Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wonderful Words

Greetings all!  I'm back posting with the Funkie girls over at Frilly an Funkie as we welcome Shelly Hickox as our newest team member.  The lovely Jenny Marples is our host of this challenge and she wants us to use our words.  The challenge is called "Something to Say" and we are to use quotes or sayings as our focal point - stamp it, print it, use rub-ons, stickers or even die cuts to include words on your vintage project.  I used the new Life Quotes stamp set from Tim Holtz for my focal point.  It was stamped with Jet Black Archival on white card stock.  Then I embossed a flourish in clear EP and sponged it with Vintage Photo DI.  It was framed with an Industrious Sticker fro the Gallery pack.  

The base of the project is a piece of 5x7 white CS.  Embossing ink was applied through the Flourish stencil and then embossed with Enamelware EP.  Abandoned Coral DI was sponged on over the embossing and then the color was knocked back a bit with the application of Vintage Photo.  It was also stamped with the Wendy Vecchi Script background script.  

The filigree is a piece of Kaiser craft laser cut wood, painted black and then painted again with Brushed Pewter distress paint.  I also used the Brushed Pewter paint on the tiny bronze dragonflies to turn them silver.  

My sweet little bird cage is a silver tone cabochon brooch sold in my boutique.  I cut a small square, sponged it with Vintage Photo and applied some Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs to it.  It was affixed with a couple of drops of Glossy Accents.  A couple more drops of Glossy Accents on the back of the glass cabochon and a good solid pressing of the glass into the brooch affixed the glass solidly on.  I took a small pliers and very easily ripped the pin back off the brooch so it could be a hanger.  The entire piece has been backed with a piece of very solid chipboard.  It could be a free standing piece or a hanging.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what the rest of the Funkie team has to show.  And please take a moment to welcome Shelly Hickox to our team also.


All of these supplies are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where most name brands are always 20% under MSRP.

16 comments:

Buttons said...

Love that resist background and the flourish top with those beautiful charms Linda. Another gorgeous project. Jenny x

Kimberly Cobb said...

Linda, your piece is beautiful. Love the flourish against the toned down abandon coral background. I love what you did with the brooch...simply genius!

Marci said...

Love what you did with that wood filigree. Great make!

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Patty O'Malley said...

This is beautiful, Linda! Love the brooch.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, gorgeous Linda!! I love the Abandoned Coral and the white flourishes are so beautiful! What a great sentiment to showcase and the frame really makes it stand out! Stunning piece. hugs :)

Joi at RR said...

BEAUTIFUL. My fav part is the dragonflies! What a grand inspiration Linda. I always love seeing your creations. j.

Cec said...

Gorgeous! Love all the flourishes and metal on that fabulous background.
Hugs!
Cec

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh how beautiful. Loving the depth, layers and your great color combo. Flourishes are great. Thanks for the fun.

Georgie C said...

Love the beautiful contrast of colours and how the piece just 'flows'. So perfectly put together xx

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely design with the scrolly top and framed sentiment - love the colors!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh Linda ... this is marvelous. So much to love here. First, that is a gorgeous background. The combo of abandoned coral and vintage photo is stunning with the flourish stencil (my favorite of the moment). The TH sentiment is so fantastic, especially in that frame. The filigree and bird cage is the perfect way to top it all off. Thanks for the inspiration! -- Mary Elizabeth

Sue C said...

Beautiful piece Linda ! I love the cabochon on the bird cage ! Sue C x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous background and love all those beautiful charms and embellishments! Love that quote from Tim's stamp set and the way you have framed it, lovely! Deb xo

Nancy Dynes said...

Wow! Your project is amazing, Linda!! I love the framed sentiment and the wonderful vintage feel!!
Hugs,
Nancy

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