Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Freedom Forever

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Okay, so here we go with round two of the Frilly and Funkie challenge Summer - sharing what we love about the good ole summertime. This is also my take on Tim Holtz's June tag.  It's no secret that I love vintage Americana 4th of July art and that is what I chose for the subject of my Funkie make for this challenge.  You can see what the rest of the DT love about summertime over at Frilly and Funkie.  

I started with the technique that Tim Holtz showed for his June tag - plaid made with the stripes stencil.  I didn't do the whole DIY pad thing with the ombre effect but rather just dragged my Festive Berries pad across the stencil a few times, misted, laid it over the tag and burnished it.  I did it again with Faded Jeans in the opposite direction.  Then the tag was edged with Vintage Photo.  I almost stopped there and said okay, I'm done - I loved the effect so much!  But I forged onward with the embellishments.  

Sizzix has had the Old Glory die, the Mini Movers and Shapers Old Glory and the Americana Backgrounds and Borders Texture Fades on close out to their wholesalers.  I grabbed a bunch for the shop and have been selling them in a bundle - the three pieces plus a 2.5 yard piece of my hand dyed red white and blue seam binding - $16.99 for the entire four piece set.  Well of course, it sold out in the first day in the shop :)  I was able to get another lot of these products and they will be in on Friday.  You can order them here.  And really - the whole bundle for $16.99 plus S&H, how an you say no?  You can also purchase 5 yards of the hand dyed red, white and blue seam binding separately if you wish.  
Of course I had to grab a bundle for myself and my tag is the result.  I cut the flag from the Bigz die from white CS and colored it red and blue.  The flagpole was done with Ink Gold Old Gold, applied with my finger.  

I created a small tag by applying Multi Medium Matte to a pice of white CS and laying down a layer of cheese cloth.  I know Tim used burlap for his, but I wanted to change it up a bit.  This was cut with the Tiny Tabs and Tags die and edged with Vintage Photo. Then, using Tim's Stars stencil, I added stars using white Texture Paste.  

The sentiment is from the Simple Sayings set stamped on velum with Cobalt Archival Ink and affixed with Tiny Attacher staples.  The hand dyed seam binding was made into a triple loop bow and glued rather than tied to the tag. 
 I couldn't resist running a row of rustic style red stitching across the stars that were also die cut from the Bigz die.  I used a couple of rub ons from the Air Mail pack to add a bit more interest.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to order your Special Purchase Patriotic die and texture fade set today.  This next batch is likely to sell out quickly too.

This tag is entered into the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - June challenge.  

All of the products used to make this tag are available at my store - The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name-brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


Jenny Marples said...

LOVE this Linda!!! What a great idea to use Tim's plaid background with the patriotic ribbon and that wonderful star stencilled panel. Jenny x

Maryanne said...

This is fantastic, Linda! I'm with you on vintage 4th of July images and Americana! I love it. I love that ribbon, too!

Cec said...

I love it every time you create one of your July 4th vintage works of art. This tag is terrific and I love the plaid background, the star border and that fantastic dyed ribbon. The big flag and the embossed panel are a perfect focal point.

Pamellia said...

What a great idea for a summery project! I love that ribbon, wow so eye catching! I love the 3D star you added to the flag, a perfect embellie for your theme. hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tag Linda! Love the dyed ribbon and the flag is fantastic! Sue C x

Patty O'Malley said...

What a fantastic tag! I love the coloring of the bow.

Unknown said...

Loving how patriotic this is Linda. Some yummy layers and amazing use of embossing folders too! Perfect!
Georgie xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Fantastic patriotic tag. I love the paste and the how you stitched the stars on the bottom of the tag. And your bows are amazing ... I can never make mine look that good :) What a great take on Tim's tag and a great way to celebrate Independence day. What a great bundle! On that note, thanks for sharing some of your stash with me when you sent my backordered stamps. I put the Statue of Liberty of button to use on my take on Tim's tag :) You are the best! -- Mary Elizabeth

Unknown said...

Hi Linda! I just had to come by for a spell and see what I've been missing :) And it's just you being your creatively wonderful self! Love your patriotic take on Tim's Tag!! It's Red, White & Wonderful!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Aimeslee Winans said...

Golden OLDIE. Still pretty. xoxo

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