Monday, October 1, 2012

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #3

Click photo once for close up, click twice to see all the details
Hello and Happy Monday.  It's the start of another week.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We've had some great participation and wonderful entries into the first two tag challenges.  Thanks to all who have linked up their work.  Before we go into this week's inspiration piece, I just wanted to remind everyone of the "rules".  I've been visiting your blogs and have noticed not all posts have included the required information.  If you want to be qualified for the 3 gift certificate give-aways at the end you must play by the rules, specifically, you must mention what from my tag inspired you and provide links back to this challenge and to my shop as sponsor at www.thefunkiejunkie.com.  You can read the full list of requirements here.  

Thanks for coming back to see my Week #3 tag for my 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  This week I went overboard with the new Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.  That stuff is amazing!  Using the Marbled Stain technique (Compendium of Curiosities 2 page 46) I combined Picket Fence, Weathered Wood and Brushed Pewter for my background and for my die cut snowflakes.  I dried it with my heat tool and stamped snowflakes with silver paint dabber all over the tag.  

Frosty was painted with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and when dry and crackled I used a paintbrush and brushed on a blend of Weathered Wood and Brushed Pewter DS.  The heart was colored with Worn Lipstick and then I ran the Brushed Pewter DS over it.  I used Alpha Parts - Newsprint painted with Silver paint dabber for the word Frosty and glued them to the screen with Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte.  The screen is some galvanized metal I bought at the hardware store and it's sort of powdery white because I soaked it in bleach for a few days.  

I made a little clear banner from acrylic packaging and dabbed more Brushed Pewter DS on the back.  The sentiment was stamped on the front with Ranger Jet Black archival ink.  I applied the new Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter to the flourish.  I finished off with a couple of the new Festive Foliages, one of which has been embossed with Enamelware EP.

And that's that for Tag #3.  I hope you will join in the fun.  

24 comments:

Buttons said...

Love this tag Linda - already have an idea of what to do (I've been caught by the Christmas tag bug and been waiting for your next one!!) Looking at the colour scheme, think I know someone else who will heartily approve too:)
Will go back and check my last two entries to make sure the rules have been followed. Hugs, Buttons x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous mixture of elements on this tag Linda. I know which bit has inspired me to work on.
TFS.
Hugs Brenda xox

Eulalia said...

888 followers!!! The "8" is a lucky number for the chinese people.
Tree time good luck to you Linda.
xoxoxo Eulalia from Italy

Eulalia said...

I'm really absent-minded: your "frosty" tag is absolutely amazing... of course!
Always me... Eulalia ;-))

LindaS said...

Amazing work.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Will try to play along later this week. :)

Tracie Dean said...

I always enjoy seeing your work. Everything you make has a different feel to it. I would love to play with your stash....lol

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow this is a beauty love the soft blue tones with the pewter. Your work is always so inspiring .
Marilyn

Pam said...

Linda, this tag is gorgeous! Fabulous elements & I LOVE the Distressed Pewter stain.

Sandy said...

Linda, you are so dang talented it is hard not to try to copy you. You know I love everything you do and this is wonderful - now let's see what I have to buy!!!!!!
Sandy

marda said...

All your tags have been great.. this one is fabulous too. Wow...
I may not be playing along.. but it's inspiring. I will do SOMETHING! Thanks

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Big love for every single element! I am going to try to get going on all of these soonish!!!

Susan said...

Another beautiful tag. Can't wait fot the next one.

Susan said...

Another beautiful tag. Can't wait fot the next one.

Suzanne C said...

The close up look showed all the wow details! Gorgeous tag!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness!!! You know how much I love Halloween. These ars the best.

butterfly said...

Wow - the sheen from the DS is amazing, looks almost mirror-like on Mr Frosty! It's another winner... how long am I going to be able to hold off Christmassy crafting at this rate?!
Alison x

Claire said...

Linda your tags are fabulous!! I've been having a quick peep at them but haven't had much time for crafting. I'm itching to get started creating, thanks for the inspiration
Claire xx

Buttons said...

All posts/links present and correct now hopefully Linda. Loving this challenge - you've really got me on a Christmas roll! Hugs, Buttons x

Lisa M said...

Reminds me of the vintage Christmas movies soooo much!! Linda, love that you had such a blast making it, it shows in every gorgeous detail. I'm absorbing it all and I have my supplies now so I'll be playing very soon. :)
Thank you again for doing this.
hugs,
Lisa xx

craftytrog said...

Your tag is stunning Linda! Been looking for an excuse to use some wire mesh ;o) x

Tracie Dean said...

Linda, your tag is gorgeous just as all your work is. I took your advice and entered mine. Though it does not hold a candle to yours.

Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement my friend.

Samantha Elliott said...

Another stunner Linda! Gosh I am going to be busy playing catch up! Teehee!
xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Woo! Four down and only 8 to go....Still having sooo much fun with these Linda and this was no exception!
x

Blog Widget by LinkWithin


I changed my font at thecutestblogontheblock.com