Saturday, September 13, 2014

Golden Autumn

Hello and welcome!  Is it still hot and muggy where you live?  I'm still trying to coax fall into being here in north Florida.  I have visions of golden days with all the harvest colors of autumn.

I started with one of my favorite jumbo manila tags, smooched a frayed burlap distress ink pad on my craft sheet and spritzed it with Heirloom Gold perfect pearls mist.  Then I inked up the leaf stamp from the Old Grist Mill with my mixture and stamped it as a base on the tag.  A stencil and gold embossing paste were used to create the leaf flourish.  Once the embossing paste was good and dry, I sponged Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint distress ink over the entire tag.  The doily was cut with a Prima die from kraft card stock and sponged with Frayed Burlap.
Two circles were die cut and gold embossed the mill image from the Old Grist Mill and the trees from the Home set.  The circles were then sponged with Rusty Hinge and edged with Vintage Photo.   The scene reminded me of growing up in upstate New York so I cut a curvy banner (by hand), stamped it with the leaf stamp and stamped Home on it.  It still needed something to finish it off so I went to my go-to die - Spring Greenery decorative strip - and cut the ivy.  Since I was going for the gold, I embossed it with my old jar of Judi-kins Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  Love that sparkle!
Thanks for stopping by!  I so appreciate all your comments.

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love Letter

Greetings friends!  Did you think I had abandoned you?  You probably thought I got on my new bike, started riding and rode off into the sunset.  But no, I hurt my back and was laid up for a few days and then we left on a 5-day vacation.  I got back late Monday and managed to get a tag made for Trace's From the Heart challenge that kicks off today over at Frilly and Funkie.  Your challenge is to create a vintage project that has hearts as the focal image; you could make a dimensional piece, a card, ATC or tag, as long as hearts are the main focus.
Since we are heading toward Halloween, I decided to make my piece a bit gothic.  I started by stamping the Distress Damask stamps with embossing ink and clear embossed them.  Using jet black archival ink, I stamped a script stamp randomly on the tag and then sponged the entire tag with Black Soot DI.

 I ended up sponging black ink on my craft sheet too so I misted the craft sheet with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist and then blotted my tag into it numerous times.

Love the gold sheen from the Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist.  The wonderful sentiment is from the Random Quotes set.  
My hearts were cut with several Movers and Shapers dies from gray chipboard.  I stained it with Gathered Twigs and then cut matching pieces Ranger Adhesive Punch Sheet, a new double sided tape  that just came out a couple of weeks ago from Ranger.  I affixed the double sided tape onto the heart die cuts and then rubbed a new Ranger Foil Transfer Sheet, one from the Vintage pack.  (NOTE:  the next time I use the adhesive punch sheets, I am going to adhere it to the base before die cutting, live and learn :)  Loving words from the Chit Chat sticker pack was included as well as several black rhinestones and some gumdrop style embellishments that I painted black.  

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Garden

Hi everyone, I'm back with my recent contribution to the Frilly and Funkie challenge that Cec kicked off this week.  Her challenge theme is Summer Garden and she wants us to show our summer garden.  I thought I would share this tag that I made at the beginning of the summer.  I actually made it for a cool water challenge but realized at the last minute the challenge actually required some sort of water image and I only had water colors.  So it was set aside and now I am happy I found a use for it because I really like it - love the yellow and aqua color palette.   Humm, maybe that's why I just bought this new bike.  It sort of matches my tag and it makes me smile  :)
Anyway, back to my tag...I started with a jumbo manila tag and stamped it with Tim's Ultimate Grunge stamps with Jet Black archival.  Then I sponged it with Vintage Photo DI.  Next, using an old book page, the page was stenciled with a Prima stencil and white Wendy Vechi embossing paste.  Then it was sponged with Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade DIs and sewn onto the tag.  The ivy was cut with the Spring Greenery die, stamped with the checkerboard stamp from the Ultimate Grunge set and sponged with Mowed Lawn DI.  

My flowers were cut with the Tattered Flowers Decorative strip die and stained with Scattered Straw DI and with a bit of Vintage Photo DI around the edges.  I dyed some rayon ribbon with Peacock Feathers DS and added some gumdrop bling from my boutique. 

The main sentiment is from the #hashtags set.  I didn't think I would like or use that set, but I have really grow fond of it and use it frequently.  The "Sweet Summer" sentient was commuter generated.  Both have been cut with my pinking shears.  The itty bitty dragonfly charm is from my stash - had it forever.  

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Hope to have you stop by Frilly and Funkie too.  Please leave our fantastic designers some love too!

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

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