Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #8

Another week has rolled around and I'm back to share my Tag #8.  If you are a new visitor to my blog, I'm doing a Funkie Junkie style 12 Tags of Christmas challenge and you are warmly invited to join in the fun.  There is still plenty of time to catch up.  You just need to have all tags completed by December 15th.  You can do any type of holiday project.  Full "rules" of the challenge are in this post.

Here's my tag for your inspiration for the Tag #8 challenge.  I'm not as happy with this one as I have been with the last two.  I stamped the Santa collage onto vintage muslin and then sort of quilted it by adding some stuffing behind it and sewing around the edges.  But I think he's a bit too puffy.  I may have to re-engineer him at bit.  For a fairly simple tag, I struggled about 3 hours with it.  My craft table is littered with rejected elements that I made and tried and didn't like.  The tag was stamped with the Whimsey Classified Ads stamp - this was inspired by one of our challenge participants - Kate with her wonderful newspaper background on her tag here.  The Santa is from the retired SU set Yultide Montage.  The Dec. 25th ticket is from SU's Winter Post set.

For the flower, I cut 3 layers of vintage muslin with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and two layers of white vintage style crepe paper.  The tiny snowflakes were cut with a Cutlebug die from Very Vanilla paper.  I edged them just a bit with Vintage Photo DI and then double embossed them with UTEE to give  an enameled look.  That's pretty much the details.

Thank so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.  I hope you will decided to play along with us on this challenge.


Scrumplescrunch said...

You may not be happy with this Tag Linda, by I think it is beautiful.
I adore the flower and I love the Father Christmas image; this is my inspiration.

Pam said...

I love the tag, Linda. The Father Christmas image is great and I love your flowers.

Anonymous said...

Linda, this is beautiful. It has a soft look, and it's inviting me to gently touch it. Reminds me of new, clean snow!
P.S. Your (I guess it's mine now!) box of beautiful flowers and leaves + more arrived, and I LOVE the contents! So beautiful. Thank you!!!!
DF Morgan

Conniecrafter said...

Love it, the stamping on the muslin gives a great touch and such pretty layering on the flower, neat metal detail with the snowflake!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Linda it is beautiful. I love the aged tone you have used on all of these. I still might get busy and do this!!!!! Trying to decide a theme and color and if I take much longer the time will be over. Enjoy your day, rest up and thanks for all your wonderful inspiration, in so many ways.

Lisa Minckler said...

Well my goodness,
I think it's wonderful, Linda. I wouldn't touch a thing on Santa as combined with the other elements that stand out,he's perfect. Your stitching is lovely and the combination of dark metal embellishments with soft cream/vanilla flowers is a gorgeous contrast.
Can't even imagine what amazing discards lay heaping on your desk.
Hope you slept well and I'll be pondering my take on this challenge. :D
Always inspired,
Lisa xx

shari said...

I think your tag is Beautiful!!! I wanted to let you know I got my goodies in the mail today from your etsy shop. I love them all!! The presentation of each little bag is so pretty, and thanks for the extra little goodies. Shari (cricutrookie)

Pam said...

I hope you received my email exclaiming about the beautiful box of flowers & leaves that arrived. So fabulous!!! Thank you, thank you!

Christine said...

Cute tag!

Unknown said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this tag Linda!
True :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Another beautiful tag Linda. I love the Father Christmas and don't think he looks too puffy. Your flower is goregous xx

Jen said...

I love this tag!! That flower is so pretty. I'll have to try stamping on fabric now :)

Jen :)

Unknown said...

Another gorgeous tag luv the colours in this one and that beautiful flower, the only thing I like on mine is the metal heart, kinda lost my mojo on this one and the blue at the bottom is actually green.
Chris x

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! This is incredibly beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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