Looking Forward to a Better 2021

I think everyone would agree that 2020 is a year that will not be soon forgotten. As our lives continue to change and our habits evolve, many of us have used our homes in more ways than usual. Cooking more, working from home, home gyms, and movie nights in have become the “new normal”.

I’ve also assessed how and what I create, and have continued with my upcycling and repurposing vintage materials. As I look forward to what this decade might bring, I think it is time for a change. I am retiring “Zunky Chic” and moving forward with Betty J Vintage. I think the name is more self-explanatory, and offers an homage to my two grandmothers, Betty and Joann.

I have rebranded my instagram account to @bettyjvintage.

A new website will be coming soon at www.bettyjvintage.com...

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Zunky Chic Has Moved to Instagram

You can find me on Instagram now. Just search for ZunkyChic and you’ll see what I’ve been up to.


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Wedding Bells

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. I made two cards using Authentique’s “Always” collection, which has beautiful papers and images for wedding projects. First up, is a wedding card I made using the Authentique papers (Always Two and Four), layered with some vintage papers to give this card a vintage, classic feel. I used an image from the collection (Always Seven) as the focal point, and added ribbon, tulle, stitching, and a flower.

Let’s take a closer look at those layers. Vintage sheet music, dress pattern tissue, and wallpaper give an aged look.

So, I promised two ways, right? Well, here is another card I made, using the same collection, with a completely different look.

This card uses papers from the same collection (Three and Four) that I pair...

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Stars and Stripes

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Craft Scrapper – a fun little canvas project I made for the upcoming July 4th holiday.Growing up, July 4th was one of my favorite holidays because we’d get together with family, eat too much, and then watch the fireworks. I still enjoy the festivities and the celebration of America.

For this project, I started with a linen covered canvas to which I applied a background of stars using a stencil and modeling paste. Once the paste dried, I added clear Wink of Stella to most of them, and platinum Stickles to a few.

I made paper rosettes from the new Authentique United collection. A Tim Holtz paper doll, mirrored star, cabinet card frame, and mini numeral embellish it...

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Follow Your Heart

I’m sharing another design team project that I created for The Crafty Scrapper. I had so much creative fun playing with these new Tim Holtz products. This project started out as a plain burlap canvas. I used a Tim Holtz “Floral” Stencil to apply modeling paste to the canvas. Once the paste was dry, I colored it using Distress Markers. Before the ink dried, I used a baby wipe to blend the color. This helped to soften the hue, but also gives a watercolor effect.

Now that my background was done, I could start embellishing. I used one of the new Paper Dolls as the happy couple. I tinted the bride’s roses to match the flowers on the canvas. I also gave her a veil of white tulle.

A Quote Chip, Transparent Tile, Chit Chat sticker, and tinted Bouquet round out the collage.


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