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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Things with wings


 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

It's that time again! Time for a new Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge

The theme is all about "Frilly Things" for this one

Check out the challenge details HERE if you want to play along.

I created a cute little matchbox using the older retired version of Tim's matchbox die. He said the New one is the same size if you are wanting to recreate this.

I used the pale pink Kraft paper from Tim Holtz pack of neutrals... I know it doesn't photograph as pink, but it looks pink to me in real life.

I added the lace die cut from Tim Holtz crochet die set.  If you've been by my blog recently, then you know I had to use more wings and a Pen Nib. I also, added one of the retired Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners ad a drawer pull.

Products Used:
Collage Medium (my go to glue along with glossy accents)
Tim Holtz Crochet die
Ideology pen nib (they no longer sell the one I used, but this has one)
Kraft Core Paper (the pink is in the neutrals)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Memory's of a time gone by

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

It's that time again! Time for a new Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge

The theme is all about "Time" for this one

Check out the challenge details HERE if you want to play along. 

I chose to create a vignette box of captured memories for my piece. 

Here you can see how the distressing began with a lot of alcohol ink, grit paste, crackle paste, and distress crayons!

Close up so you can see how I used mushroom alcohol ink on the pocket watch, pen nib, and chip quote. You can also see the grit and crackle paste I used. I used mustard seed paint on the star, and collage medium to glue it to that milk tab. 

Close up of the 3 D embossed pieces I added to the inside. I used black soot paint for the distressing on these. This was the crackle before I added the crayon. 
(I did use collage medium over the crackle after it dried, because it did not want to stick to the wood)

I blended with a paintbrush and a little water after scribbling on the top of the crackle

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Snarky, Sassy, and Silly Fun!

Hello Again Crafty Friends!!

This week I am the host over on the frilly and funkie challenge blog! 
The theme I chose was Snarky, silly, and sassy summer fun!

I hope you will hop over to check out all the inspiration from my other team mates, as well as join us!
(you know there is a chance to win a $25 gift card to The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!)

Ok, for my piece I chose to combine 2 of my favorite things, Snark and grunge! 
I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do!

I started by creating my background using a variety of distress oxide spray stains as well as regular antique linen spray stain. I then used various stamps from the 3 sets you see above. (I love these so much! they get a lot of use!!)

I created the next layer using the new Tim Holtz stencil cards, an ideology layers "collector", and more spray stains

I just love this grungy goodness!

For my sassy gal, I chose a paper doll, and wings. I painted her using the distress embossing glaze. 
Can you tell how much I love these wings (I think this makes 3 post in a row with them...I seriously tried not to, but they were just so perfect!

Of course I had to finish the whole thing off with a sassy quote! 
I chose to use one from Dyan's "full blown circus" set. It was a tough decision on which to use they are all so good!

If you made it this far, thank you for visiting!! 
Let me know which quote you like best from that set and your thoughts.

Have an awesome week!!
Happy creating!

Products Used:

Collage Medium (my go to glue along with glossy accents)
Tim Holtz Deckle Cutter
My go to scissors (for everything other than fussy cutting)


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Feeling like Royalty

Hello Again Crafty Friends!!

Are you ready for a new Funkie Junkie challenge?
Today starts the new challenge "I'm feeling like Royalty" with our host Suzz.

Join us HERE for a peek at more inspiration and to play

I started by building up layers on a card base.
I used distress ink in walnut stain ink on the top 2 layers.

To create the top layers I used a Tim Holtz paper doll, one of the sets of transparent wings from Tim Holtz, and created a crown from a scrap of gold paper from Tim Holtz (which I embossed with the typeface 3d embossing folder). The gold belt was created with gold embossing powder. I used a retired Tim Holtz die to create my pink oval base from kraft core paper. Then, I hand cut a black boarder to add a base. 

(also I colored my paper doll with distress ink (dusty concord-then wiped to lighten) and alcohol markers (for rosy cheeks)

I used distress collage medium to glue everything together.

Next, I layered some of my Tim Holtz chipboard pieces.

I used pop dots, to add another layer of flowers, and more pop dots under my base.
The base layer for under my topper was created with the Tim Holtz basket weave 3d embossing folder.
I used, rustic wilderness distress ink to add depth. I spritzed everything with water to lighten it up and get it blended out.

I added the Tim Holtz foiled stickers to finish everything off.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.

Products Used:
Collage Medium (my go to glue along with glossy accents)
Tim Holtz -Botanical layers die cuts 
(I think they are retired but you can still get the Field notes snippets, which I also have and love!)
Gold Embossing powder
Tim Holtz Kraft stock (I think the multi pack I used is retired)
(You can get the newer kraft stock HERE, both plain and the metallics)


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Exciting News and a Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I can finally announce that I made the Funkie Junkie Boutique Design Team!!!

That means I will finally be back to blogging at least every other Wednesday! If you aren't familiar with The Funkie Junkie Boutique you should definitely check it out. She is a small online store, but she also host bi-weekly challenges for inspiration and to help with creative mojo. (I know I have been in a creative funk, so that's one of the reasons I applied to get my creative juices moving and in a different direction)

(plus you know I love Holtzy and grungy goodness which is a lot of what the "Frilly and Funkie" challenge blog is all about. There will be lots of shabby chic and grungy goodness <3 

Check out the blog HERE

The current challenge is "Anything Goes" if you want to play along with me (HERE)

(be sure too look at the amazing inspiration by my other team mates too... so much yumminess

Ok, on to my tag tutorial...

This year I am working on my perennial pollinator garden. Mom and I went Saturday to get some flowers, and just hang out. (Boy was it hot!!) Anyhow that's what inspired this butterfly tag.

I started by inking some cardstock with some distress oxide inks in - crackling campfire, salvaged patina, and fossilized amber. I die cut the tag from that paper then lightly inked with a little walnut stain distress ink. I also cut out a tag slightly bigger to layer behind it.

Next, I used the text stamp from CMS410 "Specimen" and white embossing powder

For the frame, I used the 3D impresslit I cut it out of some of Tim's kraft core paper. I then lightly sanded the high spots. I added a little walnut stain ink on the high spots, then used an embossing dauber and clear powder. After it was heated I used the walnut stain crayon to add more grunge.

I used my sewing machine to stitch the 2 tags together.  Then I used distress collage medium to glue down my frame. I then used my tiny attacher to attach the "transparent wings", then I poked holes to wire my pen nib.
(I should have done all this before adding the bottom tag, but oh well)

Next, I added a quote from one of Tim Holtz's gold foiled sets. I sanded the edges and glued them on scraps of black paper.

(loving all this distressed goodness)

I then began to work on the ribbon.

Above you can see my 1st set of inking

I wanted it darker, so I inked again with the 2 above.

Also when I had everything finished I used black soot stain to add a few extra flicks of ink for added grunge.

I hope you all enjoy this tag as much as I do!!!

Products Used:
Ideology pen nib (they no longer sell the one I used, but this has one)
Kraft Core Paper (they also no longer sell the pad I used, this is Tim's new version)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Tags and Tabs

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Been working on some super fun field guide/entomology style tags... 
But not just any tags... pocket tags!!! 

(I got the inspiration from another blogger HERE

To create my pocket tags I created my own cut file in brother canvas workspace (for the scanNcut machine). You can easily do this with dies or punches too. 

I used paper from graphic 45 (Natures sketchbook), some Tim Holtz remnant rubs, Tim Holtz tiny clips, and some Tim Holtz ephemera and snippets... I used a few other bits I could find in my stash. 

(Also I made these before my sewing machine broke... so hopefully I'll get to make some more soon. I just love that the stitching adds that extra something... Although I found that stitching the inner tag does make it harder to slide in and out... In the future I may just use my stitching stamps on the inner tags)

Enjoy the detail pictures below. 

Thank you for visiting!! 

Stay Crafty!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Postage People are taking over

 Hello Crafty Friends!!!
Sorry I've been away so long... I went through a bit of major creative block, but have slowly been getting my groove back.

If you're following me on Instagram or on my personal Facebook I'm sure you've seen my feed being taken over by postage people. I'm having so much fun with them!!! This last week I've been working on a lot of postcards, and the week or two before that I made a few more dimensional pieces.

I have some plans for a few more layered ones, but my sewing machine broke... now to see if I can find a repair place still in existence 🤔  

Anyway, hope you enjoy this postage people overload as much as I've enjoy creating them!!

Now on to postcards...

I hope you all have found some crafty mojo too!

Crafty Hugs