May 9, 2018

Tim Holtz Beach Vignette and GIVEAWAY!!!


It's time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Kathy has chosen the theme Surf's Up!  She says, "Who's ready for a little sand, a little sun, a little surf? Let's take a little stroll beside the shore and create a vintage or shabby chic project with a beachy theme.  Use ocean colors or beach images to add a fun seaside feel to your project."  I built my beachy collage inside of a Tim Holtz Vignette box with lots of vintage stamped, die cut, and embossed details.  Since I live quite far from the beach, my photo is set amongst the trees - lol!  Just pretend there's a roaring ocean in the background!  :)

BUT FIRST - A GIVEAWAY!!!


To thank you for your support, encouraging comments, pins and visits, I'd love to give one of my followers a Tim Holtz Sea Life stamp set.  If you'd like to win, please leave me a comment on this post.  I will select one random winner on May 23.  


I based my entire project around this sweet seahorse from Tim's Sea Life stamp set.  I made a pale inky background with Cracked Pistachio and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides, then stamped the image in Chipped Sapphire DI.  I used a Versamark pad and clear embossing to emboss the fussy cut image.


I layered with a Prima St. Tropez flower, seam binding, vintage crocheted trims and added Art Stones with Mod Podge randomly onto my finished collage.


The background paper is from the Prima Lavender A4 pad.  I die cut an inky background made with Pumice Stone DI and Faded Jeans DOX using Tim's Mixed Media #4 Thinlet dies when I was with Sara Emily a few months ago.  We had a background making - die cutting party on the lake!  :)


The "Sea" embellishment was made (halfway) following the tutorial by Brenda Brown found HERE.  I don't have the  numbers and made the bases as she said.  When I tried to cut out the words it just left an imprint and pulled up some of the embossing powder.  I love it anyway.  I added Tim's Tiny Attachers, a sentiment sticker and made a jump ring for my turtle charm.


The tags were cut from Sizzix dies from backgrounds I had made with Sara Emily.  The beautiful patterned one was embossed with Tim's new Botanical and Batik stamp set.  The lovely ladies are from the Found Relatives pack.  I sponged a little white gesso on the Bronze Filigree.


I die cut one of the Wildflowers #2 and sponged it with DOX for an ombre effect, then clear embossed the entire piece to coordinate with the sea horse.


I made a white "half flower" to coordinate with my Prima blossom.  I added a few snips of Tim's Bouquet flowers too.


To make the half flowers, I cut a few of the larger flowers from the Tattered Florals die.  I spritzed them generously then pleated the petals with my fingernails.  I scrunched the ends inward, then rolled the petals in my hands, opened carefully and let dry.


I folded them in half and stapled.  The one on the left is only one flower and is a different scrap of white cardstock than the one on the right, which has two flowers.


As I mounted my layers, I left plenty of room to tuck and glue the flower inside.  Notice, I cut off the corner of the photo to make my Prima flower fit better.  I get a lot of comments about my layering style, so I hope these tips are helpful.


I also hope you've been inspired by this (loooong) post.  :)  We would love to have you come play along with our current challenge.  One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Thanks for visiting today!


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60 comments:

Claire said...

It's beautiful and the attention to details you put into your projects is amazing. The seahorse is so pretty in shades of blue and green, love the crinkled flowers but my favourite finishing touch is the little charm x

gibonik said...

Thanks for the giveaway Autumn 😊 would love to stamp some Tim's fish😉

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful creation Autumn - love the way you have used the different blues to create the seaside effect, and all your fabulous layers and splatters and that wonderful grungy 'SEA' plaque
Blessings
Maxine

Sylwia-eR said...

I saw your beautiful project at Frilly and Funkie.I am coming to see details. Amazing art!

Katie Baird said...

Thanks for the layering tips! As far as I’m concerned, no post of yours can ever be too long! I love your style and everything you create truly speaks to me. Hugs from KY.... Katie

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love this soooo much! The color palette is cool and relaxing, just like the ocean on a clear, sunny day! Your collage elements are loaded with so many wonderful details and beautiful backgrounds, Autumn! This just speaks "ocean" to me, and I love every gorgeous little inky detail! You are amazing!

Kari Leach said...

This is fabulous, thanks for the inspiration.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinned!!! Love this seaside beauty and all the details!

Veronica Tovar said...

Autumn, I have been following your blog via email since a while and getting inspired by your beautiful creations. Tfs and for the fab. Giveaway.

Dorthe said...

Oh my goodness, this is a gorgeous creation, Autumn.
So many many details, and layers. The background paper , is amazing, and so are your wonderful die cuts of every kind- great idea with the half flower .
I love the doily and sea horse , with the 3 girls , a fantastic creation, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe.
I would love to be added to your wonderful give away , :-)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

As always Autumn, this is a fabulous piece of artwork and I love the sea theme that you’ve used. Great colours, lovely layers and dimension. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

12für2 said...

This looks great! Love the sea embellishment and will try this out. The giveaway is very kind.thank you

brenda said...

A lovely Ocean inspired creation Autumn. It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge again, my thanks for joining in.

B x

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, I love this!! My favorite theme for a card - the ocean!! The textures are so amazing!! I love the soothing sea colors and the details you added!! It's so spectacular and I just adore it!! It makes me long to be at the beach right now!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mac Mable said...

Stunning colours, texture and layering. Loved reading your post and how you made this fabulous creation. Your attention to detail always amazes me and sounds like you had lots of fun when you met up with Sara.The art stones are a fabulous touch on the pretty blue flower and that seahorse is adorable. Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

Redanne said...

I love the sea and I love this delightful creation, the sea colours are gorgeous and I love the way you built up your scene, you created some wonderful texture - the whole design is beautiful!

Please don't include me in the draw, I have that beautiful set of stamps already. Hugs, Anne xx

Susan said...

So pretty, as always! Makes me want to go to the beach.

Linda Kunsman said...

the "beach vignette" title of your post had me!!! (Not to mention I just returned from our first beach visit this year:)...of course as I love summer and the sea I love everything about your delightful framed collage- including the B & W vintage photo. This is a real beauty. Thank you for sharing, and for your generous giveaway offer. And a very happy Mother's Day too!

Margaret Mifsud said...

What a gorgeous collage! Such beautiful shades of blue and the textures are fabulous!! Stunning design Autumn!! Have a wonderful day! hugs xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Perfection itself as always! Just the right amount of embellishments perfectly placed and proportioned. Autumn, I really think you could publish a book - I can just about imagine your work showcased in a thick volume! If I was a publisher, I would sign you up right now! xx

paperie1 said...

Beautiful artwork, loving the colours and textures :)

Darlene said...

Absolutely awesome Autumn! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
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Cathy Potosky said...

Absolutely love this seaside creation!!! And seriously...you make the best flowers!! 😍

Caroline Knauth said...

I have a thing for great seaweed stamps. Your scrunched up flowers has inspired me to use my stash.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful vintage piece!! I love all the details & the cool blues. The sea horse is really cute :)
xoxo
Preeti

joanne darrell said...

I am so inspired by Tim Holtz products.Surfs Up is stunning.

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... that is one amazing and fantastic art shadow box.
Autumn, you are always be an inspiration!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your projects.

Amy A said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the color palette and design. And how cute is that seahorse??? Love it! And thanks for the chance to win this awesome stamp set!

Hugs!
Amy

Jan Hobbins said...

This is gorgeous! I love, love your SEA plaque, I need to try this technique!

jenbar said...

Brilliant inspiration for the stamps and aren't they great!

Shirley Henry said...

WOW WOW WOW! Love all the beautiful details in this box. Colours and textures are just gorgeous <3 Thank you for sharing and the chance to win TH stamp set.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful beach theme vignette Autumn! So many fun things to see in amongst the layers - love the little turtle charm and fun vintage ladies enjoying the beach! Julia xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I loved this when I saw it on F and F but thrilled to see it in detail! It really is a special little place!Hugs,Chrisx

Anne Dwyer said...

This is so lovely Autumn! The washed out blue is spot on - could easily imagine this in a beach house. Thanks so much for the chance to win this fabulous set- fabulous for children's cards, album and in wall art as you have used it.

Gail D said...

Autumn I love the way you used Tim's new Batik stamp... makes the underwater scene look dimensional! I would love to incorporate those stamps with my Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Sand n Sea Die set. Cool!!!

butterfly said...

What a magical beach project, Autumn. The weathered enamel of the SEA panel is simply amazing (good old Brenda!), and I love the soft blues and greens layered up to create the bleached seascape palette.

Thank you also for the chance at the giveaway. I've been tempted by this stamp set, mainly because my nephew is sealife-crazy, with octopuses and squid at the top of his favourites list, but I haven't been able to justify the purchase just on that basis. If I were to win, he'd be a very happy boy - birthday cards galore to be made!!
Alison x

Jackie P Neal said...

This is soooooo beautiful Autumn! I would never know how and will never know how to gather and arrange all of these elements so perfectly the way you do! I mean 3 different types of flowers you make work so perfectly together!
I just love this and it truly evokes the summertime-beachy feel! Beautifully made,my friend!
Count me in for the giveaway and thank you!
sending hugs,Jackie

Rox Boyce said...

Surfs Up is simply stunning Amber, love your central photograph surrounded by your beautiful flowers. Your vignette box is definitely vintage shabby chic and so pretty!

Danoesja said...

Wow this is so beautiful, i love this theme and your beautiful half white flowers.

pinky said...

Wow that is so gorgeous! A piece of art!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations 'close to nature' challenge this month.
Pinky

Angela Radford said...

Hi Autumn what a great project. I've looked at these stamps before but still not got them so would love to be in a chance to win them. Many thanks for a great post and being such a lovely crafty friend, Angela xXx

Kate said...

Your vignette is stunning! The colors, the vintage flair everything is just perfect. And I am so glad you showed how those beautiful flowers were made. I have that die, but my flowers never turn out like that.
And how generous of you to give away that amazing stamp set.
Happy Weekend,
Kate

Sara Barker said...

There ya go, making me swoon again! Autumn, I really am speechless, believe it or not! This has got to be the prettiest vignette EVER! I love those colors, the amazing seahorse that set the stage and that delicate die cut made at the lake!(Ah! What a wonderful time that was! Dreaming of our next outing!) Every single layer makes me squeal with delight--you look like you had so much fun making this, and I'm having so much fun oohing and ahhing over every single detail! So very well put together...I wish I could create like you!

Thank you for the GENEROUS giveaway! I was eyeing these stamps at The Funkie Junkie Boutique in the HOT DEALS, but had to narrow down my purchases. These were high on the list, but necessities won out. I will cross my fingers, eyes and legs and hope for a third chance to add them to my arsenal! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU for making my day brighter!
Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

PS I meant to say I adore how SEA turned out! Isn't it funny how things that don't turn out as we plan turn out to be our favorites? Tee Hee! Love you, girlie!

Marty Fishman said...

This is just gorgeous, Autumn! I love how you finished your seahorse and then worked around him. Your blue colors are nice and beachy, and I love how "Sea" turned out, it looks so old (great job!!). Your flowers and layering are gorgeous, as always. I love this and I know my beach-loving sis would, too!! Hugs!!!

Jannet said...

This is gorgeous Autumn I love the seaside. You have captured the beauty and emotions of summer seaside days xx

Ann Barnes said...

Really gorgeous piece you have made Autumn! I love how you have seamlessly incorporated the flowers and beautiful ombré into a clearly seaworthy scheme! You’re so talented, always love seeing all the attention to details, makes the projects amazing! Thanks so much for sharing xx

Yuko said...

Beautiful project as always!! Love the colors and textures!! Always inspired how you use the flowers!!! (I don't use any flowers on my projects) i would love to use the sea life stamp set!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!! scrapxoxo

Me said...

Love your mixed media cards and tags and boxes and journals always, Autumn! And thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful! Great job, Autumn :) Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Barbara
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

Cec said...

Love everything about this vignette. The colour palette is so beachy and the different textures are simply yummy. The bathing beauties are a perfect addition.

Donna Ellis said...

Happy Mother's Day, Autumn! Loving the photo in your creation - it reminds me of my mom and her friends. I'll have to find some of those photos and make cards for family members, now that you've inspired me. LOVE IT! Thank you for showing how you do your flowers, too. Beautiful project (I love everything you do, though!). Wishing you the best week next week, and that all is well for you. hugs, de

Kath Stewart said...

stunning project Autumn, so much beautiful texture and gorgeous details,thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Loose Stitches said...

Oh wow, I love it Autumn! Such a fabulous beach creation! Thank you for explaining how you layer. Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry x

Jenny Marples said...

Brilliant layering of so many gorgeous elements and of course beautifully composed Autumn. The folded flowers and choice of die cuts is inspired. Love it!!! xx

craftytrog said...

A great giveaway Autumn, and that's a stunning sea-themed composition!
Alison xx

Catrina said...

Such a great collage! I love this theme! Of course I love all things that have anything to do with the sea :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Catrina

Stefania Salmi said...

Dear Autumn, Sara wrote everything I think about this panel and I really would like to have a little bit of your creativity! This is a super-masterpiece!

Suzanne C said...

This is a visual treat for the eyes! So many wonderful things to discover in the layers of goodies! I adore that bit of die cut that looks like coral and the beautiful hues of blue with the flowers, seahorse and even the word sea cut out but still encased in the background. Gorgeous!

Irena Stefanova said...

This is awesome Autumn! Your work always inspires me. Hugs, Irena

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