Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valen-twine Two


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It's time for the Funkie team from Frilly and Funkie to show off their Valen-twine inspirations for week two of Pamellia's challenge.  This week I had the opportunity to play with some new craft goodies - one of Tim Holtz's new stencils and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals and sprays.  (Lots of new goodies in stock at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for those of you who haven't visited in awhile :)

When the new Tim stencils came in last week, I grabbed some of my jumbo manila tags and used the full stencils and some of Tim's texture paste and cover the full tag.  Once it was dry, I sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Salt Water Taffey, a pale pink for Valentine's Day.  But it was too pale so I went in another direction and sprayed it good with Treasure Island Aqua and then deepened it a bit with a light mist of Van Dyke Sepia, followed by a light mist of water to dilute it a bit - in other words, I just messed around until I got a look that I liked.  Then I gave it a light wash with the Lindy's Magical Shabby Turbine Teal, mixing just a tiny dot of it with a squirt of water on my kraft sheet and then painting it on.

I used Wendy's new stamp set A Passion for Art, inking up the lace stamp with Jet Black Archival and stamped the lace along the top.  My flower was cut from white card stock using several of the Tattered Florals dies.  The die cut flowers were sprayed with Treasure Island Aqua and a light mist of Van Dyke Sepia.

For my heart, I layered white CS over gray chipboard and hand cut the heart.  Mixing Wendy Vecchi's Translucent Embossing Paste with a tiny dot of the Magical Shabby Turbine Teal, blending and blending with a pallet knife until the color was even.  Then I simply spread the embossing paste on with a pallet knife, roughing it up with little dips and gouges.  I ran out of time and tried to dry it with  my heat gun so it never went translucent - not sure if it would have with the mica powder mixed in.  Once it had dried a bit, I gave it a shot of Van Dyke Sepia and then a mist of water to blend it.  Then sentiment is from A Passion for Art, stamped onto a ticket die cut.

And that wraps up another Frilly and Funkie challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you will share your vintage Valen-twine project with us this week.  There is still another week of the challenge.









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

20 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, I absolutely LOVE this tag!! It is a complete stunner! The effect of the sprays on the texture looks incredible and oh my goodness, that heart..... totally brilliant and I actually love the fact that it did not go translucent. It looks like porcelain or something! Love, love, love!!!!

Maryanne said...

Very cool Valentine tag, Linda! Aren't the Lindy products great! I'm so glad you're carrying them! I love that heart and also the new stencil. Really great tag!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the shabby look of this, great job on the heart and background, pretty flower!

Anita Houston said...

WOW OH WOW!!! That heart is beyond gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Sharon said...

Such a pretty tag and I live the non-traditional colour of the turquoise heart.

Kathy Grigas said...

This is gorgeous Linda. I also love that this is non-traditional Valentine's Day colors. Your heart looks great!

Cec said...

I love the results when you are "messing around" and wish I could do as well. I love the colour palette and all the texture.
Hugs!
Cec

Redanne said...

The background you created is gorgeous but for me it is the fabulous textured heart that stands out - it is stunning Linda. Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

This is beautiful! Love the heart!

Lynn Price said...

Hi, Linda - this is so beautiful! Love that new Tim Holtz Lace stencil, and the new Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays! Wonderful make! xx Lynn

Lynn Price said...

Hi, Linda - this is so beautiful! Love that new Tim Holtz Lace stencil, and the new Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays! Wonderful make! xx Lynn

Buttons said...

I completely adore this Linda. The delicate textured lacy background and ruffle stamping compliments that aqua heart perfectly. So many clever ideas to try. Jenny x

Shari Trumbull said...

OMG--I love that heart Linda!! It's amazing--well, this whole tag is AMAZING!! Love the colors, love the textures, love everything!! XOXO-Shari

suzyb said...

that's my kind of tag! Love the effect you were able to get on the heart, yes enamel or porcelain would be my guess. It is wonderful to experiment with things to get the most incredible effect. Lots of times it is a fluke. :) Thanks for sharing this one!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

Ana K. said...

Texture on your heart is fabulous and all together also…superb tag!
Hugs from Slovenia

butterfly said...

Glorious, Linda! The delicate layers of colour from the sprays over that wonderful lacy background (hmmm... should I have ordered that one too, I ask myself?!), and the glossy heart is astounding. Oh, and the twine too of course, and that flower. Brilliant brilliant tag.
Alison xx

Sara Barker said...

Linda! I am just loving this funky card with that heart! Must have one of those! So tactile and it looks like an old carved precious stone (that's a good thing. And your flower, the background, the twine...all so cool!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Linda, I love the heart, wonderful textures and patina!

Pamellia Johnson said...

So sorry I'm late to visit Linda. This is really spectacular! I actually love that the paste didn't turn completely clear, it's such a wonderful, unique look on your heart! Love those Lindy's sprays! Thank you so much for all your support during my first challenge as hostess at Frilly and Funkie, it sure has been fun! big hugs :)

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