Wednesday, September 30, 2020
It is time for the next challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and Jenny is our hostess for this one. She is calling it Fall Foliage and here is how she describes it:
According to most search engines the Fall season has officially begun so we should be starting to see the emergence of all those beautiful Autumnal colours, unless Mother Nature throws us a curve ball! Let's celebrate them anyway by creating a vintage or shabby chic project in traditional Fall shades that includes some form of foliage like leaves, berries and so on
I just received a fabulous sketched flower stamp set by Dina Wakley called Always Flowers and that became my inspiration for this card.
I started by covering a panel of card stock with some Melange Tissue Wrap and then I distressed the edges.
After carefully adding the lovely tissue wrap, I proceeded to cover most of it with some Texture Paste - lol.
I forgot to take photos along the way when I altered the textured panel but the steps I took were:
1. Patted some Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on a kraft sheet, spritzed with water and pounced the panel on the puddles
2. Added some texture paste through a Bubble stencil
3. Used Jet Black Archival ink to stamp some text from the Entomology stamp set
Next I used Jet Black Archival ink to stamp the flower images on watercolor card stock. Each flower was then fussy cut.
To colour the flowers I used a variety of Scribble Sticks - Lime, Evergreen, Olive, Cheddar, Tangerine, Ruby and Lemon - with a watercolour paint brush. The method I use is to spritz a tiny but of water on my kraft sheet and then rub the stick in the water to create a little puddle of colour that I can dip my brush into. If I want a little more concentrated colour I wet the brush and rub it right on the stick.
To assemble the card I distressed a panel of rusty red card stock and added that to my card blank and then topped it with my textured panel. Next I added my flowers, a strip of burlap and a Small Talk sticker inked with Vintage Photo DI. Finally I added a loopy bow created from Burlap String.
This bright card will likely be heading to my Niece for her birthday, which happens not long after all the bright colours have faded and fall is coming to a close, just when she might need something cheerful in these difficult times.
I hope you will join us for the challenge, which runs until 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, October 13th. One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their Top Picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer with us at a later date.
Dina Wakley Media Stamp - Always Flowers MDR66224
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Entomology
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte INK44444
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black AIP31468
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Bubble THS002
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Tool - With 4 Blending Foams IBT40965
Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap
Tim Holtz Small Talk Idea-ology Stickers