Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bling, bLiNg, BLING!


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Over at Frilly and Funkie, Jenny wants bling!  I missed my DT posting last week because I was out of town and then running to get things caught up at the store with a shortage of manpower.  So I dropped the ball on my DT duties and lovey Jenny stepped in and covered my spot on the Frilly side.  This week I did double bling on my Funkie side make to compensate for last week's MIA.  Lots of gold and glitter and shine on this piece, although, as usual, it's difficult to have it all come through in the photo.  

Starting with a 4.25x5.5" piece of kraft paper, using Jet Black archival ink, Wendy Vecchi's new Old Ledger stencil was used and then overstamped with the new Script background stamp.  Starting to lay down a layer of bling, I used Treasure Island Aqua from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Love the vintage brown base and the aqua sheen!  Next I used my IndigoBlu Flitter Glue kit to lay down some metallic leaf in variegated shades with Wendy Vecchi's two lovely new flourishes from the Art and You set.   I find Wendy's detailed stamps work fantastic with the Flitter Glue metallic flake process.  Love the elegant bling it provides!
Next I wanted to crown my piece with an elegant topper.  I pulled out an old favorite Distressed Doily die and since I was using kraft CS for the body of the piece, I decide to go with corrugated cardboard for my topper.  I blinged it up a bit by speading on Deco Gold in Old Gold.  Again, it doesn't show well in the photo, but you can seee it a bit on the high spots.  And I added a really gorgeous piece of KAISERCRAFT laser cut wooden embellishments.  I also dipped into my inventory a the shop and came up with one of the new Spellbinders Gilded Life chain packages.  What a cool embellishment this is.  You get inches and inches of chain.  This set came with two sizes of crystal chain.  I only used a couple of inches here  It was clear facet cut beads, but I deduced I wanted it to match the colors and style of the piece so I painted on Alcohol Ink - first in Butterscotch but that was too yellow-y.  I finished it off with a quick brush over of Mushroom Alcohol Ink.  
Next I cut white CS with a Spellbinders die, colored it with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and dried it with my heat tool.  After that, to up the bling level,  I gave it a light coating of Multi Medium Matte rubbed on by my finger and then poured on Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  I decided to go with a sheer gold May Arts ribbon, tied in a double loop with the ends distressfully frayed.  I had been talking to a friend recently about the Stick Pins I used to make when I sold on Etsy.  I still have a few around and this one worked perfectly with the ribbon.

And finally, the sentiment is from the same Art and You set from Wendy Vecchi.  It was stamped on white CS, trimmed out and stamped.  And that's it, friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.








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

19 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

looks gorgeous Linda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning! Bling the way I really like it!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous golden beauty!

Buttons said...

Layer after layer of gorgeousness Linda! I love the way you've mixed the Lindy's mist with the stencilling and gilding and the Spellbinders beads are fabulous. Jenny x

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful project!

wendy vecchi said...

this is gorgeous Linda!

Cec said...

Your photo picked up all the lovely shimmer from both the mist and the flakes and it is gorgeous. Love the stamping and the die cuts.
Hugs!
Cec

Marci said...

Beautiful! This just looks so shabbily elegant, if you know what I mean. I feel another order coming on :)) I love this.

Linda Breedlove said...

Good night, Linda... I LOVE this!!! FABULOUS!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love this, but especially the doily piece at the top. Awesome!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Linda! Love the filigree piece at the top and your big luscious bow! You found so many ways to add bling to your piece, and what a beautiful piece it is! hugs :)

Lisa M said...

What a classy way of displaying bling!! Well done, Linda...it's a GORGEOUS make with subtle tones of gold and then a breathtaking topper!!
hugs,
Lisa x

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous in Gold, Linda!! You've got the bling factor down with this beautiful tag! Love those stamped shimmers that you have been able to capture in your photos--the metallic flaking effect is subtle but adds so much to this entire creation! Thanks for sharing how you layered this, Linda!! XOXO-Shari

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous creation, Linda! Off to pin :-)

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Linda! Love the doily crown! Sue C x

Lynn Price said...

Linda, this is stunningly beautiful!! I love the kraft background as a base....never would have thought of that! And that Spellbinder's corner is perfect here! Lovely make - xx Lynn

Georgie C said...

Oh Linda this is STUNNING I love the golden beauty of the piece. The glittery ribbon just set it perfectly. Love this xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wowza, that is lovely Linda! The metallic flakes are gorgeous and I love your layered background. Blings not my thing but I love yours!

Sara Barker said...

Well, you have certainly "made up" for missing out last time! This is just amazing! I love the flakes--just a perfect touch of elegance, The scrollwork at the top and echoed at the bottom, and those lovely jewels in the drape and the stick pin--just lovely!

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