Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog and I'm hosting the challenge this time around. The theme is "April Showers Bring May Flowers."  To meet the challenge you need to design a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates a wet "something" with flowers.   Here are some examples: Stenciled or doodled raindrops, water distressed or crumpled paper, Tim Holtz's Umbrella Man, you get the idea, just have something that represents wet and then, add some flowers to your project!  Be sure to check out the Funkie Junkie designer projects too, lots of great ideas!

My take on the challenge

I started with a large tag and covered it with papers from Graphic 45's Fruit and Flora 12 x12 collection.  Then I stenciled on raindrops with Ranger Texture Paste. After that dried, I l distressed and layered on the several paper layers from the 8 x 8 pad, popping up some with cardboard.

I used a word chippy, Spring, heat embossed with Ranger  Antiquities embossing powder as a title for my tag.

I heat embossed using the same embossing powder a chipboard flourish and placed it underneath my beautiful Little Birdie flowers.  I love the metal watering can charm that I found in my stash.

Wondering how I got the nice printing on the Graphic 45 ephemera card?  I printed onto transparency paper, trimmed it out and glued with glue that dries clear.

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, April Showers Bring May Flowers. 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.

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.

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  1. Gorgeous tag with so many beautiful flowers layered together. Love the soft feminine feel to the tag with the tiny details you mixed into the background!

  2. So lovely, great color combination throughout. tfs

  3. Oh so beautiful tag! It was a great distraction to what's going on and thanks so much for sharing! Love all your projects!

  4. Maggi, you have really wowed me once again with your ability to mingle these gorgeous papers with mixed media details like the stencil work (so cool!) and embossed chippies. What a beautiful spring tag! Sending big hugs!

  5. Beautiful layering of textures and colors, per usual! Your talent in using Graphic 45 papers never ceases to amaze (your alchemy book is still one of my all time faves). I am still mostly in the phase of merely stoking the paper :-). Love your little watering can as well.... hope to play along this month with this gorgeous tag as inspiration. - Lynn

  6. What a glorious springtime tag - the flowers are wonderful, and look so good against the bold, fresh green of the background. I love the swirls of the flourish and Spring lettering adding those white accents. Lovely!
    Alison x

  7. This is classic Maggi with all the gorgeous flowers and the pretty layers. I love the splash on the bottom.

  8. What a beautiful tag Maggi. I love the raindrop background adding such a delicate touch to the flowers and that gorgeous floral paper x

  9. Fruit and Flora didn’t reach out and grab me—but what you did with tag is so pretty. May have to reconsider that collection... And i love the swirly embellies!


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