Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Funkie Junkie Focus - All About Love

Hello February! Our current Funkie Junkie Focus theme is "All About Love". I still have Tim Holtz Idea-ology products left from Christmas crafting so I decided to "Valentine" them.

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - All About Love Valentine's Curio Clock  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

The red Christmas Curio Clock is perfect for Valentine's Day too! I painted a Salvaged Snowman in Valentine colors so he fits perfectly in the scene.

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - All About Love Valentine's Curio Clock  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

The outside is decorated with washi tape, baker's twine and an Idea-ology token.

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - All About Love Valentine's Curio Clock  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

Of course I felt compelled to incorporate Tiny Lights because everything is better when it lights up. ;-)

Here's a look at how this came together…

Step 1 – I first painted the Salvaged Snowman with Distress Paints.When the paint was thoroughly dry, I antiqued it using Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon.

Step 2 – I used Lost Shadow, Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass Distress Paint to make some backgrounds. These three colors have a great wintery feel!

Step 3 – I used the Falling Hearts Tim Holtz Die to cut into the clock background. I backed the whole thing with a circle of pink glassine paper I had in my stash. (You could use tissue paper or alcohol inked plastic too.)

Step 4 – Installing the Tiny Lights wasn't hard. I drilled a hole through the metal clock backing and coiled the light string around inside. I started out hot gluing it in place but the glue wasn't sticking well to the slick metal. Tape ended up working better. I put some little foam core spacers around the edges of the back to create space between the lights and the paper background.

Step 5 – An older die set, Mini Christmas Things, had the perfect little snowflake shape to add the final February wintery touch.

Not just for Christmas!

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Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Falling Hearts
Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Mini Christmas Things
Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Funky Nordic

Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Christmas 2022 Curio Clock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Christmas Salvaged Santa & Snowman
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Tiny Lights
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Woodland Tree Lot

Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter
Stampers Anonymous Glitter Duster
Distress Paint - Lost Shadow, Kitsch Flamingo, Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Lumberjack Plaid, Gathered Twigs, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass
Distress Spray Stains - Spun Sugar
Distress Oxide Spray Stain - Spun Sugar, Evergreen Bough
Distress Crayon - Hickory Smoke
Distress Mica Stain - Winterberry
pink glassine

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