Monday, December 23, 2013

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Bonus Tag #1

Christmas greetings, friends and visitors!  I'm back today with a huge thank you to you all for your interest and participation in my annual Christmas tags challenge.  I've had such fun making these tags and visiting the blogs of everyone who has played along.  You all have been a huge inspiration to me with the amazing art pieces you have made with just a small idea here and there from my tags.  Thank you!  I'm so grateful for your participation and support playing it this challenge!  I hope you have all had as much fun as I have had.
So here I am, back with the first of two very small offerings to keep you inspired over the holiday season.  It's a super busy week so I made a quick Thank You tag, taking my inspiration from Tim Holtz. I really loved what he did with the frosted film for his December tag and I will be entering my tag in his challenge.  My small supply in the store sold out immediately so I had to wait to get my frosted film to come in a re-order.  Since December is running out, I decided to double up on this tag.  I didn't have much time to play so I made it very simple, just swiping the background with Icy Spruce DS and stenciling the holly leaves on with Library Green archival ink.  

The holly leaf cluster was made exactly according to Tim Holtz's instructions for his December tag.  Because my holly leaf cluster was a bit overwhelming on the small footprint of the tag, I wanted to keep any other embellishments to a minimum.  I love the Industrious Stickers - Borders and decided a  strip on each side would be a nice touch.  I tried to mimic the tarnished metal surface from the Industrious stickers with the sentiment plates.  Using Silver Foil card stock, I scratched it lightly with my Sanding Grip to take the shine off it.  Then I silver embossed the plate and the sentiment from Simple Sayings, dabbing on Pitch Black acrylic paint.  Once it was 3/4 dry, I buffed it off leaving a tarnished look to it.  It doesn't exactly match the Industrious Sticker surface, but it's close.  

The inside is mostly blank for writing a personal thank you message.  I ran a strip of red line tape under the top flap to create a matchbook type of closing for the note.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Wishing all my Christian friends a very blessed Christmas!



These products used to make this tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

15 comments:

Almo said...

Hi Linda, look forward to doing my thank you tags next week but until then Wish you a very Merry Christmas, Thank you for all your inspiration from your lovely projects and for your lovely comments. Hugs Mo x

Jane said...

This is just perfect for Christmas Linda. I have completed the 12 tags, what fun that was! We have family arriving soon so my crafting time is too limited to make your bonus tags but I will still love to see what people make. Thanks so much for all your hard work and good luck to everyone. Merry Christmas, hugs Jane x

Viv's Visuals said...

Although didn't take part (resolution for 2014!!) I have enjoyed every minute of visiting your blog, not just for the tags but for all the other beautiful pieces you create. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas Linda, and a wonderful 2014. x

Maryanne said...

This tag card is great, Linda! I've wanted to try Tim's technique with the frosted film and now's my chance!
Thanks for the great inspiration this year. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Redanne said...

Even though I was not able to join in this year I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at your beautiful creations. I particularly love this one, the technique looks just as good with holly rather than poinsettias too. Have a wonderful Christmas. Anne x

rachel said...

this is so beautiful Linda - really lovely - looking forward to joining in with this too xx A very happy Christmas to you and a happy new year xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the metal details! Has my thoughts spinning on what to do with this. Have a merry Christmas!

Astrid Maclean said...

Another stunner Linda, love the design of this and can't wait to start on mine!

akmoose said...

so sorry I missed all your tags. Now that I am on vacation i plan to go through them all. LOVE the faux metal labels on this card!!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is beautiful. I love the stars, they make lovely frame for the holly leaves. Have a very happy Christmas & thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Anita Houston said...

So so beautiful Linda! I love the stars up the side! Merry Christmas to you!

Hedoniska hemmafrun said...

Beautiful tag! Love that frosted film, now I have to get me som of that too :)

craftytrog said...

Wonderful inspiration! Thanks Linda!
Happy New Year
Alison xxx

butterfly said...

A beautiful thank you tag, Linda - I love the frosted holly, and the industrious borders look so cool!

Thanks for the nudge - I've joined in - and grateful for the idea given I've lost crafting time to the bugs!!

Hope your flu continues to clear up, and happy, happy New Year!
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Linda you've created a wonderful Thank You tag. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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