Monday, November 16, 2015

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

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Eight down, four to go!  Are you playing in my 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge this year?  If so, how are you doing?  We are now 2/3rds of the way through the challenge but there is still time if you want to jump in and play along.  You can find all the challenge requirements in the Week #1 post here, but basically, you just have to make some sort of winter/Christmas craft inspired by my tag and link it to the proper week no later than December 20th.  You can complete one or all of the 12 challenges and if you do complete all 12 by December 20th (and comply with all the challenge rules) your name will go into our prize drawings.

Here is my tag #8.  It's another tag with a folksy homespun feeling using Wendy Vecchi plaid and polka dots.  I wanted a vintage brown background but I also wanted some traditional Christmas reds and greens for this piece.  I started with a jumbo manila tag and stenciled on Ground Espresso though the Tim Holtz Holly Bough Layering Stencil.  Then I sponged the entire tag with Vintage photo and did a little spritz and flick.  Then I sponged all the edges with more Ground Espresso.

I decided to add a few banner strips stamped with some of Wendy Vecchi's background stamps in Library Green and Red Geranium archival inks.  I cut up a couple of my manila tags to create the banners, stamped them and edged them with Ground Espresso.

Next came my little grove of evergreens.  They are Mat Minis by Wendy Vecchi.  You get a sheet of white and a sheet of black trees.  These trees were white so I went over them quite heavily with Ground Espresso ad then lightly and spottily embossed them with Wendy's Fren Green embossing powder.

Using offcuts from the banners, I stamped Believe from License Plate Art in Red Geranium and then also used Red Geranium embossing powder to make it bold and shiny.  My sentiment is mounted on a left over strip from the plaid banner.

Using my Red Geranium pad direct to paper, I colored a piece of white card stock and then cut it with the Impression Obsession Ornament Flourish die.  This is such a lovely and delicate die and if you love flourishes, it's a die that you can use throughout the year as the flourishes are actually separate die cuts when they come out of the die.

My Tag #8 was topped off with a pretty piece of May Arts plaid ribbon with a gumdrop stuck in the middle for a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for all the comments and those of you who are playing along - a huge thanks for that.  I've been swamped, but I promise I'll be around to visit your blogs and see your amazing creations up close and personal this week.

The products below were use to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi products are always 20% off.


Suzanne C said...

So charming! I love the swirls and the trees! your tags are inspiring!

Jane said...

Lovely tag Linda, those swirling ornaments are giving me some ideas as are the fun the gingham ribbon too. I do love red and green too ;0) x

LauraVi said...

Love every detail in this tag, I am looking forward to playing with it!

rachel said...

brilliant Linda - looking forward to joining in with this one! Hugs rachel x

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful tag, Linda!

Lisa Minckler said...

Linda, I did it! I locked myself in my craftroom for two days and survived on the tiny scraps that fell into my carpet and peed in mason jars until I got caught up. Hahaha....NOT! But it was close. Your tags have just been the most exhilarating to work from and I, yet again, have had the best time doing this challenge this year. Thanks for all the great inspiration!
Biggest of hugs to you,
Lisa x

Mimi said...

Love your background! And the gumdrop on the bow is a perfect holiday touch... I never looked at my bumpy embellishments as gumdrops-- thanks for the inspiration!

craftytrog said...

I love the layout of this tag, and the folky look! It's gorgeous Linda! xx

Jane said...

Wendy Vecchi is one of my faves. As you must know by now by my ordering habits. I love the license plates, and was so excited to use my stamp when creating this weeks entry.

Deb said...

Love your tag Linda, thanks yet again for the inspiration and for extending the deadline! Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season, Deb xo

sarascloset said...

Love the folk art look to this and those bold pops of red. Just a gorgeous, festive tag!

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