Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wishing You a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year!!!

Hello, I'm back today to wish you a Happy New Year!   Today is a new challenge from Our Creative Corner too.  This month, our hostess is Claudia and her challenge is "No More Shopping Sins".  She wants us to rip open something that has been sitting unused and hoarded and put it to work on our project.  Well, I decided I must rip open everything and use it one time before it finds it's way into my  hoard.  I thought and thought and riffled through things and just wasn't coming up with anything unopened.  But then I found a package of Prima die cut felt embellies that I had actually unearthed a couple of months ago and made a note that I wanted to use.  These things are probably 3-4 years old. And I matched them up with a black crystal flourish that I had been hoarding.  It was also unopened but I have used one before as I purchased several packets back in the day.  
I did also use some highly hoarded Maja Design Sofiero paper on this tag.  I ripped two strips and glued them to both edges, leaving the midsection blank.  Using a Prima stencil, I applied White embossing paste to the tag.  Once the embossing paste had set up, I brushed the entire tag with watered down gesso.  When dry, I gave it a misting with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold, which was also used to mist the flowers and leaves.  I used one of the pretty floral filigree metal pieces from the boutique and dry brushed it with gesso.  The cheese cloth was dyed with Vintage Photo and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold to give it a little life and bling.  Very simple tag, but I love the way the background turned out.  I will definitely be doing this again!

That's it for my OCC make this month.  I hope you will check out the fantastic creations by the rest of the design team.  

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Rita said...

Happy New Year Linda. Fabulous creating from you and I'm going to give this challenge a go. Hugs Rita xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Linda this is such a delightful tag with amazing texture and colour as always. I too have some of those gem flourishes somewhere and you have reminded me how lovely they can look on a background, I must dig them out.
I am looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations again this year.
Happy 2014 to you and your family.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous make Linda, love the romantic feel of it, it gets me in the mood for Valentine creations. Happy New Year to you and I really look forward to more fabulous inspirations from you!!

Redanne said...

Linda, this tag is so beautiful, very feminine and vintage looking. Those flourishes look beautiful next to the felt embellishment and the picture is delightful. A very inspiring piece! Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Anne x

Claudia N. said...

You created an awesome background, Linda!

LOVE it! And the felt embellishment has been given a new life it seems ;)

A wonderful tag!
Happy New Year!

Claudia x

butterfly said...

This is just so pretty, Linda - the image is a delightful one, the background is beautiful, and I love the subtle romantic look of the whole thing - just lovely!

Happy New Year!
Alison xx

Jenny Marples said...

That pop of black flowers makes all the difference Linda. You are one amazingly creative lady. Wishing you everything and more for 2014. Jenny x

Maryanne said...

Happy New Year, Linda! I love your tag. Using stash that I don't want to use up is a problem for me. This challenge is a great idea!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Julia S-W said...

Happy New Year Linda from a wet and windy Uk!
Your tag background is stunning and so glad you gave us a close up to see how beautiful it is. I love the gentle sheen of mica sprays. Great way to use your hoarded treasures too. Your little flowers are wonderful - how I love that die!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful piece with great romantic feeling.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative year 2014.

Nancy Dynes said...

Wow Linda! What a gorgeous work of art! You've used all my fave elements with the lovely flowers, vintage image, texture, and bling! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Linda! That is a stunning tag & beautifully vintage.

marda said...

Happy New Year. This tag is beautiful. Love the flowers. (I'm thinking I have this the Maja designs.)

marda said...

Happy New Year. This tag is beautiful. Love the flowers. (I'm thinking I have this the Maja designs.)

TwinkleToes2day said...

That is a seriously gorgeous tag. I especially love how you put a butterfly under part of the flourish so there are gems decorating the butterflies body. So clever!
Happy New Year :o)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag! So sweet and cute!

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