Sunday, June 1, 2014

Courage to Continue

Hi there friends, what a great challenge we have this month over at Our Creative Corner!

Julia is our hostess and her challenge is called 'Flaming June' after Flaming June' by Lord Frederic Leighton 1895, is a beautiful picture which evokes memories of hot summers, dozing in the shade and a riot of color.   See it on the challenge blog here.

Some of my teamies had trouble with using the hot orange required, but I absolutely loved it!  I started with Ripe Persimmon on the jumbo tag.  Then I aded some checkered stenciling with Peacock Feathers and the Wendy  Vecchi stencil Checkmate.   Everything else is stamped in Jet Black archival.    The flower was colored with distress ink and a water brush and fussy cut out.  I just love the sentiment and thought it went so well with the ARTIST die cut.  To finish it off, I added one of those cool drawer handles I started selling at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for mixed media work.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

These products used to make the tag above can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique were most name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


jasann said...

love the colours, they are so warm!! thanks for sharing!!!

Jenny Marples said...

My goodness you've worked wonders with this theme Linda! Love the hints of Peacock Feathers against the vibrant orange background and your flaming flower is stunning. Jenny x

Redanne said...

The colour is stunning Linda, I love it! Love Wendy's beautiful flower stamp too. Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your flaming tag Linda, great stamping and design!! Oh and I do love the particular colour of orange you achieved and it looks so striking together with the Peacock Freather!!

rachel said...

so beautiful - your tag is gorgeous - love that flower and the colour is perfect xx

Maryanne said...

I love it, Linda! I love bright colors and orange is a favorite! Love the flower and the sentiment and that drawer handle is great. I need one of those!

Julia S-W said...

I'm so glad you had fun with this challenge Linda! I did think some would step back from it a little but it's wonderful that you loved it! The background with the subtle stamping creates such a good base for the vibrant blacks and that stunning flower. I particularly like the way your Peacock Feathers ink hasn't overpowered anything - I have trouble with that one. I love seeing text in different directions too. Love your tag Linda - a completely creative and stunning interpretation of the challenge.

butterfly said...

Wowzer - this is fabulous, Linda... the bold black text stamping looks so cool against the orange, and I love the stencilled Peacock Feathers zinging against it too... Brilliant, brilliant tag - and clear to see you were having fun!
Alison xx

Karin said...

Wow love your tag, great color and design! Groetjes karin

Claudia N. said...

LOVE that mini handle on top of your tag, Linda! Such a lovely idea!

Your orange tones are beautiful and I really like the message of the saying! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! :)

Claudia x

Anonymous said...

I love these colours & that is a gorgeous tag.

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