Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Staying in the Background

It is Cec here and I am your hostess for the new challenge starting here today. I am calling this one 'Staying in the Background' and here is what I have to say about it:

My challenge to you is to create your own background and use it in a shabby chic or vintage project - no pre-printed patterned paper this time. You can create the background in any number of ways and it can be simple or intricate. Using embossing folders. stencils, dies, stamps, washi tape, paints, inks or a gel press are just a few ideas. Make sure you give a brief description of how you created your background in your post.

The Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall winner earning an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog and there are also badges for three additional outstanding entries. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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 Design Team has created some wonderful inspiration for you. To get all the details of their projects, just click on their blog name and you will be taken directly there.

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations 

Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot 

Once you have checked out their creations, come on back and share your projects with handmade backgrounds. The challenge runs through 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, September 29th.


  1. Fabulous challenge theme, I love creating my own backgrounds! Such amazing creations from the design team too, thanks so much for the inspiration 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  2. There surely can't be anything more satisfying than making your own backgrounds - even if you sometimes want to hang on to them as they are! Great choice of theme! Chrisx