Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mixed Media Bird Card- Scrapy Land Challenge # 74

Hello friends and visitors! Today marks the start of a new Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. I've made a simple card for my sister's birthday using just two dies and three mixed media products.

I used Sizzix Paper Cut Bird Thinlit die and cut it twice from white card. I fussy cut the bird from one of the die cuts and adhered it to a second piece of card. I coated it with gold crackle paste and when dry colored it with Distress Crayons. The second die  cut was colored with Distress Oxides. My background is a piece of chipboard from my cat's canned food box which I applied the gold crackle paste to and colored with Distress Crayons. I popped up both die cuts for a bit of dimension, yet the card is flat enough for easy mailing. If you like to use bird die cuts on your projects, Scrapy Land has plenty--just click HERE to see the selection.

Here's how I pop up intricate dies like this: apply dots of Liquid Pearls to the back, let dry and then apply a bit of glue to the dots and adhere to background. To pop up larger pieces like the bird, I simply use a scrap of chipboard adhered to the back, a trick I see used quite a bit by other bloggers.

I added my birthday sentiment -- Penny Black Splendid Wishes --  inside the card, since the front is so busy. I cut this from heavy card and applied crackle paste and Distress Crayons as I colored the bird. For contrast and interest, I colored the inside card with DOX. While this die is no longer available there a plenty of other birthday sentiment dies available in the shop.

That's it for me today! Now it's over to you! I hope you'll take a minute to stop by the blog to see all the beautiful inspiration from my teammates. Why not play along for a chance to win one of two $10 gift cards to Scrapy Land? Or you could be chosen as a Design Team winner, Top Pick or Honorable Mention! I can't wait to see what you will create! Just remember to use at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells in the shop to qualify for prizes!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Shimmer and Shine

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Finders Keepers Metallic Mixed Media Autumn Canvas For Frilly and Funkie

Hello friends and visitors! It's time for the Funkie side of Frilly and Funkie to unveil their projects for Kathy's chosen challenge theme-- 'To Everything There is a Season'. Fall is my favorite season, so creating this canvas came quite naturally.

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year.  Brilliant leaves, fall flowers,  crisp blue skies, and migrating geese fill the season with a sense of wonder and anticipation  You're invited to create a vintage or shabby chic project that captures the beauty of fall.  You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to create it in the shabby chic or vintage style and be sure to use fall (not Halloween) images and colors.

I really started my canvas with the focal point. Surprisingly, I owned Tim Holtz Layered Leaf die and embossing folder for quite some time and never opened it! It's now my favorite die! I colored my leaves with Distress crayons over Prima Gold Crackle texture paste. Adding alcohol inks (Terra Cotta, Butterscotch, Bottle, and Cranberry) adds even more depth of color. It's hard to believe these leaves started as manila office file folders!

The next two shots are the same leaf--one taken in natural outdoor light, and the other at my kitchen table. I really love how you can see the alcohol inks pooling  in the recesses in the second photo.

I tried to mark the progression of summer into fall, by coloring and crinkling my leaves from just turning colors to getting really deep and crunchy as they do just before they fall.

Initially, I started on another background and threw my leaves on a small Distress oxide mop up card on my worktop. It reminded me of leaves falling through a late summer sky. I ditched the first background and made a new background using Fossilized Amber and Broken China DOX. I splattered with Walnut Stain and and edged with Frayed Burlap inks.

I made my canvas out of a cardboard panel cut to size, covering the edges with contractor's tape. To color the tape, I used Distress paints--Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge and the same alcohol inks I used on the leaves. The 'frame' is made from Metallic Kraft Stock, embossed with Tim's Roses embossing folder. I sanded the raised areas and colored with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress crayons and alcohol inks to match the edges.

A mop up card scrap and a Quote Chip colored with Fossilized Amber DOX  and Distress Vintage Collage Medium and edged in Walnut Stain ink finish off my seasonal canvas.

A lot of shadows at the kitchen table, but I really liked the look--reminds me of the deeper shadows you see in the fall.

I hope you've found some inspiration here. For more  seasonal inspiration, please visit the blog to see what my Frilly and Funkie teammates have made for you! Then it's over to you! Remember you'll have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the shop just for playing along! And the Design Team will pick their Top 4, too!

I'm sharing with these challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Garden Party Shabby Card - Scrapy Land Anything Goes #73

Hello friends and visitors! Welcome to my second post for today, quite different from my first rusty one HERE. It's time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land, and today I have an all purpose card full of die cuts and frills for you!

For my layers, I chose one of my newest Thinlits dies by Sizzix--Stitched Rectangles . While the shop doesn't have this die set, they carry a lovely set by Tutti-Designs.  I used a punch for my tags. My papers are some oldies from my stash. I applied gesso to the kraft corrugated board backing.


My sweet butterfly is Poppystamps Theo Butterfly, sadly no longer available in the shop. But the shop carries so many  other butterfly dies. Backing the butterfly is one of my favorite Memory Box dies Chloe Stem.

My small handmade flowers are cut from Sizzix Small Tattered Florals Thinlits dies. The beautiful large blossom at the center of my cluster is a gift from my good friend Niki (Pawsitively Creative) who has been setting the blogging community on fire with her amazing and creative artwork. (Check out her tophats!) Greenery is Tattered Lace Ornate Leaves. You will find many leaves dies on the virtual shelves of Scrapy Land to complete your project.

I never tire of including these Ferns by Frantic-Stamper in my designs. This time I've heat embossed them with Shabby White Frantage powders.

Poking out from between the layers is Quinn Flourish from Memory Box.

Peeking out from underneath is Garden Gate by Spellbinders and Palace Oval Frame by Memory Box, also embossed with Frantage.

And inside I was inspired by my good friend Kathy Clement (Kathy By Design) to make a little pocket to include a gift. I've added another sweet butterfly and a Tim Holtz quote.

Flowers, stems, greenery, twine, and butterfly were all colored with Distress Oxides and inks.

I hope you have found some inspiration here, and there's always plenty more inspiration at Scrapy Land challenge blog! I hope you'll pop over there to see all the beautiful projects made just for you by my teammates! And then it's over to you! Won't you play along to be in it to win one of two generous gift certificates to the shop? We hope you will!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Country View Challenges - September 2017 - Metal Not very obvious, but the metal is my gold embossing powder on the ferns and oval frame.
Creative Artiste-Challenge #30- "Anything Mixed Media Goes"  I used gesso, inks, Oxides and embossing powders.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Stamp It My stamped quote is inside.
Mixed Media World-MMW#28: AMMG with a Twist (Moodboard) Inspired by the last photo with the delicate leaves and the dewdrops and green in the top middle. Beautiful mood board!
Mixed Media Place- August challenge Inspired by so much in this board--the pinks, the dewdrops, the flowers, the layered rooftops (reflected by my layers), the gird of the calendar (my fence) and the movement of the books pages.
Mixed Media and Art-August challenge Inspired by the greens, the layers, the twig wreath, and the shabby bench.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments! I love reading them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily