And another piece of the Collage Wrap at this feet. He is sitting on layers of torn and wrinkled ephemera from the Keepsakes and Urban Layers packs.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Sunday, April 4, 2021
After loading up the embossed background with a ton of products--Distress Crazing, crayon, ink, and paint Prima Wax, to accentuate that wonderful deep texture, I tore it in two diagonally, layered the torn pieces and rolled back one edge to show the Wallflower background.
Nothing says spring like bluebirds nesting. We have so many bluebirds here, and their babies have hatched and will soon be learning to fly.
I cut the bird from watercolor paper and painted it with Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain. I used a micron pen for the eye.
There's lots of product on that feather, too, including various paints, inks and crayons.
Learning to Fly is a Clippings Sticker, edged in Ground Espresso ink and mounted on chip board.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Hello and welcome back. I want to say a huge thank you to Mr. Linky for drawing my number in last week's Simon Says Stamp challenge and to the folks over at Simon Says Stamp for their generous prize. What a thrill to be the lucky winner!
I had to chuckle when I saw that this week's Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp was "Whatever the Weather". I wanted to say "The Weather?...Whatever!" Last week we were having some of the coldest days and nights of the winter, and then with the official arrival of Spring last Sunday, we switched right over to mid-summer with hot temps and high humidity. Every day was overcast or densely cloudy, and the clouds managed to wring out a couple of heavy drops. It made it difficult for me to be inspired by the weather. But today, the sky was blue and clear, and it actually felt a bit cool this morning. So I took a little bit of time away from my garden chores to make a card. I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday's mood board to use my new Tim Holtz Intertwined 3D Embossing Folder.
As I started to take photos of my card, heavy thunderstorms were piling up, so forgive my less than perfect photos--I was rushing to be sure and beat the possibility of a power outage. As I write this, we are having that promised thunderstorm.
Anyway, since the weather outside my window wasn't very inspiring, I decided to focus on 'weathering', and weathered and aged my Intertwined background to make it look like a basket that's been left out in the uhhh, weather. I love that deep dimension that Tim's 3D Texture Fades create, and this is my first use of this folder. I inked the flat side of the folder randomly with Gathered Twigs and spritzed with water, before placing a panel of watercolor paper in and embossing in my machine. After drying it with my heat tool, I scraped over areas of the panel with Crackle Paste and allowed it to dry.
To mat my panel, I weathered silver Metallic Kraft Stock with sanding and then rubbing with Black Soot Crayon. That's all for me! I hope you enjoy some beautiful clear sun-shiny days this week! Hugs! Sara Emily
Simon Says Stamp Monday Whatever the Weather I chose to do some weathering, but the recent change in weather inspired my sentiment, flowers and butterflies.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Spring/Easter Mood Board I was inspired by the basket and the flowers, of course!
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Here's the panel to show the after...I will save those extra bits for another project.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
I used Botanical and Field Notes Layers/ephemera for my focal and added some leaves die cut from a scrap inked with green inks/oxides with the Brushstroke Flowers #1 Thinlits die set. I stamped a label from Field Notes stamps onto a Circles Stacked Tiles Thinlits die cut to tuck in behind the flowers. An old Chit Chat sticker serves as my sentiment and provides visual balance to the butterfly.
I hope this card brings a little sunshine into your day! Have a nice weekend! Sara Emily
Saturday, March 6, 2021
I hope you found some inspiration from today's post. Remember to visit The Funkie Junkie Challenge blog for even more ATC inspiration from my very talented teammates. Enjoy your weekend! Sara Emily
Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: March/April 2021 Just my steampunk ATC's.
These products were used on my ATC's and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Stencils - Sets # 10, #25,#28, #48
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio, Rustic Wilderness, Picket Fence, Black Soot, Speckled Egg, Ground Expresso, Rusty Hinge, chipped sapphire, seedless preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Evergreen Bough, Fossilized Amber, antiqued Bronze, Kitsch Flamingo
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Hickory Smoke, Rustic Wilderness, Walnut Stain
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Speckled Egg, Wild Honey, Rustic Wilderness, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pads - Black Soot, Ground Espresso
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Cracked Pistachio, Rustic Wilderness, Speckled Egg, Rusty Hinge, Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose