April 27, 2014

Words to Live By

Hello, Linda here with my weekly share.  This week I decided to play around with the Kudzu Kafe plate plus I used a few of the stamps from Generation Redux.  I started by stamping most of the images in black archival onto a jumbo manila tag.  Then I filled in the background by stamping the ticking stamp first and second generation using brown archival ink.  Next embossing ink was sponged on through a stencil and I embossed with Weathered White embossing powder.  Time for color - I mixed a little Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs distress stain on my craft sheet and blotted up the color with the tag.  The embossed leaves resisted the color entirely and I felt they were too white.  So I took a paint brush and dry brushed on Leaf Green archival ink
Next I cut a panel from white card stock using the ATC die, stamped the woman in black archival, masked her off and stamped the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds using Potting Soil archival ink.  And the, of course, I sponged the entire piece with Vintage Photo distress ink to age it.  I cut a couple of tags from white CS, stamped the sentiment and then overstamped using the ticking stamp, second generation so it didn't totally obscure the sentiment.  A third tag didn't seem to work for Be Honest so I just sniped it out and clipped it to the main panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a beautiful spring weekend.

Designer:  Linda Coughlin
The Funkie Junkie


butterfly said...

Absolutely brilliant, nostalgic vintage tag, Linda - I love it!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning tag Linda, love how you pieced it together! The background stamping and then how you used the vocal image, fantastic!

Susan Salyer said...

love this vintage..so inspiring and beautiful
susan s