Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Vintage Shadow Box with Tim Holtz Ideaology and Prima Wax

Hello friends! It's that time for the Funkie girls to reveal our inspiration pieces for our current challenge 'Knock on Wood' at Frilly and Funkie. The incredibly creative and talented Suzz is our hostess this time, and here's what she has to say about her theme:

"I decided to challenge everyone with adding a touch of wood to your art this challenge. For this challenge you need to dig through your crafty stash and look for some type of wood to incorporate into your art. This can be any kind of wooden object like a wood spool, a wood button, a mini ruler or even a branch."

I didn't have high hopes for this one of the backgrounds I made in Frilly and Funkie's Saturday Showcase HERE, but I thought it might be useful in the future so I put it aside.

I flipped it, added some more color and cut it to fit inside a Vignette Box. I couldn't waste a bit of it and used the off cuts to edge the box and the corners as well.  I have to say, now it's my favorite of the bunch.

I started by pickling my box and Vignette Finials using Picket Fence paint, but I wasn't happy with it.  I  applied a couple coats of Pickling Wash I picked up on clearance when Autumn and I were doing a little shopping down in Columbia, SC.  It adds just the right amount of color.

The wood button and pink seam binding come on the little bundle of Rayon Seam Binding from Linda's shop, and she has a huge variety of these pretty wood buttons available for purchase. The button is already so pretty and shabby as it comes, but I added a little color with Wilted Violet Oxide ink to tie it into the flowers of my vignette. I COULD NOT get that green ribbon through the second hole, so I covered it with a half pearl.

I'll let you in on a little secret...the green ribbon started out as purple, orange, and green.  It's actually two pieces that came tied up on those little thank you bundles Linda includes in your order. These were from Halloween orders--waste not, want not. I rinsed out some of the original color and added back Peeled Paint Distress Stain and Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain. It's hard to see in the photo, but some of the original color is still there, and makes for the perfect match to the leaves.

I adhered my background to a piece of foam core and brought it forward in the box by placing it on a few scraps of thick cardboard box adhered to the back wall.

Choosing some pieces from the Botanical Layers pack made fast work of my vignette, and I edged each in Vintage Photo ink to add to the vintage look. Because they are much thicker than the older ephemera, they layer nicely. I just used cardboard and foam core scraps as spacers. Ranger Multi Medium Matte pulled double duty as my glue of choice, and as a sealer on top of the ephemera to take the shine off. I didn't need that shine competing with the shimmery background for the camera's attention!

I added some old white Remnant Rubs and half pearls colored with White Gold Prima Paste Wax.

The little colored balls are from my door wreath that had fallen off. I colored them with Distress Oxides in coordinating colors.

I chose a Quote Chip and colored it with Vintage Photo ink and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. The photo below gives an idea of the dimension within the box.

That's all for me today! I hope you've been inspired to rummage through your wood pile and create a Vintage or Shabby Chic make for our current 'Knock on Wood' challenge. The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard! I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Thank you for your visit today! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in a comment below and I will get right back with your answer! Of course, all comments are appreciated!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Here are the links to products I used which can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

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