Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2017 Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #11

Hello!  Welcome to week #11 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  We are on a slippery slope here, on the downward slide to Christmas.  It's December 5th and we are almost at the end of my annual challenge.

This week I have an ultra simple tag to share.  My mojo went out the window this week and I really struggled.  In fact I had three partially made tags that were tossed aside because I was stuck.  Finally in desperation I whipped up this one.  It's not technique laden, but it has sort of a sweet retro look.

Starting with a jumbo manila tag, again this week I brushed it wth white gesso using a coarse stiff brush.  Using the Wendy Vecchi For the Holidays Stamp It Stencil It, I stamped the greenery using Library Green archival ink and then using the accompanying stencil, I sponged on Pine Needles DI.  Pine Needles DI was also applied using the Tim Holtz Merry Christmas stencil.  When the ink was dry, I used my finger and applied Prima Old Silver Metallique Wax to the edges.  Love the way it sinks into the brush marks.

A quick band was cut from last year's Tim Holtz Christmas Stash with a strip of narrow red burlap to top it off.  Using Festive Berries DI, the mitten stamp from Carved Christmas #1 was stamped on white card stock and cut out.  Quick embellishments were added - a piece of Christmas ephemera, a bit of red and white twine and a Christmas typed token.

Thank you to all who have visited and who have played along.  Time is running out, but you do have until December 29th to link up 12 Christmas projects inspired by my tags.  If you are new to the challenge, you can learn about it and its requirements in the Week #1 post here.

These products were used to make the above tag.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holt/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand producs are always 20% below MSRP.


  1. Oh, my goodness, Linda! this is as sweet as hot cocoa with peppermint sticks and whipped cream! I love the Merry Christmas background, and was thinking last night, I really need to use that again! The mitten greeting is just adorable, and I am officially kicking myself in the pants for passing that set up! I am loving this challenge, and greatly appreciate the inspiration! Sending hugs!

  2. That's a lovely penultimate tag Linda. Very retro..the mittens are really sweet. The weeks have just flown by, I look forward to making this one very soon xx

  3. Your tag has such a homey and comfy feel with that mitten. I am loving the trim and muted background. Beautiful tag as always, Linda.
    Merry Christmas,

  4. Love that soft text background and the fun mittens! Beautiful tag! I am trying to catch up! Thank you Linda for all the wonderful inspiration and sharing your art with us!

  5. Loving the Merry Christmas background and that plaid belly band, off to play and thanks for the inspiration Linda! Deb xo

  6. Love the central ribbon bands across the text - this one's a treat, and I had a lovely time playing around too.
    Alison x


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