Monday, April 30, 2012

Marbled Stains Tag

Happy Monday!  I hope your week is getting off to a great start.  I decided to play in the Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge #3, which is marbled Marbled Stains.  This week's Compendium challenge is sponsored by electric Paperie with a generous gift of a $25 gift certificate!  This technique is explained in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities #2 book on page 46.  This is my first attempt at this technique.  My two colors of stains were Aged Mahogany and Bundled Sage.  I tried it a couple of times and each time I increased the amount of Bundled Sage stain, but the Aged Mahogany seemed to obliterate most of the Bundled Sage each time.  You can just see a bit of it towards the top of this tag.  So it is a little darker and more intense than I intended.  I also added a couple of squirts of Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl to liven it up a bit.  In retrospect, I think I should used much less Aged Mahogany and a lot more Picket Fence.  Oh well, practice, practice, practice - it's all good and it's all fun :)

Here's the process I followed to create this tag:
1) cut tag using the Tag and Bookplates die and Ranger Manilla card stock
2) perform Marbled Stains technique using Aged Mahogany, Bundled Sage and Picket Fence Distress Stains
3) spritz with 2 shots of Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl (you don't need much of this stuff, believe me!)
4) stamped Fabulous Flourish stamp with Gathered Twigs DI
5) cut ticket using Ticket Die and stamped with sentiment from Stuff to say in Aged Mahogany DI, overstamped with stamp from Mini Classics in Bundled Sage DI, sponged edges with Vintage Photo DI
6) created die cut flourish by adhering manilla CS onto chipboard, when dry cut with Elegant Flourishes, grunge up a bit and emboss 3 coats using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  In last embossing drop a few gold micro beads into hot UTEE, adhere to tag with Claudine Helmuth's Multi Medium Matte
7) cut natural color canvas fabric with Tattered Pinecones die and colored with Aged Mahogany Distress Stain, dry with heat tool and roll into a rose.  Stained white tulle with Bundled Sage Distress Stain and gathered/tied with pice of green burlap string.  
8.  finished with bow of jute ribbon

Most of the products I used can be found my little on-line store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Just click the thumblinks to shop.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comment you care to leave.  I am so happy that people like looking at my work and hope that you have been inspired in some small way!

Other Challenges Entered
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Tim Holtz, The Man, The Myth, The Legend
The Order of the Opus Gluei - Use Flourishes on Your Project

Products Used:


Crafty Loops said...

This tag is stunning, I love the flower. Lee x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag Linda, love the colour combo. The pine cone flower is fabulous and love the gold beads. Sue C x

I Don't Do Straight said...

Beautiful tag and thought provoking sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges :)

Deb Neerman said...

This is just gorgeous, Linda! I LOVE everything about this tag but I'm swooning over how you UTEE'ed the Flourish and added those tiny beads ... what a great idea! Thanks for sharing ... and for the inspiration!

~Sending hugs, Deb

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a deliciously shabby tag! I especially love your canvas flower...the tulle, the perfect. And the gold microbeads in the flourish is a stroke of pure genius!

Ann said...

Hi Linda!! Your tag is just sooooo beautiful, love the colours & the flowers are fab too!!
Ann-R xx

Karen Aicken said...

Love, Love, LOVE this. The word stamp, the beautiful flourish, the tag base - LOVE it!
Cheers, Karen

Katy said...


Lisa Minckler said...

It's a gorgeous creation you've made here and as soon as the TH product comes in that we're waiting for, I'm going to have other items you used on here, to add to my purchase as well. Thank you for the continued temptations..LOL!
Have a great week and happy May.
Lisa :)

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the flower and the cool touch the micro beads give!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so well done! Love the shabbiness!!!

Pam said...

I love your tag! The colors are gorgeous. Those gold micro beads on the flourish are fab! Just lovely, Linda!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful background, Linda, and I love what you've done with the flourish.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great background. Love the swirl.

Kate Yetter said...

Lovely tag, Linda. I am loving the texture and that gorgeous rose! I love that pinecone die!

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Linda! You did a magnificent job with the marbled stains, and created a truly elegant work of art. The flower is amazing!!!

Thanks so much for being part of the CC2 Challenge!

Heather said...

I didn't know you could use the pincone die to make a rose!!! This is a beautiful tag!

Sandy said...

This is so very gorgeous!!! I am absolutely green with envy!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, so beautiful!

Rosemary said...

What a gorgeous tag, the rich colors and elegant embellishments make it stunning! What a treat when the tag is as gorgeous and loved as the present! That flourish with the UTEE is terrific.

Thank you for sharing such a classy project with us at Opus Gluei, it's nice to see you back with us! Hope you return again for our next challenge!

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