Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Funkie Junkie Blog Leap Year Challenge

The Challenge

Suzz is hosting this super fun challenge, Leap into The Odd, this time around.  She says, "2020 is a leap year which means we will have an additional day in February ending on an odd number of days. The definition of odd is "different from what is usual or expected; strange." My challenge to you is to create something odd or unusual. Also you must tell us what is odd or unusual in your project when you share it with us!"  

When I first read the description, I was stumped so be sure to take a look at all the Funkie Junkie designer's blogs to get some ideas for what is strange and unusual, it really isn't all that hard.

Here are some ideas from Suzz to get you started, use an unusual color on something that is not normal, (example: black heart, black roses, etc).  Include an unexpected pocket, pop-up or hidden fold on your art. Use a funny expression that doesn't go with the tone of the front of the card.
Anything Willy Wonka, Alice in Wonderland, etc. all works (something out of proportion, two things mixed together that don't normally go together etc.)

My Take on the Challenge

What is odd and unusual about my project?  It's all about metal flowers and petals which we know don't exist in nature but the do look nice in my mind!  In addition to the metal framed roses, I've used metal flowers underneath the roses.

I used a Texture Fades embossing folder to create the focal image of my project. Then I misted it with black mist and  used a paper towel to soak up excess mist.

I will have a tutorial for how this tag was made and the techniques I used on the February 29th Saturday Showcase.  That's a fitting odd date!

I created layers first with a layer of Stamperia paper (Oriental Garden collection), then burlap, stenciling, lace, embossed metallic paper, and finally a baseboard frame and flowers.

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, Leap into the Odd. 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.

Challenge Guidelines

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge'. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.
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.

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Layers & Baseboard Frames
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
Creative Embellishments Chipboard Word Create
Little Birdie flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


  1. Maggi, metal flowers may be odd, but they are stunning, elegant and just amazing on your gorgeous tag! Just love those embossed metal elements! Looking forward to that tutorial! Hugs!

  2. I love how that metallic background is paired with the neutral flowers and the soft blues. This is a stunning tag and perfectly uses an unusual element!

  3. Love the metal flower panel with all the very frilly and feminine touches. This is very pretty. Hugs!

  4. Love the metallic rose panel and how you framed it! And the presentation with the pearls and the wood pieces really set it off as well.

  5. Adding the metal flowers beneath your delicate coloured ones really does help to enhance that gorgeous central metallic rose panel and I adore the touches of black on it and the burlap ribbon beneath. A truly beautiful tag Maggi.

  6. Great interpretation and yummy project !xx


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