Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Chillin' in the Heat

 Hello!  It has been very hot this week and the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is playing right into the weather! Lyla has challenged us to the following: 

"It's the last days of Summer before School begins. What's your favorite part; the heat of the sunshine and laying by the pool or on the beach... or keeping cool in the water, and loading up on cold lemonade in the shade? Let's see a make of your choice- Tag, book, panel, 3D project, etc- with either HOT design using warm colors (red, orange, yellow. etc) or COOL design using cool colors (blues and greens). Use anything at your will to dress up your design and compliment your idea of the perfect degree!"

I have been wanting to play with the bubbles stamp from Stampers Anonymous.  What a perfect stamp for the cool colors! I pulled that out and started inking it up and ended up here: 


I started with the fun bubbly background inked up with distress inks.  I cut it to a tag size.  Then I wanted some seaweed (in the cool colors) and  had just removed this tissue paper packaging and was going to recycle it and thought hmmm... this will make some cool layers of water or seaweed.  

I pulled out a few distress ink stain sprays and spritzed along either side of the packaging and heat set the colors. 

Then I tore it into various strips to create seaweed pieces.  After that I sponged them all with some versamark ink.  I then used the frosted crystals to give them a shimmery effect. 

Next I needed sea creatures and wanted to go with the hot colors so I pulled out the seahorses.  I spritzed cardstock with yellow ink spray.  I dried it and stamped them with a lovely orange ink.

After that they also got an embossed finish but this time with clear embossing to make them shiny.

 You can see there shine in this photo when the flash highlighted the glossiness.  To finish it off I added some matching seam binding and a fun compass charm.  The sentiment is how I feel when looking at the sea-horses floating so softly in the water. 

Come share your cool or hot colors!  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. love this! The torn paper seaweed is great.

  2. WOW! I was drawn to this card because of the cute orange seahorses, but oh my! That seaweed! Amazing! Love the Bubbles Stamp also...


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