Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Crafting Frilly Style

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Hello happy crafters!  At least I hope you are happy since that is the theme of the new Frilly and Funkie challenge kicking off today.  Our newest DT member Georgie Connelly is our hostess and she is happily celebrating being on our design team with a challenge theme called Happy Happy HAPPY!  She wants you to create a vintage or shabby project that makes you happy, uses a supply or technique that makes you happy or depicts something that makes you happy.  Whatever you do, just be sure it makes you HAPPY :)

This is basically an anything goes type of challenge because doesn't all crafting make us happy?  It makes me happy to sit at my craft table and mess around, especially on those rare occasions that I don't have a theme or a product that I have to use.  So for my Frilly piece this week, I decided to play around with a design for the May Tim Holtz tag challenge.  That makes me happy since I rarely have time to play along.  

I jumped over to Mr. Tim's blog and refreshed my memory on the supplies and techniques he had used this month.  I like to use his techniques and similar products but to put my own creative stamp on my entries.  Instead of using burlap, I used cork, also from the Textured Surfaces pack and used it to cover one of the jumbo tags from my boutique.  Then  I mixed a little Shaded Lilac stain into white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and laid it down over the Gothic stencil.  My photo is from the Photo Booth pack and I colored it according to Tim's instructions using Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw. The pointing finger is a bit of Tim's ephemera and the marriage license was downloaded and printed from the internet. 

I just got a bunch of bronze charms with glass cabochons into the shop and found that one was perfect for this piece.  It was a little fiddly cutting the heart insert to fit, but I got it on the third try.  Then a tiny remnant rub was applied beforeI glued it together using a few drops of Glossy Accents.  There is a small hole in the fletching of the arrow where I was able to tie a small scrap of Shaded Lilac dyed seam binding.  


Using my new Tiny Tattered Florals die, I cut some white CS and inked it up with Shaded Lavender and Scattered Straw to create my little floral arrangement.  The leaves were also cut from white CS and stamped with Bundled Sage using Wendy Vecchi's Reverse Dots background stamp.  Of course everything has been edged with Vintage Photo DI. 

The tiny tag and the butterfly were stamped with the Love definition stamp from Tim's Love Struck stamp set.  They were stamped with Jet Black archival ink and sponged with Vintage Photo to distress them.  The XOXO card is from the Elementary card pack and I finished it off by cutting a couple of edging strips from Deco Sheets using the Shape Strips thinlits dies.  I will say that I couldn't get the dies to cut through the Deco Sheets and ended up running back over to the boutique last evening to grab a Precision Base Plate from our stock.  I hadn't taken one for myself because they have been selling quite briskly but I'm so glad I did.  It worked marvelously - pretty amazing actually.    After everything was finished, I decided to add the Handwritten Love in sharp black contract.  I'm glad I did because it really finishes the entire piece off.   I always back up my tags with a nice solid weight chipboard.  That way they don't curl or warp.  And I also cut an easel backing and glue it on the back so the tag stands alone.  It makes a fun piece of artwork to set on your desk, counter or shelf.

Thanks so much for hanging in with this long post.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what else the design team has to spark your creativity.  And I hope you will link up a vintage creation and play along with us for this fun challenge - a perfect opportunity to be a happy crafter!

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

12 comments:

Georgie C said...

Gorgeous tag!! I love the pop of blue against the cork background, and the little flower spray is just the sweetest!! xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Once again, I love this tag and all the various elements that bring it together.

Buttons said...

Oh how beautiful Linda! I love that stencilling on the cork and the clever way you've matched the 'marriage certificate' with the photo, heart and love references. Jenny x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Ohhh how I like this wonderful tag! Love the little bits of purple and the marriage license is genius! Awesome sauce! The tiny flowers are perfectly arranged and every other little tid bit amounts to a lovely tag! Hugz! ~Niki

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous tag Linda!! I just love the cork background and the blue stencil pattern really pops!! The glitter strip of hearts is such a wonderful romantic touch and your flowers are just fabulous!! Love it! hugs :)

Joi at RR said...

So much to see Linda... and it's all put together so perfectly. My fav part is how you put the matching hearts from the top on the XO at the bottom. Just brought it all together for me. But everything is so wonderful - the stencil just creates a romantic look and all together it just spells love, unity and compatibility. Very special. j.

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! What a stunning take on Tim's tag! Love the shabby feel to it :) my kind of stuff :)

Brenda Brown said...

Loveeee your gorgeous version Linda, beautiful. xxx

Lynn Price said...

So charming, Linda!! Love the colored texture paste, and as usual, your layers are fabulous! Hope you get some true holiday time today! xxx Lynn

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Your works are so fun and fabulous and overflowing with gorgeousness. You tickle my creativity. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

Mylissa Stout said...

I am really loving your tag...the change in background worked really nice and made the tag pop...The mini marriage license was a "smart" idea..

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a gorgeous interpretation of Tim's May tag Linda! Love the addition of the marriage license and the your flowers are so lovely, really need to get one of those tiny tattered florals dies! The hearts cut with the shape strips are a perfect touch, just love your tag.

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