Monday, May 11, 2015

Flowers are Proof that Miracles are Real

Today I have a project to share that in the process of making - I was able to tick off several challenges I wanted to join in on!
I used Wency Vecchi Art Parts for my project -  Scallop Tags and Trim and Forever Coordinates (the flower piece).  These are made out of something like chipboard - very sturdy.
First up - I stamped and stenciled - wanted to show it to you before it all got covered up (as often happens!)  I sponged the tag with Archival Orange Blossom Ink before stamping and stenciling.  I  sponged the flower with Carnation Red and the leaves with Fern Green in and the scalloped piece with Dandelion.
The lacey stamp along the top is from Wendy Vecchi's set Say It With Love, the flower stamp is from Forever Art, the sentiment is from Sentimental Art and the stamp on the scalloped piece is Ornate Dots.  I also stenciled with the Vintage Quilt stencil on the tag using Archival Watering Can and the Basically Brick stencil using Crackle Texture Paste.
While the texture paste was drying - I died some Idea-ology Crinkle ribbon by rubbing Archival Orange Blossom and Red Carnation inks on my craft mat mixing it with some rubbing alcohol (mineral spirits in the UK) and dragging the ribbon through it - then crunching it up and drying it with my heat tool.
 I sponged the dried bricks with both Carnation Red and Tree Branch inks to age them.  I added black dots to the centers of the blossoms using Black Enamel Accents. I also used it on the little pieces sticking off of the bottom of the blossom (but I wish  hadn't!).
I layered the ribbon with some lace and sponged them both with Archival Tree Branch ink to age them and tied them through the hole in the top of the tag. 
I sponged the tag edges with Tree Branch Ink.  I adhered the flower and scalloped edge using Glue N Seal.  Here's a close up of the sentiment - Flowers are proof that miracles are real.
I wanted my tag to stand up (it can also be hung up using the hole at the top of the tag) so I die cut the Alterations Small Easel out of Grungeboard.  I sponged the back of the tag and the easel with Orange Blossom and adhered the easel to the back of the tag using ScorTape (I had to cut off about 1/2" of the top of the easel so it didn't cover the hole on the tag)

I'm entering my Art Parts Tag in the following challenges:

Anything but Cute Challenge (their first challenge!) -  Vintage Garden
Inspiration Emporium - Pasted

Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Snap, Crackle, Crackle  (I used Crackle paste on my brick stencil)

Stamps:  Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous - Say it with Art, Forever Art, Sentimental Art, Ornate Dots Background.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival - Orange Blossom, Watering Can, Dandelion, Fern Green, Carnation Red, Red Geranium, Tree Branch,  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Art  Parts Forever Cordinates, Scallop Tags with Trim, Black Enamel Accents/Ranger, Wendy Vecchi Stencils Bassically Bricks, Vintage Quilt, Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon, Rubbing Alcohol, Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste, ScorTape, Small Easel Die Alterations/Tim Holtz.


Cec said...

This is a wonderful transformation of Wendy's art parts and I love the earthy colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

Annette Allen said...

that is amazing.. I love that cool background with the brick and that flower is gorgeous.. so fabulous..

Pawsitively Creative said...

I wanted to start by saying thank you for the wonderful step by step and information! I just love it when people explain their process.

The earthy feels to this tag is amazing and so grounded! I just love the sentiment and your flower is lovely. I do need to get my hands on that chipboard like stuff you used, it looks so sturdy! Bravo!

Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki

~amy~ said...

absolutely wonderful!

Samra Leshinski said...

Stunning piece Julia!!! Love the vintage and subtle feel of your tag and such a gorgeous look of the brick stencil!
Thank you so very much for joining our very first challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Its beautiful Julia!

Vintagehandmade said...

Wooow, Julia this is stunning! Great color choice and amazing crackled brick background! Love how you used your Archival inks and all the beautiful art parts you put there!
Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our first challenge!
Branka xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy amazing Julia! Your brick background is incredible, I love the Orange Blossom and Carnation together for this, genius way to colour the bricks! Your flower is beautiful, such a wonderful vintage garden tag! Love it!!!

I am so honoured and thrilled that you joined us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Deepti said...

Oh so cool! Love those bricks :)

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! This is so awesome, Julia! Such texture and gorgeous colors! LOVE!

Buttons said...

That's fantastic Julia! LOVE the brick wall and the way you've added those glossy dot centres to the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Miriam Prantner said...

What a clever idea to add a stand to the tag! Love that! Those bricks look amazing and I love those black glossy accents you added to the flower.

butterfly said...

Scrumptious marmalade crackle for the bricks, and I love the earthy natural colours around them. Fabulous!
Alison xx

Georgie C said...

I love the vintage feel you have given this piece, those flowers are subtle yet so beautiful, I love it!!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute, Hugs, Georgie xx

Georgie C said...

Just popping back to say thanks for entering this at Frilly and Funkie, it's lovely to see you there xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy, how exciting to see that you also joined us at at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Snap, Crackle, Crackle' challenge, thanks Julia! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Shari Trumbull said...

FAB tag, Julia!! I love Wendy Vecchi's style and you've captured all that's wonderful with her goodies right here!! Good luck at all of the challenges!! XOXO-Shari

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, such a stunning project! Love it! Such a great colour choice too! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful project Julia!! I LOVE the orange crackle bricks - They just pop right out to me!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Donna B. said...

What an awesome project. Love all your details! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Melanie said...

What a great project. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Lynn K said...

Love your art parts tag! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Debbie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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