Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #7

Welcome back to my 12 tags challenge.  This brings us to Week #7.  That's right, we're more than half way through the challenge, although you still have almost two months to complete all 12 tags.  So if you haven't started yet, but would like to join in the fun, click here to read all the challenge rules.  We'd love to have you play with us!

First of all,  my apologies to those of you waiting for me to ship you a Fall Flowers kit.  I took the evening off to make a tag.  I was going to keep plowing on with the crinoline flowers and use a tag that I had already made, but I decided I needed a break from all the dye!  

I did a quick and easy background by stamping snowflakes from the Mini Holidays set in clear EP onto a vanilla tag base and then interspersed the branch and pine cone from the Mini Holidays 3 set and embossed with gold detail EP (does anyone know where I can buy more gold detail EP - mine is down to the dregs).  Then I sprayed it pretty liberally with my Vintage Photo glimmer mist and wiped the solution off the embossed stamping.  The edges were all ink distressed with Vintage Photo.  Then I cut a Spellbinders snowflake from the white corrugated cardboard that I carry in my Etsy boutique and the branch from the kraft corrugated cardboard.  I rubbed a bit of Vintage Photo distress ink on both pieces.  The snowflake was topped with one of the filigree snowflakes from my Etsy boutique and a resin flower from Stampin' Up.  

I took a paint brush and brushed a little gesso along the top sides of the branch and when dry applied a bit of Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte to the gesso and sprinkled on some vintage gold glass glitter.  The top snowflake was also cut with a Spellbinders die and embossed with Judi-Kins Egyptian Gold EP.  The tiny metal flower is from my Etsy boutique and the ticket is from Tim Holtz Odds and Ends set  

There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have questions.  I'm always happy to share.  Hope you will decide to submit a piece of work for this week's challenge!


Ink Art Designs said...

oooh, I love this!!!
Dot x

jude said...

Absolutely adore this hunni ,Still not 100% getting there just need to pace myself did alittle on last weekas tag and may find time to do some today.Just opening your lovely gifts from ESTY will pop by later and leave feedback.As for gold embossing powder i have fab one from Stampin up.If you cant get it i can send atub!
hugs judex

Unknown said...

Stunning again Linda wow thought I was catching up and then there is another, the snowflakes and flowers are beautiful.
Chris x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is another stunning tag Linda they are all so pretty it would be hard to pick a favourite xx

Lisa Minckler said...

All aboard the inspiration train...."Choo Choo!" What a great way to start the morning with hot java and Funkie Junkie. :D
I love the new elements you've added in this weeks challenge tag and I look forward to playing along!!
Have a great one, Linda.
Lisa xx

Pam said...

I love this tag! It is stunning!

Gisèle said...

Wow, absolutely stunning Linda!

LindaS said...

Stunning tag. Wonderful colors and design.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Linda. Could be one of my all time faves of yours. LOVE it... the colors, the spritzing, the stamping... wonderful!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
Great Tag, and I have already got my inspiration, it has to be the snowflake! I just love it, I have an idea floating around already, its whether I can make it happen the way I can see it is the question!

Terry said...

Wowww wowww AND WOWWWZEROONIES.... LInda my goodness your tag is absolutely AMAZING, love the little snowflakes in the background did you say they come from the Mini set...can you tell me which one? I just love it, and the huge snowflake in the is really fabulous. Hugs Terry xxxx

Karenliz Henderson said...

This tag is so pretty! I love the gold and cream color combo! I've made tags 1-3 so far. Can't wait to get to this tag!

marsha said...

Scrumptious Linda! You just keep pulling out the mojo! Your designs are so elegant, love all your tags!

Kate Yetter said...

I love how you used the corrigated cardboard. Great inspiration! Finally caught up with you on the tags. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. They are so encouraging.

Jen said...

I love your cardboard tree!! Wonderfully done!!
Jen :)

Unknown said...

No 7 done got my inspiration from the snowflakes and the colours, yours is even more gorgeous second time round.
Chris x

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