Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card

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Welcome, friends! It's Wednesday and time for the Funkie girls to post their inspiration at Frilly and Funkie for our current challenge "B" Happy chosen by Frilly teammate, Cec.

Here's what Cec has to say about her chosen theme: "Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that."

Butterflies, birds and flowers all make me happy, so I've used plenty to embellish my shabby chic top fold card (yeah, I know, so different for me!). I chose to work with Prima's Havana and Lavender collections in stock at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, because they,  too, make me happy with their lovely designs and shimmery highlights.

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I made my background with Tim Holtz Botanical 3D Texture Fade and one of the beautiful papers from the Havana A4 paper pad. I just gave the paper a wash of gesso and while still damp, ran it through my die cut machine with the folder. I let it dry completely and swiped Prima's Rose Gold Metallique wax over the raised areas with my finger.

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I actually used products from three different Prima paper collections to create and embellish this card. 'Blessed is die cut from one of the Lavender Journaling Cards using a Tim Holtz Stacked Postage die. I edged it with more Rose Gold wax and layered it with Havana Ephemera, Lavender paper and Cherry Blossom washi tape. The key is from Linda's shop; it's colored with Prima Platinum Crackle Paste.

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This dimensional butterfly is Lavender's Aislinne. I love how everything works so well together. I've tucked in a pair of Heirloom Roses colored with Gunmetal alcohol ink and Rose Gold wax and some fern from Funkie Florals 3.

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The shimmery butterfly is from the Havana Ephemera pack and the small one on the Havana Camila flower is fussy cut from the Lavender A4 paper pad. There are pages of these beautifully colored
butterflies in the pad, and that's what sold me on this collection. 


Look at that shimmer on this one! You might also pick up the shimmery crackle on the pieces inserted in the mixed media die cut. I gave them a coat of the Platinum crackle paste. I used a couple more of the papers from the Havana A4 paper pad to add layers.

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Inside, another of the papers from that same stack, this one featuring some more delicate butterflies and tropical birds. Love this paper!

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I pulled out a few more of the ephemera to make a little side load pocket and this simple tag. The larger butterfly on the pocket is another fussy cut from the Lavender paper pad. The pocket is the perfect size for a gift card. I've made this card for my brother and sister in law who will be hosting us for part of our upcoming vacation, and we usually give them a gift card to their favorite local restaurant.

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That's what makes me "B" Happy! Be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for more inspiration from both my Frilly and Funkie teammates. What makes you happy? I hope you'll find time to share your project featuring bees, butterflies or birds and play along in our "B" Happy challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  As always, there's a $25 shopping spree to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for a random winner or you could be named one of the Design Teams four favorites and win a chance to Guest Design at Frilly and Funkie.

Challenge shares:
Country View July 2018 - In The Summer Garden Actually, I've only seen two butterflies in my garden this season!


Thank you for your visit today and for taking your time to leave your precious comment!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

You Already Know Too Much Wall Hanging

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Hello, friends! I've had some more fun playing around with Tim Holtz Baseboard Frames and Worn Wallpaper. This time, I've created a wall hanging for my BFF, because she really already does know too much. Ha! Ha! For even more ideas on how to create with these wonderful frames, please see my tutorial at Frilly and Funkie.

How do you like my new hankie? I picked it up at a yard sale in a bag FULL of doilies for just 50 cents this weekend, and I haven't had time to iron it. It's REAL silk! Squeal!

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I sprayed my Worn Wallpaper with Distress Resist Spray in my box reserved just for this, so it doesn't get all over everything. Once it's on, it's on for good! When dry, I blended with  Frayed Burlap Distress ink and adhered it to a Vignette Frame backing panel using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I used the actual frame on this wall hanging, so I had this panel left in my stash.  The edges were wrapped to give it a finished look and then blended with Ground Espresso ink. I love the additional vintage appearance the spray gives the wallpaper, and the texture feels wonderful, too.

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The shabby crackle on the Baseboard frame resulted from some experiments I was doing with Distress Collage Medium Crazing, crayons, and collage medium. First, I applied crazing in random thicknesses on the frame. After I came back to it a few days later, I scribbled it with Picket Fence Distress Crayon and rubbed it around with my dampened finger. This worked on my previous experiment, but this time some of the crazing started to flake off. I think I put it on too thickly. The white was too white, so I toned it down and sealed the crazing with Vintage collage medium. I like how it turned out!

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To back the frame, I used my favorite mini stencil -- Floral and texture paste and colored with Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, and Bundled Sage Distress Oxides. My chosen Paper Doll girlfriends, a ribbon from Adornments Ribbons and Bows smudged with Picket Fence crayon, some Elements Remnant Rubs and a Snarky Small Talk sticker finish it off.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and that you found some tips you can use on your own project. 

Thank you for stopping by and for leaving your inspiring comments!
Hugs!
Sara Emily

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