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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Exciting News and a Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I can finally announce that I made the Funkie Junkie Boutique Design Team!!!

That means I will finally be back to blogging at least every other Wednesday! If you aren't familiar with The Funkie Junkie Boutique you should definitely check it out. She is a small online store, but she also host bi-weekly challenges for inspiration and to help with creative mojo. (I know I have been in a creative funk, so that's one of the reasons I applied to get my creative juices moving and in a different direction)

(plus you know I love Holtzy and grungy goodness which is a lot of what the "Frilly and Funkie" challenge blog is all about. There will be lots of shabby chic and grungy goodness <3 

Check out the blog HERE

The current challenge is "Anything Goes" if you want to play along with me (HERE)

(be sure too look at the amazing inspiration by my other team mates too... so much yumminess

Ok, on to my tag tutorial...

This year I am working on my perennial pollinator garden. Mom and I went Saturday to get some flowers, and just hang out. (Boy was it hot!!) Anyhow that's what inspired this butterfly tag.

I started by inking some cardstock with some distress oxide inks in - crackling campfire, salvaged patina, and fossilized amber. I die cut the tag from that paper then lightly inked with a little walnut stain distress ink. I also cut out a tag slightly bigger to layer behind it.

Next, I used the text stamp from CMS410 "Specimen" and white embossing powder

For the frame, I used the 3D impresslit I cut it out of some of Tim's kraft core paper. I then lightly sanded the high spots. I added a little walnut stain ink on the high spots, then used an embossing dauber and clear powder. After it was heated I used the walnut stain crayon to add more grunge.

I used my sewing machine to stitch the 2 tags together.  Then I used distress collage medium to glue down my frame. I then used my tiny attacher to attach the "transparent wings", then I poked holes to wire my pen nib.
(I should have done all this before adding the bottom tag, but oh well)

Next, I added a quote from one of Tim Holtz's gold foiled sets. I sanded the edges and glued them on scraps of black paper.

(loving all this distressed goodness)

I then began to work on the ribbon.

Above you can see my 1st set of inking

I wanted it darker, so I inked again with the 2 above.

Also when I had everything finished I used black soot stain to add a few extra flicks of ink for added grunge.

I hope you all enjoy this tag as much as I do!!!

Products Used:
Ideology pen nib (they no longer sell the one I used, but this has one)
Kraft Core Paper (they also no longer sell the pad I used, this is Tim's new version)