Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Seeds of Love


It's time again for another Artistic Outpost blog hop.  (If you are looking for details on my make for Frilly and Funkie, please stop back tomorrow.)  It's another Designers' Choice theme this month.  Here's our hop line up for this month.  I hope you will stop by and leave each designer some love!


For my piece this month, I pulled out my Bloom and Grow set.  It's one I've always loved and I finally got it for myself last year, but haven't used it much.  I wanted to make something that felt fresh and this set fit the bill.  I started by squeezing a few blobs of Worn Lipstick onto my craft sheet and misted it a bit of water, then added a couple of small drops of Walnut Stain distress stain.  At that point, I blotted a piece of white card stock into it, dried it with my heat tool and then did that a couple more times.  I gave it a worn vintage feel by doing some second generation stamping using the Ephemeral Backgrounds and Jet Black Archival Ik and then added some stenciling using the Bubble stencil and Walnut Stain DI.  I also sponged all the edges with Walnut Stain DI.  

For my focal image I stamped the seed packet on white CS, only inking the stamp around the edge so I could place the flower image in the center.  The flowers were colored with distress markers and the whole piece was sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  

That's it for the details.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  And again, I hope you will hop around to the other designers' blogs to take a gander at what they have created for this hop.








These items were used to make the above card and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where most name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

18 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous make and I love your background x hugs xtrace x

Maggie said...

Lovely creative make feels like summer!


MaggieH

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous distressed background and focal stamped image. More funky from you today and I love it xx

Viv's Visuals said...

So beautiful Linda - you are the Queen of Backgrounds I think!

rachel said...

love this to bits - brilliant piece Linda - so much to look at xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wonderful! I love the background & the little touch of lace at the corner.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Linda, love love the focal image and backdrop. Love the touch of doily. Gorgeous colours too. Tracy x

Kate said...

Beautiful, Linda. The pink and polka dots make a lovely background. I also love that vintage seed packet. So many lovely elements together.
Kate

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Linda. Love the colours. Bring on summer!
xx

Lisa M said...

It's gonna sound silly, but your post brought so much warmth! Seeing that seed packet and the soft pastel colors brought Spring beaming through my monitor! Without a doubt your stamp purchase was well worth the money. This design is gorgeous and your background is beautifully crafted.
Gorgeous work Linda :) Hope you're doing well. Hugs,
Lisa x

Terry said...

Linda, I was so wishing I had that beautiful stamp set for a Spring post and now you have me drooling! I just love what you have done with that seed packet! Beautiful coloring and background! Love it tons!

butterfly said...

It's just lovely, Linda - the Worn Lipstick is a beautiful shade (time to stop being afraid of it!) and I love the garden twine in green! Delicious stamping and tinting of those sweet flowers.
Alison x

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Love the vintage feel and the beautiful background color!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love the post card, distressed pink and lace, sweet!

Maryanne said...

This is beautiful, Linda! I love the seed packet with the piece of lace in the corner. The colors are fantastic, spring-like but not really pastel.

Suzanne C said...

OH so pretty! Love the details. The twine bow is so very lovely and the curvey banner with the sentiment is sweet! Beautiful!

Kathy Eddy said...

What a beautiful card Linda! It makes me long for spring even more!

Connie Paxman said...

Linda first I would like to add how much I admire the blog stories you write...you are a good writer..
Love the dimensions of mediums you used and contrasting colors...A wow card.
connie paxman

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