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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Once again, the time has come to wrap up the annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. A huge thank you to all who submitted their fantastic work. I am so delighted to have 19 artists who completed the challenge this year. Thank you also to all my visitors and to those who left encouraging comments.
Before we start, here is a recap of all the 2016 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. There is a link on my sidebar for each of the tags, not only for this year but for the four prior years also, should you care to pursue them.
I numbered the finalists in the order in which they submitted their #12 piece as follows:
1. Jane's Journal
2. Suzz's Stamping Spot
3. Craft Knife Chronicles
5. Sara's Closet
6. Avril B.
10. Inky splatters
13. Alice K.
14. Barb Turpin
18. Carta e Cuci
The $50 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique goes to #14 - Barb Turpin
A $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique goes to #1 - Jane's Journal
And the other $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique goes to #12 - Alison/Craftytrog
Congratulations to our winners and to all the finalists. Everyone, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your gift certificate codes and the 15% discount code for a January 2017 order.
Posted by Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie at 11:10 AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
This one uses the Nordic stencil. Glacier White craft ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool were used to stencil it on the Swallowtail Chalkboard Banner, which we also sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. It was a new release this holiday season and became a favorite of mine. The deer die is an oldie but goodie Tim Holtz Bigz die - Reindeer Flight. I used a snippet of Pine Twine and one of the silver bells from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The bell was altered with Red Pepper alcohol ink. As stated in the earlier posts, I painted the chipboard letters with one coat of Picket Fence distress paint, but wish I had used two or three coats or even better, white gesso because it is a brighter white. The letters have more of a gray tone on this banner which I am not happy with. Once they were dry, I gave them a heavy coat of Glossy Accents and applied chunky white glitter that I purchased years ago at JoAnn Fabrics.
That's it. Thank you for visiting! I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Chalkboard banner that I did for a Holiday Home decor project over at Frilly and Funkie.
The products below are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.
Posted by Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie at 9:03 AM
Monday, December 12, 2016
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Here is my tag #12. I started with my normal jumbo manila tag. I like the jumbo tags because it gives me a nice big canvas for my projects. I inked up my Wendy Vecchi Text stamp with Jet Black Archival and very lightly stamped random bits around the tag. I embossed the evergreen sprig with Ranger's Weathered White embossing powder in several places. Then it was time for color. Pine Needles and a little Mown Grass DI were blended onto the tag using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. A little spritz and flick action with water and Tim Holtz's Distress Spray Bottle gave the ink a distressed look which was added to by inking the edges with Walnut Stain. Then, using the Spatter Brush, Picket Fence dots were added to look like snow.
I decided to make a pocket for my tag. Taking another manila tag, I slathered it with gesso, let it dry and then inked the entire surface with Walnut Stain DI. I cut off the piece I needed and cut a fancy opening using one of the labels dies from the Labels Thinlits set. It's an oval die and by laying it half way over the top of the pocket, I cut a pretty opening. I also gold foiled the edges using a glue stick for adhesive and Prima foil - love that effect! Once the tag piece was finished, it was glued to the tag. Several pieces of "greenery" were cut with both the Holiday Greens and Mini Holiday Greens sets and tucked into the pocked. A sentiment was stamped on it and a small piece of ephemera was tucked into the pocket. It still needed a bit to look finished so I added a couple of foil snowflakes from the Idea-ology Gilded Christmastime rub ons and clipped on another small bit of ephemera. The 'Noel' was cut with the Vintage Tidings Thinlits and the tag was topped off with a twine bow and a couple of silver charms that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Now it's over to you. Can't wait to see what you make for Week #12. Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and gorgeous eye candy that have been contributed to this challenge. I'll be around to finish visiting all the entries this week.
The products below were used to make this tag. They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.