Monday, November 24, 2014

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #9

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Hello and welcome to week #9 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  We are on the downhill slide now with only four weeks until Christmas.  I hope you are planning to play along.  You can play in any order at any time prior to December 21st.  If you link up all 12 challenges and follow all the challenge requirements found in the Week #1 post, you will be in for the drawing  - 3 gift certificates to The Funkie Junkie Boutique are going to be given away.  In addition, all participants who complete the challenge properly will receive a 10% discount coupon to The Funkie Junkie Boutique to shop in January.  We have had some amazing submissions this year - thank you so much to everyone who has played along!

I have so much fun making the tags each year and love making a variety of styles.  Last week it was homespun and this week I'm going for elegant with a gold and black color palette.  I started with one of the jumbo manila tags that I sell in the boutique.  I don't have them in black so I used black distress paint and painted it with two coats of paint, drying it with a heat tool between painting the two layers.  

Next, using the Tim Holtz Christmas stencil, I stenciled on gold Wendy Vecchi embossing paste.  The edges of the tag were dry brushed with gold acrylic paint dabber.  On a piece of vellum, I stenciled on embossing ink using the Tim Holtz Festive stencil and embossed on Queen's Gold embossing powder.    The edges were ripped and sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  When the gold embossing paste was dry, the vellum was affixed over it using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  
I haven't used my Snowflake Rosette decorative strip die yet this holiday season and have been wanting to use it.  I wanted the embellishments to be very simple so as not to take away from the two layers of embossing.  I cut the rosette out of white CS, stamped it with the Christmas Carol stamp from Tim's Mini Holidays 3 set, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and gave it a shot or two of Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain.  There are two layers of seals, the bottom one was gold embossed with Queen's Gold EP.  The top one was cut with the Stacked Snowflake die from acrylic packaging and sprayed with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain. I topped it off with a small gumdrop from my shop, which is a bit smaller than the Tim Holtz gumdrops.

The sentiment was made with a stamp from Mini Holidays 5, stamped with embossing ink and embossed with Queen's Gold.  I used selected areas from the Festive Stencil, stenciled on embossing ink and embossed with Queen's Gold.   The panel was cut with the new Labels Thinlits dies.

I dyed the shabby seam binding by scribbling a bit of Tarnished Brass distress stain on my craft sheet and dabbing it in it.

That's it for Tag #9.  Thank you so much for coming by to check to out.  I hope you will be able to play along this week!  Please be sure to link up all your projects by December 21st.

The products below were used to make the above project.  They are available at The Funie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


Jane said...

O wow Linda this is so elegant and dripping with of my favourites so far. I can't wait to have a play x

sally said...

I'm itching to play but got some wife duties to carry out first :-(. See you on here soon!


Sue said...

A lovely tag and the gold gives it a very sumptuous look.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic tag Linda, wow, the stencilling in gold looks so amazing and the snowflake finishes it off to perfection!!!

Jenny Marples said...

THANK YOU for sharing this awesome tag - my new favourite - with the best ideas for a unique Christmas project. Oh boy, the entries for this one are going to be out of this world! Jenny x

Elizabeth said...

So very beautiful! I can't wait to play with these ideas.

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning! I love the gold edged snowflake and that gorgeous embossed vellum!

Maryanne said...

Gorgeous! We must be channeling one another, Linda. I was thinking yesterday how elegant a black and gold or black and silver (Art Deco, again) would be!!!! Great minds! This is just spectacular and I can't wait to start working on it.

Nicole Wright Designs said...

I'm inspired. Love the gold and black!

Lisa Minckler said...

Ohhh boy, this is a dandy! You do realize it's Monday morning and I've not consumed nearly enough coffee to convey a truly well formed sentence; however, suffice it to say....Geez willikers..this is so stinking perty! Ideas, ideas, ideas are rolling...
Thanks so much Linda
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda!! The black and gold color combination is so elegant and posh!! You are AWESOME and thank you for providing such wonderful inspiration!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

I simply cannot believe you're already at Week 9!! I've been seeing beautiful tags bobbing up around Craftyblogland, inspired by yours... and this gorgeous glamorous affair is bound to trigger many more. I seem to have a clear(ish) week coming up in early December, and if all goes well, I'm planning an orgy of Funkie Junkie tag-making. I'd hate to miss all the fun!!
Alison xx

mamablitger said...

Oh Linda your tag is awesome. Very impressive combo using black and gold. Especially I love the embossing on vellum.. Fabulous !!!
Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful art work..
Hugs from Monica... Spain

wendy vecchi said...

very pretty!
love the elegant black and gold combo!
happy thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

I love this tag!! The gold and black are perfect together! I'll be working on mine soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Linda, this is so beautiful and dramatic! Love all the details. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Brenda Brown said...

This is absolutely stunning Linda, I just adore the elegance and stunning design.
So sorry I haven't been around in ages but life took over particularly with workshops which have been far more time consuming than I thought they would be, but lesson learned lol. I hope to be able to get to do some of your tags soon.
Hope all is well with you.
hugs Brenda xxx

Anneke said...

Your tag looks wonderful and rich. Great design.
Thanks for showing Anneke.

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