Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Triple the Heat

Welcome back to another fun challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  I am hosting this time and I called the challenge Triple the Heat.  

Here is the challenge description: 

"August is always very hot for us in the Midwest. Our temperature can raise into the three digit numbers. I decided to use the number 3 as the inspiration for this challenge. I challenge you to use 3 of a kind.  You could use just three colors (white and black excluded), three of the same type of embellishment, three of the same images...  you decide how to incorporate the three of a kind in your project.  Make sure to mention what your three of a kind is in your post."


If you love something why not triple it up!  I got the new Sizzix Impresslit Butterfly and fell in love with them.  I started cutting multiple versions of the butterfly.  Perfect for a triple display of these beauties!

I love building a triptych especially when you have something you love like these beautiful butterflies!  

I started by cutting three house shapes.  I then cut out a series of butterflies from an old music book for beginning clarinet. 

The sheets of music were cut to fit onto the fronts and backs of the little houses.  I then added a design tape along the top and bottom to trim out the music. The panels were brought together with clear design tape.   I cut out the different butterflies and were edged in gold and accented with gold embossed buttons and twine.

Then an old broken chain from a necklace was highlighted with gold along with some safety pins to drape between the houses. The mini flair were edged in gold and attached to the topic.  The sentiments were stamped and embossed in gold. 

I hope you are inspired to triple it  up and join us in the fun!

The overall winner will be offered the 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 be entered into the drawing 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!


  1. Wonderful project times three, Suzz! I love the house shape as the base and your butterfly Impresslits are so impressing with their gold details. Love the vintage flares with the safety pins and gold chain. It's these details that always wow me! This butterfly and you go together like peanut butter and jelly! Looking forward to seeing it on future projects! Hugs!

  2. Wow what a gorgeous project! I love the music in the background and the butterflies look so elegant with the gold on the edges.

  3. These are so beautiful and should be on display!! Better on a piano and so inspiring!! Gorgeous work!


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