Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Hi!  Welcome back for another fun challenge from the Funkie Junkie Boutique Team!  The talented Sara Emily is hosting and she gave us a wonky challenge this week called Cattwampus:

"Cattywampus is a funny sounding southern slag term I hear a lot around the house. According to the On Line Slang Dictionary it has several meanings including "appearing off center, diagonal from, crooked or not level, appearing askew, tilted or lopsided". Taking inspiration from any one of these definitions, include something cattywampus in your vintage or shabby chic project. Be sure to tell us what that cattywampus thing is; we might miss it!'"

I knew I wanted to play with diagonal  on a tag and here is what I ended up with:

I started with drawing a line on a diagonal and  using that as my guidance.  I then stenciled the numbers using the crackle paste. I stenciled the left side as you would expect and then flipped the stencil upside down and stenciled the numbers the right side.

After everything dried I spritzed with antique linen and milled lavender.

I repeated the process on the butterflies to put them on the angle in the split colors and stenciling.

I then added a few wildflowers in alternating colors and the sentiment.

Here are two other tags with backgrounds using the diagonal approach:

These used two opposing stencils and stronger colors for more of a contrast.

While making my first tag I was picking up excess ink and happen to get a shadow print from the wildflowers on the card.  I decided to  use that to make a quick card.  I added a hint of the butterflies by sponging over the die cuts. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Come share your Cattywampus inpsired projects with us!  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge 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!


Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - Digits
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - Dashes
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - stripes
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Antique Linen, Milled Lavender, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs, Salty Ocean
Ranger Archival Ink - Pebble Beach
Sizzix - Wildflowers Die (I couldn't find the one I used but the new one has a similar shape)
Sizzix - Detailed Butterflies Mini 
Idea-Ology - Antiquated Gems 
Idea-Ology Baubles
Ranger Texture Paste Crackle


  1. What a delightful group of projects, Suzz! I love how you were inspired by the diagonal in stenciling your tags.The color coordinated butterflies look so cool camouflaged against that beautifully and cleverly stenciled background on your main tag. Gorgeous coloring on each of your 4 samples! Bravo, Suzz, you have captured the essence of cattywampus!


  2. Superbe réalisations bravo 🦋🦋

  3. LOVE those diagonal lines of stencilling - wow, they really draw attention to the different patterns of each and make it so much simpler to work out where best to place any embellishments. That's so clever. The butterflies look so delicate with their bejewelled elements and how wonderful that you got to make your gorgeous floral card simply from the mop ups. So many ideas to play with here xx

  4. I fell in love with this beautiful tag. The color break on the diagonal design matching the butterflies color to the background seems to aid in the butterflies delicate flight. Your other examples show the versatility of your technique. Your butterfly card is also inspiring.


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