Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #9

Good evening or good morning - wherever you are, I hope you are having a good one!  I'm back to share my Tag #9 for my 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie style.  If you are here for the first time, welcome!  There is still time to jump into the challenge and complete all 12 tags by December 15th.  You can complete them in any order, at any time.  You just have to post them all by December 15th to be eligible for the prize.  You can find all the challenge details and rules here.  So why not find some inspiration in each of my tags and join in the fun?  Tags are quick and easy to make and oh so fun!  I'm so glad I decided to do this because I have really enjoyed making these tags.  And I have a gorgeous line up of nine tags now marching across my desk that I see and enjoy every day!

Here, for your inspiration, is Tag #9.  I am trying not to repeat any background techniques, but there are some I like so much that it's hard to resist using them again.  The background here was first stamped in versamark and clear embossed.   Next I spritzed a little homemade VP glimmer mist and wiped it off the embossing.  After that, I stamped the music sheet from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 3 set in Frayed Burlap.  Then I went to work on the numbers.  They are the puffy metal numbers from the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Numerals set originally aluminum colored.  I first tried painting them white with the Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber, but the paint didn't want to stick.  So I wiped it off and then mashed them face down in the Versamark pad and white heat embossed them.  That worked fantastic - they looked like enamel - really pretty but too white.  I tried mashing them down into a Antique Linen stamp pad and that was okay, but didn't have much impact.  So I went to my gold acrylic paint dabber and lightly painted over the white enamel.  I let it almost try and the burnished off most of the gold.  They don't show up great in the photo, but IRL they look elegantly grungy (is that possible???)  Craving more gold, I took the Tim Holtz  Speckled stamp and went around the edges with gold acrylic paint.  I also hit the star corrugated high points with the gold paint dabber and colored the teensey snowflakes with it.  The star die is from Sizzix and the white corrugated cardboard is from my etsy shop, as is the burlap string.  (In case you missed it, everything in my shop is 10% off during the month of November.  Use coupon code HOLIDAYCRAFTING10 when you check out.

So that's it.  Check Tag #9 off the list!  Hope you will play along.


Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW Your tag is stunning. I love the stars! I need to catch up! I'm a little behind.

Pam said...


Marjie Kemper said...

You definitely have rocked the 'elegant grunge' look, Linda. Your tag is stunning. The numbers are amazing especially when considering how bright and shiny they started out. Love it!

Gisèle said...

Stunning tag !

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW your tag is GORGEOUS, LOVE the gold!!!!!! So elegant!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Gold is for me Yea,
Love working with it and this card is Beautiful Linda.
Your numbers did turn out extremely well.
See you soon with my entry!!!!

Brandi said...

This is gorgeous! :)

Lisa Minckler said...

My goodness, Linda...
Really sounds like those numbers gave you a good go around. LOL..I must say I'm impressed that you persisted and the outcome is fantastic. I really love the look of all those elements combined to create the rustic, vintage and somewhat rugged look.
You've used similar techniques here, but the focal points are so different and that gives me a fresh perspective on my next entry.
Wonderfully done Linda and I'm already saddened to think that #12 will be here soon.
Whatever will I have to look forward to on Wednesdays? :D
Lisa xx

Jen said...

Beautiful tag! I like the card board stars and the embossing on the background. I'm hoping to get started on mine this weekend now that I'm done making stuff for Halloween
Jen :)

Christine said...

Gorgeous tag!

Anonymous said...

WOW nice i love this star

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Kate Yetter said...

Gorgeous!! The background is amazing and a work of art in itself!

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