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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Put a Ribbon on Some Graphic 45

A warm welome to friends, followers and visitors!  I'm delighted you stopped by to see my weekly DT piece for Frilly and Funkie.  This fortnight I am hosting our challenge and I want you to Put a Ribbon on It!  I LOVE ribbon, who doesn't, right?  We have a lovely assortment of yummy new ribbons at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You may be aware that we started carrying Graphic 45 paper collections at The Funkie Junkie Boutique this spring.  I hadn't had a chance to do any crafting with these fabulous products so I decided to break into the Home Sweet Home collection to match up with ribbon for this challenge.  I love the new Home Sweet Home collection with its wonderful assortment of vintage country style patterns and colors, images and rubber stamps.  I have seen some amazing work with Graphic 45 products on line.  I'm not sure I have the knack yet for the Graphic 45 style but I think with a little practice, I'm going to love it.

I'm not really going to go into any steps or techniques here for this piece as it's pretty straight forward, really just cutting and arranging.  I will give you some thumbnail links below so you can see what products I used.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  And don't forget, everything's for sale at $7.50 so if you want this or any of my other pieces, please email me at

Thanks again for stopping by!

These products were used to make the above piece and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where most name brand products are always 20% below MSRP and bundles are an amazing 25% off MSRP.  Shop today for the products you love!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bling, bLiNg, BLING!

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Over at Frilly and Funkie, Jenny wants bling!  I missed my DT posting last week because I was out of town and then running to get things caught up at the store with a shortage of manpower.  So I dropped the ball on my DT duties and lovey Jenny stepped in and covered my spot on the Frilly side.  This week I did double bling on my Funkie side make to compensate for last week's MIA.  Lots of gold and glitter and shine on this piece, although, as usual, it's difficult to have it all come through in the photo.  

Starting with a 4.25x5.5" piece of kraft paper, using Jet Black archival ink, Wendy Vecchi's new Old Ledger stencil was used and then overstamped with the new Script background stamp.  Starting to lay down a layer of bling, I used Treasure Island Aqua from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Love the vintage brown base and the aqua sheen!  Next I used my IndigoBlu Flitter Glue kit to lay down some metallic leaf in variegated shades with Wendy Vecchi's two lovely new flourishes from the Art and You set.   I find Wendy's detailed stamps work fantastic with the Flitter Glue metallic flake process.  Love the elegant bling it provides!
Next I wanted to crown my piece with an elegant topper.  I pulled out an old favorite Distressed Doily die and since I was using kraft CS for the body of the piece, I decide to go with corrugated cardboard for my topper.  I blinged it up a bit by speading on Deco Gold in Old Gold.  Again, it doesn't show well in the photo, but you can seee it a bit on the high spots.  And I added a really gorgeous piece of KAISERCRAFT laser cut wooden embellishments.  I also dipped into my inventory a the shop and came up with one of the new Spellbinders Gilded Life chain packages.  What a cool embellishment this is.  You get inches and inches of chain.  This set came with two sizes of crystal chain.  I only used a couple of inches here  It was clear facet cut beads, but I deduced I wanted it to match the colors and style of the piece so I painted on Alcohol Ink - first in Butterscotch but that was too yellow-y.  I finished it off with a quick brush over of Mushroom Alcohol Ink.  
Next I cut white CS with a Spellbinders die, colored it with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and dried it with my heat tool.  After that, to up the bling level,  I gave it a light coating of Multi Medium Matte rubbed on by my finger and then poured on Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  I decided to go with a sheer gold May Arts ribbon, tied in a double loop with the ends distressfully frayed.  I had been talking to a friend recently about the Stick Pins I used to make when I sold on Etsy.  I still have a few around and this one worked perfectly with the ribbon.

And finally, the sentiment is from the same Art and You set from Wendy Vecchi.  It was stamped on white CS, trimmed out and stamped.  And that's it, friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

The following products were used to make this piece.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand produces are always 20% below MSPR.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It's Time for a Get-Away!

Hi friends,  I've bene super busy trying to get all your pre-orders shipped out.  I hope you are all happy with them, especially those of you who were among the very first to receive the Abandoned Coral.  And you aren't already a customer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, you should check out all the FANTASTIC new products.  We're busy every day trying to get pre-orders out as the new products arrive.

Despite that, I managed to squeeze in a little bit of crafty time.  This card was made for the new challenge kicking off at Frilly and Funkie this week.  Cec is our host and she lives in the frozen north - Canada!  Cec is dreaming of a tropical get-away and is challenging us to make something holiday/vacation themed.  I didn't have a particular destination in mind and I love vintage travel labels so I dragged out an old SU stamp set and stamped the background with a variety of archival inks.  It was a little bright for the vintage piece I had in mind so I took an ink blending tool and applied a light coat of Vintage Photo DI to the entire panel.  Then I distressed the edges.  Now I like it!

The tag is an older Wendy Vecchi stamp of a B&O Railroad ticket.   I added one of the new KAISERCRAFT laser cut wood embellishments that came into the shop this week and topped it off with a handmade flower.  I stamped two more of the travel icons on white CS, distressed them and die cut them.  The All Aboard image was cut with one of the Tim Holtz Labels thinlits and the tag was cut what a very old Spellbinders die.  I added a few remnant rub phrases using the new Tim Holtz remnant rub tool.  If you haven't tried it and are a fan of remnant rubs, you must get yourself one of those.  They work so beautifully for putting down the remnant rubs.  I have a few left in the shop and have about 60 more coming in by Friday.

A wire pin was used to hang the tag and a tiny heart shaped red crystal.  I had been cutting up ribbon remnants to send as samples to my design team and as I cut that beautiful new red plaid one, I thought it would look wonderful on this card to get just a bit more of a pop of red.  The fiigree corners are a daily new addition to the shop also.  I used a but of gesso to rub over each on with my finger.  It just adds an nice shabby element.

I hope you like my little get away card.  You can find loads more inspiration over at Frilly and Funkie.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments.

The products below an be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique were Ranger, Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.
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