10 August 2012

Loving Linen

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

19 comments:

  1. Great tag, the canvas and the embossing with the colour over the top looks stunning.

    Sam xxx

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  2. WONDERFUL TAG
    wISH YOU A NICE WEEKEND
    HUGS pIA

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  3. It's gorgeous - makes me think of Christmas!

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  4. very beautiful! i love it! hugs and kisses

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  5. Beautiful tag Buttons... love what you have done with the linen.. you clever girl...I Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

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  6. This is lovely - I have some canvas still in the pack I so must have a play! I love the way this has embossed though and the antique linen colour goes so well doesnt it and I love the little bit of red in the middle - also I like your spotty flowers and leaves, I am in a quilting blog hop soon with dots and spots and I was thinking last night about doing a vase full of spotty flowers myself! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is great and after all linen is very similar to canvas so a great idea to use it. love the muted colour effect too.

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  8. Hi Buttons....this is gorgeous. I love the antique colours and the Torn paper at top with beautiful antique linen. Your flowers are fabulous too. TFS Annie x

    Thank you too for being a regular follower.......it means so much x. Have a good weekend x

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  9. stunning...this is fabulous!

    enjoy *~*

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  10. Hi Buttons, if you hadn't said I would never have known it was not canvas - love your embossing and your flowers are stunning. Just doing catch up at the moment. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  11. Oh my word, my jaw just hit the floor! This is totally stunning. I LOVE the look of the linen and now it's something that I must try! I just adore using textiles in my art and linen is something that I haven't yet tried so thank you so much for the inspiration there!

    And I love the embossed flourish at the top. I think it's a Spellbinders die that I have and again, never remember to use it that way. I adore the color palette you worked with here and your flowers are perfect with this piece.

    Just a really sensational tag Buttons! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Frilly and Funkie!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  12. This is a gorgeous tag, love the embossed effect on the linen, and a beautiful use of the flourish die.
    Avril xx

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  13. Wow Buttons your tag is gorgeous ! Love how the linen worked out and your little flowers are just stunning !
    Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  14. Really gorgeous! Love that 'faux canvas' - it's amazing. The whole tag is stunning and I love those two pops of red. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  15. It looks gorgeous with all the texture.

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  16. Beautiful tag!! Love those flowers and the embossed canvas is so elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  17. Uber gorgeous here!!! I love the background stamped linen...great idea! The color scheme in the neutrals is fantastic and then the pop of red really makes a punch! Gorgeous work here!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

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  18. I am looking at my embossing folders in a whole new way now! This tag is stunning!

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  19. Hi buttons, I visited your desk for WOYWW 197 and have popped back to have a nosey through your blog, (love your work) and came accross your linen tag which I think is gorgeous. I just wondered if you could tell me what you used on the bottom edge, punch, die ??. It really adds to the finished look of your beautiful tag. Love it.
    Hugs Lottie

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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