Jun 11, 2018

Garden Bees Tim Holtz Botanical Distress Oxide Card


Hiya friends!  I hope you had a chance to see my foiling tutorial and cards at Frilly and Funkie this weekend.  If not, make sure to hop on over HERE for a closer look.




Today's card was just a bit of wild play with some favorite Tim Holtz products.  I started with an inky background panel I made with Sara Emily at the lake.  This one was inked with Frayed Burlap DI and Fossilized Amber DOX.  I stamped the ledger in Walnut Stain DOX and the leaves from Tim's new Botanical stamp in Fossilized Amber, then sponged the edges of the panel with Vintage Photo DOX.


I fussy cut the Garden Illustrations image, which I had embossed in Watering Can, then watercolored it with a variety of DIs.  I inked up a little tag and stamped it with an older stamp from Tim's Floral Tattoo set (an all time favorite).  I used Fossilized Amber to stamp and spritzed the rubber before making the impression.  I love the effect it gives!


I added lots of messy stitching with my machine.  I have finally got my machine settings figured out to work on paper consistantly.  The trick for me is using a longer stitch length.  And definitely sew a single layer of paper at a time.


I used Tim's numbers over layers of tissue tape.  Oh I love these!


Now, most of these stamps belong to SE and I used them while I was with her.  And neither of us have the new Entomology set.  So I dug through my stash of vintage wood mounted stamps and found this little beauty.  I die cut the honeycomb from the MM thinlets to coordinate with him.


All these years I didn't realize there was a small talk set that wasn't for holidays - doh!  I just picked up the small talk sentiments and love them so much, especially this phrase.  I really needed this reminder and hope you did too and will be encouraged.  Just remember, we're not there yet, but at least we're on our way...



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26 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Very impressive visually and I love the sentiment!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A beautiful display of how you can still layer without adding too much bulk. I do love examining your techniques up close Autumn as you give us such treats to discover. The Flowers have been given just the right amount of colour to make them blend in with everything else around them and the stitching holds it all together so creatively. Powerful but true words to start each wonderful day.
Thank you for sharing dear.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Autumn this is such a delight for the eyes, and so much detail in there to enjoy. Yes, Phil 1:6 is my in my signature at SCS - a reminder that God isn't finished with me yet!
Blessings
Maxine

Helen Wallace said...

So much to love about this gorgeous card. The layering, the stamping, the muted tones and that perfect bee, all combine on this lovely card. So inspiring.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is amazing, Autumn!! I love all of the gorgeous details and the colors!! That sentiment is beautiful!! What a stunning card, I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Paula Cheney said...

beautiful card Autumn. Love the flowers over the tag with the stitching...so pretty.

Dorthe said...

Such beautiful card- I love your embossed flower, and the layers you did- also the spritzed stamp made a gorgeous result on the tag. I too have problems sewing on paper, Autumn, will try the only one layer :-)Hugs, Dorthe

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card Autumn, the colour tones are superb, the flowers look gorgeous and the bee looks so perfect on the honeycomb. Your stitching looks amazing too! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

A great card Autumn, love the background and all the little details, especially the stitching.
Avril xx

simo said...

Beautiful card Autumn...love the colours and the layering...as always you did an amazing job my friend!!! Hugs xxx

Linda Manning Findley said...

another total winner Autumn ... just love your work all the layers and colors are perfect

Christina Sedor said...

Beautiful card Autumn. Love all the layers and details xx

Mac Mable said...

So love how you've 'wild played' and what amazing results. Great colours and techniques to produce a unique and glorious project.....Wonderful sentiment too x

Jenny Marples said...

This new card is truly delicious Autumn! I can almost taste the honey dripping from the honeycomb corner and smell those sweet, fragrant flowers xx

Wanda Hentges said...

A really gorgeous card, Autumn!!!!!!!!

Ann Barnes said...

Autumn, this is truly a beautiful card! I love the mixed media cutout and those gorgeous colors overlaid. I just love the composition of this card, it’s pure eye candy! Hugs to you, ~Ann. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Autumn, this is beautiful! I can hear the bees humming and smell the fresh honey! I love your artwork!

Kate Yetter said...

I am loving the vintage color tones on this card. The flowers and honeycomb is my favorite. And of course the stitching. This is beautiful, Autumn.
Kate

Marty Fishman said...

What a stunning card, Autumn! Your background is perfect - love the colors and your stamping. The bee and honeycomb are awesome. I love love love your stitching, you did a great job and it just adds so much to the overall project. Your flowers are pretty and love the blue embossing. This is such a beautiful project. Hugs :-)

Candy C said...

Autumn...this card is gorgeous. Every little detail is so perfectly placed. Love the colors. Love the layers. A perfect artful cart!

Paper Wishes said...

This card is gorgious, just love all your background work and the colours. The little bee is perfect on it. Great when you find an oportunity to use a long neglected stamp. LOVE this card, thanks for sharing so much detail. x Amanda

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful! Love the details!

Sara Barker said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this work of art, Autumn! You have colored those blossoms beautifully and your little bee looks right at home over the honeycomb--brilliant composition! Why didn't I think of that??? You are simply amazing! Hugs!

Katie Lamb said...

This is stunning

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card absolutely love it all the beautiful flower stamp the Bee,the die cut honeycomb and fabulous background
Carol x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful piece, adore the background and the flower focal imagery. Beautifully layered elements. Tracy ❤️

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