Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Found (and Lost) Relative Vintage Card for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet Burst 3D Impresslits 1

Hello, and welcome! It's time for our newest challenge at The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog, and this time our hostess is the talented Suzz!  She titles her challenge 'Bits and Bobs', and here's what she says:

"Do you have a pile of leftover scraps from projects previously made or even a half finished project waiting for you to get the time to complete it?   This is the challenge for you!  It is time to pull out those scraps, remnants or half finished projects and pull them together into a fabulous shabby chic or vintage project.  Make sure to mention in your post what part of your project was a scrap or remnant." 

As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, 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. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.

Let's get started! Pictured below are a few scraps I salvaged from my bits box and backgrounds file that I thought might work together. In the photo directly below, I've already started to alter the not so perfect background with Forest Moss Distress ink to unify my color scheme. I've put together a little pictorial step by step to show how those little bits got altered. The little piece of Crochet die cut, Ticket Booth ticket and vintage checkbook stub were leftover from previous projects and the burst medallion was an 'oops'; I put the Metallic paper in the Impresslit folder upside down so I was left with a debossed medallion. (But I saved it anyway :):) )

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Background Ornate & Lace

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Tutorial   #timholtzsizzix #crochet #burst3Dimpresslits #ticketbooth

I altered an original Baseboard Frame (I shared a link to the new Halloween Baseboard Frames below, which are similar) following my tutorial. I used Peeled Paint Distress Crayon to highlight the cracks and sprayed with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Spray. Inside the frame, I've used a Found Relative and followed Stacy's tutorial  to age the photo.  I've used this technique on my witch's cauldron, but I'da never thunk to do it on photos. Stacy, you're a genius--thank you for the inspiration!!! If you have not been to Stacy's blog--Tattered Nest Designs, you will be in for a treat; she can make anything look like it's been discovered in her grandma's attic. While she used Mushroom Alcohol Ink and Smolder Alcohol Pearls to color her witch, I added drips of Slate alcohol ink as well.

I layered over a sanded and inked panel of gold Metallic Kraft Stock and then a sanded panel of old Distress sandable cardstock. I applied a Halloween Remnant Rub to an off cut from another Found Relative.  (I really do save all my bits!) I smeared it with Crazing, dripped with Mushroom and Smolder inks/pearls and brought out the cracks with crayon. The vintage buttons are from my stash, and I tied a bow on one with a short length of thread I had leftover from another project. You never know when you can put these little pieces to use! Save them in a little box, and pull it out when you need a little something.

Here are some close-up photos to show the detail.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet Burst 3D Impresslits 2

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet Burst 3D Impresslits 3

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet Burst 3D Impresslits 4

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet Burst 3D Impresslits 5

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet Burst 3D Impresslits 6

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet Burst 3D Impresslits 7

That's all for me; now hop on over to the blog to see how my amazing teammates have put their bits and bobs to use! Then it's over to you; how can you use your scraps? I can't wait to see! Hugs and blessings! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Simon Says Stamp Monday ‘S’ is For S is for  SALVAGED SCRAPS!
The Artistic Stamper August' Creative Challenge - ANYTHING GOES I stamped my background and the Ticket.
The House That Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2819 I stamped my background and the Ticket.

The following products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Sizzix Chapter 2 Tim Holtz Thinlits Crochet
Sizzix Framelits Die Set - Ticket Booth by Tim Holtz
Sizzix 3-D Impresslits Embossing Folder - Burst
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Ticket Booth
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Found Relatives
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Layers & Baseboard Frames, Halloween
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs, Halloween
Distress Inks --Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso
Distress Oxide Spray - Walnut Stain
Distress Oxide Pads --Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke
Distress Crayons --Set #2, #3
Distress Collage Medium --Matte, Crazing
Alcohol inks --Slate, Mushroom, Smolder Alcohol Pearls
Prima Art Alchemy by Finnabair-Metallique Wax - White Gold


  1. It's absolutely gorgeous, Sara Emily!! The details are spectacular!! I love how you've aged the photo!! This is so fabulous, my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. So perfect! Love the muted colors for the background and all of the glorious layers, so fabulous!

  3. Beautiful, Sara Emily! One would never know this was constructed from bits and bobs, as everything works together perfectly! Can definitely see the Stacey inspiration, but you've truly made it your own, and your frame sends me over the moon! Your "failed" medallion is just the right touch here - well done, friend! xxx Lynn

  4. This is just full of inspiration! The aging you achieved on the backgrounds and the splatter of ink on the paper doll all bring the feeling of something discovered in the attic after years of hiding behind a desk. :)

  5. Yay! So happy you see your name appear in THTSB gallery! Your work is amazing and this fun project is no exception! I love visiting your blog and taking a closer look at all the details you include in your creations! Thanks for linking up to the Anything Goes Challenge!

  6. This is stunning and so very vintage. You have aged everything to perfection.

  7. Wow Sara, I would love to have a rummage around in your bit box, you had some amazing things in there and you have, as always, created a stunning and beautifully vintage piece, right down to the 'failed' medallion and those buttons are a perfect finishing touch. Absolutely gorgeous my friend! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Ooo . . . this would be my favorite type of challenge ever!! I'm always trying to use up my bits and pieces and make them work on new cards! Your card is stunning!! I love how you were able to mix all these bits together. The crochet/lace die cut is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  9. Lovely vintage piece, great layers and use of techniques. Thanks for joining lets craft and create. Tammy DT

  10. She's wonderful, Sara - all those weathered crackles and distressed effects on the photo and frame, magical! It's a great challenge theme and you've used your bits and bobs to perfection.
    Alison x

  11. This is gorgeous Sara Emily, it certainly doesn't look like a project made from leftovers! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  12. Wow, I love how the Lady turned out! I took a look how to get that effect - gorgeous! Love all the texture on this piece! Thank you so much again for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges! Evelyn xx

  13. Gorgeous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  14. Seen your gorgeous card on the Funkie Junkie Boutique and now here. Keep admiring it over and over again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Let's Craft and Create and look forward seeing your next card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for Let's Craft and Create

  15. Oh my word, Sara Emily! The details in this are just magnificent! I love the aging/crackling you added to the focal image. It feels like it came from Miss Havisham's cobwebby parlor! And that frame! I have to check out the tutorial again, as it is just fabulous. What you can do with bits and bobs! Spooktacular!

  16. Awesome project, Sara Emily! You are so creative!

  17. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let’s Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)

  18. Oh boy, I want your scraps box Sara Emily! All that texture and crackle so add to the vintage feel to your project. Love it! x

  19. You are very good at putting all the bits and bobs together and are a master with crackling!! Wonderful project!!


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