here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Sunday, March 20, 2016

no Downton...


NO football...

so I did a blog post!

here's a quick reminder to look at your stamps to see how you can use just portions of them...


if you use a tiny section of it...
( a good way to use scraps)



there's a little flower...



to add to the center of this new flower...
remember...
every detail matters...

look great together...



and here's the finished tag...

I LOVE the texture
 that the translucent embossing paste adds, to make the background more interesting...
I spread it thru the old ledger stencil...
let it dry...
then misted the tag with violet archival spray & sunflower archival spray...

by masking off a portion of the scallop stencil, it can be stenciled in any width...
this time it's skinny...

with the leaves stencil in place, it's easy to use an unmounted stamp to add stamping to the leaves, but not the background...

see the dots?
I used the lots of dots stencil with a mini blending tool moistened with rubbing alcohol to lighten the archival ink & add another layer to the background...


this tag did not have collage medium as a base...
the ink removal is less dramatic & much more subtle,
than when using it over collage medium...

I really like both ways...

here's my tag...



NEWSFLASH...

Linda, the Funkie Junkie is moving to a new location to have more space for more products...
CONGRATS!

she's having a moving sale, 
so there's less for them to move...

 she's offering an 
extra 15% off the clearance section...


here's the link to the clearance section...

 http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/category_s/1515.htmclick=1843

I spotted LOTS of good stuff...

stamp sets...

my favorite large hosta...
I use the leaves LOTS...
they are versatile...

tim's crazy things Sizzix die set...
it's a steal...

violet embossing powder...

and the violet archival ink I used today!

the gorgeous flip frame!

the vintage quilt stencil...

there's really a nice selection...

check it out...

 http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/category_s/1515.htmclick=1843

back to the studio for me...

I want to
make art!
wendy





6 comments:

Debby said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for the tip on the little flower on that stamp. Genius!

Wilma said...

Such a beautiful tag. Love this color combination!

Dorothy said...

Love the tag!!!

Anita Houston said...

I know it's sad. But you know what I do...I put on the beginning season and keep going until the end over and over while I work. I know what's going on, and sometimes I stop when there is a great part and watch...it's the best background noise too, and really keeps me focused. How I wish we had another season!!! I LOVE what you've done here too...that flower is beautiful! Here's to finding a new show...lol!!!

Redanne said...

It's hard to imagine that there will be no more Downton..... but what a way to spend your free time! Your tag is beautiful, I love the colours you used on the flower too. Hugs, Anne xx

Marci said...

Great ideas, as always! I'm wanting to try your archival mist ideas. Thanks for all the tips.