19 May 2021

Anything Goes with The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hi everyone and welcome. We are back after an extended break with a new look team and a new challenge over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog where there's an 'Anything Goes' theme for the next two weeks.

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.

I've been playing with the Waterfall die in Eileen Hull's Sizzix 'Card, Waterfall & Tags' Die Set and used it to create this Japanese stab bound book.

The pages inside have been stamped and embossed, coloured and hand stitched to embellish the patchwork design further.

To create this book I started by using a 3"x5" Gel Plate to pull a number of prints onto wet strength tissue (the equivalent in the US is deli paper). Below you'll see a few Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints were used in this process (namely Buff, White, Sand, Mineral and Night) in combination with a couple of Tim Holtz Layering Stencils (Code and String).

The pieces of tissue were trimmed into narrow strips before being stuck ontto 3 3/4" (9.5cm) wide paper in a patchwork pattern with matte gel medium. Once dry I cut pages using the Waterfall die that comes in Eileen's 'Card, Waterfall & Tags' Die Set, a die that also cleverly adds a score line at the top to make folding the spine easier.

To decorate some of the pages I added offcuts of paper edging and gold metal flakes on double-sided tape strips. Wendy Vecchi's 'Spring Bouquet' stamp was used to heat embossed flowers which I then painted with more Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint. After hand stitching some of the other pages they were glued together back to back in pairs to make up a number of double-sided pages.

To finish the book I made sure each page was creased along the fold line and added holes before stitching through to bind them together. The phrase on the front of the book comes from Wendy Vecchi's 'Heartfelt Art' stamp set and was heat embossed, like the flowers inside, with black embossing powder.

Here are a few close ups of the pages inside the book;

That's my take on the 'Anything Goes' theme. For even more inspiration the rest of the Design Team have come up with their own projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE.

For now, thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

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

Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART Stamp Set - 'Heartfelt Art'Prima Marketing Art Ingredients Metal Flakes - Gold


  1. Love!! What a great idea. You are right you and Eileen are both geniuses 'cause they say great minds think alike. =D

  2. Beautiful patchwork. The touch of gold on the blue hues is brilliant. Fabulous mini book!

  3. Wow what a cool book Jenny! What you do with the gel plate is just amazing. Love all o0f your stitching too- making everything so textural <3

  4. What a great book, Jenny! I love how you patched together those blue toned papers for your pages/covers- a wonderful backdrop to the pops of red details and adding the gold is genius! Another wonderful hit of inspiration from your talented hands!

  5. Absolutely beautiful book. Love this

  6. What a lovely little tiny book Jenny! love the patchwork look, your binding and the blues with splashes of red!


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