Sunday, November 9, 2014
The Twelve Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie style - Week Six
With this post, I am now officially caught up with the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014 challenge. Follow the link to see how you can join in on the fun. This challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and wonderful prizes are up for grabs! Plus, each participant who completes all 12 challenges will be rewarded with a certificate for a 10% discount in January. Sure hope Santa tucks some cash in my Christmas stocking!
Linda's week Six inspiration tag is sight to behold, in monochromatic shades of cream. I was inspired by the color scheme and the paper flower, which I recreated in tiny scale for my week six project.
For my background, I cut a precious piece of vintage paper. It's from a 1951 advertising calendar that I "rescued" from my parents attic. I am in love with its tea stained color, and the wonderful pulpy texture. It was pretty hard to make the first cut, but I'm really pleased with the results. If you look closely, you can see that I added some machine stitching, another "inspired by Linda" element.
Here is Linda's glorious inspiration tag:
You can read see all of the details by clicking here.
One drawback to creating things in miniature scale, is that I can't add the level of detail that Linda displays on her large tag. I am in love with all of her amazing texture and layering, and believe that I just might find time between now and Christmas to make a larger piece, and incorporate more of Linda's techniques.
I wish you a peaceful Sunday evening! I have been busy creating my last few Christmas cards. It's hard to believe that they will be in the mail in less than a month!