Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oh, those lazy days of summer...

Hello friends, I'm back today with a sample I created for both the Artistic Outpost April blog hop and for Frilly and Funkie's Upcycle for Earth Day challenge.  Our theme challenge for Artistic Outpost's blog hop is Flowers or Women.  I have used one of my favorite Artistic Outpost women from the Keeper set.  In fact I think this might be the first AO stamp set I ever acquired.  I just love the retro, sort of 1950's feel of this woman.  And this whole stamp set has such a fabulous summer feel to it.  

Before I tell you about my piece, here is the Artistic Outpost hop line up. 


I hope you will stop by all their blogs to see what they've done with women and flowers and lots of fabulous Artistic Outpost stamps!

I started with a jumbo manilla tag and inked up the grass stamp from this plate with Picket Fence Distress Stain, stamping across the bottom and up the right side.  I also stamped the summer house in Picket Fence, but it doesn't show much.  After drying with my heat tool, I sponged Mowed Grass DI along the bottom and the right side.  Next I embossed the top section of the tag with the Springtime Borders and Backgrounds texture fade.  I also used that texture fade to emboss my acrylic butterflies and flower.  The middle area was sponged with Peacock Feathers and the top with Squeezed Lemonade DIs.  For the focal panel, I brushed Multi Medium Matte onto a piece of white chipboard and glued down the white burlap.  Once dry, I cut it with the Baroque die and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo.  The woman was stamped with Jet Black archival ink, trimmed out and colored with distress ink.  All the butterflies, flower and leaves were cut from waste acrylic packaging, which is my up cycle for the Upcycle for Earth Day theme for Frilly and Funkie this fortnight.  They were painted with Vintaj Weathered Copper and Retro Highway patina paint kits.

And that's a wrap for this week.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie too to see the upcycled projects.




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

20 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful colours and design Linda, this fabulous image reminds me of my mum when she was young.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful make, lovethe soft colours and the textures youbhave used..the butterflies look great hugs trace x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Such fabulous colours Linda, really eye catching . Love your flowers and butterflies and the embossing adds wonderful texture. Tracy x

Sophie said...

Linda, du machst so wundervolle Arbeiten, und du überrascht mich immer wieder mit neuen fantastischen Ideen.

Danke fürs Zeigen.
Sophie xx

Buttons said...

This is lovely Linda. Puts me in mind of Land Girls in Britain during WWII. Love your choice of spring colours. Hugs, Jenny x

Suzanne C said...

I had the same lady out and made a project with her. But ended up going with my favorite flowers and butterflies. :) Beautiful!

barbarayaya62 said...

Stunning tag! Love bright colors and texture! BArbarayaya

Kate said...

Your tag is gorgeous, Linda. Your composition is fabulous as always. I love how you place so many different elements on one project but they flow together beautifully. The retro lady is so pretty against the background as she fishes for butterflies!
Kate

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful use of color and design, love love love this tag GF!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous colour combination on your beautiful tag. Shirley

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag! Love the colors and the added embossing!

Yvonne Garner said...

A gorgeous project Linda! So glad to see you using this image, one of my favorites. Never tried DI over DS before! Fabulous result on your tag. Will have to give it a go. Have a great day!

Terry said...

Gorgeous tag with such wonderful colors! Love the embossing and the floating butterflies with fishing lady! Fun and Gorgeous!

Caroline D. said...

This is one gorgeous tag!!

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Linda ! I love the colours and the butterflies and flowers are fab ! Sue C x

Attic Clutter said...

really cute !!

butterfly said...

Such beautiful colours blended across the card, fresh and vivid.. and the woman looks so wonderful planted in the centre of them. I really love this tag, Linda!
Alison x

Viv's Visuals said...

Just catching up! really fab colours and love the image! x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Linda. Very feminine.
Hugs
xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great details on this gorgeous tag...PIN!

kind regards, Alie :-)

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