Jun 20, 2018

Tim Holtz Style 4th of July Patriotic Card

Sadly, today is my last post for Frilly and Funkie.  While I have loved being a part of one of THE most creative teams in all of blog land, I have made the difficult decision to step down.  We have had much more than our share of sickness in our family this year and I am wiped.  I truly appreciate each and every DT member and their inspiration and support for this last year.  And I am honored to have worked for Linda to represent The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.  And to my readers, thank you for your comments, love and prayers during this difficult season.  I hope to continue to provide inspiration for you here at SewPaperPaint, but just need to do it at a little slower pace for a while.  <3

And now onto today's inspiration, my patriotic card for our current Frilly and Funkie challenge, By Airmail.  Our hostess Zoe says, "I just love sending and receiving letters in the mail. And especially love the stamps, airmail stickers and postmarks that these letters pick up along the way. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic postal themed project. Think old fashioned aircraft, airmail stamps, post marks, postage stamps."

I snipped out part of a Found Relative card and distressed its edges to look like an old square photo.

I layered with little bits of postal paraphernalia that all have a very sentimental meaning to me.  The airmail stripes remind me of letters my husband sent me while he was in Iraq.  The crumpled letter addressed "Dear Sweetheart" reminds me of our correspondence. 

The Finnabair Mechanicals wings remind me of my Grandfather, a retired airman.  I tucked in a postal die and bits of vintage trims from my stash.  The USA letters are from an old church Sunday School sign (thanks Bonnie!)  You could definitely use Tim's Typography letters.  I added a Petal Lu poppy for remembrance.  Little bits of old postage are tucked here and there and an actual envelope I received from an old friend who passed away.  What a sentimental card this is!  I do hope you like it and will play along with our current challenge for a chance to win a $25 to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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Jun 17, 2018

Tim Holtz Tropical Handmade Flower Garden Card

This is the day that the Lord has made!  I hope you are well this Sunday morning.  I'm taking some much needed time away from work and our family is planning a little trip to the coast.  Thank you so much for your sweet comments and prayers.  Everyone is healthy again and I think some fun in the sun is just what the doctor ordered at this point.  Today's card features a flower I made for my friend Carol's Instagram party a while back.  She videoed me while we were together and shared it in her feed HERE.

The flower reminded me of this beautiful tropical plant I photographed last year at the beach so I decided to pair it with greens from the Tropical die set.  I played and played and ended up adding this sweet "garden club" lady who reminds me of someone special.  I cut the Archway die to frame her and layered with a piece of Worn Wallpaper.

My favorite part about making flowers like this one is that you don't need stamen!  

I was really pleased with this lush combination.  Mostly, with the colors I developed for the leaves.  I used a surprising combo of Bundled Sage and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide.  The flower was dyed with Wilted Violet and Milled Lavender.

My main background panel is watercolor paper with two opposite corners cut with Tim's new Mixed Media #5 thinlet die.  I wanted a subtle pattern, as not to compete with the flower.  To stain the edges I made a very watery bath of Wilted Violet then spritzed my paper heavily with water and ran the edges through the bath.  The ink bleeds inward and gives a lovely, soft edging.  I blotted with my baby wipe for an even softer look.  I lightly sponged a second sheet for a backing, then die cut the archway.  I added soft stamping in the other corners with Milled Lavender using the label from the Victorian stamp set.

I mounted my Small Talk sentiment onto scraps of the Worn Wallpaper and layered over Tim's beautiful crocheted lace.  And there you have it, Mrs. Lucy arranging her flowers in her garden club finery...

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Jun 14, 2018

Tim Holtz Dress Form Stamp Vintage Card and GIVEAWAY winner!

Hi again!  I'm back today with another Tim Holtz card I made with the many background pieces I worked on while at the lake with my bud Sara Emily.  Sara had tons of Tim's new stamps and shared them so generously with me.  I made this one particular background that I just loved so much.  It is the one in the upper right hand corner (that I mostly covered up).  I inked my panel with Frayed Burlap DI, then dipped in Antique Mahogany Distress Oxide.  This is my favorite new color of DOX!  It is just red enough and just brown enough and I love it so!  I embossed Tim's new Batik stamp over it in gold.

I dug and dug through my Tim Holtz paper pads and finally found a tiny section with some pink on it!  LOL!  I guess pink isn't Tim's favorite color, lol!  But I had pink and brown in mind and was determined!  I layered with a few buttons and a handmade flower.  This one is simply punched from scrap inky paper using the Spiky Floral punch.  I love this punch so much and it makes light work of flower making for sure.

I sponged a Quote Chip and layered with a printed ruler that came with a tiny sewing kit.  :)  I tucked a die cut doily in for contrast.

I needed some dimension, so I wrapped my bakers twine around my card three times and formed a loopy bow.  I embossed my dress form image in bronze powder onto a piece of the printed paper.  I sponged the area around the dress forms with both Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose inks to make the image pop.  I gave this card to my dear friend Bonnie for her birthday and she and I both thought the sponging resembled fabric, weird huh!?  I guess it's the stitched edge.  :)  I hope you like the design and will get your scraps out and play today. 

Now onto the winner of my 3rd blogaversary giveaway...

That's Becca Sadler!!!  Congratulations Becca and thanks so much for your sweet comment.  Please email me at teamclark@rocketmail.com with your address to claim your prize.

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