Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Maja Design Paper at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Mummm, yummy!  Just look at this delicious new paper that we just got in the boutique!  I've made a huge investment to bring in a great selection of the wonderful Maja Design papers from Sweden.  This is my first project using them and they are marvelous!

We are kicking off another two-week challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  This time it's Sue's turn to be our host and her challenge is all amount trying a new fold for a card or other paper crafting project.  I made a swing Z fold card.  Beate Johns ha a fantastic tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers.  You can find it here.

I seem to be pretty darn hooked on that Strips and Dots Wendy Vecchi stencil, especially when used with Aged Mahogany distress ink.  So I used that and the polka dotted side to give my matting paper a bit of kick.  I roughed up the edges pretty good and sponged them all with Vintage PHoto DI.  I followed the tutorial except I used more layers and consequently it was pretty difficult to cut the swing piece.  If I ever make one again, I'll try to remember to cut down on the layers.

The flower is made from canvas cut with the Mini Tattered Florals M&S dies and stained with Victorian Velvet DS.  The rhinestone button, the copper filigree and the jute ribbon are all from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

These products used to make this card are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Back in Business and Pre-Sales on New Tim Holtz Products

Just a quick note to let you know that The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back in business with pre-sales set up for all the new Tim Holtz layering stencils.  My price on the tag style layering stencils will be $4.39 (as opposed to MSRP of $5.49) and $52 for the entire set of 13.
Other pre-sales for new products being released at CHA are in the works.  Check back over the weekend!  This week our Friday Focus is Texture Fades and all Texture Fades are on sale for 15% off this week!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Funkie Junkie Boutique Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

Sad news everyone.  I was doing some routine maintenance on my store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique,  and made a couple of formatting errors, which in trying to fix, I ended up compounding and wiped out half of the listings.  I am working frantically to rebuild but it will be at least Friday, July 19th before I can get it up and running again.  My apologies!

Simple Summer Pleasures

Hi there!  I'm back with my sample for the Funkie side of the Summertime challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  Terry's challenge is off to a great start and we've had some awesome entries.  There is still another week to play along.

I decided to make a pocket tag for this challenge, cutting what was the bottom edge with the Butterflight On the Edge die and then folding the tag to create the pocket.  I stenciled the top edge with the Dots an Stripes stencil using Broken China and Squeezed lemonade.  Then I sponged on the polks does using the same stencil and just Broken China distress ink.  I ran a thin line of wonder tape along the edge to seal the pocket.  I masked off the bottom section and sponged the butterflies with Squeezed Lemonade and then stamped them with a stamp from the Artistic Outpost Serenity stamp in Jet Black archival.  Then I moved the mask to cover the butterflies and sponged the bottom poriton with Broken China and then did my stamping in Jet Black archival.  The stamps on the blue panel are from A Lovely Day and of course all the edges are shaded with Vintage Photo DI.
Next I cut two tags with an older Sizzix die, stamping the front of the top one with the floral flourish stamp from Serenity and then sponged it with Broken China.  For the bottom, the little girl was colored with Distress markers
A tiny whisp of burlap and a paper rose finish the piece off.
Thank sos much for stopping by today.  I hope you will stop over to Frilly and Funkie and see the amazing pieces the DT is sharing this week.

Here are the supplies I used that are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Tin Foil Christmas

Welcome to my post for Artistic Outpost's July blog hop.  Our theme this month is Christmas in July.  Here is our hop line-up so you can pay all our talented designers a visit.

I decided to use both Snowy Woods and Midwinter for my Christmas card, using a really cool technique I learned by reading Tammy Tutterow's blog.  She calls it Watercolor on Foil.  You can read all the details here.   For my patterned paper I used an old old design from Melissa Francis with a subtle burgundy holly pattern.  Once I had adhered the foil sheet and rubbed off all the paper, I stamped images from Midwinter with Jet Black archival ink and then applied the clear embossing powder like she had explained.  

I used a tiny tag cut with the Tim Holtz Tiny Tags die, stamping the image and greeting with Jet Black archival and then aging it with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I finished off the tag with a tiny scrap of gingham ribbon, a bit of natural burlap thread and a tiny brown button.  A bit of Festive Foliage added some interest too.  

I love the way this came out - it is really cool.  I would encourage you to give this technique a try!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you are enjoying the hop!

The following supplies are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

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