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...


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 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.

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!



  1. A great challenge theme Suzz and a warm welcome to Ginny x
    Fantastic makes by the DT and I hope I can play along xx

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

  2. Thank you for the challenge and wonderful DT inspirations x

  3. Beautiful work, everyone, and a special welcome to Ginny. We are so happy to have her join our group of talented designers!

  4. I am so happy to have Ginny join the Design Team; her work is top notch, proven by her beautiful debut above!

  5. Ann (#15), although I cannot comment on IG, I just wanted to tell you your gilded card is amazing and so perfect for this challenge theme! Thank you so much for playing along! Hugs!

  6. Sandra (#21), I'm so happy you added this gorgeous card to our challenge! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the design! Thank you so much for playing along! Hugs! PS Sorry, I cannot comment on Instagram.