Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Simple Beauty

It's time for week 2 of the Frilly and Funkie Fall Into Fall challenge.  That means it's the Funkies' turn to provide you some inspiration.  And they certainly did that with a capital I.  Be sure to stop by and drool at the beautiful fall offerings. 
I decided to have another go at the blended stains technique that was the challenge technique at the Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge a couple of weeks back.  I didn't have particularly good luck with this technique the first time.  But I saw some beautiful examples of using the technique, particularly Donna Gibson's beautiful tag, and was inspired to try again.  I definitely had better luck this time.  Last time I used more browns and also used some Picket Fence DS added in and it was very muddy and muted looking.  These colors are vibrant.  I used the Old Girst Mill set from Artistic Outpost, which should be in my shop soon.  I love it, such wonderful fall images and wonderful sentiments!

After doing the blended stains technique, I stamped the leaves in Vintage Photo DI, misting the stamp slightly before each stamp to give it a softer look.  My main focal image of the mill was stamped in Coffee archival ink and cut with the Mini Ornate Movers and Shapers die.  I edged it with a home made concoction of UTEE and gold EP.  The main sentiment was stamped on a scrap cut with the Ticket Decorative Strip Die.  

My corner embellishment was made with leaves and a flourish from metal foil tape.  I covered some chipboard with it and then die cut and embossed it.  My bronze flowers were painted with the Vintaj patina paints as were the flourish and leaves.  My corrugated cardboard butterfly was painted with Rusty Hinge DI and then swiped with Tarnished Brass DS.  If you haven't gotten your hands on the metallic distress stains yet, you should.  They are absolutely marvelous and with the glitter time of year coming, they will fill many crafting needs!  They are on sale for $3.39 at The Funkie Junkie Boutique through Thursday and I do still have a limited number in stock.  

Listed below are all the products I used to create this tag.  They are all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique


Terry said...

Beautiful Fall tag, Linda! Love the flower decor and that sentiment and yes, we sometimes need to just simplify!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

GORGEOUS!!! The orange and gold are so bright and captivating! Great AO images!

Anonymous said...

Stunning tag Linda ! Beautiful colours and I love the sentiment, how true it is ! Sue C x

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful, Linda! Love the way you've done the word charm and that beautiful cluster on the bottom. Such truth in that sentiment, too.

LindaS said...

Gorgeus design and the colors totally rocks.

LindaS said...

Gorgeus design and the colors totally rocks.

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous autumn tag - love this AO set, and it looks just perfect here!
Alison x

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