Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Tim Holtz Bloomin' Marvelous Vintage Garden for Frilly and Funkie


Hello friends! Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my last post. They really made my day! It's time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie team to unveil their inspiration for our current challenge Bloomin' Marvellous chosen by our Funkie and fabulous Zoe.

Here's what Zoe has to say about her challenge: "As spring pokes it's head through the frozen ground, let's celebrate the season and create a vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as the focus and in vintage muted pastel tones, (no brights)."


The background is made with Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, Floral stencil, transparent texture paste, Antique Linen and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides, and Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough Distress inks.  I mounted it on a panel coated with crackle paste. I inked with Shabby Shutters and smudged with Hickory Smoke and Peeled Paint Distress Crayons to highlight the cracks and to give it some variation in color. I finished both panels with a coat of Vintage Distress Collage Medium. Sorry for the photo quality--I snapped this at my desk.


I die cut two of the Ornate Frames and oval inserts from kraft paper colored with Squeezed Lemonade  oxide and my cat food box panels. I adhered the two layers with Distress Collage Medium and gave each of them a random coat of crackle paste. I smudged with Hickory Smoke and Walnut Stain crayons. I swiped Prima White Gold Paste Wax around the edges of the frame and crackled backing panel ever so lightly for some much needed shimmer.


I colored watercolor paper with Tattered Rose and Squeezed Lemonade oxides and stamped several images from Tim's Illustrated Garden with sepia archival ink. I added some more color with a paintbrush, the two aforementioned oxides and Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and Spiced Marmalade oxides. All were fussy cut and edged in Ground Espresso ink. I shaped a few to add dimension.


I colored some Ideaology Bouquet Findings with Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Tattered Rose oxides, and tucked them in along with a flower from my stash. I was amazed the oxides matched the colors of my stash flower to a tee.

Tip: Color Prima Mini Art Stones with the white gold wax, so they coordinate with your project. Do this by applying some wax to your finger and dip into your jar of stones. The stones will stick to your finger and then you can roll them briefly on your craft mat to transfer the color. Pick up some collage medium with another finger or a paint brush and dip into your colored beads to apply to your artwork. Linda sells so many colors of these beautiful waxes at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, so you are not limited to just gold for your project.


The fussy cut butterfly is from Prima's Lavender 6 x 6 paper stack. I simply added Tattered Rose oxide and edged with Ground Espresso ink to match my flowers.


Finally, I made a bow with Tim's old Linen Ribbon tied with a snippet of dyed seam binding ribbon. It was from one of those fun bags of goodies, Linda sends along as a thank you gift when you place your order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. It was a little brighter pink than I needed, so I just rinsed out some of the color for the perfect shade. I had some of the Prima Wax on my fingers, so it has just a bit of the gold shimmer, too. I purposefully left a sentiment off my card, since I don't know what I will use this card for. I can easily adhere a Chit Chat sticker at a future date.

That's all for me today. I hope you found some little thing to inspire you. The rest of my Funkie teammates have even more to inspire you on the blog, so be sure to pop over, and then get your craft on and join in our Bloomin' Marvellous challenge for a chance to win a generous shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique or to be chosen as one of our 4 winners! I'm looking forward to seeing what YOU will create!

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for your sweet comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

The following products were used on this card and are available for purchase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


35 comments:

  1. Oh boy, that crackled frame, the textured floral background, the careful cutting of those Illustrated Flowers and the scattering of tiny beads make this absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! xx

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  2. This is gorgeous Sara Emily! I love the yellows and golds and ALL that amazing texture, its such a fabulous project I would absolutely call it "blooming' marvelous!" xo

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  3. This is definitely one of my favorite stencils and it works beautifully with your crackled frame. I love the idea of building a bouquet from stamped images, so clever! Big hugs, Autumn

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  4. Fantastic cards and techniques, Sara Emily! Love the flowers!

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  5. Another amazing creation Sara Emily! I love the background panel and the ornate frame...wow, looks amazing! The crackle and the color is perfect! Your flowers are so pretty and perfectly match your project! The textures are amazing..love,love this my friend!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

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  6. On a rainy, dull day this sure gives my heart a big lift. It is so cheerful and happy with all those beautifully coloured and carefully cut flowers. The bouquet simply pops against the vintage looking frame and the floral background that looks like expensive silk brocade. Gorgeous!
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  7. A really pretty and feminine cration, just perfect for our 'One for the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  8. wow! love all the layers and texture of your card :) Thank you for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  9. Always inspired my friend! Love the crackle, the stencil and that bouquet is dang stunning! you did such a fabulous job with those mini art stones! Just the right touch and so pretty, I think I may want to try them now LOL Thank you for sharing and inspiring Sara! <3

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  10. Oh my goodness, spectacular!! Wow, Sara Emily, this is stunning!! I love the cracked frame!! It looks amazing!! The flowers are gorgeous!! I love the art stones spread around!! This is so beautiful, my friend!! Inspirational as always!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. I am sitting here wondering how to describe this masterpiece and can only thing to say - this is an absolute stunner!!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. I love the more muted tones and wow, your project is so well put together and I loved reading all the details, so thoughtful and well placed to make such a beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun for the current challenge, I look forward to seeing more of your projects soon!
    ~DT Heather

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  13. This is just fabulous! Your textured background I’d msgnificent! I love all those sprin flowers bursting out of that gorgeous crackled frame. Every detail is just wonderful!!! Truly Bloomin marvelous!

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  14. oh wow, that flower bouquet and the way it pops, let me just say GORGEOUS!!!! The texture on the frame, loooovvvve it!!! Awesome project my friend, very inspirational!!! xo

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  15. INCREDIBLE! Thank you for sharing your amazing creation! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun for our mood board challenge! ~DT Jamie

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  16. Absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for joining us in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun. I look forward to seeing more of your projects! ~ Design Team Member, MaryAnn

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  17. WOW! Simply ELEGANT!!! I LOVE the Flowers and the frame it's really Vintage Chic! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge!:)

    Theresa (SumMore Fun Stamps DT)

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  18. Oooohhh!! This is so gorgeous!! The background is stunning .. I love the colours .. and the crackled frame looks amazing!! The stamped bouquet is gorgeous .. such a clever idea!! Love this Sara!! hugs xx

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  19. I love the background you made, Sara Emily! At first glance, I thought it was patterned paper! I love how you finished your gorgeous frame (I'm currently working on a project with one of those frames) and great job with the fussy cutting and coloring everything. Your art stones look great with the white gold, and I love how you scattered them amongst the frame (I might borrow that great idea!). Just beautiful, my friend. Hugs!!

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  20. This is so elegant and beautiful, Sara. Love the crackled effect and the flowers layering :-)

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  21. A gorgeous Spring floral card Sara, love the crackled frame.
    Avril xx

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  22. Beautiful bouquet of flowers and a fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  23. This is gorgeous card! I love the stencil in the background. You made it look just like old wallpaper. And the cluster of flowers looks just like a bouquet.
    Kate

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  24. Your flowers could not keep from bursting forth with their triumphant announcement that spring has sprung! Sara, this is gorgeous! Thanks for taking us on your incredible creative process. Hoping you are enjoying the job still. It’s a blessing we are given a means to provide for ourselves and those closest to us. XXOO

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  25. Another beautiful springtime creation - the flowers look just wonderful tumbling out of the vintage crackled frame. Lovely!
    Alison x

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  26. Wow very beautiful with all the details. Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

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  27. This is fabulous Sara...Love the background details and then the way you covered the frame and those little flowers are amazing...great step by step

    Sending my best wishes

    Annie xx

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  28. You always create the most amazing mixed media project. This one is no exception. It is so beautiful! Thank you for joining us for the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

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  29. You were not playing around with this gorgeous project, WOW! Thanks for playing along at SumMore Fun Challenges. DT Lisa

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  30. This screams... Bring on the spring! We definitely need the inspiration as we can't shake the snow yet! Beautiful layering of flowers and gorgeous spring colors!

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  31. Oh my goodness, it's like spring just exploded into my room! This is absolutely gorgeous my friend!! I am loving the bright and cheery colour palette, and your layers upon layers of flowers brings such a smile to my face! So many amazing textures and incredible details, I do love when you mix the soft and the grunge together like only you can!

    I find every year, that the weather is just a little bit crazier than it was the year before. Last week I was making patio garden plans, this week I I had to pull out the snow shovel!! It sure can be difficult to make any plans when your not sure what season it's going to be tomorrow. lol. I hope all has been well with you this last couple of weeks. Thinking of you and sending hugs :)

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  32. Very pretty!! I love all the details and texture. Wonderful job. Thank you for joining in our Challenge over at SumMoreFun. Hope to see more of your creations. SumMoreFun DT-Amy

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  33. Fabulous, love the bouquet, the crackled frame, fabulous background too. Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love TO Create, hugs Terry xxx

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