Monday, June 15, 2015

Fe Fi Faux Fum



Hello Friends!

I'm so happy you are visiting, and welcome to my latest followers!  I hope you will enjoy this post.

I made this card for my husband to celebrate Father's Day. He collects old clocks, so I knew I wanted to include clocks on his card.  (And I really wanted to enter Try It On Tuesdays Watches and Clocks challenge.)  I made this card with an old vintage feel to go with his steampunk/John Wayne box I made for him.




Linda Ledbetter at Studio L3  Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #30 challenges us to use Tim Holtz Faux Cracked Glass technique found on page 54 of his inspiring book  Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3. If for some reason you still don't own a copy you may order your own autographed copy here.  Linda Coughlin, owner of The Funky Junkie Boutique has generously donated a $25 shopping spree to her wonderful store to the lucky winner of this challenge.  And if you are the Curiosity Crew's Choice, you will win a brimming boxful of Tim's goodies compliments of Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi.  But everyone who enters is a winner, because we get to practice this rewarding technique!

It just so happens one of my favorite Mixed Media challenge blogs Mixed Media World, is hosting a Masculine/Father's Day challenge, so I get the pleasure of joining in with them, too! And of course, Sandy is hosting a Celebrations challenge at A Vintage Journey I wish to play along with.

I can't tell you how I did the Faux Cracked Glass technique, but there are full instructions in Tim's book.  I can tell you I had so much fun with it that I used it on 6 elements on my card!  Each one was done just a little differently, thanks to all the inspiration from the Curiosity Crew at CC3C. Be sure to visit each of their blogs for a real treat in glass!


My large clock is an acetate clock face from my stash.  This really is my favorite element, and I love how it appears to be illuminated from within. I gave the face some dimension by making a cardboard ring for it to sit up on.  This was given it's grungy look with texture paste, Wow! embossing powder, Black Glint, and Distress Paint, Black Soot.

 

The clock and hands are Tim's Weathered Clock die and 3 layers of chipboard.  I used texture paste, Tim Holtz Ranger Crackle paint, Black Soot, various Distress paints, and metallic wax rubs to get a different grungy look.


I used the technique on a glass watch crystal for the larger watch face.  The image is Tim Holtz--The Journey, inked in Archival on white paper, and distressed with Distress inks.  I edged it with an altered neck chain from my stash--alcohol ink and paint to age the chain.


 It was very difficult to capture the cracks on this; better seen in this shot although blurry; I only have my Iphone.

The small watch also got the  treatment, and I added some Ranger Stream alcohol ink to the reverse side.  This is a plastic watch crystal, and I found it did not take the technique as well.  But I still love the time worn result.  The clock image was given to me by a friend, and inked with Archival and stamped on white paper distressed with Distress inks. I used yet another smaller bead chain from my stash, also altered as before.


I used Tim's Faux Cracked Glass technique on two vaccination bottles from my stash.  These don't come with corks, so I topped them off with a metal bead from yet another ball and chain from my stash after filling the altered bottles with clear seed beads. To get the bluish cast, I put a drop of Stream alcohol ink and a squirt of Ranger Blending Solution in the bottle and swirled it around 'til it finally dried or evaporated 2 days later!  Yet another look from the technique!  Clue: I tried a different base ingredient, and it gives a wonderful chunky and bubbly glass effect like really old glass!



Lastly I tried the Faux Cracked Glass on Tim's filmstrip ribbon.  Again, plastic, and it doesn't take as well.  But I still love the old grungy look.  Afterward, I used my heat gun to give the filmstrip a little flair, and then decided to stamp a Cloud 9 sentiment on it.  Note to self--it is easier to stamp on a flat surface than a curled one!




I used "Great Things Take Time" from Idea-ology Small Talk, because as a father of two 16 year-olds who are a work in progress, I wanted to remind my husband they are not "finished" yet. As any parent of teenagers knows, it is very frustrating at times when you think they should "get it" by now.  So not a traditional Father's Day sentiment, but he will understand the underlying meaning.


I was inspired by Deb Riddell of Paxton Valley Folk Art with her stunning Flower Garden Thank You card, and her use of Tim's Crocodile Layering stencil, in making my black background paper. I broke mine out and used it with texture paste, Stampin' Up embossing powder, Midnight Black and Distress paints to get my faux leather look. Thank you, Deb!


My wood textured background was made using the wax paper resist technique and a Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fade, and Distress inks and paints. Then I used a TCW Woodgrain stencil, texture paste, and Distress paints, stains and inks.  I gave it a splatter of water down Black Soot Distress paint.

The Hardware Findings and faux iron bars holding the bottles are made from card stock (3 layers for the hinge), texture paste, Distress paints, and metallic wax.  I used a tiny bit of Meadow alcohol ink and Cloisonne granules on the hinge.  The "galvanized screws" are hole punches and Brushed Pewter Distress paint, and the indention is made with my nail.  The "iron nails" are card stock, texture paste and Tim's crackle paint in Black Soot.






I would like to enter my card into the following inspiring challenges:

Mixed Media World MMW#4 "Masculine/Father's Day"

Try It On Tuesday "Watches and Clocks"

Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #30

A Vintage Journey "Celebrations"

SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges "The Ravages of Time" June Challenge  I hope my metal clocks will be considered Steampunky enough!

Craft Stamper Take It Make It June Challenge 'Take a Technique' Texture

Mixed Media Card Challenge #12 "Collage"


Thank you for visiting today and leaving one of your awesome comments!  I read each one, and they really make my day! Hugs and Blessings!

Sara Emily

114 comments:

  1. WoW! Sara...I have not seen more detailed masculine card! This is just mind blowing...I love that big clock with all its textures, it really looks woody! The different treatments on the glass look awesome...I hope to own that book soon to understand better and take part in the joy! Some much grunge and texture to make a man happy. I can't agree more on the "perfect" sentiment for a father of teenagers. Just too good Sara...am sure he is going to cherish and love this wonderful gift from you, with loads of yumminess and a hidden strong but TRUE message! Big hugs my crafty friend.

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    1. Rupa, you are such a SWEET HEART! I just want to let you know I replied to your message right away after visiting your blog, but Internet went out just as I hit Publish button, so here I am over a week later...Thank you so much for your lovely words! I've been back to read them when I need encouragement! Hugs!

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  2. Duhhhh huh? This is a masterpiece and so many lovely delish ways to use the cracked glass technique! Sara doll, you have outdone yourself once again and I am amazed by everything my eyes are drinking in! I wish I was in your brain while you created this amazeballs, amazeballs piece! We need to meet IRL and have a loooong discussion about techniques. Wowzers little lady! Hugz to you muffin. ~Niki

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    1. Oh yeah DT mode now: Thanks so much for joining in with us at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk Challenge! :)

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    2. Ha! Ha! There you go, I'm still laughing even though it's over a week later since you wrote this! Sorry, I'm WAY behind! would love to meet in real life! It would be AMAZEBALLS to sit and craft and LAUGH!! Hugs, Punkin!

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    3. Congrats on your win at CC3C Sara doll! Whohoooo!

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    4. WHAAAATTT???? I gotta go see this! Thank you, Punkin! You just made my day, week, month! Mwah!

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  3. It's a wowser Sara! Love the techniques you have used, lots of beautiful details and yummy textures! Thanks for joining us at TioT challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lucyna! You made my day!

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  4. Oh, wowzers, this is definitely veeeery steampunky from my point of view, Sara!!!! ;)

    Love all the aged looking elments and surfaces! Your card looks gigantic and as if it had been lying on the ground of the ocean for ages! LOVE it!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

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    1. Thank you so much, Claudia! It is a rather large card...I needed lot's of space to get it all on, and my husband always tells me my work is too cluttered. It pained me to make it look like this, but it WAS for him!

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  5. AMAZING project! Thank you for joining
    Try It On Tuesday "Watches and Clocks"

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    1. Wow, thank YOU, Susi, for this amazing compliment!

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  6. OMG, Sara, this is one of the best steampunk masculine cards I've ever seen! The faux cracked glass technique at it's best! I am pretty much speechless, my dear and totally blown away by this fantastic masterpiece! All I want to do is touch that amazing surface and those wonderfully aged clocks! Your husband is a lucky man! He is going to treasure this awesome piece of art! BRAVO, my lovely!
    Huge hugs!
    Branka xxx

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    1. Awww, thank you, Branka! You always find the nicest things to say, and now my head is 10x bigger than it should be! I hope you are doing well, my dear! Hugs!

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  7. Wow, Sara, this is an over-the-top Father's Day card for your husband! He is going to flip over it! Amazing detail and wonderful use of the faux cracked glass technique! Every detail is so incredible! Thanks for much for joining us for this challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! What fun it was to try this technique on pretty much everything! Fun, fun!

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  8. He will love this! I love all the texture and details...fantastic job!

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  9. Beautiful card! The texture is amazing!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and lovely comment, Camille!

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  10. Sarah, this is absolutely STUNNING - love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

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  11. Wow Sara this a huge world of special! sooooooo many details to admire, it must have taken you ages! I absolutely love it, it's great to have you over at MMW and the best of luck ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Wow, Donna, what a wonderful compliment! It is my pleasure to get to join in the fun at Mixed Media World! Hugs!

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  12. Hey Sara, just love this!! Your elements are fabulous - they look crusty and old and feel so right. Great job on this one and thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

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    1. Hi Sandy, Looks like you keep getting lucky to get my blog to comment on! And I'm so happy and lucky you did! Your comments always make me feel so special!

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  13. So cool! Old and corroded and rusty! I can't believe this is a card, it has such dimension to it, your hubby will love it. Thanks for joining us at SASPC this month! Have a grand day!

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    1. Awww, thank you, Maura! What a huge compliment! Hugs!

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  14. First off...hahahaaaa I love the title!! You had me re-reading and cackling aloud!1
    Next, You are too freakin amazingly creative for words!! This card should be mounted on canvas or behind a frame-utterly cool-I say!!
    I get the whole message and how it relates to 16 year olds...but in my experience with 2 sons, it took a longer than I had anticipated for them to "get it" so hold tight! heehee Seriously,mine are 28 & 30 now and absolutely the best sons in the world!!

    Back to that card, I will have to bookmark this page so I can go over it again and again-I just love it Sara!! So well done ~Bravo!! xo

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    1. Hi Jackie, I'm happy you "got" my title. And I'm happy you dropped in and left this wonderful praise! Now my head is too big to fit through the door. so relieved to hear there is some light at the end of the teen tunnel. I'm hangin' as tight as I can! Some days I lose my grip!

      You are such a sweet heart...thank you for all your visits to my blog and really making my day! Hugs!

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  15. Me again, Sara!

    Thank you so much for those lovely, lovely words on my blog!!!!! Mwah! X
    Claudia xxx

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  16. Hi Sara ! This project is really fabulous with fantastic textures. The clock looks stunning. Love your techniques. Brilliant! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar x

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    1. thank you so much, Margik! I'm so happy you like my card!

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  17. Wow Sarah, I think I am actually speechless! This is one of the most amazing masculine projects I've seen! I have zoomed in again and again on every image and I'm still finding new bits of texture and details that have me wishing I was a fly on the wall of your closet! Your clocks are freaking awesome, that crackled acetate cover make it look about a billion years old! WOW! Your backgrounds are amazing and I love the little bottles with the faux straps! I've pinned it, pinned it again and saved every image to my inspiration folder!! You have really knocked it out of the park my friend!!

    While I'm here, let me add what a treat it is to see that you are joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Watches/Clocks' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. And Wow, back, Pamellia! I'm so impressed that I impressed YOU! You are such an inspiration to ME! Thank you for really making my day, and for giving me a big fat head! Big Hugs!

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  18. Wow. Stunning Card,so much detail and texture. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog earlier x.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind words! Your work is so inspiring!

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  19. Wonderful job! You used the technique all over the place. It gave your lid so much texture and brought out some interesting colors...

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    1. Hi Clareene! Thank you so much! It's funny, I tried duplicating the larger clock face, and of course, I can't get it to look even close in color! What's that about? Sometimes I just need to quit while I'm ahead!

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  20. Oh wow, so many elements covered in lush details... how do you have the patience for something like this? I like what you have done to the centre of the clock and all that beautiful ageing. You do vintage masculine so well, and I think this is my new favourite piece of yours. So brilliant... hugs huni xx

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    1. Aww, thank you, Georgie! Your comment makes my day! I hope you are having a good day, too! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Rea'! Love your light bulb!

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  22. oh wow...what a cool card for you hubby...he will have bragging rights forever!!! Awesome job on the crackle technique! THanks for playing along with us at CC3C!

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! And how special to have you visit--I don't believe I've ever had the honor of your visits before! Welcome!

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  23. Wooooow it' so cool!!!!! So old, so vintage.....like everythimgs!!!!!!

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    1. Oh, my Gosh, Cristinia! I just stopped by your bog and was blown away by your awesome June Tim Tag! Amazing! Talk about vintage! And COOL! Wow! So a huge thank you for your generous praise here!

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  24. Sara....this Father's Day card is a true labor of love and work of art! For someone who loves vintage clocks, this truly is a masterpiece! I ADORE your Tim die cut clock face and all of the surrounding antiqued and faux crackled time piece faces. WOW! Such a gorgeous use of this technique. I also love all of your textural grunge that totally gives the illusion of rusted, pitted and weathered metal pieces. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Wow, Candy, thank you for such generous praise! Oh, so you are a vintage clock person, too? Love them, but had to shut them all down, because it was a circus in here at noon and midnight! Ha! Ha!

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  25. Gosh Sara, I don't have words to say except WOW. I thought I was doing good with mixed media, though learning, this is the icing on the cake, it's oh gosh just gorgeous. Also my dear dad collected clocks too but now he is in a nursing home all of his favourite things are gone...sadly...thanks for popping in to see me as well.x

    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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    1. Hi, Annie! Sorry to hear about your Dad being in a nursing home..it makes me so sad! I'm happy you like my card, though, and your comment really brightened my day! Hugs!

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  26. this is soooo cool!!! thanks so much for playing along with us at MMCC :)

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    1. Thank you kindly! I'm happy to be able to join in!

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  27. A great card and a brilliant blog post, thank you so much for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee

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    1. Wow! thank you two times! I appreciate it!

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  28. Gorgeous! So much fabulous texture. Love how you have attached the bottles. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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    1. Thank you very much, Marjie! It is always fun to try the techniques you inspire us with at CC3C!

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  29. It's not one technique what makes this card outstanding, it's the sum of 100 little things together. It's a pleasure for the eyes to discover all the details, layers and texture. Thumbs up for this stunning card.xoxo Elly :)

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    1. Wow, Elly; this a day maker for me coming from you! Thank you so much!

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  30. This is an awesome card - especially for a clock lover. The cracked glass technique is fabulous. The timepieces, bottles and fixings look amazing and your textures are stunning. I love your choice of sentiment. As the mother of three supposedly grown up daughters, it certainly rings true for Father's Day xx

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    1. Tee, Hee! You really gave me a giggle with your last line! Thank you for your beautiful comment!

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  31. what a cool project Sara! love all the 'metal' and cracked glass on bottles and watches - such a creative design! Thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx

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    1. Julia, thank you for this encouraging comment! It made my day!

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  32. FAB Sara Emily!! Your hubbie is going to love this!!!! I think the large clock face is my favorite element of this creation, too! But really, looking at all of the details--I love it all!!! :) :) And Hey--you've gotta try the cracked glass technique on everything!! It's a fun technique, and it's easy and you've got to see what it will 'take' on and what it won't! :) Just a fab creation through & through!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thank you for your visit, Shari, and really sweet comment! He did love it!!! I really had a fun time trying this technique, and it looks like everyone else did, too! Hugs!

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  33. Wonderful project - absolutely LOVE all of your techniques for this intricate, fascinating piece! WOW! xxx Lynn

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    1. Thank you so much, Lynn! I'm so happy you stopped in for a visit! Hugs!

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  34. The texture in this card is scrumptious...just so deliciously old and vintage looking. And did you know I have a "thing" for rustic clocks? If I let myself, I would fill my house up with them. The cracked glass on the film strip ribbon is so clever...I love how that looks. And of course, the main clock is amazing. It really does look like a lighted dial. Magic fingers.....you have magic fingers, my friend! xo

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    1. Well, Kathy, it does not surprise me that you have a thing for old clocks...we are cut from the same cloth! You are so generous with your praise! Made my day! Hugs!

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  35. Wow Sara! So much detail and the overall texture is stunning! Another great project!

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  36. Wow this is amazing! I bet your husband will love it! Thanks for sharing your creation at the MMCC!

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    1. Thank you so much! He did love it!!!

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  37. Absolutely stunning, Sara - the various clocks are all amazing - from the large textured die-cut to all those wonderful glassy faces, cracked or otherwise. A really fabulous vintage masculine make. Great to have you join us at A Vintage Journey as always.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Alison! This is such a heart felt compliment, and I greatly appreciate it, and the time you take to visit. I know you are very busy! Hugs!

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  38. This is an absolutely phantastic piece of art!! Love, love, love it!
    I´ll follow you, to see your next fabulous creations :-)
    xx Evelyn

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    1. Aww, thank you, Evelyn! I hope I don't disappoint you! Your compliment is very much appreciated! And Welcome! Hugs!

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  39. Love this ..... so much amazing detail and great texture! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  40. Wow, this is an absolutely masterpiece! Sara, I am delighted to be visiting you today... I fear I became a bit behind as life threw some trying times my way! I continue to be left in awe by the work of mixed media masters like ourself. The texture is incredible, the design impeccable, and every technique is done with perfection. I am sure your husband will treasure this forever. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Wow, Karen, you just knocked my socks off with this lovely comment! My husband did love the card! I hope trying times are subsiding! Hugs and many blessings!

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  41. Wow, this is just incredible! I loved clicking on the photos and getting a really good close-up look at the details. What a wonderful masculine piece. Amazing!

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    1. Wow, thank you, Annette! I'm so happy you like it!

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  42. Wow it makes me breathless. That looks so amazing. Your surface treatment looks great. I love it!
    Greetings
    Sabine

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    1. Thank you, Sabine! What a fabulous compliment! Hugs!

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  43. Gorgeous project! Love the details, thank you for sharing with MMCC!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deepti! That means a lot to me!

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  44. FABulous textures and layers Sara! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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    1. Thank you! And I'm so happy to be able to join in with you at Mixed Media Card Challenges!

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  45. I totally thoroughly enjoyed reading about all the techniques and all I can say is clap clap clap - hats off to u. So many fun textures and details. Thanks for sharing this at MMCC

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much, Kripa! What a wonderful compliment!

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  47. OMG, I can't believe I missed this up till now, totally amazing Sarah, I love it to pieces!!! Thanks so much for adding this beauty to AVJ's celebrations challenge!!!

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    1. Thank you, Astrid! This means so much to me!

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  48. Totally adore this Sara! Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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    1. I'm so happy you like it, Jenny! Thank you for dropping in a leaving these lovely words!

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  49. I am really sure your husband love his Father's Day card! Oh I just think all the texture and vintage charm is amazing and love it! Thank you for sharing with us at AVJ.

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    1. Thank you so much, Terry! Yes! He loved it!

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  50. Sara -- Just saw this on the CC3C challenge #30. Congrats on your win -- So very, very, very well-deserved. Amazing details from the edgings you used around your clock faces, the crackle details, and the colored glass beads in the jar. Stunning. I know how hard it is to photograph these types of projects. I'm sure it's even more amazing in person. Love it!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you, Mary Elizabeth! It is great to see you blogging again, and I love your work! What an incredible surprise for me yesterday! Hugs!

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  51. Congrats on your CC3 #30 Win Sara Emily!! WOO HOO!!!! Luckyyyyy!! :) :) Enjoy that Tim & Mario goodie package!! :) :) What a way to end June and start July!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thank you, Shari! Your support means so much to me! And, boy your 4th of July tag sure looks like a winner to me for # 31! Hugs to you!

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  52. Gee... I've been missing so much wonderful vintage goodness over here and what a stunning piece! There's no surprise this was a Winner Sara. What can I say its been beautifully aged. Love it!!! Karen.x

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    1. Awww, Karen, you are such a sweetie! Thank you so much! I had so much fun making this, and was thrilled and so honored to win! Happy you were able to visit and that you like my card.

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  53. Wooooo Hooooo! BIG Congratulations on your soooooo well deserved winn, my lovely friend! Your card is best of the best! I am so happy for you! It was not a surprise for me, you outdid yourself with this one! Spectacular!
    Huge hugs!
    Branka xxx

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    1. Awww! thank you, Branka! I really appreciate your support! And many big hugs back to you!

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  54. This is an outstanding project Sara...wonderful textures,colours and design..fabulous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  55. This is absolutely stunning I love what you have done with the clocks one of my loves!!!! x

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  56. Lovely. When I first saw the picture I thought it was a piece of wall art. It is so much more amazing to realize all of that scrumptious detail is on the small surface of a card. Awesome!

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