Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cherry Blossom Time

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Hello friends and followers, the Frilly team over at  Frilly and Funkie is back today to kick off our latest challenge.  Sue Carrington is our host this fortnight and her challenge is called Winter Blooms.  She wants us to liven up our winter gardens and craft projects with handmade flowers, one of my all time favorite embellishments.  I always make my flowers, cut with dies and card stock, inked and scrunched.  I was definitely in my element with this challenge. 

Last week when the new Tim Holtz stencils came in, I grabbed one of each out of stock for myself and promptly tried each one out with on tags with Tim's texture paste.  This was a blank tag that I had applied Tim's white texture paste through the Blossom stencil, which I can see is going to be a favorite of mine!  I misted it with my new Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays using Whale Watch Blue from the Nantucket Pearl set and while still wet, giving it a squirt of Van Dyke Sepia and a mist of water to help them run together a bit.  I dried them with my heat tool and then took my finger and rubbed over the high points of the embossing paste with another product that is new to the shop - Inka Gold paint in the Old Silver color.  Here's a quick shot I took of the project before I covered everything up.  
Next I stamped the long text stamp from Stuff to Say in jet black archival.  Using the new Mixed Media die, I cut the die cut up top from white card stock, sponged it with Vintage Photo DI and then rubbed Old Gold Viva Decor Inka Gold over it.  The sentiment is a Wendy Vecchi stamp from the Nature's Art set that I really love.  I though it worked perfectly for this piece.  My cherry blossoms and the leaves were cut from white CS with the Tattered Flowers decorative strip die, my main go-to die for making flowers.  I sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang spray Salt Water Taffy, also found in the Nantucket Pearl spray set.  The branches were cut with the Autumn Gatherings decorative strip die and were sponged with Walnut Stain.  For my flowers, I sprayed them liberally with the Lindy's Salt Water Taffy spray,  scrunched then up and dried them like that.  Same with the leaves that were sponged with Cracked Pistachio and also edged with Walnut Stain.  The centers had a drop of green Viva Decor dimensional paint (from my old stash) applied and then the green micro beads were poured on the wet dimensional paint.  
That's pretty much it for this tag.  I love the soft colors from the Lindy's Stamp Gang Nantucket Pearls set.  Ahh, more sprays.  I have really become addicted to sprays!  

I keep forgetting to let you all know that my tags and cards are always for sale.  If you ever see anything you want, please email me at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com.  The cards and tags are generally $7.50 each which includes free shipping to any USA address.  International orders, please let me know what you are interested in purchasing and I'll work out a postage cost for you.  

I hope you will all stop by Frilly and Funkie.  We have some amazing shabby chic work this week from the Frillies and we have a guest designer for a few weeks.  Nancy Dynes is out as her mother had a stroke so she is on leave of absence tending to family matters.  A new designer Georgie C from Little Blue Craft Box will be filling in for Nancy for the next few challenges.  You are sure to drool over all the shabby beauty at Frilly and Funkie this time around.  



These products were used to create the tag above and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% off MSRP.

13 comments:

Georgie C said...

Hi Lind!! This is beautiful, I love what you have with the stencil and the mixed media die (mine turned up last week but not played yet), lovely soft pink flowers.

Have followed so I can keep up with more of your stunning designs xx

Buttons said...

Oh SO beautiful Linda. I love cherry blossom and this works perfectly trailing down the trellis. Jenny x

Cec said...

What a fabulous tag with all those wonderful blooms cascading down. All the sprays you have used blend so beautifully to make a soft colour palette. At first glance I thought you painted the design on the background until I read it was a stencil - brilliant.
Hugs!
Cec

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy, gorgeous Linda!! You've got me re-thinking my shopping cart now, because these items are fantastic! I just LOVE your flowers, wow!! Stunning! hugs :)

Maryanne said...

What a fabulous tag, Linda! I love all the new products, some of which I've already ordered! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project!

Kathy Grigas said...

So beautiful Linda. I love your flowers.

Redanne said...

The blossom stencil is beautiful on your your tag Linda and those flowers are gorgeous.

It is wonderful to see my lovely and very talented friend Gee Guest Designing for you too! Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

So pretty!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Linda, love those tattered flowers with the micro bead centers! And by the by, you aren't charging nearly enough for your beautiful tags, they are all works of art!

Dara Lynn said...

Firstly, I hope Nancy's mother condition improves and my prayers are with her. I purchased this stencil and new mixed media die set and cannot wait to give this a try! Truly inspired :)

LISA said...

Such a beautiful tag!! Now I must have Tim's new stencils!! You used Lindys so beautifully!!Love your flowers...

Astrid Maclean said...

Just stunning Linda, that new stencil looks wonderful, but the way you have used it is fantastic! Brilliant make!!

Dria said...

OHHHHHHHHH swooooon! I love this. LOVE the way you used the fragment of the die! OH goodness I need that pack so badly!

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