Thursday, July 4, 2019

Frilly and Funkie....Water, Water Everywhere

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

    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)


    sandie said...

    Congrats on your GD and wow did you do a super card for them. All that superb texture and what a great sentiment and how very true! I am so pleased to see you join us at Time Out and Ink

    Darlene said...

    Holy Moly ... this is SO AWESOME Esther!! LOVE your design and the sentiment is fabulous! What wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

    Marina said...

    I love how you've assembled all those elements to make a stunning card that goes perfectly with the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

    Kathy Krug said...

    Fabulous rustic look of this beach themed card, Ester. Thanks for sharin with us at Cies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

    Diane said...

    This is amazingly beautiful with all your fabulous details!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

    Jill V said...

    Such a beautiful creation - I especially love how you created the "driftwood" background - the colours and textures are amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill