Thursday, April 2, 2020

Guest Designer - Katrina Brown

Please welcome our Guest Designer for the April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge.  Katrina Brown of Scrappy Horses was a winner last fall but was unable to join us at the time so we are so happy she was available for this one.


Hi! Katrina here from ScrappyHorses and I’m delighted to share with you here at Funkie Junkie! When I’m not creating and Copic coloring, I can be found in the barn with my horses, spending time with my German Shepherd, or teaching oboe!


I love old/vintage, scrappy anything: crafts, books, photos, horses! I enjoy taking new photos and turning them into vintage looking items and that’s what I’m sharing today! This layout would work for a canvas, journal, or scrapbook!

Please come join me as I put together this canvas piece using gorgeous Prima flowers and Tim Holtz inks and paint!

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To get all the details of Katrina's project, just check out her blog. She has also created a video for you to check out.  When you are done, come on back and share your creation with us. The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, April 14th.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge.

Welcome to The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog Challenge that we host every two weeks. Maggi with you today to introduce today's challenge, "April Flowers Bring May Flowers". Design a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates a wet "something" with flowers. Examples: Stenciled or doodled raindrops, water distressed or crumpled paper, Tim Holtz's Umbrella Man; you get the idea, just have something that represents wet. Then, add some flowers to your project. I can't wait to see all the unique projects that I know you will design!

The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, 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.

Take a look at all the fabulous inspiration our designers have created for you. To get all the details of their projects, just click on their blog name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset


Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot


Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark!



Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


Now it's your turn to get creating - we'd love to see how your "April Showers Bring May Flowers". Use the link below to enter them and be in with a chance of winning.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Graphic 45 Le Romantique Bride's Folio

It is Cec here with the Saturday Showcase for this week.  I seem to be on a roll lately making little folios and albums with some gorgeous papers from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


This time I used the Le Romantique paper collection from Graphic 45 and made a simple folio that I thought could be used for a bride as she plans her wedding.


Here is the paper collection and it has lots of gorgeous double-sided papers along with some sticker sheets and chipboard punch-outs.  I have had it for a while but I see on the store site that it is temporarily out of stock so if you want to purchase it, be sure to click on the text that says "Email me when back in stock".

I am going to walk you through the folio and how it came together but there are no process photos because I made this really late thanks to a stupid move on my part.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  If you are going to move the blade on your paper trimmer, make sure you keep your fingers out of the way.

I didn't get mine out of the way and sliced two fingers rather badly so this project had to wait until I healed and since one should probably have had stitches, it took longer than I was hoping.  One bright spot in all this was that since I am home on lock down as so many others are, I was able to use up the Dora The Explorer bandages that I had from when my Grandchildren, now 11 and 13 were toddlers.  I was so cute and didn't have to hide my fingers from strangers. 😂


Now on to the folio:

  • Cut one piece of heavy black card stock for the front cover measuring 5 1/2" x 7" and score at 5" on the short side
  • Cut one piece of heavy black card stock for the back cover and pocket measuring 9 7/8" x 7" and score on the long side at 1/2", 5 1/2", 5 5/8" and 8 5/8" Note:  This will give you a 3" flip out that has a 1 1/4" pocket and the extra 1/8" score will help the flip out fold inward more easily
  • Glue the 1/2" strips together to create the spine making sure not to go over the score lines
  • Cut patterned paper to fit all surfaces except the inside of the pocket in the flip out, distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Adhere all the paper using your preferred adhesive
  • Cut two gussets for the pocket measuring 1" x 1 1/8", score at 1/2" on the short side and fold in half
  • Clip one end of each gusset on an angle and then adhere to the inside of the pocket making sure to align the fold against the edge of the pocket
  • Adhere the pocket to the flip out
  • Make a pocket for the inside front cover using patterned paper and die cut a half oval to make a large thumb notch
  • Glue the pocket on both sides and the bottom making sure that the glue line is very fine and right next to the edges
  • Cut another pocket from patterned paper for the bottom of the inside front cover adding 1/2" on each side and the bottom to fold in for gussets
  • Create a vertical pocket for the inside back cover in the same manner as the preceding step
  • Decorate the pockets, the flip out, the back cover and finally the front cover
  • Create inserts for the pockets using fussy cut images from the paper collection



Here is the inside with the flip out closed.  The left pocket has been decorated with three borders from the sticker sheet.  The vertical pocket on the inside back cover has been decorated with a strip of stamps from one of the patterned papers and the flip out has a fussy cut image and a little sticker.


This view shows the flip out opened up.


The bottom pocket on the inside front cover has two little tent style "booklets" that can be used for journaling of photos.


The top pocket contains two large photo mounts.



The centre pocket has two folded "booklets".


The flip out pocket has two more folded "booklets".


The back cover has a sticker and the front cover features a fussy cut image of a bride with a crochet die cut border, elements from the sticker pages, chipboard punch outs and fussy cut images from the paper.  Leaves were die cut with the Garden Greens die and tucked under a number of paper flowers.  The large flower was white and I dyed it with a blend of Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Dried Marigold Distress Ink Reinker mixed in water.

This is very quick to put together - even quicker if you don't injure yourself like I did.  Since most of us are staying home to help flatten the curve on this virus, now is the time to play in your creative space and once you have shopped your stash you will need to replace products so check out The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Supplies list:

Graphic 45 - Le Romantique Deluxe Collector's Edition 4501952
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo TIM19527
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinker Antique Linen TIM19435
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinker Dried Marigold TIM21551
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Reinker Gathered Twigs TXR35138
Sizzix Chapter 2 Tim Holtz Thinlits Crochet 664178
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 1/8" x 27 Yards
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 1/4" x 27 Yards
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 3/8" x 27 Yards #SP214
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Tool - With 4 Blending Foams IBT40965
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Thinlets
Paper Flowers (my stash)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Challenge Winners - Aquamarine

It is time to announce our winners for the 'Aquamarine' challenge. Thank you to all who entered and played along. We were spoiled for choice with all the beautiful projects featuring variations on this colour theme.


The team has chosen this fabulous ATC by #15 Cassandra (aka Scrap Savvy) as the overall winner. The multiple layers of texture and various shades of Aquamarine truly are a feast for the artistic senses - make sure to check it out in more detail on her blog here.

Congratulations to Cassandra on winning an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. You will be contacted shortly with all the details.

And now our picks for the three winners of the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog Top 3 Badges for this challenge. In numerical order they are #4 Esther (Shoregirl's Creations) #11 Jo (Let's Art Journal) and #14 Elle (Empire of the Cat).

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 #9 Drea Slee! Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

Thank you again to everyone who took part in this challenge from all of us here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog  and congratulations to all our winners.

The current challenge 'Little Things' can be found HERE and runs through Tuesday, March 31st at 11:55 pm EST so we hope you will join us.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Ranger Mini Layering Stencils Tim Holtz #47

Welcome to the latest Saturday Showcase.   Suzz here, to share a few projects using the Mini Layering Stencil Tim Holtz #47.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil 47 Stampers Anonymous Baroque Stampers Anonymous Urban Elements For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I recently received a lovely package from The Funkie Junkie and was thrilled because I had many of the new products that just arrived.  I pulled out the mini stencils to start playing!

I had leftover on my desk a couple of inky background from our Aquamarine challenge and decided to use them to create a series of inchies and ATC's.

Here is what one of the backgrounds looked like:

This background was created with shaving cream and a mix of Ranger Distress Sprays and Distress Oxide Sprays.  I put the shaving cream down on a sheet of acetate.  Spritzed random blue inky sprays over in different areas.  Put my cardstock onto the inky shaving cream pulled it up and shaved off the excess shaving cream. 

It gives the inky background a soft velvety feel and smells good too! :)

After that I cut the background into inchies (1" x 1")  and ATC sizes (2 1/2" x 3 1/2").

Next step was to use white embossing paste and the stencils to add the texture.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

I left some of the backgrounds with just the pretty blues but then expanded to added some additional spritzed on inks after everything dried.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

And then I tried matting one on kraft cardstock and decided to stencil with white embossing paste on the kraft cardstock.
Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

To add a pop of color I added a bit of watercolor pencil and water to soften the effect.

Here are the finished versions of some of my backgrounds:

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

A little touch of a butterfly and sentiment stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder to coordinate.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

For this one I mixed Abandoned Coral with the pretty blues and used a few spare die cut flowers as a contrast.
Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

 For the blue background I mixed in a butterfly stamped with the pretty baroque flourish in a coordinating blue ink.


Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

I then stamped the flower on tissue paper and collaged it over the embossed surface.  I added a few highlights with the watercolor pencil.  The butterflies were glazed with the new embossing glaze. 

There is still time to play along in our Little Things challenge.  

Please be safe and stay healthy.

Suzz

Products:
Ranger Mini-Layering Stencils #47
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Stampers Anonymous - Baroque
Stampers Anonymous - Urban Elements
Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text 
Stampers Anonymous - Field Notes
Stampers Anonymous -  Flower Shop
Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze - Weathered Wood
Versamark Watermark Ink
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, Aquamarine,
Ranger Distress Spray - Abandoned Coral,  Blue Print SketchTwisted Citron, Faded Blue Jeans, Weathered Wood
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Tumbled GlassChipped Sapphire,  Weathered Wood
Idea-Ology - Mirrored Hearts
Idea-Ology - Clipping Sticker Book
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Ranger Distress Ink - Weathered Wood 
Sizzix Large Stems Tim Holtz
Idea-Ology Ephemera Snippets Field Notes
Idea-Ology Game Spinners 
Sizzix Detailed Butterflies

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Guest Designer - Tracey Fairgrieve

Please welcome out Guest Designer for the Little Things challenge.  Tracey Fairgrieve of New Beginning . . Creating in my Corner was the overall winner from the Love Is All Around Us challenge.


Hello everyone, it's Tracey here and i'm so pleased to have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the second time over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge.

A little about me...I love nothing more than to create, i've been doing it for as long as I can remember. As a child i'd use scraps of fabric to create new outfits for my dolls, make jewellery from salvaged buttons and draw the portraits of my family and friends, i'd rarely be seen without my felt tips, pencils and leftover rolls of wallpaper. My love for mixed media has never faded with me always looking for new ways to mix it up and share how it all came to be...

When I found out that Jenny's theme for this challenge was *Little Things* I could not have been more excited. Indeed it can be the smallest of things that mean the most and with my love for attention to detail, those little things are always in the forefront of my mind...

Onto a 4" x 3" mini frame I've stamped then glued down tiny found objects, paper cuts & lacy scraps, coating it all with a layer of white gesso.


The aperture displays the remainder of the image with an embossed acetate overlay which adds dimension.


A whisper of gilding wax brings out the best of those little things, giving us so much more to look at than a picture within a frame.


I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone else's take on this precious *Little Things* theme xx

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Pop on over to Tracey's Blog to get more details on the gorgeous textured frame and then come on back an share a Little Things creation with us. The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Little Things

Hi everyone and welcome. Jenny with you to host the next of our challenges here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. I'm calling this one 'Little Things'. Sometimes it can be the littlest of things that can mean the most. For this challenge create a small vintage or shabby chic project (or if you're feeling adventurous even a set!) It could be an Artist Trading Card/Coin, a tag or a little card for example, or you may have something else in mind - we can't wait to see them.

The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, 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.

Take a look at all the fabulous inspiration our designers have created for you. To get all the details of their projects, just click on their blog name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark



Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset


Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot 


Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


Now it's your turn to get creating - we'd love to see what 'Little Things' you come up with for this one. Use the link below to enter them and be in with a chance of winning.