27 May 2020

Tickled Pink at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog

Hi everyone and welcome. It's time for another challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Maggi is your host for this one and she has called it 'Tickled Pink!"Design a vintage or shabby chic project using the color pink. You may use other colors as accents, but, pink must be predominant. There are many shades of pink ranging from fuschia to soft baby pink so let your pink imagination go wild!"

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and the next three will receive Top 3 Badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I returned to book making for this challenge, basing my project on Eileen Hull's 'Tiny Book' die, wanting to play with collage even in such a small space.The various shades of pink are complimented by the touches of gold, lime and olive, highlighted in places with touches of white.

This Tiny Book has a hinged spine to make it more flexible (using the same method employed for my larger books). I chose a gel plate print incorporating pinks and golds (Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints) to decorate the covers. Barely noticeable but important neverthless, Wendy Vecchi's 'All Scratched Up' Background has been stamped on top using her 'Pink Peony' Archival Ink.  I tied some of the dyed seam binding we all get when ordering bundles of lace and embellishment packets from Linda's store around the spine and to compliment it stained some of Linda's lace using 'Tattered Rose' Distress Stain to edge the spine both sides.

The flower and leaves on the front cover are from Wendy Vecchi's 'Funky Flower Art' stamp set, stamped on the coordinating Mat Minis and painted with a mix of Dina Wakley Media Paints and 'Tattered Rose' Distress Paint to match the lace and seam binding ribbon. The Lime and Olive leaves contrast strikingly and adding white highlights in areas really makes them pop against the pink background. To make it even more interesting they are layered over a collage of scraps from previous projects, all intended to compliment rather than overpower the flower. Ever since we had a challenge based on using leftovers I've kept them in separate bags based on colour to make this process so much easier. To finish I bound a tea stained text block inside in the same way as all my larger books.

That's my take on the theme 'Tickled Pink!' My massively talented team mates have also come up with their own pink projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes that's up for grabs.

Thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

Products used to create this Tiny Book are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.

Sizzix Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull - Tiny Book
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Background Stamp - All Scratched Up
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Stamp Set - Funky Flower Art
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis - Funky Flower Art
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints and Gessos
Ranger Distress Paints - Tattered Rose
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink - Pink Peony
Seam Binding


  1. Fabulous cover with the beautiful striking flower standing out as the focal point. That soft lacy trim is the perfect accent!

  2. Oh Jenny x I absolutely love this tiny book....so beautifully decorated using various techniques. The pink lace and hints of gold, together with the olive leaves, touches of white on the gorgous flower...its exquisite xx

    Hope you and the family are well x

    Hugs Annie xx

  3. The pink and golds are so effective love the colours, wonderful tiny book. x

  4. Jenny, there's so much to love about your tiny book...I adore your shades of pink against the neutral background of the cover. Your sense for color and contrast is incredible and I adore that bold pop of green along with the soft pinks you've used and that dyed lace. This is just one wonderful tiny book!

  5. What a perfect little Tiny Book! Love how you packed so much detail onto that tiny cover. It does indeed, tickle me pink!


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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