Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Scotch it Is!

 Hi!  I am hosting the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog this time around.  I was inspired by National Scotch Day!  

Here is the challenge: 

"I googled what July 27th is and it came up as National Scotch Day. Why not be inspired by Scotch? I am going to take great liberties with this and say you can be inspired by Scotch in any way you want to interpret it including and not limited to: tape, plaid, liquor or any way you are inspired by the word Scotch. Make sure to share with us how you were inspired!"

That means I went mad for plaid!  :) 

I pulled out my different stencils with various lines and started playing with different color combinations. 

My first attempt I made a pattern with Scotch tape on white cardstock and started  sponging with different colors.  It ended up with beautiful stripes of colors but not a true plaid. More of a deconstructed plaid. :) 

Next I just laid down the stencil one way and sponged on my yellow ink.  I flipped it horizontally and repeated. I liked how that looked and shifted it slightly and repeated the process with a blue/green combo. 

I did it again using the larger stripes stencil and then went over it horizontally with the smaller stencil in blue.  It gave it a completely different effect.  

My last attempt was to draw on the plaid lines with a pencil and then sponge on the various pieces using masks created to the size of the different shapes. I didn't like it and then I did after I walked away from it for awhile. :) 

My flower was totally inspired by a book I checked out from the library. This lady made the most beautiful and realistic looking flowers from crepe paper.  I thought I needed something bold to hold up against my plaid!  I first put a sheet of vellum over the plaid and then I took party streamers (white) and colored them using the dye inks.  I then hand cut the petals and leaves and formed the flower. 

This card was made from the ends cut off of my bigger pieces.  I was thinking it was fun to just layer them randomly.

I thought the sentiment appropriate. :)  Come join us and show us how scotch inspires you!  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 LOVE the brighter colors on your plaids (yes; they ARE plaid even though it’s brighter)!
    But the card surprised me the most- those cut-off ends laying like pie dough… it would’ve occurred to me about 100 years from now. 🤪
    I’m definitely going to remember your neat little trick, and it’s so gentle but still bold!
    I’m going to give you a huuuuge pat on the back; you came up with a theme I don’t remember ever doing before! I think that’s awesome!!

  2. Such a beautiful card! Love the vibrant yellow flower.


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