Thursday, August 29, 2013

Travel Ways with Frilly and Funkie

Hi all, thanks for stopping by today!  I have my project for this week's Funkie inspiration at Frilly and Funkie to share.  I didn't put it up yesterday because of the Artistic Outpost release hop and I don't like to do two postings in one day.  I made it along the lines of Tim Holtz's August tag.  I don't usually follow his so closely, but I needed a travel themed project for F&F this week and since August is almost over, thought I would combine the two challenges.    I used the Travel Ways set which are miniatures  of the three sets he used.  I actually like this set better, size-wise I find it more flexible.  I stamped the travel images from that set, masked them off and then stamped the travel images from the Mini Blueprints 3 set in Cobalt archival over top of them.  The background was made with Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood distress stains.   I perked it up just a bit by using Vermillion archival for the red stamping.  The travel documents/advertisements were also stamped using the Travel Ways set.  I altered the Word Band with Red Pepper alcohol ink and then gave it a coating with Picket Fence DS to make the words white.  I was able to wipe the distress stain off the top with a damp paper towel.  

I feel like this tag doesn't pop - doesn't have much of a personality of it's own, but I was struggling a bit for time and mojo and this is what I ended up with.  I had just finished up making 6 pieces for the Artistic Outpost release and I guess my mojo was pretty much used up by that point.  I'll give it a little rest over the weekend and start playing again on Sunday.  

Wishing all my American friends a happy and safe Labor Day weekend wherever your travels may take you!


These products used to make this tag are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger and other name brand products are always 20% off!

9 comments:

Maryanne said...

I like this tag, Linda. It has great elements that all work together. But, I know what you mean about not being satisfied with a project. Sometimes putting it aside for a few days is what it needs! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Buttons said...

I reckon your mojo did you proud Linda. Super idea to combine the travel stamps with the blueprint ones in such seamless style. You are a very clever designer indeed. Hope you get a well deserved rest and enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend. Hugs, Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Linda and even though you followed Tim's tag a bit closer this time, you still completely put your own stamp (no pun intended) onto it. The combination of stamps looks fabulous and I love the embellishments you added!

Barb Cady said...

This tag is full of image and has the aged look beautifully. Hope you have a restful weekend. X

Karen Schroeder said...

Fantastic tag! I love it!

Shari Trumbull said...

I LOVE this tag, Linda! All of the images mesh together so wonderfully and love the embellishments, too! Absolutely Fabulous! XOXO-S

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous tag and fabulous take on the monthly series! Love that you fit all these travel images on one tag...a feat onto itself! Love the pops of red!

Terry said...

Linda, I am so loving your travel tag! Honestly, I have had one part of something completed and for days have not been able to continue! The background is amazing I the added travel bits are great elements! Love this!

butterfly said...

I love your combination of stamps here, and it feels full of personality to me... so interesting how one can get "crafted out"! It's certainly been pretty full on in AO land recently!
Alison x

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