Monday, December 30, 2013

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Bonus Tag #2

Hello and welcome back to the final inspiration piece for the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  A huge thank you to everyone who played along in my challenge this year.  I have had so much fun with this challenge, seeing how you all interpreted my samples and visiting your blogs.  I must say, you all have ben a huge inspiration to me and it's exciting to see you try new styles and techniques, pushing the personal boundaries of your art.  I hope you have had as much fun as I have had.  Thank you too to all the visitors.  I know many of you were unable to play along, but have visited and left comments.  I deeply appreciate your support of this challenge and hope that you, too, have found inspiration in my samples.
For my final tag, I have again made a matchbook type folded thank you note.  I really like this style for notes using the jumbo tags from my shop - fun to do and fits in an A2 size envelope!  I used a Prima stencil to create an embossed border along the bottom of the note, embossing it with Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste.  When dry, I used Tim Holtz's marbled stains technique with Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence DS on both the front and back of the tag, then edged it lightly with Walnut Stain DI.   I applied Frosted Film to Clearly for Art film and die cut it with the One the Edge Snowflake die.  A light coat of Brushed Pewter DS was applied to the Frosted Film and I sort of rubbed it in with my finger to spread it out so it wouldn't be too thick.  I wanted it to be somewhat translucent.  After gluing it down, I hit it with my heat tool to warp it a bit for dimension.
The inside is very simple.  I stamped 2nd and 3rd generation stamping using Jet Black archival ink.  I know it looks grey/silver, but that's the result of stamping over the Brushed Pewter DS.

That's a wrap for this year's tags.  You have until January 8th to link up your tags.  Completing the first 12 qualifies you as completing the challenge.  If you also enter the two bonus tag challenges and comply with all the requirements, you will receive a 15% off coupon good for your entire order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  What a deal since I already sell at 20% off MSRP, you can add as much as you like to your cart and will be getting EVERYTHING at 35% off MSRP (or 30% off if you only did the 12 tags).  Please take a few minutes are review the challenge requirements found here.  I will check all entries for compliance with the following:

1) you must say in your post what part of my tag inspired you
2) you must provide a link in your post to my challenge post
3) you must say the challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and provide a link to the boutique (

Thanks again for playing along!

These products used to make the tag above can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique were most name-brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


Words and Pictures said...

Ooh, this is lovely, Linda - so subtly glamorous - wow!
Alison xx

Jane said...

A stunning final creation Linda, just gorgeous. Can I also say a big "Thank you"for inspiring many of my Christmas cards this year. It's been such fun and so creative. Happy new year and good luck to everyone who entered x

Julie Lee said...

Stunning! Your tags have really fired my imagination, Linda! I am so glad I discovered your beautiful challenge. I have finished one bonus tag and I have one more to make, two to blog! I hope to be able to have completed the Challenge properly soon! Have a wonderful, creative New Year. Julie Ann xx

Redanne said...

Oh Linda, this one is gorgeous! I think it is my favourite, love the beautiful embossing and the subtle colour. Really beautiful. Hope you are feeling much better and have a wonderful New Year. Hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

Another brilliant one, I love the snowflake die on the frosted clearly for art, great dimension. I have had the best fun doing your challenge this year, thank you so much for all the inspiration, it has been a blast! Happy New Year Linda and big hugs. Xx

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! Love the frosted look, great inspiration!

Maryanne said...

Love your thank you tag, Linda! As I said before, this has been a great challenge and I'm already looking forward to next year! Have a very Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Linda, your final tag is completely gorgeous, I love the texture from the embossing paste & the subtle, wintry colour.
I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the challenge & I hope there'll be another one in 2014. Thank you for all the inspiration & Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

A fabulous finishing tag Linda! I love the embossing & your gorgeous background!
Thanks for this year's wonderful challenge, & for all of your beautiful, inspirational tag art.
Wishing you health, happiness & peace in 2014.
Alison xxx

Darlene G said...

Such a beautiful tag/card. Great way to give thank you notes. Thanks for all your inspiration. I have very much enjoyed all your tags and cards this season. Happy new year!!

wendy vecchi said...

this is so pretty!
happy new year!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful! I love how it opens up! Happy new year to you, and may it bring you many blessings of health and happiness!

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Lisa Minckler said...

I don't know whether to celebrate or cry now that it's over :( I have had the most wonderful time crafting via your inspiration Linda and I already can't wait to see if you do it next year too. I truly think this is the longest crafting tradition I've ever had, following you at The Funkie Junkie and it's been fabulous. Your bonus tag 2 is sensational!
Thank you so much Linda for push I needed to get back in the swing of things :)
Big hugs and HAPPY HAPPY New Year to you.

Words and Pictures said...

It's been an absolute joy, Linda - thank you so much for sharing your glorious creativity and inspiring so many amazing works around Craftyblogland. I've loved creating, and I've loved seeing what everyone has been creating... what a wonderful thing it is you do here! Thank you.
Alison xx

MaryH said...

Linda, just found the links to your blog at where MO had used your techniques to create a lovely card. Had so much fun reading through the how-to's. This is such a beautiful effect and loved the folds. Such inspiration to try these techniques. Thanks so much for a most enjoyable visit this evening. TFS & hugs

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