Nov 8, 2017

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Wildflower Mixed Media Canvas


It's time for a new challenge at Frilly & Funkie and I have the pleasure of hostessing this challenge.  I've chosen the theme Timeworn.  Here is your task:  As the last leaves fall from autumn trees, we are reminded of the beauty of yesterday.  The leaves crinkled underfoot, the clock ticking onward, a fleeting memory...  For this challenge, we would love to see your timeworn vintage or shabby chic creations celebrating the beauty of the aged, dated or weathered.


I decided to create some aged, worn backgrounds with a favorite medium, Distress Oxide.  I inked a few panels and an old hymnal page with the colors shown.


I was delighted with the effect the DOX had on the hymnal page!


I embossed Tim's Flower Garden stamps in white onto my inky panels then fussy cut.


I used a mix of blue and green embossing powders on the Ornate Frame die, cut from chipboard.  Within the window I embossed a $1 stamp I picked up in one of those teaser bins near the checkout at the craft shop.


To tie the blue elements back in, I stamped a very old Tim Holtz background stamp in DOX onto the page.  The secret is to mist the inked stamp lightly before stamping.  I also go back and mist the paper after to really activate the oxidization.  I used a metallic small talk sentiment sticker to balance the composition.


My precious friend Remya sent me - all the way from India! - a beautiful collection of filigree metal embellishments, much like those in The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  How amazing and kind!  Thank you Remya.  Now, each of you must RUSH over to view Remya's blog and her incredible junk journals.  I mounted my curled edged page to a piece of burlap paper and mounted it over a piece of chipboard, with the edges embossed in the same blues.  I hope this will be a beautiful reminder...


And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. 
This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 
You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 
There is no other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:30-31 (NKJV)


I hope you've enjoyed this aged, distressed take on our Timeworn challenge theme and are inspired to get into your stash and have a play.  One lucky participant will win a $25 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  There, you will find these and other amazing art supplies:




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25 comments:

  1. Wow!! I love this Autumn!! Wonderful colour choices and the hymnal page makes for a stunning background! Absolutely gorgeous canvas!! Have a wonderful day! hugs xx

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  2. This is really lovely, Autumn! I love the layered burlap, old hymn paper (good choice...one of my favorite hymns!) and that lovely embossed flower. It's such a restful piece and as always with your work, the composition is perfection. Love the blue/brown combo, too! This was one of my all time favorite challenge themes!

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  3. Your color combination is beautiful, Autumn! It's a gorgeous creation.

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  4. Beautiful canvas with a gorgeous colour palette and layout. Love how you have used the oxides to create your background, the paper for your stamping and to alter the music page. This is lovely eye candy.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  5. WONDERFUL. You have me singing now Autumn - love that old song! Great layers and just BEAUTIFUL creativity. Xj.

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  6. A stunning piece again! A perfect harmony of colours and textures beautifully arranged and put together!

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  7. A great combination of elements Autumn. Love it. Xx

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  8. So stunning, Autumn!! The texture is amazing!! I love the colors and every single detail!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. The blues and brown look fabulous together and your design is so beautiful - I love the gorgeous frame! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Gorgeous colours, love the texture of the embossing pastes on the frame. Gorgoeus creation. Thank you for the tip about misting your stamp first and then after x

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  11. I love this color scheme - bright blue and brown! The hymnal page came out lovely. And it's all perfect combined with the burlap and metal corners!

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  12. A stunning card with such a variety of textures. From the hessian, to the embossed frame, to the metal corners and the delicate hymnal page; they all contribute to the beauty of your work. Absolutely splendid.

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  13. So pretty and vintage! I really love the embossed flower.

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  14. Fabulous composition Autumn, showcasing lots of lovely elements. The oxides work amazingly on those pages. Thank you for sharing it's beauty over at That's Crafty. Hugs & Best Wishes Tracey xx

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  15. It's a really beautiful creation and as you might guess I adore your Himalayan Poppy, many thanks for joining in with our blue and brown colour theme us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  16. Popped back Autumn as I don't believe I also thanked you for sharing your lovely piece of artwork with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  17. Love the colours and vintage feel! Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Well you certainly picked a perfect challenge for us teamies! Vintage and time worn is right up our alley! Love your beautiful card with the lovely pop of blue with the frame and flower and of course the gorgeous aged beautifully background!

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  19. Your card is so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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  20. wow wow! So gorgeous! That flower... and that frame.. all of it! Just love it!

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  21. A beautiful canvas filled with vintage goodness and a wonderful reminder of God's love! The colors you've chosen for the frame and flower are delicious!!! And the DOX does look great on the hymnbook page, aging it perfectly (it doesn't look good on cheap graph paper (ask me how I know!)! You are such an inspiration, and I LOVE this challenge--now I just need to get to work on it! Ha! Hugs!

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  22. Oh, that's lovely - deliciously distressed in a colour-way which is right up my alley. I love the music, providing that touch of serenity and calm, and the frame is gorgeous.
    Alison x

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  23. Beautiful!! Love the layering and vintage feel of it. Lovely colorchoice too, a good match!

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  24. Autumn, this is gorgeous!! I love the curled corners, opposite the brass corners- beautifully done!


    Hugs&love,Jackie

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  25. wow this is just stunning and crowned by that beautiful flower. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x
    DT

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