I am so thrilled to be guest designing for the Frilly and Funkie Challlenge Blog today! I designed this tag for the current challenge, "Count Me In" and for this challenge you need to use numbers to add that special 'sum-thing' to your vintage or shabby chic project. Well a numbers challenge is right up my alley because, before I retired, I was what is known as a number cruncher or a bean counter, LOL!! Yep, I am a retired CPA so I made my tag as a nod to my profession. The quote is fitting because after a long week at the office (especially during tax season) my art was my mental release and served to refocus my brain for the coming week.
I used the new Distress Oxide inks for the background of my tag. Beleive it or not, the tag is acutally a black tag. I love how the Oxide inks cover up dark colors! Once I was satisfied with the effect of the Distress Oxides, I used a crackle stencil to add some additional texture and then gave the entire tag a spritz of Lindy's Starburst Mist - Tibetan Poppy Teal. Those fun numbers were diecut with a Sizix Alterations die.
I layered on some design paper from Graphic 45's Typography collection and added an old piece of IRS newsprint behind the cut-apart that I popped up with a piece of cardboard. I thought it needed something else, so I splashed it with black paint. Finally, I like to add some "pretty" to my grunge so I popped on a couple of Petaloo blooms.
Many thanks to everyone at the Frilly and Funkie Blog Challenge for inviting me to be a guest designer. I really enjoyed making my project for this challenge.
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag - black
Graphic 45 Typography collection
Distress Oxide Ink - Broken China, Faded Jeans
Prima Crackle Stencil
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte
Lindy's Tibetan Poppy Teal Starburst Mist
Sizzix Alterations Stacked Artful Words die
Petaloo Mixed Textured Blossoms Teal
1 1/2" Black Gingham - Ribbon Really Reasonable Ribbon
1 1/2" Dark Teal Netting - Really Reasonable Ribbon
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