Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Vintage Pink Inspiration

Sara Emily Barker Mixed Media Card #timholtz #stampersanonymous #rangerdistress #ideaology 1

Hello, again! It's time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. This time Maggi is up as hostess, and she chose the theme, Tickled Pink. Here's how she describes it...

Design a vintage or shabby chic project using the color pink. You may use other colors as accents, but, pink must be predominant. There are many shades of pink ranging from fuschia to soft baby pink so let your pink imagination go wild!

 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.

'Tickled pink' is an expression I often use, but I rarely use pink when I make, so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I can't begin to tell you how many failed attempts at backgrounds I made! I had quite a time trying different techniques using the pink inks and sprays I have, but not a one tickled me pink. I did manage to salvage a mop up panel after adding this and that to it. I'm afraid I have no process shots, but I managed to take a few photos before I added my collage to it.

  Basically I used this card to clean up puddles left after my other trials. The purple looking blotches are left from cleaning off a stencil. After determining it would work as my background, I did some multi colored stamping using one of the Faded Type stamps and Oxide ink pads: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany.

 I added Opaque crackle paste through the Vintage Wallpaper stencil by Prima. While the paste was still wet, I randomly sprinkled with Antique Linen Embossing Glaze. When the paste had dried, I heated the glaze powder to melt and added two tone vintage shimmer here and there with Ranger Foil Transfer Sheets.

I finished off the card with splatters of Walnut stain ink and Abandoned Coral and Walnut Stain Crayons. I adhered with foam tape and layered this over sanded Classic Kraft Stock, scuffed Metallic Kraft Stock and old Distress card blended with Walnut Stain ink.

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 I love this little butterfly from the Field Notes Ephemera pack. I gave the Found Relative even more age with help of Embossing Glazes and crayon.

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A pair of Field Notes tags were stamped on inky scraps and tucked around a torn scrap of one of my pink technique trials. We don't like to waste a thing in the Closet.

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The flowers from Illustrated Garden were stamped in Archival inks--green and brown on another of the attempts at a pink background. Sometimes these failed attempts are the perfect thing to stamp something else on or perhaps use for die cutting. I colored the flowers and stems with crayons. Scribble them on your mat, and use them like watercolor with a water brush. I tucked a Wildflower Stem die cut from set 2 for contrast.

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 Love you (Tiny Text) is stamped on yet another unsatisfactory attempt to do pink. I stamped it and edged the tag in Ground Espresso Archival ink and layered it over a scrap of dyed Mummy Cloth.

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So that finishes off another card for my Mom--I hope she likes it. Now it's your turn! Let's see those vintage or shabby chic projects that are sure going to tickle us pink! But before you get started, be sure to visit the blog; you will be 'Tickled Pink' by my teammate's diverse pink inspiration! Happy crafting! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Simon Says Stamp Monday We’re Going Around In Circles I hope this is ok; I took this from a figurative view as I went around and around in circles, trying out different techniques to make my background.  But I did include a circle tag, too, for the literal view!
Creative Artiste Challenge #60
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Recycle I recycled all my failed attempts to make a pink background and even used my cleanup paper to make the actual bakcground.
Crafty Cardmakers #257 Butterflies
Bleeding Art May Challenge - Anything Goes

These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Confections Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Wildflower Stems #2
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Faded Type
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Field Notes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mummy Cloth
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera, Field Notes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Found Relatives
Ranger Foil sheets -vintage
Prima Stencil - Vintage Wallpaper
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Pen 2pk
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze Weathered Wood, Antique Linen
Distress Ink  -  Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap
Distress Archival ink - Peeled Paint, Ground Espresso
Distress Oxide ink - Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany,  Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron
Distress Crayons - Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Walnut Stain, Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Spray - Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet
Distress Opaque Crackle Paste
Distress Collage Matte Medium


  1. WOW! This is gorgeous! You always put so much work into your projects and I truly admire that.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. What a beautiful mix of shabby pink hues! Love how you took the pinks and softened them with a mix of mediums! Your mother will love this gorgeous card!

  3. Stunning card! I love the vintage style and the beautiful background with the cradle texture - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste and I'm so pleased to be able to join you all as Guest Designer for this challenge too! Thanks again and take care! Hugs, Jo x

  4. Another beauty, Sara Emily!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Great card! I really love the background you have created with all the fun detail and the crackle images! Thank you for playing along with our current "Butterflies" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

  6. Sara Emily that background is gorgeous enough and I am so glad we got a peek at it before the other layers went on. And then you add to the magic with your choice of flowers and beautifully altered Found Relative. The whole piece is sensational x

  7. This is pretty much a triumph in my book, the background looks wonderfully aged, I just love all the texture and colour you created with the paste. The found relative has been aged to perfection and the torn elements you added look wonderful. Love this! Hugs, Anne xxx

  8. Absolutely WONDERFUL! I love the crackle with added glaze & foil in spots, just wonderful!

  9. Loving this to bits, gorgeous detail. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  10. Well, I think your background looks fantastic, Sara Emily! The various pieces you added to it make quite a beautiful card.

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  12. Very beautiful. The pinks are so pretty and with the crackle it is the perfect shabby chic. Thanks for sharing. I am sure your Mum must have a collection of beautiful cards from you. stay well xox

  13. Hi Sara, this is such a gorgeous card, so much detail, inking & texture, thank you for joining us at Bleeding Art Challenges & good luck!
    Jane 🌴 Bleeding Art DT member

  14. Well, I must say, this background is stunning Sara! You may have had a few failures but this one is certainly a triumph! Loving the crackle and all the delicious little details. Stunning piece! hugs x

  15. This is so lovely Sara Emily! Your background is wonderful, would have loved to seen all the others as I can't believe they weren't up to snuff!

  16. Sara Emily, I had to laugh when you talked about all the failed backgrounds LOL, I had a failed background experience myself yesterday. Total disaster, may never see the light of day haha. But your background looks lovely, a muted, distressed, aged pink, and I love how it turned out. The whole card is beautifully done and I'm sure your mum will love it. Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art Challenges ~ Elle xx

  17. This is stunning , background is so lovely !!This one is not a failure. It is the awesome project !!
    thanks for playing along at Bleeding art challenge:)
    DT shraddha


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