Saturday, March 10, 2018

Emboss Resist With Prima's Lavender Paper and Wax Paste and Tim Holtz Stamps

Welcome friends! I have a quick postcard to share with you today. Just sharing the photos here of this card made with Prima's new Lavendar papers and wax paste. I have a tutorial on how to make this shimmery background panel and others at Frilly and Funkie today. I hope you'll stop by to learn how to do this simple technique.

Two tags pull out to write a personal message.

And here's the view of the backside.

I'm sharing with these challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your kind comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Curiously Masculine with Baked Rusty Patina

Hello friends! I just can't stop playing with my new Baked Textures powders! I made this postcard sized well...uh...postcard with the current challenge at Country View challenges and a special blog friend in mind who appreciates my grungy style.

I made the background by embossing black card stock measuring exactly 6 x 4 inches with Tim's Blueprint embossing folder. I swiped it with a Versamark pad and dusted with Chunky Rust and Patina Oxide powders. After heating it to melt, I embossed it a second time and went back in and sanded to expose some of the raised areas. I embossed a scrap of more black card 3 more times and fussy cut the circles and keyhole. These were embossed with Patina Oxide and just a touch of Chunky Rust and a bit of Rocky Road on the keyhole as well. I melted Burnt Copper Leaves and Patina Oxide randomly on the edges of the postcard.

I used the same three powders on the Tim Holtz gear die cut and on the Chit Chat sticker, too. I sat my little man on the keyhole and splattered the card with watered down black gesso. I purposefully made my card completely flat for easy mailing since this will be jetting off across the pond. Of course, to make it an authentic postcard, I added some old designer paper from my stash to the back where I can write my message.

That's all for today! I hope you'll stop back on Saturday when I'll be here bright and early with some  mixed media samples from an easy technique I'll be sharing on the Frilly and Funkie blog. 

 I am sharing my postcard with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Whatever The Weather This damp , gloomy weather we've been having is causing EVERYTHING  to rust!
Card Mania Challenge CMC#102 Embossing I heat and dry embossed.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave it in the comments section, and I will get back with you right away.

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Getting in on the Action With Seth Apter's Baked Texture and Tim Holtz Ideaology and Stampers Anonymous

Hello friends! Today the Funkie girls will 'Get in on the Action' at Frilly and Funkie as we head into the second week of our current challenge picked by our talented Kathy. I made a card to thank some friends who invited me and Autumn to stay at their lake house a couple of weeks ago.

Here's what Kathy has to say about her topic,"Adding an interactive element on a card, tag, layout or canvas adds a bit of fun to any project. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates an interactive element of one sort or another in the design. You can add a pocket and tag, a hidden tag, a hinged page, a flap, a flip, a tuck spot, a special fold or any kind of interactive element that appeals to you. Be sure to tell us in your post what makes your project interactive, as it may or may not be apparent in a photo."

I began by making my background using Heavy Stock and Distress Oxide and Ink--Iced Spruce, Aged Mahogany, and Pumice Stone. I laid the Clockwork stencil over my panel and blended with Ground Espresso ink. I added some background stamping and a couple of Remnant Rubs. I layered this over black card stock. That was layered over Coordinations paper stash dipped in inks and distressed, which tops a panel from Tim's Correspondence paper stash. I colored the printed paper with Distress Oxides in brown, blue and Aged Mahogany. Seth Apter's powders give some texture and patina; I used a combination of Deep Sea and Ancient Amber.

I finally cracked open my new-to-me Pocket Watch Frame die and cut two watches; one from Metallic Kraft Stock and one from black foam and layered them for dimension. I used a couple of circle dies to cut the black circle and the embossed inner circle. The black circle was cut from black card, and I used Distress Grit paste and a few of the new powders by Seth to get that grungy rust--Rocky Road with a little Chunky Rust and Patina Oxide. The inner circle is cut from the metallic kraft, embossed with Tim's Gears Texture Fade. and colored with Distress Black Soot paint and Caramel alcohol ink.  I got in on the action by punching a hole and layering Tim's Mini Gears, clock face, and Game Spinners with Long Fasteners. I love things that spin!

I used a Quote Chip and altered it with a Clippings Sticker for my sentiment and added beautiful texture with Beeswax BT powder. The powder melts smooth, but I heated it just until the crystals started to melt to get this watery look. I layered it up on a scrap of card made to look like rusty iron. For details on how I made this and altered my metal embellishments,  you can see my Saturday Showcase featuring Baked Texture powders at Frilly and Funkie HERE.

A couple other interactive elements are the Ideaology Swivel Clasp and Hinge Clip. I altered these with Seth's Rust and Patina Baked Textures.  I made the removable ticket using a vial label with a Remnant Rub and backed with a scrap of old Tim Holtz papers. I can write a personal note on this, but I liked the Grand Hotel reference.

That's it for me! Now it's YOUR turn to get in on the action. You have until midnight on Tuesday, March 13th to play along with our current challenge at Frilly and Funkie for a chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. or to be chosen by the team as one of our four favorites. Please stop by  the blog for all the details and for some amazing inspiration by both the Frilly and the Funkie teams to get you started. I can't wait to see what YOU will create!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
The Artistic Stamper March Creative Challenge - Stencils & Masks I did some background stamping. My stencil  is Clockworks.
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Thank you for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.
Hugs and Blessings,
Sara Emily
The following products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: