Monday, September 17, 2012

It' Time To Play The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas!

 
Welcome back to the second year of The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style!  I had an absolute blast last year running this challenge and some of last year's players have expressed interest in doing it again so here it is, back again for its second year.  Here are the dets for this challenge.
  • This is an inspiration challenge. Each week, I will post my tag and you will use it to be inspired to make something. You can enter any sort of craft. It can be a tag, a card, a home decor project, a scrapbook layout - your choice but please make it winter/holiday related. 
  • You must take inspiration from something on my tag and tell us in your post what inspired you. You don't have to use my style, my layout, my colors, my theme or anything except be inspired by something on my sample. Your make can be shabby, it can be grungy or it can be clean and simple. I don't mind if you CASE my work, but if you do, please give me credit. 
  • We will have 12 weekly challenges beginning today, Monday, September 17th. You can link your project using the linky provided. If you don't have a blog, you can use another hosting site such as SplitCoast Stampers or PhotoBucket, but you must link back to this challenge and tell us what inspired you. 
  • To be eligible for the drawing at the end of the 12 weeks, you must: 1) enter all 12 challenges, 2) provide a link back to this challenge and mention that it is sponsored by my store The Funkie Junkie Boutique, with a link to the boutique. 
  • All 12 challenges will remain open until December 17th. You can play any challenge up through that date. To be eligible to win, you must have submitted an entry into all 12 of these challenges by midnight Eastern Time December 17th. 
  • At the end of the 12 weeks, from the pool of players who participated in every single challenge and provided a link to the challenge on my blog and a link to my store on their post, I will draw three winners. There will be one $50 grand prize gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique given out plus two runner up prizes of $25 gift certificates. 
Here's your inspiration piece for Week #1. I am going to make tags for all 12 weeks, using the Jumbo tags that I sell in the boutique.  Starting with a jumbo manila tag, I did the Marbled Stains technique using the new Tarnished Brass metallic distress stain (Marbled Stains - page 46 Compendium of Curiosities 2).  LOVE that way it came out.  Then I stamped the flourish stamp with Tea Dye DI and sprinkled the new sticky embossing powder on, tapped it off and heated it.  When hot and shiny, I poured the new Stickles Distress Dry Glitter on it and it stuck - very cool.  Here's a shot I took of the tag so far.
I cut the 25 using my new Cargo Numbers die from white chipboard and coated with Tarnished Brass metallic stain.  I gave them a little pop by backing them with a brown set of numbers.  I must say, the numbers cut with this die are tricky because they come out in pieces.  It's kind of a fiddley process to lay them out properly.  The stars were cut with an old Sizzix die also from white chipboard and painted with Tarnished Brass DS, then run through the Snow Flurries Texture Fade.  I used some jewelry findings for centers painted with gold alcohol ink mixative.
The rusty heart and lovely Venise lace wings are also from my boutique.  The sentiment/title was printed on my printer and cut with the Tattered Banner die. The sentiment was embossed with one light coat of UTEE and then I  the bottle of metallic stain and ran it around the edges.  I also dry brushed some stain on the rusty heart. 
That's it for my first inspiration tag.  I hope you will play along with us on this challenge.  It's lots of fun.  If you are into making your own Christmas cards, you can make your cards and play in the challenge.   You can link up for week #1 below.









These products were used to make this tag and are available at very affordable prices at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

42 comments:

Julia S-W said...

This is gorgeous to say the least!! I'm seriously considering doing this if I can. . . . even playing occasionally would be fun if this is the kind of inspiration we get to work from!
Juliax

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Stunning tarnished gold effect all over your tag!

Penny Duncan said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW!!!!! ABSOLUTELY stunning!!!!!!!!!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous Linda! I love the metallicness of the whole thing! So gorgeous!

Dottie said...

Beautiful!!!

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous card!!! I always love your work. I would like to join the challenge, I am just afraid my work would not be up to par with all the other perfect ones...I might just try anyway :-)

Caroline D. said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! Your 12 weeks challenge sounds too fun to not play along...LOL... so I'm in. I've followed your Compendium challenges for a while but always run short of time... I either need more hours in a day or more days in a week...LOL. Even though I don't enter them, I want you to know I get tons of inspiration and ideas... thanks!

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, ist das schööön.

Lori said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Buttons said...

Hi Linda. My parcel of goodies arrived today!! Yippee!! Love 'em as always.
Your tag is unbelievably beautiful and inspiring. Must join in. Thanks for giving us flexibility with timings as it makes it far easier to take part. Huge hugs, Buttons x

Pam said...

This tag is absolutely fabulous!

Katy said...

This tag is WOW! Stunning! What a fun challenge! Thank you for the inspiration! And the chance to win prizes! :)

ileyssilver said...

OHHH Linda, you did it again. I love making tags and may play along. Thanks.

butterfly said...

I'm absolutely blown away - utterly beautiful! What a wonder!! Shall do my absolute best to play along - with inspiration like this... hard not to!!
Alison x

Glimpses of My Heart said...

wow....blown away! this is gorgeous! Today was my first time on your blog and I love your tag. I am inspired to play along. Time to wake my muse and tell her we have work to do! ;) Where is the linkie? Couldn't find it.
Blessings,
Michelle

Glimpses of My Heart said...

OK never mind. After I posted that comment and went back to your blog the linkie was there ;) it was hiding or something :)
Michelle

ileyssilver said...

I am SO going to join this challenge. Your tag is gorgeous Linda. Thanks for your inspiration.

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this looks absolutely amazing!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wrap my head around Christmas yet, but I sure do love what you've done. Just pinned it to my Tag Art board.

Lisa M said...

Oh crap! Where have I been? What a fantastic suprise to see this posted on your blog AGAIN. Can't wait to get started. Thank you so much for bringing this challenge back Linda. :)
Your tag is a pool of inspiration I could wade in forever.
hugs,
Lisa xx

Sue said...

Gosh I must have missed this post too, just as well you posted it on F'nF blog. I am so joining in again this year Linda, as I had a blast last year. Your Tag has wonderful texture and warmth, and I see you are carrying on with your Number 25. Great stuff cannot wait to get started, the inspiration is oozing from me.
Smiles:)
Sue

Susan said...

I love this tag. It is breath-taking. So glad you are doing them again this year. Can't wait for the next one.

Susan said...

I love this tag. It is breath-taking. So glad you are doing them again this year. Can't wait for the next one.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I was inspired by your soft golden tones on your tag!

lilscrappers said...

Wow! Stunning! I love the way the marble effect worked with those colours. I can't wait for my metallics to arrive and try this!

Evelyn S. said...

Last year, I followed your challenge through Susan Butler's blog; this year, I'll try some of my own. I do love pretty...more than grunge. Your tag is a masterpiece! I can only imagine it in jumbo size, too!

Jen said...

What a beautiful tag Linda!! I'll have to check out that Sticky Embossing Powder. I'm glad you are doing the 12 tags challenge again this year :)
Jen

craftytrog said...

Your tag is totally gorgeous Linda, I adore the background! Great challenge, thanks for inspiring me to start on my Christmas cards!
Alison xx

Diana Fernandez said...

I am sooooo excited to join in your challenge! I have the first tag done, I just need to blog about it! Thanks so much for hosting this challenge...

kim Idalski said...

such a lovely blog. Your tags are gorgeous. I was sent by Deans Designs. I cant wait to look at all your lovely designs. What lovely inspiration and fun. happy creating everyone. Kim @ www.Kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda! Just linked up! So excited to be doing this again...sure hope I can keep up.
Kate

slowlaneblog.com said...

Although I am not planning on taking Part as such, I shall certainly find inspiration from all these entries. Also I would like to thank you for posting pictures of the Products used. I am in the UK and just a beginner with Mixed Media and Paper crafts, so I be able to look up various elements here in the UK

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow! Linda this is a stunner. I am getting soo excited about joining in with this! A little late but hey ho!
xx

Chris said...

An absolutely beautiful tag Linda and I'm so happy that I find your challenge as I wanted to do the 12 tags of Christmas this year for all my presents. :)

Candy C said...

Hello Linda. Your tag is gorgeous! Your work always has such a vintage appeal to it. Love your design and as always, it's so exquisitely done! <3 Candy

Samantha Elliott said...

Yeay! I have done no. 1. Just 2-8, 10 and 11 to go! Teehee!
x

Sande said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and challenge and wanted to say this is simply gorgeous!

Everything about it is perfection. Fantastic inspiration and wish I had seen the challenge sooner.

lilscrappers said...

Okay, I am ready, lol....but I want to replicate that background...seriously, I keep coming back to this tag and drooling. So you have to share....tarnished brass, picket fence and.....? :) PLEASE?, lol

Handgathered said...

Hi. I am joining you for the first time ever. So, here I am with my tag. Your sample tags are nothing short of amazing. 'Specially this first one.

XO Anni

Mitra Pratt said...

Thanks so much for having us. I had a ton of fun. I just did my final post of all the up close photos of my tin tops today if you have a free minute between moving...which you may not.

Wish you lots of strength, moving is not any fun!

http://mitralee.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-lil-snow-and-herb-ox-altered-tin-top.html

Annie said...

A stunning tag Linda, full of wonderful techniques and embellishments. Very inspiring

TFS Annie x

Larimore2 said...

While I've rarely had time (or internet in some cases, being out in the boonies & away from my network) or chance to participate in these...
THIS has to be my FAVE!!! It tells the entire readon for CHRISTmas in a TAG!!! LOVE the looks everyone has put into all these tags so far, and really wish I wasn't so busy so I could PARTICIPATE!!! Maybe I will get one chance, yet?!?!!! ����
Seriously missing my CraftBuds I made in the CC3 Challenges, but I try to at least peek into n now & then even if you don't get a comment.
SOOOOO MANY LOVELY TAGS ALL THROUGHOUT!!!

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