Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #6

It's time for this week's challenge for my 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style.  We're now half way through the challenge and I want to thank everyone who has played along to date.  And I also want to remind you that if you want to join in, there is still plenty of time.  You can complete the 12 tags in any order at any time.  You just have to have all 12 entered by December 15th if you want to be in the random prize drawing at the end.  And what's the prize?  Your choice of a $25 shop at my Etsy Boutique or one of my pieces of artwork - maybe even one of my Christmas tag triptychs.

Here is my tag #6 which I hope will inspire you.  I struggled with inspiration for this one.  I had a very busy day and every time I thought I would get a chance to sit down and start my tag, I got derailed.  I didn't even start it until about 9:00 p.m. and then oh, the pressure.  I had no idea of what to do.  So I went to Tim Holtz's blog - after all, his work is my inspiration for these tags and challenge.  I decided to use his background technique from last year's tag 9.  For my BG stamp, I used his Fabulous Flourishes stamp with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink.  I love the way it came out but it's tough to see the pretty gold swirls in the photo.

For this week's '25' I cut a heart with a Spellbinders die and triple gold embossed it.  The 3rd time, while it was still hot, I stamped the 25 into it.  The stamp was inked up with Versamark first so it wouldn't stick to the embossing.  When it was cool,  I took a Copic and colored in the indented 25.  I embellished it further with a tiny piece of hardware from my Etsy shop, also colored with the Copic.

The angel was stamped on a piece of acetate from a package, again with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. I think Stazon would have been better, but my black pad has dried out.  But the archival ink worked okay.  The angel stamp is one I bought off eBay a couple of years ago and there is no manufacturer's mark on it.  I fussy cut her and painted the reverse side with acrylic paint.  The doily was spritzed with my mixture of Vintage Photo DI, water and Heirloom Perfect Pearls and adhered with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte.

I really love the way this one came out.  I think it's my favorite so far.  If you want to see the details up close and personal, just click two times on the photo.  I am entering this tag into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge Anything But a Card challenge.

I hope I was able to inspire you to join in my fun little challenge.  Thanks again to those who have become regulars - I'm having a ball visiting you and being inspired by you too!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
I have been waiting patiently for you to post up No 6, I did not want to start another project until I had seen your inspiration. Here in NZ it is Wednesday night already!
And I have to agree with you this is a great Tag. I can see a few elements that are of interest to me and I am eager to get started.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Another stunning tag Linda, really beautiful elements to it xx

marsha said...

So elegant! Love all the detail and that gorgeous angel!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love your heart tag and the gorgeous lace, lovely angel too!

Marjie Kemper said...

Hi, Linda. Love this one! The way you did the '25' in the heart is spectacular. And love the way you've positioned the lace piece under your angel. This is truly a beauty.

Christine said...

Stunning Linda!

jude said...

Gorgeous tag im now getting behind again .But not well this week my ME/CFS in another acute stage so i shall be taking the inspiration on board for when my energy returns.

Lisa Minckler said...

Wow, derailed inspiration at 9 pm and you create this? LOL...I must say, you kicked some butt here. I LOVE this.
The little flair on top of the heart and the same shape in the angel wings and that embossed heart and the swirls. So very beautiful.
You've done it again and you should be proud of this tag too.
I may be a bit late getting this challenge done. The handle to my Big Shot fell off in my hand today..OMG!! Brief moment of panic, but another is on the way. As soon as I get it, I'm up and running. Might challenge myself to create without it. EEEK! That's like breathing with no air. We'll see, but THANK YOU for the beautiful inspiration.
Lisa xx

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Hi Linda!! I am so very impressed with your tags... each one is lovelier than the next!! I'm new to your blog, and will be a follower... your artwork is fabulous!!
Sharon F.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Don't know where to begin!! At first site I loved the angel, then after reading and dewelling this is an amazing tag. Love the doily background and your colors are so well chosen. Have a wonderful weekend.

Unknown said...

I have been so busy this week I missed this beauty, gorgeous details on this one think I will try the lace this time and the triple embossing looks great with the 25, lots of inspiration here, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Jen said...

Beautiful tag!! Just read about your 12 tags challenge! I'll have to join in :) Thanks for the inspiration
Jen :)

Shirl said...

Not started into my my Christmas goodies stash yet but after seeing this stunning tag I might just have to have a play. What an inspiration your work is Linda.

Thanks for sharing with everyone of us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Gisèle said...

This is amazingly gorgeous; I so love your work !

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous Christmas tag, love all the details. Thankyou for sharing it with FSC this week.

Yvonne Garner said...

Your tag is just gorgeous! So well done. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Best, Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag, love the use of the lace. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Terry said...

What a sweet little angel! Wonderful tag! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Kate Yetter said...

Love the angel and lace! A Gorgeous tag again! I am almost caught up!

Cazro said...

This is an adorable tag, stunning use of your embellishments and stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping. Caz

Jen said...

Beautiful tag!! I liked how you did the heart embossing. I'll have to try that soon. That's a cool doily! I only had a round one so I made a rosette with it.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen :)

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