Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shabby Thankful Card for Scrapy Land Challenge #76 Anything Goes

Hello friends and visitors! This is my second post for today, a little different from my Halloween creation HERE. Today starts the newest Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land! I've made a thank you card for someone special using multiple die cuts and plenty of mixed media products.

The purple panel and flowers (Sizzix Small Tattered Florals) are colored with Distress Oxides in Seedless Preserves and Black Soot. The centers are Mini Art Stones heat embossed with Copper Sparkle embossing powder. The tiny flowers are also die cut from the same set. Scrapy Land sells lots of other daisy dies.

The barnwood panel and Impression-Obsession Twig Wreath are colored with Color Bursts in Lamp Black and Burnt Umber. I toned the barnwood panel down with DecoArt Chalky Everlasting paint and stamped with a couple of background stamps by BoBunny.

The tiny butterflies are colored with DOX Peacock Feathers and Perfect Pearl spray in copper. They are cut from an old Sizzix Decorative Strip Butterfly Frenzy die. Impression Obsession makes a similar sized butterfly die HERE.

My leaves are cut from Sizzix  Fall Foliage Thinlits set, and they and the brown panel are heat embossed with copper sparkle embossing powder.

The honeycomb (Sizzix  Alterations Frameworks Honeycomb) is heat embossed with black and copper EP and colored with DecoArt Media paints in English Red Oxide and Cobalt Teal Hue and finally Patina Green Antiquing Cream. Before adding the copper embossing powder, I gave it a coat of Deco Art Ultra Matte Varnish. While the varnish was still wet, I added the embossing powder and heated. Paper Smooches also makes a honeycomb and Scrapy Land sells plenty of other honeycomb dies.

The sentiment label is wood grain cardstock  scrap left over from one of my coffins HERE. I used Sizzix Thinits Labels to make the label and Seasonal and Chit Chat stickers for my sentiment. Memory Box makes a similar die.

That's it for me! I hope you pop over to the blog and see the amazing inspiration made by my teammates! Then, please play along with our Anything Goes challenge. Everyone who plays along and follows the guidelines is in the running for a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land. The team will also choose a winner and their favorites from the gallery. The chosen winner also receives a $10 gift certificate to the shop! I hope you'll join us this time!

I'm playing along with these challenges:
Stamping Sensations October - Autumn Glory Woodgrain Bo Bunny stamp.

Southern Girls Stripey Days Are Here Again With Team Lou My stripes are in the wood grain and my Chit Chat sticker sentiment.

Thank you for taking your time to stop by today and for all your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Spooky Graveyard for Frilly and Funkie - 'Tis Near Halloween!

Welcome friends and visitors! Today the Funkie half of the team at Frilly and Funkie get to unveil their inspiration for our current challenge, 'Tis Near Halloween, chosen by me . It's going to be a photo heavy post, so get comfortable and let's get started!

Here's my challenge:
  It's no secret. I.Love.Halloween. With Halloween just a few weeks away, I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a Halloween theme. If Halloween isn't your thing, that's OK--just be sure to include orange, black and purple in your vintage or shabby chic project (These colors are not required if your theme is Halloween.) It would be a grave mistake to miss this challenge!

I started with this wooden decor piece I picked up for 25 cents at a yard sale this summer and instantly knew it would house a tiny graveyard at Halloween. I gave it a coat of gesso and patted on sand texture paste. I glued on the IOD molded paper clay piece, having shaped it to fit the  curved roof before allowing it to dry. I also glued the skull charm using my go-to adhesive, Ranger Multi Medium Matte. This stuff adheres just about anything. I added some Concrete Stone Effect and crackle paste to the molded piece for texture. The skull was painted with Snow Cap Mixative, and I added Stickles in the eye sockets, just as I did with the owl below.


I slathered on crackle paste randomly on the base and roof edges, even on the ceiling. (Yes, that's the ceiling pictured below.) The structure was colored with Lamp Black Color Burst, except for the columns which I colored with Burnt Umber Color Burst. I only used two Color Bursts, but there is so many colors within  the powders. It's quite unpredictable what you will end up with, but I'm never disappointed. Linda sells these in the shop; I encourage you to see which colors she has in stock.

The surfaces were sealed with Distress collage medium, since the crackle had started chipping. Now you can pick this up and turn it to your heart's content without fear of getting your hands blackened or the crackle coming off. 

I cut my headstones from grey fun foam, cutting five matching pairs. I glued the pairs together to make the headstones more dimensional. I coated them with Prima Concrete Stone Effect paste and let that dry. Next I gave them color with Lamp Black Color Burst and some moss with Peeled Paint Distress Effect powder. I found a pile of skulls in my Halloween decorations and altered it to match the headstones. I took some photos of the graveyard before I added the fence so you could get a better view.

And then as I'm working out the fence.

Fences and gates were cut from Kraft Metallic using Tim's Village Graveyard Thinlits and given texture and color with Distress Grit paste and  Prima paints and pastes. I chose the Kraft metallic because of the way it holds it's shape when you bend it. I can even swing the gate open and closed.

Ghosts from the same set were cut from vellum. I left them unattached so they could move around as ghosts apparently do. For the record, while I.Love.Halloween, it's not about the gore and ghosts that tickles me, but the grunginess and decay and beautiful colors of everything at this time of year.  Skeletons and bones are pretty cool, too, but that goes to my background in anatomy.

To decorate the base, I adhered two more IOD molded pieces, shaping them while the paper clay was still wet, and adhered them over the crackled background. They were finished the same way as the skull plaque above.

The Stars Adornments were inspired by Kathy's Halloween Night Tag. I love the way she glittered her stars, and I pretty much did what she did except I used Gold crackle paste in place of her silver. I centered a star between each two columns.

In addition to the skull charm above, I used this beautiful owl charm and creepy spider charm Linda sells in her shop. These were colored with Teakwood and Pitch Black alcohol ink respectively. All of the Filigree Metals and Charms in the shop are an ADDITIONAL 15% off until October 26, so now is a good time to stock up!

The two Movers and Shapers bats get their texture from Impasto Pitch Black paint, laid on thick and then blasted with the heat gun to make it bubble and wrinkle. I highlighted the texture with some wax paste.

Oh, how I wish I were 4 inches tall, so I could peer over those rusted fences or take a stroll over that cobbled path. During the daylight, maybe...

...but not at dusk!

I hope you are inspired to get out your Halloween goodies or your orange, black and purple colors and get crafty! Before you do,  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what the rest of my Frilly and Funkie teammates made to inspire you.

Then it's over to YOU!  Create a vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge guidelines and link up at Frilly and Funkie before midnight on Tuesday, October 24th.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose our top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie.  The next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what YOU make!

I'm sharing with these fine challenges:
Inspired by colors, Halloween theme, spider, ghostie and building.

Thank you for stopping by today!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Here are the links to products I've used on this project, all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: