Wednesday, January 8, 2020

First Challenge of the Year for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The Challenge - Let's Play Tic Tac Toe

Cec has a great challenge to kick the New Year off right!  She wants to "play a game of Tic Tac Toe for this first challenge of the year. Choose any vertical, horizontal or diagonal line from the graphic below and create a vintage or shabby chic project using all three items on your chosen line. In addition to using all three items you must include a copy of the graphic in your post and tell us which line you chose."

My Example

I chose the top line of the grid, layers, winter and heat embossing.  This is the cover for my 2020 calendar that was featured in our January 4th Saturday Showcase.  I created layers with Graphic 45's Fashion Forward calendar collection using the Patterns and Solids Pad, Ephemera Cards, as well as the 12 x 12 Collection pack.  The post card you see is the back of one of the ephemera cards, I love the backs as much as the fronts!

 The numbers 2020 are really old G45 numbers, whew had to dig way back into my stash for those.  I used the January calendar cut-aparts to embellish my page and meet the "winter" part of the Tic Tac Toe.

The last square is heat embossing and I have done that on the clock and snowflakes.  I used Ranger Weathered White Antiquities embossing powder on the clock face and snowflakes.  It is a great powder as it has texture that looks a bit like snow.  I used Set Apter Ancient Amber embossing powder on the clock hand.

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Blog Challenge, Let's Play Tic, Tac, Toe. 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.

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Ranger Embossing Powder - Weathered White Antiquities
Seth Apter Baked Texture - Ancient Amber


  1. Maggi, this is a wonderful design! I've yet to visit your Saturday Showcase post -- my apologies. Still chasing my tail to catch up! I love the winter hues and the snowy effects of the melted Antiquities embossing powder on the clock face and snowflakes. Gorgeous calendar cover! Warmest wishes for 2020!

  2. You have such an amazing talent for making paper collections look superb and this calendar cover is the perfect example - I love the clever idea for adding the snowflakes for this time of year and the clock for New Year. Off to see your Showcase (running behind!)

  3. Your calendar rocked! What a gorgeous calendar and you get to enjoy it every month when you flip to another beautiful design! Lovely use of the Graphic 45 papers!

  4. What a fabulous collaged cover for your 2020 calendar... and with such a feel of the 1920s! Beautiful wintry images and opulent colours - you've made this paper collection shine.
    Alison x


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