28 July 2021

Shimmering Summer Fun at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Hi everyone and welcome. Janna is hosting the latest challenge over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and she's called it 'Shimmering Summer Fun'; "Use bright summer colors in your project and add some shimmer, shine, or sparkle to it. Does summer make you think of sparkling blue oceans, family vacations, or flowers in full bloom? We want to know, so add some shimmer to your cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and journal spreads. Happy crafting! "

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.

For this challenge I have created a few more ornaments with some of Eileen Hull's new Sizzix Chapter 3 dies - the 3-D Scoreboards L Die 'Box, Ornament' and the Thinlits Die Set 'Wreath & Snowflake'. The colours used are inspired by the soft summer fruits growing in our garden and there's plenty of pearl and golden shimmer on show.

The card used to build these ornaments was created with a mix of Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints in Blackberry, Fuchsia, Gilt and White (with a touch of Seth Apter 'Stratosphere' Izink Pigment layered over). A brayer and spatula were key to blending and layering the various paints.

This first ornament was based on the snowflake shape from the 'Wreath & Snowflake' die set with crystals and pearls added for a touch of glamour. The large bead and smaller pearls were coloured with Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl ink in 'Intrigue' to match with the Fuchsia paint colour.

The round ornament was based on the circular base from the 'Box, Ornament' die, shaped as shown in my previous FJB post and filled with thick gel paste to help it hold its domed shape. The surfaces on both sides had leaf stems and berries, cut from the 'Wreath & Snowflake' die set, glued on in a spiral pattern with more crystals and Alcohol Pearl altered pearl beads added. Some 'White Fire' Prima Alchemy Matte Wax was blended along the edges to create more shimmer.

The final ornament was based on the wreath shape from the 'Wreath & Snowflake' die set, cut many times and glued together to make a more substantial base. The edges again had some 'White Fire' Prima Alchemy Matte Wax blended along them and more of the leaf stems and berries were die cut and layered on top of each side. A final sprinkle of crystals and Alcohol Pearl altered pearl beads were added to finish it.

So that's my take on the 'Shimmering Summer Fun' 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.


  1. Elegantly lovely! So festive and magical.

  2. well now, these are just as gorgeous as the last batch Jenny1 =)

  3. These are simply beautiful Jenny!

  4. I thought the first set of ornaments were elegant and beautiful and now you have just added to that gorgeous array. Your tree this year is going to be phenomenal!

  5. Wow, Jenny! You are really getting into the Christmas spirit! Love that you are showcasing those dies, and making me want to add them to my wish list!

  6. These ornaments are fantastic! I love the shiny pearls and the little gemstones scattered through out the decorations. Beautiful makes!


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