Sunday, May 4, 2014

Encouragement


Hi there, I'm off on a 9 day vacation to Miami and Key West.  I had to work ahead on all of my DT commitments for that period.  I have a quick tag I made for this week's Artistic Outpost DT posting with Cowgirl Strength.  I love the power of this sentiment, especially coupled with the Word Band that says "Encourage your hopes not your fears". The tag started with a jumbo manila tag stamped in jet black archival with the cowhide stamp from this set which was then colored with Faded Jeans DS. The bandana print was stamped in white craft ink.  I wish I had used white embossing powder there because the white craft soaked up the Faded Jeans stain and turned light blue.
Next I dry embossed the Paisley pattern onto white CS using an old favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder and sponged it with Barn Door DI. The sentiment and the photo stamp were both stamped onto white CS with jet black archival. The photo stamp was colored with a Barn Door distress marker. The stars were cut from canvas and colored with Faded Jeans DS.  Then I stenciled a silver star on each using Wendy Vecchi's silver embossing paste. I also heat embossed a silver tone #1 with Weathered Wood distress embossing powder.  A little hand stitching using burlap string was added along both edges to enhance the country feel.  

The Funkie Junkie Boutique is temporarily closed right now for my vacation and to move it into its new home.  I'm going to list the thumbnail links to products in the store anyway so you can come back after May 16th and find them in the shop.  I do still have a couple of the Cowgirl stamp sets in stock.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are having a great weekend!









These products used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

7 comments:

Buttons said...

Yeeha! (sorry, couldn't resist :) and amen to that. Keep this one close at hand over the coming few weeks and months and enjoy your break. Onwards and upwards... Jenny x

Shari Trumbull said...

I'll copy Jenny--That's Right--YEE HAW!! Beautiful tag, Linda!! I LOVE that paisley embossing--reminds me of a red handkerchief that a cowgirl would have wrapped around her neck--or hair ;)
Love this tag, Linda! Have a good vacation!! XOXO-Shari

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific tag, I love the stars. Have a wonderful time.

Redanne said...

I love how you used this stamp set and how appropriate are those sentiments for you! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday! Hugs, Anne x

craftytrog said...

Love this Linda, it's beautiful! xx

Lisa M said...

Hope you're having a wonderful vacation. You deserve it! I loved reading the fabulous news of your shop and again..you deserve the recognition and adoration from all your hard work. So happy for you and thank you for scheduling posts in your away, it's always refreshing to see your inspiration!
hugs,
Lisa x

butterfly said...

Love the red, white and blue to go with this fabulous cowgirl... Hope you've been having a wonderful rest.
Alison xx

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