Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Big Four at Frilly and Funkie!

We Funkie gals are playing with the big boys this time around!  Anita has chosen a most interesting challenge theme of "Renaissance Men" and you can chose Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael as your inspiration!  For all the details and inspiration from the DT stop by Frilly and Funkie!   Don't forget we have prizes and one lucky person will get to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
For my piece and inspiration I went with Michelangelo.  I happened across this stamp from I Brake For Stamps and after a little searching and e-mailing Della, it was decided this stamp was inspired by Michelangelo.  Thank you Della!  Now I am linking this up to the current CC2C #15 challenge and Linda has instructed us to turn to Tim's book, page 56, Enameled Metals.  Can't tell you how I did the metal, but if you have the book, it is really a fun technique.  For the background, I wanted a rustic look, so took some glassine, cut it out with the tag die, applied Stampin Up Craft White to the flat area of the embossing folder (as I wanted my grout to be recessed) and ran it though the BS!  I did dry this with the heat tool.  As much as I love that stamp, it really bothered me to cover my brick wall!  The stamped was inked with Archival Sepia and shaded with DI Vintage Photo.  Before inking the stamp, I masked off the Love and colored that with the red marker.  After dried, I went over the Love with a red Spica glitter pen!  Oh, before stamping, I also gave my CS a quick spray with a Perfect Pearls mix with gold!  It was a leftover.  The letters were cut from red CS and glued down on cream color paper and then I clear embossed that a couple of times.
Hope you will join us on this artistic journey to salute the Four Big Renaissance Men!   Being that my paternal grandparents were from Italy, this was an interesting challenge for me. 

Thank you for stopping by.  I know we are all so busy and commenting takes a great deal of time, so I really do appreciate every comment!

33 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Terry, I'm blown away, your tag looks fantastic.

craftattack said...

Beautiful tag! Valerie

Pam said...

Love that background! Awesome tag!

anna christensen crafts said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, a perfect entry for this challenge x

Netty said...

wow loving your big boys tag with all its fab rusty parts, brill. x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fab stamp, Terry! I love your brick wall and how you framed ART in the ornate plate, too. Beautiful!

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow and more wow Hun this is simply stunning oh hun its just amazing,the detail is simply fantastic hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Sue C said...

Ooh Terry I love your tag ! The metal looks fantastic and the stamp is just so gorgeous, BUT your brick wall is amazing ! Sue C x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag Terry! Hope your projects are moving along.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab, Terry! Love that background technique - it is funny as I am like you, I hate covering a pretty background! Shame you don't live next door as you could borrow my da Vinci stamps,

Lucy x

Lynn Stevens said...

Love how you did the grout on those bricks Terry. It really looks amazing and like the Real thing! Fabulous tag!
hugs Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an amazing project! Loving the background- and a perfect backdrop to that awesome image! Love the shimmer on the tag frame and the grout technique you did- fabulous!!!

Carol said...

Beautiful tag! Love the distressing and design. Amazing work. TFS

Kim said...

Beautiful work Terry!

Anita Houston said...

FABULOUS tag!!!! Love your image and all the vintage feel here. The sentiment in the ornate frame above looks wonderful here! Gorgeous work Terry!

butterfly said...

Wow, Terry, this is fabulous! Great stamp, but your treatment of it is fantastic. Love the brick background and the metal looks gorgeous. Wonderful tag... (and yes, I'm thrilled with the AO random pick!).
Alison x

lynne said...

Terry you have blown me away with this tag. Adore it!!!!! The image, colour choice, details, oh WOW this is spectacular.
Wishes
Lynne

Ira Huberts said...

Good heavens Terry, I'm still picking my jaw up from the floor, this tag is a true stunner! That background, looks like actual stone! WOW!! I'm smitten!
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Elaine said...

Brilliant work Terry what a fantastic tag I love this well done hugs Elaine

Sandra said...

Gorgeous tag, terry! Love the brick background! So cool!

Meggymay said...

Wow, fabulous tag, love the rusty and textures of the background.
Yvonne x

Beth said...

Wow Wow Wow Terry another fabulous tag love the rusty look and that stamp is awesome.

Sharon said...

This is really stunning Terry!!

Michele said...

gorgeous! awesome dimension. xo

Shar said...

Gorgeous!

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry this is AMAZING, beautifully stamped and fantastic contrast with the brick effect background. I love anything renaissance, so what to join in with this one. xx

Vada said...

Well Miss Terry, another outstanding piece, your colors really rock! Background is, Absolutly Gorgeous!!!
Hugs Vada

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW another outstanding tag, really an unique art work!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

love the tag Terry! Amazing work! I hope you are enjoying your summer m'dear...we are having fresh corn on the cob tonight...thought you should know! ;)

Shooting Peas! xoxo
Nancy

Linda R said...

What a wonderful tag my friend. I have to agree with everyone else here. That background looks amazing. It's nice and sunny here again. At least its not to hot. But I sure did enjoy the little bit of rain that we did get..

Hugs~

Brenda Brown said...

What a wonderful tag Terry, truly inspiring and fabulous metal.
Just catching up after my travelling and it's Saturday morning, I can't sleep and I am so excited. Can't wait till 11.30 when we get to meet.
Big hugs. Brenda xxx

Annie said...

Hi Terry this is a fab make. Having viewed you design on FF I decided to take a closer look. It is just stunning, particularly as this was not an easy challenge (really made you think) I love the background and the stamped image is fabulous. The metal plate adorns this piece beautifully. TFS Annie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A totally fabulous piece, Terry! Love what you did with the white grout on the brick wall and your image is sensational - perfect for this challenge and cool framing too. And of course, I'm gaga over your altered metal! Awesome job on this challenge!
Hugs,
Linda

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