Thursday, January 14, 2021

Guest Designer - Lyla Larimore

It is time to say hello and welcome to our Guest Designer for the Put A Good Word In challenge. Lyla Larimore of A Chief's Wife's Heart's 'aFire was the Design Team's Top Pick from the Celebrate challenge.

For those of you who may be new to my blog, my name is Lyla Larimore and I've been blessed to have been Guest Designer for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog several times now.

I've been crafting with paper in some way or form just about my entire life, beginning with making my own dollhouses, furniture, and then worked my way up to reality as a homemaker. Those skills came in very handy when my kids got into school. I spent my afternoons making whatever paper project the school's hallways needed for each subject of study, event, or holiday where help was needed. My projects since having to retire from school and photography have toned down quite a bit- but not in the sharing of it!

And just last week on Monday the 4th my ChiefHubby joined in on the retirement- living the dream of being able to stop his paying job so that he can still have time to do the work he wants to do for The LORD. Papers were signed and we rode off into the sunset, literally - crafting gear came with!!

I created some ATCs by altering playing cards with all sorts of Paper Dolls, Crackle Paste, word banners and tied them all together with a blue color palette.

You can get all the details of how they came together on my blog by clicking HERE.
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Once again Lyla has come up with some fabulous inspiration for her Guest Designer post and after you have checked out all the details, please come on back and share your project(s) with uplifting words. The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, January 19th.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Saturday Showcase - Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints

Hello. It is Cec here and I am presenting the Saturday Showcase this time. I am going to share how I made the whimsical little canvas for the Put A Good Word In challenge that began on January 6th.

My photos are not fabulous because it is winter here and the days have been cloudy for the most part, which doesn't help when my only natural light comes from a window facing the brick wall of my neighbour's house. And as usual, I got engrossed in creating and forgot to take a few photos along the way. I know you all have experienced much of the same so I know you will forgive me.

  • Cover a 6" square canvas panel with White Gesso (Dina Wakley)
  • Paint the top half with a mixture of Turquoise and Lapis Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) along with a bit of White Gesso
  • While the paint is wet, dab it with a rag to eliminate any obvious brush strokes
  • Paint underneath the blue with a mixture of Lime and Evergreen Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley)
  • Paint the bottom with a mixture of Elephant and Umber Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) along with a bit of White Gesso
  • Using Olive Archival Ink (Ranger) and Fern Green Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) stamp some greenery (I used an old set from my stash)
  • Cut more greens using some green paper from the St. Nicholas paper pad (Graphic 45) and dies from the Garden Greens and Wildflower Stems 2 sets (Tim Holtz) and Petite Petals (Emily Tootle)
  • Ink the edges of the greens with Forest Moss Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and add to the canvas
  • Paint the resin bicycle with Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and then rub with Metallic Gold Wax Paste
  • Use Gel Medium to adhere the bicycle to the canvas
  • Adhere teeny stones at the base of the greenery to create a stone wall (I used some limestone screenings my husband had left from fixing the driveway pavers)
  • Cover a couple branches made from a cracker box with some Texture Paste (Ranger) and then paint with a mixture of Umber Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and Melted Chocolate Acrylic Paint (Dylusions) and combine to make one more dense branch
  • Paint the leaves with Aloe Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley)
  • Use a tiny flower punch and some scrap card stock to make little flowers
  • Ink the flower edges with Worn Lipstick DI and add an adhesive Pearl to the centre before adding them to the branch
  • Punch more flowers from scraps of paper from the Bloom paper pad (Graphic 45)
  • Use Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade DI to ink the edges and then add adhesive pearls to the centres
  • Add the flowers to the bicycle basket using dimensional foam bits
  • Add a tiny bee and ladybug button by first clipping the shank off the back
  • Print the sentiment, cut apart and ink the edges with Frayed Burlap DI
  • Finally adhere a larger bit of gravel (my metaphorical obstacle)
Please remember that even with all the obstacles that are thrown in our way and we all know that this year has given us more than enough, life is still a beautiful ride. I hope you will agree because we all need to choose to be happy and positive so we can overcome those obstacles.

Supplies list:

Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint - Turquoise, Lapis, Lime, Evergreen, Elephant, Umber, Sand, Aloe
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Frayed Burlap, Forest Green, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Archival Ink Pad- Olive
Sizzix Chapter 3 Thinlits Dies - Petite Petals 664455
White Gesso
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Thinlets Die Set
Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 Thinlets Die Set
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 6"x6" Paper Pad
Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Archival Ink
Adhesive Pearls
Metallic Gold Wax Paste
Tiny Flower Punch
Limestone Screenings
Insect Buttons
Victorian Garden Stamp Set
Matte Gel Medium

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Put A Good Word In

Hello, it is Cec here. I would like to welcome you to 2021 and introduce our first challenge of the new year. Now that 2020 has been kicked out the door it is time to look forward and focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. I am calling this one 'Put A Good Word In!' Here is what I have to say about it:

Create a shabby chic or vintage projects that includes a word or words that are positive or happy or uplifting in nature. Single words or sentiments/quotes can be used. Given what we have all been through for the last months nothing sad or negative please.

Since this is a new year we have decided to change up the prize package slightly. Beginning with this challenge the Design Team will choose their four top picks as they always do but the overall winner will receive the $25 gift certificate to go on a spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We will not have a Guest Designer going forward; instead all four top picks will receive badges to display on their blogs in recognition of their outstanding contributions.

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'. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

Our designers have made some fabulous inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. To find out details of their projects just click on their blog names.

 Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Once you have checked out the details, come on back and share your project(s) with us using the link tool at the end of this post. We always love seeing what you create.