Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Garden

Hi everyone, I'm back with my recent contribution to the Frilly and Funkie challenge that Cec kicked off this week.  Her challenge theme is Summer Garden and she wants us to show our summer garden.  I thought I would share this tag that I made at the beginning of the summer.  I actually made it for a cool water challenge but realized at the last minute the challenge actually required some sort of water image and I only had water colors.  So it was set aside and now I am happy I found a use for it because I really like it - love the yellow and aqua color palette.   Humm, maybe that's why I just bought this new bike.  It sort of matches my tag and it makes me smile  :)
Anyway, back to my tag...I started with a jumbo manila tag and stamped it with Tim's Ultimate Grunge stamps with Jet Black archival.  Then I sponged it with Vintage Photo DI.  Next, using an old book page, the page was stenciled with a Prima stencil and white Wendy Vechi embossing paste.  Then it was sponged with Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade DIs and sewn onto the tag.  The ivy was cut with the Spring Greenery die, stamped with the checkerboard stamp from the Ultimate Grunge set and sponged with Mowed Lawn DI.  

My flowers were cut with the Tattered Flowers Decorative strip die and stained with Scattered Straw DI and with a bit of Vintage Photo DI around the edges.  I dyed some rayon ribbon with Peacock Feathers DS and added some gumdrop bling from my boutique. 

The main sentiment is from the #hashtags set.  I didn't think I would like or use that set, but I have really grow fond of it and use it frequently.  The "Sweet Summer" sentient was commuter generated.  Both have been cut with my pinking shears.  The itty bitty dragonfly charm is from my stash - had it forever.  

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Hope to have you stop by Frilly and Funkie too.  Please leave our fantastic designers some love too!

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

Autumn Rx

Hello and happy Wednesday.  If you are looking for my normal Wednesday Frilly and Funkie post, please come back tomorrow.  Today I have a card to share that I made for the August Artistic Outpost blog hop.  The other design team members and I are each sharing a project designed with Artistic Outpost stamps.  I hope you will visit each of our designers blogs whose links are shown below.  You are sure to get a huge dose of inspiration and for even more inspiration, visit the Artist Outpost blog where design team member post almost daily inspiration pieces.

Terry * Tracy * Gerrie * Lisa * Kate * Linda

And even better, there is a sale going on at the Artistic Outpost store.  STOCK UP on all of the Artistic Outpost plates on your Wish List during the Dog Days of Summer Super Sale!  During this sale, ALL Artistic Outpost plates are 20% off the regular prices when you enter code DOGDAYS at checkout. (Sorry, no rainchecks, retail customers only)  The Artistic Outpost Dog Days of Summer Super Sale ends Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00PM EDT, shop early for the best selection!

Here are a few quick details on my card.  I started by making a background panel with a piece of white card stock, inking a Prima stencil with Rusty Hinge DI and misting it very lightly.  Once inked and misted, the stencil was laid face down on my white CS.  A paper towel was laid over it and burnished lightly with my hand.  I pulled it away and revealed this lovely pattern that is heavily inked in some areas and lightly in others.  I love the faded look of random parts of the pattern.

The leaves were cut with one of my all time favorite dies, the Mini Tattered Leaves Movers and Shapers.  I stamped them with the advertisement stamp from the Old Grist Mill in Jet Black Archival.  Then the edges were sponged with Black Soot DI and misted with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.  I scrunched them and then dried them with my heat tool and once dry, the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  The flowers were made the same way except the stamp used was the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds.  The prescription form is from the Apothecary set and the sentiments are from Kudzu Kafe.

That's it for this week's Artistic Outpost make.  I hope you will enjoy our blog hop!

These products were used to make the card above.  They can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Welcome Autumn

Whew, it's so hot and humid here in Florida that autumn will certainly be welcome.  I can't wait for fall to come and I'm gearing up by starting my fall crafting.  I pulled out my Hayride and Old Grist Mill sets and started to play.  I used the grist mill to stamp a tag which I tucked inside a sweet glassine envelope that I had done some white heat embossing on.

I stamped a little wooden sign and tucked it in behind a cluster of leaves cut of card stock and burlap. I stamped the card stock leaves with the grist mill sign and sponged them with Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint.  For my burlap leaves, I coated the back side of the burlap with Multi Medium Matte and let it dry on before I die cut them.  I also dry brushed the front side of the leaves with gesso before die cutting.

My trellis die cut and Welcome Autumn sign were cut from chipboard, painted with Walnut Stain and and then swiped with Spiced Marmalade distress paints.  I also clear embossed the Welcome Autumn sign.

I dyed my seam binding with a combination of Rusty Hinge and Dried Marigold distress inks.  The little rhinestone gumdrop was colored with Terra Cotta alcohol ink.

Hope my Welcome Autumn card brought a breath of fall air into your day.


These products were use to make the above card 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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