Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Marvellous Metallics

It's Wednesday,  which means another fun Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  This time around it is hosted by the brilliant Jenny Marples.   She has challenged us with Marvellous Metallics and here is how she describes the challenge:

"There are so many ways to add metallics to your projects, from embossing powders and pastes, metallic finish cards and foils, metallic inks and paints to metal embellishments. And you can leave them untreated for a touch of glamour or alter them for an aged or more grungy look. Show us how you like to use metals on your vintage or shabby chic projects."
Sizzix Geo Insects Stamperia Wonderland Prima Marketing Metallique For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Because I have been using gold so much recently I wanted to use silver.  I pulled out my silver paint and the jar wouldn't open.  I tried a few times but decided but was too lazy to get up and run it under hot water to loosen the top.  I quickly decided that it would have to be the gold. :)

The beautiful Stamperia Wonderland paper has been sitting by my desk patiently waiting for me to pick it up and use it.   I looked through the pages and was enchanted by the paper with the beautiful flourishes.
Sizzix Geo Insects Stamperia Wonderland Prima Marketing Metallique For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I thought wouldn't this look lovely with a metallic highlight painted on?  Hence the silver and gold paint choice. 

I opened the jar of paint and used a paint brush to add thick strokes of gold on the edges.  I love how the little touch of gold on edges make the background sing.

Sizzix Geo Insects Stamperia Wonderland Prima Marketing Metallique For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I pulled out my geo insects and die cut one from aluminum foil.  I always strengthen my foil by putting it onto cardstock first.  I cut it out and then painted it with the same gold paint.  I heat set the paint which helped add texture by bubbling the paint on the die cut.  I then pulled out some accessories that received metallique rubs and paints. 

Please go check out everyone's fabulous art on the team and then come join us in the fun! 

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!


Products (Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique)
Stamperia Wonderland Paper
Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Volume 2 Geo Insects 
Metallic Embellishment 
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Word Bands
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Vintage Gold
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Metallique Ancient Coin Acrylic Paint
Ranger Silver Foil Cardstock


  1. Beautiful metallic details, Suzanne! I especially like that you enhanced your lovely paper with a little gold paint, too! xx

  2. WOW!!! What a gorgeous card! I love the background paper paired with the gold!

  3. Wow - that added shimmer to the paper really brings it to life, and I love your gleaming geo insect hovering over the top. Once you've got that lid off, you can do a silver version next!
    Alison x

  4. Beautiful and elegant card! It looks like you gilded the flower, too. Just lovely!

  5. A marvelous mixture of metallics, Suzz! The gold tipped flourishes really is a creative move and topped with the tin foil bee--just WOW!!! You rocked this challenge, and I'm happy you went with the gold! Hugs!

  6. Oh my goodness Suzz, the way you've added the gold touches to that beautiful paper takes it to a whole new level and I'd love it as wallpaper!!! And the twinkle of the insect with the sparkly flower set it all off perfectly. Hope the lid comes off that silver jar for you!!!

  7. This is very elegant and the colour palette is lovely. I need to make a 50th wedding anniversary card for my Brother and his wife so I am going to take inspiration from your project.

  8. This card is gorgeous! I love the butterfly and the flower and the way you painted on the paper. Stunning!


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