Wednesday, January 26, 2022

January, Icy and Cold? – Funkie Junkie Blog Challenge

I don't know about you, but January here in Idaho definitely qualifies as icy and cold! That is the new challenge on the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

"Highlight anything that speaks icy and/or cold to you which could include: snowflakes, icy tones of colors, icicles or winter activities. Come share what icy and cold inspires in your art!"

My creation is all about the winter landscape.

Lisa Hoel for the Funkie Junkie Boutique - Icy & Cold Challenge  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory #winter

What is inside?
More icy, cold winter!

Lisa Hoel for the Funkie Junkie Boutique - Icy & Cold Challenge  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory #winter

The structure is a Graphic 45 Book Box (retired I believe). I created a wintery scene inside.

Lisa Hoel for the Funkie Junkie Boutique - Icy & Cold Challenge  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory #winter

I included some vintage bone china Mountain Goat figurines in my little vignette. I think they fit right in! The log cabin is made using the Tim Holtz Paper Village #2 die set.

Lisa Hoel for the Funkie Junkie Boutique - Icy & Cold Challenge  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory #winter

Various Tim Holtz ephemera (mostly from past years' Christmas releases) combined to decorate the inside cover. 

Lisa Hoel for the Funkie Junkie Boutique - Icy & Cold Challenge  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory #winter

For the slide mount element, I put snowflake rub-ons onto a piece of mica, covered it with a thick layer of Holiday Distress Icicle Crackle Paste and then stuck the cardboard slide mount on top of it. It crackled beautifully!

Lisa Hoel for the Funkie Junkie Boutique - Icy & Cold Challenge  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory #winter

Here are a few peeks of the "in process" building of my project:

1) I used Distress Sprays to lay down the base color on the box, then stamped with Distress and Archival Ink.

After inking, I also lightly spritzed the outside of the box with Distress Resist Spray and then dusted with Rock Candy Dry Glitter for extra sparkle.

2) The background scenery was built in layers with Sizzix die cuts:

Foam core board is one of my favorite building materials. ;-) It worked well for the little shelf for the cabin.

3) The cabin is made with small scale corrugated board. It has a great look for "logs". Tim Holtz shared how to make one in 2020 when the first Paper Village Die Set was released. You can find that video here.

I completed the scene with mini bottle brush trees and snow texture paste (and the figurines).  This vignette will take its place in my winter decor!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out the fun challenges we have on the 
Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. They are always good for sparking your creativity! You have two weeks to join the current challenge so I hope you give it a go.

Supplies used:
Tim Holtz stamp set CMS098 - Grunge Flakes
Tim Holtz stamp set CMS052 - Reindeer Flight
Tim Holtz stamp set CMS328 - Entomology
Tim Holtz die set - Paper Village #2
Tim Holtz die set - Tall Pines
Tim Holtz die set - Mountain Top
Eileen Hull die set - Wreath & Snowflake
Eileen Hull Full Size Journal Die (for the label shape diecuts)

Distress Paint - Picket Fence
Distress Spray Stain, regular & Oxide - Speckled Egg
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough
Distress Glitter - Rock Candy
Tim Holtz Mica Spray Stain - Snow Flurries
Ranger Archival Ink - Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Holiday Texture Set
Mica sheets
Graphic 45 Book Box (retired)
Tim Holtz Christmas Stickers, Remnant Rubs, Flashcards, Layers & Baseboards Frames, Tissue Tape from years past
Tim Holtz Baseboards - Junk Drawer

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  1. This is a wonderful vignette! I keep expecting to see Heidi climbing into your scene. :) Lovely inside and out!

  2. AWESOME! I'm in love with all things little and the background work on the book is stunning! We've been out your way (GNP in Montana) and enjoyed the goats up in the highest points. Adding them into your bottom shelf makes it look like they're hopping their way upward- adorable touch!

  3. This is so awesome!! Love love this... so many awesome details.

  4. Wow! Love this wintery vignette. The cabin in the inside looks so cozy. Wonderful creation!


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