Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shabby Stenciling

Hi there, here I am, showing up a day late for my Frilly and Funkie design team piece.  Yesterday was the monthly Artistic Outpost blog hop so I didn't want to take any attention away from that and thought it was better to post this a day late.  Sue is our hostess this fortnight and she has challenged us to use stencils on our project.  LOL, if you read my blog, you know that's not a challenge.  I am another crafter who has developed (much later than most of you) an addiction to stencils.  I can't seem to make anything lately without using a stencil in some sort of way.  
It's Frilly week so I wanted to craft in the shabby chic style.  I cut a card sized piece of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper because I wanted something strong enough to stand up to embossing paste and distress stains and not warp.  Using a Prima stencil, I spread white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste over the card stock and let it semi dry.  Then I laid the stencil over it again and sponged on some embossing ink and sprinkled on Weathered White embossing powder.  When I heated it to melt the EP, I guess the embossing paste wasn't really dry because it bubbled and blistered, which I thought was terrific.  At this point, everything was still white.  I made puddle of Iced Spruce and Picket Fence distress stains on my craft sheet and painted it on with a brush.  I love the way the background came out!
I downloaded and printed this charming image from Janet K Designs.  If you love vintage images, you should visit her blog.  I added a few frilly embellishments from my boutique - Venise lace, crinkle ribbon (seam binding), a rhinestone ribbon slide, and a bronze rose that I also embossed with Weathered White embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Simple Sayings set, stamped in Iced Spruce and the banner was hand cut.

This one was a lot of fun to make.  Hope you like it.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your comments!

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

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.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

By the Sea

Just a quick post today to share my design team make for Artistic Outpost this week. This piece was created on a jumbo manila tag using the Beyond the Sea plate. I did a little distress stain marbling with Faded Jeans and Tarnished Brass distress stains. The stamping was all done with Jet Black archival. I wanted to add a rough sandy touch so I embossed the black CS ornate frame die cut with Antique Linen distress embossing powder in a very random manner. The conch shell was stamped with Jet Black archival and colored with Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose distress markers and then coated with Glossy Accents. The little banners were cut with the Ribbon Flags decorative strip die.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

These items used to create the above tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where most name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jumbo Tattered Flower

I'm back again with more handmade flowers for week two of Jenny's challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  I decided to go really tattered this time, using canvas, vintage net and burlap.  I cut the largest flower layers with the Jumbo Tattered Florals XL die and the smaller ones were cut with the Tattered Florals Bigz die.  All the layers were colored with a mix of rubbing alcohol and Vermillion archival reinker.

The background for my tattered flower was created using a half sheet of Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper.  I mixed rubbing alcohol with Vermillion and Coffee archival inks.  A bit of stamping was done with Jet Black Archival Ink using Wendy Vecchi's Vintage Mesh and the ledger stamp from A Form of Art.  I also stenciled using the new Add a Stencil and Jet Black Archival.  The stamping is from the Seriously Art set.
The leaf branches were made using Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste to which I added a couple of drops of Bundled Sage reinker.  

I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see the wonderful handmade flowers the rest of the team is sharing.  And I hope you will make a few of your own and join our challenge!

Thank you for stopping by today!

These products used to make the piece above can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP:

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