Saturday, September 1, 2012

Resisting Resist

 
Hi everyone, what do you do when you have to make a fourth project in a row with a resist theme - resist it?  Yeah, it seems like every challenge I'm involved in is doing resist this past fortnight.  How funny is that?  It's not like they all copied each other.  I know both of my design teams have had their themes set for at least a month.  Even Tim Holtz and Linda Ledbetter got into the resist theme - LOL.

And are you tired of seeing tags here?  I tried to make a card for this challenge - really tried, because I'm sorta tired of tags right now too.  But the way I had laid out the resist technique on this vintage book page just didn't work for a card.  It would have been totally covered up.  The two resist techniques I used here are Multi Medium resist and emboss resist.  The Multi Medium resist was done on the base of the tag and my goodness, I actually thought about taking a photo of the background before covering it up.
Here it is.  I stamped the old SU Baroque Motifs stamp first in red archival ink, cleaned the stamp and then applied Multi Medium Matte, just off setting the stamp slightly.  I love the shadowing effect it creates!  Then it was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the page was glued to one of the jumbo tags I sell in the boutique.

Both of the laces were white or ivory and I dyed them with my Black Soot distress stain - REALLY love the way they came out.  The kraft envelope was created with the Movers and Shapers Pocket Envelope die, stamped with the old SU Botanicals stamps in Ranger Jet Black and Sepia Archival.  Then a flower flourish stamp from Inkadinkado was stamped in embossing ink and Enamelware EP was applied.  I sponged over the EP for my second resist technique using Vintage Photo DI.
The darling angel is a resin embellie from Melissa Frances and the sentiment is from Wendy Vecchi.  The hearts were cut from felt with a Spellbinders die.  The hinge clip is from Tim Holtz and I applied Enamelware EP to it.  I built the tiny embellishment below the cherub with some filigree metal from my boutique that I painted with Vintaj Retro Cafe black paint plus a couple of teensy corrugated cardboard hearts and another tiny filigree - sometimes I just like to play around with odd and original embellies :)

So there you have my latest response to a resist challenge.  You know, you could do a three-fer with a kraft resist piece.  Play with Tim Holtz's Kraft Resist paper stash (awesome video) and you could enter it into Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge, Frilly and Funkie and Our Creative Corner - three amazing challenges for the time it takes to make one piece.  But this post is for Our Creative Corner so I strongly encourage you to stop by to see what that amazing DT over there has to share with you.

I wish you a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend if you are a fellow American.   I hope you will take a moment to reflect on the labor movement and how its hard won gains have made the lives of all U.S. workers more tolerable and comfortable - things like the 40 hour work week, child labor laws, OSHA regulations, sick time, vacation time, the eradication of many sweatshops (sadly many still exist in our country - covert back room operations exploiting non-citizens).  Let's send prayers of thanks to the many people who fought and died so we could have decent and humane working conditions!  Here's a little bio on Mother Jones, one of the leaders of the labor movement.








These products used to make this tag are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

18 comments:

Buttons said...

Don't care that it is a tag, don't care that there is lots of resist around at the mo'. DO care that this is one STUNNING project which uses so many inspirational techniques and is put together in the perfect way to balance all these elements to their best advantage. You are a crafting wonder Linda. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

lainey said...

FAB work Linda, love your black embelli :) lainey x

Julia S-W said...

I LOVE tags!! This is so beautiful and I agree that the tag base is beautiful without anything else added! However, I love what you went on to do and your techniques are superb.
Have a fun weekend.
Juliaxx

butterfly said...

Well it may be your fourth resist in a row, but you're still knocking'em out of the park! Stunningly gorgeous tag, from the sexy black lace to the innocent white cherub... glorious resist, and thank you for the background photo! Happy Labor Day (or Labour, as I'd prefer to spell it, but there you go)!
Alison x

Penny Duncan said...

Oh My....what a BEAUTIFUL tag!!!! I love all the gorgeous detail you added to this!!!!!

Lisa M said...

LOL..you poor thing. I had no idea I'd contributed to your Groundhog 'repeat' week! Well I certainly hope that by the time my challenge rolled around, you could have done it in your sleep. ;) Your tag is sensational and the Multi Medium is now on my list to do. Wonderful resisted inspiration with wings!

Anita Houston said...

Never tire of tags or resist Here! Gorgeous design! I love the off setting resist..creates a fab border! This tag is just eye candy for the creative soul!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

You are the TAG QUEEN! hand down... you win ;-) so many wonderful layers, so many great techniques... cherub is adorable, the clippie is the perfect little touch that makes a big statement and the little envelope... you get it, I like!

Tracie Dean said...

You might be tired of tags, but this one is just gorgeous!! I love it. Have no clue how to do one, but I can sure look and drool at the same time...lol

LeAnne said...

Your work is always gorgeous, no matter if it's a tag, card or 3D item! LOVE the images and stamps you used here!

Runs with Scissors said...

Tag or card???? With your artistic flair, who cares. Just keep em comin'. This tag is just a treasure.

Shelly said...

I could never get tired of tags when they're this gorgeous, Linda. I love the rich colors and how beautifully embellsihed it is. xxx

Carole said...

Linda, absolutely gorgeous, I love the tag.

Sandy said...

Linda I love everything you do. You had to have a store to feed your incredible talent. I love the texture and the way you design your tags. I have a full plate right now but one day I am going to let loose. I think.
Sandy

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a gorgeous tag, Linda. I love every details on it...:)

Kim Price said...

Such a gorgeous project, Linda and that little cherub angel - sweet as! Just a stunning tag :)

Lili said...

Beautiful tag Linda! You must be tired of tags but I love to see your work on them. All the details are gorgeous, and the little cherub angel is a great touch.
Hugs ;)

LindaS said...

Stunning work and a cool tecnique. Gotta try it.

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