Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Back Crafting Again With Frilly and Funkie

Hello,

If you are visiting my blog, I have to say a wholehearted thank you and welcome!  It's been almost six months since I have created anything or shared a post.  I'm so sorry to have let so much time go by.  Things sort of got away from me with the January trip to Anaheim and the Winter CHA.  And then it was crazy for a few a months at my store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  And right in the middle of all of that, I had to look for new space for the shop and organize the move...and then get everything settled and running again.  But we are down one team member at Frilly an Funkie for a couple of months so I'm stepping in to fill the gap.  Zoe Hillman has taken a leave of absence to move and will be back with us at the end of the summer.

The current challenge at Frilly and Funkie is Let The Words Do the Talking.  Here is my sample.  I'm not thrilled with how it turned out, but for now and for me, at least it is a start to get me back in my craft room and feeling good about it.



This is for the Funkie side of the team so I wanted something with vintage hues and sort of rough.  I started with  jumbo manila tag and stamped with Wendy Vecchi's background stamp Just Say It in Cornflower Blue archival ink.  Using the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil and Wendy Vecch's Translucent Embossing Paste, I laid down a nice layer of the translucent paste.  Once dry, I spritzed it with Antique Linen Distress Spray and let it dry.  Then I went over the high points on the embossing with  Walnut Stain distress crayon.


The boy and girl are from Found Relatives. The branches are from Southern Ridge Trading Company and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. This challenge is all about the sentment and what it means to us.  I have always loved this quote from Washington Irving.  It's an old back-in-the-day Stamping' Up! rubber stamp.  When I make a tag, I always seem to struggle with what to stamp my sentiment on.   For this piece, I decided I wanted to stamp on a heart, but didn't have a heart die large enough or the right shape.  So I layered two together and stamped on them.


To top it off, I used one of the heart wing cabochons we sell at The Funke Junkie Boutique.  The bird was cut from a piece of ephemera from one of Tim Holt's packs but I don't know which pack as they are all mixed together in a drawer in my craft room.  I  used a rub-on to add one more little sentiment.

That's it for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by!








SaveSave The products below were used to create this tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi products are always 20% off!


24 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Linda, I love this sweet tag! The sentiment is so "you!" Love the way you made the chipboard branch blossom, and the stamping on the cabochon. I'm so happy to see you back in the studio again! Hugs!

Sherrie K. said...

What a beautiful tag! The vintage background and beautiful vine is so pretty! Great job!
Sherrie K

Susan said...

Boy, have I missed your works and am so glad you are doing some now. I love the tag. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing it.

Team Clark said...

Oh how thrilled I am to see your tag on the team post! Lovely vintage creation with such beautiful accents. Hugs, Autumn

cheryltownley said...

It's great to have you back blogging again Linda. I have missed your inspiring work.

suzyb said...

Absolutely LOVE this tag! Love everything about this tag!!! thank you for sharing, you are an inspiration to us all.
Victoria, BC
Canada

Denni said...

Welcome back!!! I love this tag and sentiment, and the way you doubled the hearts to stamp.

Marci said...

So nice to see you crafting again. I like how you put the flowers on the branches, such a pretty tag.

Barb Turpin said...

I love that Cornflower Blue used on the background, and the subtle walnut on the flourish...your tags are always so 'finished'and you make it look so effortless! So glad to see you creating again, I love your style.

Jenny Marples said...

You may not be a fan of this tag but I LOVE it!!! The background has that semi translucent quality that makes everthing on top stand out perfectly. Love the branches too xx

Astrid Maclean said...

You are being too hard on yourself Linda, I think this is absolutely wonderful!! I have always loved your work and it is super that you found some time to create again! Hope you can keep doing that, for yourself, and for us too, I have missed your beautiful creations! This tag has so many lovely details, I adore it!!

Darlene G said...

Oh gosh, I think your tab is beautiful. Glad to see you back doing what you love. Hope you are well.

Patty O'Malley said...

I love this tag! Beautiful!

Jennifer Scull said...

Linda, what you aren't "thrilled" with will always be far superior to my best work EVER. you have always been one of the most talented crafters I know! this is lovely! don't put yourself down! gosh, I don't even enter your challenges because nothing I make can ever measure up to what you and your team create! I just stop by to look at the beautiful artwork! :)

have a most lovely day. your project has certainly made mine all the more colorful. :)

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Lovely job Linda.. sometimes we're too hard on ourselves.. your work is divine, naturally.. welcome back to the world of crafting..

Cec said...

How wonderful to see one of your fabulous creations again and this is a vintage beauty. Love the colour palette, the shape around the terrific sentiment and all the stamping.
Hugs!
Cec

Jane said...

Hi stranger, great to see you back! What a lovely tag to get going with too. Happy nearly summer Linda...only 199 days til Christmas....LOLOL. Hugs xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I am so happy to see you creating along with us! Fabulous design with the beautiful hearts and sentiment!

Brenda Brown said...

This is utterly delightful Linda, the background text and flourishes are a fabulous backdrop to your gorgeous blossom sprig and found relatives ant the quote on the double heart finishes it off beautifully. It's wonderful seeing you creating again. Have a great weekend xxx

Sara Barker said...

Linda, I'm so happy to see you in the craft room again, and what a wonderful comeback you have made! I adore the background, and now I have some perfect inspiration for a much needed project that I just couldn't get started on. Gorgeous colors, so perfectly vintage, and the stenciled translucent paste looks great! The heart/wing embellishment and the chippie branches are the perfect finishing touch. Love it ALL! Hugs!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Nice to see you back posting this is a beautiful tag love the vintage background and the vines .

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific tag, great way to come back!!

vickienipp said...

love this tag! the sweet blue, the picture all go together perfect!!Welcome back

butterfly said...

So happy to see you back in the craft room, Linda! It's fantastic to see The Funkie Junkie Boutique going from strength to strength, but I have missed your lovely creations. There's such a gentle prettiness to this tag - the branch of flowers is charming.
Alison x

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