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I started with a jumbo size 12 Ranger tag, and "Glue 'n Sealed" it with a map from an outdated Rand McNally Road Atlas - I'd say after 11 years, it was time to get a new atlas, lol!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....
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!!
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