Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Twelve Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie style Week One

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to be joining in on the fun at the Funkie Junkie Blog's 12 Tags of Christmas 2014 challenge.  I have been oohing and aahing over Linda Coughlin's creations for some time now, and have finally decided to jump in head first and submit an entry or two (or hopefully, all 12!).

Last night I decided that this 7 Gypsies printer's tray deserved to be used for a special project. 

It's going to be the perfect showcase for my attempts at Funkie Junkie style artwork. 

Here is my week one piece, which was heavily influenced by Linda's tag:

Since the largest spaces in the tray are roughly two and a half by four inches, I had to make sure that my components were suitably tiny.  I dug through my stash for appropriate stamps, and was excited to find a couple with a postage theme.  The special delivery stamp is from the Tim Holtz Apothecary set, and the postmark is from 7 Gypsies.  The music stamp is also from one of theTim Holtz Christmas sets.

All of my project components started as plain white cardstock.  I cut my shapes using my Silver Bullet Professional  digital die cutter.  I added lots of colors of Distress Inks, by stenciling, spraying and applying with a sponge applicator. I also used Distress Paints on the Christmas music tag, and Archival inks for all of the stamping.  Although it doesn't show in the photo, I applied some Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the oval Noel tag.  It gives it just the right amount of vintage sparkle in real life. 

Printer's tray with week one added.

This fun challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I had the pleasure of placing an order with Linda earlier this year, and was totally pleased with her personal attention to my order!  She carries a wonderful selection of products, including some absolutely adorable tiny jingle bells that she featured on her week one inspiration tag.  They are at the top of the very long wish list that is always running in my head.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project today.  I'm looking forward to spending another cozy evening in my craft room, filling up spaces in my tray with more Funkie Junkie style pieces.  Stay tuned! 


1 comment:

  1. Welcome Elizabeth! I'm so delighted to have you joining in the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style! Your idea of decorating the printer's tray is a brilliant one! It will be so wonderful, filled with tiny works of art. You're off to a great start with this first piece. Love the colors and beautiful background.



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