Monday, October 26, 2015

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #5

 

Hello and welcome back to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  I hope you have all had a great week and were able to get some crafting done.  Thanks so much to everyone who has played along so far.  If you are new to my 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, there is still plenty of time to play along!  Check out the Week #1 post for all the details and then start linking up your Christmas/winter themed projects based on any inspiration you get from my tags.

This week I decided to go scribbly and sparkly.  Using a jumbo manila tag, I broke out Scribbly Christmas set and stamped it as a background pattern using Jet Black Archival.  I blended Evergreen Bough DI over the tag and then did a little spritz and flick to give it some variation in color.  I also decided it needed a few snow flurries so I did a little spritz with Picket Fence distress spray stain and then sponged around the edges with Gathered Twigs DI.  Using a gold Deco Sheet, two stars were cut with the Festive Scribbles Thinlits dies (to cut the deco sheets with Thinlits, you will need to use the metal Precision Base Plate).  I peeled off the backing to reveal the self adhesive and adhered them to the tag.  Then I tried to cut the scribbly Tree the same way.  It didn't work.  The pattern is too loose and springy and the Deco Sheet is too thin.  It stretched out of shape coming out of the die and I couldn't fix it.  I did a do-over, this time I peeled off the backing from the Deco Sheet before I die cut it and adhered it to a piece of card stock.  That gave it enough stability that it didn't stretch all out of shape when it came out of the die.  Plus being mounted on CS gave it a little extra dimension



Merry & Bright was die cut out of white CS and colored it with Barn Door distress stain.  When it was dry, I went over it with Red Stickles to give it some sparkle.  A silver tone Christmas tree charm was altered with Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative and added it to a scrap of seam binding that I dyed in a striped pattern with Evergreen Bough and Barn Door stains.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Can't wait to see what you all make for week #5.  Don't forget that you need to a link in your post to my shop at www.thefunkiejunkie.com.









These products were used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.



11 comments:

rachel said...

looking forward to joining in this one linda. lovely work! hugs rachel x

LauraVi said...

An other beautiful tag, an other great inspiration!!

Georgie C said...

This is a gorgeous christmas tag and can picture it adorning a brown paper wrapped pressie with simple twine xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome tag, Linda!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tips too! You know that is so helpful as we all learn along the way and it saves some time and paper! Love your scribbly trees and thinking how to replicate without the same supplies. :) That's what I love is you give me the inspiration to think about different ideas, techniques and trying something new!

Mimi said...

I love this funky tag! All about it!

craftytrog said...

Wonderful layers of stamping, great inspiration Linda! xx

Jane said...

I loved the gorgeous background to this one Linda...another wonderful inspiring tag x

Jane said...

This one stumped me for a while. I didn't have any of the elements you used except for the base distress ink. And THEN, I realized that I had never even opened that ink, because for some reason, I didn't think I liked it. How fun it was to use, and see that color come to life. I have been able to use everything from my huge 'collection' so far for these challenges, which is making it fun as well. You are truly an inspiration.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love the sparkle and scribbles Linda! This one had me stumped for a bit as I don't have the Festive Scribbles dies but think I came up with a reasonable facsimile LOL! Thanks for the fun, off to work on #6! Deb xo

Sara Barker said...

I am so in love with the colors on this and the way the sentiment pops off the background! Love it!

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