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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

De-stressing with distressing

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!!!

It's that time again!!! Today starts the new challenge with the Funkie Junkie Boutique and I'm the Host!

Join us over on the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog HERE.

The new challenge is called "De-stressing with distressing"

The object is share a project with your favorite ways of distressing.

 My project was inspired by Stacy Hutchinson. you can see her project HERE.

I started with a smaller vignette box and a piece of paper from the Tim Holtz backdrops. I cute my paper to be able to cover all of the outer sides. ( I am still considering doing a 2nd project on the inside at a later date.) 

I cut my port hole and bits using the Sizzix Bigz die "Steampunk Parts". I used a combination of the old Distress powders, Distress stains, grit paste, and Distress crayons to get the rusty look. For the red part I used "rouge" Zing embossing powder.

(Close up for detail)

You can see I flicked off a lot of the red embossing powder before heating for a more weathered look. then the stains and crayons filled in the gaps. The image is one of the Tim Holtz "found relatives". 

Since I loved how Stacy stitched around her pieces, I chose to do the same before gluing anything to my vignette box. 

After all of my paper pieces were glued on using Distress collage medium, I then added my crackle pastes, and decorative elements such as the "be brave". When everything was dry I used Distress inks, stains, and crayons to add a bit of grunge.

I also added a heat embossed fish to the front with white embossing powder and the stamp set "Sealife" by Tim Holtz. The string bits were extra left over bits from stitching the panels, and I liked the look of them so I also added them. 

(Here's some of the side details)

(The other side...
I chose to keep both simple since I may add to the inside still and if so not sure if I may choose to carry whatever onto the outer sides.)

Well, I hope you like this little display piece, and don't forget to check out the AMAZING piece I was inspired by HERE

(Really, you should make sure you follow Stacy Hutchinson if you don't already! Her work is outstanding!!)

Products Used: 

Tim Holtz Backdrops Papers 

Collage Medium 

Opaque crackle paste 

Grit Paste 

Palette Knife 

Found Relatives (the new sets may not have this fella. Mine was from an old set) 

Quote Chips 

Paper Distresser 

Distress Crayons Set #3  

Walnut Spray Stain  

Vintage Photo Spray Stain 

Picket fence Spray stain (for splatters) 

Inks: Walnut stain, Vintage Photo 

Red Embossing powder 

Heat Tool 

Stamp Set CMS 304 "SeaLife" 

Steampunk Parts Bigz Die 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Best Day Ever

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!!!

It's that time again!!! Today starts the new challenge with the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Join us over on the frilly and funkie challenge blog HERE.

The new challenge is called "HOT HOT HOT"... 

some places are getting up to those triple digits, and we want you to work in 3's. 

(use 3 of an item, 3 colors, etc.)

For my card, I used 3 layers, 3 flowers, and 3 of each type of leaf. 

I started by cutting out all of my flower and leaf pieces from some of my Tim Holtz Kraft core cardstock. I then lightly sanded all of the pieces to expose some of the core for a more distressed look.

I used distress collage medium to glue everything together then used various distress inks and oxides to add extra color. (I did add walnut stain distress ink to all of the edges before assembling) 

The background paper I added was also from the Tim Holtz backdrops. I used walnut stain distress ink around the edges then added some white stitching.

(detail of the flower layers)

I used kraft heavy cardstock for my card base, and the Tim Holtz black kraft core paper for my 2nd layer. (lightly sanded of course)

Next, I added some crackle paste in 3 different areas.

Once, it dried I used the walnut stain distress crayon to add detail and grunge to all the cracks, as well as along the stitching.

To finish the card off I added the "Best Day Ever" quote sticker over a scrap of gold, then mounted with pop dots.

Thank you for visiting! 
I hope you enjoyed this card.

Products Used:
Kraft stock Neutral (I used the old textured ones, but this is similar colors)
Kraft stock cool (also similar colors.. you could also use ink on watercolor)
Distress Crayons Set #3 (I used walnut stain from this)
Hickory Smoke spray stain (for splatters)
Picket fence Spray stain (for splatters)
Gelly Roll (white gel pen #10)
Tim Holtz detail water brush