Monday, December 17, 2012

Tag's 5-8 of the Funkie Junkies 12 Tags of Christmas

 This is tag # 5, for the challenge over at The Funkie Junkie. This tag was created from Linda's Tag 5. I was inspired again from the background and the resist snowflakes. This is the first tag that I really moved away from her layout and really echoing the tag she created, but I really like how it turned out.

I used CTMH inks and the shimmer ribbon over a scrap of christmas music paper by ? that I clear embossed with snowflakes. I used Tim Holtz's new minis for my Christmas tree, stamping it once on the tag and then cutting out another one and popping it over top for some dimension. The stars are a die from My Favourite Things that I sprayed with gold shimmer from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I had another idea for this challenge, but I will post it later.....hopefully I get it done before the end, but times a'ticking :)

TAG 6 - I focused on the background again, using an old book and ripping off shreds of it....the whole technique can be found here at the Funkie Junkies site. I followed the layout, kind of, with a lamp post instead of a tree and the circle element beside it. I just got this die and couldn't wait to play with it. I used lots of liquid embroidery puff paint and managed to scavenge old light bulbs from our strings when we were decorating.

Down below I have my example of Tag 7, see the original here. I found an example of the technique on the Simon Says Stamp blog and followed that. I managed to sneak more lightbulbs on here, lol. I really wish I had picked a different colour of Pearl Ex, but didn't have time to redo it.....

I pulled in the corrugated cardboard theme in my holly leaves and used an old Warm Days stamp set from CTMH that I find I pull out A LOT. 

YAY, Tag 8 and this post is almost done. I meant to spread these out, but lost my little camera and had to get them posted so I could link them up. This is my favourite tag and probably the trickiest to make so far.......I am going to make more of these, for sure. I just wish I could take better pictures to show you.

So, for some reason, I immediately went from the Funkie Junkies Tag to wanting to do this. Its shiny, touchable, fuzzy, embossed, corrugated.......whats not to love, lol. I really worked at capturing this to share how gorgeous it is IRL. So, I started with a blank tag and stamped a CTMH Merry Christmas in black archival ink. I dumped gold EP over it and heated it. I then stamped Santa and masked him off.
I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang Rudolph Red and a Bells of Ireland Green on the tag, blotting it as I sprayed so it wouldn't run under my mask. I lifted the mask, coloured the red and green parts and added liquid embroidery and fluff to his face and plain liquid embroidery to the hat and PUFFED it.....yummy! I glued on a piece of red burlap compliments of the Funkie Junkie Boutique, as is the red twine under the bells. Who by the way is sponsoring this challenge and is my favourite store to shop in.
Whew, a monster post, and 4 tags to go in less than 24 hrs!


  1. You are really rocking on this challenge, Connie. Your tags are all wonderfully done. You are going to have some great tags to use for Christmas or to put on cards when you are finished with this challenge. My favorite here is Tag #8 - LOVE that background you created and the puff paint on Santa's beard is wonderful. You are sprinting toward the finish line. I'm so delighted you are playing along with us this year.


  2. This is quite the collection of tags and you have been beautifully busy! Love those backgrounds and all the details! Thank you for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!


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