Saturday, September 24, 2011

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #4

Greetings bloggy friends and happy weekend to you!  I'm combining my Week #4 inspiration tag along with the Our Creative Corner challenge this week which is Numbers. That makes me a few days early with the #4 tag challenge since I have been posting that challenge on Wednesdays.  No worries, you still have until December 15th to play in this challenge.

 Sharon is our hostess again this week and she wants us to use some sort of number on our submission this week.  If you've been reading my blog, you have probably noticed my 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie style.  My theme for my tag series is December 25th.  Since I am very pressed for time over the next few weeks I thought I could combine the two challenges.  

You can check out the sidebar links to get an idea of how the challenge works.  You can make any kind or any style of card, scrapbook layout, tag, wall hanging, home decor project - anything, you name it. Read all the rules here and then get going so you can play along!  A $25 shop in my Etsy Boutique is up for random grabs if you have completed all the tags by December 15th.  

Tag #4 is pretty simple.  I first stamped the snowflakes with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and then covered the entire tag with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint and let it dry.  Once dry I went over it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and wiped off the excess.  It gave it such a nice vintagy tone.  The cheese cloth was sprayed liberally with the mixture of Vintage Photo Distress Ink, water and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls that I use so frequently.  The snowflakes were cut with Spellbinders dies and painted with Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber.  The reindeer was cut with the Reindeer Flight die and sponged with Vintage Photo.  She has a cute little rusty bell on her burlap twine collar.  The numbers 25 were cut with the Tim Holtz Vintage Market letter die and coated with Crystal Effects.  The icicles were made with Star Dust Stickles.

That's it for this week's Tag and OCC challenge. I hope you will stop by Our Creative Corner and see the wonderful work by our designers.   And I warmly invite you to join in the fun with my 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style by linking your winter holiday craft item.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


BrossArtAddiction said...

OMGosh've just been rockin' out these tags!! All of them are stunning and so very detailed! Love them! :D

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Susan said...

This tag is just as beautiful as the first ones. The others pale by comparison.


Payne Holler Cards said...

i just am amazed - this is even more gorgeous - you are the Queen of vintage my friend!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh I love these Christmas tags you are making, Linda! This one is no exception. The icicles look like they'd be cold to the touch and the reindeer is so sweet with his little jingle bell on the twine. LOVE it.

Joyce's Journey said...

Hi Linda! I plan on joining this challenge! Your tags are amazing! I love making Christmas tags and I just cannot resist so watch for me in the next few days. I have a few swaps I'm trying to finish up and I just cannot wait to then jump in with you on this! You've come up with some great tags and I can't wait to get creative with you!!


Christine said...

Better and better!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow brilliant tag Linda the design and colours are beautiful.
Lorraine x

Sharon Wheet said...

Linda, I'm glad that someone made a tag! and boy is it just drop dead gorgeous! I LOVE it! I love the reindeer cut-out! it looks so elegant and those Christmas tags are just soo fabulous!

Nancy Wethington said...

This is seriously gorgeous!

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh wow...inspiration overload! :D
This is gorgeous as well as tag #3. I'm in awe and a bit stumped as well at the moment, but no worries, I'll be playing in the challenge. I just need to find my muse. I believe it may be under the dust bunnies, but I hate to disturb them, they're ever so cute. LOL.
I'll be back and thanks again for the wonderful challenge.
Lisa xx

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I simply adore the layers in your tag! You are surely the queen of texture. Hope you have a fabulous week :)

LindaS said...

Gorgeous tag. You rock.

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... your Christmas tags are fabulous Linda ... I'm really loving them!
Those icicles are really cool, love the effect, and how cute is that reindeer - love the baby bell!
Awesome as ever!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Linda, every time I visit I just sit here staring at all of the amazing details you add to your projects! Wow! I love te sparkly icicles and that reindeer is too cute! This is another fabulous work of art! Hugs! :)

Lori Rider said...

This is really cool! The negative space on the "25" was hard to see but I finally found it, LOL! Beautiful work - it's all really gorgeous together. Love it!

jude said...

Well you have inspired me with your tag for week 4 took inspiration from top of tag the glittery bling....Hope ive done ok?Now onto 1 &2 weeks tags ...Oh thats me always back to
Hope your well
hugs judex

Kate Yetter said...

That stickles really is amazing! Looks like the real thing. Having fun with this challenge and slowly catching up.

Unknown said...

Another fantastic tag love the reindeer in the paper and the icicles look amazing, I got inspired with the fibre/cloth and the snowflakes, hope you like my little tag I just wish I was a better photographer.
Chris x

Jen said...

Beautifully done! I like the colors in your tag and I wish I had that reindeer die after seeing what you did with it. The icicle at the top are so pretty.

Jen :)

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