Welcome friends! It's time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog. Super talented Jenny is our hostess, and she calls her challenge Love Is All Around Us. Here's how she describes her theme:
With Valentines Day approaching it's time to share a little love. Create something vintage or shabby chic featuring hearts. Here's a few ideas to get you started;
As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date 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. Please see the blog for details.
Instantly, I was drawn to the lacy bow on the package and the roses from Jenny's beautiful mood board. To get started on my non-traditional Valentine's Day card, I found this wonderful rose themed paper in Tim Holtz Halloween Worn Wallpaper collection. I think it works equally well for Valentine's Day, don't you? I used my sewing machine to stitch it to white card and then mounted on Classic Kraft Stock which I sanded and blended with Vintage Photo Distress ink. This is glued to a white card blank. Finally, I splattered with Picket Fence paint and set it aside to dry.
I cut a Crochet 2 Thinlit from a scrap of card that mopped up Hickory Smoke Oxide some time ago. These dies have no blades on the ends, so you can cut a continuous die cut from any length of paper you might have. I cut this one a little longer, because initially I was going to run it vertically. I just trimmed the ends with my scissors to make it fit horizontally.
I die cut a variety of flowers and greenery from Funky Florals Large (and #2, #3 sets) from papers I had colored with Distress Oxide Sprays. I used Fired Brick (blended with Vintage Photo ink) for the flower centers, Iced Spruce for the twigs and flowers and Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters combined with Kraft stock for the greenery.
The white paper hearts and silver toned heart charm came from the sweet thank you baggie of goodies Linda includes with every purchase from her shop. I blended the hearts with Antique Linen ink and painted the charm with Distress paints -- Picket Fence and Antique Bronze.
The little red dots on the background and on the flower center are actually waste from one of the Large Funky Florals, and I couldn't resist using them.
I cut a Geo Frame heart from Rose Gold Metallic Kraft Stock 2 and patted it with a little Picket Fence paint. I backed it with vellum and splattered it with watery Picket Fence paint. I stamped and embossed a scrap of vellum with the Love stamp from my stash to see how it would look on the heart, but ended up cutting it out and adhering it to the background. Sometimes I just don't trust myself to emboss directly on my background. LOL
I hope you've picked up some ideas to use on your Love themed makes. There's a whole bunch more hand crafted Love over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, prepared by my talented teammates, so hop on over! And then, I hope you'll link up your own vintage or shabby chic project to be in for a chance to win one of the awesome prizes! I can't wait to see what you will create! Happy crafting! Sara Emily
Sizzix Chapter 1 Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies - Geo Frames
Sizzix Chapter 1 Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies - Crochet #2
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Funky Floral Large
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic 2 Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Classic Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Worn Wallpaper, Halloween
Distress Oxide Spray: Fired Brick, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Hickory Smoke
Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Antique Bronze
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Distress Collage Medium Matte
White embossing powder