Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Numbers Tag for the Frilly and Funkie Blog!

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.

 All that was left to do, was tie a fun bow at the top and that's it!

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.

Supplies List:

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
Black paint
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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I sure do appreciate it and love to read your comments.

1 comment:

  1. Love your tag and your "other life" story behind the numbers 🗄📈📉.


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