Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Christmas All Ready??


Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2020/07/christmas-all-ready.html Rustic Christmas Card Tutorial #timholtz #yuletide #wreath&snowflake #lumberjack 1

Hello friends!It's time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and Cec is hosting "Christmas in July"! 

"If you are like me, you are anxious for 2020 to be over and done with. To speed things up let's pretend Christmas is around the corner even though it is only July and get a start on creating shabby chic or vintage inspired cards. This challenge is all about cards so please save other Christmas creations for later."

As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.

I embraced this challenge as I'm tired of the heat of the summer and just thinking about Christmas cools me by 20 degrees. Like Cec, I'm also ready for the calendar to turn to a new year, hopefully a better one than 2020 is shaping up to be. But not before celebrating Christmas, so I also welcomed the challenge to get an early start on my handmade cards. Here are the steps I took to create my first Christmas card of the year. This was so fun and easy to make, I may just have to mass produce them. Let's get started...

Create the wood grain back panel by embossing card stock with Lumber 3D embossing folder. This folder is no longer available in the shop, so I've linked to Distress Woodgrain cardstock in the link list below. It will save you a couple steps. (wink, wink) Ink edges with Ground Espresso Archival ink, smudge with a damp finger and Walnut Stain crayon and then blend with Walnut Stain ink to accentuate the grain. Adhere panel to brown card blank.

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Stamp plaid image from the Lumberjack set in Ground Espresso ink on water color paper using stamp platform. Clean the stamp while it remains in the platform and apply Distress Embossing dabber and repeat impression over first. Remove the inked panel from platform and heat emboss with Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze. When cool, spray with water and then Evergreen Bough Distress Spray Stain. Blend with more water and allow to dry.

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After it's completely dry, remove shine from the glaze by buffing with steel wool. I added a bit more pressure with the steel wool than I usually do to get more of a distressed look to the panel. Blend edges with Walnut Stain ink.

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To make the panel behind the deer, I inked the Holiday Type stamp (Tim Holtz Stripes & Holiday Type) with Ranger Resist ink (unused in my stash forever), making the impression on plain card. I sprayed the card with Antique Linen Spray stain and misted with water to blend, drying with my heat tool. Curiously, the ink seems to be attracted to, rather than resisted by the ink. Hmmm...I see possibilities! I cut the panel with one of the Stacked Archway Thinlits dies and cut a second archway from chipboard.  I edged both archways with Ground Espresso ink and adhered the stamped one to the chipboard die cut, offsetting slightly.

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I  colored card scraps with Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough inks and sprayed with Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray. I cut two wreaths from the scraps using the Wreath &Snowflake Thinlits set. I cut a few more sections of the holly leaf portion and tucked these in between the two layers to make a fuller wreath. The berries and bow from the same set were cut from an inky red scrap from my stash. I used the Distress Embossing pen and Fired Brick Embossing Glaze to add some dimension and shine to the berries and set the bow aside. I assembled the wreath/berries and adhered everything with Distress Collage Medium Matte and then adhered the wreath to the ink resist panel.

I stamped the deer from the Yuletide set on the stamp platform, inking his antlers in Vintage Photo and the rest of his head with Ground Espresso Archival inks. I blended his antlers with Frayed Burlap and his face with Vintage Photo, both regular inks and used a white gel pen to add some highlights. Lastly I fussy cut him and adhered him and the bow on the wreath.

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Using the Merry Christmas stencil from mini set 32, I blended Candied Apple ink through the word 'Merry' and Ground Espresso through 'Christmas' onto water color paper I had previously blended with Frayed Burlap ink. 'Merry' was then heat embossed with Fired Brick Embossing Glaze and 'Christmas' with Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze. Both were cut, edged in Walnut Stain and adhered to the card.

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Here's one more look at the completed card. 

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I hope you will take some time to stop over to the blog to see what wonderful Christmas cards my talented teammates have made. Then why not take this opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas cards and link them up to the challenge. You will be happy to have a few already made before the real rush starts in December. I can't wait to see what you will make! Happy crafting! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Countryview Challenges - July 2020 - Do What Makes You Happy Just finding good quality time to craft this week made me happy, but combined with my favorite Tim Holtz products and Christmas card making is the icing on the cake!

These products were used and are available for purchase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Wreath & Snowflake
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Yuletide
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Lumberjack
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencils - Set 32
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad - Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon- Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Pen 2pk - Bullet
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Walnut Stain, Fired Brick

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Magical Place

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Hello friends! The Design Team at The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a very special Saturday Showcase for you on the blog. We each made a tag with the theme of flowers featuring some of our favorite products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I decided to showcase Stamperia's Flower Alphabet 12 x 12 paper pack on a small (not so small) Etcetera Tag.

My sister and her husband are closing up shop after over 30 years running a retail greenhouse farm, and this was the perfect opportunity to celebrate that occasion with a floral display. While there are 10 beautiful double sided pages to choose from, each with different floral design, this cheery blossom paper stole my heart.

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This didn't take me much time at all -- the papers have all the mixed media details already worked out for you, so it looks like you've been slaving over the craft table for days. I cut out the portion of the page I wanted, and adhered it to the thickboard tag with Distress Collage Medium matte. When it was dry I trimmed and sanded and smeared the edges with Peeled Paint crayon. That's it for the background, then it was just a matter of selecting elements, fussy cutting a few of the blossoms and pasting.

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Pattern Repeat chicken wire gives a nod to the chickens they also raise on the farm and offers some contrast to all those pretty posies. I inked the 'wire' with Hickory Smoke Archival ink, dabbed it with the Distress Embossing Dabber and heat embossed with Weathered Wood Embossing Glaze. The flowers are from my stash, and I tied them in with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Spray straight from the bottle. It even gave great coverage to those clear plastic stamens on the deep pink flower.

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I finally got to use my Large Stems Bigz die for the florals at the center of the tag. I cut them from two of the other papers from the Flower Alphabet pack and plain white card which was blended with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide. You might notice the pearls sprinkled about; they were inspired by the elderberries on the paper. I colored them with White Mixative Ink and Mushroom alcohol ink.

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The branch is cut using the Large Funky Florals die set and was in my stash. I cut one of the leaves using the same set from a couple scraps from the paper collection. In the photos above and below, you might catch a glimpse of the fussy cut and layered blossoms layered with some more of my stash flowers. There's so much depth and realism to the printed design, it's hard to differentiate the printed from the layered ones. This time the stamens were colored with Worn Lipstick paint and then dipped in Fired Brick Embossing Glaze and carefully heated (the stamens are plastic and don't tolerate the heat well--just like me).

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I love the quote that's already printed on the gorgeous paper -- so perfect for the retiring couple.

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I didn't neglect the reverse side, but left plenty of blank space to write a handwritten note. This is another of the papers from the pack. Since I really only used one of the pretty floral papers, I'll leave you with this last photo to tempt you to take a closer look at the collection of glorious floral papers. You'll find a link to the Flower Alphabet pack as well as to all the products I've used below. 

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Please stop by the blog to see all the other wonderful floral tags my talented teammates made for this special Saturday Showcase. You will be happy you did! Enjoy your weekend! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Stamperia - Flower Alphabet 12x12 Paper Pack
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz L Die - Large Stems
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Funky Floral Large
Sizzix Chapter 1 Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies - Pattern Repeat
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz Distress Paint- Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray- Picked Raspberry
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad - Hickory Smoke
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Weathered Wood, Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink  - White Mixative, Mushroom
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - White Gesso
Tim Holtz Etcetera Small Tag Thickboards

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cattywampus



Hello friends! Today starts a new challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and I'm hosting this one. I call it Cattywampus and here's the skinny...

'Cattywampus is a funny sounding southern slag term I hear a lot around the house. According to the On Line Slang Dictionary it has several meanings including "appearing off center, diagonal from, crooked or not level, appearing askew, tilted or lopsided". Taking inspiration from any one of these definitions, include something cattywampus in your vintage or shabby chic project. Be sure to tell us what that cattywampus thing is; we might miss it!'

As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.

Can you guess what's cattywampus about my cat card? Well, I think it's pretty obvious the stacked postage frame is slightly crooked. It was actually an afterthought having found it sitting in a pile of castoffs that hadn't been discarded from my last playtime. I stamped and heat embossed it with the scribble from Grunged stamp set and white powder. I inked it with Distress oxide and ink and adhered it around a Gloss paper panel on which I had outlined bubbles with a ball point pen using the Bubble stencil.  I took a Q tip dipped in alcohol and traced over the lines, blending each of the bubbles. I'm sure it's not a mystery this was one of the ideas I tried on for size for our last Positively Pensive challenge.

 
The panel and frame are layered over a panel of metallic Kraft stock. I scored it with my score board and lightly sanded. It's edged with Chipped Sapphire ink. The score lines helped me to line up my frame and panel, but it turns out the card I cut the postage from was not square, so it also appears even more cattywampus relative to the scored lines.


I stamped portions of a snarky comment from the Snarky Cat set in archival ink within the bubbles. And I used another of the quotes from the same set on a scrap at the bottom for the cat to stand on. The cat looks like he might be slightly askew.


The cat is stamped using Distress Crayons and  Distress regular and Archival inks. I added little dots to his eyes to give him a different personality. I fussy cut, edged with Chipped Sapphire ink and popped him up with waste cardboard.

I tucked in some Wildflower Stems die cuts. The pink one is colored with crayons and ink and the green one is from my stash.  The Mirrored Stars are colored with white gesso and ink and then lightly touched with crayon, both Chipped Sapphire.

I hope you will take some time to pop over to the blog and check out all the amazing cattywampus projects my talented teammates made to tempt you to play along in our challenge. I can't wait to see what crazy things you will come up with! Happy crafting! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:

These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Snarky Cat
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Grunged
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Wildflower Stems #1 by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Confections Kraft Stock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad -  Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Chipped Sapphire
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Shaded Lilac
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons -  Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Weathered Wood
Ranger Embossing Powder - White
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - White Gesso
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stencil - Bubbles
Ranger Inkssentials Gloss Paper



Saturday, June 20, 2020

Shine Like the Stars - A 4th of July Celebration



Hello again!  I love 4th of July! I'm celebrating early with this card which my second post today. You can see my other post here.

 All details of this card can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog where I am presenting this week's Saturday Showcase. Today, we are featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Decor Frames Bigz die and his Stamper's Anonymous stencils. I hope you can hop over for the details and additional close ups of this card and other samples. Wishing all who celebrate it a Happy 4th of July! Sara Emily


Challenge shares:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Sprays and Splashes My SPLASHES of color come from moving paint and ink around with SPRAYS of water. But I also used Distress Spray stain on my background.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Summer Fun What could be more fun than a 4th of July celebration?!
Country View Challenges June 2020 - Summer Fields Hear me out on this: Until I moved to my current city, I always watched the 4th of July fireworks in a  country field. I still remember parking the car and walking out into a huge field with hundreds of others laying on blankets to watch the display. Sadly, our little city has decided to forego the celebration this year due to the virus. (But it was OK with the protests.)
Creative Artiste Challenge #61

Making a Splash with Tim Holtz Decor Frames Bigz Die

Welcome, friends! Today I have two posts to share with you; you can find my other post here. It's my turn to host the Saturday Showcase at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, and today I'm featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Decor Frames Bigz die and his stencils. I hope you can pop over to see my tutorial for this card and others featuring these products. Have a great day! Sara Emily





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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Copper Penned Panel


Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2020/06/copper-penned-panel.html Mixed Media Panel #timholtz #sizzix #stampersanonymous #ranger 1

Welcome! It's time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and today it's Suzz's turn to host. You can always rest assured, she is going to come up with the most creative challenge theme. She titles her challenge, 'Positively Pensive' and here's her description:

Today is Ballpoint Pen day! The challenge is to thoughtfully use a ballpoint pen on your project.  You can doodle, journal, sketch or trace an outline using any color ballpoint pen on your art.  Create a vintage or shabby chic project with some form of ink from a ballpoint pen and if it isn't obvious how it was used make sure to tell us in your post!

As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.

I tried many different ways to use my ball point pens, and had so much fun with Suzz's challenge. But in the end, I decided on a penned background panel for my project. It seems I'm in a butterfly rut right now, although I've see very few in my garden (odd!). When I started, I visualized something a bit more bright and sun-shiney, but it just didn't work out that way. Perhaps it was the pensive mood I was in.

Let's get started. My first matter of business was to go through my pens to find one that didn't work.  You can see by my scribbling it required quite a bit of trials before coming up with one.


First I'll share some close ups, then I'll share a bit of the making.

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I did some Field Notes stamping in Archival ink on the background at the top and bottom. I wish my penmanship was that graceful and elegant and my lettering that precise.

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So where did I use a ball point pen? I removed the spring from the pen, pulled it apart a bit and used it for my butterfly's body. Before dismantling it, I also used my non working pen in another way, but I can't give all the details yet. Since Suzz directs that we tell how we used our pens, I'll give you a hint: I traced a design onto my background. I'll share all the details on how I made my background and Decor Frame that backs the butterfly in my June 20 Saturday Showcase.


I've finished the back with some old Tim Holtz paper stash.

Here's a bit on how I altered the frame and quote chip, and made the butterfly:


I chose a Vignette Frame and painted it with my finger and Distress Weathered Wood paint. You can see I didn't do a thorough job, and this is intentional. ;)


Next I dribbled on some Mushroom Alcohol ink  and spritzed it with water to disperse the ink into the cracks. I used my heat tool to chase around the thinned color and dry.


Last, I scribbled with Distress crayon and blended with a dampened finger.

Now I move onto the Scribbly Butterfly cut from Rose Gold Metallic Kraft Stock, and painted with a bit of Picket Fence paint and more of the Mushroom Alcohol ink, just around the wing tips (not pictured). I want my butterfly to shine. The spring is adhered with Distress Collage Medium Matte.


I altered one of the old Quote Chips (I've linked to the newer ones below) with Embossing Glaze and crayon. Swipe the chip with Embossing Dabber, sprinkle with the glaze, tap off excess, and heat to melt. When it's cool, scribble and blend with crayon.

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So that wraps up my copper penned panel. I hope you will hop on over to the blog to see what amazing projects my talented teammates created with their ball point pens. And then, it's your turn to show and tell us how you've used your own pens to create a vintage or shabby chic project; I can't wait to see what you will make! Happy crafting! Sara Emily  

Challenge shares:
These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picket Fence, Weathered Wood, Black Soot

Sunday, June 7, 2020

My Butterfly Collection

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Hello friends! I had a little opportunity to play in the Closet last night, and I had some fun making some Artist Trading Coins. I love this little form of creative expression that allows me to create something really special in a very short period of time.


I started with some mop up papers from previous projects and added some stamping and stenciling to these to create some backgrounds for my coins. I punched un-stamped portions for the backs of the coins (not pictured).


I use the leftover waste from a previous AT coin project to find just the right spot on my papers. Viewed as a mop up, these papers aren't much to look at, but by focusing on the good, I made some pretty cool backgrounds. Next, I found the perfect specimens in Field Notes Ephemera pack and some Clippings Stickers that fit the bill. Lastly, after adhering my elements to the backgrounds, I created shadows with Distress Crayon and a water brush.

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I was hoping to show off the shimmer from the Antiqued Bronze Distress paint on the background above, but I guess that's only reserved for those that look around for the light.* But if you look to the next photo, you can see the camera is cooperating when I don't really try to focus on the shimmer.

*"The light that is God is the opposite of the darkness that is evil. The light of God is His holiness, righteousness, and goodness, which is in contrast to the darkness of evil and sin. Light is part of the essence of God. He is completely, unreservedly, absolutely holy, with no sin, no taint of iniquity, and no hint of injustice." From Compelling Truth.org 

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I love blending ink through a stencil (Halftone) and then flipping it to get the reverse imagery.

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I really felt this one needed no words. It's a bit melancholy and dark, but I prefer to look for the light. How about you? Are you looking for the light? Blessings, Sara Emily

 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 New International Version (NIV)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Masculine I think my darker ones are masculine: I don't think butterflies care about gender.
Creative Artiste Challenge #61
Country View Challenges June 2020 - Summer Fields The bright orange/yellow one only with it's abstract summer garden in the background.
We Love 2 Create at Polkadoodles Challenge #6- Anything Goes Mixed Media

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Vintage Pink Inspiration

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Hello, again! It's time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. This time Maggi is up as hostess, and she chose the theme, Tickled Pink. Here's how she describes it...

Design a vintage or shabby chic project using the color pink. You may use other colors as accents, but, pink must be predominant. There are many shades of pink ranging from fuschia to soft baby pink so let your pink imagination go wild!

 As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.

'Tickled pink' is an expression I often use, but I rarely use pink when I make, so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I can't begin to tell you how many failed attempts at backgrounds I made! I had quite a time trying different techniques using the pink inks and sprays I have, but not a one tickled me pink. I did manage to salvage a mop up panel after adding this and that to it. I'm afraid I have no process shots, but I managed to take a few photos before I added my collage to it.


  Basically I used this card to clean up puddles left after my other trials. The purple looking blotches are left from cleaning off a stencil. After determining it would work as my background, I did some multi colored stamping using one of the Faded Type stamps and Oxide ink pads: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany.


 I added Opaque crackle paste through the Vintage Wallpaper stencil by Prima. While the paste was still wet, I randomly sprinkled with Antique Linen Embossing Glaze. When the paste had dried, I heated the glaze powder to melt and added two tone vintage shimmer here and there with Ranger Foil Transfer Sheets.


I finished off the card with splatters of Walnut stain ink and Abandoned Coral and Walnut Stain Crayons. I adhered with foam tape and layered this over sanded Classic Kraft Stock, scuffed Metallic Kraft Stock and old Distress card blended with Walnut Stain ink.

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 I love this little butterfly from the Field Notes Ephemera pack. I gave the Found Relative even more age with help of Embossing Glazes and crayon.

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A pair of Field Notes tags were stamped on inky scraps and tucked around a torn scrap of one of my pink technique trials. We don't like to waste a thing in the Closet.

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The flowers from Illustrated Garden were stamped in Archival inks--green and brown on another of the attempts at a pink background. Sometimes these failed attempts are the perfect thing to stamp something else on or perhaps use for die cutting. I colored the flowers and stems with crayons. Scribble them on your mat, and use them like watercolor with a water brush. I tucked a Wildflower Stem die cut from set 2 for contrast.

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 Love you (Tiny Text) is stamped on yet another unsatisfactory attempt to do pink. I stamped it and edged the tag in Ground Espresso Archival ink and layered it over a scrap of dyed Mummy Cloth.

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So that finishes off another card for my Mom--I hope she likes it. Now it's your turn! Let's see those vintage or shabby chic projects that are sure going to tickle us pink! But before you get started, be sure to visit the blog; you will be 'Tickled Pink' by my teammate's diverse pink inspiration! Happy crafting! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Simon Says Stamp Monday We’re Going Around In Circles I hope this is ok; I took this from a figurative view as I went around and around in circles, trying out different techniques to make my background.  But I did include a circle tag, too, for the literal view!
Creative Artiste Challenge #60
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Recycle I recycled all my failed attempts to make a pink background and even used my cleanup paper to make the actual bakcground.
Crafty Cardmakers #257 Butterflies
Bleeding Art May Challenge - Anything Goes

These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Confections Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Wildflower Stems #2
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Faded Type
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Field Notes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mummy Cloth
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera, Field Notes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Found Relatives
Ranger Foil sheets -vintage
Prima Stencil - Vintage Wallpaper
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Pen 2pk
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze Weathered Wood, Antique Linen
Distress Ink  -  Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap
Distress Archival ink - Peeled Paint, Ground Espresso
Distress Oxide ink - Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany,  Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron
Distress Crayons - Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Walnut Stain, Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Spray - Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet
Distress Opaque Crackle Paste
Distress Collage Matte Medium