Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Scrapy Land Guest Designer--Oh, Happy Spring!

Hello, crafty friends!  I'm back today as Guest Designer at Scrapy Land where the theme is "Oh, Happy Spring!" using any brand of dies that Scrapy Land sells in their shop. I chose to make a Mother's Day card for my Mom.


Dies used (all brands that Scrapy Land sells):



I chose the beautiful papers by Graphic 45 "A Time to Flourish" inspired by the gorgeous makes by my friend Kathy Clement of Kathy By Design. Kathy does amazing things with the many Graphic 45 collections, so be sure to pay her a visit. I stamped the base card around the edge with an image from Graphic 45's A Time to Flourish set in Wilted Violet Distress ink and blended the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. I added two heat embossed butterflies to the background panel using a TCW stencil and white embossing powder. Additional papers were distressed and layered over corrugated card board which I painted with gesso.

At the center of my card is the beautiful and versatile Weathered Clock by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.  This is my go-to die, and this time I gave it a simple treatment of Rock Candy Distress Glitter and Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I used a piece of waste packaging for the clock hands as well as the sentiment's frame and swiped on Distress inks in Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss. This card has a glossy finish to it, so the ink went on with an old worn wood grain texture. That's why I save my trash! The pearl brad and string are from my stash.




I layered up the Theo butterfly and gave him a dusting of Dazzling Diamonds. The bottom butterfly is colored with Wilted Violet Distress ink.




My handmade flowers and buds were colored with Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain and the leaves of the buds, Mowed Lawn Distress Stain. I tucked in a bit of Queen Anne's Lace from my stash. As a child I remember my Mom teaching us how to die the flower by putting a little food coloring in the water, and the Queen Anne's Lace will drink it up. I kept my foliage white to show off the flowers.













I would like to add my card to the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey #40 Spring is in the Air
Country View April Challenge-Spring
Happy Little Stampers April Mixed Media Challenge Wings

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Butterfly Beauty
Southern Ridge Trading Company Anything Spring
Emerald Creek Dares Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner-Gypsy Fayre I chose green, pink, purple and was inspired by the change and adventure of the gypsy soul.  Frilly is not my usual style but I needed change and adventure!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #226-227 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge #249-Your Favorite Things The color purple, flowers, my Weathered Clock die cut, and butterflies!
Craft Rocket Challenge #13 Favorite Color Combo Purple and White
Scraps and Pieces Emporium- April Challenge-Be Romantic I used lace and flowers.

I hope you like my card...I know my Mom will! She loves purple! 
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!  I read and appreciate each and every one of them.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
 Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

40 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily, and will be treasured by your mom. WOW! All of it is amazing, I can't even pick one thing I like best because I love all of it!!

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  2. Beautiful design Sara Emily, so many detalis and I love purple:)))
    Well done

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  3. Beautiful make Sara Emily! What a great inspiration and a wonderful keepsake!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  4. Sara Emily ~ I am in love with this card! The colors of the flowers, the beautiful dies that you used and that amazing Graphic 45 paper all come together beautifully on your card! Just gorgeous!

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  5. Yum! Hi Sara Emily - I havent been around much sorry. This is heavenly - just love the layers, the pinky / purple hues and the wonderful splashes of green. A fabulous creation! Nikki xxx

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  6. This is stunning Sara Emily! Your flowers look amazing, as does the rest of your card. I know your mom will love this!

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  7. This is just gorgeous Sara Emily, you have channelled your inner shabby girl right into my heart! Your colour palette is so dreamy, purple is my newest fav and pink is my oldest, so you can't go wrong with having both of them!! Beautiful work with the Graphic 45 papers, and your flowers are just beyond lovely!! What an incredibly soft and feminine card, your Mom will be over the moon!! A big congrats on your guest spot, you did a wonderful job with all those die cuts! hugs :)

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  8. Thank you for linking up at WAW bi-weekly challenge -This card is stunning with all of the elements and pile-ons- I am amazed when people can do that such as yourself and have such a fabulous creation!! TFS - have a blessed week - John 3:16

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  9. Sara Emily, so thankful that your computer decided to wake up and behave! Your recent posts have been so wonderful and filled with great ideas, which I need right now because I am too busy to think for myself. LOL! I love how you've used G45 - what a great card!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I am going to have to get the band to come play for your parade in blog land! Ha! So so happy to see you winning with this fab card at CVC! Well deserved - you rock and I am so thankful to know you. Hugs, Autumn

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  10. The way you stained the ends of the flowers with the Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain is something I would like to know more about since your flowers came out gorgeous. Beautiful card and love this Graphic 45 paper.

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  11. Oh my goodness! Luscious layers!

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  12. GORGEOUS! I love how those flowers turned out too. WOW!

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  13. This is a gorgeous card Sara Emily and I'm sure your Mom will love it . I just found your blog and I'm so liking what i see , lots of inspiration and as of now I'm your newest follower.

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  14. This is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily!! I love, love the design and the colors!! What pretty papers!! Your attention to detail is amazing!! I could just stare at this all day!! Your mother will treasure it!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Gorgeous!!! Love all the pictures helps to see everything. Love Graphic 45 paper and you did a wonderful job with it. Your flowers I love how you change the color with the Wilted Violet Distress Spray. Love the theme. So glad you have join us.
    Hugs Pat

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  16. Sara, I hardly know what to say! I can see how much love and care you have put into this truly wonderful card, the papers are wonderful, the shabby look is fabulous but for me, it is the addition of the Queen Anne's Lace that makes this card so very special - your Mum is in for a real treat! Hugs, Anne xx

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  17. Beautiful card, Sara. Love the clock.

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  18. Gorgeous card Sara ! Love your flowers and this G45 paper is Fabulous !
    Hugs
    Maryvonne

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  19. Sara, as always thanks for joining in our Gypsy Fayre challenge at Our Creative Corner! Your mother's day card is brimming with interesting details and beautiful composition. I adore the floral bits and the clock hands in the contrasting colour really makes it pop and love how it balances the little label sentiment there -Candice-(tincanhandmade.blogspot.com)

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  20. Gorgeous card SaraEmily! Every element used fits so perfectly together! You rock the Guest spots-no wonder they love having you!! xoxo

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  21. Just popped back to say thank you so much for joining in our Spring is in the air challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

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  22. Fantastic card Sara Emily! The colours and layouts are beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

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  23. Bam! You totally show how much of a versatile artist you are by doing so many amazeballs styles. This is feminine and spectacular! Love those die cuts and Ibjave to agree about the clock die being a number one die to use. Those G45 papers were put to good use with this stunning design and all of your layers are awesome sauce! I absolutely adore your purple tipped flowers and those buds are totes wowzers! Huge round of applause for your continued guest spot at Scrapy! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  24. Sara Emily, I am so touched by your kind words! You are such a dear heart! I am swooning over the gorgeous details in this card! What a work of art! The glittered clock is genius...and you used the papers beautifully! Your mom will adore this! It's a keeper!

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  25. Just lovely - wonderful use of the papers, and the purple-tipped flowers are fabulous! Gorgeous work as always, Sara Emily!
    Alison x

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  26. Oh, Sara, you know how much I love everything you do in crafting and this shabby dimensional card is simply breathtaking! I love what you did with those G45 papers! Brilliantly done, my friend! Your flowers are to die for and your Mom is going to treasure this beauty!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  27. Oh my... Sara, you have once again left me unable to tell you just how much I love your creation. :o) This is not a card, but truly a gift for your mother. :o) The design is stunning. I adore every detail, but especially LOVE the combination of flowers and butterfly atop the glittery clock. It's exceptionally beautiful. Your handmade flowers are so striking and I love that you used one of her favorite colors. What else to even say... you are amazing. :o) Have a beautiful day, sweet friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  28. Oh Sara - so beautiful and filled with so much love. This really is a wonderful creation - I love the way you designed this and made it! Bravo!!
    sandy xx

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  29. so many beautiful layers - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

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  30. Well, I have to tease you a bit first, dear Sara.... Ok? Your card frustrates me because... you put put your clock hands at 1:00. So NOW... I can't really enjoy your card because... all I can think of is that the mouse is missing - hickory dickory dock. And the silly rhyme keeps going over and over in my head. SO THERE you have it.

    Plus... I have never seen peach and purple put together before and you now how much I love anything of an orange hue. I had to really just sit and look and decide if it was at all acceptable. So.... just saying.... I had a lot to get past before I could get down to the crux of the matter - leaving a comment for you. Now... are you ready for me to start the actual comment??? Here goes.
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    Your card is totally BEAUTIFUL Sara. My favorite parts are the dazzling diamonds and the color of green that you used. I think that color of green totally made the card pop and was the bridge to making the peach and purple look so LUSCIOUS together. I love the string and the touch of lace too - PERFECTION. Mostly I really enjoyed this card because it has a lot going on but it is not overwhelming - it is more tailored and open - which makes me feel peaceful and content when I look at it. It's truly a STUNNING card for Mother's Day. And hey - Happy Mother's Day to you by the way!!! Xj.
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    And now for my DT comment: What a lovely card for our of Gypsy Fayre theme at Our Creative Corner Sara. It's frilly yes but not over the top either... it's just the perfect Gypsy way. Great use of the inspirational colors from our board too! So happy that you joined us again - we so appreciate you sharing beautiful creativity.j.

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  31. Sarah Emily, this is just simply stunning! I truly love the peach and lilac together, I never would have thought!! beautiful my friend! xo

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  32. This card is beyond beautiful. A work of Art. Thanks for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  33. Wow, this card is absolutely fabulous!!!

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  34. Amazing card Sara !! Your mother is going to love this no doubt !! Thank you so much for joining us at Scraps n Pieces !!

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  35. How did I miss this beauty Sara? I love that I have found this - its so beautiful and so springlike - gorgeous! - thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x

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  36. Just stopping by to say Congratulations on being a top 3 winner at CVC , Sara with this Fabulous card . It really is a beauty and so fitting of the theme . So pleased for you - you deserve it ! Happy dance time
    hugs xx

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  37. YEAH - CONGRATULATIONS Dear Sara on your win at Country View. What a wonderful card to win. And NOW... peach and purple together are totally legitimzied!!!!!!!!!!!! And the mouse can forever run at the one!!!! XXXXX j.

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