Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Pop of Victorian Velvet


Happy Saturday friends! So happy to have you visiting again.  Since it's Saturday, it must be time for another challenge over at Our Creative Corner.  This week Tui Nathan is our hostess and she is challenging us to make a black and white project and then add a pop of color.  I started out with the black and white and thought I did good achieving that color palette.  Then came time for the pop of color and I probably let myself get a little carried away with the Victorian Velvet.

Don't you just love this Wendy Vecchi stamp?  It has such a lovely look - like vintage lace.  I stamped onto white CS with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.  The stamp wasn't large enough to cover the entire tag so I filled in the blank space at the bottom with script stamp from Wendy's Live and Make Art set.  To cover the joining and give some extra white, I layered some white paper twist ribbon over it.  The sentiment was stamped on the Movers and Shapers Mini Label and then it was given just one coat of UTEE and sponged with Victorian Velvet. I had a scrap of the millinery netting floating around my desk from another project I worked on this week and thought it added just the right touch to my little vintage creation.  That stuff was super expensive, but I picked u a few yards to sell in my Etsy as I had several requests for it and it does make a fun addition to a make.

The flower was made with the TH Tattered Florals die and coated with UTEE using my melting pot and an old paint brush.  Tutorial here.

And that's it for this week.  Pretty simple, but I needed to save time.  I've had a nasty cold this week and I'm exhausted.  Plus I have some big projects in the works.  I hope you will stop by the blogs of the rest of the design team for Our Creative Corner.

Thanks again for stopping by and blessings on your weekend.

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14 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Linda, your tag is a true beauty. Love the netting and how you used the paper twist, especially! Hope you feel better soon. I am at 2.5 weeks battling a head cold so I feel for you. Take care. Yvonne

Sue said...

OMG that netting is just a 'must have' Linda. What a truly beautiful Tag and your flower is gorgeous, I don't think you added too much Splash!
Smiles:)

Leigh said...

Love this tag Linda. Hope you get better soon. Yep, I love the netting too...as you know. lol

Jean McKenzie said...

Beautiful Linda!! The netting over the top finishes it all off so nicely! Love that mover and shaper mini label!! Might have to add it to the wish list - yikes!

Sarah said...

I lurve your tag Linda...makes me think of an elegant fascinator hat perched on a fine lady's head. The colours look amazing and I adore that netting! So elegant and a little bit of drama too with your colours...
Your Etsy shop is looking awesome and doing amazing....just wondering where you put it all and if you ever sleep...but it's all yours and that's the beauty!!! Have a great week and thank you so much for your fabulous encouragement and compliments...you make me blush! THANK YOU.

Sending you healthy hugs and love,
Sarah x.

Debbles Dabbles said...

Your is the 2nd lot of tags I have seen while checking out everybodies blogs.....love tags, and yours is so gorgeous.....will have to have a 'tag' night soon at my place me thinks...lol!!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this Tag is utterly stunning...Mel :)

May said...

Beautiful tag Linda, so elegant! love the netting! and the flower is fabulous, Hugs May x x x x

Darlene G said...

Love your tag. Your use of the netting is really great. Hope you feel well soon.

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Linda,I agree the lace stamp is gorgeous and the netting adds the perfect touch. Hope you're feeling little better. Sue C x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Linda! That flower is stunning and your netting adds such great texture. Love it!

rudlis said...

What a beautiful tag. Such a feminine! I love flower, netting and all those details.
Have a great day.

Moz said...

This is stunning Linda. I have downloaded you tutorial for the Utee flower and wonder if you have posted the tutorial for the small flower, as I cannot find it - probably just having a 'grey' moment!
Hugz
Moz

stephanne said...

Oh so romantically chic!!! Very pretty compilation of gorgeous goodies!!! I hope you are doing well!!
hugs, stephanne

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