Yay! I'm so excited to announce that I get the privilege of being a guest designer on the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog today! Their themed for the current challenge is: Water, Water Everywhere.... "Often when people go on vacation there is water involved – fishing, cruising, checking out the aquarium, enjoying water sports or playing in the sand at the beach. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project that reminds you of one or more of these past times."
I decided to go with a shabby chic sea themed card today, so let's get started...
To create those board in the background I:
- embossed a piece of light blue cardstock with the 3D Lumber Embossing Folder
- cut my boards apart, tore the ends, and distressed the sides by running an open pair of scissors along them
- swiped some Picket Fence Distress Stain down each board
- stamped my Versamark Watermark ink pad over the entire board and added Seth Apter Baked Texture
- (I rubbed some off before heat setting so that only part of the board would retain the texture)
- lightly applied some dry Parthenay Umber Artisan Powder to the centers of each board
After adhering my boards to my square card front, I added a piece of cheesecloth and some crochet paper lace.
Next I die cut three feathered lace ovals and cut the centers out to form a frame. I glued the three frames together for more dimension and stamped the plaid background stamp from Wendy Vecchi over the top in salty ocean ink. I added a bit of picket fence distress stain over my ink to tone down the brightness.
My nautical accents were all cut from Cottage Cutz and Impression Obsession dies and accented with distress ink and picket fence distress stain. The anchor has a layer of blizzard baked texture over top for added interest.
I added some homemade flowers to the bottom corner with a bit of burlap string tucked in behind.
Here's how I created the flowers:
- die cut 2 each of the smallest and next to smallest flowers from the tattered florals die
- stamped two colors of distress oxide on my craft surface, added water, and smashed the flowers in the diluted ink till I achieved a color I was happy with
- Note: I made sure to ink the reverse side of my flowers as well as the fronts
- crumpled my flowers into a ball to create wrinkles and texture
- unfolded my flowers, heat set, and glued together
The final touch was a sentiment from the True North stamp set in broken china distress oxide.
Supplies and tools
- 3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
- Picket Fence Distress Stain (Ranger)
- Versmark Watermark Ink
- Blizzard Baked Texture (Seth Apter)
- Parthenay Umber Artisan Powder (Prima)
- Plaid Flannel Background Stamp (Wendy Vecchi)
- True North Stamp Set (Stamplorations)
- Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
- Feathered Lace Ovals (Gina Marie Designs)
- Tattered Florals Die (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
- Small Sea Shell Dies (Impression Obsession)
- Paddles and Rope Ladder (Cottage Cutz)
- Sailboat (Cottage Cutz)
- Anchor (Cottage Cutz)
- Crab (Cottage Cutz)
- These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger):
- Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Ranger)
- Burlap String
I hope you've enjoyed following along in my creative process and will stop by the current Funkie Junkie challenge and link up your "water" projects!
This post linked to:Simon Says - Make Your Own Background
Inkspirational Challenge - 3 or 5 of something (3 flowers)
Dies R Us - Anything goes (Sizzix dies)
Time Out - Inspirational Quote (flowers)