Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Funkie Junkies 12 tags of Christmas
 I love that Linda has started doing this in lieu of Tim Holtz's 12 tag Challenge. I have been meaning to join all fall, but found that Saturday Dec 26 was my first chance at it and I am going to cram as much crafting into this weekend as I can.....Here goes!

These run across in order, as I am posting all in one shot. My camera is awful. I am trying out my new tablets camera and am less than excited.
Tag 1 : as I look back I had to wonder where I jumped off the original tag that Linda posted. I was inspired by the background of gilded poinsettias all glittering there. I embossed my trusty snowflake stamp from Tim Holtz's mini holidays stamp set a beautiful silver and white, although my camera refuses to show the colours :(. The seasonal chitchat and a cute stamp from ?. Eat Cake graphics? I think. My favourite winter stamp of all time.
Tag 2 is almost a direct copy of Lindas tag found here. I used a tree I had from one of Linda's special treat bags that come with your order at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. I ended up using white embossing paste over the rays and painting with Tim Holtz tarnished brass distress paint.
Tag 3: Completely fell in love with the idea of the panels and the shine so I dug out an old cuttlebug embossing folder, really 5 mini folders that work together and embossed my metal tape. I used alcohol ink to colour it and had to pick an image to finish. I had to use a bird somewhere as that was to be my focus for every tag....but my dies haven't come yet to cut the little guys out and I'm short on time :) a little white embossing paste snow and BAM! 3 done lol.

Tag 4: Gee, I wish the camera worked. This plaid was amazing IRL. I used festive berries and evergreen bough as Tim did with his June Tag. I added a little greenery, a silver embossed greeting from Tim's Mini Holidays and a trinket and bow. See Linda's original here. So pretty...I must use this more often!
Tag 5: I was stumped with this tag for a bit. See Lindas original here.  I liked the idea of randomly stamping pieces of a set all over the tag, but nothing fit. I am using a smaller size tag for these, so I need to improvise. I ended up stamping the holiday sentiments from Tim Holtz's simple sayings set and the mini tree from the blueprints series. I glued the tree cut out and glittered up over top of a wrinkle resist? background. The 25 was cut from an older Tim die and a little bling. Done :)

Tag 6 : Half way! Love that corrugated look, but wasn't getting anything from  Linda's tag this time 'round. Nothing that fit my wee tags anyway. I started with my wee corrugated piece, grabbed my deer diecut...that I found while cleaning up my messy room *hehehe* and I cut her out of a leathery scrap that I found. This snow was from Diamond much fun seeing how I can create versions of snow with what I have. That's my first 6 done :) I don't know if I can churn  out 6 more in time to enter the competition this year, but it's sure fun trying. Thanks so much Linda for firing my creative energy back up....I have been quite stuck for about a year.

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