Saturday, December 14, 2019

Saturday Showcase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Today we have a new Saturday Showcase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  This time all the designers are sharing the post and we have all made tags so you are going to be treated to a lot of fabulous inspiration all at once.

For my offering I created this snowflake tag featuring a couple of the Tim Holtz snowflake dies and here is how I went about it:
  • Glue music paper to both sides of a #8 Etcetera tag (Tim Holtz) and then coat the paper with some watered-down White Gesso (Dina Wakley)
  • Dip a wad of paper toweling into some Texture Paste (Ranger), pounce a bit off and then pounce over the gesso to create subtle texture
  • Use a ratty old paint brush to paint both sides with some watered-down Lapis and Mineral Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and then ink over random areas with Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz)
  • Use Silver Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi) through a Falling Stars Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz) to add more texture
  • Die cut a large snowflake from the Flurry #3 die (Tim Holtz) and six smaller snowflakes from the Paper Snowflakes, Mini die set (Tim Holtz)
  • Coat the five smallest snowflakes with clear glitter
  • Dye some seam binding with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and add with silver thread and grey wool to the top of the tag
  • Adhere all the snowflakes to the tag along with a button for the layered one and then finish with a computer generated sentiment and a Christmas paper doll (Tim Holtz)

Tim Holtz Etcetera - #8 Tag Thickboards THETC-005
Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Chipped Sapphire
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Chipped Sapphire TIM27119
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Falling Stars THS115
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste - Silver WVPASTESIL
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte INK44444
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Sets - Flurry #3 (appears to be sold out now but you can substitute any other large snowflake die)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 14PK - Paper Snowflakes, Mini by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Christmas TH94001

This Saturday Showcase is the final project for 2019 for The Funkie Junkie Boutique but I will be back on January 8th with a new project for the first challenge of the year.

I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Have a lovely time over the holidays and stay safe.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Joy to the World

It is time for the last challenge of 2019 at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  Maggi is our hostess for this one and she has given it the title of It's the Holidays and describes it like this:

This is such a busy time of the year that it's hard to find anytime to pursue our paper passion! With that in mind, I designed a challenge that will hopefully give you some needed crafting time, while making something useful for the holiday season that is upon us! For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic card, tag, gift box, bag, anything holiday related, that you can use over the holidays.

I have the Graphic 45 paper pad called Joy to the World so I thought I would use it to make a card with a pocket inside to hold a gift card.  This is a little bit shabby so it won't be one that goes in the mail - that might require robbing a bank to pay for the postage.  I think my Daughter will be the recipient since she has numerous gift cards on her wish list for Christmas.  My Granddaughter has her beaten by a mile but this wouldn't be her taste even with the gift inside  I guess when you turn 13 and become a teenager, you don't trust Grandma to pick anything out for you, even with instructions, so that explains all the gift cards. 😃😃😃

This card was simply put together as follows:

  • Cut a panel of patterned paper for the background, ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and add to a card blank
  • Cut chevrons from two more patterned paper, ink the edges, mount on kraft card stock chevrons and adhere to background
  • Cut angel element from patterned paper, ink the edges, mount on kraft card stock and add to card
  • Add sentiment sticker element from collection
  • Cut flower petals from cream, salmon and kraft card stock using the Shabby Posies die
  • Ink petal edges, layer to create flowers and glue copper seed beads to centres with Glossy Accents
  • Use Skeleton Leaves die to cut leaves from Rose Gold Metallic Kraft Stock
  • Use Holiday Greens die to cut greenery from green card stock and ink the edges
  • Add leaves, greenery and flowers to front of card
  • Cut another angel element from the patterned paper, add gussets to create a pocket and adhere to the inside of the card for a gift card holder

We would love to have you join us for this challenge.  It is a perfect opportunity for you to show off some of the cards and other festive things you are making for the holiday season.  The challenge runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, December 17th.  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their top 4 picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to Guest Design with us at a future date.

Supplies List:

Graphic 45 Joy to the World 12x12 (sold out)
Staples Cream Card Stock
Martha Stewart Wild Salmon Card Stock
Spellbinders Shabby Posies Die by Tammy Tutterow (no longer available)
Copper Seed Beads
Sizzix Alternations Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies - Holiday Greens 658759
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo TIM19527
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5pk - Skeleton Leaves by Tim Holtz 663094
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic 2 Kraft Stock - Rose Gold & Copper TH93780
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Tool - With 4 Blending Foams IBT40965
Scor-Pal Scor Tapes
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents GAC17042