Monday, November 5, 2012

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #8



Welcome back to Week #8 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  This week I have found my own inspiration from Tim Holtz's November tag using his layout.  I also broke out two new-to-me Tim Holtz stamp sets - Mini Holidays 4 and Seasons Silhouettes, both of which I have fallen in love with (so you will be seeing more of these!).  On the Silhouettes set, I loved the way Tim masked off all but one word and used the same masking approach on mine.  
I did emboss resist with the red Santa and poinsettias at the top.  I used Vermillion Archival Ink with clear EP for the embossing.  I tried to melt the embossing powder back off like Tim did, but ended up ruining my first tag because my kraft iron just wouldn't get hot enough and the newsprint just stuck to the embossing.  Hence, mine is a simple emboss resist technique.  I blended Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo stains to get my coloration on the background.  
My poinsettia is made from five layers of crinoline cut with the Tattered Florals die and dyed with SU Real Red reinker.  The leaves were also cut from crinoline with the Mini Tattered Leaves die and dyed with Bundled Sage reinker.  
I had a lot of fun with this one and really like the way it came out.  Can't wait to see all of your takes on this tag.  

Thanks so much to everyone who has played along so far!  If you haven't started playing along, better get going.  One of the criteria to be eligible for the prize drawings at the end is to have all 12 tags finished by December 17th.  You can read all about the challenge in the first post here.  

The products below were used to create this tag.  They can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


18 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your tag Linda! So very retro! Loving your challenge too! Have a great week. Best, Yvonne

Lisa M said...

Crinoline dyed red poinsettia...now THAT'S gorgeous! Beautiful tag Linda and you are REALLY keeping me on my toes. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration! You've given me tons of ideas to draw from. :)

Sue said...

Sexy passionate Red, oooooh and I love the flower, great inspiration again Linda.
Smiles:)
Sue

butterfly said...

Really great tag... full of gorgeous inspiration - but it's not going to be easy to continue to avoid Christmas from here!!
Alison x

Cynthia said...

Loooove all that glorious RED! Beautiful card!!

Buttons said...

I couldn't find a link widget here so my entry for this one is at;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/new-beginnings.html
Thanks for being so inspiring again Linda. Hugs, Buttons x

marda said...

Great tag, loooove the red.

Tracie Dean said...

Another beautiful tag!! Love the Santa. I do not know if I am ever going to catch up....lol

Montse said...

Just knowing your blog and your work... I love the way you do everything!! Big hug from Spain! :-)

Anita Houston said...

You will be so proud...finally I'm working on mine as we speak! I might not be finished for a while but I will finish! I love #8...the red speaks to me! The poinsettias and Santa are wonderful Linda! Fun!!!

Sharon said...

Linda, what a fabulous tag! I love the red santa and the red poinsettia. Very festive and love the retro holiday style!

Nancy B said...

I love your beautiful retro tag. It was so clever to put the 25 in the poinsettia!

Nancy said...

Your tag's beautiful! I love how the red pops!

Samantha Elliott said...

Very pretty Linda and right up my street at this moment in time. I seem to be into kraft, red and black this Christmas.
xx

craftytrog said...

Love the colours on your gorgeous festive tag Linda! xx

Winnie said...

Sooo pretty. That pointsetta with the bingo chip is a great touch, and love the neutral background colors with the bold red.

Claire said...

This tag is wonderful Linda, i'm still playing catch up but loving every inky minute lol.
Claire xx

Handgathered said...

Such great inspiration in this and all your tags. A

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