Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sunny Seaside


Hello and welcome!  I know I've been missing in action around blogland recently.  My life is a scramble trying to keep up with everything happening at the boutique, my design team commitments and my personal life.  Whew, some days I don't know which end is up!  I was skeptical about getting a piece made for the Funkie week of the Vintage Seaside challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  I totally missed contributing anything to the team last week so I really needed to produce a piece for this week.  I was pretty stressed about the situation and feeling totally devoid of mojo with no idea of what to make for this week.  Finally in frustration, I just went into my craft room and sat down at my desk, pulled out a tag and started to play around.  This was the outcome - sort of fun and whimsical with lots of colors.

I started with a jumbo manila tag and the Tim Holtz bubble stencil.  Picket Fence distress paint was stenciled on and dried.  Then I sprayed it with a mix of Peacock Feathers and a dash of Evergreen Bough distress stains, followed by a very quick light mist of Vintage Photo (stains were transferred into Mini Misters for this step).  Then the edges were inked with Vintage Photo DI.

The beach houses were stamped on book paper using Jet Black archival and then stained with Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn.

The Chevron Frameworks die was used to cut gray chipboard which was painted white with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I thought it made a cute be achy fence.  Then I hung bronze sea inspired charms along my fence. When we are at the seaside, I always see fences with ocean/beach inspired objects hanging on them so I did the same my charms and my fence :)

The flower is just two layers of card stock, the smaller one was cut with the Jumbo Tattered Florals die and the larger one was cut with  the Tattered Florals die.  Both were stained with Squeezed Lemonade stain, crumpled, dried, spritzed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls and dried again.  And, of course, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo.  The pretty turquoise gem center for the flower is from my boutique.

I created a couple of bunches of sea oats using unraveled burlap fibers.  The sentiment was stamped with Jet Black archival and the banners were hand cut.  A bronze angel fish finished it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you will run over to Frilly and Funkie.  The team has some great eye candy plus Donna Gibson is back for a quick guest design week.  She has contributed an awesome vintage beach piece!









The products below were used to make the tag above and area available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

14 comments:

Buttons said...

Love the way you've incorporated those new charms onto the tag by hanging them from the frameworks piece and the row of colourful beach huts looks super. Jenny x

butterfly said...

What a fabulous tag, Linda - I love those colourful beach huts, and the chevrons add such cool texture to your beach scene!
Alison xx

Dagmar said...

A great summer-feeling tag- it's make me happy at so rainy days .

Redanne said...

Wow Linda, I think Mr Mojo is well and truly back on track, this is absolutely stunning - I LOVE those fantastic beach huts and the little charms are beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

Maryanne said...

Your mojo obviously reappeared, Linda! This tag is so fantastic! I love the "fence" with the charms hanging on it!! The colors are great and so are the sea oats! Really a great beachy project!

LindaS said...

Amazing tag. Love the seaside theme.

Jan Larson said...

Wonderful!! I think your mojo is back! Love the bright colors -- makes me want to go the beach right now!

Lisa M said...

Oh my word Linda! This makes me want to kick my shoes off and put my toes in the sand!!! I'm so ready for living at the lake this Summer.
What a beautiful make. I know your life is hectic at the moment, but you can't tell by the tranquility you've created on your tag.
All the continued best to you and remember to breathe!!
hugs,
Lisa x

rachel said...

awesome tag linda. i adore the chevron diecut and the beach huts x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag with great summer feeling. Love the yellow flower and the little charms hanging from the framework.

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow! That is GORGEOUS.

bindu saju said...

Love your creation.Sharing it on G+

Sue Fraser said...

I love the colours you've used. Something really cheery for an overcast day in not-so-sunny Scotland.

Darlene G said...

This is beautiful. I love it and love the colors. Just beautiful.

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