Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happy October!

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/happy-october.html Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sizzix Alterations Ideaology Halloween Autumn Card 1

Well friends, we are well more than half way through the month already! Is October the 'fastest' month of the year, or is it just me?

My sister has a bad case of the shingles, and I thought I would send her a card to cheer up her days. She's a retired 3rd grade teacher, but she still subs every chance she gets. She is truly a teacher who loves to teach, and her students are 'her' kids. She's not at all into Halloween, but she wants kids to be kids, so costumes were acceptable in her classroom. Having the shingles, she is quarantined from the little ones, and will miss the festivities as a substitute this year. I chose this group of what I would believe to be school children dressed for Halloween from Tim Holtz Halloween Paper Dolls as a focal image for her card.

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I love that the kiddos have fun costumes; no scary (just sweet) witches, zombies, skulls or walking dead in this group. My sister will appreciate that.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/happy-october.html Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sizzix Alterations Ideaology Halloween Autumn Card 3

I used Stitched Ovals dies to cut black card and some of Tim's older Region's Beyond paper stash to frame the photo. I love how well Tim's papers work together from year to year, and this one pairs nicely with the plaid from this year's Halloween Paper Stash. I cut the scalloped edge that comes with the ovals for the kids to sit on. A flash card (a nod to my sister's teaching) from the Halloween ephemera pack works perfectly as a fall greeting along with 'Happy' from Tim's Tiny Text Remnant Rubs. I colored the card with Distress Oxide inks: Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap and Ripe Persimmon. I edged with Ground Espresso ink.

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Some strings that pulled out of a piece of Mummy Cloth I used for my Bone Collector Vignette dyed in Hickory Smoke oxide, some Nature's Wonder stamped and water colored leaves I had sitting on my desk, and a couple of Skeleton Leaves add some autumn color. Everything is adhered with Distress Collage Medium Matte.

 I stamped a black panel with Ornate from Tim's Ornate and Lace set in Black Soot Distress ink and clear embossed. I scribbled over the embossing with Hickory Smoke crayon, then adhered the focal panel to it this panel.

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I wanted to write my sister a nice long encouraging letter, so instead of a standard card,  I made a pocket on the reverse to tuck the letter in.  I chose design papers from Regions Beyond and Halloween Paper Stashes and added splashes of Hickory Smoke and Ground Espresso oxides to them and edged in ink. I adhered the top panel completely, punched the bottom panel with a circle punch and adhered only on three sides to form a pocket.

I hope this project reminds you that your Tim Holtz Halloween products can be used for more than just Halloween. Happy crafting!

Sara Emily

These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:




Thursday, October 18, 2018

Autumn Splendor All Purpose Card Tutorial



Welcome!  I have a tutorial on how I made this autumn all purpose card over at A Vintage Journey.  I hope to see you there! Hugs!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bone Collector for Frilly and Funkie Haunted Halloween Challenge and Giveaway Winner Announcement

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 1

Welcome friends! Today I'm sharing my altered frame as one of the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie team for our current challenge,  Haunted Halloween. Jenny is hosting this challenge, and here's what she says:

 It's time to get your freak on and go all out for Halloween. We want to see your ghouls and ghosts and things that go bump in the night. It's going to be spooktacular!!!

I hope you'll stop over to the blog and see what my talented Frilly and Funkie teammates have cooked up to inspire you. Hopefully you'll be tempted to play along! As always, the Design Team will choose their top four favorites, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 2

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I really had some fun, going all out with some of Tim Holtz' newest Halloween products. I charred a wood frame from my stash with Prima's Impasto paint in Pitch Black. I scuffed it with a sanding block to remove some of the paint and sealed with Distress Collage medium matte along edges and under eaves. I heat embossed randomly with Rocky Road Baked Texture and sanded to take off the shine.  I thought it needed a little more texture, so I got out my hoarded Black Soot Crackle Paint (sadly no longer available).

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 5

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 I cut strips of Halloween Paper Stash for the sides of the house and embossed with Lumber 3D Texture Fade. These were adhered and coated with Collage medium and smeared with Black Soot crayon. Tangled Twigs were cut from kraft card. These were painted with black crackle paint and Ground Espresso ink and wrapped around the edges. I love this die, and it's useful for not only for Halloween and Fall projects, but you can see how I've used it for a Winter/Christmas card HERE.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 7

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Around back, you'll see some eerie bare trees. I used more of the paper from the new Halloween stash, traced the outline of the frame and cut the shape. Using my stamp platform, I inked the branch from Mr Bones in Black Soot ink and heat embossed with a mixture of one of my old brown embossing powders and Rocky Road. Using my stamp platform, I was able to bend the branches a little on the second tree. I also got a good impression, stamping each tree three times. I smooshed Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink onto my mat and spritzed with water 'til it beaded up and pressed my paper onto the beads of color. While wet, I sprinkled on more Rocky Road powder and heated until just melted.  I dipped the paper into a puddle of Ground Espresso oxide and adhered the panel to the back of the frame. I gave the entire back a coat of collage medium and when dry, smeared Black Soot crayon around the edges. Lastly,  I applied black crackle paint randomly on the edges.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 9

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 The roof is shingled with Tim's Planks die cuts. They were colored with Ground Espresso and Antique Linen Distress stains and Weathered Wood ink and smeared with Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste randomly. I highlighted the cracks with Black Soot crayon and adhered with collage medium.
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I cut Distress Mixed Media Heavy stock to fit in the eaves and heat embossed one of Tim Holtz Tangled Webs. I blended with  Hickory Smoke, Black Soot and Ground Espresso ink and splattered with Hickory Smoke oxide. I stamped and embossed the cobwebs two more times on scraps and colored them in the same way. I fussy cut them and layered them in the eaves using foam scraps to give the scene dimension.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 13

For the bottom room 'wallpaper', I cut Heavy Stock to size and colored with Antique Linen oxide and Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot ink. I inked the Ornate stamp from Ornate and Lace set with Hickory Smoke oxide and misted with water before stamping. Splashed with a little water and heat dried.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 14

My Halloween and original Paper Dolls were scuffed and colored with Antique Linen and Ground Espresso oxide and edged with Black Soot crayon.  I cut out the female hands with a craft knife to place the Ideaology Boneyard bones. The  little boy had a bilateral below the knee amputation so he could sit comfortably in the confines of the attic. His sister, scared stiff, thinks she might be the next victim of the evil two below if she doesn't do a little bone collecting of her own.

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The  copper toned Ideaology Halloween Word Key was colored with alcohol inks and tucked in with a shred of Mummy Cloth. I was really skeptical about these strips of creepy cloth, thinking I could achieve the same effect with cheesecloth, but this stuff is really so much stiffer and easier to work with. I think it provides a better look and dyes perfectly every time. Not to mention, there is a generous supply within the pack.

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The plastic spider ring is colored with alcohol inks, Snow Cap and Mushroom. The smaller bones and Ideaology Skulls were colored with Black Soot crayon. One of the Ruler Pieces was colored with Vintage Photo Distress stain, given a coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint and cracks highlighted with crayon.

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 Three Halloween Clippings Stickers and a Halloween Word Band tell the story. A faux bone from my stash is a great place for a Bone Collector to sit.

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I crackled an amber bottle with clear and black crackle paint and highlighted with Antique Linen and Black Soot crayon. The broom is from my stash and colored with alcohol inks and Distress Spray stain in black. My broom doesn't have the detail that Tim's Ideaology brooms do, but I had to use these up.

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Whew! You made it through to the end! I hope you enjoyed my fun and just a bit creepy Halloween frame, and that you are inspired to play along with Frilly and Funkie's Haunted Halloween challenge. The random winner of the Tim Holtz Halloween Remnant Rubs is Kate Yetter--congratulations! I will be in touch with you by e-mail to get your snail-mail info.

Happy Crafting!
Sara Emily

These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: