Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas
This is a new challenge for me, and I'm not convinced that I'll finish the course, but I'm starting! Linda of Funkie Junkie created a dream of a jumbo tag for the initial challenge. I don't do shabby chic very often, although I do admire it. The creamy, dreamy colors of Linda's tag, plus the "frilly" embellishments were my inspiration. I used the same Marbled Stains technique from Tim Holtz, with Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter Metallic Stain to begin with. However, the pewter just didn't show up very well, so I added some Tarnished Brass stain. I then stamped a snowflake background (Peddler's Pack) and heat-embossed it with Champagne Moire embossing powder from my EP stash. The diecut ornament is a Memory Box die and "Noel" is a Sizzlits die; I cut them from a leftover piece of glossy cardstock. (Attaching these pieces to the tag was the most difficult step of all: the tag wouldn't straighten after all the applications, and I used spray adhesive on the pieces by putting each one in a lined wastebasket and spraying it.) The lace and ribbon lace are from Funkie Junkie Boutique and the pearls are from Martha Stewart.