Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Funkie Frilly Valentines

 Happy Wednesday!   The new Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge is all about the Valentine!  The challenge is called Funkie Frilly Valentine!  Janna is hosting and she has asked us to create a frilly or funkie valentine.  

I was inspired by paper bag hearts!  I had a lunch bag sitting on my desk to be recycled and decided to hand draw some hearts and cut them out. 

After I had those paper bag hearts I just started playing with mediums and ended up here: 

I started by taking the paper hearts and spraying them with a mix of pink distress stain spray and antique linen.

After that dried I splattered with some white paint mixed with some water to thin the paint.  I let that dry and embossed the entire heart with clear embossing powder.  It gave the paper bag a beautiful translucent effect. 

After that I pulled out the beautiful gold leaf metallic effect from Prima Marketing.  This was embossed into the hearts to add a beautiful gold effect.  

I paired up the various hearts and created backgrounds using layering stencils and distress inks.

I hope this has you inspired to share with us your Funkie or Frilly Valentines!  Come join us in the challenge!  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! 




  1. I ent the round backwards this time in comments: finally getting to my fellow DTers!
    Suzz, your inspiration makes never ever fail to WOW me!! I may not comment much(whether or not my Google behaves) but you can be sure I always check in to see how you’ve put your projects together!
    This one is more my “box” with the neutral tones I love so much!! Those tans & browns have a start way back in my life as horses- majestic, commanding, & beautiful. The circles are a truly Valentine touch, reminding us of Love being a never-ending circle.
    Such a WONDERFUL work of inspiration using a plain old paper bag; beauty from ashes!! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Beautiful creation! Love the idea of upcycling paper bags to make a project. The gold splatters add a lovely touch of elegance.


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