Wednesday, October 9, 2019

"It's Halloween" Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The Challenge

Sara Emily is hosting the latest challenge at The Funkie Junkie Blog and it's all about Halloween.  She says, "I love Halloween! With Halloween just a few weeks away, I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a Halloween theme. Your project can be as silly or creepy as you like, but just have fun!"

A Spooky but Frilly Tombstone

 I love the Etcetera tags and the Tombstone line of Etcetera tags are just so so fun for Halloween!  I used the mini size tombstone tag but they come in several sizes from large to small. 

First I applied a coat of off-white paint to all the pieces of the tag.  Next I stenciled bricks onto the top piece of the tombstone.  

 I finished the rest of the panels with crackle paste.  I inked over the cracks with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to bring out the detail in the cracks.
After all the paint and mixed media dried, I added a panel of Worn Wallpaper to the center and then assembled  the tombstone.  Then the fun part began, adding the embellishments. I used some cheesecloth that I colored with a little black mist and stretched that out to resemble spider webbing.  The skeleton is chipboard from Creative Embellishments and it is heat embossed with Weathered White embossing powder.   The metal accents are Tim Holtz pieces from his Halloween Adornments.  I misted the roses (from I Am Roses)  with silver mist to bring out the petal detail.  The spiders are die-cut and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tombstone
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Worn Wallpaper, Halloween
Ranger Embossing Powder - Weathered White Antiquities
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments, Halloween Accents
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments, Halloween Words
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils
Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo 
Emerald Creek Eileen Hull Molten Dimension Embossing Powder

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, It's Halloween. The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at The Funkie Junkie Blog.


  1. Maggi, your tombstone is spectacular!!
    It's also a great help to me on one aspect I've been trying to decide how it should look.
    I just knew the theme would be something Halloween, and already made some die cuts and drew up the basic plans! All I needed was some inspiration on how to get it to work the way I want it to...
    both you & Cec provided that in your themed pieces!!
    AWESOME look on this!! Plus; I had no idea there were tombstone tags!!!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

  2. I love this! The crackle paint and the brick stencil turned out perfectly! And your embellishments are perfect as well! Awesome tag!

  3. Holy Moly, Maggi! I adore this Halloween decor! You have taken Halloween to a new level of elegance with your neutral color scheme. The brick work and crackle is perfectly aged/grunged--not too much to take away from the delicacy of the white. Your details compliment the amazing groundwork! Perfect in every way!

  4. Tombstone tag with layers! YES!! beautiful tag with the perfect aged finishes to create a spooktacular tag!

  5. Oh Maggi this is wonderful! Is it possible to do shabby chic Halloween? Oh yes! I love how you've kept it neutral so the texture really shines through and the way the spooky skeleton stands out against that floral background. A magnificent make x


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