Monday, September 30, 2013

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #2

Hello and welcome back to week #2 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  Last week the predominate theme was black and white chalkboard style.  The week, I'm going for Frayed Burlap and Heirloom Gold.  I had some good inky fun playing around with the distress stains and Perfect Pearls on my craft sheet, but when the tag was finished, photographed, edited and uploaded, I had a sense of déjà vu and thought "have I CASED myself?  I seem to remember using this Artistic Outpost cabin stamp and the wonderful reindeer on the same tag last year", and sure enough, here it is.  But after looking it over, I decided it wasn't that close to what I had just made and decided to go with this one anyway.  

I have a new love affair going with Frayed Burlap.  I don't know why I've all of a sudden discovered how wonderful it is, but it seems I've kicked Vintage Photo to the curb and taken up with Frayed Burlap.  I started with one of my jumbo manila tags that I so love (and also sell in the boutique), mixing a puddle of Frayed Burlap DS, Picket Fence DS and a sprinkling of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls on my craft sheet.  I gave it a few mists of water and dredged my tag through it, dried it with my heat tool and repeated the process a couple of times.  I didn't get enough Perfect Pearls on it so I pulled out my bottle of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist and gave it a couple of shots to glitz it up a bit.  That did the trick!

I cut my deer out of chipboard and gave her three coats of gold embossing powder.  While the third coat was still soft, I stamped into it with the Wendy Vecchi script stamp, having already prepared it by coating it with embossing ink to keep it from sticking in the soft gold embossing.  Her scarf is that wonderful new linen ribbon that Tim Holtz came out with this past CHA.  I love the way it stretches and frays (almost like frayed burlap - LOL).

Once my tag was inked up with the distress inks, I stamped the cabin and the two sentiments (from Old Fashioned Christmas and Mini Holidays 4) all in the new Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil archival ink.  The stars were cut with the new TH stars Bigz die from gray chipboard, painted with Picket Fence distress paint (2 coats) and when dry, stamped with the script stamp from Apothecary in Coffee archival ink.  I dried it well with my heat tool and then spread Glossy Accents over it and liberally sprinkled it with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  I let it dry over night to make sure it was good and hard.  The edges were then sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  The cheese cloth was dyed with Frayed Burlap.  And finally, I used my Tiny Attached and stapled a small piece of the linen ribbon to the top for a hanger.  

Well friends, that's it for tag #2.  What do you think?  Can you find something to inspire you so you can play along?  Check last week's post for all the requirements, make something winter holiday related (tag, card, scrapbook layout, home decor piece, etc.) and link it up.  You have until midnight Eastern Time on December 22nd to play along.   Can't wait to see what you'll make!


The products below were used to create this tag and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger and Wendy Vecchi products are always 20% below MSRP.

26 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Love this beautiful tag Linda, the frayed burlap and gold mixed with picket fence is a fabulous combination and work well with the wintry background. The deer and stars sit perfectly as more focal elements, this is wonderfully shabby chic.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Barb Cady said...

This is so beautiful Linda, I love the mix of gold with frayed burlap, you are so right it is a fabulous colour. That background stamp is perfect! I'm off now to put my thinking cap on, a terrific start to the week, thanks! X

butterfly said...

So enchanting, Linda. The little AO house and the Christmas greeting work beautifully together, and I love the gentle muted colour scheme. Fabulous gilded texture on the deer...

I'll be along to play in a couple of months!
Alison xx

Pam said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda! Love that linen ribbon. Your colors are fabulous.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

So gorgeous and elegant, love it !

Maryanne said...

I love this tag, Linda! The gold and frayed burlap are so wonderful together. I love the combination of metallic and sepia tones. I always think of it as toned down elegance!

Karenliz said...

Stunning! I love it. I'm already behind but you know I will get them all done! Thanks Linda.

mountaingirl1163 said...

Very nice

inkypinkycraft said...

Another beautiful tag, love frayed burlap myself, such a gorgeous colour! Lovethe feel of this tag and have alsmost finished my no 1 tag...nearly! Will look forward to this one too hugs trace x

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the reindeer with gold embossing powder! Speaking of casing...I'm going to case this one..some day! LOL.

Anita Houston said...

I have never seen that deer look so so beautiful! The Midas deer! WOW! Love that you stamped into it! Uber gorgeous tag!

Linda S. said...

I would love to case this tag as well, Linda. It truly is gorgeous, and I think you have hit upon a wonderful, refreshing color combination. I think with a simple holiday greeting stamp on the reverse side, and a small amount of handwriting and a signature, this would make a beautiful Christmas card. Beautiful work.

marda said...

STUNning tag. Love that golden deer.

Redanne said...

The Frayed Burlap and the muted gold do work together so beautifully Linda and the stamping in the background is delightful - love this tag. Hugs, Anne x

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Linda. Two of my favourite elements here....Christmas and Artistic Outpost!
Love it!
xx

Lisa M said...

Ahhhh, so delightful and full of festivity. I think it's wonderful to see you use repeat elements but in fresh and new ways; even if you didn't know you did it. This is just as beautiful if not more!
hugs,
Lisa x

craftytrog said...

Ooh! This is gorgeous Linda! xx

Baroque duJour said...

This tag is really beautiful, I love it, the golden glow is stunning and that winter image was worth another look - I checked back thru last years one to find the previous outing, you are so talented and so glad I jut found you - here to stay.

Marci said...

So elegant and subtle, and then the beautiful, gilded, stamped deer. With a scarf!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Linda that's a wonderful tag and great inspiration, I love every on it.

Jane said...

I loved this tag Linda especially the gorgeous golden reindeer.It was great to use for inspiration x

Hettie said...

Yeay! I have joined in again Linda! Loving the journey you are taking us on again!
Hugs
xx

Annie said...

I love the stamps you have used Linda. This tag is stunning x

butterfly said...

Well... I said I'd be along to play in a couple of months. How about that, I'm only a couple of days late!!
Alison xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I am now busily commenting on your wonderful tags that have all inspired me so much. This one was my first love, the one that got me hooked on the challenge in the first place - I just had to have that gorgeous, little deer! Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is the tag that really inspired me to begin the 12 tags challenge. It is so full of wonder and beauty. Julie Ann xx

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