Wall hanging using a coaster, stamps, Sizzix dies and metal embellishments (Marjie Kemper)

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We're kicking off a brand new challenge blog over at Frilly and Funkie, hosted by Linda Coughlin of the The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I'm beyond excited to be part of Linda's design team, and we are all ready to roll! Every other week we'll have a new challenge, and you'll have two weeks to enter.  The team is divided into two ‘sides' with one focused on frilly creations and the other on the funkie side.

Each week Linda will offer discounts to her mixed media store as well as a gift certificate for the challenge winner. Linda carries lots of unique products as well as many standy-by supplies, including lots of Ranger goodies. Her prices are great and I can personally vouch for her customer service.  (It's kind of like The Hair Club for Men….. “I was a customer, first.”)

Wall hanging using a coaster, stamps, Sizzix dies and metal embellishments (Marjie Kemper)

For this piece I used a chipboard coaster, Tim Holtz's Papillon stamp,  corrugated cardboard, metal embellishments, and a tiny tag I made from a punch. I stamped with Distress Inks (Broken China, Tumbled Glass, and Vintage Photo) as well as Coffee archival ink. I cut the corrugated cardboard with the large ticket and heart dies (Sizzix Movers & Shapers.) Then I ran the Vintage Photo ink pad over the raised edges. The background and mini-tag were heat embossed with clear powder.

Want to learn more about Distress Inks?  Check out my online class with Craftsy, which includes lifetime access and a money-back guarantee.  It's called Inventive Ink: Colorful  Mixed Media Effects.  Here's a 2-minute preview:

I hope you'll visit the challenge blog, the store, and the rest of the design team members… lots of eye candy awaits!

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  1. Vicki Romaine on April 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    What a wonderful entry. I love the embellishments. thanks for lsharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  2. Jenn Borjeson on April 4, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

  3. Shar B on March 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    So love it! Totally gorgeous! I love the fab metal against that stunning shade of blue!

  4. france papillon on March 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    congrets for being on the DT! and loooooove this piece: the colors, the Timziness about it, it’s just perfect!

  5. Sue C on March 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Stunning project Marjie! The blue is so striking and I thought the corrugated cardboard was metal until I read your post. Absolutely gorgeous ! Sue C x

  6. Lori on March 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Wonderful piece, Marjie! The texture from the cardboard is great against that colored background!

  7. 2amscrapper on March 29, 2012 at 5:54 am

    beautiful inspiration for the first challenge!

  8. Jingle on March 29, 2012 at 5:21 am

    This is beautiful!

  9. Willy on March 29, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Wonderful vintage piece, Marjie!

  10. Heidi on March 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Gorgeous! I love how you used the corregated cardboard! Thank you for the inspiration!

  11. Linda Coughlin on March 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    What a stunning piece, Marjie! That broken china blue is so vibrant and beautiful. Love that Papillion set and the way you included the metal bookplate. Super work with the corrugated cardboard and the ticket die is one of my new favorites. You’ll be seeing it a lot in my upcoming work! I’m hooked on that ball chain too. Super fab job on our first challenge. Can’t tell you how thrilled I am that you are on the team!

  12. Michele on March 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Awesome work of art!!

  13. teresa kline aka va.sunshine on March 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    an amazing piece of heart..I luv the color blue…have a great day!
    enjoy *~*

  14. Anne Redfern on March 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Marjie this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous colour and love the elements you have added. Congrats on the DT place, well deserved. Thanks too for looking at my blog, I am honoured.

  15. Sandra on March 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Gorgeous colors! I really really love that color! Love the cardboard shapes too!

  16. Helen Tilbury on March 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Gosh this is too delicious Marjie – WOOOOOOW – just love that bookplate and that tiny gear is just adorable!!

  17. Susan:) on March 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Love the Colour Marjie, and your trinket just adds the right amount of dimension and interest to the piece.

  18. Silvia on March 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    So wonderful, great colors and elements.

  19. Lisa Sackett on March 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Lovely! I like the ball chain you used to hang it too.

  20. KimMJ on March 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Love it! Beautiful job! TFS

  21. Lynne Moncrieff on March 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

    A beautiful intense blue that immediately draws you in.

  22. sue the iron on March 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

    This is fabulous Marje, I love this colour combination x

  23. Anita Houston on March 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Love this blue! The ornate plate looks fabulous here, and I love that the whole project hangs. Beautiful!

  24. Michelle Reaves on March 28, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Wonderful Marjie!!! You used my most favorite Tim Stamp set too..love it!

  25. Tammy roberts on March 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

    What a gorgeous piece of art Marjie!!! You are a perfect match for the F&F team and I look forward to designing with you!

  26. Terry on March 28, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Love that little F&F tag! Marjie, this hanging in blue is stunning and that is what it is all about, “CREATE.” I am so thrilled to be part of F&F and in such great company! Have a fabulous day!

  27. Cathy on March 28, 2012 at 5:45 am

    LOVE this

  28. Gabrielle on March 28, 2012 at 5:41 am

    This is stunning! I am sucker for that blue! Congrats on the new DT place – it is very well deserved!

  29. Susan Dotson on March 28, 2012 at 4:58 am

    So glad you are participating in the Frilly & Funkie blog. Love your work.