Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Word is Art!

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 Hello and welcome!  I hope you are having a great week.  I'm back from a little vacation and busy getting The Funkie Junkie Boutique moved into it's new quarters.  We will be re-opening at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday with a 10% off sale for one week.  The coupon code to get the 10% discount is stockupforsummer and you type it into the coupon code field on the shopping cart page.  Hit apply and you should see 10% of the total price deducted.
I did find a little time to play in my craft room and made this piece for the Funkie week of Sue's Words, Words, Words challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  I started it a half of a sheet of 8.5x11" Specialty Stamping Paper.  I scribbled a little Dusty Concord distress paint onto my craft sheet and misted it just a bit with water.  Then the paper was blotted onto it.  I did that several times, drying the paint each time with my heat tool.  Then I repeated the process with Antique Linen DP.  
 Next Dusty Concord DP was dabbed onto the flower part of a Wendy Vecchi flower stamp and randomly stamped.
 A piece of canvas was cut to size and the edges frayed a bit.  Dusty Concord paint was used to ink the flower part of the stamp.  I started to use Bundled Sage DP for the stems, but it didn't seem dark enough so I mixed a couple of drops of Mowed Lawn distress stain into it.  The stamp was inked with the distress paints using a paint brush and stamped on the canvas.
An oval mask was cut and laid over the flower and then the script stamp from Wendy's _____ set was stamped in Jet Black archival ink.  The mask was removed and I added a little embossing to the corners with Wendy's white embossing paste and a Prima stencil (no longer available, sorry!).
Once the embossing paste was dry, I sponged Vintage Photo over it and all around the edges of the piece.   The messy ART stamp was stamped with Jet Black archival onto a torn piece of velum, a couple of buttons were added and I made a little dangle charm from beads in my stash.  It's held on with a scrap of crinkle ribbon (rayon seam binding) dyed with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I love the way this came out.  IRL the colors are so pretty and the stamp has such a beautiful delicacy to it.  After being out of my craft room for a week, it felt great to get my hands dirty again!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you will play along with us over at Frilly and Funkie.  There is still another week to create something for this challenge!


Jenny Marples said...

Such a beautiful project Linda. Adding the fabric and the delicacy of that Dusty Concord background make this so beautiful. Jenny x

Lisa Minckler said...

What a beautiful piece and the masked frame is a gorgeous idea for stamping script. Welcome back from your vacation and I look forward to the NEW STORE!! :)
Lisa x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Ohh my , what a lovely creation! TFS the process

Cec said...

This is so pretty and I love the background. Thanks for showing how you used the mask to add the text to the stamped flower. I learn so much from the gals on this wonderful team.

Marci said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors and stamping.

BEARKIS said...

Beautiful...and ART creation!Love it! Congrats!!!

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a pretty piece.The stamp looks perfect on your canvas.
Julie x

Redanne said...

This is beautiful Linda, love that gorgeous flower stamp. Hope the move goes well! Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

So, so pretty, Linda - love that inky effect with the Dusty Concord. Beautiful, delicate and feminine.

Hope the move is going well!
Alison xx

ednamburgess said...

Very pretty. Want to try something similar. Good luck with moving. Not a fun job but will be nice when done. Edna

Karenliz Henderson said...

This is piece is stunning! Love the colors.

Anonymous said...

Very lovely! I hope the move is going smoothly.

Nancy Dynes said...

Oh my gosh, Linda! I don't even know where to begin. What a gorgeous piece of art!! The way you created the beautiful background paper and layered all the different elements is breathtaking!! Once again you have created a piece that will be treasured for years to come!

Sylvia said...

Wow, this is stunning!! Beautiful colors and design.

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