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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38 comments:

Jenny Marples said...

So many sentimental layers to this beautiful card Autumn that make it extra special. A huge thank you for being such a valued member of the Design Team over this past year xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

This is a perfect card for the theme Autumn, but what a shame it will be your last contribution to F & F! I am sure you will be sadly missed! So sorry to here life has been hard, but family always has to come first! Sending big hugs! xxx

Ann Barnes said...

Autumn, you will definitely be missed by the team I am sure, and also by your followers! Your beautiful creations always capture my attention. Your talent for layering and combining just the right elements is clearly shining in the gorgeous card! I love the sentimental meanings to all of these pieces, they truly make this all the more amazing! Definitely going out on top! Hugs to you, I hope that you can relax and recover! xx

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful project Autumn - sounds as though you have had a really character building year.. I've have a few of those recently, and now my eyes are telling me they are getting old and are behaving badly, so I may not be around much either in the short term... Hugs and prayers, dear friend. if I may call you that.
Blessings
Maxine

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This such a heartfelt project, Autumn. I love all the beautiful layers, the torn and crumpled edges, the stitching...layers and layers of creativity. You will be greatly missed on the team. Your work has always inspired me. I pray that you find the rest and recovery that you need. Wishing you all the best! xo

Suzanne C said...

Autumn I am so very sad to see you go! Your inspiration, creativity and beautiful art will be very much missed in the team! Your card is a fireworks grand finale as your last design team project! Love this beautiful celebration of the challenge done in a patriotic 4th of july style! Gorgeous and so many wonderful details!!!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is so pretty Autumn. Beautiful layers with lovely embellishments. I am so sorry to hear about the health issues - thinking about you.

wendy baysa said...

Wowzers, what a card!!! I love everything about it! all the tuck ins, details, colors, stitching, well everything! I will miss viewing your talented projects over on F&F but you have a blog follower for life :) xo xo

Jess M said...

A gorgeous project for your final post. I hope things get better. Keep making beautiful art.

Dorthe said...

Such gorgeous layers , beautiful in your flag-colors and love crumpled papers, fabric and envelopes used - so amazing Autumn-
Hugs, Dorthe xx

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Your last card is such a wondeful card, those layers, the festive air! I can see that you will be missed, but everyone will understand why.
I hope things will turn out well and will certainly keep following you.
All te best for you and our family, Autumn!

Lisa said...

Wow, Autumn, this is so amazing!! I love all of the layers and the sweet image!! The details you added are absolutely perfect and perfectly patriotic!! I'll miss seeing your F&F projects but I understand needing to slow down. You and your family are in my prayers, my friend. Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous, Autumn! I will miss your fabulous projects and inspiration. However, I will stalk your blog. Hope all works out and things improve at home. Hugs!

Kate Yetter said...

Such a beautiful and vintage patriotic card, Autumn! The frayed fabric and stitching make beautiful texture. I LOVE your card!

We all have seasons that prevent us from pursuing our hobbies as much as we would like but thankfully they are not for ever. I am sorry that your family is still dealing with sickness. I will be praying for you all. Get some rest and enjoy taking care of those you love.
Kate

froebelsternchen said...

Such a beautiful project dear Autumn!
Your style always is simply AMAZING!
I wish you all the best for you and the family ! Family always comes first ♥♥♥
Thank you very much for joining us at Try It on Tuesday ! Much appreciated!
Hugs, Susi

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful patriotic card, your collage work is wonderful and the image is so lovely! I am sure the F&F team will miss you very much, your projects were always so inspiring... I am so sorry to that you have had so much to deal with, with family sickness and can totally understand you needing to take a break. I hope things at home get back to normal soon for you and your family. Hugs, Anne xx

Barb Turpin said...

Gorgeous creation, as always, so much detail! You will be missed by many, hope to continue to see your creations on Bloglovin'! And hope life slows down for you for a bit!

Jane said...

Oh Autumn I'm so sad to hear that your dear family have been sick and you need to step down. Our families though always come first. Wishing them well. Sorry to see you stepping down at f and f but I will still enjoy seeing your fabulous work in Blogland. You are so talented and such a sweet kind person. Hugs xxx

Linda Kunsman said...

Gorgeous patriotic card Autumn!!! I'm sure you will be sorely missed at Frilly and Funky but you did right by putting your family first. I'll still be watching for your blog and Instagram posts:) All the best to you and your family!

Marty Fishman said...

Autumn, this is gorgeous as always with all of your layers and embellishments, and very patriotic. I do love how your crumpled paper and sewn borders make the perfect frame for those lovely layers and sentiments. I'm sorry this is your final F&F post, I will miss seeing your creations for that blog. I hope everyone is well on the road to recovery and that you take time to rest. Hugs, my friend!

Meggymay said...

It is a fantastic patriotic project. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
I hope all will be well for you and your family.
Yvonne

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, you've created a patriotic masterpiece of a card for your Frilly and Funkie Fairwell post! I'm loving the meaning behind each and every beautiful and well placed layer and embellishment. What a treasure of a card filled with so many memories!

I am so sad to see you leave your post with F&F, but totally understand the need to slow down and enjoy each and every moment you have with your lovely family. Here's hoping you are enjoying some R and R as we speak! Sending hugs your way!

craftytrog said...

Wow! Your card is just amazing Autumn! I love all the layers and different elements!
Alison xxx

Betty4 said...

You are in our prayers. I love your creations and will keep checking to see if you post. Post when you can. We'll be here waiting.

Mac Mable said...

Love how you did the photo to make it vintage looking. Wonderful layering and fabulous elements. Amazing and stunning patriotic card x You'll be missed at Frilly and Funkie but take time to be with the family x

Joan said...

Wow, what a fantastic piece of patriot art, love all the layers

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Challenge

Joan

Jackie P Neal said...

I saw this gorgeous piece over at F & F and it just blew me away! Again, the way you layer elements,just amazes me! They always work so beautifully!
Sorry to see you are stepping down as you provide so much inspiration. But I am sure you will keep us busy here at your blog. I am also happy to hear you are taking time off, I had no idea how you could be in so many places and not wipe yourself out!! Good for you girlie! Take time for you and heal your heart and soul,and body! We will always be around if you take off some needed time- you have so much too offer for us not to come back!
Prayers,hugs and love to you and yours Autumn! xo

Craftyfield said...

I loved reading about the embellishments you used and how meaningful they are to you, Autumn. It's beautifully designed card and a great hommage too.
I am sad to hear about your problems and your leaving this talented DT. But you are doing such a lot already, I don't know how you managed so far, even without real life interfering! Somehow, I feel you'll be back...

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your patriotic card - you have some lovely layers here and perfect air mail colours! So sorry to hear of your family problems, hopefully you will have the time you need now! I hope that all is resolved soon! Oops! Nearly forgot to say how pleased I am that you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

Marjut said...

Fonderful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

crafty-stamper said...

Such a beautiful card-full of memories-love all the added elements and embellishments and your reasons for including each one
Carol x
----Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
Carol DT x

Stefania Salmi said...

Oh my sweet friend, your projects are always enchanting and this last job for F & F is really amazing!
I am so sorry you leave F & F but I understand your reasons very well.
However I will follow you always and everywhere because you are my great inspirer and you give me so much courage.
A big hug

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I just love that crumpled style of clustering!

rachel said...

Amazing layered card Autumn - so sorry to read you have been having a bad year. Sending you huge hugs my lovely xx Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x

Monika Gulyas said...

Your card caught my eyes among the CVC entries!!! Beautiful patriotic collage!!! I'm sorry to read that you leave the Frilly and Funkie :-( But get some rest if you need! Big hugs!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Have been meaning to pay a visit here for a while but it just didn't happen til now. So sorry to hear about your family's illness Autumn and that you felt the need to step down from the DT. I know you will be missed but it is certainly understandable. I hope you are all feeling better now and that you are able to relax a bit.
This is such a stunning patriotic card! I love that you have layered so many sentimental pieces in there .. not just beautiful but so much meaning as well. Wishing you and your family all the very best for the 4th of July! hugs xx

Ellen said...

Great card, just love all the elements! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Cec said...

Perfect vintage card for the theme and for the time of year. I will miss you as part of this team but will continue to lurk around your blog so when you do post I can feast my eyes. You have been a delight to work with and a huge inspiration - thank you! Hugs! Cec

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