Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Focus on Prima at Frilly & Funkie



Hello friends!  Just a brief post today to show you a piece I made for the Friday Focus spot over at Frilly and Funkie today.  Hope you will stop by to find out more about this mixed media canvas.  And because Prima products are the featured products on our Friday Focus, most of the Prima products at The Funkie Junkie Boutique are an extra 15% off at The Funkie Junkie Boutique through October 13th.











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Monday, September 26, 2016

5th Annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

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Hello friends and visitors!  It's time again for my annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  This will be the 5th annual challenge and I'm excited to be kicking it off again.    

If you are new to my blog, you are probably wondering what this is all about.  Just so everyone is up to speed on the challenge requirements, here are all the details.  

Each Monday for the next 12 weeks, I will post a Christmas tag.  If you wish to play along, you can make any sort of Christmas or winter themed DIY project.  It can be a tag, but doesn't have to be.  It can be a Christmas card, a holiday decoration, a scrapbook layout, a tree ornament, a banner, whatever you want but it does have to be inspired by my tag and must be Christmas or winter themed.  For those of you who chose to make a Christmas card, this challenge will help you complete at least 12 handmade cards.  

Everyone is invited to play along.  Below are the challenge requirements, which must be adhered to in order to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end:
  • This is an inspiration challenge.  Each week, I will post my tag and you will use it to be inspired to make something. You can enter any sort of craft.  It can be a tag, a card, a home decor project, a scrapbook layout - your choice but please make it winter or Christmas related. 
  • You must take inspiration from something on my tag and tell us in your post what inspired you. You don't have to use my style, my layout, my colors, my theme or anything except be inspired by something on my sample. Your make can be shabby, it can be grungy or it can be clean and simple. I don't mind if you CASE my work, but if you do, please give me credit. 
  • We will have 12 weekly challenges beginning Tuesday, September 19th.  You can link your project using the linky provided at the very bottom of the post. 
  • To be eligible for the drawing at the end of the 12 weeks, you must: 1) enter all 12 challenges, 2) provide a link back to this challenge and mention that it is sponsored by my store The Funkie Junkie Boutiquewith a link to the boutique  www.thefunkiejunkie.com
  • You do have to have a blog (or some other way to provide the required links and inspiration information).
  • All 12 challenges will remain open until midnight Eastern time on December 20, 2016.  You can play any of the 12 challenges up through that date in any order. To be eligible for the prize drawing, you must have submitted an entry into all 12 of these challenges by midnight Eastern time December 19th.
  • On December 21st, from the pool of players who participated in every single challenge and provided a link to the challenge and a link to my store on their post, I will draw three winners. There will be one $50 grand prize gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique given out plus two runner up prizes of $25 gift certificates. 
  • Additionally, everyone who participated in all the challenges and met the requirements will receive a 15% off coupon good for their entire order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique during the month of January 2016. 
  • Here is the blog publication schedule for my 12 inspiration tags:  Week 1 - September 26, Week 2 - October 3 Week 3 - October 10, Week 4  - October 17, Week 5 - October 24,  Week 6 - October 31, Week 7 - November 7, Week 8 - November 14,  Week 9 - November 21, Week 10 - November 28, Week 11- December 5, Week 12 - December 12, December 19 - challenge closes. 
This is a super easy and fun challenge.  I hope you will play along and link up your projects.  Don't forget, you can complete the 12 challenges at any time and in any order, just as long as all 12 are linked here by December 19th.


Here's my first tag for the 2016 challenge.  I started with a jumbo manila tag and used an old Hero Arts music stamp, stamping with Jet Black archival ink.  A little Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain were blended on the tag and along the edges and then Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray was applied to give it little bling.  The next layer was stars stenciled on using a Tim Holtz stencil and Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste.   Once the Embossing Paste was dry, I rubbed a little Inka Gold Old Gold over each start to make them shine.  Then it was time to add some die cuts and I had some fun with two new Tim Holtz Thinlits die sets - the Dimensional Stars and Tree Line.  LOVE the new Tree Line.  It is so delicate.  Somehow I just had to do them in black rather than green.  I made a double line of trees and dry brushed the edges with a little Tarnished Brass distress paint.  The dimensional stars were cut from white card stock and painted gold with Tarnished Brass distress paint.  I added a little gold netting and a sentiment with Small Talk Stickers.  

That's it for this week.  Hope you will find something here to inspire you.  It would be wonderful to have you playing along with year!








The products below were used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Ranger, Tim Holtz and most other name brands are always 20% below MSRP.







Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Playing with Circles



Hi y'all, I'm making a few appearances at Frilly ad Funkie over the next couple of months.  We have several of our team taking leaves of absence and I'm jumping in to help cover.  This week, I'm on the Frilly side of the team.  Our challenge theme is Going Around in Circles.  I didn't come up with anything original for this challenge, but it did give me a chance to play with a beautiful doily die set from Spellbinders.

I started with a square of white CS, painted it with Dusty Concord distress paint and stenciled it with the Tim Holtz Gothic stencil and Jet Black Archival Ink.  The flower was hand made with the Tattered Flowers strip die, cut from white CS and stained with Carved Pumpkin distress stain, then edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I used the fun black cat from the Hocus Pocus die and instead of a bell around his neck, I gave him a spider.  His rhinestone eyes are actually green, too bad they don't show up well in the photo.  The BOO and the spiders are from last year's Halloween Idea-ology line, no longer available.

That's about it for this card.  Just a quick make for me to jump back into crafting after a long absence.  Thank you for visiting.  I hope you will stop back next Monday for the kick off of my annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.









The products below were used to make the above card.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are alway 20% below MSRP.




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

All Lined Up!


Hello,

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog.  I'm filling in again for Zoe Hillman over at Frilly and Funkie.  Our challenge is "All Lined Up" hosted by the incomparable Jenny Marples.  Jenny has is thinking in straight lines, rows, columns, strips and grids.  We must make sure the vertical and/or horizontal lines and rows of things are clearly visible on our vintage or shabby chic project. Another requirement is that the edges don't count as straight lines!

I grabbed one of my jumbo shipping tags that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and stamped the gentlemen from the Tim Holtz Mercantile set with Jet Black archival ink.  Masking him off, I got to work with the Tim Holtz Stripes stencil, Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool, ending up with stripes over the whole tag except for the gentlemen.  Once the stripes were created, I went over the entire tag with Vintage Photo DI to give it a vintage feel finish up with a little spritz and flick with Tim's Distress Sprayer.  Then I had some fun with the rest of the stamps from the Mercantile set.  Two of the stamps were stamped onto die cuts cut from the Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits die set and popped up on craft foam for dimension.  The edges of the tag were distressed a bit with my fingernail and then all the edges were sponged with Walnut Stain DI.

I had some galvanized wire fence material that I purchased at a local hardware store years ago.  I thought that would be just the thing for the horizontal and vertical stripes I was going for.  I gave it a coat of rust with a Viva Decor product called Rusty Paper - super easy to paint on and very fast drying.  You can use it on paper as well as almost any other surface.  It was also applied to the gears that I used to finish off the project.

That's a wrap for this challenge.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie and the other DT members blogs to leave them some love.   Thanks so much for stopping by today!









These products were used to create the tag above and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique were Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brands are always 205 below MSRP.



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