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

Rusty Mixed Media Canvas for Frilly and Funkie

Hello friends and visitors! I'm so happy you stopped by! Today I'm over at Frilly and Funkie where the Funkie part of the team is unveiling their rusty inspiration .  I have to admit I have a little bit of a  rust fetish, and I was delighted when our exceptionally talented and creative Autumn chose the theme  'A Little Rusty'.

"With the end of summer nearing, some of us have gotten a little rusty with our creating due to holidays and lazy days.  For this challenge let's break out a rusty color palette in preparation for fall.  Whether you take the challenge literally and use rusted metal a faux rust technique, or just the color in your vintage or shabby chic project - the choice is up to you!  We can't wait to see your creativity in full swing!"

Please forgive the long post. I thought I would share some of my rusty techniques. Of course, you can always just look at the pretty pictures if you like. Notice the smaller photos? You can click on them for a closer look. I have links to most of the products used at the end of this post.

At the center of my canvas is a favorite die cut--Tim's butterfly, which I actually created first after seeing this on Pinterest. (I couldn't find a link to give the origin credit for the photo.) The rest of my canvas came together quite quickly after starting on my butterfly--rust spreads.

I cut the butterfly from 110# card, and later wished I had used grungepaper. I painted it with Sea Glass DecoArt paint and Prima Patina Effects Mint Green. The Patina Effects gives it some of that crusty texture you get with rust. I spritzed with  Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Sweet Mint and when dry applied DecoArt Crackle paint.I allowed that to dry and gave the entire thing a watery wash of Prima Red Rust paste. I repeated the same steps on the reverse side. I used Prima Sculpture medium to help shape the wings, but a single staple helps to maintain it's posture. Lastly, I gave it  two coats of DecoArt Ultra Matte varnish to seal.


The frame is one of my most loved dies--Tim's Ornate Frame cut from a panel from my cat's carton of canned food. At 20 lbs., he eats a lot, so I have a huge supply of this perfectly sized chipboard. I gave it a coat of thick gesso, sprinkled on Prima Mini Art Stones and allowed it to dry. Next up a coat of black gesso followed by a thick coat of DecoArt Crackle glaze. I allowed this to dry overnight then painted with Viva Rusty Paper, Prima Red and Gold Rust Paste. I finished it with two coats of DecoArt Ultra Matte varnish to seal.

For the background, I cut  a cardboard box panel to size, coated with gesso and dried. I sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Sweet Mint. Using a palette knife, I randomly scraped on DecoArt Crackle paint not quite up to the edges and used Distress Grit paste around the edges. I layered on Viva Rusty Paper,  Prima  Brown and Red Rust pastes. I watered down the brown paste and swiped it on the crackle. I also added watered down DecoArt Media paint in Raw Sienna and Cobalt Teal Hue and some stamping using Distress Ground Espresso archival ink and Tim Holtz Ledger Script. Again, I finished it with two coats of DecoArt Ultra Matte varnish to seal. 

I also used the Prima Patina and Rust Effects paints to color my embellishments. The key and the gold mesh ribbon under it were included in the welcome package Linda sent when I joined the Design Team. Linda, owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique, not only treats every customer well with exceptional customer service, but with a surprise package in every order. She extends that same royal treatment to her Design Team! Thank you, Linda! I used the sculpture medium on the cheese cloth and 'barbed wire' made from string.

And finally, an appropriate Clippings sticker edged in Sepia archival ink to top it off.

I hope you were inspired in some way to make some rust of your own. Please stop by Frilly and Funkie to see even more inspiration from all of my Frilly and the Funkie teammates, and then it's over to you! Don't forget you'll have a chance to win a $25 gift card to The Funkie Junkie Boutique  just by playing along!  Be sure to read the challenge details on the blog.

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMPtember® Stamp It I used a script stamp on the background.

Many thanks for your visits and comments! I really do appreciate them, and hope to repay the visit before the week is over!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Here are the links to products I used that can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: