powder. 

I then added a hint of the entomology script over the background.   The bugs were colored with a hint of yellow distress oxide spray.

Stampers Anonymous Entomology Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Honeycomb For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

What a beautiful quote by Aristotle Onassis and a perfect match with the yellow hues found in the wall hanging.
Stampers Anonymous Entomology Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Honeycomb For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 The bugs were cut out and pop dotted to give them depth.  They needed something to make them stand out even more so they were given a fun bod with tail to give them more movement.

I hope this has  you thinking about how you can play along in the challenge with the colors of summer.

 The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at Frilly and Funkie, 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!


Stampers Anonymous - Entomology
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Display Hanger
Bronze Jump Ring Set
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Swivel Clasps
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Index Clips 
Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Honeycomb
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Fossilized Amber 
Ranger Distress Ink Spray - Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil 
Stampendous Brown Embossing Powder
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers
Inky Antics - Darkness and Light Stamp


  1. Beautiful creation. I love the Quote too.

  2. I love your gorgeous creations, Suzz; just added my name as an adoring follower!!

  3. I always get excited when I visit you blog to see how your creative mind works, and this post is such a huge treat! I love your honeycomb and the creative bee bodies with their tails! What a great wall hanging! I'm sorry you are having the humidity; we are having the hot temps, but humidity is really low for our area. I actually was able to go outside yesterday without suffocating, although it was near 100. No AC where we were on vacation, so was thankful for the cooler nights in the mountains. The 90 degree days were brutal, and I didn't get to play much golf or do much hiking. :( Sending hugs!

  4. You've done it again Suzz! That honeycomb background looks good enough to eat and I adore the clever use of clips on the bugs to give them a WOW factor.

  5. What a great hanging. Love the bee theme and the stenciling in the background looks like a real hive - made me want to go looking for a can of insect spray. We are having the humidity too so I feel for you. I feel really badly for Jenny because she has brutal heat right now and no AC.


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