Wednesday, July 17, 2019

It's Heating Up at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog

Sara Emily Barker Masculine Mixed Media Card  1

Welcome friends! It' s time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog and our lovely and talented hostess, Suzz has chosen the theme 'It's Heating Up'. Here's what Suzz says about this challenge:

July is when the weather here in the Midwest really starts to turn warm and muggy. This is the inspiration for our challenge to interpret the heat with using one or more of the following colors: Yellow, Red or Orange. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project where the main color is yellow, orange or red. I can't wait to see how you turn up the heat in your art!

As always, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, and the winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. 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.

While I do use yellow, orange and red quite frequently in my projects, it's not often the main color, so this indeed was a challenge for me.

My background is a panel of Classic Kraft Stock embossed with Tim Holtz Foundry 3-D Texture Fade. I sanded it and added color with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink and Ground Espresso ink. I layered it on two old Tim Holtz papers and finally to a kraft card blank.

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I stamped The Professor by Tim Holtz with Ground Espresso and Faded Jeans  Distress Archival inks on a card scrap, fussy cut and colored his frames with Spiced Marmalade marker.

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 I stamped the dial from the same set on Distress Heavystock with Rusty Hinge and Ground Espresso inks and a bit of Cracked Pistachio oxide ink. Using my stamp platform allows me to use multiple colors to create depth and interest.

I fussy cut the dial and colored it with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge oxides. I gave the dial a coat of Distress Crazing and after drying, smudged with Distress crayon-Chipped Sapphire. Both stamped pieces were edged with Ground Espresso ink. With foam adhesive, both pieces were layered over some scraps I had on my worktop.

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I finished my card with a Rusty Bottle Cap, Idea-Ology Metal Ruler Measurements (one of the many prizes I won in a challenge on Tim Holtz Addicts Facebook page), Mirrored and Adornments Stars and an Occasions Small Talk sticker. I patted the ruler with Chipped Sapphire Distress paint. Linda sells the bottle caps in the shop already rusted, and I just dabbed it with Chipped Sapphire paint to give contrast to the Mirrored Star. I colored the star with Splendor Alcohol Pearls (front) and Chipped Sapphire paint (back). The copper painted Adornment Star was already painted, leftover from a previous project, and I colored the other two with Chipped Sapphire paint and Carved Pumpkin oxide. Everything was adhered with Distress Collage Medium Matte.

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As a final touch, I splashed the card with diluted Faded Jeans oxide.

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That's all for me today, but there's plenty more wonderful 'hot' creativity over on the blog, where my Frilly and Funkie teammates will wow you with their projects. Then it's over to you! I can't wait to see what you will make! Hugs and Blessings! Sara Emily

I'll be sharing with these favorite challenges and a few more when I return to civilization:

Crafty Cardmakers #238 Here Comes Summer It's a stretch, but my kiddo's birthdays are in the summer, and this card is for my son's birthday.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your Own Background

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

Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - The Professor
Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Foundry
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Classic Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Mirrored Stars
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments, Star
Rusted Metal Embellishments - Bottle cap
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - 6PC Set #2
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Chipped Sapphire, Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap, Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad Kit #2
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad Kit #3
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Crazing
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte 1 oz Bottle
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls - Splendor


  1. This is absolutely amazing, Sara Emily!! The textures are spectacular!! That rusty background is perfect!! All of the details are incredible!! You always wow me!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Challenge accepted and executed beautifully! Love what you did with the oranges and yellows with the professor! All the beautiful rusty hues makes the perfect grungey background for the cool embellishments!

  3. Sooo beautiful Sara, the background i love that colour, and all the details are amazing. Well done.

  4. Stunning work Sara Emily. beautiful colour combinations too. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. This is my new favourite of your work Sara, this is a stunning creation, perfect in every way - the rusty/patina look of the embossed background is fabulous (as are the amazing stars). The Professor, as always, looks incredible! Love this so much!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Great steampunk make, Sara! Love all the layering to give it depth, and the rusty textures. The image looks fab in sepia colors. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  7. Can I just love every single piece of this?!?!? 🤗 great work!! Thanks for joining us at The Bleeding Art Challenge!
    Bleeding Art DT

  8. The layers created with inks, stamps and papers are just so fabulous! I love the vintage do vintage to perfection! Fabulous card! ;-)

  9. Fabulous colour and texture in this wonderful project.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  10. This is hot, hot, hot Sara Emily! LOVE that rusty background, crackled compass and rusty metal - the Professor looks completely at home here.

  11. Love all the fabulous layers that give this a combination of vintage and grungy. The rusty background is so warm and that along with the altered stars are perfect for the theme.

  12. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Beautiful rusty mixed media male card you've made, Sara. Hugs, Susan

  13. Just fabulous - love that textured background and all the altered metallics - the hot rust colours are so glorious!
    Alison x

  14. Love this card, Sara Emily! All the rusty tones and textures and the warm colour tones are just so beautiful! A really cool mix of grungy, rusty and vintage goodness! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xxx


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