Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Birthday


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Hello and thanks for dropping by.  I'm just sharing a little tag I have for the first week of a new Frilly and Funkie challenge.  Sue Carrington is our lovely hostess this fortnight and she is all about stencils.  Which is great because so am I!  Stencils are all the rage and I can hardly make anything at all without grabbing a stencil or two to create a pattern or a texture on my make.  This week I decided to use a stencil with both ink and embossing paste.

First I grabbed one of the jumbo manila tags that I sell in the shop and am so addicted to.  Using Peacock Feathers DI and a mini ink blending tool, I applied the ink through the stencil on the bottom half of the tag.  Then I misted the ink that was left on the stencil and applied it to the top part of the tag for a mono print.  Love the way it looks with the positive and negative images.  I thought it needed a little texture so I added some white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through the same stencil on the bottom right corner of the tag.  When it was good and dry, I applied Inka Gold Old Silver with a tiny paint brush.  You should use your finger and sometimes I do, but  I really wanted a delicate look and wanted to make sure I only got it on the raised embossing paste.  I also used the Inka Gold Old Silver on the Spellbinders die cut in the upper left corner.  It was cut from white CS and the Inka gold was applied with my finger.  I glued it down with Multi Medium Matte.

My floral bouquet was made by cutting white CS with the Tattered Flowers decorative strip die and staining them with Shaded Lilac.  I scrunched them around the end of a paintbrush when wet and let them dry in that shape.  Once dry, I opened them very carefully and sponged the endues with Vintage Photo DI.  The leaves were also cut with the same strip die, stained with Bundled Sage, edged with Vintage Photo ann then Inka Gold Old Silver was applied dry brush style.


My sentiment was stamped from Tim's Simple Sayings set using Peacock Feathers DI.  My little banners were cut with the Ribbon Flags decorative strip die from white CS, sponged with Antique linen and a bit of Vintage photo and kissed with Wendy Vecchi's Script background stamp.  Then I stamped Happy Birthday using Peacock Feathers and dipped it into clear embossing powder which stick randomly as some of the ink had dried (which was my intent).

The tag was topped with a triple loop bow made with seam binding and stained with Shaded Lilac distress stain.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  All my cards and other art pieces are for sale starting at $7.50 which includes shipping to USA addresses.  International - contact me for a shipping price to your country.  I need to move some of these pieces out of my craft room and into a good home!  If you are interested, email me at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com.

Be sure to pop over to Frilly and Funkie to see what our amazing frilly girls have to inspire you.   I hope you will play along by making a vintage style creation using a stencil and linking up to our Frilly and Funkie challenge. Two awards will be given out - one is a badge to the judged winner who will also join us as a guest designer in an upcoming challenge and the other is a $25 gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.








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



21 comments:

Buttons said...

What a gorgeous layered floral tag Linda. I love the look of the Peacock Feathers with Shaded Lilac, not a combo that immediately springs to mind but looks amazing! Jenny x

Jane said...

This is a gorgeous tag Linda, such rich colours. The flowers look so vintage in that colour....beautiful bouquet there x

Astrid Maclean said...

STUNNING tag Linda, I adore the blue and turquoise hues together and the flowers make such a terrific focal point, LOVE it!!

mamablitger said...

Linda your tag is awesome !! Stunning mix of different techniques. Love the way you mixed stencilling, texture paste and then adding the glorious flower bouquet !!! Waw...... Everything on this tag is pretty. Love the colors as well....
Thank you so much for sharing this. It was a great inspiration to me.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Georgie C said...

Love the Inka Gold colour you put on the stencilled paste and those flowers are such a beautiful contrast too!!
Hugs,
Georgie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Linda! The flowers are so amazing and the vibrant colour really pops on your soft background! Gorgeous shimmer on your design, such a wonderful shabby tag! hugs :)

Patty O'Malley said...

This tag is breathtaking, Linda! I love the background. The blue on the flowers and ribbon really make the tag pop. Love it!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! This is stunning! Love the colors, choice of stencil and fabulous design! Thank you for the inspiration!

Anita Houston said...

Supremely gorgeous tag!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful ! Lots of sweeet layers and fun shades of color. Your flowers are divine.

Maryanne said...

What a lovely tag! I love the colors you chose and the stenciling is beautiful!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely stunning, the colors are one of my favorite and the flowers are exquisite! You are amazing Linda!
Hugs!

Cec said...

Gorgeous tag. Love your stenciling and your gorgeous floral bouquet. The touches of gold add a special sparkly accent.
Hugs!
Cec

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning and such a fabulous mix of colours! Hugs, Anne x

Lorraine said...

It's beautiful, Linda, love the colors and all the textures. I have that die as well, I use it lots! Happy Earth Day! Lorraine

Darlene G said...

Very pretty. Love color blue.

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Linda ! Love the flowers and the colours are gorgeous ! Sue C x

Joi at RR said...

Beautiful Linda. The reverse effect is just so fantastic to me... and the stenciling just matches the elegance of the flowers somehow. I can't imagine anyone not completely loving to receive this card. j.

Lisa said...

Man o' MAN!! I'm sitting here shaking my head in awe. You really knocked my socks off with this color plan and the layout and those inked blue flowers. Well, dadgumit...just all of it is a one of a kind Linda sensation. LOVE this and your constant inspiration to me.
hugs,
Lisa x

Terry said...

Oh so pretty, Linda! Love all that texture and those flowers are screaming springtime! Hugs!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Linda, that is exquisite, the combination of the stenciling and the mono printing is incredibly effective and adding the golden texture paste at the bottom was the perfect touch! And those flowers! Just gorgeous (as always!).

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