Saturday, July 26, 2014

Summer's Serenity

This week I was swept away by the sweet serenity of summer and have made a tag using the Artistic Outpost Serenity set.  Starting with a jumbo manila tag, I brushed it with gesso and then sponged it with sunny Mustard Seed.  Then Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste was stenciled on and when dry, was sponged with Walnut Stain plus a little Walnut Stain was sponged around all the edges.  The stamping was done with Potting Soil archival ink, both on the tag and a scrap of vellum.

The sentiment banner was first stamped with the sentiment, then the flourish from Serenity was stamped with embossing ink and clear embossed. Once that was done, it was sponged with Walnut stain.
I used Vintaj paints to give the peacock a verdigris patina.   My tag was finished off with some of my favorite filigree metals from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Hope you are having a serene summer weekend.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cool Water

Hello!   I'm so pleased to have you visiting me today!  I hope you are having a great week. I'm back home after a week in Key West, trying to get back into the groove of running my little paper craft supplies business.  I got back just in time to join the rest of the Frilly and Funkie design team in week 2 of Rebecca's Cool Water challenge.  We are to make a project that includes an image of water, anything from a droplet to an ocean.  I chose the ocean.

I started with a jumbo manila tag and brushed on gesso.  When it dried,  I sponged it with Salty Ocean DI and shook on a bit of Antique Linen distress embossing powder. Then I did a bit of stamping with the Mercantile stamp set using Jet Black archival.   I created a stencil by cutting a pice of card stock with the Spring Greenery die, mixed some white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste with a couple of colors of green distress ink and stenciled on some water weeds.  I created the coral using the branch from the Mini Branch and Leaf Set (not an original idea, rather one I picked up from my new assistant Carol Franklin.)  I painted the chipboard with a blend of Rusty Hinge and Barn Door stains, dried it with my heat tool and then dabbed on white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste  When it was partially dry, I made the little holes with a round tip embossing tool and then painted them with the ink blend of Rusty Hinge and Barn Door.  The seahorse is from the Mini Sand and Sea die, then it was embossed with Antique Linen distress embossing powder.  While the EP was hot, I sprinkled on some Antique Linen distress glitter.

The Honeycomb frameworks die was used to cut a chipboard embellishment that was coated with Antique Linen distress embossing powder, which was then embellished with one of the rhinestone circles from my shop.  The sentiment is from #hashtags.

The tag was topped off with a hand dyed crinkle ribbon, dyed with Scattered Straw.  I threaded a piece of cheese cloth through the tag hole and on the crinkle ribbon and a tiny bronze seahorse charm.

That's it for this week's posting.  Thanks again for dropping by! I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie and leave the other designers some love!

The products below were used to create this tag.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blessings Abound

Hello!  I know I've been MIA recently.  I've been back in Key West again for a 10 day vacation, enjoying the sun and the sand and a lot of cycling (I rode 200 miles this week :)  I made this tag ahead of time for my Artistic Outpost DT posting this week.  Exciting news too about Artistic Outpost - the store is open again under the new owners and they are kicking off with a sale starting Monday!

I started this tag with one of the jumbo manila tags that I sell in the boutique and white embossed the flowers from Flower Market.  I did a little stenciling with the Tim Holtz Schoolhouse stencil and Jet Black archival ink plus I inked up the text stamp from Paperboy and rolled it on very lightly.  Then it was sponged with a combination of Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn for the greens and Broken China for the blue and then had a little spritz 'n flick done to it.  I made a little flower with crinoline cut with the Mini Tattered Florals die and colored with Scattered Straw.  The ivy was cut with the Spring Greenery decorative strip die, stamped with the text stamp from Paperboy and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Biscotti spray.  

The sentiment is from the Flower Market set plus I second generation stamped a flower from Flower Market on the panel in Broken China.  I pulled a couple of tiny brass metal filigrees out of my stash for embellishments and topped the tag off with a piece of embroidered lace from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

Thanks so much for dropping by today.   I'm always thrilled to have you stop by and/or leave comments.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

The supplies below were used to create this tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.

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