Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tiny Affirmations

Hello again, I'm back with Week #2 of my Put a Ribbon on It challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  I hope you will play along with our challenge.  Just make a vintage style project with a ribbon and link up to our challenge.  It's open through April 7th.  You have a chance to be voted our Funkie Favorite, winning a badge for your blog and a guest designer spot on the challenge blog.  And there is also a random draw prize too - a $25 gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

I have to admit my ribbon project this week isn't very clever.  I've been working long hours in the shop and my craft time has really dwindled along with my inspiration.  Not too original as everyone and their sister has used a brick wall stencil or stamp combined with a floral vine.  But even though it lacks originality, I did have fun playing with all the colors and inks and textures.  

I started this piece with a 5x7" piece of white CS and used the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil to layer on white Ranger embossing paste.  We had just received a shipment of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in the shop and I grabbed a couple to play with.  I used Starburst sprays in Sea Mint Green and Wild Honeysuckle Coral, spraying portions of the card and embossing paste.  I did a little background stamping with Jet Black archival ink, using a Wendy Vecchi text stamp from Love to Make Art and a Tim Holtz brick stamp.  The gorgeous lady is Wendy's "Megan" stamp from A Passion for Art as is the  subtle sentiment "Perfect just the way you are".

The flowers were cut with the Tattered Flower Garland and the greenery with the Spring Greenery decorative strip dies.  The flowers were white CS sprayed with the Lindy's Wild Honeysuckle Coral and the paper for the greenery was a piece of card stock that I used as a backing when I was spraying other elements from another project - LOL!  It looked so nice with the green shimmer with just a few sprays of sepia.  And of course all the edges on both the flowers and greenery were inked with Vintage Photo.  I used Kaisercraft pearls in Copper - love the graduated sizes, perfect for different size handmade flowers!  I altered a copper filigree from my shop with black alcohol ink as an accent.  

My one little ribbon piece is some of the lovely new burlap ribbon I started carrying in the shop lately.   I cut three tiny tags, distressed them and added Remnant Rub ons (using Tim's awesome new Remnant Rub tool) from the Words pack.  They were secured with a tiny loop pin from my shop.  

That's it.  The supplies used for this piece as well as links to the products in my shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique, are listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to visit us at Frilly and Funkie to see the amazing ribbon products our talented designers have created!

The products below were used to create the above art piece.  They can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz and many other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


wendy vecchi said...

Megan looks FABULOUS! This is a beauty!

Maryanne said...

You may not think it's very original, Linda, but it's beautiful all the same!

Lisa Minckler said...

I thought you had created the most amazing ribbon butterfly ever to accompany the beautiful flowers, but found that wasn't really your creative attempt; however, that's the way it looks to me, so I suppose it's very creative and clever even without trying to be. I think it's a beautiful and inspiring creation and displays that wonderful ribbon (butterfly) perfectly!
Lisa x

Jenny Marples said...

I agree with Wendy, Maryanne and Lisa. This is beautiful and full of clever ideas even if you don't feel so happy with it. There is a real sense of age to it and the Lindy's sprays have altered the colours perfectly. Jenny x

Unknown said...

This is stunning Linda, I love the flower vine you've created xx

experiments in paper said...

Wow, Linda!! This is fabulous - vintage, complex and beautiful. I absolutely LOVE how you are using the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays! Your artistry shines through, even when you think not! Thank you, as always, for your great customer service and your continuing inspiration through your blog. Hope you get some true down time soon in the midst of all the new releases..... xxx Lynn

Deb Riddell said...

Beautiful Linda, love your colour palette and that burlap ribbon is wonderful!

Redanne said...

I think you are being a little hard on yourself Linda, the brickwork looks fabulous in the background and I love the way you have made the ribbon look shabby - a really beautiful creation.

I hope you are having a bit of 'me' time over this Easter weekend! Hugs, Anne x

Darlene G said...

Very beautiful, Linda.

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