Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Slightly Distracted and Corroded

Sara Emily Barker Tim Holtz Masculine Mixed Media Card 1

Hello, friends! It's time for anew challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, and this time around Jenny is hosting. She calls her challenge theme 'Oh Man!', and this is how she describes it:

"Fathers Day may be a way off yet but there are always other occasions and reasons for making something for the men in our lives. For this challenge create something which you feel has a more masculine look."

 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.

The 3D embossed (Tim Holtz Foundry) corroded/eroded metal background was the jumping off point for my snarky greeting card. But you'll have to wait until this coming Saturday to see how I made it when I'll have a step by step as part of our Saturday Showcase feature at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog.

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 I did some background stamping using the Glitch 1 set and Black Soot archival ink. Of course, I couldn't resist using one of my Paper Dolls as the subject. His jacket and slacks are embossed in Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint Embossing Glazes and stamped with the grid from the same Glitch one set, also in archival ink.

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I pulled out my Steampunk Parts Bigz die and some cat food box panels to make some rusty parts. (These come between the layers of canned Fancy Feast in a big box, so untouched by the cat food. Sadly, Roger's still on a diet and has to eat low fat, expensive food that doesn't come in a case, so I'm using up my stash.) I'll be sharing my 'rust' recipe on Saturday, too, although there are some slight changes here. Here, I added a few dribbles of Rust alcohol ink and sprinkled them with Rust Embossing Glaze and allowed it to dry without heating. I did the same thing to the Idea-ology Hardware Heads, too.

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The snarky quote is from Snarky Cats stamp set. While I love the cats, I bought this set for the quotes. The layer under the Foundry layer is white card with Typeset Collage paper adhered with Collage Medium Matte. I colored just the edges with Distress Crayons: Black Soot and Vintage Photo and Prima Patina Green Matte Wax. Thank you to Wendy Baysa (Dabble DoDay) for gifting me with the Typeset Collage Paper, among many other crafty goodies!

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I tucked in a Type Chip and and ephemera from Ideaology Urban Layers colored to coordinate with Antique Linen and Antiqued Bronze crayon and Matte Wax. A portion of another Urban Layer is stamped with another of the Glitch 1 images and altered with Vintage Photo and Black Soot crayons, Rust and Cracked Pistachio Embossing Glazes and Matte Wax.

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I hope you liked my slightly distracted manly card. If you get time, be sure to pop over to The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog this Saturday for our Saturday Showcase feature to see how I made this corroded/eroded metal background and rusty metal as well as a few other things. In the meantime, please drop the blog to see to see what my talented teammates have put together to inspire you for our  Oh Man! challenge. Then it's over to you; I can't wait to see what you will create for this challenge! Take care of yourselves. Big hugs! 

Happy crafting!
Sara Emily
These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Glitch 1
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Snarky Cat
Sizzix Chapter 2 Tim Holtz Steampunk Parts Bigz Die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Urban Layers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Type Chips
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Paper, Typeset
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo Antique Linen Antiqued Bronze
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray -  Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Pen 2pk
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Paint - Antiqued Bronze
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Rusty Hinge, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Grit Paste
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax Paste - Patina Green
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink - Rust
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Gesso - black


  1. The grungy background is wow! I love seeing the close ups with all the details and texture you built into it. His green suit with a hint of stamping is so clever and striking!

  2. Totally fabulous my amazing friend! I adore your creativity. Hugs, Autumn

  3. Awesome grungy background and I love all the layers and details!

  4. What an amazing card! I love all the worn and corroded elements that you created, the rusty steampunk pieces and embossed background are beautiful 😁. I hope you're having a lovely week! Stay safe! Hugs, Jo x

    1. ... Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste too! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

  5. Wonderful card and I'll definitely be back to see how you made that fabulous rust!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Sara, your cards are always mini masterpieces and this one is no exception! If I did not know any better I would say those rusty elements were real, you are so clever. I love the doll you chose too and the snarky comment is just the perfect finishing touch. Love this!

    I am glad to hear that you are coping well in these difficult times. Despite an horrendous number of deaths in the UK, we are slowly coming out of the lock down. Mind you, it will be a good while yet before David and I venture out into public, but we are more than happy about that. Take care and stay safe. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Stunning rusty effects on your amazing card, Sara Emily. I love the green tinted suit on the dapper gentleman, and the super metallic patina background. What a complete treat!
    Alison x

  8. Hi Sara!! Funny, I was thinking about you earlier today and wondering how you were doing and then, just now, I found your lovely comment on my blog. Thank you so much for your sweet words.
    I truly love this fabulous card. You always incorporate the most amazing techniques into everything you make and this is no exception. I love the rusty, worn effects. Something I can't seem to achieve very well but you do it so easily!! Love, love, love this card.
    Hope you are staying safe and well in these difficult times. big hugs xx

  9. Stunning project. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

    Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from We Love To Create Sara Emily, love it Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  11. Ooh, what an awesome background!! Love the textures and frame around your focal point! So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  12. Oh,wow, how inspiring Sara.. I love the rust effect and awesome card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Awesome card, Sara Emily! You always come up with amazing effects.

  14. Fantastic card. You are like a chemist cooking up rust and erosion. I love the touch of glich on the gent under his glaze. Another stunner! keep well xox

  15. Your faux metallics are legendary and so lifelike Sara Emily - this is such a fabulous card and just perfect for the theme xx

  16. A fabulous masculine card. Great colourway, lovely layering and amazing 'rusty' elements.
    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  17. Thank you for this blog, it is really informative.
    For Stamped Parts : Metal Stamps


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