Apr 11, 2018

Tim Holtz Birds and Sunflowers Bohemian Card


Today we begin a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Cec has chosen the theme Elegant Jewels.  She says, "Let's make a vintage or shabby chic project in jewel tone colours such as deep purple, emerald green, jade green, burgundy, bright turquoise to name a few AND to make your project extra special, add some sort of jewel or gem, which can be anything from a dollar store find to a piece of broken jewelry."


I created a super colorful card with a bohemian flair inspired by the book The Secret Garden.  I was going for a wild and enchanting look.  For my background panel, I partially stamped the Tim Holtz Lattice stamp randomly on a magenta colored cardstock panel, then one section at a time I embossed with Ranger sticky embossing powder and quickly applied foil over the embossing.  I went along the edges with a glue stick and rubbed it in with my finger, then foiled it as well.  


Oh how quickly I am becoming addicted to foiling!  If you missed my foil resist project, please check that out HERE.  


Next I made a little boho frame by using circle dies to cut a frame from chipboard.  I tied my twine onto the frame and then rolled the twine in a ball so I could easily wrap it around my frame.  I'm not gonna lie, this took 10-15 minutes to make and was a little tedious for my taste!  I plan on working on some while watching TV next time...


I tripple embossed the die cut raven in Wow! teal embossing powder for an enameled look.  I layered him over my frame and some stained sisal basket filler along with a stained doily and Venise Lace.  I used Fossilized Amber for the sisal, Blueprint Sketch for the lace, and Pine Needles for the doily.


I stained my greenery and feather with Blueprint Sketch and Pine Needles.


I made my sunflowers with the Tattered Florals die.  I added one layer of die cut crinoline.  The center was made by using two of the medium daisies from the Tiny Tattered Florals set, rolled together.  I finished up by adhering some broken earring pieces and adhesive gemstones.  And of course everything received a splash of watery gesso.  :)  I hope you're inspired to play along with our gem of a challenge for a chance to win a $25 to The Funkie Junkie Boutique.




32 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful and enchanting project Autumn - love your colours, the 'enamelled' bird and the touches of gold foil!! Stunning
Blessings
Maxine

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my it's as if Morning has broken with this beautiful burst of colour and fantastic display of embellishment. I love your twine wrapped circle, so natural in design bringing a touch of boho to us all so comforting and right where I love to be. You really should add this to the Going Round in Circles challenge over at That's Crafty.
Thank you for sharing sweet Autumn.
Creative hugs and wishes Tracey xx

Lois Wyche said...

An inspiring beautiful project...love how you used the TH products.

Hazel Agnew said...

This is glorious Autumn. Such a vibrant, joyous piece. It sings to me. Xx

Linda Manning Findley said...

Awesome .... LOVE all the bright festive colors and as always your art is magnificent ...

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The colors in this gorgeous panel just pop off the page! I love all the incredible texture you added, the foiled stamping and edge, and the sweet boho frame. Just incredibly gorgeous, Autumn! You never disappoint!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Wow this is so colourful and happy! Love the frame with wool! Beautiful work again!

Michelle Nutter said...

This is so gorgeous Autumn, I love when you enter our challenges at Die Cut Diva's! LOVE this.

Darlene said...

So bright, bold & AWESOME my friend! Love it! Your art work always leaves me awe struck!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Linda Kunsman said...

Hi Autumn, I am loving your vibrant fantasy version of the Secret Garden-the colors and textures are amazing! I like how we both chose the same story:)
Thanks for your visit too!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! Wow!! The colors are amazing!! I love the enameled bird and the boho twine frame!! Spectacular, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

Wow, wow and wow again Autumn, everything about this card is stunning - the colours, the beautiful bird, the twine wrapped frame - I just love it all. A beautiful Secret Garden inspired card! Hugs, Anne xx

Nora N. said...

WOW!! This is stunning!! All your colors that you used are fabulous and your layering-aweinspiring. LOVELY design!

Arlene said...

What a beauty. Love all the elements. I don't know how you weave everything together so well. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Miss Autumn! It’s always enjoyable seeing how crafters assemble groupings on business size cards. Such striking contrast of textures and colors. Hugs, de

Kate said...

Autumn, this card just speaks to me! The bold colors, the shiny textures and the fiber are just perfect! I love this card. What a lovely card for the theme.
Kate

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful feast for the eyes! I loved looking through and seeing all the wonderful details you created! The twine rope circle is a fantastic touch! Bohemian beautiful!

Mimi said...

You blow my mind! This is just awesome. As soon as you said Secret Garden, I thought of how Mary Lennox was originally in India with her parents, and that Moroccan looking background looks kind of Indian... Love this project down to every little piece!

Andrea Norris said...

Wonderfully colourful and creative <3 thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday's this time
Andrea x

Maria said...

Gorgeous sunflower card with amazing details...so pretty!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!!

Jenny Marples said...

Absolutely stunning Autumn! Those jewel colours shine through with each element and layer. LOVE the inclusion of the wrapped circle and the foiling technique in the background xx

Marty Fishman said...

Love this colorful project, Autumn! Your little boho frame is so adorable! Your sunflower is amazing, love how you put it together with the tattered florals and your raven is so cool being used for something other than Halloween. This really is like a secret garden with the gorgeous, vibrant colors, foiling and your embellishments are the hidden treasures found in a garden. Not your usual color scheme, but you really pulled it off. Great job!! Hugs :-)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Autumn! This is spectacular - love it! Chrisxx

Bem-Me-Quer Colorido said...

This project is completly awesome!X

Macarena said...

Oh my! What an explosion of colors! I love this crazy mix of vibrancy and boldness. The background is so strong and mystic! Love thecomposition you made and all the golden elements. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful bold colours and wonderful design!!! I love your circle frame!!! Great idea!!! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love all the beautiful embellishments and rich jewel colours
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
Carol DT x

Sara Barker said...

There is so much creativity in this wonderful card, Autumn! I love your vibrant colors, especially that violet background with the gilt foiling. I've forgotten all about my sticky embossing powder, but you've inspired me to get it out and do some foiling of my own! The wrapped frame is so cool and your sunflower stunning! I'm giggling since I just realized we used some similar elements in our projects. Sending hugs! (I hope to get caught up soon--I don't want to miss a single project of yours!)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You've managed to make that bright purple and yellow combo totally rock! A very bold colour statement!

scrapfantazje said...

Lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge:)

Ileana A. said...

Wow, this is a masterpiece! I love choice of colours and every gorgeous detail! Wonderful flower!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Ileanaxx

Fliss said...

Wow Autumn, your card is absolutely stunning! Really love the bright colours and pretty flowers and your boho circle looks like a labour of love too.
Thanks for joining in our circle challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss DT x

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