Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles?

Welcome back to another Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  The challenge this time is Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles! 

Here is the description of the challenge:

"Halloween is just around the corner and this week we are getting our hands dirty. Will your makes be frightful and ghoulish or will they be cute and get giggles? Add a touch of grunge to your makes. Cards, d├ęcor, scrapbook pages, journal spreads, we want to see it all. We will be most Distressed if you miss out on the spooky cute Halloween fun! Happy crafting!"

 I thought it would be fun to play with some beautiful cathedral windows and make an Arch ATC. I mixed a variety of the seasonal mica sprays, Idea-Ology Layers Halloween Ephemera with some beautiful flowers to make a few different ATCs. 


 I first die cut about 4 different arches in white cardstock and kraft cardstock. I ended up cutting some additional backing or structure from a thin cardboard.  I then Sprayed, Sponged, and embossed each one in different shades of gold, brown, and black. 


 I embossed the arch with a mix of gold embossing powder and brown glaze embossing.  I sprayed the flowers with a mix of the mica sprays.  I then stamped the sentiments and embossed the key to coordinate. 

The owl fit the sentiment perfectly and made me laugh.  I mixed it with a few of the idea-ology ephemera and more flowers sprayed with a mix of inky sprays. 

Come share your Halloween inspiration with us at the Funkie Junkie Boutique! 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 go into the drawing for the chance to win a $25.00 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!



Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Fall Gratitude

 Time for another fun challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  The new challenge is called Fall Gratitude and here is how Teri describes the challenge: 

" I love the concept of Gratitude and being Thankful. Use fall colors and embellishments to create a tag or project expressing gratitude."

I have to admit I have a fondness for the fall and the colors, crisp air and beautiful weather.  Anytime I can stamp, die cut or play with leaf embellishments the art seems to create itself.  I decided to add the sentiment of light the way to show my appreciation to someone who has provided me many inspiration and lights the way for me every day!

I started with a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of white cardstock.  I pulled out a few stencils and used texture crackle paste to stencil on leaves in the background.  While it was still wet I applied the Distress Stain Sprays.

That background paper got lots of use in die cutting extra pieces and stamping my sentiment. I also have a second card base created with the remainder.

I have been getting a lot of use out of my seasonal mica sprays from Ranger I coated all the flowers and background with a few other sprays thrown in. 

Please come join us in the challenge!  There is an opportunity to win a gift card at the Funkie Junkie which always has great deals on a variety of products!  

Thanks for stopping by!