Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In the Kitchen Making Cookies and Memories With Frilly and Funkie

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Hello and welcome! Our current theme at Frilly and Funkie is In the Kitchen chosen by our super talented and creative teammate, Suzz. Today the Funkie side of the team is presenting their kitchen themed inspiration and I'm sharing an altered cookbook.

"This time of the year we find ourselves in the kitchen either preparing food for family and friends or just gathering around the kitchen table with family. Your challenge is to incorporate the kitchen somehow in your project. You can use an object from the kitchen in creating your project or you can use a sentiment or image that reflects the kitchen. You decide how to represent being in your kitchen in your art."

Please stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what wonderful inspiration my talented Frilly and Funkie teammates have cooked up for you. Hopefully you'll be tempted to play along!  As always, the Design Team will choose their top four favorites, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and the next three will receive Top 3 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.

My entire project was inspired by a recipe for Christmas cookies I made every year with my kids when they were younger. While we still make cookies, we've outgrown the Christmas Mice. I photocopied the recipe and grunged it up with Distress Oxides -- Old Paper and Frayed Burlap. I blended with Frayed Burlap ink and splattered with water then Ground Espresso ink. I dabbed out some Ranger Emboss It Dabber and let it bead on craft mat. I dipped the panel into it, sprinkled and heat set Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.

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I waffled around with how I would incorporate my recipe into a project for weeks, and even started to alter a box shown in this photo. But I happened to glance down at my grandmother's barrister bookcase one day and spotted this old cookbook and a light bulb went on. If this had been my grandmother's cookbook, I would have left it alone. But I remember picking this up at a neighbor's estate sale, so it was fair game to alter. The book is a little grungy and has a silvery sheen (not seen in my photos), so it seemed to be the perfect backdrop for my grungy and glittery elements. Let's get started on those.

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To frame the recipe, I sanded a Baseboards Frame and smeared it with Vintage Photo paint with my finger. I dripped Mushroom alcohol ink on the wet paint and spritzed it with water to allow it to blend. When it blended to my liking, I heat set. For extra grunge, I smeared on Opaque Crackle Texture paste, let dry and colored those areas with more paint and alcohol ink. Lastly I blended the inner and outer edges with Ground Espresso ink.

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What's a kitchen without LEFTOVERS?! I stamped and inked a panel leftover from my gift card packages using Old Paper Distress Oxide to stamp the music image from the Music & Advert set before blending and dipping the panel with Distress inks. I used this panel in the background because we always have Christmas carols playing in the background while we bake our Christmas cookies.


My pine greens were inspired by Vicki's Grungy Garland here and this candle decor I saw in a shop. I love how Vicki used Plain Collage paper to give the appearance of snowy pines. I happened to have some more leftovers on my worktop-- stamped collage paper from my clock.

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Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/12/in-kitchen-making-cookies-and-memories.html Altered Book Using Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ideaology 7

Making the greens is super easy. I cut green Classic Kraft Stock using  a Funky Foliage 3 die and stained the kraft sides with Pine Needles and Peeled Paint stains. I twisted them up while still damp and left them to dry. I smeared on just a hint of Collage Medium Matte with my finger and dusted with Distress Glitter Dust. I think this might have been a lot less messy had I had the new Glitter Duster. I used the same die to cut from the Collage Paper.

Please enjoy some close ups.

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That Bigz Ice Flake is two layers of Metallic Kraft Stock back to back. When I was planning on altering the box, the snowflake would have been seen from both sides. I sanded, then inked with Mushroom alcohol ink and dusted it with more Glitter Dust. The Baubles were colored with Mermaid and Mushroom alcohol inks.

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Don't you just love Tim's Salvaged Snowman? This poor guy has been through the mixed media wringer. He finally got a coat of Distress Grit paste, and I put a tiny wooden spoon in his hand. My beloved nutmeg grater was slated for a Halloween project, but seemed better suited here.

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I loved Stacy's shabby bow here, and I tried to CASE it. :) :)

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 I hope you've enjoyed making cookies and memories with me! Now it's over to YOU! I can't wait to see what comes out of YOUR kitchen! I hope you'll take some time to play along with Frilly and Funkie's current In the Kitchen challenge!

Merry Christmas!
Sara Emily
A list of products I used are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


24 comments:

  1. What an amazing project, Sara Emily! I have to say I thought your Christmas greens were actually real!

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  2. This is just too adorable! I love this Sara Emily! Very clever and so very special!
    I agree with Susi, those greens do look so real!
    Jackie xoxo

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  3. Love the tip for the holiday greens! Genius! Beautiful project; full of lovely Christmas baking goodness.

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  4. WOW! Another amazing creation Sara! Awesome inspiration! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Snowflakes’ 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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  5. Another fab card Sara Emily and it's making me feel hungry...mmm to peanut butter! It's perfect for our Christmas challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us xx

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  6. As always, love all of the amazing detail! That little snowman with the wooden spoon is precious! And the nutmeg grater?! And I have to confess, I had to look up the recipe for the Christmas mice! Adorable!

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  7. Absolutely spectacular!! You grunged this up perfectly!! I love all of the amazing details like the adorable snowman and the fabulous greens!! This is fabulous, Sara Emily!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Me again...I forgot to thank you for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. This is fabulous Sara Emily. Wonderfully aged and best ever use of leftovers without including food! Hope you have another nutmeg grater! Nicola x

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  10. Absolutely amazing project! I love your adorable little snowman and the way you did those greens -- so cool! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

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  11. Oh, what a beautifully altered cookbook! I love the recipe and the holiday foliage.
    Kate

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  12. What fabulous inspiration Sara Emily, I love that you took your own family tradition and turned it into this masterpiece of fabulous elements and design. Xxx

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  13. Oh, Sara Emily! This is such a delightfully charming creation! I love the shimmer and shine which you've added so perfectly to the Christmas greenery and snowman. Your frame is stunning and your details make my heart go pitty pat. The cheese grater is such a fabulous addition to this project. I would have to display this in my kitchen each and every year from now until forever. It's just so wonderful! I'm going to have to look for that recipe on line and make it with The Littles this year! Thanks for always inspiring me with your delightful artwork. Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  14. A wonderful altered book, Sara Emily - full of incredible details and deep nostalgic power. Beautiful inky splotches, 3D greenery and the gritty snowman is a triumph!
    Alison x

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  15. I adore this! This is so wonderful! The vintage recipe the cookbook and the grater! All perfect for the holiday season!

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  16. Oh Sara..what a marvellous idea...you gave this old recipe book a real 'spicy' makeover...and I love it! As always so many details to enjoy...Brava my friend! ❤

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  17. Am in love with your fabulous inky project!! Especially love the nutmeg grater in the middle of your bouquet of pine needles!! Great work!

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  18. Great project ! Love it ! Thank you so much for taking part in the Country View Christmas Challenge ! Merry Christmas !
    Corrie xx

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  19. Wow! I love this altered recipe project! It is so beautiful with all the details you put into all the different layers! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  20. Wow! What an amazing project Sara! So much fabulous textures and incredible detail! I love the adorable snowman and am awsed at how you managed to incorporate the nutmeg grater into this stunning piece. Absolutely awesome!! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and congrats on your top 5 spot with your stunning altered clock! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and I wish you all the very best for 2019. hugs xx

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  21. Oh there is so much to love here Sara! It's the little touches that make it special like the glitter dust on the foliage, the double bow, the alteration of the snowman and of course that vintage grater.

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  22. This is really just so cool! I love the nostalgia it provokes. The baseboard had me drooling and what a clever idea to make the pine sprigs that way! All together wonderful in every way!

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