Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Small Things challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

The Challenge

Jenny is hosting out challenge this time around and she calls it Little Things.  She describes her challenge, "Sometimes it can be the littlest of things that can mean the most. For this challenge create a small vintage or shabby chic project (or if you're feeling adventurous even a set!) It could be an Artist Trading Card/Coin, a tag or a little card for example, or you may have something else in mind - we can't wait to see them."

My Take on the Challenge

I decided to make artist trading cards (ATC) and a coin.  They are fun little projects to make and a great way to use up odd bits of paper.

This first ATC is a play with mixed media.  I used a spatula to apply modeling paste to the ATC and then pressed a bit of cotton trim into the paste.  After that dried I painted it with green Dylusions paint and let that dry before stenciling on a pattern with a Dylusions stencil.  Then I added a scrap from the Ciao Bella Seventies paper collection, added a ribbon, flower and metal key.

Stamperia Glamour Gel - Gold Dew

For this ATC, I started with a black corrugated ATC card and first inked it with oxide ink in iced spruce and misted it lightly to muddle the color.  Then I heat embossed all around the edges with gold embossing powder.

The sun face and the blue scrap are from Stamperia's Alchemy paper collection.  I cut out the sun face and backed it with a die-cut 3-D Impresslits medallion.  I heat embossed a circle frame with chunky rust and gold embossing powders and glued that over the sun face.  Then I filled in the frame area with glossy accents.  After that dried I glued it to the ATC over top the sun face.  I added a Little Birdie flower and a metal leaf charm that I accented with Metallique gold wax.

Sizzix 3-D Impresslits Embossing Folder - Burst (I used Medallion, but this one is very similar)

This last one is slightly larger than a regulation Artist Trading Coin.  I used Stamperia Roses and Lace paper collection.   I fussy cut a clock face from the collection and covered it with Crackle Accents and allowed to air dry.  The frame is a Creative Embellishments Frame heat embossed with silver powder.  Then the paper underneath the frame is edged with silver Metallique wax.  I just glued the pieces together and that's all there is to it!

Prima Art Alchemy by Finnabair - Metallique Wax - Antique Silver

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, Little Things. 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.


  1. These are all unique, all gorgeous and all chock full of great mixed media and techniques.

  2. Stunning work Maggie, each with their own individuality and attention to detail.
    Beautiful work, which I could just while away the hours taking every tiny inch in. Magnificent!! Thank you so much for sharing, creative wishes Tracey xx

  3. Gorgeous! I love what you created as they are each unique and beautiful with different ideas and concept!

  4. Maggi, it looks like you had a lot of fun creating these unique pieces. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your techniques with us! Hugs! Sara Emily

  5. Oh Maggi each of these ATC's are such a work of art! I love that you've given each one a completely different look, all with such attention to detail x

  6. Such a fun trio - each so different. I love the sunshine over the golden corrugated card, and the fabulously ornate clock frame, but I think those vivid spring greens might be my favourite of the three.
    Alison x


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