Tuesday, December 20, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style - 2016 Challenge Winners

Once again, the time has come to wrap up the annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  A huge thank you to all who submitted their fantastic work.  I am so delighted to have 19 artists who completed the challenge this year.  Thank you also to all my visitors and to those who left encouraging comments.  
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Before we start, here is a recap of all the 2016 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  There is a link on my sidebar for each of the tags, not only for this year but for the four prior years also, should you care to pursue them.

Now it's time to announce the winners.  Actually everyone who completed the challenge is a winner because they will all get a 15% discount code, good for one order in January.  And yes, it is good for the pre-orders that will be coming in January too so that could be a big savings for them.

I numbered the finalists in the order in which they submitted their #12 piece as follows:

1. Jane's Journal
2. Suzz's Stamping Spot
3. Craft Knife Chronicles
4. Astrid
5. Sara's Closet
6. Avril B.
7. LauraVi
8. Stefania
9. Butterfly
10. Inky splatters
11. Mandysea
12. Alison/Craftytrog
13. Alice K.
14. Barb Turpin
15. SewPaperPaint
16. Mitralee
17. Birgit
18. Carta e Cuci
19. MartyF.

The $50 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique goes to #14 - Barb Turpin

A $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique goes to #1 - Jane's Journal

And the other $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique goes to #12 - Alison/Craftytrog

Congratulations to our winners and to all the finalists.  Everyone, please email me at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for your gift certificate codes and the 15% discount code for a January 2017 order.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Chalkboard Banner - Details #3

My apologies for the delay in getting the final letters of my Chalkboard Christmas Banner posted.  Things are pretty hectic in my life at the moment and I got behind schedule.  First let me correct an error in my prior two posts.  The chipboard letters I used from Hobby Lobby were 2 inches tall not 2 1/2 inches as previously reported.  My apologies to anyone who was frustrated looking for the 2 1/2 inch letters.
There's really not a lot of details I can share here that haven't already been shared in the first two posts, but I did want to give you individual photos of each flag.  Thumbnail links are below to take you to each product that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

This one uses the Nordic stencil.  Glacier White craft ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool were used to stencil it on the Swallowtail Chalkboard Banner, which we also sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.   It was a new release this holiday season and became a favorite of mine.  The deer die is an oldie but goodie Tim Holtz Bigz die - Reindeer Flight.  I used a snippet of Pine Twine and one of the silver bells from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The bell was altered with Red Pepper alcohol ink.  As stated in the earlier posts, I painted the chipboard letters with one coat of Picket Fence distress paint, but wish I had used two or three coats or even better, white gesso because it is a brighter white.  The letters have more of a gray tone on this banner which I am not happy with.  Once they were dry, I gave them a heavy coat of Glossy Accents and applied chunky white glitter that I purchased years ago at JoAnn Fabrics.
Next up, I used the Festive Gent Bigz die.  He's another favorite of mine that I always want to use at least once a season.  For my pop of red on this flag, I took a water color brush and colored his scarf and the bow on the wreath with Festive Berries distress said.  The stencil used here is Snowflakes.
The stencil used on this flag was Holiday Script and the trees are from the Woodlands Thinlits die set.  They are so delicate that I used the smallest pearls in the Kaisercraft Snow Pearls pack, colored red with a Copic alcohol ink marker, but you could use a paintbrush and the Red Pepper alcohol ink on them too.
And finally, the last banner uses the Concerto stencil and the Holiday Lamppost Bigz die.  I colored the holly leaves with a little Mowed Grass, edged with Vintage Photo and colored the tiny rhinestones with a red Copic marker.  They were strung together with Idea-ology Red Jute Christmastime twine.  The banner comes with regular jute twine, but because I was going for a pop of red with each flag, I chose to use the red and white twine.

That's it. Thank you for visiting!  I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Chalkboard banner that I did for a Holiday Home decor project over at Frilly and Funkie.

The products below are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.

Monday, December 12, 2016

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

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It's a wrap, folks, the official end of the 2016 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. Today I am presenting my last tag.  You have until next Monday, December 19th, to submit all your entries.  Please take a moment to review the challenge requirements found in the Tag #1 post.  The prizes are significant and the chances to win are very high since we probably won't have more than 20 entries.  We will be giving away one $50 gift certificate and two $25 gift certificates, plus everyone who completes the challenge will receive a coupon worth 15% off in January.  Don't forget, January is when all the new products are released so that coupon plus the normal Funkie Junkie Boutique discount will get them at a full 35% off list for you!

Here is my tag #12.  I started with my normal jumbo manila tag.  I like the jumbo tags because it gives me a nice big canvas for my projects.  I inked up my Wendy Vecchi Text stamp with Jet Black Archival and very lightly stamped random bits around the tag.   I embossed the evergreen sprig with Ranger's Weathered White embossing powder in several places.  Then it was time for color.  Pine Needles and a little Mown Grass DI were blended onto the tag using the Mini Ink Blending Tool.  A little spritz and flick action with water and Tim Holtz's Distress Spray Bottle gave the ink a distressed look which was added to by inking the edges with Walnut Stain.  Then, using the Spatter Brush, Picket Fence dots were added to look like snow.

I decided to make a pocket for my tag.  Taking another manila tag, I slathered it with gesso, let it dry and then inked the entire surface with Walnut Stain DI.  I cut off the piece I needed and cut a fancy opening using one of the labels dies from the Labels Thinlits set.  It's an oval die and by laying it half way over the top of the pocket, I cut a pretty opening.  I also gold foiled the edges using a glue stick for adhesive and Prima foil - love that effect!  Once the tag piece was finished, it was glued to the tag.  Several pieces of "greenery" were cut with both the Holiday Greens and Mini Holiday Greens sets and tucked into the pocked.  A sentiment was stamped on it and a small piece of ephemera was tucked into the pocket.  It still needed a bit to look finished so I added a couple of foil snowflakes from the Idea-ology Gilded Christmastime rub ons and clipped on another small bit of ephemera.  The 'Noel' was cut with the Vintage Tidings Thinlits and the tag was topped off with a twine bow and a couple of silver charms that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Now it's over to you.  Can't wait to see what you make for Week #12.  Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and gorgeous eye candy that have been contributed to this challenge.  I'll be around to finish visiting all the entries this week.

The products below were used to make this tag.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.

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