Faux Feed

Weathered and Shabby with Blog Candy

Good Friday morning.  My project today is another attempt to create a shabby card by combining a weathered wood background and a delicate lacy die cut with a soft floral spray. 

KC Sandee's Challenge 2 right

I wanted to create a background of weathered and distressed wood like you would find on an old dresser or window frame. I used the Taylored Expressions Bead Board embossing folder with kraft cardstock to create the wood lines and then lightly painted with the retired Picket Fence Crackle Paint leaving a few bare spots to allow the brown to show. 

KC Sandee's Challenge 2 center

I used the Creative Expression Copenhagen set for the doily and attached it to the background using mounting tape. I used the Petite Vinery set for the foliage and the flowers were made using the Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers1.  I formed the foliage and flowers using my Garden Tool Kit and attached them to the doily with glossy accents.  I added a tiny pearl in each flower center for the finishing touch.

KC Sandee's Challenge 2 left

I would love to give away some blog candy.  Are you up for it?  Today I am offering eight dies sets from the Dee’s Distinctively Bell Floral Collection.  There are three different flower petal sets with accompanying leaf and stem sets. All you need to do to qualify is leave a comment on this post telling me if you know of any crafting other product out there like the Picket Fence Crackle Paint that can be used to create the white crackling effect.  Well for that matter I would love to know about any other color  as well.  No need to worry if you don’t have a suggestion.  Just leave a comment and you will still qualify for the gift. Click here to see the blog candy sets.  You will have until 5:00 pm on Sunday night, August 16 to leave a comment.

I love creating faux wood projects with the aged crackling effect and was very sad to see the Ranger line retire.   Here a few of my favorites from the past. Right click on the pictures to open a new tab to see a larger view.

KC Poppy Stamps Carolina Birdhouse 1 right KC Sizzix Birdhouse 1 left KC Sizzix Dahlia 2 leftKC Coming Up Roses left

KC Sizzix Wheelbarrow 1 front right KC Wood Birdhouse 2 left front

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25:

Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty Day 4

Good Tuesday morning.  Have you been able to go over and join in the Dare To Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoaststampers?  Everyone is having lots of fun over there. My project today was made using the WPlus9 Coming Up Roses set and paired with the Impression Small Leaf Set and Bare Branch.

 KC Coming Up Roses left 

I love creating tree scenes and this stamp set has several different images that make it so easy.  I stamped the tree tops and ground area in green, rust and orange.  I sponged green on the ground area with a mini applicator and filled in with the colorful leaves to appear as falling leaves and fall flowers. I sponged in the sky area using an ink blending tool and a hand made cloud template.

KC Coming Up Roses center

I cut the outer layer of the frame, painted with crackle paint, ran the antique linen ink pad directly over it to add more age, and distressed using sandpaper and a file.  I double matted it with a rust frame layer and attached over top of the scene with mounting tape.  I cut several leaves, colored them lightly with distress markers  and then washed the colors together using my waterbrush. I cut the bare branch apart and attached to the frame base to create the background for the leaves.  I formed the leaves with my stylus and molding pad and attached them with glossy accents.

KC Coming Up Roses close

Here’s a closer view of the leaves.  I really love how they turned out.

KC Coming Up Roses right

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty Day 2

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is another made for the Date To Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.  I love creating faux distressed wood with a white wash shabby finish.  I paired the Impression Obsession Large Fence, Large Window with Box, Grass Border and Tiny Flowers with the Poppystamps Leafy Sprig Border, Leafy Sprig, Memory Box Butterfly Delights and My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass. I created a bendi arch with the fence and sprig border to add a another element of dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Large Fence 1 left

I cut the fence and window using cardboard and painted with white crackle paint.  Note…Ranger stopped making colored crackle paint and it makes me so sad.  I distressed the wood with sandpaper and a file and then rubbed an antique linen ink pad directly over it to add the appearance of more age.

KC Impression Obsession Large Fence 1 center

I attached the tiny flowers to the grass border with glossy accents and then attached both grass borders to the fence.  I cut several leafy sprigs, attached tiny flowers with glossy accents and then attached them to the window and covered the stems with the window box. I attached the window to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape. I a thin band of cardstock across the top of the leafy sprig border to use as the anchor to attached to the card base.  I covered the border with tiny flowers and attached with glossy accents.

I attached the top left corner of the leafy sprig border top the top of the card with with glossy accents.  I waited for a minute for the glue to dry and become perfectly secure.  I pushed the border to create a bend and attached the top right corner to the card base and held in place until dry and secure.

I applied mounting tape to both end fence sections.  I attached the last picked on the left to the card base and secured in place.  I pushed the fence to create a bend and attached the last picket on the right to the card base and secured in place. If I could change one thing about this I would have cut an inch off the bottom of the fence so it didn’t cover so much of the window and flower box.  Here’s a close view from the side that shows the bendi fence and border a little better. 

 KC Impression Obsession Large Fence 1 side

I added several pink butterflies for the finishing touch. 

KC Impression Obsession Large Fence 1 right

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” x 5.25”  

Bronc Buster

Good Friday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge to use a horse I some way.  I dug down deep and dusted off my Stampin’ Up! Bronc Buster set.  It has been a long time since I played with this stamp set.  I thought the embossed wood layer made using the Sizzix Bricked and Wooden folder would be the perfect background for the silhouette image. This would be so cute for a little boy who loves cowboys.

KC Bronc Buster 4 left

I brayered Vintage Photo ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossed using kraft cardstock.  I used my Inkssentials ink blending tool to apply Walnut Stain ink on the raised portions of the paper to add depth to the wood.


KC Bronc Buster 4 center

I applied ink to the stamp, misted lightly with water and stamped on vanilla cardstock.  I used the Tim Holtz Distresser tool to rough up the edges and then applied ink to the edges using my Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip. I attached it to the wood background with mounting tape.

KC Bronc Buster 4 close

I applied ink directly on kraft cardstock with the ink pad, wiped it lightly with baby wipes to even the color, heat dried a little and then cut in three thin strips. The dampness softened the cardstock and made easier to braid.  I attached one end of the strips together with glossy accents and taped to my table.  Using a fairly delicate touch I braided the strips and secured at the other end with glossy accents. I think this looks so much like real leather.

KC Bronc Buster 4 right 

If you would like to see some other faux leather projects as well as faux snakeskin and faux gold you can check out my tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.5” x 4.25    Paper:  Kraft     Stamps: Bronc Buster (retired)