Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Frilly and Funkie - Things With Wings

Hi all! Today I'm sharing a pretty tag I made for the latest challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie blog. The very talented Cec is our hostess this time and she's calling this one 'Things With Wings'. Use anything with wings as the focal point on your vintage or shabby chic projects. Be it of the animal, fantasy or mechanical variety, we want your creativity to take flight!

I had all sorts of ideas about what I wanted to do - so many that I ended up putting them all on one of Ranger's oversized (#10) tags. This meant I could use all the embellishments, die cuts, and stamps I wanted!

I started by adhering torn strips of French book pages and tissue tape to the tag. I brushed over it lightly with gesso to tone it down and give it some 'tooth' for the stain to adhere to.

Next, I spritzed Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stains onto a craft sheet and swiped the tag through the stains. How gorgeous are these colors together?! Love!

After the stain dried I added a floral element with Texture Paste and Tim Holtz's Wildflower stencil. When the Texture Paste was dry, I lined up the stencil again and dabbed with glue, then added the glitter. (I tried adhering the glitter directly to the paste, but it didn't stick very well after it was dry.)

After the background was done, I basically gathered up a bunch of supplies I had sitting on my desk and added them to the tag! The flowers were cut from plain white cardstock using Tim's Tattered Flowers die, spritzed with Perfect Peals mist and crumpled. When they were dry, I stacked them up and added a little pearl to the center. The little girl is from Tim's Found Relatives. She has little metal butterfly wings that were painted with Picket Fence Distress paint. I cut more French text using Tim's Harlequin Border die and added that to the top and bottom. Finally, I added an Industrious Sticker frame, Remnant Rubs,  and a sentiment.

I'm so happy with how this turned out! I love the sparkle of the flowers and the Distress Stain background is so pretty!

The supplies I used can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure you check out all the wonderful submissions on the Frilly and Funkie blog - we'd love to have you join us!


  1. Your tag is so very lovely. I enjoy seeing how you combined the different embellishment elements. Fantastic work !!!
    Thank you so much for sharing ..
    Hugs from Monica.. Spain

  2. Fabulous! Such a gorgeous mix of colours.

  3. Gorgeous Shelly! I love the blues in the background and your glittery wildflowers are so eye-catching! Such a stunning tag! hugs :)

  4. Such beauty! Perfectly balanced. Love the colors and that sweet little girl and the gorgeous flowers.

  5. Beautiful tag Shelly , love your colour palette and the addition of the silver glitter on your stencil complements it perfectly. Love the sweet wee fairy child!

  6. Gorgeous! I just posted something in similar colors and love yours more!

  7. What a fun tag filled with so many wonderful elements to catch the eye. I am definitely loving the wings added to the found relative.

  8. Your tag is beautiful and I love the shades of blue.

  9. Ooh, I could just dive in to that background! And the sparkly flowers are fabulous... what a great tag.
    Alison x

  10. Your tag is beyond beautiful, Shelly! The background totally shows off your Funkie side, but I am glimpsing a bit of a frilly girl in there too-lol! I am completely inspired.


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