14 October 2020

Purple, Orange, Green! Eek! It's Halloween! at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Hi everyone and welcome. It's time for another challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Sara Emily is your host for this one and she has called it 'Purple, Orange, Green! Eek! It's Halloween!' "I love Halloween, and I would love to see your vintage or shabby chic Halloween creations, whether it be a card, tag, canvas, or any other make! If Halloween is not your cup of tea, simply use the colors purple, orange and green on your project to play along."

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 three additional outstanding entries 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.

Though Halloween this year will be unlike others in the past there's no reason you can't enjoy yourselves by making and giving treats to family and friends. Eileen Hull's newly released teacup is the perfect container for this and you can have so much fun making yours as spooky as you like.

Sara Emily stipulated the colours purple, orange and green for this challenge and they do work so well for any Halloween related project. Here's how mine came together, starting with the die cut teacups using Eileen's 'Teacup, 3D & Spoon' Sizzix Scoreboards Die. After painting them both black a pattern was applied to one side of each using clear texture paste through a Finnabair Prima 'Vintage Wallpaper' stencil. I sprinkled Pam Bray's 'Licorice' Rock Candy Embossing Powder over the stencilled areas and let them air dry before heat setting. As you can see in the photo below Pam's embossing powder includes shiny bits that sparkle beautifully.

Wanting to make the cups even more detailed I spritzed them both with water and added small drips of Seth Apter's 'Avalanche' Izink Pigment Ink, allowing the colour to bleed around the raised areas. You can dab off any excess ink with tissue before letting it dry. Seth's Izink Pigment Ink flows beautifully straight from the bottle so it was easy to use the in-built brush to apply drips to the top of each cup.

One of the things you can cut using Eileen's die is a double-sided teabag. After adding die cut letters and painting one with 'Tangerine' Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint, I brushed 'Burnt Orange' Izink Pigment Ink across and down each side, blasting it with a heat gun to get those textural bubbles. 

One way to further emphasise the texture on the teabag is to repeat the technique used on the teacup, spritzing it with water before blending a little 'Purple Haze' Izink Pigment Ink over the top and allowing it to settle between the raised bits. To make the word stand out further I die cut the letters from black card and glued them over the top of the originals.

Having assembled the teacup using the joining piece that is cut using Eileen's die the drips at the top felt a little one dimensional. So I used a hot glue gun over the top and painted the now dimensional drips with more of the 'Olive Drab' Izink Pigment Ink. You can also see below that little touches of glitter were sprinkled on top.

Finally the spoon which can also be cut using Eileen's die was painted with Seth Apter's 'Purple Haze' Izink Pigment Ink (no paint or gesso beneath so you can see how rich it is). The hot glue gun got to work to create more of the drips and once again they were painted with the 'Olive Drab' Izink Pigment Ink with a little glitter added for good measure.

Here are some close ups of the finished Halloween teacup filled with treats and the spoon popped in amongst them;

That's my take on the theme 'Purple, Orange, Green! Eek! It's Halloween!'. My talented team mates have also come up with their own Halloween 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 pieces 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 teacup are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.


  1. Very cool treat box! Love how you've decorated it!

  2. Brilliant! I love how you took the elegant teacup and made is spooky with the green drippings! Also I just realized I ordered some of these inkz and haven't used them and your saturday showcase and this has me brimming (he he) with ideas!

  3. Well, this is the third comment I've tried to leave...this computer! What a delightful Halloween project! I can see these little teacups in our local candy shop filled with all sorts of Halloween treats! Brilliant project with great details in the drips and texture! Love it to pieces!

  4. What a great Halloween make. Lots of spook with the drips against the textured tea cup. Now you just have to make more of these treat holders for the gang in your house - or just put the bag of candy in the middle of the dining room table and stand back - LOL.

  5. super spooky cool Jenny! love those drips!

  6. Ooh creepy! But lots of fun techniques! <3


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