Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Scrapy Land Guest Designer--Anything Goes




Hello friends! It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land--Anything Goes plus use any of the 40 dies that Scrapy Land carries in their well stocked shop. Here is my card I made for today's challenge--I call it "Pretend It's a Plan".



Dies used that Scrapy Land sells:

I prepared a woodgrain background panel using glue, Distress ink re-inker, paint, and ink pads. Trust me, this looks better in real life!


Next, I cut two panels using the Mixed Media die--one on a neutral card stock (I cut two areas on this) and one on black, so I could make a shadow effect. When I cut the black one, my multi-purpose platform decided to crack and buckle, so that was the end of die cutting any more Thinlits!! You can see that the cutting was not complete on the black layer! I decided to use the cut anyway and pretend it was a plan!



I covered the neutral panel in Distress Crazing Medium and let dry. I blended Distress Crayons in neutral colors to show off the texture. When all that dried medium got stuck around the delicate cuts, I decided my card would be ultra grungy (pretend it's a plan!) You can see I shifted the black layer to appear as a shadow. That really WAS the plan!


I stamped simply with Archival ink and numbers image from Tim Holtz The Impossible set.


I added an appropriate Remnant Rub and part of a Chit Chat phrase (distressed, of course!)



 At the center of my grungy card I used the detailed gears from the Deluxe Gear set and Mini Gears from Memory Box. I love the tiny details on these die cuts, and was lucky enough to have cut these before my cutting apparatus went kapooie!  Those tiny gears add so much fun to my design! I backed the larger gears with a black "shadow" so they would show up better.




I used a variety of DecoArt and Distress paints, and embossing powders to give my gears an aged, rusty copper look.


I used Sizzix Weathered Clock hands for my stamped and crackled clock face. The clock stamp is from Close to My Heart and the cracks are compliments of DecoArt Crackle Medium.


I hope you like my totally unexpected steampunk style card!




Thank you for stopping in today and for all your amazing comments! They mean so much to me!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

36 comments:

  1. Like your card? No, my dear, I don't like it, I ADORE it! Oooooh, Sara, what a fabulous background, what a super cool rust/patina effect on your gears and cogs, what an amazing clock with all those yummy crackles! You really know how to use that Crazing Medium! It's out of this world beautiful industrial card! Congrats on your so well deserved GDT spot!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  2. Gorgeous grunge card Sara Emily! That vintage clock looks amazing. I can never get crackle paint to look so crackled and my papers usually warp :( Yours look amazing and so perfect as much as crackled paper can look perfect...
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  3. Love, love, love your steampunk vintage card! So many layers and textures give it such a rich feel! Love the embossing and that background is exquisite!

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  4. Gorgeous Sara!! I agree with Samra, I have never such wonderful results with the crackle mediums, you seem to have the green thumb of the crackle garden!! I love your 'reflection' of the die cut on the corners, brilliant take on that theme! Wonderful use of all the dies, this card is such a mixed media masterpiece! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! hugs :)

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  5. Marvelous!! Thanks for sharing the process Sara, that wood panel looks great in pictures too, love the way you have created layers and texture with dies and crazing medium.
    Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek dare, again.

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  6. Such a wonderful card Sara and rather spooky as I am working on something similar myself! Oh dear I don't want you to think I am copying you! Your final results (unexpected ??!!!!) are stunning especially all the fabulous crackle (the watch in particular). Love it! Jennie x

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  7. I LOVE it Sara Emily!!! The black shadow idea is so brilliant and would have helped me so many times, had I thought of it! This is one fabulous creation! I'm thrilled with the inspiration you've given. Big hugs, Autumn

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    1. Big huge congrats on your ECD win! Woo hoo - go baby go!

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  8. Fabulous card...love the crackled clock and of course all that fun, grungy elements. Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Supplies Challenge.

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  9. Oh, Sara! I arrived at your blog at sighed contentedly, feeling just like I had taken a walk up the hill, through the tiny open area where the birds and wildlife come to drink, and then arriving at my husband's workshop. The colors, textures, and components, all brought to mind that pleasant little walk I make a few times a day to see what's happening at the barn/workshop.

    And for the wood background, I had to laugh when you promised it looked better in person, because that is one of my favorite parts! I can only think how much MORE I would fall in love with this creation if I had seen it in person LOL

    The crackled, rusted appearance of the clock is remindful of the 30 year old clock in his workshop. He can make anything work - such a fix-it person he is, so all the gears reminded me of the decades he has spent keeping things working. So even tho your artwork had nothing to do with me, boy-oh-boy, I completely identified with it! Gorgeousness! BTW, the black "shadow" of your background die cut is incredible! I am working on a project using background dies, and it looks nothing like yours!

    Thanks for teaching me so much today. I hope to venture into some of the products you have introduced me to.
    hugs,
    de

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  10. Wow Sara , wonderfull card ! Thanks for the inspiration !!!
    Hugs
    Maryvonne

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  11. WOW! This looks amazing! So many fabulous details and textures. I think the black die cut that didn't cut all the way looks amazing just the way it is.

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  12. What a plan!! You are a genius - I knew you could plan something fabulous - I love all your great plans and I don't have to pretend to do it!!!!! You really know how to turn cloudy days into sunny ones.
    Bravo Sara Emily!!
    Sandy xx

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  13. Oh my good grief, this is spectac-fabulo-mazing!! Wow, Sara Emily...you have me making up words to describe this!! Just so you know, I've been at your blog for ten minutes but I just couldn't drag my eyes away from the pictures!! First of all, I can't imagine the background looking any more amazing in person!! I love, love it!! The rusted gears are perfect!! And wowzers, that clock is stunning!! I agree with Samra...my cracks never look this fabulous!! I just adore this my friend!! Your plan turned out perfectly ;)

    And on a coincidental note...I broke my Big Shot the other day, too!! I heard a loud snap and it wouldn't roll anymore :( The bottom roller completely broke from the base. I shopped around and found the best price at Walmart online...better than I could get at Hobby Lobby with a coupon, plus free shipping. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Fabulous! I love your clock! It's a fantastic grunge card!

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  15. I am finding it hard not to keep going back to look at the fabulous, FABULOUS crackled clock... you may not have started with this plan but boy, oh boy you ended up with the most fantastic result! Love the design, the layout, the gorgeous colours on the cogs - just everything!! Wow. Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. wow sara - this is really amazing - the layers and the crackle are absolutely fabulous - love love love this! Hugs rachel x

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  17. Sara what a fabulous card!!! I'm loving every inch of the grunge, crackle and texture. I haven't tried Tims crayons yet, love how they highlighted the texture in those neutral colours. I adore the background with Tims die, love those. Your clock looks like it been around for a century. Awesome! Karen.x

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  18. Genious on how you did the crackling, etc. Great blog on your instructions and love you card. Hugs

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  19. WOW!!! So beautiful! I would love to get my hands on your card!

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  20. Fantastic card, Sara! I love the clock!

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  21. More scrumptious cogs and that crackled clock is fabulous! Love the crackled thinlit-cut panel too, though I'm sorry to hear that your multi-purpose platform has given up the ghost. Another brilliant creation.
    Alison x

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  22. You've done it again dearie! This is my new Sara fave! Absolutely and totally amazeballs! What wonderful colors and the way you use EP always leaves me with my mouth open in awe! Fantabulous layers and textures. Love love love the shadow created with the black underlay. I need to come to your house and have a day of fun! This is totes wowzers! Huge hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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    1. And thank you for joining us at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk challenge! Hehe! :) ~Niki DT

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  23. Love All detail thanks for playing at MIxed media Place

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  24. OMGosh O I love this ! Love love all of the yummy pieces and textures and then when I saw your quote...Bravo- what a perfect fit! xo
    ps...congrats on the guest dt!!

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  25. Stunning technique and gorgeous vintage card.

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  26. your card looks just amazing!!! love the woodgrain background!! and the layers and details are all so very yummy!!! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

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  27. your card is adorable! I love the background and the layout.

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  28. Amazing work with so many crackle details i love!!!Thanks for the tutorial too...Good luck ,Mixed Media Place!!

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  29. Sorry to hear your multi purpose platform cracked, Sara!
    But it gladly had no visible effect on your fantastic project - LOVE it! I have the mixed media thinlits die too and your project inspired me to make better use of that one! Thank you!

    And thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges of course!

    Claudia x

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  30. Sara Emily, this is stunning! That's a shame about your platform, but your card would have looked very different (still awesome, though) if that hadn't happened. Love all of the rusty gears and crackle...total awesomeness!!

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  31. Goodness my dear, I... just... LOVE... this!! So totally awesome hun! That clock is just a beauty!! Missing you hun, wish I had more time to stop by more regularly, but I will catch up at some point soon!

    Big hugs
    Gee

    and p.s. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place xx

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  32. Your card is amazing! Love all the layered textures, and the crackles look stunning! ♥♥♥

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