Friday, March 29, 2024

Easter Joy!

 Hoppity Hi!  I am sharing a fun Easter make for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Inspiration Ave.  I used Mr. Rabbit in all his finery along with some beautiful pastel distress oxide inks!

 Mr. Rabbit is so lovingly sketched and is fun to ink up and color!  He fit perfectly as the focal point for my patchwork background.

I started by pulling out some fun stencils that I might want to use in the patchwork background along with the Mr. Rabbit stamps.

Next I dug out my pretty pastel distress oxide inks in Easter colors.

Then it was just having fun picking inks to pair with the stencils and stamps.  I cut out different sized pieces and created a soft background for the rabbit!

The bunny was colored with a hint of distress oxide inks using a waterbrush and then some additional shading was added with watercolor pencils. 

I took a sentiment that had the word hope and masked the "e" to stamp hop multiple times to add to the side of the card.  A few bunny tails and some clips helped highlight the Egg Dyes advertisement to finish off the card. 

Hoppy Spring to you! 



Friday, March 15, 2024

Finish It!

Hi!  I don't know about you but I have many leftovers as I like to call them cluttering up my craft desk, drawer and a few other places.  I start something and lack a finishing focal point, image, or inspiration!  The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave challenged us this time to finish something off that was an incomplete art project. 

I had created these beautiful shimmery backgrounds with mica stain sprays blending the colors to create a gorgeous mix of colors and then failed to use them.

Then Mr. Rabbit hopped into the house and I felt inspired to tag him!  I took one of the pieces created from this masterboard of shimmery sprays and cut it down to a tag size. 

I then stamped Mr. Rabbit using an archival ink and while it was still wet applied black embossing powder to make him really pop and hop on the background.  

Then I decided I wanted to outline and highlight him with a white gel pen.  This helped make him stand out on that strong orange background. 

I wanted to add a little whimsy to the image and decided he needed a fun bow tie and some jewelry on his floppy ear.  

I added some polka dots with some white embossing powder after stamping with Versamark randomly around the background.  

To finish it off a few black gems to his buttons and the background with a sweet sentiment.All in time for the Easter holiday coming up! 

Thanks for stopping by! 



Friday, March 1, 2024

Hat's Off to Men

 Howdy!  We are celebrating masculine inspired cards on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Inspiration Ave!  I started from some fun Idea-Ology Photomatic images to inspire my masculine card. 

Look at that face!  It is so inspiring and fun.  I created layers of grungy goodness to frame out Mr. Handsome. 


 The card base is from a kraft cardstock which was sponged with the lovely new Scorched Timber and sprinkled with the speckled egg distress oxide and water spots. 

The next layer is created with texture paste over a stencil which was spritzed using a mix of the scorched timber and speckled egg distress oxide.  A little water helped blend the two together.

Then a scrap of a backdrop paper sponged with a touch of the scorched timber layered  under the framed photo.

A few touches with the stamped sentiment and the numbers on the photo finished off the effect.  The embellishments of twine, die cut branch and buttons were added to create movement. 

Hop over to the Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave for more masculine projects inspiration!