Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scrapy Land Spring Blooms

Hello friends and visitors! It's the middle of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land. The theme this time is Spring Blooms plus use any brand die that Scrapy Land sells. They sell over 50 brands, so that shouldn't be too difficult! 

Since I made this card quite some time ago for a friend who was in the hospital, I'm a little foggy on all the details. This was her favorite shade of pink. Unfortunately for me, but wonderful for her, she is now in Heaven.  I will do my best to give you the high points. For my focal image, I chose one of my favorite Tim Holtz dies of all time (I do use it a lot!) Sizzix Ornate Frame. I covered it in texture paste and lightly sprinkled with Frantage embossing powder, heating after the paste had dried.

The two larger flowers in pink are made with Sizzix Tattered Florals die. The beautiful single white blossom was made by my sweet friend and talented teamie Samra (Paper Talk With Samra). Please pay her a visit if you haven't. She makes the most elegant cards in her unmistakable shabby chic style.

I tucked in a Felicity Tiny Doily by Cheery Lynn behind the flowers. I love splashing my inky backgrounds with water and blotting with a clean cloth to get the spots. Splash with more water to get inky dots.

Foliage is by Prima's Forest Leaves.

The berries, lace and vintage seam binding are from my stash.

I tucked a couple of pieces of the lovely Quinn Flourish by Memory Box between my layers. Everything is layered on a stamped (Prima) and aged panel. The pink panel is stenciled with paste and a Tim Holtz stencil and painted with gesso and Worn Lipstick Distress ink. Looks like a little Vintage Photo or possibly Frayed Burlap, too. There's a little script stamping in the background, although I don't know who's script it is. I can tell you the tiny birds are from Tim's Tiny Things set. That one gets a lot of action, too. The stamped and colored butterfly was hoarded from another life time ago, so I don't know who the maker is on that either.

That's all for today! I hope you'll stop by Scrapy Land Challenges to see all the amazing projects my talented teamies made using their Spring Blooms! Then it's over to you so you can be in the running for a generous $15 gift certificate from  the Scrapy Land shop.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Creative Artiste's Challenge #25-"Anything Mixed Media Goes"  I used paint, texture paste,ink, and gesso at minimum.
Simon Says Stamp Monday-Simon Says: Splash It On-I splashed water onto my two inky background panels to mingle the ink and to remove color for dots of white.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges-Challenge #122 – Sound Of Music – My Favourite Things--Raindrops on Roses, my favorite stamps-birds, lace, and script.

Thank you for your visit today and for all your inspiring comments! I read and appreciate each and every one!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. A glorious mixed media creation and lovely shapes of pink with all the super dimension. Many thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card, Sara. I'm sure it brought a smile to your friend's face.

  3. Rustic elegance at its' best! Thank you for the shout out Sara Emily :) You make some gorgeous flowers too!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. Oh dear, I spent half an hour making one flower with my largest tattered florals and it pales in comparison to your gorgeous pink blossoms! Also to Samra's beautiful crisp white flower. (Try as I may...) LOL! You have certainly captured a gorgeous grungy design here, but with a delicate balance which is exactly what I love! The gorgeous texture pastes & inks are all wonderful details. I know your friend treasured this card during her last days. I know it has been hard for you to lose her. :( Much love to you today and everyday. And P.S. I had four posts scheduled for the same morning - but am going to push my TD one out 'til tomorrow. It's a bummer to work so hard and fear that the first ones will be missed. And P.S.S. Still staring at that you know what... HA!

  5. Gorgeous color and combination of dies on your beautiful card! I love what you did to the Sizzix Ornate Frame ~ it looks amazing!

  6. Wow, this is gorgeous and I know your friend absolutely loved it as well. I love how you've added texture paste to a die cut. I'm definitely going to try that soon :-).

  7. What a stunning make Sara. Am sure it brightened your friends life during her dark moments. Beautiful.

  8. This is so lovely Sara. The colours are gorgeous and those flowers .. wow!! .. really beatiful!! I love the stenciled and stamped background and the frame looks amazing!! Stunning card!! hugs x

  9. Such a lovely "shabby" vintage creation, Sara! I hope your friend has recovered from being in the hospital. Your blossoms are glorious, reminding me of the hybrid camellias and roses in my grandpa's garden. We have the camellias now, and they are so ruffled and full! Just like your pretty pink masterpiece! The frame around the edge of your card, and the pink stenciled areas are soulfully lovely. Beautifully done, Sara! hugs, de


  10. This is so gorgeous!! I love the papers and the colors!! It`s so stunning!! I love it!!Big hugs :)

  11. This is absolutely spectacular, Sara Emily!! Wow!! The colors and texture are amazing!! I love every single detail you added and the beautiful flowers!! The frame is so gorgeous!! This is a work of art, my friend!! I know your friend treasures it!! Love, love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Fantastic card Sara Emily! Wow, the textures and dimension are fantastic! Wonderful details!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  13. This is so, so beautiful Sara, your friend must have been thrilled to receive such a beautiful card! I love the beautiful background, textured with paste and lace and the big pink flower is just stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Wow, this looks really stunning. I love the shabby chic style of your card and so much details to admire. Gorgeous...
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  15. This is gorgeous Sara. Thank you for sharing with us at Creatalicious and we hope to see you again soon. Gale DT

  16. Hi Sara. This is such a beautiful card and I'm sure your friend would've loved every detail in it.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  17. Absolutely beautiful Sara Emily!! I am loving the pink! Your layers and flowers- gorgeous!You are so talented!

  18. this is so pretty, love the frame work

  19. Oh my this is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at

  20. I'm so sorry to hear you lost a dear friend Sara I'm sure she loved this beautiful creation in her favourite colours. It's a delightful card and perfectly put together. Have a wonderful weekend my friend xxx

  21. What a beautiful card, Sara Emily - I'm sure it brought your friend much joy in her final days. The colours are so uplifting and all those amazing textures and details speak of the love and care you had for her, and I'm sure she knew that too.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Alison x

  22. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our RIBBON GIRL challenge blog
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  23. This is such a gorgeous creation! The colors and those embellishments are stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  24. This is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily! Oh wow, I just love everything about it! Your papers and flowers, the colors, everything is so amazing and I'm sure your friend loved it...I'm so sorry for your loss. I always love the way your use the ornate frame - I need to borrow some of your beautiful ideas and use my die! So much inspiration here...hugs :-)

  25. A beautiful card Sara Emily and I'm sure it would have given your friend a lot of pleasure, so sorry to hear she is no longer with you.
    Gorgeous texture on the frame and the flower looks stunning.
    Thanks for sharing at FSC
    Hugs, Avril xx

  26. Oh Sara this is just gorgeous - so many elements added here and what a stunning result. Truly beeeeeeeeeautiful. Thanks once more for showcasing your amazing talent over at Mix It Up. I will say it a gain - look forward to seeing you in May and Thanks so much for adding our Logo to your uploads. You Rock!


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