Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Warmest Wishes

Hi friends! I'm sharing a card and technique over on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today. Head on over for more photos and all of the details! Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wooden Shrines from Joggles

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a mixed media home decor project on the Joggles design team blog. Head on over to their blog for more details and photos! Video tutorial is below, enjoy!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mixed Media Home Decor - Joggles & Frank Morrow Promotion

Oh my, crafty friends I am so excited about today's project! Joggles has just received a shipment of Frank Morrow metal embellishments and they are to die for! These are heavy duty metal pieces, and they are huge...perfect for art journals and home decor projects. I had such a blast creating with these pieces and I can't wait to share my project video, which you can check out below. Once you watch the video, be sure to head to the Joggles blog to see the all of the art created by the design team. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Technique

Hello, my crafty friends! Welcome to a blog post that is not connected to a design team project! LOL! Oh my, most of my posts over the past few months have been dedicated to only design team projects. It's been a busy time and I haven't had much time to craft. However, when Wendy announced her newest embossing powders, and I got my hot little hands on them, I knew that I had to take some time to create just for fun!

In addition to the fun I had playing with the new embossing powders, I also created a video sharing a fun and easy technique combining embossing powders and stencils. This is a great way to use your stencils in a new way and create beautiful high-gloss backgrounds, embellishments, and mat minis.  

View the video below and check out product links below the video. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Wendy Vecchi embossing powders - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/catego... (I used Sunflower, Garden Patina, Potting Soil, Cactus Flower, and Forget Me Not) -Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Mini Ink Storage - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Ranger... -Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/catego... (I used the Hearts, Homestead, and Butterflies) -Stamps (all from Wendy Vecchi) -All Cracked Up - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Birds for Art - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Simply Stripes - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_... -Garden Art - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Stampe... -Mixed Media Cardstock - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/RANGER...

Friday, September 1, 2017

Joggles Itty Bitty Stencil Project

I'm sharing a super fun project on the Joggles blog today, featuring Itty Bitty Stencils. Itty Bitty stencils are the perfect ATC size, 3" x 4". Just think...tiny stencils! What could be better?!

My project features three unique stencil designs as well as a embossing resist technique. Visit the Joggles blog for a full step-by-step picture tutorial. Happy crafting!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Distress Oxide Card Set with Joggles Stamps & Stencils

Hello crafty friends! Kim here with you today to share a set of greeting cards that I created using a few Joggles stamps and one of my all-time favorite stencils. I also grabbed my Distress Oxide inks to create these simple but colorful backgrounds. Lastly, I used a double masking technique to create each of these cards. A circle mask allowed me to add ink to the card front while leaving a white circle in the center of each card, and using the negative space from the circle allowed me to cover my completed background and stamp the images without getting ink on the card base. This double masking technique gives each card a window look. 

I produced a video that walks you through the steps I took to create each of the cards. During the video, I’ll demonstrate the masking techniques mentioned above and will show you some quick tips for shading using Zig Clean Color Water Color Brushes. This was a super fun set of cards to create! I love the bright colors from the Oxide inks and the textured look of the background, which was achieved using the stencil. A set of cards like this would make a great hostess or thank you gift, especially if paired with some homemade cookies.

Enjoy and happy crafting!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mixed Media Canvas - Spread Your Wings

See prize drawing info at the end of my post!

I can't believe it's already been a year and a half! My design time with The Crafters Workshop has come to an end over more than a year of designing with their amazing products. It's been a great ride! TCW has always had a special place in my heart. I sold their products when I owned a store and their stencils were the very first ones I used when I decided to try out this new art thing called mixed media. Not only do they consistently produce a wide variety of stencil designs, but last year they introduced an incredible line of mixed media products, including paints, gessos, modeling pastes, and more. A HUGE thanks to the entire TCW crew! Thank you for selecting me to be on your team and for providing me with enough products to last me a lifetime!

Above are a few photos of my last design team post. I also created a video walking you through my creative process. This was actually a really quick and easy project and it was fun to use some Prima products that have been tucked away in my stash for years. I hope you enjoy and please offer your support to TCW!

And since this is my last TCW design team post, leave a comment on this post by July 28 to be entered into a drawing for a set of free stencils! Be sure to leave your contact info so that I can reach you if you're the winner!

Happy Crafting!