Saturday, June 16, 2012

Buttons, Burlap, And Pink...Oh My!!!

Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie, is hosting again this week at Our Creative Corner, and she wants to see "Buttons, Burlap and/or Bows".  It's fairly simple this week, use buttons and then either burlap or bows, but if you need a little help jump starting your creativity, please visit the other members of the Design Team. 
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
I wanted to mimic the flower garland the ladies are holding and wearing for this tag. This picture makes the background look salmon colored, but it is really very pink and matches the flowers very closely. And, since pink is the dominant color, I am submitting this to the Sunday Stamper's challenge of "Pink".
I inked the tag with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
I applied Spun Sugar Distress Stain and some water onto my craft mat. I then laid my tag into the liquid, picking it up and relaying again until all was covered. I dried it completely with a heat tool.
I stamped script image onto the tag randomly with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
I used a Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber to define the edges of the tag, as well as the ridges of some corrugated cardboard die cuts.
Natural and green dyed burlap were adhered to the center part of the tag.
I wrapped burlap strings around buttons, and secured them to inked flowers of silk and burlap. Leaf ribbon and the picture were added, as well as a few embellies.
From My Stash- green burlap, Lickety Split burlap flowers, pink flowers, leaf ribbon, Maya Road Pink Flower Trinket Pins

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Absolutely stunning Anita.I love your flowers.

  2. Wow, so pretty!!! I love the textures.

  3. Gorgeous tag! Love the summer feel of it!

  4. Hi Anita, your tag is absolutely gorgeous, I love the photo you have used, it makes me smile! Loving that burlap and the corrugated card, gives your tag lots of texture. The buttons on the flowers really give them a lift too. Love it!

  5. I am notsomuch a pink girl, but this is gorgeous! Love how you wrapped the buttons and didn't do the "traditional" tie a knot in them.

  6. I just love everything about this amazing tag. Great photo, corrugated hearts & flower pins & yes, everything else. Great presentation too. Love your work. Sx

  7. Mmmm, yummy texture. The way the flower garland on the tag mimics the flower garland of the lovely ladies is delightful. It's one of those cool details I didn't notice immediately but when I did it just made me sigh and smile. The flowers layered with that unique button treatment is another fun detail. Fab tag!

  8. Gorgeous - love the way you have echoed the image in the photo Anita. So colourful and textured. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. I love all your elements of your tag!! Gorgeous Colors, texture and overall feel!! Gorgeousness!!
    Gorgeous inspiration piece!!

  10. Love your photo choice and how you replicated the garland. So well done. Hope all is well Anita! Best, Yvonne

  11. You are just such a wealth of inspiration! Maybe if I recreate some of your things a bit of your mojo will flow into my fingertips. Just lovely!

  12. What a fun tag, Anita! Love the image you chose and how you've embellished this. The burlap flowers are awesome and the sweet hearts make me smile. A beauty!

  13. Wow, what a lot of detail. Thanks for the step by step photos. Gorgeous!

  14. I lurrrve this Anita, fab colours!! lainey x

  15. How fun! I love the way your flowering vine leads the eye from top to bottom of the card. Wonderful!

  16. GORGEOUS... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper hun, love the use of the burlap and jute... perfect x

  17. Soooo Gorgeous Anita... love it!!!! brillant colours & design.. love the flowers.. thanks for sharing!! Hugs May x x x

  18. Oh my, I don't even know which is my favourite part...I love the step-by-step photos showing all the techniques! The green burlap is such a perfect pop of colour with the pink, and the sheer amount of texture just makes me want to pet the whole thing :) Love it!

  19. Your tag is really good, Anita. Those three things seem like they would not go together all that well...but you've managed to create something lovely with them! Love the burlap die cut flower behind the pink flower and then the little burlap string running across the center button! So cute! <3 Candy

  20. I know you can't see it, but I'm giving you a virtual standing ovation right now. I really didn't want the pictures to stop. All your detailed tutorial was wonderful and that little pin though the picture, what a great idea. Your tag is beautiful Anita. :)
    OHHH, I just saw that you won the newest distress ink pads at Studio 490..LUCKY!! Congratulations for that!!! :D
    Lisa xx

  21. Absolutely stunning Anita ... love the winding vine and scattered flowers ... but oh my, that softly coloured image is just awesome ... I just love these black and white images with the hintest touch of colour ... fantastic!
    Thank you so much for sharing your process of this creation .... very inspirational!!!

  22. A fabulous tag, great details. Love the texture.

  23. Anita, I always enjoy the photos you share of how you create your projects. I am always so impressed by the sheer amount of detail you add and it always looks amazing. That vintage image you used is so pretty and so perfectly dressed up with the vine and the layered flowers. Fabulous, as ever! Hope your week is off to a great start! Hugs! :)

  24. Anita, WOW! I just love your tag! You always come up with the most creative and wonderful paper crafts! and thanks for the tutorial on how you did it! I love how everything has a purpose and repeats the theme: the floral garland. Your vintage photo is wonderful, and the green burlap is the perfect soft, rustic addition.
    I hope your weekend was wonderful, hugs, sharon w.

  25. Wow.... Anita, this is such a lovely tag. There are so many fabulous details on it. Absolutely stunning!!!

  26. I love what you've been doing with denim and burlap in your last few projects! What a great idea to color the burlap the way you did in this tag and run it up the middle. The flowers, the corrugated heart and the vintage shabby chic perfection!!

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