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.

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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

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 6

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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

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/bone-collector-for-frilly-and-funkie.html Bone Collector Vignette 8

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

'Wishful' Thinking -- A Winter Card


Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/wishful-thinking-winter-card.html Wishful Thinking Winter Card with Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ideaolgy Ranger Products 1

Hello friends! I was getting a little burnt out with Halloween, but I'm still not tiring of using my Tangled Twigs die by Tim Holtz. I originally ordered this die because I visualized a winter scene of icy trees. But it sure has been getting a lot of use in my Fall and Halloween projects, here, here, here and on my Halloween vignette I'll post tomorrow.

 It's very hot here, but I was doing a little 'wishful' thinking about the cooler days ahead when I made this winter card.


Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/wishful-thinking-winter-card.html Wishful Thinking Winter Card with Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ideaolgy Ranger Products 2

I cut the Tangled Twigs from white card stock and using a water brush pen, colored the twigs with Black Soot and Frayed Burlap Distress ink, leaving some of the white of the card showing. I squeezed Ranger's Crackle Accents on the edges and tops of the branches and covered with Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I chose Crackle Accents only because my  bottle of Glossy Accents was indisposed. I wish you could see just how icy these branches look in real life. I just couldn't pick up that shimmer with my phone's camera without the aid of bright sunlight, which is sadly lacking lately.

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To add to the icy look, I swiped the edges of the die cut with Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint and allowed that to dry. Then I rubbed it with Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence Distress Crayons.

I broke out my Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks for the first time and dipped a panel of Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock in watery puddles of these perfect winter sky colors.

I adhered the twigs panel to the Heavy Stock with Distress Collage Medium Matte and layered that over a card blank edged with Tidings Design Tape.

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I die cut four of the smaller snowflakes from Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlits set and colored them with the same oxides as the sky and edged with Black Soot ink. I dried with a heat tool and gave them the same frosty treatment as the twigs.

The bundled Paper Doll family looked perfect for my snowy scene, and I scuffed them, swiped on Tumbled Glass oxide ink and gave them a protective coat of collage medium.

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I adhered scraps of Ideaology Deco Sheets tapped with Tumbled Glass oxide to a pair of Story Sticks with Collage medium and sanded the edges. I added a couple of Christmas Remnant Rubs and sealed with more Collage medium.

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 I dabbed on Distress Grit Paste along the bottom of the twigs panel and on the tops of the Story Sticks and sprinkled them with more Rock Candy glitter. Everything was adhered with Collage Medium, and I gave the Paper Dolls dimension by adhering with Ranger Foam Adhesive tape.

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Brrrr! I can almost feel the chill! I hope you are inspired to do some Christmas crafting. I think I'm ready to get back to some Halloween now! Happy creating!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

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