Just in time for your summer scrapping and crafting, a hot new release from Maja Design!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blessings Abound


Hello!  I know I've been MIA recently.  I've been back in Key West again for a 10 day vacation, enjoying the sun and the sand and a lot of cycling (I rode 200 miles this week :)  I made this tag ahead of time for my Artistic Outpost DT posting this week.  Exciting news too about Artistic Outpost - the store is open again under the new owners and they are kicking off with a sale starting Monday!

I started this tag with one of the jumbo manila tags that I sell in the boutique and white embossed the flowers from Flower Market.  I did a little stenciling with the Tim Holtz Schoolhouse stencil and Jet Black archival ink plus I inked up the text stamp from Paperboy and rolled it on very lightly.  Then it was sponged with a combination of Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn for the greens and Broken China for the blue and then had a little spritz 'n flick done to it.  I made a little flower with crinoline cut with the Mini Tattered Florals die and colored with Scattered Straw.  The ivy was cut with the Spring Greenery decorative strip die, stamped with the text stamp from Paperboy and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Biscotti spray.  

The sentiment is from the Flower Market set plus I second generation stamped a flower from Flower Market on the panel in Broken China.  I pulled a couple of tiny brass metal filigrees out of my stash for embellishments and topped the tag off with a piece of embroidered lace from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

Thanks so much for dropping by today.   I'm always thrilled to have you stop by and/or leave comments.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


The supplies below were used to create this tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Office Angel


Hi everyone!  I'm back with my Sunday post for Artistic Outpost.  This week I decided to use Secretary Pool and Ephemera Backgrounds for my piece.  I started with a jumbo manila tag from my boutique and stenciled on Jet Black archival in with a Wendy Vecchi Checkmate stencil.  Then the tag was sponged again with Faded Jeans distress ink and given a couple of splats with Faded Jeans distress stain.  Next the images from both Secretary Pool and Ephemera Background were sponged on.  The letters were stamped on kraft card stock, cut out and affixed.  I added a beautiful angel wing charm held on with a ring fastener that started life as deep bronze.  I altered it to silver tone with silver alcohol ink mixture.  I also stamped three pencil point stamps onto kraft card stock and then fussy cut and mounted them.  


I added a beautiful angel wing charm (available in my shop) held on with a ring fastener that started life as deep bronze.  I altered it to silver tone with silver alcohol ink mixture.  I also stamped three pencil point stamps onto kraft card stock and then fussy cut and mounted them.  

That's it for this week's Artistic Outpost DT make.  Hope my Office Angel tag made you smile.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.  


Click on the links below (not the thumbnail photo) to be taken to the product listing in my shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Tim Holtz/Ranger/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% off MSRP:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Heat!


Hello, I'm back to help Frilly and Funkie kick off week two of Sue Carrington's Summer Heat challenge.  Sue wants us to use bright warm colors and also to include a summer bloom.  This tag was so much fun to make.  I loved getting my fingers totally inky!   I decided to mix Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry distress inks.  Starting with a jumbo manila tag, I brushed it liberally with gesso and when dry, stenciled on Wendy Vecchi's translucent embossing paste with a Prima lattice stencil.  When the embossing paste was totally dry,  I sponged on Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry distress inks, then sprayed on Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist and let it run down the tag.  I further applied the Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold by dipping my finger into the leftover PP on my craft sheet and just applying it in various places with my fingertip (yep, more inky fingers :).  I had to sponge more Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry ink on the areas where I had sprayed the Perfect Pearls because it washed some of the color away.  

The Spring Greenery decorative strip die was used to cut to ivy sprays from kraft card stock, then stamped with Wendy Vecchi's Vintage Mesh background stamp in Jet Black archival ink, the misted with more Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.  I was going to do green ivy but didn't want to introduce a cool color into my summer heat piece.  I included a couple of tiny bronze flowers with hot orange rhinestone centers.  

The crinoline flower was made according to this tutorial (which created inky pinky fingers:).  The #hashtags set and Chit Chat stickers were used to create the sentiment.  I have to say again, what a blast I had playing around making this tag!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please stop by Frilly and Funkie too and maybe even play along...and you just might be the random winner of a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where just incidentally you can purchase all the products I used to create this tag!


The following products were used to create the above tag.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger/Wendy Vecchi and other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

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