I was busy all day Sunday working on this tag. #5 gave me fits. This is not what I started out to create. I had this awesome (hump, I thought) idea of doing marbled stains with Aged Mahogany, Picket Fence and my beloved Tarnished Brass metallic stain. I literally marbled 5 tags trying to get the look that I could see in my mind. Unfortunately my vision never came to fruition ( but I have to say, I have a lot of red embellishments floating around my desk. Hopefully I will be able to work them into an upcoming tag or two.) I finally abandoned the reds and went back to this gentle vintage neutral. Once I let go of my vision, I was able to move forward.
I dug through some old piano music books and found a book of Christmas carols and photocopied The First Noel and cut it into the shape of my jumbo tags. I did a bit of emboss resist with some TH snowflake stamps and sponged liberally with Vintage Photo DI. A script stamp was stamped in Jet Black archival on vanilla CS, which was then glued to chipboard. When the glue dried, I die cut it with the Vintage Noel die and sponged it with Vintage Photo DI. I went around the edges with a Versamark pen and embossed with a mixture of gold EP and UTEE. Using more vanilla CS, I cut a distressed doily, sponged it with VPDI and spritzed it with a mixture of water and Vintage Photo reinker in a mini mister. The filigree metal is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, the snowflake is felt.
That's it for Tag #5. I hope you are inspired to play along this week. You can play in one, many or all of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. Here are all the challenge "rules", which must be followed to qualify for the prize drawing at the end.