Monday, November 12, 2012

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

Welcome back to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge.  Thank you so much for visiting me and a special thanks to those of you who are playing along with this challenge.  If you are new to the challenge, you can find all the ins and outs of it in this post.

This is week #9 and I have a rustic country look going on with my tag this week.  I cut my tag from a sheet of dark brown CS and embossed it with the TH Woodgrain Texture Fade.  Then a think coat of Picket Fence Crackle Paint was applied.  When dry, I sanded it lightly to give it more of a distressed look.  The stars were cut from chipboard with the Sizzix Stars #2 die.  For the red ones, I cut another set from vanilla CS and stamped the ticking stamp from Kudzu Kafe in Barn Door DI, then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  For the smaller dangling stars, after die cutting them I took the raw chipboard and painted them with Espresso Alcohol Ink and when dry, I dry brushed them with gesso.  Both the holly leaves and the scroll up top were cut from thin white chipboard, sponged with Pine Needles DI and then embossed with the Enamelware EP from Ranger, a big favorite of mine.  I added tiny rusty bells with jump rings and they are dangling from TH wire pins.  Country gingham fabric makes the bow and some buttons and burlap string finish the piece off.  Most of the products are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique which is having a 10% off moving sale at this time.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I look forward to see what you will be inspired by on my tag this week.

These products are all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:



Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous! How do keep coming up with all these tags?! Away from home for a time so I'll be playing catch up. Take care. Yvonne

Words and Pictures said...

Completely glorious Linda! I love the wooden texture and the corrugated hearts - wow! Like Yvonne I'm away from the majority of my stash at the moment, and this one deserves full supplies... but I've caught up before, I can do it again!
Alison x

Evelyn S. said...

You have such inventive ideas! Now to see what I can do this week!

Michelle Webb said...

That's a beautiful tag Linda, love the texture and the big bow. Love it. Michelle x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Linda. I have spotted some bits in there I have ordered from you too! I am off to look at the other tags now in the hope I can catch up!

Suzanne C said...

Linda.. I have to say this is my favorite so far! Those little stars dangling of the safety pins is just wow! Beautiful tag! Thanks for the inspiration! In the middle of samples but need to find time to play along with this gorgeous tag!

Lisa Minckler said...

I'm very happy about this western theme. I can almost hear the sound of spurs! Knock out tag and very inspirational.
Thanks Linda :)

marda said...

This is one of my all the elements used and especially that big bow.

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous tag, love the grain background! Trace x

ddsharp50 said...

Hi,I really like your tag. I was wondering if you used your pinking sheers on the red and white star after you cut it??? looks nice.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Yes, that is exactly how I cut the edges of the star - with pinking sheers - I was going for a rustic country look.

Thanks to everyone for their lovely compliments!

Hettie said...

Hi Linda. I hope you like my take on your tag. I love yours but I have put my own spin on it!

Hettie said...

Hi Linda. I hope you like my take on your tag. I love yours but I have put my own spin on it!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hi Linda
This one I found difficult!
But I got there in the end.

Jenny Marples said...

Love that big green bow on this one. Only no. 7 to catch up on now (except I bet no. 10 will be out soon!) Hugs, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

Another fantastic, inspiring tag Linda! I'm loving this challenge so much!
Alison xx

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