Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Grungy Tag


Hello! I'm so happy you stopped by! I have a super grungy tag to share with you today for Teri's Industrial Grunge challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog. I was in my happy place making this and got to use up a lot of leftover bits and pieces from my 'grungy bits' box. 

I started with a black tag and embossed it with Mechanics 3D embossing folder. I smeared it with Prima's Metallique Rich Copper, Charcoal Black and Patina Green Matte Waxes. I embossed with Emerald Creek's  Hammered Metal and Chunky Rust and Patina Oxide Baked Texture powders using smears of Prima Matallique Light Patina Paint to hold the powders in place.  Finally I dripped with rust paint. These colors and powders were also used in various combinations along with Pitch Black Impasto paint on Tim Holtz gear, Scroll and Seth Apter die cuts.

The gentleman's photo from the Found Relatives pack got lots of  age and grungy goodness from Distress Crazing and crayons and some watery rust paint. 

A Crochet die cut piece and other paper bits were in my stash, unused leftovers from previous projects. The tag was actually recycled from a grungy project I made years ago. That's a recycled button from an old shirt on there and there's a piece of an old shoe string tying it off.

An altered wooden gear and a twist of recycled rusty wire finish off my fun tag. It was a good time getting grubby and dirty with paper and paint instead of in the garden for a change.

I'm happy to share with these challenges;

Thanks so much! Sara Emily

Saturday, March 12, 2022

CAS Sympathy Card

Hello, again!  I had the sad need for a sympathy card a while back for an unexpected loss of a young extended family member. I think this was the biggest struggle to make--sympathy cards are always the hardest for me, but when it is combined with a sudden loss of one so young, it's almost impossible. I think you can understand why I haven't posted it yet.

CAS design does not come easy for me; neither does ink blending or restraint with paint splatters. So here's a four in one 'struggle' card, so fitting for Suzz's  Rather Blustery Day challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog. Thanks so much for taking the time to look! Hugs!

Also sharing with these challenges:

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

She Was a Lucky Woman


Hello! It's been a while since I've been able to play with my craft supplies, but I really wanted to play along in the Mixed Media challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, since my crafty love is mixed media. Laura says to create "a mixed media piece about or for someone or something you love". I made this tag to celebrate "us" on St. Patrick's day, including some green for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp. The colors remind me of the season's changing colors from dull browns with pops of rich greens as the trees unfurl their new leaves.

Tim Holtz' clock stencil and crackle paste (love!) add texture to the background. I removed the stencil and when the paste is dry, added color with watery paint: Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  I replaced the stencil and applied Resist spray. When that was dry, I added the green: Mowed Lawn Oxide spray and Rustic Wilderness spray stain. The paper doll (I love Tim's paper dolls) is colored with these same green colors in inks. The ribbon was tied onto the little gift pack Linda includes in her orders, and I just added some gold paint to it.

Splotches of metallic gold/silver are added with Aged Taupe embossing enamel. I just swipe a bit of liquid from the embossing dabber with my finger on the tag/clover and sprinkle with the powder and heat.

The shamrocks are cut and embossed with Lucky Love Impresslit from paper colored with a combination of Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness inks, sprays and Oxide spray, then edged with Vintage Photo ink. I altered part of a Halloween Quote Chip with Rustic Wilderness embossing glaze and a bit of the embossing enamel and paired it with a Clippings Sticker to tell the story.

That's all for me today! It was fun to finally create again, and I'm happy to share the outcome with you and these challenges:    

The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog For the Love of Mixed Media   
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Add Some Green                                                                            Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add A Die Cut