Welcome and Happy New Year! Today starts a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog. 'Put a Good Word In' is hosted by Cec, and here's how she describes it:
'Create a shabby chic or vintage projects that includes a word or words that are positive or happy or uplifting in nature. Single words or sentiments/quotes can be used. Given what we have all been through for the last months nothing sad or negative please.'
Since this is a new year we have decided to change up the prize package slightly. Beginning with this challenge the Design Team will choose their four top picks as they always do but the overall winner will receive the $25 gift certificate to go on a spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We will not have a Guest Designer going forward; instead all four top picks will receive badges to display on their blogs in recognition of their outstanding contributions.
I made this wintry card to celebrate the addition of a new baby to our family--my niece and her husband are now proud parents to a healthy baby boy! What could be more happy, positive and uplifting than a new baby to snuggle with?
Further down I'll show the steps I took to create my card, but first, here are a few closeup photos.
Here's how it all came together.
I laid the Flurries stencil back on the panel and smeared Distress Opaque Crackle paste through stencil in opposing corners . I stamped snowflakes (old Scribble Woodland stamp set by Tim Holtz) and snow and script stamps from The Poinsettia stamp set, all in Iced Spruce Ink. Ink the stamp and spritz it with water before making impression. Rub Antique Linen and Stormy Sky Distress crayons on crackled snowflakes to accentuate the cracks. Grit Paste stands in for snow for the pair of deer to stand on. I finished by splattering with Picket Fence paint. I layered this panel on a slightly larger card swiped with Evergreen Bough paint, and then swiped edges with more of the paint (pretend it's a plan).
Joy, cut from the Alphanumeric Shadow Upper is heat embossed with Versamark and Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze, buffed with steel wool to removed the shine, and blended with Walnut Stain ink. I wasn't happy this looked, so inked it again with Versamark and embossed with White Wonder Molten Dimensions powder by Eileen Hull and blended edges with Black Soot ink. I love how the melted powders mingled, then separated on the letters, giving it a crackled icy appearance.
After everything was glued into place with Distress Collage Medium, I used an old Tim Holtz Remnant Rub to complete my Good Word quote.
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen, Black Soot, Ground Espresso, Iced Spruce, Speckled Egg, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Antique Linen, Stormy Sky
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Picket Fence, Evergreen Bough
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays -Speckled Egg