Monday, October 5, 2015

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

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Welcome to Week #2 of the 2015 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  If you are here for the first time, you can find all of this year's challenge details on the Week #1 post.

Heartfelt thanks are going out to everyone who left a comment last week.  I was blown away by so many welcoming comments and tickled that so many of you want to play this year.  I'm already having a blast and hope that many more of you will join in this fun challenge.

Here is my Week #2 inspiration tag.  Just quickly, to play, make a holiday craft piece inspired by something on this tag.  It can be anything but you have to share what inspired you in your post.  You can link up any time, in no particular order, the closing of the challenge on December 20th.  There are a few other requirements so be sure to read Week #1.    For my Tag #2, I decided I wanted to play with the new Woodlands Thinlits dies.  I grabbed one of my jumbo manila tags and gave it two coats of black with Black Soot distress paint, then dried it well with my heat tool.  Next I sprayed some Meadow Adirondack Color Wash onto a few pieces of white scrap card stock, then added a hint of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray too.  Once dry, I cut out the trees.  I cut two of each and then trimmed off the top of the extra two to make background trees for the tag.  The trees were also edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I created some starlight rays with Tim's Rays stencil and Wendy Vecchi's gold embossing paste.  Then I broke out a new pack of the Gilded Holidays Remnant Rubs and started rubbing on the stars and sparkles.  The next thing I did was to apply the Christmas Wishes rub on at the bottom.  I wanted to make sure I had it well placed before I glued down my Woodlands trees.

Once the trees were affixed, I knew I needed more sparkles so I grabbed a bottle of Platinum stickles and added lots of sparkly dots.  I didn't realize it was Platinum until I had added them all and was putting the bottle away.  It looked like gold when I grabbed it and I never looked at the table.  So now I had gold and platinum on my tag.  Normally I wouldn't have liked the combination, but for some odd reason, it worked great here.

Next came the star for the rays.  It was cut from chipboard and colored with Antique Bronze distress stain.  It wasn't gold enough so I rubbed on Inka Gold Old Gold.  I tried to add the "wonder" rub on over the Inka Gold and it wouldn't stick.

 I tried to add the 'wonder' rub on, but it wouldn't stick.  i did manage to rub it onto a piece of white CS, then cut it out and glued it down.  Since I had a bit of Old Gold on my finger, I wet it slightly and then rubbed it between the streams of light to give an iridescent glow.  And last, I took two silver snowflakes, cut off the top loop with my pliers and changed it to gold with the Inka Gold Old Gold.

I hope you enjoyed my tag and all my explanations.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comment.  I know I've been a bad blogger lately and I am humbled that you all came back!









These products were used to make the above tag.  They can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.


20 comments:

Jane said...

Great to see tag No 2 this morning Linda.I love these colours and the offset star.Another fabulous inspiring tag.I made a start to No 1 yesterday and I hope to do some more after work today. Your Monday postings of your tags will cheer up these dark mornings right up until Chrismtas...yay! xx

craftytrog said...

Oh, what a great way to use that stencil Linda! Definitely using that idea! Another gorgeous tag. I'm so grateful for your fabulous inspiration this time of year :-). xx

butterfly said...

What a fabulously glamorous night sky - love all the gilding - and your snowy trees look wonderful. Terrific Number Two!
Alison xx

Candy said...

Hi Linda,
Just had to let you know how fabulous your work is!!
Love the rays from the star and all the stars and other special things you have done.
First class!
Hugs, Candy

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the star and the rays over the trees! Can't wait to play!

rachel said...

gorgeous tag ... i made my first the other day and blogged it today ... now just to link up then i can start thinking about this one!!! its fabulous...love it to bits! hugs rachel xx

Julie Steed said...

So pretty! I do love Halloween loads so I'm having a hard time transitioning my brain to Christmas, but this tag is so serene and beautiful and think it did the trick!

bkazoo said...

Great tag. Really striking !

Lynn Price said...

Another fabulous, inspirational tag, Linda! I am so glad I got the tree die from you - they are stunning, and love all the bling on this card! And you are not a bad blogger - you are a busy one :-) xxx Lynn

Patty O'Malley said...

Love this tag, Linda! Puts me in a holiday mood!

Garden Girl Digs in Dirt said...

Wow, Linda that is a fabulous tag. I love it so much and now will get my new order placed for the sparkle items.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love, love, love this tag Linda, gorgeous! I'm behind already, got to get a move on and get caught up, thanks so much for this beautiful inspiration! Deb xo

LauraVi said...

Beautiful second tag, love the trees and the little stars and snowflakes!

Stefania Salmi said...
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Stefania Salmi said...

Looking at your beautiful tags I'm coming a great desire to try to participate, I just fear not to be constant, but you are a great inspiration!

Lisa Minckler said...

I must sound like a broken record or a parrot that only ever learned one phrase, but YOU are stinking fabulous!! Each tag sends me through a range of emotions with awe and then fear of duplicating and then pure bliss as the fun and ideas begin. My son forbids me to sing Christmas music until the first of December, so I have to admit, the will power it takes to stifle my tunes while crafting is nearly impossible..LOL. Your tag #2 is a night sky like no other. Gets me ready to ride a sleigh through the woods.
Beautiful work Linda.
hugs,
Lisa x

Dr Sonia S V said...

The trees are amazing
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jane said...

I love your tag this week. The rays are absolutely beautiful!

Sara Barker said...

Linda, your inspiration is coming fast and furious, and I LOVE it! This tag is just so amazing, with that black star filled sky! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those Woodlands die cut trees against the black--wished I'da thought of that! Ha! Ha! I'm so happy I ordered the Gilded Holidays rub ons, because they look incredible on this tag, and they were so easy to use! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the GENEROUS prize! I'm working as fast as I can to catch up! Big hugs!

Sara Barker said...

I'm pretty sure I've already commented on these first few tags, at least, but better to have too many comments than too few! Of course this one stole my heart! I love those Woodlands dies and I think I have gotten more use out of these this season than all my dies put together! You have really made your trees stand out so proud against that dark background! Love it!

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