Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Count Me In

Double click any image to zoom in for details

I'm back, filling in over at Frilly and Funkie.  It's always great when they ask me to fill in, not that it is good when a design team member is out of commission, but I always seem to need a reason to make art these days!

This fortnight's challenge is "Count Me In".  Our amazing DT leader Jenny Marples is our host this time and she reminds us that "numbers are a huge part of our everyday lives so it is no surprise they are also often included in our creative ones too.  For this challenge you need to use your choice of numbers to add that special 'sum-thing' to your vintage or shabby chic project. Make them count as part of the design, not just a last minute addition!"

For my sample I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide pads.  I created a base using a jumbo manila tag that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I did a smoosh and swish AKA Wrinkle Free Distress technique with the Worn Lipstick pad, then dried it with my heat tool.  Once dry, randomly stenciled on leaves using Tim Holtz's Roses (THS075) Layering Stencil and Peeled Paint Oxide Ink.

Next a focal image was stamped using the Wendy Vecchi Stamp It-Stencil It Orange Blossom Collage and Wendy's Potting Soil Archival Ink.  I stamped it a second time and used the accompanying stencil to sponge on Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Oxide Ink with a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Before adhering the fussy cut second layer of the orange blossom, I used Tim Holtz's Measured Layering Stencil to lay down a layer of the new Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste.  This created my numbers element to meet the challenge qualifications.

I absolutely love the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide color.  What a pretty pink it is.  And I have always loved a pink and green combination so this worked out great for me.  Next I cut a bunch of flower layers and leaf layers using the new Small Tattered Florals Thinlits Die Set.  I cut them from white card stock.  The leaves were colored with the same smoosh and swish technique using  Peeled Paint Oxide Ink Pad and the flowers were colored wih Scattered Straw distress ink.  They were dried with my heat tool and then edged with Vintage Photo DI.

How about those awesome branches?  They were also cut with the same Thinlits die set from white card stock.  Vintage Photo DI was sponged on after they were cut and then they were coated with the new Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Enamel Accents.  This was my first experience using Enamel Accents but it won't be my last!  I loved using them.  So fun and they dried really fast.  The flower centers were done with Liquid Pearls Rose Gold.  I meant to bring home Sunflower Enamel Accents from the shop but forgot.  Lucky I had the Rose Gold Liquid Pearls at home to use!

I cut a little tag and stained it with Peeled Paint Oxide ink and stamped a sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's Blooming Art with Potting Soil archival ink.  For good measure, I added a few numbers using Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs.  It was affixed with an Idea-ology Ring Fastener and to add a little frilly, I tied on a scrap of seam binding dyed with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink.  To finish it all off, I sent a little dotty with Wendy Vecchi's Leaf Green Enamel Accents.  Love the whimsey they add!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  I hope you will decide to play along with us.  You can find all the challenge requirements on the Frilly and Funke post here.

These products were used t create this above project.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


Jenny Marples said...

Oh boy Linda! It's when you get to see this gorgeous tag up close that the delicate floral stencilling shines through and the delicate cracks appear. As ever, when you get the chance you create magic and this is no exception! xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautifully put together, it has such a wonderful Springtime feel to it! The stencilling looks wonderful and I love the flowers!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is one of my all time favorite color combos, Linda! I love all the texture and beautiful layering you've worked in here. The floral branch is so delicate and really fits with this soft, feminine tag. I love the way you added the sentiment on the tag. So clever! Thanks for playing with us this time around! I'm always inspired by your beautiful inking!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! This is how you make numbers look feminine and pretty! We always love when you create with us too!

wendy vecchi said...

this is so very pretty. love the colors & the stamp it stencil it! gorgeous!

mabelk said...

So very beautiful...all my favorite colors. Thanks You for sharing with us!

Cec said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the colour palette and all the florals. I especially like the crackle texture you gave the number stencil. Thanks for stepping in, it is always fabulous to see what you create.

Debbie Gaetz said...

totally gorgeous!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous subtle crackle, and I love those tree blossoms - a delightful springtime tag!
Alison x

Zoe Hillman said...

Fabulous tag Linda! Love the cracked background and the numbers on the mini tag. So glad you had a chance to create, you always do it beautifully.

Julia Aston said...

So pretty in the peachy orange Linda - love the blooms! Julia xx

sarascloset said...

Linda, your tag is delicious! I am loving that Worn Lipstick on the background, and it has an even more peachy tone here than what I've been able to come up with--love it! And the crackled rule is the icing on that cake! (I'm adding that directly to my wish list along with the enamel you've used.) Your tiny flowers are so sweet and the pearl centers are perfect! OK, so I have to have one of everything you've used! GORGEOUS tag!

PS So sorry to be late visiting! But I'm happy I got here, because you have shown me so many products I MUST have and inspired me more than you will ever know! Hugs!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful...and oh that peachy color! This is one of my favorite quotes!

Pam said...

Such a pretty tag!!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

I changed my font at