Monday, November 26, 2012

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #11

Good Monday morning, friends.  Welcome to all my new followers - hope you will hop aboard the 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style!  If you are new to this challenge, you can read all about it here.  I'm back this morning with my Tag #11.  We are almost to the finish line now.  You have until December 17th to submit all your tags.  They can be done in any order as long as they are all finished and uploaded by that date.

Thank you so much to everyone who as played along so far.  If I haven't visited you and commented on each and every one of your entires, my apologies!  You may already know that I am in the middle of moving.  The moving van will be here tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. so right now it's pack, pack and pack.  Once the stuff is on the truck, I will have time to visit you all.  Unfortunately, we don't have a house to move into so we will be heading for my mom and dad's place to camp out for a few weeks until we figure out what we are going to do.  We did have a deal on a house, but we had to withdraw our offer on Sunday.  The inspection showed high levels of radon gas in the home.  We had the test repeated to confirm the results and the second test came back way higher than the first so we just had to walk away from that home, which broke our hearts because we thought we had finally found exactly what we were looking for.  Now we are back to square one.

Here are the deets on Tag #11.  As always I started with a jumbo manila tag.  It was clear embossed with the Fabulous Flourishes stamp and then a script stamp was stamped over the entire piece in Jet Black Archival.  After that, it was sponged heavily with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I created a wreath of sorts built on a rosette.
I cut multiple holly leaves using the Festive Greenery Decorative Strip die, sponged them with Vintage Photo and glued them to the rosette.  The holly berries, cut with the same die, were stained with a drop of Vintage Photo Distress Stain and then coated with Glossy Accents.  The pretty amber button is from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology line.  I cut felt leaves using the Holly Banch die and applied chunky glitter over a coat of Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Mini Holidays 4 set, the brads holding it were embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.  The lovely cluster at the bottom was all cut with the Festive Greenery die.

That's it, folks.  Now it's your turn - can't wait to see how this piece will inspire yours!  Thanks again for stopping by and or playing along.  Hope you have a great week.


rachel said...

this is just gorgeous - I only just found you but wow I'm glad that I did! Sorry to hear about your house problems - awful! Big Hugs rachel xx

Maryanne said...

I love this tag, Linda! The idea of building the wreath on the rosette is really cool. Gotta try it! I'm so sorry to hear about your house situation. I hope you find something soon.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow Linda! Another stunner! I still have to catch up with last weeks (you have stumped me on that one as I just love yours lol). Shame about the house falling through, but, I am sure the perfect house is just right around the corner for you *fingers crossed*

Hettie said...

Another beauty of a tag here today Linda.
Sorry to hear about your house situation. If you fancy visiting Wales we have a spare room (next to my Craft Room!) which you are quite welcome to stay in for now! There will be something better just waiting for you.

Unknown said...

Hard to believe we are almost at the end....Christmas really is just around the corner.

Your tag as always is beautiful! I love the script!

I am so sorry about you having to pull out of the house you wanted. Try to look at is as a better one is waiting for you to find....and soon.

You guys have each other, and a roof over your head and lots of Love. (Some do not even have that much)

I will keep you in my thoughts you find the perfect place soon.

It would make a terrific Christmas present wouldn't it :-)

BEARKIS said...

Beautiful combination and tag,love the script too!!!

Yvonne Garner said...

I'm so sorry to hear the house transaction fell through. God obviously has other plans for you! Your tag is stunning. This is my first venture into such a challenge. I am thankful that even with all my husband's hospital stays that I could join in. What fun this has been. Best, Yvonne

Viktoriya Porechnaya said...

I hope your house probem will be decided successfully and you will find real YOUR house! Thanks for new great inspiration!

Evelyn S. said...

First, I am so sorry about your house! That must be devastating to discover the radon thing when you are so certain it's the right place. Now, to the tag: it is amazing! It's so beautiful, and I want to CASE it exactly---if only I had all the supplies. I'll see what I can do with this one; I might even try the non-traditional shades of brown that are so beautiful here.

Words and Pictures said...

Oh no, Linda - I'm so sorry to hear the house has fallen through... I know you were so excited about it, despite having to move in two stages. I'm sure there's a new and exciting alternative around the corner.

Next... oh WOW! This may be my favourite of the 12 so far... utterly gorgeous! The white accents against that glorious background - I'm blown away!
Alison x

Jean McKenzie said...

Hi Linda, Firstly I am so sorry to hear that your new home to be did not shape up. Now you are in limbo but it is good you have your parents to stay with for a while as you keep looking.
This tag like all your other projects is beautiful! I always enjoy reading how you make these things and about the products you have used. Right now I am trying the faux suede technique - oh what fun! Big hugs!

silvergran said...

Beautiful serene tag!
Glad you have your folks to stay with. Very glad you did not move into that toxic environment. Something good your way will come :)

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Linda...
was für eine wundervolle aufwendige Arbeit.
Ein herrliches Tag!


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I think this one is my favorite!!! I'm starting to catch up!!! Finally! Gorgeous poinsettia on the rosette!

Jenny Marples said...

There's always a reason for these things happening - bet an even better option is round the corner for you. In the meantime I'm sending hugs and wishes that you guys are bearing up through this time.
LOVE this one - it's gonna be one to copy straight off for definite. Hugs, Buttons x

Pam said...

Linda, I am so sorry about your house. What crushing news. I just know that something better is just around the corner.Your tag is stunning, as always.

Anonymous said...

Oh Linda I'm so sorry ! You must be truly heartbroken. Sending you lots of hugs and positive thoughts so that you find your dream home soon. Gorgeous tag, I may have to have a go at the holly rosette ! Sue C x

Claire said...

Oh Linda, I'm so sorry to hear you're having problems. I do hope you find the perfect new home in double quick time. Your tag is stunning, really beautiful. Thanks for such a fab challenge, i'm really enjoying it
Claire xx

craftytrog said...

Love, love love this tag Linda! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!
I do hope you find the right house soon, thinking of you!
Alison xx

Words and Pictures said...

Yay... made it - 12 tags completed, and I finished on this one which, I think, out of all your incredible tags is my absolute favourite! Thank you so much for a brilliant, brilliant inspirational challenge - I've had so much fun creating and visiting other creations.
Alison xx

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