Hello out there. Hope you are heading into a wonderful weekend. Quick post to share a tag made to test a theory and enter a challenge - the challenge being Frilly & Funkie's "Get crafty with canvas". As I have used a couple of items I bought from Linda Coughlin's fab shop 'The Funky Junkie's Boutique' it will also be eligible for her Sunday Share challenge.
So the eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted that the challenge asks for canvas and this is linen! OK, hands up, I don't have any but this linen has been applied to the card and worked in the same way I would have done if it had been canvas. The whole design was inspired by one posted by Tammy Tutterow (I can't find the original - apologies for that - but quite frankly just looking at her blog will be thoroughly inspiring, probably the very reason Tim Holtz has put her on his 'must visit list' recently!)
This embossing folder has become a real favourite and I wanted to see what would happen if the linen were embossed and inked (DI Antique Linen! somewhat appropriately :)) The Coredinations card element on top was embossed too, but with a SB die (thanks Sue Wilson) and pricked with a sewing too. The seam binding, from the FJ Boutique, was also died with the DI Antique Linen.
The flowers/leaves were made with some paper from my stash, and were 'tied' in a bunch with some cotton thread and some fab twine from the FJ Boutique. Quite restrained on the colour front for me!! but overall it came out how I wanted (for once!) Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Hope you all enjoy the remaining events at the Olympics (come on Tom Daley!!). Hugs, Buttons x