Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dare to Live

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I wanted to make a girlie piece for my weekly DT project over at Artistic Outpost.  I guess I'm just in that kind of a mood, what with all the wonderful filigrees and resins that I have stocked recently at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I was thinking pinks and blues, but you know how some projects just take on a life of their own - well, there it went!  I started with Weathered Wood and added a favorite green - Bundled Sage and somehow ended up with mostly green.  

Beginning with one of the non-branded jumbo tags I stock at TFJB, I inked up the text stamp from the Paperboy plate with Picket Fence Distress Stain and stamped it randomly on the tag, then dried it with my heat tool.  Once dry, I started sponging randomly with both Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage distress inks.  I used the TH Baroque die to cut the bottom of the tag then sponged all the edges fairly heavily with Vintage Photo DI.  Distress inks also work as embossing inks so I sprinkled my favorite Enamelware EP around the edges and heated embossed them.  I really love that speckly enamelware look that it results in!

The sentiment is from the Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe plate, stamped on a tag cut from an old Sizzix die.  To pretty it up a bit, I stamped the floral flourish from the Serenity plate, again using Picket Fence Distress Stain instead of stamping ink.  The news girls from Paperboy were stamped with Coffee archival ink and trimmed out.  The panel behind them was cut from white corrugated cardboard with the Baroque die, sponged with Weathered Wood and then edged with Tarnished Brass distress stain.  

My flower was cut from crinoline and tulle with the Tattered Florals die.  I cut a bunch of it about a year ago and dyed a batch with black Rit die (VERY messy proposition!).  Fortunately I still have a few pre-dyed flowers I can pull out when needed without having to get into the black dye again.  I love the way the black crinoline looks made up into flowers.  The ties are May Arts black sheer pleated ribbon which I still have a few yards left in the store.  

Using the largest jump rings from the new jump ring sets I'm now carrying at the boutique, I reconnected the bottom panel so it swings freely and added a large bronze filigree topped off with a pretty rose colored resin flower.  
And that wraps up my weekly make for Artistic Outpost.  I have to say, for a project that took off on it's own course, I really love the way it turned out.  I really like the colors and the background stamping with the Picket Fence Distress Stain as well as the enamelware embossing.  It was a lot of fun to work with!

And just a note about the filigree metals - they are all on the Friday Focus sale this week - 15% off through April 18th.  Check out the Friday Focus category at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week and be sure to stop back by on Wednesday as I'll be participating in our monthly Artistic Outpost blog hop.  

All of these products used in the making of this tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


butterfly said...

So beautiful... I love that background, and the decorative edge to the detached panel is a stroke of genius, wow! The girls look great, and the filigree piece makes such an amazing accent... lovely.
Alison x

Jenny Marples said...

Oh, where to start Linda! My favourite colour combo and the Enamelware EP works a treat on it. Love that you have cut and reapplied the bottom of the tag that way as it introduces the Vintage Photo at the bottom beautifully. Hugs, Jenny x

marda said...

Beautiful. LOVE what you did to the bottom edge...what a great idea.

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