Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #4

Hello again,

Thanks for stopping by my 2017 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  We are on a roll - week #4 already.  I'm so excited by all the participation - fantastic samples being shared here!

My apologies for being a little late today to get the post up.  Things got a little complicated this weekend and today, but finally here is my #4 for your inspiration.  I love the Victorian Carolers die and was excited when I learned that it was being re-released this season.  I grabbed one for the boutique and we used it to make a thank you gift for our customers.  For those of you who don't shop with us, just FYI, we always tuck a little thank you packet of goodies into outgoing orders.  We make up 200 of each design.  This particular thank you gift included the two die cut black silhouettes of the Victorian Carolers, the vintage sheet music ephemera and a silver tone mitten charm.  I sometimes snag one of the thank you gifts to use in my own art - LOL!

I started tag #4 for with my usual jumbo manila tag and lightly, randomly stamped with Potting Soil archival ink with the Wendy Vecchi Vintage Text background stamp.  Then Vintage Photo distress ink was blended over the entire tag using the Mini Ink Blending tool.  Next two texture fades were used to emboss the tag.  (I'm sorry they are old and we are not carrying them any more.  I don't really remember the names.)    I tried to lightly rub the new Pewter distress crayon over the raised snowflakes at the top, but it didn't really show up.  I ended up making a white dot on each one with a tiny paint brush and white gesso.  The embossed holly at the bottim was sponged over very lightly with Pine Needles distress ink and then I rubbed a little Prima White Gold wax over them to give a little sheen.  

I used some Design Tape - Tidings along the bottom of the tag, sort of giving my carolers a firm foundation to stand on.  The Season's Greetings sentiment was from the year's Tim Holtz Great Outdoors stamp set, stamped in silver and free hand cut out.  My bow is rayon seam binding colored with Bronze Distress Spray Sain and embellished with the new Tiny Bells from Idea-ology.  I first threaded them right onto a piece of seam binding, but there was no movement.  It bound them too tightly so I took it apart and added a couple of bronze jump rings so they would swing a bit.

That's it for this week.  A very simple tag but I really enjoyed the Victorian Carolers.  

Thank you again for stopping by.  I hope you will think about playing.  You can find all the challenge requirements in our Week #1 post here.  

These products were used to create the above tag and can be purchased at 20% below retail at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


butterfly said...

I've always loved these carollers - this is a brilliant layered creation. The snow over the Gothic text is gorgeous!
Alison x

Kathy G. said...

Oh I love this tag Linda. I especially love the stamping and embossing background you did. I too love the carolers and they look fantastic on the tag with the sheet music.

Karen B. said...

What a lovely Christmas tag ~ so pretty!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Jane said...

A great tag Linda, I am so glad to see this die re released! I have used that vintage music sheet for's great to add to Christmas cards and I'm delighted to see yours here. I shall dig mine out.....:0) xx

Marci said...

I love this tag!

Mac Mable said...

The silhouettes look amazing against that fabulous background...great inspiration, thank you x

Deb said...

Wonderful tag Linda, love the silhouetted carolers, think I might have to buy that die! Thanks for another week of inspiration, Deb xo

LauraVi said...

A beautiful inspiring tag, thank you!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous tag! I adore the colors and that embossing in two areas is brilliant. Striking carolers perfectly paired with the music ephemera and bells!

sarascloset said...

Sa-Weet!I adore the contrast of the silhouettes over the vintage background! The snowfall looks fabulous, and the swinging vintage bells are the icing on the cake! That sheet music ephemera is da bomb, and I was hoping it was going to be in Tim's Christmas Ephemera pack. LOVE this! Thank you for your amazing inspiration! I don't know where you come up with all these great ideas! Your home must be phenomenal at Christmas! Hugs!

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