Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mysterious Garden Wall with Tim Holtz Thinlits and Prima IOD Moulds for Frilly and Funkie



Hello friends! Thank you for joining me today! It's time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie team to share some inspiration for our current challenge 'Elegant Jewels' chosen by our lovely and talented Cec.

Here's what Cec has to say about her theme: "Let's make a vintage or shabby chic project in jewel tone colours such as deep purple, emerald green, jade green, burgundy, bright turquoise to name a few AND to make your project extra special, add some sort of jewel or gem, which can be anything from a dollar store find to a piece of broken jewelry."

I visualized some jewel toned flowers growing out of an antique zinc planter, but it didn't turn out like that. Instead I have flowers climbing over a 'carved slate wall'. I'll be sharing a tutorial on how to create this faux background on May 5th here at Frilly and Funkie, so be sure to pay us a visit then.



I began making my flowers by coloring a piece of Heavy Stock with Merlot and Indigo Color Bursts. I love how this paper can stand up to a lot of liquid mediums. I wet the paper first, then sprinkled some of these glorious powders onto the wet paper. I spritzed with water and moved the color around by tilting the paper and directing the colored water with my heat tool. I can make the color as pale and transparent as I want or make the color deep and rich, just by how much water I apply. I cut two of the Wildflowers from the paler portions of the paper and two of the Tiny Tattered Florals from the deeper colored paper. It's so easy to twist up these little flowers with the quilling tool included with the dies. Someone like myself who is handmade flower challenged can whip these up in minutes using this die set, which also includes three sizes of roses and three sizes of the daisy-like third flower (on the right) I had left over from THIS  project.


 It was originally sprayed with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain, but I gave it a quick makeover with a spritz of Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain. I love how that gave me just the right shade to go with my two Color Burst flowers. I had a few tiny flowers from a LONG time ago that I believe I made with an old Tim Holtz strip die. I just dipped them in a puddle of Merlot. I purchased a BOX of silk flowers at a friend's yard sale this weekend with the intention of using the purple and deep pink flowers on this project, but I ended up just tearing one of the flowers off the garland, pulling it apart and re-working into this rose bud.


 I cut ivy using the Garden Greens die.  These were colored with several green Twinkling H2O's to get that rich raw jade green. I wrapped the bottom of my rose bud with one of the largest ivy leaves.


I layered my flowers over a broken earring from my quite large stash of old costume jewelry. This was colored with Cranberry and Purple Twilight alcohol inks and adhered to the Object Labels Prima IOD molded piece. These molds make the most beautifully detailed pieces. You can use them with hot glue, clays and resins, even chocolate,  but I  prefer paper clay. I also colored five crystal clear gems from my stash with the same colors and all the jewels were given just the teensiest swipe of  Old Silver Prima Metallique Wax. Additional molded pieces from Baroque 6 set were added at the top and bottom. Everything was adhered using my favorite glue, Multi Medium Matte.






That's all for me today! I hope you've gotten a little inspiration to create your own vintage or shabby chic project in rich jewel tones.  There's plenty more wonderful inspiration from my teammates at Frilly and Funkie, so I hope you'll pop over and then play along with our Elegant Jewels challenge. The team will choose 4 of their favorites 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. I can't wait to see what YOU will create!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #388 - Glimmer and Shine My glimmer is on the ivy leaves and the shine is on the jewel and gems.
Country View Challenges April 2018 - Pimp it up! I pimped my panel, but details won't be out until May 5. I also altered some flowers and an old earring.
Die Cut Divas Altenew for April I used flower dies.

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

The following products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


31 comments:

  1. Beautifully artistic and so pretty!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us! {Nellies Nest}

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  2. Very beautiful! I'm so glad you linked up to the DRU "Springtime" challenge. Best of luck to you!

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  3. Awesome project, Sara Emily! Love the flowers and the deep colors.

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  4. How freakin' gorgeous! Love this awesome project-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's this month!

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  5. You are so creative, Sara Emily!! Wow!! This is spectacular!! I love the slate wall (can't wait to see how you made it)!! The flowers are gorgeous!! What amazing colors!! Love, love this, my friend!! So stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. I cannot wait for your tutorial on this amazing background!!! Your vibrant flowers make the piece come to life and I think you fulfilled your vision. Brilliant take on the theme. Hugs, Autumn

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  7. I am in awe of this gorgeous project Sara Emily! The wall looks so incredibly realistic, I look forward to seeing your tutorial. The flowers are such rich and beautiful jewel tones, just so lovely! Hugs to you, Ann

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  8. Oooh, those jewel colours look gorgeous against the fabulous carved slate background - I look forward to seeing how you created that background! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Simply stunning! I love the contrasting background with the bright flowers and foliage.
    Kate

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  10. What a pretty design. Love the details. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Blog. So glad you joined us. Happy Crafting!

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  11. Wonderful texture and dimension. Thanks for sharing it with us. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    Kathy
    DRU DT

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  12. It’s the bejeweled flowers of the Secret Garden, unable to contain themselves any longer! They are bursting forth with all their glorious scent to remind others that Loveliness can be found in the darkest of places, and most unexpected times, and the hidden spaces deeply buried. Their colors are even more magnificent in contrast to the harsher mineral components of this world. Sara, your colors and textures are beyond amazing! I always enjoy the myriad of rabbit trails your artwork conveys. Beautiful! xx

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  13. Oh my! Those flowers look amazing against the slate background! This is so stunning Sara! You are such a clever lady and I cannot wait to see how you created this awesome garden wall. hugs x

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  14. Absolutely stunning Sara Emily!!! Like Autumn I can't wait for the upcoming tutorial as that faux slate completely had me fooled into thinking it was real! xx

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  15. WOW what a beautiful work of art! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Springtime’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  16. lovely project thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel DT

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  17. A fabulous project Sara. I love your slate effect background and look forward to the tutorial. It's a perfect backdrop for your gorgeous trail of beautiful florals.
    Thank you for joining in with our April challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

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  18. This is such a brilliant project, Sara! That faux slate wall is amazing! So much wonderful texture and then the beautiful raised design. That alone drew me in! But the flowers! I love how they just pop off the background! Your details are just fabulous, dear heart! Wonderful work!

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  19. such a fabulous make Sara x Love the faux wall and the stunning florals in the rich jewelled colours x Love it !!

    Hugs Annie x

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  20. Gorgeous Sara, I love your beautifully coloured flowers and the lovely sparkly jewels xx

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  21. I adore that pop of beautiful flowers on top of the gorgeous gray slate texture! Beautiful inspiration!

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  22. What a beautiful project! Love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

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  23. LOVE love love this, Sara! You have just perfectly and so beautifully captured the romantic feel of flowers climbing up a weathered wall! Breathtakingly beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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  24. This is a beautiful piece! I'm really looking forward to the tutorial on how to create the 'slate' background. I love the ivy from Garden Greens set and the sweet flowers as well.

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  25. Magical jewel colours for your flowers, but like many others I'm blown away by your faux slate background. It's really impressive, and how fabulously the flowers pop against it.
    Alison x

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  26. This does look like a slate wall. Beautifully done. SO glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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  27. Wow, this is so gorgeous Sara Emily!! I love the rustic stonework style background, what a fabulous backdrop for your stunning jewel-toned garden of flowers!! Genius use of the Prima mold, love how you blended it right into the stone texture!! Such a brilliant combination of eroded and freshness! You rock!!

    Been keeping busy this past week doing all of the nasty spring cleaning. I love how the house looks and smells when I'm all done, but getting there is such a pain! lol. Hopefully by the time the every corner of the house looks shiny and new, the weather outside will be back to warm and sunny! In a month or so, the local nurseries will start opening and I will be choosing my first flowers for the patio. I'm super excited for that!! Hope you've had a good week my friend. Sending hugs :)

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  28. This is fabulous, Sara!!! I love the contrast between the greyish-blakish background and the bold coloured flowers!!! xx

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  29. Thankyou so much for joining the challenge at Country View Challenges - apologies for my lateness in commenting (it's been a crazy couple of weeks!!) Hope to see you again! Teresa DT xx

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  30. I do love this Sara Emily - wouldn't this be neat on Journal covers!!!
    sandy xx

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