August 4, 2013

Simple Summer Pleasures

Hi there! I'm back today to share a pocket tag that I made recently for a challenge with a Summertime theme.  What could be more summer than bike rides and butterflies?

The pocket was made by cutting what was the bottom edge with the Butterflight On the Edge die and then folding the tag to create the pocket.  I stenciled the top edge with the Dots and Stripes stencil using Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade.  Then I sponged on the polks does using the same stencil and just Broken China distress ink.  I ran a thin line of wonder tape along the edge to seal the pocket.  I masked off the bottom section and sponged the butterflies with Squeezed Lemonade and then stamped them with a stamp from the Artistic Outpost Serenity stamp in Jet Black archival.  Then I moved the mask to cover the butterflies and sponged the bottom poriton with Broken China and then did my stamping in Jet Black archival.  The stamps on the blue panel are from Lovely Day and of course all the edges are shaded with Vintage Photo DI.
Next I cut two tags with an older Sizzix die, stamping the front of the top one with the floral flourish stamp from Serenity and then sponged it with Broken China.  For the bottom, the little girl was colored with Distress markers
A tiny whisp of burlap and a paper rose finish the piece off.
Thank so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will join in Artistic Outpost's August Referral Program by making a piece with your favorite Artistic Outpost stamps.  Our theme again this month is Anything Goes.

Designer:  Linda Coughlin
The Funkie Junkie


butterfly said...

Such a lovely make - the little tags are adorable, and I love the fresh colours.
Alison x

Terry said...

How sweet is this?? Love the folded tag!

Laura said...

Love the idea of using a pocket for your lovely 2 part tag! Love the colors and the texture and the sweet girl image! Thanks for sharing!
hugs, Laura