Wednesday, July 26, 2017

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright- Frilly and Funkie

Hello crafty friends! Today the Funkie girls at Frilly and Funkie present you with their inspiration for Cec's challenge "Christmas in July'. Cec says...

You might be experiencing summer heat but let's think cool by getting a head start on Christmas preparations.  Your vintage or shabby chic creation could be a card, something to present a gift in or a decor item for the house or tree.



Immediately, my thoughts turned to cool summertime colors, and I came up with this strange color combination for a Christmas card.


My background panel was made using Tim Holtz'  Poinsettia Layering Stencil. I pounced my embossing ink through the stencil onto  scrap paper, turned my inky stencil over onto card stock, covered with a paper towel and ran my brayer over it to transfer the ink. I applied Perfect Bronze  Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder with a brush and dusted the remaining powder off with a soft brush. I used spray fixative so the powder wouldn't smudge. Color was added with Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress inks and my water brush.



The flower was made with Tim's Tattered Poinsettia die with Texture Fade, Cotton Crinoline and card stock. I made five layers with the crinoline and just the die. I colored three of these layers with Peacock Feathers ink and Turquoise Perfect Pearl mist  and one layer with the ink and bronze pigment powder.  I cut one layer from card which I blended with ink, embossed with the enclosed folder, tapped the raised areas with my Versamark ink pad and dusted with the  powder. For the flower's center, I colored a gem from my stash with Ranger Copper Mixative.


I layered on a panel edged with the blue Prima Patina Effect Paste which was layered on my card blank. I edged the blank with more of the paste in brass . For my sentiment I chose an appropriate Idea-ology Holiday Talk Metallic sticker.

That's it for me today, and now we turn the challenge over to you! Please stop by  Frilly and Funkie for more Christmas inspiration from my frilly and funkie teammates. Then I hope you'll find some time to get started on your own Christmas projects, and link them up to the 'Christmas in July' challenge for your chance to win a generous $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique or to be chosen as one of the Design Team's four Top Picks!

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:



Simon Says Stamp-Monday Challenge-You’ve Got The Edge I simplified my edge by layering the colors of the busy focal panel.
ABC Christmas-N is for New & O is for Old New color combination and Patina Effects Paste; Old Perfect Pearls powder.
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your amazing comments! I read and appreciate them all!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily
PS That takes care of my monthly promise to myself to make at least one Christmas card per month this year!




29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Sara Emily! I love how you've used non-traditional colours, love the shine between the stencilled poinsettias and adore that layered crinoline poinsettia taking centre stage xx

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  2. Really gorgeous design and colours! Xx

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  3. Well, that's a poinsettia variation I can't remember seeing before - it's fabulous! Gorgeous festive card, Sara Emily.
    Alison x

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  4. I just love how you used a summery color palette for this card! It is so pretty! The flower is tremendous with the base layer embossed. Stunning! Love the perfect pearls here, what a cool technique. Happy Christmas in July to you my friend! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Yay for you on your prize win at ABC!!! <3

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  5. This is so gorgeous-love this blue, white, copper combo! And the poinsettia is stunning-thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Diva's!

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  6. Oh wow, what a stunning Christmas card, Sara Emily!! I love the colors!! That poinsettia is amazing!! Wow!! I love the background!! This is so artistic and beautiful, my sweet friend!! I absolutely adore it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. A fabulous card Sara, love the colours - frost meets summer comes to mind.
    Love the poinsettia with the bottom embossed layer just tipped with gold, stunning.
    Avril xx

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  8. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog Anything Goes Challenge 1. Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the metallic and the non traditional colors.

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    1. Thank you, Marci! I couldn't find a way to leave a comment on your blog, but thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

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  10. Oh I love these non traditional holiday colors! They are gorgeous as is your card! Fabulous design and the flower is so pretty!

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  11. This is one GORGEOUS card! :)

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  12. Such a gorgeous card and love the background work. Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog :)

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  13. LOL! As much as you think this was a strange combination it turned out beautifully. Love the poinsettia!! Thanks for joining us this month at Noor! Design UK's DIE CUTS challenge. Hope to see you back! Hugs!

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  14. This is such a great card, Sara Emily! The metallic effect you achieved with Perfect Pearls is such a great technique! I love your crinoline poinsettia done in these shades of aqua. The whole card has a great retro vibe reminiscent of Christmas cards from the 60's and 70's. Very cool!

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  15. I LOVE blue for Christmas and the focal point Peacock Feathers Poinsettia is just stunning! I love the gold and blue in the background too - this really is a gorgeous card!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. What an interesting technique. I am loving these colours for Christmas. The background turned out beautifully and that gorgeous poinsettia - wow. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  17. SaraEmily!! This is just stunning! I LOVE the color palette you chose!
    Who would have guessed these colors would work so beautifully- you of course! You are so talented,my friend! xx

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  18. Beautiful card, Sara Emily. The poinsettia is stunning!

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  19. Gosh ,Sara, I left a comment, but it disappeared! LOL

    Your flowers are INCREDIBLE! I love the distressed fabric poinsettias, and your lovely shiny background - SO GORGEOUS and very unique! LOVE IT. Thanks for the links and inspiration! hugs, de

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  20. Wow! I love the shimmer here! Really beautiful Christmas card! Chrisx

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  21. What a unique and beautifully designed card. I love the alternative colours and that gorgeous aqua poinsettia. Just stunning Sara xxx

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  22. Gorgeous card..Love the backdrop for your poinsettia...Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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  23. What a cool color combo for Christmas in July! Your background is awesome, but I'm in love with that gorgeous Poinsettia with the copper center. Amazing, Sara Emily! Hugs :-)

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  24. Wow I adore that colour palette and your poinsettia is stunning! Fabulous make! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

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  25. I absolutely love the color palette you choose for this card! The pionsettia is awesome in this alternative stricking color!!! Love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We all hope to see you again next challenge!
    x Zoey

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  26. Wow, gorgeous card. I love your background paper and colours. Beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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  27. pretty card, love the colours too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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