"In doing a little online research I learned that the month of August was re-named for Augustus Caesar. He was the first Roman Emperor and was very proud of the influence he had on the architecture of the country. For this challenge I am asking you to be inspired by marble, arches or columns. You will need to create a vintage or shabby chic project using some type of marble effect, arches or columns."
I'll admit, I was thrown by this challenge at first, and instantly went to Pinterest to find out how to marble paper. Some techniques seemed quite complicated, but the shaving cream technique is so easy they showed kids doing it. So I purchased a can of shaving cream...
I ended up opting out of the messy technique when I saw some beautiful pink marbled papers in my Prima Marketing Love Story and Cherry Blossom paper pads. I had another change of plans, though, because I realized I could get similar results from my crafty supplies in colors I really wanted to use. I reserve pink for special occasions, and this is not one of them.
I applied Wendy Vecchi Crackle paste through a Tim Hotlz mini stencil and allowed to dry. Once dried, I smudged with Distress crayon. I also did some background stamping with the columns of numbers from Tim's old School Desk set.
I die cut the arch using Stacked Arches and a cat food box panel. I applied Prima Stone Effect paste in Limestone to the die cut and sprinkled with Dirty Sand Baked Texture while the paste was still wet. I allowed it to dry overnight, and then heated to melt the powder. I colored with Black Soot Distress stain and crayons. I added an Ideaology Index Clip colored with Picket Fence Distress paint to break up the darkness. I like to think the arch looks as if it's been roughly cut from granite.
Scrapy Land Challenge #95 Anything Goes I used a Sizzix die set.
Stamping Sensations Use your 'current' favourite stamp That's not even fair! They are all my favorites! But I do gravitate to the Etcetera set often.
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Love this piece Sara!! The marbling on the column looks fabulous and I love the granite finish on the arch. The background is awesome and the whole composition is just fabulous!! Brilliant take on the Challenge!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xxReplyDelete
A fabulous card Sara - love all those wonderful layers xReplyDelete
Wow!! You did a perfect job marbling, Sara Emily!! The column looks so spectacular!! I love all of the textures you added!! The arch is amazing!! This is truly stunning, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)ReplyDelete
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Sara Emily for starting off without an idea, this evolved into a home run! I love the look of the marbled columns and those archways look like such a lovely texture! I too enjoy the snarky small talk, it’s always refreshing! Thanks for sharing this awesome make!ReplyDelete
Amazing techniques, Sara Emily. The card is awesome!ReplyDelete
A fabulous card Sara, love the 'granite' finish to the arch.ReplyDelete
Awesome project, I love the textures and distressed vintage look!ReplyDelete
Oooooh...you win this challenge. Hands down. Wow, wow, wow...this is just my favorite thing from you in maybe forever. I love the color palette, the amazing handmade marble paper, the wonderful stone effects, the stamping, layering..and even the sentiment. Home run!ReplyDelete
Wow! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and all the wonderful textures and techniques you incorporate into your projects! This is another winner!! So cool! I'm so very happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog this month!ReplyDelete
I just love the arches and columns in your background. It looks so clean yet you have so much texture. And that guy looks awesome next to that column.ReplyDelete
Clearly you have put so much work into this one to create a really stunning vintage piece, my only concern is I see no mention of the man who is the focal element so not sure if he is stamped to fit in with our rules. But it's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensation.ReplyDelete
Awesome layering, texture and design!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at We Love 2 Create! Jane S (DT) xxx
You have so many amazing things going on here, Sara Emily! Love those columns and your granite and bricks - amazing textures and colors! The paper doll is perfect for this setting and great job on the marbling! Hugs :-)ReplyDelete
Totally cool and awesome piece Sara Emily! And that snarky remark- perfect! I actually thought it was yours,till I read on! LOLReplyDelete
Love your layers girlfriend!
Oh my, this is my new favourite of your work Sara, I love every little thing about it - those columns look fabulous and the partial wall at the back is amazing!! The snarky comment is just so funny and really does suit that chap! Love this!! Hugs, Anne xxReplyDelete
Amazing...all those layers...the background...so perfect together! Brava my friend! ❤ReplyDelete
How awesome love the vintage 3D lookReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x
Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges.ReplyDelete
Sara Emily, I love your columns, your marbled paper, the arch, the brick/stone background, the paper doll...it is just so cohesive! I really love it!ReplyDelete
A fantastic project Sara and a fabulous vintage look. I love the techniques you've used and work you've put into creating the visually stunning effects of marble and granite. The dimension, stamping and sentiment are all wonderful.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining in with our August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x
This tag is amazing Sara Emily! The marbling of the arch is incredible!ReplyDelete
But I also love the layout and the atmosphere of this magnificent tag.
I'll definitely try these incredible techniques! Thanks for sharing.
Love the layering of the different elements of your card. Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DTReplyDelete
Beautiful coloring and textures in your wonderful vintage masculine creation, Sara! I love the way the young man's face is "lighted up" in comparison to the rest of him. My eye is definitely drawn to the center of the scene with the marble-look layers in the background! Gorgeous creation. hugs, deReplyDelete
Love this vintage look. TFS Let's Craft and Create...LisReplyDelete
You totally nailed this theme my friend! I truly adore this composition and all of your amazing layers and details. The funny sentiment give it a touch of whimsy that I didn't expect but is so refreshing! :) Big hugs, AutumnReplyDelete
I just love that you found all three items to pull into your fantastic design! I couldn't find any columns in my stash and here you have layered them into your design beautifully. That arch looks fantastic with the texture! Handsome card!ReplyDelete
Love your subtle marbling and the textured arch flanked by the vintage colums and that very vintage gentleman. Lots of fabulous eye candy in this beauty!ReplyDelete
So much delicious texture in these arches and columns, I adore it! And the stamping just makes it all complete. A fabulous piece Sara Emily xxReplyDelete
I love all the textures and techniques you have used in this. The comment is great I love it! xReplyDelete
Fabulous vintage piece! Thanks for joining us at LTSCBReplyDelete
What a beautiful peace of creation. Beautiful coloursheme and texture.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.
I love vintage Thanks for Sharing at Let's Craft and Create...….LisReplyDelete