Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

 Wishing you all a very blessed and  joyful New Year!  

I started this before Christmas but couldn't find the backdrop to make this image shine.  I finished it this morning and was hoping it could bring us joy in the new year! 

This is one of my favorite images and is an old stamp from Hero Arts in their ArtStamps collection. 

I spent a lot of time trying to frame it in a way that would make it shine.  I embossed the background of the tag with embossing paste and the gothic lettering.  I sprayed it with a mix of Antique Linen, Mica Spray, and Tarnished Brass.  After that I added random spurts of gold paint.  I die cut the frame and mixed the same colors.  I cut out the area for the stamped image.  I love this sentiment stamp as well which is from Memory Box and an older stamp as well. 

I then glitzed up the background with die cut snowflakes from tissue paper which were embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold.  I then sprinkled on snowflakes and gems.  

My wish for everyone in the New Year is a healthy pandemic free world.  :) 


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Festive Fun

Hi!  Back with some inspiration for the holidays!  The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge team is sharing some inspiration for festive fun. Here is how Jenny describes it: 

"As it gets so busy this time of year we will not be setting a challenge theme or requesting submissions - in it's place the Design Team are sharing some fun festive makes with you. Enjoy!"

I am fascinated with gold embossing powder.  I love the idea of adding a luxury feel with gold embossing powder.  This idea started with gold embossing powder, stars, and stamps.  

This idea led to many stars with many layers of gold embossing powder.  After that I inked up the stamp I wanted to imprint with Versamark watermark ink.  I then heated up the star until the embossing powder was liquid.  Then quickly stamp into the embossing powder. 

After it cools you can pull the stamp out and you will have a beautiful imprint.  I did this multiple times with different stamps and sizes of stars. 

That led to many sizes of stars with a variety of imprints of leafy greens and holly.  Then I needed to pull them together somehow.  Why not a floral pick?  That could be placed in a bunch of flowers or even a poinsettia?

I couldn't get a picture without a flash but you get the idea. :)  It looks beautiful against the vibrant poinsettia flowers.   I can't wait to get a bunch of flowers to mix it in with to put on our holiday table.  

Thanks for stopping by and please pop over to the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog to see all the holiday inspiration from the fabulous design team! 

Happy Holidays! 




Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Yuletide Delights

 Happy Wednesday!  The new challenge is available for The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The challenge is called Yuletide Delights and  hosted by Janna! Here is how she describes the challenge: 

"Let's get festive and create some Vintage Yuletide magic. Perhaps use some holiday distress colors or go full glitz with sparkles and falling snow. It is getting cold and we are thinking of sugarplums, candy canes, and holiday cheer. Create holiday cards, d├ęcor, or ornaments to show your Yuletide Delights. Have fun with your make and create some holiday magic! Happy crafting!"

I was inspired by some vintage mittens online and thought it would be fun to create a set of mittens.  My mittens will make a great decoration on a package.

I drew free hand the mitten shapes.  I traced it out and replicated it.  I then used the stencil and alternated the colors on the stencil to add the knitted pattern. 

I added cuffs which were also stenciled with alternating colors.  I then decided to accent with some die cuts along with a few stamped items including the snowman. 

Come join us and show your yuletide delight!  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!


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