Monday, October 22, 2012

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #6

Whew, I'm back after another crazy whirlwind weekend trip to Gainesville to see the Florida Gators play and to spend a couple of days house hunting in the area.  All these weekend trips are playing havoc with staying on track with all my designing/blogging and keeping up with all my store tasks, but I did manage to get another tag done for the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style.  And I will be visiting all the players to let each and every one of you know how wonderful your work is and how happy I am to have you joining in the fun with me this year!  The snowflake rosette was also colored with Brushed Pewter DS.  

I finally got a supply of the snowflake rosette dies in the store and of course had to grab one for me.  This snowflake was made with the Mini Snowflake Rosette die but I do have both in stock.  For this tag, I started with a jumbo tag and glued a page from a vintage book to it.  When the glue was good and dry, I applied packing tape and then ripped it off which pulled off some of the print.  I had to do that 4 times before I wore the print down to the look I was going for.  Then I sponged it liberally with Iced Spruce distress ink and then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  The book page was a little lose around some of the edges so I deliberately ripped off anything that was lose for more of a worn effect.  The next step was to stamp snowflakes from Mini Holidays over the top half in Sticky EP and when heated, poured the awesome Rock Candy Distress Stickles over it.  

The Weathered Clock was cut from chipboard and colored with Aged Mahogany distress stain and then given two coats of UTEE.  The tree was cut from vanilla CS and stained with Pine Needles DS and then edged with Brushed Pewter DS.  

Both the white mesh ribbon and the Venise lace bows are from my shop.  I painted the lace with SU's Cherry Cobbler reinker/water to give it a candy cane feel.  The little flower up top was cut from Cherry Cobbler paper with an older Sizzix die (Flowers & Vine #3), the tag was cut with a PTI mini tag die and the Joy sentiment is an older SU stamp, tied on with a piece of burlap string from my shop also.  

There you go for Week #6 - we're half way through the 12 tags already - have you played along?  You can get all the details here.  And as a reminder, to be eliglble for the prize drawings at the end (I'm giving away one $50 gift certificate and two $25 gift certificates to The Funkie Junkie Boutique), you MUST include these elements in your post 1) link back to the week's tag challenge 2) say what inspired you from my tag and how you used it in yours 3) say that the challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and include a link to www.thefunkiejunkie.com.  



These products used to make this tag are available at great prices from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

15 comments:

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love this tag Linda so many elements and textures. Like how you embossed the clock dial it really adds to the tag . Another one to add to my fav.'s
Marilyn

Buttons said...

Be still my beating heart!! Linda this oozes gorgeousness. LOVE the red glossy clock face and all the lacy trim, and that dripping shimmering background sets the whole lot off perfectly. Heaven knows how I'll replicate that one but it will be fun giving it a go. Happy house hunting, hugs Buttons x

butterfly said...

WOW - this is stunning! Book text, oh yes! Glossy weathered clock, yum! Slightly terrified that we're half way and I've done precisely ONE! Hope the house-hunting is proving successful...
Alison xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Linda, love the idea of using packing tape to distress the paper. The clock face looks awesome and what can I say, the snowflake die is now on my 'must have' list ! Sue C x

Linda Pekrul said...

LOVE this tag, it's so unique and pretty!!

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous range of techniques Linda. Tag oozes inventiveness. My fave so far - it is wonderful! Nicola x

marda said...

Amazing bit of art work...love that clock face.

Bella said...

this tag is beautiful!

craftytrog said...

Thanks for sharing more fab techniques Linda! Your tag is splendiforous! xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful again! The texture on the clock is a cool touch. Love the tree and the soft tones. (Which I thought were blue but I see everyone interpreting it as green.

Terry said...

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration, Linda! I had the tree cut out and when I saw this, I knew I would play!

Samantha Elliott said...

Beautiful and so delicate. Love the use of printed paper and will look forward to joining in with this one!
x

Claire said...

I'm so enjoying all your beautiful tags Linda, they are a real inspiration and this one is stunning.
Claire xx

inkypinkycraft said...

another beautiful tag and although a late starter I am loving your inspiration and joining in!trace x

Tracie Dean said...

This was at first a hard one for me. I ended up having fun with it though :-)

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