Thursday, December 11, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week 9

Hello All!

Have you been following along, or better yet, playing along, with the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014 challenge?  I am having an amazing time making tiny little art pieces for my 7 Gypsies Printer's Tray, inspired by Linda Coughlin's inspiration tags.  She started the challenge off in September with this post, which includes the easy to follow challenge guidelines.  The The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor of the challenge, with prizes for three lucky participants, and a 10 percent store discount for everyone who completes the entire challenge.  How cool is that?!

For week nine, Linda made a beautifully glitzy black and gold tag with lots of embossing. 

You can see all the details here:

For my piece, which measures 1 3/8 by 2 1/2, I chose to use a similar color scheme, vellum, and a snowflake.  And guess what?  In my recent order from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, Linda included a similar bow to the one she used on her tag!  I am super excited to have been able to incorporate it into my work!

Because of the small scale of my piece, I chose to remove some of the fibers from the loosely woven gold and cream ribbon and use them as a tie for the gold painted seam binding.

I started with a background of black cardstock, with Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste.   On my vellum, I stamped a Tim Holtz snowflake with Distress Embossing ink, and brushed on gold Perfect Pearls.  I applied Tarnished Brass Distress Paint to the edges of both the black background and the vellum.  I used my Silver Bullet Professional cutter to cut two small snowflakes from vellum.  It's been a while since I have cut vellum, and I had forgotten how crisply it cuts.  I painted both layers of the snowflake with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint, and let them dry naturally before gluing them over the stamped snowflake.  A golden rhinestone adds an extra touch of bling.

I finished off this piece with a Chit Chat sticker, touched up with a bit more Distress Paint.  Sure am glad I have this paint, since for some reason I don't own any gold embossing powder! 
Here is how my week 9 piece looks in my tray.  It's really starting to fill up nicely, and I found a great place to display it, which I will share with you if the sun ever comes out so that I can get a decent a photo.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have been up to.  I have planned lots of time for crafting this weekend, so I should be all caught up by the time Linda posts her final tag on Monday. 
Have a wonderful weekend. Hope you all have some merry plans for celebrating the season!

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous inspiration from my piece! I really love the gold and the vellum you included. Your halved snowflake is brilliant - terrific twist. And I'm delighted you were able to use some of my hand dyed seam binding in your piece. I always hope that my lovely customers will be able to find a way to use the little thank yous that I send :) Beautiful work again this week, Elizabeth!



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