Friday, December 30, 2022

Year in Review - Highlight Your Favorite Product From 2022 - Janna

This week at the Funkie Junkie inspiration Avenue blog we are looking back at all of the fantastic products that have been released this year. For me there are several stand outs in the world of Tim Holtz. The products that stood out the most to me this year were media grip, distressed foundry wax, and the new distress watercolour pencils. There are so many other products that I absolutely love but these are the three that I don’t think I could live without and I have frequently use them on so many projects this year.

Todag I will be creating two cards featuring my two favourite Tim Holtz products of the year.  projects today we are going to be creating a card with a Distress watercolour pencils and featuring distress Foundry wax. For project video click here

Used: media grip, foundry wax sterling and statue, distress pencils barn door, rustic wilderness, twisted citron, shaded lilac. salty ocean, tattered rose, vintage photo, speckled egg, and rusty hinge, Idea-ology label tape, paper dolls, ephemera, stamp set festive collage CMS459, ledger script CMS241, and Holiday CMS353, 3D embossing folder tree rings, Idea-ology neutral kraft stock, collage medium.

Start this project off I am first laying down a section of media grip. Whenever I want my project to stay in place I put down some media grip onto the media mat to make sure that pieces I’m colouring or stamping don’t wander off. 

For the first owner of this card I am going to be colouring some Idea-Ology paper dolls.

For colouring these paper dolls I am using my favourite Tim Hortons medium to colour of these distress watercolour pencils. I absolutely love the distressed watercolour pencils they have lots of pigment and they are easy to  fill in small details.  I also love that these can be easily sharpened too. For sharpening Tim recommended using the Prismacolor pencil sharpener.

Another great tip that I learned from Tim is to save the pencil shavings and then place them into an alcohol ink palette. Then spritz the shavings with a little bit of water and they will form into solid cakes that are then useable as watercolours.

For colouring these paper dolls I used the fine detailer Ranger water brush. For colors I used tattered rose, vintage photo, shaded lilac, prize ribbon, mustard seed, and speckled egg. Below are the finished results from colouring with Distress watercolour pencils.

Next we’re going to be using another one of my favourite techniques with a Distress watercolour pencils. We are going to be watercolour Stamping and the Stamp said that we will be using is CMS459 festive collage.

To start this technique I placed the stamp of my choice on an acrylic block. Then I spritz a small pool of water onto the media grip mat. Next I dipped the point of the distress watercolour pencil into the pool of water.
Now that the point of the pencil is sweat the colour will easily transfer onto the red rubber stamp. I absolutely love that you can layer the Distress watercolour Pencils on the Stamp. For colours on the stamp I used prize ribbon Rusty hinge, rustic wilderness, twisted citron, beautiful, and barn door.

Once I finish colouring stamp I then spritted it with a little water. I am spreading the stamp because I want to get a watercolour effect when I stamp this down onto some distress watercolour paper.

I was unable to get a second and a third generation stamping onto the same piece of paper. In between each stamping I spritz the stamp with a little water.

Surprisingly the images came through very clear. Since I want to get the effect of watercolour in the background I then spritts my entire background with a fine mist of water.

To give the background a more vintage you look Ivan added some vintage photo Distress Inc. with a dumb foam and blended over our background. To give the background a more vintage look I added some vintage photo Distress ink with some dome foam and blended over our background. When I was done blending I then spritzed over the top of the background. Then I quickly dried the water droplets with the Ranger heat tool.

With her background complete it’s now time to build the card. Here I am borrowing a sentiment from a previous project this winter wishes sent to it is going to be perfect for our holly background.

Before adding the sentiment I decided to frame the card using some Idea-Ology label sticker tape.

Around the sentiment I added a piece of Holly from Christmas botanicals and the paper doll that we had coloured earlier in this demo. Below is the first of our two cards made with my favourite things designed by Tim Holtz in 2022.

For the second card I am going to be featuring the Sizzix 3-D embossing folder tree thanks and ranger distress foundry wax.

After running a piece of idea Ology craft stock through the vagabond three times in the embossing folder I then applied a dry brush layer of foundry wax to the background. The foundry wax they used here was statue.

Below you can see the results of the brushed on Foundry wax.

After heating the foundry wax with an embossing gun I then smudged on some Distress crayon black soot to highlight the texture of this background.

What are background complete it is now time to work on the focal point. I die cut an oh hole out of Distress watercolour cardstock and then stamped on it with ledger script CMS using distress watercolor pencils. I used vintage photo on the stamp.

After stamping onto the oval I then spritched the image to get a more watery look.

Next I added a layer of Distress vintage photo ink to darken up the background a bit. 

Fourth finishing touches on the oval I then added a frame of distress foundry wax sterling.

For the sentiment and the main focal point I used a stamp set CMS353 holiday greetings. Again I am using my favourite technique with a Distress watercolour Crayons and colour directly onto the stamp. The colours are used included black soot, barn door,  rustic wilderness, salvage patina, mustard seed, and prize ribbon.

Below is the end result for our stand image. 

Then I added the oval to the card with a few foam squares on the back of it. For finishing touches I also added four Idea-ology silver droplets in each corner.

Below are both cards that I created using my top three favourite Tim Holtz products of 2022.

Thank you so much for joining me here today for the Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave challenge. Until next time, happy crafting!

Janna~ 💕🎨💕

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Products Used

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Lyla's Favorite Top 10 Products form 2022!

 We are kicking off a new two week challenge with our awesome design team here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  We are challenging our design team to use their favorite new product released in 2022.  Lyla is helping us go out with a BANG!  She has gone above and beyond and listed her Top 10 new products of 2022.  In her own words, here is what she is sharing.

The year of 2022 was my first being on a Design Team,
and it's been a great year!
I've learned a lot more about blogging than I knew previously,
and while it's not always been easy, I'm so grateful
for the chance and for the AWESOME support from
Linda and the rest of the Team- I couldn't ask for better!
A huge THANKS! goes out to all who kept
coming back for more Inspiration Ave!

I've made a list of my TOP 10 PRODUCTS
from The Funkie Junkie Boutique
that were showcased by my projects.
I'm starting with #10 and going down to #1
and giving you a link to each product beside each number.
At the bottom of each 2nd photo is the link for the project.
Scroll on down and take a look back with me!

The Prima Marketing Peach Tea Charms added

the right touch of class to this!

While I did use Set 1 here, both sets make
tiny houses that are miniature CUTE!

Choose between the Patchwork Tape or the Baubles??
It's a tie! Both are so versatile!

Tim's Bunny Games Thinlits Die Set is just too cute!
(Bonus; you can get it BOGO on sale!)

What can I say, except that these two products 
went hand-in-hand so perfectly!

Let's just say that while I used only Sets 1 and 3,
I fully intend to have Set 2 also!

Etcetera Thickboards are a MUST HAVE in my opinion!
And do I really need to say how adorable those Lock and Key Sets are?

I'm pretty sure I use Tim Holtz's Paper Dolls the most
from any of his IdeaOlogy; they add personal touches!

When Tim Holtz came out with his Mini Pumpkin Buckets in 2021,
of course we needed Candy Corn to go with them!
The Apothecary

And now for the last and best of all from 2022:

Hands down, this ready-to-alter item takes the cake; with icing!
Very nicely priced, versatile, easy and fun to use in crafting anything!
It's a stand-alone project or an add-on.
I am definitely going to keep a couple of these handy in my stash.

Thanks so much for dropping in and don't forget to
come back for more INSPIARATION AVE
from the rest of our Design Team at
as we head into an exciting new year!

Until next time...

Stay Safe,
Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023!

Friday, December 23, 2022

Holiday Mini Envelopes

Hi! Suzz here. Time for some holiday fun!  I was inspired by the Sizzix Chapter 3 Thinlits Tim Holtz Postale dies! I love the idea of mini envelopes!  

I pulled out a mix of papers, stamps, and embellishments along with my dies to cut out the envelopes and embellish them. 

I cut out a series of envelope shapes from white cardstock and then played around with stamping different images.

For my first mini envelope, I created a woodland scene using a few different stamps with brown and green archival ink.  I cut out a mask of the deer to allow me to place a tree in the background.  


Next I used the papers from the worn wallpaper to cut the envelope from and then embellished it with stickers from Christmas sticker book.   

A little embellishment with some paper flowers behind the sticker flower along with some white gel highlights to make flower the focal point. 

The papers were so pretty I decided to create a second envelope from another pattern. 

Only this time I lined the inside of the envelope! 

Then I went back to stamping and used the festive collage stamps to drape the boughs of holly across the front of the envelope.

The little sprigs of holly along with the sentiment filled out the rest of the envelope.  The berries were all stamped twice and pop dotted to raise them up and add a little texture.  Then a sprinkle of glitter was added all over the branches and berries.   

The next envelope used some pretty mica sprays over a stenciled background. 

The envelope was laid flat and crackle embossing paste was  used with the layering stencil to add the festive words.

After the embossed background had dried the spray was misted over the front and then a different mica spray was spritzed over the back. I am going to add a lovely snowflake to the front when I get a few minutes! 

Next up is jolly St. Nick!

He was stamped on the white envelope while it was open and then colored with a hint of watercolor.  He has a little shimmer on his fur to highlight his lovely hat!  

Now I have a set of mini envelopes ready to put a special message and attach to a gift!

Thanks for stopping by!