Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Winter Blooms

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Hello and welcome back to my week two post for the Frilly and Funkie Winter Blooms challenge.  Sue Carrington is our host this fortnight.  Since it's winter and our gardens are looking a little dull, Sue's challenge is to spruce them up by adding handmade flowers to our projects.  I wanted to keep the pale icy look of winter to my blooms.  I started with a jumbo manila tag from my shop, as I always do and applied Tim Holtz's texture paste through his new Flourish stencil.  When it was totally dry, I sprayed the tag with several coats of Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain followed by sprays of Lindy's Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia.   Isn't this just a gorgeous icy glow to this tag?  I went over the high spots of the embossed flourishes with Vintage Photo DI to really make them pop.  I used the new Mixed Media thinlits die to cut the grungy die cuts top and bottom from kraft CS and sponged them with Walnut Stain DI.  
My flower was cut from crinoline using the Tattered Florals and Jumbo Tattered Florals dies.  I stained it with the mix of dyes I use to dye the seam binding I use in the shop.  I love that faded vintage pink.  It was topped off with a pretty floral wooden button.  The leaves were cut with the Spring Greenery die from white CS and also sprayed with several layers of Cracked Pistachio and Van Dyke Sepia, then edged with Vintage Photo DI.  I added copper colored micro beads to the stem for some extra texture.  

My sentiment was die cut with the new Handwritten Love thinlits die set from Tim Holtz.  It was cut from white CS and then I gave it a wash of the same dye I used on the crinoline flower so everything would match.  
I needed something to put up top where the tag hole is and pulled out a silver heart charm.  But I really wasn't happy with the color so I messed around with it until it was altered to a color that I thought coordinated with my tag.  I started by lightly rubbing some Antique Silver Inka Gold on it, but that didn't cover the silver enough.  I decided to go for my alcohol inks and mixed a drop of gold mixative with a drop of terra-cotta and then added a couple of drops of snow cap.  I used an Alcohol ink blending tool and felt to apply it to my silver charm.  That was almost where I wanted it to be and decided to add just a tiny bit more of the Antique Silver Inka Gold.  Finally I was happy with the color and texture.  I added a little Remnant Rub  I wasn't sure if it would stick, but it worked great.  I used Tim's new Remnant Rub tool which works AWESOME!  We just got our first shipment in this week and they are almost sold out already, but never fear, we have lots more on order!
I'm offering my tags for sale for $7.50 and free shipping in the USA, which is basically my cost, just to move them out of my craft room.  I back my tags on heavy chipboard so they are not curled or wrinkled.  And they come with a chipboard easel that can be affixed to the back of the tag to make it stand up if you wish.  If you would like to purchase this or any other piece you see on my blog, please email me at thefunkiejunkie@gmailcom.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your lovely comments.  Most of the products used to make this tag can be purchased from my on-line shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The thumbnails below will take you there.  
I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see more Winter Blooms and maybe even play along with your own vintage creation.  


These products were used in the making of the above tag and they are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP:

13 comments:

Buttons said...

Superb as ever Linda and now I NEED to try those Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays out. They really are producing incredible results on your work. Jenny x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Linda!! I just love that background and your beautiful funkie flower! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new products! big hugs :)

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

A stunning tag!!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Love the texture on this tag and that beautiful flower!

butterfly said...

This is so beautiful, Linda - I love the soft pink shade, and that flower is glorious! The heart charm over the grungy die-cut is a great touch too. Fabulous!
Alison xx

Maryanne said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda! I love all the new products and seeing them in use. I love that new die too!

Anita Houston said...

This is so so so gorgeous Linda! LOVE the background and that seam binding flower!

Cec said...

Wonderful tag. Love the colour palette, the giant flower and your charm transformation turned out perfectly.
Hugs!
Cec

Marci said...

So pretty! The crinoline flower is gorgeous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tag Linda, the flower especially is just amazing, the button is the perfect finishing touch on it. Having said that, the whole tag is a stunner!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So beautiful Linda, the cracked pistachio with the Van Dyke Sepia spray is gorgeous and I would never have thought to use crinoline for the flowers, lovely!

Lynn Price said...

Wow! Great use of all the new fun stuff!! Look forward to playing with the new TH sprays and need to get that LSG Van Dyke! Beautiful make and so inspiring, Linda! xx Lynn

Dria said...

WONDERFUL! I love how you used the die!

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