Thursday, April 24, 2014

On the Runway

I'm back today to share a piece I made for the new challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  Cec is our hostess this time and she has a fun and feminine challenge called On the Runway.  All you have to do to join in is submit a fashion or inspired vintage style piece.  We hope you will play along with us!

I started this piece with the intent to just use the burlap rectangle as a backing, but I had so many fun pieces I wanted to include that it just kept growing.  I started with the Postage Stamp die cut from chipboard and covered it with another piece of card stock which was originally white.  I stamped the Distress Damask stamp in embossing ink and embossed with Weathered White EP and then sponged the entire piece with Stormy Sky.  It was originally supposed to be oriented in the other direction, but in the arranging step I decided to rotate it.  I recently got these darling little silver tone hanger charms in the boutique.  They do have a loop at the top for hanging, but for this piece I took a pair of wire cutters and snipped them off.  I cut the bodices out of vintage label paper and created the skirts, one with lace from my shop and the other with Melissa Frances vintage crepe paper.  A bit of lace on one and a silver tone floral corner on the other decorate the waist lines.  
I have a favorite stamp set from Papertrey Ink that has so many wonderful button card, buttons and sewing sentiments in it.  I used it for the stamping, creating a vintage button where I placed some pretty buttons from my shop.  
I created faux fabric swatches cut out from the Maja Design Sofiero collections and hung them on with an acrylic rhinestone safety pin.

I love these little vintage style wire hangers from Melissa Frances.  They work so perfectly for creating wall hangings.  I topped it off with some seam binding crinkle ribbon dyed with watered down Aged Mahogany distress stain and embellished it with a heart and a barrel bead which I painted silver with silver alcohol ink mixative.  

That wraps up the details for this fun make for the On the Runway challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

These products were used to make the above piece and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where most name brand products are always 20% off MSRP.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Words to Live By

Welcome to the April Artistic Outpost blog hop.  Our April hop theme is Designer's Choice.  Here is our hop line-up.  I hope you will hop around today and leave our designers some love!

I decided to play around with the Kudzu Kafe plate plus I used a few of the stamps from Generation Redux.  I started by stamping most of the images in Jet Black archival onto a jumbo manila tag.  Then I filled in the background by stamping the ticking stamp first and second generation using Potting Soil archival ink.  Next embossing ink was sponged on through a Wendy Vecchi stencil and I embossed with Weathered White embossing powder.  Time for color - I mixed a little Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs distress stain on my craft sheet and blotted up the color with the tag.  The embossed leaves resisted the color entirely and I felt they were too white.  So I took a paint brush and dry brushed on Leaf Green archival ink

Next I cut a panel from white card stock using the ATC die, stamped the woman in black archival, masked her off and stamped the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds using Potting Soil archival ink.  And the, of course, I sponged the entire piece with Vintage Photo distress ink to age it.  I cut a couple of tags using the Tim Holtz tag die from white CS, stamped the sentiment and then overstamped using the ticking stamp, second generation so it didn't totally obscure the sentiment.  A third tag didn't seem to work for Be Honest so I just sniped it out and clipped it to the main panel.  The bronze heart, barrel bead and twine are all from my shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying the hop.  I know that many of the Artistic Outpost stamps are sold out now over at Artistic Outpost.  I still have a supply of a number of these stamp sets in stock at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Check this page in the shop to see if there are any you want.

These products are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where most name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Our Hero

It's my turn to post over on the Artistic Outpost blog.  Here is the tag I made for this week's sample.  I didn't set out to make a military tag this week but when I started playing around with the new Chevron Frameworks die, it just developed that way.  It was a brand new die and as I slid it out of the case, I thought why not cut the acrylic packaging with the die and make a stencil?  So I did.  The tag already had green distress stain on blotted on it.  I sponged over the areas that weren't green with Stormy Ski.  You can see on the lower right I stenciled the tag using my homemade stencil and black archival ink.  Next, the Chevron die was used to a die cut from  Co'ordinations kraft core card stock which was then sanded.  The stars were stenciled across the top with the Tim Holtz stars stencil and silver Wendy Vecchi embossing paste. After the stars dried, I silvered embossed the flag on the base of the tag and then glued the chevron die cut over it.  My focal point is the stamped photo of the soldier with the flag in the background.  It's stamped on the shield die cut from the Regal Crest die.  The leaves were blotchily embossed with Silver Embossing.  I stamped HERO on the banner, rubbed it with Vintage Photo to age it.  Once it was glued down, I embellished it with a mirrored star on each end. 

I finished the tag off with a rosette.  I  reinforced it by adding two strips of tissue tape before cutting it.  Then I swiped it with Barn Door distress stain.  The distress stain didn't penetrate the tissue tape very well but I gave it a good coat of stain and dried it with my heat tool. 

And that's it. All the stamps used are from the Hero stamp set.   The photos don't do it justice but you can see it better by clicking once or twice on the photo.  Clicking twice will open it up very large so you can see the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Wishing all my Christian friends a blessed Easter.

These products were used to make the tag above are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

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