Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's All About Literature

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost February blog hop.  Our theme this month is literature/children's books.  I chose to work with the Favorite Book plate from Artistic Outpost.  And this is also my design team sample for Frilly and Funkie.  Sue Carrington is our host and she is kicking off the Frilly week with a theme of layers + a word.  Obviously my word is Read.

The hop lineup is as follows:

I hope you will visit all of our designers and leave them some love.  There are some amazing projects to be seen using the wonderful Artistic Outpost plates.  And don't forget about our February referral challenge.  It's super easy this month as our theme is Anything Goes.  All you have do to be eligible to enter is to use Artistic Outpost stamps.  

For my piece, I started with one of the jumbo tags from my shop.  This particular one had been sitting on my craft table for a couple of weeks.  I used it to soak up left over Dusty Concord and Bundled Sage distress inks while working on a project.  I ripped a corner off a highly hoarded piece of Pion Design Fairytale of Spring paper and sewed it to the tag.  The main image was stamped with Jet Black archival onto white CS, cut with a Spellbinders Nestability die, sponged with Vintage Photo DI, colored with distress markers and edged with my mixture of UTEE and gold EP.  I created the list of genres on my computer, trimmed them out and sponged them with Dusty Concord and Vintage Photo.  The Read tag was also cut with a Spellbinders die.  The rosebuds are sold in my store and I painted them with Dusty Concord distress stain which I also did with the Venise lace tie at the top (all Venise lace and appliques are 15% off through Thursday night 2/21 at The Funkie Junkie Boutique - click Friday Focus 15%).  The straight doily and the green dyed seam binding are also from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will visit all the designers, both for the Artistic Outpost hop and over at Frilly and Funkie!

These products used on this tag are all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Tim Holtz/Ranger and Melissa Frances products are always 20% below MSRP:

25 comments:

Sophie said...

Ein schönes Tag.
Das gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut.

Liebe Grüße xx

Buttons said...

Love the way your tag background blends seamlessly with the gorgeous paper piece, and the list of genres is inspired. Hugs, Jenny x

lilscrappers said...

:) It makes me like purple. love that dusty concord and I'm not really a purple gal. It would be a cool bookmark.

Darla Walden said...

I love this tag. Reading used to be one of my favorite past times. Right now I have bad cataracts that I cannot afford to fix until I am eligible for Medicare next February since I got hurt on the job and ended up on disability and with disability one must wait 29months to qualify for medicare. Anyway, tag is gorgeous.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag , such pret Spring like colours and I love all the words and the touch of lace. Tracy x

Suzanne C said...

Love the lovely spring colors and the soft shabby chic feel. The accents are so charming! Beautiful tag!

Samantha Elliott said...

This is gorgeous Linda! Love the whole cosiness of the tag and it makes me want to curl up and read right now!
Hugs
xx

Terry said...

Very pretty tag, Linda! Love the lavender colors and lace with that sweet little girl! Hugs!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great tag, love the colors and the total feeling of this, esp sitting on the doily, so pretty.

butterfly said...

This is so lovely, Linda... the colours so soft and gentle, the image so beautifully tinted, and that wonderful list that just makes me want to go and browse my bookshelves! I can absolutely see why you're hoarding that paper too...
Alison x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag Linda! Love those papers and the added trim!

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Linda, the colours are so delicate and the image is fast becoming one of my favourites ! Sue C x

Terry said...

Hey there Linda what a fabulous Tag you made, wowww the background is fabulous and the paper fabulous. Wowwzersss and thank you so soooo much for your sweet comment on my blog Hugs Terry xxxxx

Jess said...

This is stunning! Be still my librarian heart!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Beautiful tag - makes me think of my kids - all ravenous readers!!

Tracie Dean said...

I love the colors. The lace is gorgeous!!

Happy Crafting,
Tracie

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love, love, love it Linda! Everything about it! Hugs, Rebecca

Anita Houston said...

What a Librarians pet you are...lol! A most excellent advertisement for sure! A gorgeous one! Love the purple! Striking image...shabby yumminess!

Pam said...

This is fabulous, Linda! I love the colors. The image is delightful. Just love it all.

marda said...

Love this tag.. and REALLY love the purple (dusty concord) you've used. Not familiar with that stamp..but I do love the sentiment. Luckily my grandkids do love to read...and so do I.
Beautiful work again.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, this tag is so precious. Your focal image is wonderful...cozy, vintage, warm...the coloring is great. I love the way you used your words here. Everything is harmonious, and it makes me want to go curl up with a good book!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Such a great message to this tag and it looks so pretty and Victorian.

Maryanne said...

I love this! I'm a lifelong book lover and I work as a part-time library aide in a high school. So, children/young people reading books is important to me. This is just beautiful!

Laurart said...

LOVE this!! Purple and green is one of my favourite colour combos and you have made such a beautiful tag with it. I love the inks on the background - the image is gorgeous and it all looks so elegant. Perfect as always Linda!!! Love from Laura xxxxxxx

2amscrapper said...

love this!

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