Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Guest Designer - Alison Bomber

It is time to welcome our Guest Designer for the 'Triple the Heat' challenge. Say hello to Alison Bomber (Words and Pictures) who was the Design Team's top pick from the 'Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters' challenge.

Hello, Alison here from Words and Pictures. I'm so happy and honoured to be guest designing here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog again. My crafting journey began in 2012, and I've been a follower here from my very earliest days of exploring ink, stamps and paint. I'm an obsessive crafter, and I love mixed media layers and textures and grunginess, as well as the most delicate of watercolours.

I'm looking forward to getting back to having a daily art/craft practice... it's been taking a back seat to all the sorting and unpacking and other admin of moving house to a new country.

I'm settling in a bit to my new craft space, having moved from the UK to the Czech Republic mid-pandemic, though there are still boxes waiting to be unpacked, and finding things isn't quite as efficient as it used to be yet. But I hope I'll get there soon. It was lovely to have this guest spot as a good excuse to pause the to-do list, and sit down at the craft table and play!

I was delighted with the theme of Three of a Kind, as I love working with threes, in trios, or triptyches. So I ended up with three ATCs as my Three of a Kind, but there are many more trios than that involved.

There are three individual lavender stems (picked from the garden, but altered with a bit of paint as they'd already started drying to browner shades), one on each ATC, but also two die-cut inky green stems to accompany them, making three stems in total per ATC.

There are three different insects, one on each ATC, on the Collage Paper which forms the backgrounds, and there are three different mediums involved - paint, ink, and texture crackle paste.

There are three basic colours (excluding black and white) - purple, green and rusty brown. Oh, and each ATC has three bits of additional decoration - a strip of Design Tape, one of lace, and a stamped postmark label.

And last, but for me definitely not least, there are the words... each ATC has a three-word phrase, stamped in Leaf Green Archival. I hope that fully covers everything being in triplicate!

Thanks so much to Jenny and the team for having me here as a guest - I've had such a lovely time combining all my Three of a Kind elements to create this ATC trio. I hope you're having fun playing with threesomes too.
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WOW! Aren't Alison's trio of ATCs so detailed, totally fabulous and perfect for the current challenge! Thank you Alison for your wonderful inspiration and for being our latest Guest Designer. Make sure you check out her blog to see more of Alison's amazing work. Then come on back and share your Triple the Heat projects with us.

The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, August 24th.


  1. Allison, everything you create makes my heart sing!

  2. Gorgeous Allison! Thanks for guest designing and sharing your beautiful ATC's!

  3. Those ATC cards are gorgeous! I love how you mixed floral elements with insects. Wonderful creations!