Saturday, November 24, 2012

A(ngel) B(utton) C(hipboard) Challenge

Hello friends and welcome back.  It's Saturday and that means it is time for another Our Creative Corner post.  

Before I get started on all the challenge details, I just wanted to mention that the time has come for me to temporarily shut the doors of The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  My business is home based and unfortunately I am going to be between homes for 6-8 weeks.  The movers are coming on Tuesday and we are putting almost everything we own into storage.  We have a contract on a home in Gainesville with a closing date of January 10th, but we probably won't be able to move in that soon.  There is a bit of work that needs to be done before we move in.  It will likely be late in January, maybe around the 20th, before we will be able to have all our possessions delivered.  I will open the shop just as soon as I can get the boxes unpacked.  I plan to restock heavily, especially with Ranger products, prior to re-opening.  I will also be having a re-opening 10% off sale.  

Thank you all for your support during this stressful time in my life!  We will be doing some traveling and also staying with my parents during that time.  I am holding out some basic craft supplies so will be able to make some simple cards and tags during that time.  I probably won't be posting as much, but I promise not to drop out of sight altogether!

Here's my card for this week's OCC challenge, made before I packed up all my craft supplies.  Our challenge this week is ABC - Angel, Button, Chipboard.  I started with a piece of plain white card stock and sponged it with Iced Spruce.  A bit of script was stamped here and there in Coffee Archival and the holly stamp from the TH Mini Holidays 3 set was stamped in embossing ink and gold embossed.  The edges were distressed with my fingernail and sponged fairly heavily with Vintage Photo.  I used a photo copy on card stock of Hark, The Herald Angles Sing for the second layer and again distressed and sponged the edges.  

The Carved Ornament die was used to cut the chipboard ornament and it was painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  When it was dry and nicely crackled, I went over it with the Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain. But I thought it was too heavy so I wiped it back off again with a damp paper towel.  I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and pronounced it pleasing to my (and hopefully your) eye.  I added a couple of small pieces of brass hardware from my stash.  You might want to double click on the photo to see them close up.  

The sentiment is from Artistic Outpost Midwinter and an old Spellbinders tag die was used to cut the tag.  The holly stamp from the Mini Holidays 3 set was used again on the tag, this time second generation with Coffee Archival.  The Venise lace was dyed with boiled down coffee and the floral button is Tim Holtz Idea-ology line.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will pay a visit to the other designers for Our Creative Corner.  


Inkypinkycraft said...

A beautiful make as always...hope this stressful period goes as smoothly as can be hoped..
Thanks for all the inspitration! Trace x
Oh I have now made the fist tentags...just need to blog them..
Have had a ball doing them ..even if I am a late thanks ! Trace. X

Astrid Maclean said...

Linda, all the best with your move! This card looks wonderful, as all of your creations! I only recently discovered the funkie junkie boutique, through the 12 tags that I saw on some of my friends' blogs. I have never yet ordered from you, mainly because I have had to pay such heavy import taxes on some of the stuff I have ordered in the US, (I live in the UK). Well and of course the expensive postage, I realize how competitive your prices are though, and as I will be visiting the States in March I am sure I will order then and have it sent to my friend's house. All the very best, it must be really hard to have to pack up so much of your own stuff too. Thinking of you and I really look forward to doing my last few tags.

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Linda, I really love the colours and gorgeous details.

Wishing you all the very best with your move, hope it goes smoothly and isn't too stressful.

Chris x

Jenny Marples said...

Your inventiveness and creativity never fails to amaze me Linda. You always come up with something to inspire me, and this is no exception.
I wish you every success with your move/travels and hope that everyting goes according to plan. Best wishes, Buttons x

Paper Profusion said...

Another beauty Linda. Your less frequent creations will be missed. The very best of luck with your move - not easy I know - I hope all goes as well as can be - remember to breathe in (hopefully rare) moments of panic! Nicola x

Maryanne said...

I love your card, Linda! It's beautiful. I'm so happy to have found you! Have safe travels.

Unknown said...

Linda, you did an amazing job!! This card is so beautiful!! I am so inspired to make "anything"

Good Luck with your move and I can not wait for you to re-open.

If you find ANYTHING in your stash you wish to get rid of instead of moving....just let me know :-)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I hate this stress for you, but I am sure it will be over in a flash! This card is exceptional! Just the angel you've used...I've not seen it before! Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!!! x

butterfly said...

Golden, glowing gorgeousness - that crackled bauble is to die for!

Will be thinking of you during your packing and moving (getting ready for my own in the New Year), and wishing you well for the whole of it...
Alison xx

MarcyK924 said...

I sure hope you are finding some stress reduction in your pieces, Linda, cause this is chock full of fabulous techniques! I love how this came out! I'm SO excited for your move and can't wait for the boutique to re-open! Hugs, my friend!

Claire said...

A gorgeous card Linda, really beautiful. Wishing you all the best for your move, I hope its as stress free as it can be and you're soon settled in your new home
Claire xx

Pam said...

Linda, this is such a fabulous card. You never fail to wow me with your gorgeous creations. I hope that all goes smoothly with your move, and that soon you will be happy in your new home.

marda said...

Another beautiful creation Linda. I've got my fingers crossed that the move will go without any major stresses.. beyond what you're already feeling!! Look forward to your shop reopening, and to hear that you're pretty well settled in your new digs.

Hettie said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning. So chic, grungy, difficult to pidgeonhole into a category other than Beautiful.
Good luck with the move Linda.

Meihsia Liu said...

Such an elegant card. Love all the beautiful elements. :)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

beautiful... gorgeous.... amazing... stunning... err, I'm out of words! This card is all of the above & more :-)

Sharon Wheet said...

Linda, I always love to see what you create! and I was NOT disappointed! Love all the elements. You have such a great eye for adding the right embellishments.
I hope your move goes smoothly. I know how 'sad' it can be crafting from a few boxes. but, keep your chin up. You'll have all your stuff sooner than you imagine. And let us know when your shop re-opens. I'll need to pick up a few items {smile}.
Hope your holiday was nice. hugs, sharon w.

Lili said...

Gorgeous card Linda! You always amaze me with your creations and how you combine all the elements.
Wish you the best with your move.
Hugs ;)

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