Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pretty in Pink

It is time for the new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and this time Maggi is our hostess and is calling it Tickled Pink.  Here is how she describes it:

Design a vintage or shabby chic project using the color pink. You may use other colors as accents, but, pink must be predominant. There are many shades of pink ranging from fuschia to soft baby pink so let your pink imagination go wild!

I thought it would be fun to make some wall decor for my project and use one of the MDF hearts that my handy hubby cut for me on his laser cutter.

I started by covering it with my go-to texture - tissue paper that has been wadded into a ball and then carefully opened up again.  Don't forget when you put the tissue over your glue that you just pat it down so it doesn't tear because the glue may quickly make it wet.

Next I gave it a coat of White Gesso Dina Wakley) for added strength and then when that was dry I covered it with Carnation Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley).  I decided it needed a bit of toning back so I randomly dry brushed a little more of the White Gesso over it.

Since the laser cutter was up and running I convinced my husband to cut me a louvered window and a couple of fancy flourishes from chipboard.  These pieces were coated with White Gesso and then some texture paste was scraped over the top.

Leaves were cut from some scraps of green card stock using the Garden Greens die set (Tim Holtz).  I used paper from the Love Story paper pad (Prima) to make all the butterflies.  The large butterfly is from a die called Detailed Butterflies, Mini (Tim Holtz) and the other two were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  All three were inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and then Blush Adhesive Pearls (Kaisercraft) were added to the bodies.

The flowers are primarily from the Pretty Mosaic collection (Prima) with a couple others from my stash (Wild Orchid Crafts).  I rubbed a little Old White Matte Wax (Prima) on the top layer of petals of the big pink flower.

I hope you will join us for the challenge, which runs until 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, June 9th.  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their 4 top picks with the overall winner receiving an invitation to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Carnation - 1oz Bottle
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte INK44444
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Detailed Butterflies, Mini by Tim Holtz
Prima Marketing 12x12 Paper Pad - Love Story
Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic
Flowers - Emerald Dream 646905
Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic Flowers - Turquoise 646936
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax Paste - Old White 967857
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die Set
Kaisercraft Blush Adhesive Pearls
1/4" Picot Edge White Satin Ribbon
Wild Orchid Crafts Paper Flowers
Martha Stewart Filigree Butterfly Punch


  1. Lovely soft and elegant! I adore your beautiful heart!

  2. Love the way that textured background works against the beautiful collection of flowers and butterflies Cec. How kind of hubby to cut you the shutters too - its so handy to have a handyman on tap when creating x

  3. That textured background on the heart is wonderful and all the elements you have used are so pretty such a sweet heart. <3

  4. What a lovely shabby chic study in the softest and elegant of pinks! Your hubby is so sweet to cut all those things for your project; the window shutter is so clever and adds good bones to your floral 'garden'. I love the butterflies cut from the Pretty Mosaic paper; I never think to use patterned paper to cut my die cuts from. This is truly a beautiful wall hanging! PS I'm so jealous that you have the Old White Matte Wax in your stash!

  5. This is a divine pink creation!! Love the soft color and flowers.


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