Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Frilly and Funkie First Challenge of 2019!

A Challenge for the New Year!

Happy New Year friends!  I hope your holidays were filled with laughter and love amongst family and friends.

Cec has a great challenge for you to get the year started at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  This one will surely get you thinking and I hope you'll take the opportunity to explore a new tutorial and learn a new technique.

Here's Cec's challenge for you:  "I don't have access to quality craft classes locally so I spend time online to learn new things. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project inspired by or using a technique or tutorial that you have found online. You must provide a link to the site that is inspiring your creation and please do not make a direct copy of anything you found."


My Take on the Challenge

I admit it, I am addicted to tags, specifically Tim Holtz's Etcetera tags.  I used the small size, that isn't all that small at 5.5" x 10", as my tag base.  The first thing I did was cover the tag with a layer of Botanical tissue.  I used Stamperia Glue but any gel or even clear gesso works great for this type of  application.

My Inspiration

Fellow DT member, Jenny Marples always inspires me with her beautiful work that is always chock full of techniques!  I recently bought some 3D Impresslits Tim Holtz dies and wanted to give them a go.  I wandered over to Jenny's blog, Pushing the Right Buttons, and found her Layered Distress Paint Embossing technique and tutorial.  I used this technique on both the tan layer and the blue scalloped trim on this tag.


I started with a tan piece of cardstock.  First I applied paint to the flat side of the Kaleidoscope 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder, just like Jenny did in her tutorial.  I ran it through my Vagabond.  Then I decided to add some Viva Pearl Modeling Cream because I liked it's irridecent appearance.  I used a brayer to apply the cream so that it would only color the raised portion of the embossed paper.
I followed the same technique for the blue scalloped pieces.  Well then, since this tag is a New Year's tag, I thought some glitz was in order so I brayered on some Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste.  I quite loved how it looked at that point!

Before adding the paper layers to the tag,  I used Tim Holtz's Burst stencil to mask on the burst effect on the right side.  Then I added my paper layers cutting the border to fit around the tan layer.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing with pretty flowers, greenery, a typed token, and lots of metal pine cone charms.

How since it is winter, I thought my tag needed a chill factor so I misted with an opaque white.  I love the snowy look that created.  Then I used a dry brush to add some "snow" to the flowers and the Happy New Year sentiment.



 I used a mix of pine cones, the singles are Tim Holtz and the clusters are charms from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.




Of course, every tag needs a pretty bow!  I backed my bow with a piece of lace, i love how that looks!







22 comments:

  1. Holy wow! This is completely stunning, Maggi! Like you, I love tags, and the texture and layering on this one is just beautiful. I also love the soft color palette. Just gorgeous! Happy New Year, My friend!

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy and Happy New Year to you!

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  2. at first glance, the pine cones looked like feathers. The chilly blue frosted look is perfect for the sentiment—especially in Colorado!

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    1. Thanks Billie, yep perfect for a cold colorado winter!

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  3. I'm an addict to tags too...and yours is absolutely fantastic Maggi! Hugs...❤ Simona

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  4. Oh boy I'm so incredibly honoured that you chose to be inspired by a tutorial I shared Maggi!!! I LOVE the results you've achieved with the embossing sat perfectly on the collaged base and then the cluster of flowers and foliage with metal pinecones makes such a beautiful addition on top. You've achieved a magical frosty look that is breathtaking xx

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  5. thank you Jenny, your work always inspires me because what you do is so different from what I do.

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  6. Gorgeous Maggi! Jenny is a great inspiration to all of us and your take on her technique is wonderful! Beautiful embellishments and lovely tag!

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  7. This tag is simply stunning and you have done Jenny proud with your fabulous take on her work. Love all the gorgeous texture, the embellishments and that beautiful bow is like the crowning glory.

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    1. Thanks so much Cec, thanks for such a fun challenge!

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  8. Oh Maggi - what a splendid tag - the texture, the colors a glorious project. Thank you as always for explaining techniques I am know going to give a try. Happy New Year to you & wishes for a happy, joyful, & creative adventures.

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    1. Love to share what I know Robin! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Love this sweet tag! The snowy effect and the sparkly flowers with that aged vintage appeal is beautiful. Love the color combo as well. TFS. very pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment, I appreciate it so much!

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  10. This is truly magnificent!!!!!! Great inspiration for me....I have so many mini pine cones. This looks absolutely stunning! Your bow is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Lisa, well girl, dig out those pine cones and get to playing! Hugs!

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  11. Jenny is indeed an inspiration with her beautiful artwork! Your take on her technique is absolutely STUNNING! I love the snowy textured layers and your gorgeous flower arrangement with the pine cones. What a breathtaking tag to start the New Year, Maggi! Sending hugs!

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    1. Thank you Sara! I appreciate your kind comments always!

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  12. A magnificent creation Maggi, there is something about the shape of those tags that gives us all endless possibilities to shape, design and create what ever the artist inside us desires. Those flower embellishments as so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing this inspirational creation of loveliness.
    Creative wishes Tracey

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey for the kind words!

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