Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Pair of Hearts

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This week I have a tag to share for my design team piece over at Artistic Outpost.   I was super inspired by Sue Carrington's fabulous post/tags over at Frilly and Funkie yesterday.  I played around with some distress stains and a stencil with the idea in mind of doing something spring like. It didn't come out too spring like nor did it come out as beautiful as Sue's, but I do like the blues and greens. I first swiped the entire tag with Evergreen Bough, laid down a stencil and the with the distress stain in a mister, I spritzed it with Peacock Feathers. Using Jet Black archival ink, I stamped images from Keeper and the trees from Home directly onto my tag. The edges were sponged with Vintage Photo and a bit of gesso was dry brushed on for interest.
The farm sign with the rooster weathervane was stamped with Jet Black archival directly onto a piece of bark. I also cut two hearts out of the bark with a Sizzix die. These bark pieces are really cool.  They are fairly thick and sort of rubbery.  I was afraid they would be brittle and crack easily, but they don't seem to be.  I held my breath and slowly put them through my Cuttlebug with the Sizzix BIGZ type dies and they cut beautifully.  I am trying to get a supply of the for my shop - stay tuned!

Also, the black label pull was silver but I wanted it black to coordinate better with the tag so I painted it using the black from the Vintaj patina Retro Highway set - gotta love those patina paints!  The HOME plates were enameled with two coats of UTEE.

And that's my inky fun for this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday.

The supplies below used to make this tag can be found in The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Linda, fantastic colour palette and I love the added dry brushing if a little white . Beautiful backdrop for the images. Tracy x

Sophie said...

Deine Ideen sind immer wieder wunderbar.
Ich bin begeistert.

butterfly said...

Ah ha, so it's stamped on bark? That's what makes that rooster panel so special - gorgeous distressed look to it... And I love the blues and greens! As I said over at AO, I think the stamping direct onto all that colour looks amazing.
Happy Sunday!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag Linda ! So pleased that I've inspired you ! Love the stamping on bark, fabulous ! Sue C x

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful creation. I love the swirly blue background...It looks fantastic!!!

The stamping on the bark is superb!

Hettie said...

Brilliant tag Linda - just brilliant!

Terry said...

Hey there Linda, what a fabulous colors you have used on your Tag wowwzersss and the black just pops out of the Tag fabulous Hugs Terry xxxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Linda! Love your colors.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Tag Linda, My favourite brand of stamps too Artistic Outpost. Very country farm. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What gorgeous distressing! Love the sign! Love the whole color scheme! A totally gorgeous make!

Ginger Hanchey said...

Beautiful color combo. Absolutely love it!

Angi in hana said...

you just gave me a great idea! my next swap is for the letter "H", i think i will use "home is where the heart is", tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

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