Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Love Words

It is time for the new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Suzz is the hostess for this one and calls it Positively Pensive.  Here is how she describes it:

Today is Ballpoint Pen day! The challenge is to thoughtfully use a ballpoint pen on your project. You can doodle, journal, sketch or trace an outline using any color ballpoint pen on your art. Create a vintage or shabby chic project with some form of ink from a ballpoint pen and if it isn't obvious how it was used make sure to tell us in your post!

I thought it would be fun for a change to do an art journal page and since it is June, which is traditionally wedding month (except in the middle of a pandemic) I chose wedding as the theme for this very neutral, vintage page.

I apologize for the lack of process photos but after close to 3 months in lock down, my mind has gone to mush and I simply forgot but here is how you can create a page like mine:

  • Coat page with White Gesso (Dina Wakley)
  • Cover page with Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley)
  • Use a palette knife to add  Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi) through the Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz) in random areas
  • Using Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) and a Harlequin stencil (Tim Holtz) add some stenciling
  • Brush White Gesso over the page using a ratty old brush so you can see brush strokes
  • Spray Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain over the page and blot some off with a paper towel
  • Spray White Linen Ink Spray (Dylusions) on page
  • Splatter White Gesso over page
  • Cut leaves and branches from scraps of Kraft Core Shattered card stock (Tim Holtz) using the Garden Greens die set (Tim Holtz)
  • Punch some flowers from the Printery and Vintage Emporium paper pads (Prima) and add flowers to the centres from the Wild & Free Collection (Prima)
  • Hand cut a heart from white corrugated cardboard, coat with Sand Acrylic Paint and rub with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Adhere a piece of lace to the page followed by the wedding couple Paper Doll (Tim Holtz), the heart, a piece of ephemera (Tim Holtz), the leaves, flowers and buttons
  • Hand print the text using a black ball point pen

Please join us for the challenge, which runs until 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, June 23rd. 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 - Sand - 1oz Bottle
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Gathered Twigs TSS42310
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Gathered Twigs TIM32823
Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Ink Spray - White Linen DYC37873
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black AIP31468
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Texture Paste - Crackled WVPASTECRA
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Flourish THS032
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Harlequin THS016
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack, Keepsakes TH93958
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls
White Corrugated Cardboard
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die
Prima Marketing Printery Paper
Peima Marketing Vintage Emporium Paper
Prima Marketing Flowers
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Paper
EK Success Flower Punch
Venise Lace & Buttons


  1. Elegant and beautiful! I love the soft neutrals with the lovely flourishes. Your handwritten sentiments are wonderful and add a beautiful touch to this gorgeous journal page!

  2. Yum, yum! This is shabby chic at it's finest, Cec! I love the elegant texture on the background and the variation of neutral coloring. The black accents offer a stunning contrast and your collage is just perfect! I think your lettering is pretty amazing, too! This knocks my socks off and another favorite for me from your talented hands! Hugs!

  3. Wow, what a stunning page! The neutral colours and vintage style looks so beautiful, I love all the texture that you created too - amazing 😁. Happy Friday and Weekend! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

  4. Cec those neutral tones with the lace, stencilling and flowers are the perfect way of enhancing the happy couple on your journal page. I love the touch of adding your beautiful handwriting to include the words xx


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