Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Serenity

Sharing a card today that I made a week or so ago for the Artistic Outpost August release hop.  I'm using it for my Frilly and Funkie Frilly week make too as our challenge theme this week is Anything Goes.

Starting with a shell of kraft card stock, I think cut a 5.25x5.25" piece of Maja Design Vintage Summer Collection and distressed the edges with my fingernail and then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  Using a coordinating piece of Maja Design paper, I stamped with stamps from the Artistic Outpost Serenity plate using Wendy Vecchi's new Potting Soil archival Ink.  I made the tag by stamping kraft CS with Picket Fence Distress Stain and the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds, although you can't see much for the stamp design.  After stamping, I sponged it with Vintage Photo again.  Then the sentiment from Chalkboard Wisdom was stamped in Jet Black Archival.  The leaves were cut with the Mini Tattered Leaves die from acrylic packaging.  Then I applied Ginger and Gold Mixative alcohol inks and it them with the heat gun to warp them.  I love how you can turn the packaging that your Tim Holtz dies and texture fades come in into charming embellishments for your projects.  The rayon seam binding was dyed with Vintage Photo distress ink and the lace was dyed with boiled down coffee.  The sweet bronze butterflies can be purchased in my boutique.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie and please think about playing along this fortnight.  It's anything goes so no excuse for not playing along!



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

11 comments:

Buttons said...

Love this Linda. Great choice of paper for this and I love the look of Potting Soil. Hugs, Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous card Linda, the colours just spell serenity to me, so beautiful and like always, so many interesting touches! The lace over the strip of burlap, the leaf with the metal butterfly etc. A really beautiful composition!!

Redanne said...

Beautiful work Linda and just love that large sentiment - you really have captured the word 'serenity'. Hugs, Anne x

Paper Profusion said...

This is beautiful Linda with your usual gorgeous detailing. That wonderful sentiment has hit the right note with me this morning. Have a lovely day. Nicola x

Maryanne said...

This is beautiful, Linda! I love the phrase, something I need to take to heart! The leaf cut from the packaging is just great! It is definitely a very serene card. Lovely!

butterfly said...

This is so beautiful, Linda... the delicate colour palette is so gentle and calming; the sentiment is so appropriate just at the moment, and I love your gorgeous detailing.
Alison xx

marda said...

Your card is stunning. This is one of my all time favorite stamps
from Artistic Outpost, serenity is what you've created. (I just ordered the two of their chalkboard sets.. the ones you used a few days ago.) Love the layers and all the embellishments.

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS! Vintage and elegant!

Sophie said...

Traumhaft schön :-)

Viv's Visuals said...

How did I miss seeing this earlier this week? Love it to bits - colours are so peaceful - serenity personified. x

Marci said...

I love this one, the sentiment, the Serenity stamp, those leaves, everything!

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