Friday, July 21, 2023

Summer Fun

 Hi!  Summer Fun time at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Inspiration Ave!  

I think of our flowers when I think of Summer.  We have a wide variety of flowers in our yards and I enjoy wandering around to see what has started blooming.  

I love the beautiful floral trims stamp and used them to create a simple summery card.

The image was stamped with archival ink to make it waterproof.  I then used the watercolor pencils to color to put a layer of color on the image.  Then with the waterbrush I spread and lightened the colors to create shading.  

After the first layer of red orange I added a highlight of yellow watercolor pencil.  I blended them together along with coloring the leaves of the plant. 

To finish the card I stamped a simple sentiment with black ink on the bottom right corner.  

A quick summery card to send off to a friend! 



Friday, July 7, 2023

Favorite Tim Holtz Products

 The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave is highlighting the team's favorite Tim Holtz products.  What a challenge... There are many different things that Tim has inspired over the  years.  I just picked a handful of different products to use that are all favorites! 

I started with Ranger Distress Inks and Stain Sprays.  What is not to love about the distress products from Ranger and the fabulous colours that they have inspired! 

I spritzed, dragged ink on the craft mat and then spritzed it to pick up the spots and the variations and flicked more ink on the background.

I love that you can use scraps of cardstock to pick up the excess ink left over from other projects.

After the inky backgrounds were created I stamped some backgrounds using archival inks and then embossed with gold and brown embossing powders.  

Then I dug out some of the very pretty transparent layers to accent the backgrounds.  I attached them and used fun embellishments to clip on the sentiments.  The Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text stamps are always out on my desk and probably get the most love of my stamps! 

I hope this is inspiring you to pull out your favorite products from Tim and get inky!