Wednesday, July 17, 2019

It's Heating Up!

Editor's Note: Before we kick off the latest challenge we have more fantastic news to share with you! Today we are so excited to unveil the newest member of The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge Design Team - Ginny Nemchak of Polly's Paper Studio!!! We are sure you will all join us in giving her the warmest of welcomes as she shares her creative magic with us for our upcoming challenges. Now, talking of new challenges...

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Welcome back to another Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge! Suzz here hosting our new challenge called 'It's Heating Up!'  Here is how I described the current challenge:

July is when the weather here in the Midwest really starts to turn warm and muggy. This is the inspiration for our challenge to interpret the heat with using one or more of the following colors: Yellow, Red or Orange. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project where the main color is yellow, orange or red. I can't wait to see how you turn up the heat in your art!

 The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge'. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

To get you started in feeling the heat the team has provided some beautiful inspiration:

Sara Emily - sarascloset


Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Stampers Anonymous Entomology Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Honeycomb For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Ginny Nemchak - Polly's Paper Studio


Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


I hope this has your creative juices warming up and you are ready to join us in the challenge!

Suzz

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Stampers Anonymous Fragments

Hello! Suzz here with a Saturday Showcase featuring the wonderful Stampers Anonymous Fragments Stamps!

My favorite thing about crafting is stamping. I always try to include stamping on any project I create. I decided to dig into my scraps piles to look for backgrounds and bits created previously. The fragments stamps are perfect for adding the next layer of texture and detail on any these type of scraps.

Stampers Anonymous Fragments Stampers Anonymous Stuff to Say Idea-Ology Paper Dolls Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Nordic For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

For my first card I pulled a beautiful background from my stash. I adored the art I created with this background previously and was happy to pull it out and use up the rest of the pieces. I found enough pieces to cut out the butterfly to coordinate.

The fragment stamp added the perfect details in the corners. I stamped them using a brown archival ink and then to make it pop I heat embossed with embossing powder.

The Paper Doll was colored with a little gold and brown highlights and the wings got a touch of stamping over the embossed gold shapes.

The background is a mix of painted surfaces splattered with gold over gold embossed pattern.

Stampers Anonymous Fragments  Sizzix Bumblebee Idea-Ology Quote Chip Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I think I must work in gold and browns quite a bit because I found lots of gold scraps in my pile of goodies. This piece was already cut into a tag and I decided to use the shape already cut.

I die cut a bumblebee from another scrap but only had enough to get part of the bee. I decided to go with it and attach the bee to the side of the tag. I used alcohol inks to color a glass cut button and added a wildflower to the tag.

I also stamped the fragments onto the seam binding before I died it to coordinate. I forget sometimes that you can stamp on the ribbon too!

I added the fragment touches by stamping onto tissue paper with brown archival ink and then decoupaging the pieces to the tag.

Stampers Anonymous Fragments  Idea-Ology Gears Sizzix Bumblebee For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

For my next card I had an ATC started with an embossed bee and I decided to stamp the fragments on the corners and over the top of the embossed bee. I used embossing ink and then sprinkled with gold embossing powder to add a glitz to the background.

I found a gold background panel and stamped another fragment in the corners with brown ink and then layered everything with gears, old watch faces along with the quote chip.

Stampers Anonymous Fragments Idea-Ology Paper Dolls Stampers Anonymous Architecture For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I finally found a beautiful pink background with hints of gold and decided to add golden bits of fragments stamped over the background.

I found a die cut arch and it fit perfectly with the architecture arch and stamped that into the arch. I heat embossed with the gold embossing powder.

The pink was the distress oxide smeared on the craft mat and spritzed with water. This background seemed perfect for the little flower girl paper doll.

I finished her with some flower accents to soften all the gold embossing.
Have a happy Saturday and remember you still have time to play along in the 'Water, Water, Everywhere' challenge until 11:55 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019.

Suzz

Products: 
Stampers Anonymous Fragments
Stampers Anonymous Architecture
Stampers Anonymous Stuff to Say 
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz  Paper Dolls 
Idea-Ology Bouquet Findings 
Idea-Ology Quotations Metallic Stickers
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Mini Gears 
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Gadget Gears 
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Date Dials
Idea-Ology Long Fasteners
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Game Spinners
Buttons - Floral Wooden ButtonsRhinestone Style Button Set
Ranger Alcohol Inks - Rust, Espresso
Seam Binding 
Prima Metallique Gold Rush Paint 
Eileen Hull Molten Dimension Golden Rod 
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad 
Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste 


Prima Art Extravaganza Texture Paste Gold Crackle 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Large Stems Die
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil 
Ranger Embossing Powders - Brown
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Picked RaspberryWalnut Stain 
Ranger Layering Stencil - NordicCrossed 
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste 
Prima Say It In Crystals

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July Give-Away at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

We have another goodie box up for grabs and you can enter the give-away through July 31st but first we want to announce that Tina-Mari Dalsrud is the winner of our July prize package.  Congratulations Tina-Mari!  We hope you will enjoy your new crafting supplies compliments of The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Here is a quick glimpse of our July give-away as well as all the ways you can enter.  Wishing you all good luck in the drawing!



Monday, July 8, 2019

Challenge Winners - Home, Sweet Home

Today we are excited to announce our winners from the 'Home, Sweet Home' challenge. Thank you to everyone who shared their gorgeous creations with us. We loved seeing them all.


To pick just one winner was incredibly hard but in the end we chose #6 Alison (Butterfly). We were all convinced that this was a photo of her home, not a miniature masterpiece lovingly handcrafted to the finest detail! Make sure to check it out HERE. Congratulations to Alison on being our favorite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge. You will be contacted with all the details.

And now our picks for the three winners of the Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge. As already mentioned it was so difficult to choose between these entries and we recommend you hop on over to take a look at them all. In numerical order they are; #4 Elly (Elly's Creaties) #5 Katy D (I like to cut and paste) and #8 Lynn (Experiments in Paper). Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.


And finally we have a randomly chosen lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #8 Lynn (Experiments in Paper)! Again, please do make sure you check out her amazing project for this challenge. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

Thank you again from all of us here at Frilly and Funkie to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, 'Water, Water, Everywhere' runs through Tuesday, July 16th and we look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a great week everyone.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Guest Designer - Esther Asbury

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the Water, Water, Everywhere challenge.  This is Esther Asbury of Shoregirl's Creations, who was the Design Team's Top Pick from the Mother, May I challenge.


Hello, my name is Esther Asbury and I'm honored and excited that I get to be a guest designer here on the Frilly and Funkie blog today! I live in the beautiful state of Virginia, USA. I've been happily married to my husband for 20 years and we have one beautiful daughter and two spoiled rotten dogs.

I've enjoyed many different hobbies over the years (cross-stitch, crocheting, knitting, gardening to name a few), but I've recently narrowed my interest to mainly card-making/paper-crafts. I don't really have one definable style but instead enjoy trying new techniques and experimenting with different products.(I think it's because I really like variety, and am easily bored with the same old, same old. SMILE!) I'm honored and excited to be a guest design on the Frilly and Funkie blog this week, and I hope my work will inspire you to create in your own unique style!


I decided to go with a shabby chic sea themed card today, so let's get started...


To create those board in the background I: 

• embossed a piece of light blue card stock with the 3D Lumber Embossing Folder 
• cut my boards apart, tore the ends, and distressed the sides by running an open pair of scissors along them 
• swiped some Picket Fence Distress Stain down each board 
• stamped my Versamark Watermark ink pad over the entire board and added Seth Apter Baked Texture (I rubbed some off before heat setting so that only part of the board would retain the texture)
• lightly applied some dry Parthenay Umber Artisan Powder to the centers of each board 

After adhering my boards to my square card front, I added a piece of cheesecloth and some crochet paper lace.

Next I die cut three feathered lace ovals and cut the centers out to form a frame. I glued the three frames together for more dimension and stamped the plaid background stamp from Wendy Vecchi over the top in salty ocean ink. I added a bit of picket fence distress stain over my ink to tone down the brightness.


I accented all my nautical die cuts with distress ink ink and picket fence distress stain. The anchor has a layer of blizzard baked texture over top for added interest.

I added some homemade flowers to the bottom corner with a bit of burlap string tucked in behind.


Here's how I created the flowers:

• die cut 2 each of the smallest and next to smallest flowers from the tattered florals die
• stamped two colors of distress oxide on my craft surface, added water, and smashed the flowers in the diluted ink till I achieved a color I was happy with - Note: I made sure to ink the reverse side of my flowers as well as the fronts
• crumpled my flowers into a ball to create wrinkles and texture
• unfolded my flowers, heat set, and glued together


The final touch was a sentiment from the True North stamp set in broken china distress oxide.

I hope you've enjoyed following along in my creative process, and will stop by the current challenge and link up your "water" projects!

Supplies and tools with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for products from the store: 

3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
Picket Fence Distress Stain (Ranger)
Versamark Watermark Ink
Blizzard Baked Texture (Seth Apter)
Parthenay Umber Artisan Powder (Prima)
Plaid Flannel Background Stamp (Wendy Vecchi)
• True North Stamp Set (Stamplorations)
Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
• Feathered Lace Ovals (Gina Marie Designs)
Tattered Florals Die (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
• Small Sea Shell Dies (Impression Obsession)
• Paddles and Rope Ladder (Cottage Cutz)
• Sailboat (Cottage Cutz)
• Anchor (Cottage Cutz)
• Crab (Cottage Cutz)
• These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger) - Salty Ocean, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Ranger)
• Burlap String
• Cheesecloth


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To see all the details of Esther's fabulous card and more of her lovely work, check out her blog and then come on back and share your water-themed project with us.  The Water, Water, Everywhere challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, July 16th.

There will be a new Saturday Showcase on July 13th, so be sure to save the date and visit us so you don't miss the inspiration our designer will be sharing.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Water, Water, Everywhere

Editor's Note: Before we get into the new challenge theme there are lots of changes to let you know about. The most obvious is the new look and our name change! We will now be known as The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog to reflect our association to The Funkie Junkie Boutique online store, and will continue to feature those Frilly and Funkie style projects you love to see.

There are also a couple of team changes; sadly Kathy Wright Clement has stepped down as she has new and exciting opportunities taking more of her time now. We will all miss her so much, and as well as thanking her for her for everything she did for the team we wish her every success with her new creative adventures. And you'll see that Maggi Harding is missing from our line up this week - Maggi is taking a much needed break for the summer but she'll be back with us in September. Talking of changes, in future we will be combining the projects from both the Frilly and Funkie sides of the Design Team at the beginning of each challenge. Don't worry though, you will still have the usual two weeks in which to enter your projects - we look forward to seeing them! And now for the new challenge...

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It is Cec here and I am your hostess for this new challenge here at Frilly and Funkie. I am calling it Water, Water, Everywhere and this is how I describe it:
Often when people go on vacation there is water involved – fishing, cruising, checking out the aquarium, enjoying water sports or playing in the sand at the beach. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project that reminds you of one or more of these past times.

The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge'. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

The gals on the Design Team have created some fabulous inspiration for you.  To get all the details of their projects, simply click on their blog URL and you will be taken directly to their blogs;

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Sara Emily - sarascloset


Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Ranger Alcohol Inks Stampers Anonymous Stuff to Say Seaside Charms Set For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


Once you have checked out these wonderful projects, come on back and share your water-themed creation with us using the link below. We can't wait to see what you make! And do make sure you join us again tomorrow for some more inspiration from a new Guest Designer.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday Showcase Graphic 45 Travel Album and Sizzix Tim Holtz Timekeeper

Happy Saturday!  Suzz here with a Saturday Showcase featuring the Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Timekeeper Die.

When I saw the new Kraft Albums from Graphic 45 my eyes lit up and I knew that I had to have one.  This album is fun because it comes with multiple pockets and three notebooks with more pockets.   Each notebook has different types of pages including:  lined paper,  blank pages and grid paper.  I immediately thought of creating a book to use for my house decor ideas and tracking. 

Stamperia Lilac Paper Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Die Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I decided to use the lovely Stamperia Lilac Papers to cover the books inside and out.  I placed the outside cover onto the paper and traced the outline to cut out and attach to the cover.  I painted the surfaces with white gesso to frame the paper and blend the edges.  I used the distressing tool and a bit more gesso to soften the edges.

Stamperia Lilac Paper Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Die Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
On the inside I painted the cover first with Gesso.  After that dried I used vellum paper to trace the shapes of the pockets and measured the insert.  I cut the papers to fit and attached with tape.  I distressed the edges with paint and distressing tool.

I followed the same process for the three little booklets inside the album.  They all received their own papers and embellishments. 

Stamperia Lilac Paper Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Die Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
The first booklet used one of the postcard images from the paper with the butterfly wings cut out to lift up from the page and accented with a hint of glitter.  The centers were accented with a pearl.

Stamperia Lilac Paper Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Die Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
The next book received a hint of vintage photo around the edges and a tag cut out of the coordinating papers.  I found the beautiful flower in my flower drawer that coordinated with the prints.

Stamperia Lilac Paper Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Die Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
 The final book emulates the cover with the same soft butterflies and the Timekeeper again die cut from cardboard and painted white to keep a soft effect.  I had to stamp one thing on the project so I slipped in the numbers stamped in a soft gray to blend in.

Stamperia Lilac Paper Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Die Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Once the notebooks slip back in behind the stretchy binding they sit in cover waiting for notes or receipts or papers to be tucked into the cute pockets.

Stamperia Lilac Paper Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Die Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 There is still time to join us in the Home Sweet Home Challenge which ends Tuesday July 2nd at 11:49 EST.  

Suzz

Products:
Stamperia Lilac Paper Pack
Tim Holtz TimeKeeper Sizzix Bigz Die 
Graphic 45 Kraft Travel Album with Notebooks 
Prima Art Basics Heavy White Gesso 
Prima Marketing Farmhouse Ephemera
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Ranger Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy
Rayon Seam Binding 
Kaisercraft Pearls
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Tonic Distressing Tool
Tim Holtz Tonic Re-tractable Craft Knife

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Home, Sweet Home

Hello and welcome! We really enjoyed seeing all those gorgeous embellishments, trinkets and trims in our last challenge! It's Sara Emily here to host our latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie, and I'm calling it 'Home, Sweet Home'. Whether your house is grand or modest, neat or messy, there's no place like home. Houses get bought and sold, but home stays with you forever. For this challenge, I would like to see how you interpret what home means to you on your vintage or shabby chic project.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

This week the wonderful Funkie side of the Design Team is up to share their challenge creations - click on each image for a closer look and on their blog to be magically transported to their blogs:

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot 

Stampers Anonymous The Professor Stampers Anonymous Prima Marketing Wild and Free For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Sara Emily - sarascloset


Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


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WEEK ONE

This week the fabulous Frilly side of the Design Team is up to share their challenge creations - click on each image for a closer look and on their blog to be magically transported to their blogs:

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark


Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design


Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Now it's your turn to show us what home means to you! We can't wait to see what you will create for this challenge! Use the Linky tool below to link up your project before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, July 2. There will be even more inspiration from the Funkie side of the Design Team next week too, so be sure to visit us again next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!
Sara Emily



Monday, June 24, 2019

Challenge Winners - Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims

Today we announce our winners from the 'Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims' challenge. Thank you to everyone who shared their gorgeous creations with us. We loved seeing them all.


With so many wonderful entries it was a challenge just to pick out one, but our final choice this time was #13 Boozybear. We loved the way the embellishments had been incorporated and layered with the images over the beautiful background to create a sense of mystery and wonder in this layout! Check it out in more detail HERE. Congratulations to Boozybear on being our favorite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge. You will be contacted with all the details.

And now our picks for the three winners of the Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge. As already mentioned it was so difficult to choose between these entries and we recommend you hop on over to take a look at them all. In numerical order they are; #2 Annie (Curious & Crafty Treasures) #3 Nancy Hill and #15 Alison (Butterfly). Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.


And finally we have a randomly chosen lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #5 Clareene Forbes! Again, please do make sure you check out her amazing project for this challenge. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

Thank you again from all of us here at Frilly and Funkie to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, 'Home, Sweet Home' runs through Tuesday, July 2nd and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here this Wednesday, June 26th with some more inspiration for you. We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Transparent Wings

It is Cec here to present the Saturday Showcase this week.  I am sharing a couple of projects I made featuring the Tim Holtz Transparent Wings from his Idea-ology line of products, which can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


I have made one a little frilly and another a little more funkie but believe me, both were so much fun to create.  First up is the frilly one - a tag I think I will call Wildflower Fairy.


I started with a jumbo manila tag and gave it a coat of White Gesso (Dina Wakley) on both sides.  Then I smooshed the tag through puddles of Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz).


Once the tag was dry I gave each side a coat of Clear Gesso (Dina Wakley).  This was followed with Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi) through the Crossed stencil (Tim Holtz) - I only added the paste on the side I decided was going to be the front.  Note:  The clear gesso acts as a barrier so the paste will stay white when it dries.  If you don't mind it sucking up some of the colour, the clear gesso can be omitted.


Next I die cut all sorts of wildflowers from the Wildflower Stems #1 and #2 sets (Tim Holtz).  The die cuts were coloured by inking them with a variety of Distress Inks using either a water brush (Tim Holtz) or smooshing them through puddles of colour.  The inks used were: Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberries, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint.


Gathered Twigs Distress Ink was used to colour a little picket fence that came in one of the great goodie packages you get with an order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The wildflowers and the fence were added to the tag.


Next I used some Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) to stamp a couple of bees from the Entomology set (Tim Holtz) and cut them out using the co-ordinating die set - what a time saver.  The bees were coloured with some Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade DI before they were added to the tag.  I also stamped a lady bug but did not use it in the end because it was too large and looked out of scale.


I coloured the back of some transparent wings with a mixture of Aqua and Purple Twilight Alcohol Ink (Tim Holtz) and then fastened them to the back of a sweet girl from the Paper Dolls (Tim Holtz).

Finally some burlap string and some fuzzy fibre from my stash were combined with a strip of seam binding that was dyed with Gathered Twigs DI to make a topper for the tag.


For my more funkie project I made a canvas I am calling Brave Wings.  I started with a piece of mat board and adhered some corrugated cardboard on top of it.  This gives some stability to the cardboard but still keeps the project light.


I ripped some of the top layer off the cardboard in random areas to expose the corrugation and then smeared Texture Paste thickly over sections to provide rough texture.


I tore a piece of paper from an old book and gave it a light dry brushed coat of White Gesso.


Next I laid the paper loosely on the cardboard and sprayed both with some Antique Linen, Iced Spruce and Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain (Tim Holtz) followed by White Linen Spray (Dylusions).


Before I glued it on the cardboard I added some stenciling to the book paper using the Checkmate Stencil (Wendy Vecchi) and Iced Spruce DI as well as the Speckles stencil (Tim Holtz) and Gathered Twigs DI.


The transparent wings were coloured on the back with a mixture of Mushroom, Cloudy Blue and Denim Alcohol Ink (Tim Holtz).  One large pair of wings was added to the back of a ballerina from the Paper Dolls set (Tim Holtz).  Strings of copper seed beads were added to the bodies of the remaining wings before they were added to the canvas.

Finally I created the sentiment on the computer, cut it into segments, inked each word with Gathered Twigs DI and adhered then to the canvas.

These transparent wings are so much fun and very handy to have.  They can be coloured as I did but they also look wonderful just as they are.  The package contains a great variety of sizes so they can be used in all sorts of ways.  You can purchase them at The Funkie Junkie Boutique - a great online store with super pricing and customer service.

Here is a list of supplies with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Transparent Wings TH93785
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Wildflower Stems #1 by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Wildflower Stems #2 by Tim Holtz