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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Something Different

Hello, thanks for stopping by today.  I have a cute little project to share that I made for our challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  Cec is our hostess and we are kicking off week #2, the Funkie week to post for our challenge theme of A Gift From the Heart.  This week I decided to use the winter charms set that I sell in The Funkie Junkie Boutique and make wine charms out of them.  These were a lot of fun to make up plus they were super quick to put together.  I had a bunch of silver tone spacers and some tiny faceted crystal beads in my stash that I was able to put to use. 

I ordered a set of 200 silver tone hoops from eBay and had enough silver bells and charms to make up 10 sets of hoops, charms and silver bells.  They are $2.99 for a set of six.  All you need to do is add beads and spacers to your liking.  I used 4-6mm faceted crystal rondelle spacer beads which you can get at most of the big box craft stores, if you don't already have them in your stash.  These make lovely quick and easy handmade hostess gifts for the holidays!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what the other designers have made as their handmade gift from the heart.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #9

Hello and welcome to week #9 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  We are on the downhill slide now with only four weeks until Christmas.  I hope you are planning to play along.  You can play in any order at any time prior to December 21st.  If you link up all 12 challenges and follow all the challenge requirements found in the Week #1 post, you will be in for the drawing  - 3 gift certificates to The Funkie Junkie Boutique are going to be given away.  In addition, all participants who complete the challenge properly will receive a 10% discount coupon to The Funkie Junkie Boutique to shop in January.  We have had some amazing submissions this year - thank you so much to everyone who has played along!

I have so much fun making the tags each year and love making a variety of styles.  Last week it was homespun and this week I'm going for elegant with a gold and black color palette.  I started with one of the jumbo manila tags that I sell in the boutique.  I don't have them in black so I used black distress paint and painted it with two coats of paint, drying it with a heat tool between painting the two layers.  

Next, using the Tim Holtz Christmas stencil, I stenciled on gold Wendy Vecchi embossing paste.  The edges of the tag were dry brushed with gold acrylic paint dabber.  On a piece of vellum, I stenciled on embossing ink using the Tim Holtz Festive stencil and embossed on Queen's Gold embossing powder.    The edges were ripped and sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  When the gold embossing paste was dry, the vellum was affixed over it using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  
I haven't used my Snowflake Rosette decorative strip die yet this holiday season and have been wanting to use it.  I wanted the embellishments to be very simple so as not to take away from the two layers of embossing.  I cut the rosette out of white CS, stamped it with the Christmas Carol stamp from Tim's Mini Holidays 3 set, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and gave it a shot or two of Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain.  There are two layers of seals, the bottom one was gold embossed with Queen's Gold EP.  The top one was cut with the Stacked Snowflake die from acrylic packaging and sprayed with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain. I topped it off with a small gumdrop from my shop, which is a bit smaller than the Tim Holtz gumdrops.

The sentiment was made with a stamp from Mini Holidays 5, stamped with embossing ink and embossed with Queen's Gold.  I used selected areas from the Festive Stencil, stenciled on embossing ink and embossed with Queen's Gold.   The panel was cut with the new Labels Thinlits dies.

I dyed the shabby seam binding by scribbling a bit of Tarnished Brass distress stain on my craft sheet and dabbing it in it.

That's it for Tag #9.  Thank you so much for coming by to check to out.  I hope you will be able to play along this week!  Please be sure to link up all your projects by December 21st.

The products below were used to make the above project.  They are available at The Funie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

White Christmas

Greetings friends and followers!  It's Sunday again and time for my weekly post for Artistic Outpost.  This week I felt like making an all white card, but then decided to add silver. to give it a more festive touch.  I started by stamping the image from Midwinter and the sentiment from Christmas Chalk on white CS with Jet Black archival ink.  I cut them out with two of the labels dies from the new Tim Holtz Thinlits Labels set.  Using the On the Edge Snow Flurries die, I cut white CS and glittered it with Clear Rock Candy distress glitter using Glossy Accents.  The tiny pearl clusters on the snowflakes are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Venise lace bows were added to give it a festive touch, also from my boutique.  

I cut a sheet of acrylic plastic with the new Stacked Snowflakes die.  I arranged the die cut snowflakes on a 5x5 panel of white CS and used them as a mask when I misted the panel with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain....and then of course I covered it all up.  The bottom mat was edged with Brushed Pewter distress stain.  
The snowflake was one of the acrylic die cuts I sprayed with Brushed Pewter.  I love the way it looks - a unintended development!

That's it for this week's Artistic Outpost post.  I hope you'll come back and visit on Monday for week #9 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Altered Wall Hanging

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Hi ya everyone!  I'm back with my weekly DT project for Frilly and Funkie.  We are kicking off a new challenge with Cec as our hostess.  This challenge is all about making something to give as a holiday gift.  It's the Frilly week to post, but I'm afraid I was leading toward my Funkie side when I made this.  I actually had a sweet, pink, girly project going for this challenge, but I had some problems with my distress ink colors turning to a different color so then nothing matched.  I ended up scrapping that project and going with this one.  Desperate for something to make as a gift, I headed to Hobby Lobby.  I found this in the wall art section for 50% off and paid $5 for it.  Basically it's a huge wooden tag 6x12" and came with the twine tie on top.
The first thing I did was gave it a coat of gesso, dried that with my heat tool and then gave it another coat of gesso.  I didn't want the original artwork to show through.  When that was dry, I gave it two coats of Pumice Stone distress paint, dried it with my heat tool again in between coats.  I had seen something with a chevron pattern at Hobby Lobby and wanted to re-create that.  I thought of using a stencil to add the chevron pattern, but I really don't care for the Tim Holtz Chevron stencil.  I do, however, love the Chevron Frameworks die and used it to create my own stencil.  I cut two of those die cuts out of acrylic packaging.  Doing two rows at at time, taping and masking off with masking tape, I stenciled on Mustard Seed Distress Paint.  I dried the paint in between each stenciling.  When all the stenciling was finished, I didn't like the way it looked - too bright plus the patten wasn't very crisp and clear.  I decided to knock down the color a little by sponging the entire piece, especially the yellow stenciling.  I used walnut stain distress ink.  I like the way it makes the distress paint look blotchy and worn - an instant hit with me!

I used the Artistic Stacked Words decorative strip die to cut the number strip that I used for the stem.  It was cut from white CS because I'm almost out of black.  I sponged it liberally with Black Soot, applied black ultra fine embossing powder. and heated it on  The sentiment letters which were cut with the Chip Block decorative strip die started out as white CS and were also black heat embossed.
The flower is made from several layers of white CS cut with the Jumbo Tattered Florals Bigz die and the regular sized Tattered Florals die.  The layers were stained with Mustard Seed, spritzed with water, turned upside down on the craft sheet, scrunched, dried with a heat tool and sponged with Vintage Photo.  Once the flower was assembled,  I flicked a little black soot distress stain on it using a paint brush.

I included a couple of close up shots here because I wanted you to see the texture created by the distress paint.  With the Pumice Stone paint, it looks almost like woodgrain.  The Mustard Seed distress paint that I used to stencil was sort of stippled on using the foam dabber.  It gave it a raised texture and when dry, the Walnut Stain distress ink that I sponged on settled into the cracks and pores and gave the background such a nice rich texture.

The leaves were cut with the Tattered Leaves die, painted with Pumice Stone distress paint, covered with Glossy Accents and then glittered with Pumice Stone distress glitter.

And even though it's not super frilly, I finally had a project I was happy with and felt I could share.  I think the photos really don't do it justice.  I really like the way it came out.  I'm not sure whose Christmas gift this will be but am leaning toward giving it to my daughter.  I think she will enjoy it hanging on the wall in her apartment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see the other handmade gifts.

These products were used in the creation of the project above.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

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