Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Tic Tac Toe at Frilly & Funkie

Hello friends, I'm back to share a card I made for Frilly and Funkie's challenge this week.  Our theme is Tic Tac Toe - Three in a Row.  Just pick three embellishments in a row from the grid - your row can be horizontal, diagonal or vertical.  I picked the top row:  metal, chipboard, lace.  Two of the leaves are chipboard and my lace is in the form of two types of doilies.  

My distressed doily piece was made by gluing a piece of Terminology tissue wrap to a sheet of card stock.  The next step was to stamp leaves with clear embossing ink and applying clear EP.  Then I did an emboss resist sponging on it and die cut it with the Distressed Doily die.  The border doily is from my shop (as are most of the other products and embellishments).  

The Mini Tattered Leaves dies were used to cut the leaves from felt and from chipboard.  The chipboard was embossed and then painted with Tarnished Brass Metallic Stain and sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  The tag was cut with an old Spellbinders die, stamped with a leaf flourish and painted with Tarnished Brass Metallic stain.  The sentiment is a Melissa Francis rub on. 

It's Frilly week at Frilly and Funkie.  I hope you will stop by to see our other inspiration pieces. 

The following products used to create this card can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Moving Sale Continues

Time is tick tocking away, marching forward to the time we have to be out of the house.  I am packing and clearing stuff out every day and have a few more destash items up for sale today.  In most cases, I have priced things just a dollar or two over my mailing costs.  Shipping (for USA addresses) is included in the price for each item.  To purchase, check out my October 30th Destash post on my Funkie's Junk blog. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #7

Greetings friends!  It's week #7 in the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style and I have a snowy day in the woods for you this week.  If you are not familiar with the challenge, you can read all the details on it in the first post here.  I also decided to combine my tag with Linda Ledbetter's Tim Holtz Technique challenge the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.  This week, the technique is Volume #2, Page 40 - the Faux Suede challenge and my little ole boutique The Funkie Junkie Boutique is this week's sponsor!  

This technique is way cool!  I had never done it before and  oh oh, I think I have another favorite technique!  If you double click on the photo you will be able to see it super close up and get an idea of how the kraft paper looks after being treated with the Ranger Ink Refresher.  After performing the technique, I colored the tag with Bundled Sage Distress Stain and also added some smudges of Tarnished Brass Metallic DS.  It takes forever to dry - the ink refresher has sort of an oily feel to it and even using my heat tool it took awhile to dry.  Once it was try, using the masking technique, I stamped the pine tree from the classic SU set Lovely as a Tree for the background.  I also sponged a bit of Vintage Photo DI around the edges.  The main image is from Artistic Outpost's Midwinter plate, stamped in Coffee archival ink.  The cardboard was also edged with Vintage Photo DI and then I applied a mix of gold EP and UTEE to the edges - same type of embossing for the snowflakes.  The reindeer were diecut from chipboard over which I had glued a vanilla card stock.  Then the snowflakes were clear embossed and Vintage Photo DI was liberally sponged over them.  

The sentiment plaque was stamped with Coffee archival and then clear embossed.  Next Festive Berries DI was sponged and I applied one thin coat of UTEE.  Then I went around the edges again with my gold EP/UTEE mix.  

And there you have Tag #7.  Have you started playing along yet?  If so, please know that I am absolutely thrilled that you are joining in.  And if you haven't started playing, there is still time.  One of the requirements to qualify for the drawing at the end is that you must have entered each of the 12 weeks and all must be completed by midnight on December 17th.  Tags are quick and easy so what are you waiting for?

Have a great week and see you back here next Monday for #8.

The following products used to make this tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

One Last Halloween Card...

While I am not actually a big Halloween fan, I do love the Gothic spookiness of vintage Halloween art and always love making Halloween paper crafts.  This week at Our Creative Corner, the lovely Marcy Kaminski is hosting our challenge and she has given us a really cool theme:  Masking for Halloween - use the masking technique to make a Halloween inspired paper craft.  

For my making, I used the Mini Halloween 3 set, stamped the skull, cut a mask of the skull and then stamped the web and the spider over top of the mask.  In my imagination, I could see this piece in the sharp contrast of black and white and that's where my mojo took me.  The main stamped panel was cut and framed with an older Spellbinders die, the background piece was embossed with the TH Halloween Words and Cobwebs TF.  My piece of filigree metal was painted with the Retro Highway Vintaj patina paint in black and affixed with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte.  My fence was cut with the Iron Gate die, the bottom portion embossed with the Regal Flourishes TF, the highpoints swiped with embossing in and embossed with Sticky EP and then I applied Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter while the EP was still hot.  The gate spikes were embossed with Black Soot Distress EP.  The Vintage Lace die cut strip was dabbed liberally with Brushed Pewter Metallic DS and then I applied UTEE and heated embossed it.  

Please stop by Our Creative Corner to see the Masking for Halloween pieces our design team has created to inspire you to make one last Halloween piece.

The following products used to make this card can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
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