Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hopes and Dreams

Here it is Sunday again and my turn to post an Artistic Outpost sample.  This week I chose to use the Beyond the Sea plate.  I stamped the two main images on a jumbo manila tag in jet black archival ink and sponged on Spun Sugar and Stormy Sky distress ink.  It was a little too bright so I sponged over the whole thing again using Vintage Photo DI.  The next step was to brush on translucent embossing paste, leaving the images free of paste.  Once dry, I brushed on crackle embossing past. When that dried, I sponged the whole tag again with Vintage Photo DI and then the edges with Walnut Stain DI. The sentiment from the Typography plate was stamped on a ticket die cut.

For embellishments I created sort of a slithery sparkly sea air with a Prima rhinestone flourish and Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars.  I added a bottle of dreams, seemingly empty because you can't see a dream but it's there.  The corners are new box corners that I just listed for sale in the boutique.  They are actually 4 sided box corners but I folded them flat and sort of tapped them a bit flatter with a hammer.

That's it for this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.


These products were used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% blow MSRP.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time to Bloom

Hello and welcome to my weekly post for Frilly and Funkie.  We are kicking off a new challenge this week and our newest team member, Nancy Dynes, is our hostess.  Nancy's challenge theme is Time After Time and she wants us to create a vintage project featuring clocks and a time theme.  The first week of the challenge is the Frilly team's time to share and next week we will be featuring our Funkie girls and what they have to inspire you.  

I created a shabby chic style tag featuring lots of Wendy Vecchi stamps and stencils.  This jumbo tag started out as a manila tag, was stenciled and stamped with Jet Black archival and then I used the wrinkle free distress technique along with Frayed Burlap and Gathered Twigs distress stains.  The tag was then liberally sponged with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  

I loved this sentiment stamp and thought it was perfect for this challenge.  The clock is a TH stamp, stamped in Jet Black archival on a piece of chipboard that I had painted white with Picket Fence distress paint.  I was a little concerned that the clock had no hands.  I had stamped "Time" on one small tag and "To Bloom" on a matching tiny tag.  I was struggling to figure out where to place the tags when I struck me that I could use them for the hands on the clock.  So I freehand cut them into arrows and anchored them with a tiny brad.  The word 'Time' was nowhere to be found on that stamp set so ended up cutting the letters out and cluing them to the tiny tag.  

My little flowers were cut with the Tattered Flowers die, sponged with Spun Sugar DI and stamped in Vintage Photo DI with the ledger stamp from Artistic Outposts Ephemera Backgrounds set. The flower centers are small fatback adhesive `. The leaves are from the same dye, stained with bundled sage DI and then misted with Perfect Pearls Biscotti.  

That's it for me this week.  Do be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie.  The team has some amazing projects to share

These products were used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Blooms

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Hello friends!  So sorry that it has been a whole week since I posted last.  I have been sooooo busy with huge shipments of products coming into the boutique.  It took me most of last week to fill pre-orders for those products.  And now I have lots of new items in stock :)

Today I am sharing my weekly make for the Artistic Outpost design team.  As soon as I saw the Tim Holtz March tag, I thought Birds of a Feather would be the perfect set to use.  (I am entering this tag into Tim Holtz's March tag challenge.)  I started by using the text stamp from Paperboy, stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and smudged according to Tim Holtz's technique.  And then, instead of making a second tag with the second generation stamping, I huffed on the stamp and stamped it again at the bottom of the tag and smudged it again.  Next Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade were stenciled on with the Honeycomb stencil.  I couldn't resist adding a bit of Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste with the Bubble stencil too.  When the EP was dry, I sponged over it with Tumbled Glass on the bottom and Squeezed Lemonade on the top, then lightly sponged over both areas again with Vintage Photo DI.  The edges of the entire tag were sponged with Walnut Stain DI.  

I thought a die cut with the new Trellis die made a nice background for my branches and buds.  It was cut from plain gray chipboard, painted with Picket Fence distress paint and when dry, sponged on the edges with Vintage Photo  The bird and nest were both stamped with Potting Soil archival ink and fussy cut.  The eggs were colored with a Tumbled Glass distress marker and then Glossy Accents was applied.  I sponged the bird over with Vintage Photo and rubbed a bit of red chalk on with my finger.  

Two branches were cut from gray chipboard (I save every bit of chipboard that comes into the house) with the Holly Branch die and painted with two coats of Gathered Twigs distress stain.  The leaves were cut with the new Spring Greenery decorative strip die, stamped in Vintage Photo with the text stamp from Paperboy, sponged with Mowed Lawn DI and then misted with Perfect Pearls Biscotti mist, which allowed the distress ink to wick and added it some shine.  

The little flowers were cut with the Tattered Flowers decorative strip die from white card stock, colored with Scattered Straw distress stain and edged with Vintage Photo.  The sentiment plaque was cut with the Styled Labels M&S die and I just sponged a bit of Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo DI on it to give some color and then misted with Biscotti Perfect Pearls.  The hinge clip is Idea-ology from Tim Holtz.  I painted it with a blend of two colors of Vintaj paint but I didn't like the way it looked so I dripped a bit of Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative over it.  Love the way it looks now.  

That wraps up the details.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like my sunny spring tag. 

These products were see to make the tag above and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name-brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

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