Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Vacation Time!! A make for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Well, I am skidding into this Frilly & Funkie challenge at the very last minute!  I wasn't sure I would have time or ideas for this one, but the wonderful DT has inspired me  - plus I am myself on a "stay-cation" this week, so decided late this morning to join in.

I started with a jumbo size 12 Ranger tag, and "Glue 'n Sealed" it with a map from an outdated Rand McNally Road Atlas - I'd say after 11 years, it was time to get a new atlas, lol!  I then applied a light swiping of Picket Fence Distress Paint to dull down the color, but still leave the map somewhat visible.

Then I stenciled some white Wendy Vechhi crackle paste through the Tim Holtz Chevron stencil....

and once dry, sprayed with Distress Stains in Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries, spritzed with water to get everything nice and runny, and then patted off once the stains had sunk into the chevron. I was looking for that nice and sunny look, as this is what my backyard looks like at the moment - my poor little lace cap hydrangea making a bold stance against continuous snow storms!

At any rate, once sprayed, the tag looked like this:

With some lovely colored crackling going on.

I chose a picture of a couple on the beach from the Found Relatives set, and created a frame from the postage stamp die, using the largest Mover and Shaper Rectangle die to create the opening.

I covered the frame (after the fact, oh well) with Distress Crackle in Rock Candy, applied very thick to get some noticeable crackles once dry, and then applied a bit of Weathered Wood Distress Paint, rubbed in with my finger, and then wiped down with a baby wipe.

I created a bunch of small tags using Tim Holtz and Sizzix wafer dies.  I colored these using Frayed Burlap and Dried Marigold Distress Inks blotted on my craft mat with splotches of Picket Fence Distress Paint, and then watered to make the colors meld, a la Laura Bomber's technique to create aged paper.

I distressed the tags with Vintage Photo ink, and stamped with Coffee Archival before adhering around the frame.

I received my "Journey" thinlits set from Linda today - whoo-hooo!!  I chose these words because this couple looks like they are indeed on a lifetime adventure together...

I colored some cheesecloth with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Stains, and knotted it to look like a nautical rope as a finish.

Here is the finished tag..... with 3 hours and 15 minutes remaining :-)  Whew!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please do leave a comment - I love hearing from you!!


  1. Fabulous tag Lynn ! Love the background and the framed photo is wonderful ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  2. Love that sunshine coloured crackle and dramatic use of the words in black - this tag is just fabulous.
    Alison xx

  3. There are so many fantastic details to this one Lynn! I love how you've used the map and crackled stencilling with it's warm, zingy colours, and the framed picture with it's die cut wording is the perfect topping. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  4. Roll on the sunshine and this tag is the promise of warmer weather to come. Love the textured background and framed found relative, Great job Lynn.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  5. Fabulous tag Lynne, love the summer feel to this.
    Avril x