Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all those hard working, dedicated Mom's out there! I made this card for my husband's Mom to let her know she is loved and appreciated. My card features Ideaology Botanical Layers over a background created with Tim Holtz Bouquet Thinlits.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tim Holtz products used:
Distress ink - Archival Faded Jeans, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire
Distress Oxide Ink - Faded Jeans
Distress Oxide Spray - Kitsch Flamingo
Distress Embossing Glaze - Kitsch Flamingo
Distress Marker - Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
Glitch 1 Stamps
Plus Layering Stencil
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
My panel started as a Cheerios box, and I believe I first started working on it a long way back when The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog had a recycle challenge, but wasn't happy with it and set it aside. I can't remember what I built it up with, but recently I added pieces of Collage Wrap and did some stenciling with Crackle Paste and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Embossing Glaze, regular paste and Distress Rustic Wilderness crayon. I have a list of all the products I used below, more so I don't forget, but hopefully they will be helpful to you, too. In the end, I added smudges of Prima Matte Wax in white to tone it down and to cover the shine of the glazes. Tim, how about a matte embossing glaze?
I used the Lattice stamp with Picket Fence paint to resist Tumbled Glass ink on the Stitched Oval die cut. The Gate Keeper die cut is colored with inks as listed below. I colored the ladies from the newest Paper Doll release--Groups with Speckled Egg and Spun Sugar crayons and a water brush. I do love my Paper Dolls!
The flowers are die cut from water color paper using Funky Nature and Brushstroke #2 sets. I lightly shaped them with my swizzle stick. My stencil work turned out less than impressive, and these sweet little flowers and foliage help to cover it.
The quote is from the Clippings Sticker booklet, and I covered it with Embossing Dabber and a mix of Tattered Rose and Kitsch Flamingo glazes. I used what was left of my glazing powder mixture on the opposing corner. I spritzed the panel with water and sprinkled with the powder mix, tapping off excess and heating. This and the Clippings sticker were scuffed with steel wool to take back the shine. I added a little shadow under the sticker with Black Soot crayon and my water brush.
I realize there's a lot going on here, but that's exactly what you would expect in a vintage garden, wouldn't you?
That's all for now. I hope you are enjoying these beautiful spring days and finding time to do what you love! Take care, Sara Emily
These products all by Tim Holtz were used:
Ideaology Paper Dolls Groups
Sizzix Thinlits Dies - Brushstroke Flowers #2, Funky Nature, Gate Keeper, Stitched Ovals
Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish Stamps
Stampers AnonymousStencils - Lattice, Floral
Ideaology Collage Wrap - Field Notes, Botanical
Distress Paint - Picket Fence
Distress Crayon - Abandoned Coral, Rustic Wilderness, Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Speckled Egg
Distress Embossing Glaze - Kitsch Flamingo, Antique Linen, Cracked Pistachio
Distress Inks - Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke (Gate), Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg (Background Oval and Flowers) Kitsch Flamingo (Flowers) Bundled Sage (Foliage)
Ranger Distress Texture Paste
Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste
Ideaology Clippings Sticker Book
Thursday, April 8, 2021
And another piece of the Collage Wrap at this feet. He is sitting on layers of torn and wrinkled ephemera from the Keepsakes and Urban Layers packs.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
After loading up the embossed background with a ton of products--Distress Crazing, crayon, ink, and paint Prima Wax, to accentuate that wonderful deep texture, I tore it in two diagonally, layered the torn pieces and rolled back one edge to show the Wallflower background.
Nothing says spring like bluebirds nesting. We have so many bluebirds here, and their babies have hatched and will soon be learning to fly.
I cut the bird from watercolor paper and painted it with Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain. I used a micron pen for the eye.
There's lots of product on that feather, too, including various paints, inks and crayons.
Learning to Fly is a Clippings Sticker, edged in Ground Espresso ink and mounted on chip board.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Hello and welcome back. I want to say a huge thank you to Mr. Linky for drawing my number in last week's Simon Says Stamp challenge and to the folks over at Simon Says Stamp for their generous prize. What a thrill to be the lucky winner!
I had to chuckle when I saw that this week's Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp was "Whatever the Weather". I wanted to say "The Weather?...Whatever!" Last week we were having some of the coldest days and nights of the winter, and then with the official arrival of Spring last Sunday, we switched right over to mid-summer with hot temps and high humidity. Every day was overcast or densely cloudy, and the clouds managed to wring out a couple of heavy drops. It made it difficult for me to be inspired by the weather. But today, the sky was blue and clear, and it actually felt a bit cool this morning. So I took a little bit of time away from my garden chores to make a card. I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday's mood board to use my new Tim Holtz Intertwined 3D Embossing Folder.
As I started to take photos of my card, heavy thunderstorms were piling up, so forgive my less than perfect photos--I was rushing to be sure and beat the possibility of a power outage. As I write this, we are having that promised thunderstorm.
Anyway, since the weather outside my window wasn't very inspiring, I decided to focus on 'weathering', and weathered and aged my Intertwined background to make it look like a basket that's been left out in the uhhh, weather. I love that deep dimension that Tim's 3D Texture Fades create, and this is my first use of this folder. I inked the flat side of the folder randomly with Gathered Twigs and spritzed with water, before placing a panel of watercolor paper in and embossing in my machine. After drying it with my heat tool, I scraped over areas of the panel with Crackle Paste and allowed it to dry.
To mat my panel, I weathered silver Metallic Kraft Stock with sanding and then rubbing with Black Soot Crayon. That's all for me! I hope you enjoy some beautiful clear sun-shiny days this week! Hugs! Sara Emily
Simon Says Stamp Monday Whatever the Weather I chose to do some weathering, but the recent change in weather inspired my sentiment, flowers and butterflies.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Spring/Easter Mood Board I was inspired by the basket and the flowers, of course!