Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Happy Crafting Funkie Style

Hello friends, I'm back for week two of the Frilly and Funkie challenge Happy Happy HAPPY.  It's been great to see all the HAPPY entries into this challenge so far and there is still a whole week left to play along.  Just make a vintage project that makes you happy and link it up!

For my Funkie week project, I made another of my large manila tags.  This was a pretty simple tag - no special techniques.  I took the manila tag and spritzed it with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain tun did a little spritz and flick.  I also used the Dot Fade stencil to add more Vintage Photo DI.  Then I used the new Tim Holtz Correspondence stamp set and my Jet Black archival pad to add all the wonderful postal stamps.  After that, i added some of Wendy Vecchi's black embossing paste through the Typo stencil - LOVE that black embossing paste.  I created and cut out a couple of postage stamps using the stamp set and popped them up for dimension.  Then I added two new metal pieces from my store - the LOVE key and the bronze arrow. I tied a scrap of dyed seam binding onto the key for decoration.  I also added an old old Tim Holtz keyhole that started out as antique silver.  I changed it to match the bronze embellishments will a little bit of gold Inka Gold.  I finished it off with a piece of gold self adhesive trim - also a new arrival at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

That's it - short and sweet but I absolutely LOVE this new Correspondence stamp set.  This one is right up my vintage alley with so many stamps in it that I know I will use over and over.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you will play along with us over at Frilly and Funike this week.

These products are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brand produces are always 20% below MSRP!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Crafting Frilly Style

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Hello happy crafters!  At least I hope you are happy since that is the theme of the new Frilly and Funkie challenge kicking off today.  Our newest DT member Georgie Connelly is our hostess and she is happily celebrating being on our design team with a challenge theme called Happy Happy HAPPY!  She wants you to create a vintage or shabby project that makes you happy, uses a supply or technique that makes you happy or depicts something that makes you happy.  Whatever you do, just be sure it makes you HAPPY :)

This is basically an anything goes type of challenge because doesn't all crafting make us happy?  It makes me happy to sit at my craft table and mess around, especially on those rare occasions that I don't have a theme or a product that I have to use.  So for my Frilly piece this week, I decided to play around with a design for the May Tim Holtz tag challenge.  That makes me happy since I rarely have time to play along.  

I jumped over to Mr. Tim's blog and refreshed my memory on the supplies and techniques he had used this month.  I like to use his techniques and similar products but to put my own creative stamp on my entries.  Instead of using burlap, I used cork, also from the Textured Surfaces pack and used it to cover one of the jumbo tags from my boutique.  Then  I mixed a little Shaded Lilac stain into white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and laid it down over the Gothic stencil.  My photo is from the Photo Booth pack and I colored it according to Tim's instructions using Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw. The pointing finger is a bit of Tim's ephemera and the marriage license was downloaded and printed from the internet. 

I just got a bunch of bronze charms with glass cabochons into the shop and found that one was perfect for this piece.  It was a little fiddly cutting the heart insert to fit, but I got it on the third try.  Then a tiny remnant rub was applied beforeI glued it together using a few drops of Glossy Accents.  There is a small hole in the fletching of the arrow where I was able to tie a small scrap of Shaded Lilac dyed seam binding.  

Using my new Tiny Tattered Florals die, I cut some white CS and inked it up with Shaded Lavender and Scattered Straw to create my little floral arrangement.  The leaves were also cut from white CS and stamped with Bundled Sage using Wendy Vecchi's Reverse Dots background stamp.  Of course everything has been edged with Vintage Photo DI. 

The tiny tag and the butterfly were stamped with the Love definition stamp from Tim's Love Struck stamp set.  They were stamped with Jet Black archival ink and sponged with Vintage Photo to distress them.  The XOXO card is from the Elementary card pack and I finished it off by cutting a couple of edging strips from Deco Sheets using the Shape Strips thinlits dies.  I will say that I couldn't get the dies to cut through the Deco Sheets and ended up running back over to the boutique last evening to grab a Precision Base Plate from our stock.  I hadn't taken one for myself because they have been selling quite briskly but I'm so glad I did.  It worked marvelously - pretty amazing actually.    After everything was finished, I decided to add the Handwritten Love in sharp black contract.  I'm glad I did because it really finishes the entire piece off.   I always back up my tags with a nice solid weight chipboard.  That way they don't curl or warp.  And I also cut an easel backing and glue it on the back so the tag stands alone.  It makes a fun piece of artwork to set on your desk, counter or shelf.

Thanks so much for hanging in with this long post.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what else the design team has to spark your creativity.  And I hope you will link up a vintage creation and play along with us for this fun challenge - a perfect opportunity to be a happy crafter!

 The products below were used to make this tag and area 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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