Friday, April 28, 2023

It's In the Details

 Happy Friday!  Time for some Idea-Ology!  The inspiration at the Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave this time around is details.... meaning embellishments and Tim Holtz Idea-ology!  

 I am obsessed with the new transparent layers.  They are so beautiful and easy to create with!  I quickly created 2 tags using the flowery inspiration by simply layering them over existing manila tags!

The colors are so vibrant and beautiful that any backdrop makes them shine!  All I had to do was add a sentiment a few transparent butterflies and the ribbon.

The sentiments were from the Tiny Text stamps and the butterflies are from a very old punch I have held onto.  They were punched out from my leftover transparent pieces and colored with a touch of archival ink.

The final tag started with the circular transparent layer.  The center was cut out and a snapshot image was fussy cut and placed in the center.  

Behind the image a soft stamped text was added with ranger dye inks.  The sentiment was a tiny text rub-on sponged over with a layer of dye ink. 

The background is a mini layering stencil sponged over with a mix of dye inks.  

Then to finish the tag ribbon was died with a stain spray and a charm was added with a pin. 

Hope the details have you inspired to embellish up your next project! 



Friday, April 14, 2023

Tag Team Time

 Hi!  The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave is sharing the tag love this time around!  I love tags ever since a certain someone (Linda) started inspiring me with her creations! 

I decided to play with one stencil and use it to layer different sizes and shapes of tags on a few different cards.  

My first card uses the stencil on multiple sized tags with lost shadow ink, white embossing powder, and versamark ink. 

I started by sponging the versamark ink over the white cardstock background and tags.  I repeated until the background/tags were covered with the pattern.  Next the ink was covered with white embossing powder.  (I could have left it with clear embossing powder but the white embossing powder also raises the image and adds more texture).  I heated up the embossing powder on all the pieces.  I then sponged the gray distress oxide ink over the embossed surface.  After I had finished sponging on the level of ink and depth of color, I buffed off the excess ink from the embossed surface.  (I call that the magic as the white really pops after you buff off the excess ink). 

Next the tags were mounted on white cardstock and all were layered over each other on the front of the card.   The sentiment was stamped on vellum and cut to fit on the side.  I accented with little gems. 

For my next card I mixed up my colors and simplified the background.

I started with using the picked raspberry distress oxide ink and the lost shadow ink to create a pattern on my tags.  I also used a scrap with a hole punched out of the tag.  I liked the idea and used it to place it and the sentiment artfully over a flower. 

I also used a watercolor pencil and a waterbrush to add a hint of pink to the grey background.

I hope this has you inspired to create tags and layer them! 



Saturday, April 1, 2023

This Happened!

 New stamps!  Yay!  Darkroom Door just released a new set of stamps and I was lucky enough to get to play with some of them!  

I played with the new small stamps called This Happened. It has great sentiments that inspire scrapbooking and journalling including: This Happened, Here's the Story, For the Record.

I used another of the new backgrounds to create a moroccon tiles pattern in the background and framed the edges with book inspired stamps.  

I then added a frame for the middle to allow me to journal or put a photo on the page.   I was thinking about spending a day just reading books. 

I accented the colors with the salvaged patina ink.  I created a multiple page mini book on the front to allow dates or other little notes! 

I hope you love the story I shared today! :)