Thursday, March 10, 2016

Guest Designer for Frilly and Funkie--Three of a Kind

Hello, my crafty friends!  I'm so happy you are here today, because that means I was able to post this  on time!  I've had a few-- er--computer issues lately.  How can 3 computer hard drives go bad in 3 days??? Like Rodney Dangerfield would say, "If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all"!, which is just bad English!

I'm doubly happy because the lovely and talented girls over at Frilly and Funkie have invited me back to be Guest Designer with them today!  Here is my card for  Sue's  theme "Let's Make It a Trio!".  I hope you will be inspired to join in this fun challenge!




I started by making two base layers by blending Distress inks on my papers--Worn Lipstick for the bottom layer and Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn for the green layer and flicking them with water to get those lovely watery spots.  I added some Frantage in pink to the green layer, and of course, heated from the bottom so I didn't blow all that gorgeous powder all over the Closet.



The background is paper from Basic Grey. I second generation stamped a bird image from 7 Gypsies Conservatory set in Potting Soil Archival on tissue and adhered it to the background, distressed and inked the edges with Ground Expresso Distress ink.

The image within the frame is cut from 7 Gypsies paper,and again I stamped second generation bird images on tissue and adhered.  I blended on Worn Lipstick ink to unify the paper with the background paper.


The frame itself is Tim Holtz Ornate Frame die cut from cardboard covered with vintage book page. I added crackle paste randomly and sprinkled with pink Frantage, which I heat embossed when the paste dried. I edged the frame in Ground Expresso Distress ink. The little Avian tag is cut from the 7 Gypsies paper.

I cut an additional frame from white card inked with Peeled Paint and Ground Expresso inks and cut it in half.  I  tucked it underneath the focal frame, offsetting it just a bit.  I also tucked in some tree branches (Impression Obsession) as well as Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlits colored with Peeled Paint ink.

The three chipboard birdcages are from my stash--I think they are Paper Studio.  I painted one with gesso, DecoArt Titanium White acrylic paint, and edged in Ground Expresso Distress ink, and the two others are covered with Prima Art Sugar in Antique Silver and the little birds and highlights painted in Titanium White.


The two larger flowers and the bud are from my stash.  I edged the petals with Ranger Multi Matte medium and iridescent glittter.  The small flower is made with a punch, colored with Peeled Paint Distress marker and a water brush. Before adding the center, I added some iridescent glitter. The flower center is a half pearl embossed with embossing powder over texture paste.


I would like to thank the Design Team at Frilly and Funkie for inviting me to create with them today. It was a blast!




I would like to enter my card into the following inspiring challenges:
-Scrapy Land Challenge # 37 Anything Goes I used Sizzix and Impression Obsession dies.
-Our Creative Corner Return of the Challenge Sept. '13 Forgotten Things--I've forgotten about my decorated papers--I found a box full of them at the bottom of my bookshelf! Yippee! Good Stuff! Believe it or not, I also forgot about my birdcage chippies!

Thank you for stopping by today and for leaving your amazing comments!  They are inspiring and uplifting; I read and appreciate each and every one of them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily



34 comments:

  1. Beautiful card full of delicious layers and colours. Love how you combined the three bird cages xx

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  2. Hi Sara Emily!!
    I just had to pop over for a closer look at your beautiful card! I'm so happy I did, because I love getting a peek into your process, right down to the smallest elements like that gorgeous frantage! This is a true shabby chic masterpiece! I love birds also. I have three feeders and three bird houses right outside my craft room window. Sometimes I'm so mesmerized by the variety of songbirds and their gentle habits that I have difficulty focusing on my projects-Loll! I'm hopeful your computer woes are over. It's amazing how much we depend on them for daily life. Sending wishes for a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  3. OMG, Sara, it's drop dead gorgeous! What a spectacular layered shabby card! Your flowers look so fresh and real! Those birdcages are to die for! Oooooh, I am completely in love with this marvelous Sara style card! Congratulation on your GDT post at Frilly and Funkie, my friend! So well deserved!
    I enjoyed reading how you created this stunner! It's brilliant!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencil this month! Lots of love to you! Branka DT :)

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  4. Happy that you are our GD at Frilly and Funkie! Beautiful shabby chic card! Those birds in their cages are beautiful!

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  5. Holy cow Sara, you really tapped in to your frilly side for this one! LOVE IT!! You can do that any time because your soft spring colours and delicate flowers with the glitter edges have me absolutely mesmerized! Birds and bird cages are my favourite, and they're everywhere, ahhhhh!!! I'm in heaven, it's like a little garden that I wish I could go and sit it! Just stunning my friend, and what an honour to have you as our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie! big hugs :)

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  6. Your card is gorgeous. I think I have learned a treasure-trove of new techniques from this one post. Thank you!

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  7. Your card is even better close up! Really love it. So delighted that you are our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. :)

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  8. Back in high school, we had a pink and green day because we thought the colors looks so dorky together. NOT TRUE any more!! YOU have proved it for sure with this GORGEOUS card Sara. Your bird with their cages are sooo special in such a lovely setting. So glad that you made each cage a little different - no one likes their home to look like the one beside them!!!!!!!! Love the sparkle too. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING and PRECIOUS Guest Design Creation. XX j.

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  9. Love the beautiful bird houses and also the technique you used for the Tim Holtz. The flowers with the glitter on top really is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land and can't wait to see your next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member

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  10. Sara Emily,
    What a delightful springy card! I love the colors and your layers are married together perfectly! but you are pretty awesome at that! Those flowers remind me of lilies and therefore bring Easter to mind- so gorgeous truly!!xx

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  11. Woooooo! Such gorgeous layers and those beautiful bird cages - your GD spot is so well deserved and I am thinking that F and F will be so pleased with you! Just incredibubble!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  12. this is so very pretty - I adore it Sara - the layering and colours are delicious! Thanks for joining my challenge at stamps and stencils! Hugs Rachel x

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  13. I'm such a huge fan of your beautiful craftmanship, Sara Emily! The texture on that frame is glorious! And your hand dyed papers are...pardon the pun...to die for! Such thoughtful attention to detail and such gorgeous layering...I truly love this card! Thank you so much for being our guest designer at Frilly and Funkie this week. xo

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  14. Oh wow, Sara, this is stunning!! I absolutely love the layers and the colors!! The texture is amazing!! I love those birdcages!! This is so gorgeous!! Congrats on your GD spot and thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. A truly stunning and inspirational card Sara, I just love those beautiful little birdcages and the way you brought them to life! Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. What an elegant card this is! You are truly a master of all trades. Love it! Big congrats on your feature. <3

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    1. And darling, it is a pleasure having you join us at Stamps & Stencils! You always wow me with your amazing entries! <3

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  17. Gorgeous! Oh are a Cracker Jack at so many styles!! Great inspiration..... I am traveling at he moment but cannot wait to get back to my craft space to try some of this out! xxx Lynn

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  18. Sara, first of all I must congratulate you on your Guest Designer spot! Certainly an honor and they are blessed to have you aboard once again. :o) Your card is gorgeous! As always I adore your base layer work. The trio of birdcages are stunning and I am truly in love with your glitter-tipped flowers. :o) Every detail is gorgeous and I love your color choices. Thank you for inspiring us once again and thank you also for playing along with us at Live & Love Crafts! :o) Have a beautiful night, sweet friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  19. What a gorgeous card. Amazing piece of artwork. So much texture and beauty.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  20. What a gorgeous design Sara Emily! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  21. This is beautiful! I love all the details and still this doesn't look cluttered or over the top. Greta job, what a pretty style! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  22. Ohhhh pretty! You are such a versatile artist dearie Sara! Love the layers and the color choice as well. That ornate die is on my wish list and every time you use it, I remember why! Fantabulous design and details! I think this is awesome sauce. Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  23. This is so beautiful - love the colors and layers!

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  24. Wow what a beautiful piece of work, and very springlike. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas, CarolG

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  25. What a gorgeous layered card !!

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  26. Very pretty card, and I love all the layers and chipboard shapes.
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    xx
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    In The Pink Challenge
    The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge.


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  27. What an incredible card!! You can tell you've spent so much time on this and the detail is incredible. I love the colours, very perfect for Springtime and the white flowers are beautiful. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

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  28. So beautiful, love the layers, the way the Tim Holtz products have reacted with water, the gorgeous details and the three bird cages are wonderful! You have captured the shabby chic look perfectly Karen x

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  29. What a pretty card! I love the colors and shabby chic texture on it. Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's!!!

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  30. Beautiful shabby chic card! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper!

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  31. Gorgeous card, love all the elements, thank you for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and do enter again either this month or next month ;-) - Debs DT

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  32. Love this .... the layers look amazing, the colours are gorgeous and I love the touches of Frantage. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge. Linda xx

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