Sunday, October 18, 2015

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of 2015 Week 3...

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a terrific weekend!  I got crazy busy in the craft room, and got a ton of things done, including this week's version of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Challenge. Click the link to learn all about this challenge.  You still have plenty of time to join the fun.  If you are short on crafting time, you should at least take a few minutes each week to check out all of the entries.  There are some amazing artists taking part this year! 

The challenge is sponsored by the marvelous Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Be sure to click on over to see all the yummy supplies available!

This is Linda's week three inspiration tag.  I'm a knitter, so I of course I love anything with a knitwear theme.  My daughters both knit, too, so I knew as soon as I saw this which element I would be featuring!  I have a bit of glitter fear, but I decided to get over it, at least for this week.

I chose to work with a small space in the printer's trays again this week, so unless you are looking at this on a smart phone, it is way bigger on your screen than it is in real life!  The deer is less than an inch long!  I chose to copy Linda's glittered background for my knitwear cut out, which I cut with my Silver Bullet Cutter.  To keep the glitter in check, I ran my background cardstock through my Xyron, and then used a method I learned from Tim Holtz, placing the piece on one half of a piece of copy paper, sprinkling on the glitter, and folding the paper over and pressing the glitter into the adhesive with it.  It makes it really easy to pour the glitter back into the jar, and I didn't end up with glitter and glue all over my fingers.  Win!

To add some extra interest to the knitwear cutout, I stamped it with Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival and a grid like stamp from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media set.  I finished it off by sponging it with Aged Mahogany Distress. 

I used my all time favorite Christmas Stamp, the simple but beautiful "Merry Christmas" by Tim Holtz ( it's part of the Christmas Time set.)  to make a banner, which I curled before adhering to my background.  I used Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Archival Ink, and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges. 

I loved the stamped and inked leaves on Linda's project, but wanted to add a deer as well.  Rather than making an impossible choice between the two, I combined them!  I cut my tiny deer, using my Silver Bullet,  stamped it in WV Tree Branch Archival with a Tim Holtz text stamp from one of the Christmas collections, inked it with soft green Distress Inks with touch of Vintage Photo Distress on the edges.   I thought it was fun to pop it onto the banner, so it looks like it is flying!

And here is how my week three project fits into the printer's tray.  My two projects are identical this week, so I didn't take photos of both. 

I'm starting to get really excited about this project!  I can't wait to give them to the girls! 

I spent a lot of time in my craft room this weekend, watching a Harry Potter marathon and making Christmas cards.  Two of my very favorite activities!  I hope to be able to share some of them with you later this week.  The cards that is, you're on your own for Harry Potter!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Great project, you spent your time in the best way!!

  2. This is gorgeous Elizabeth, I love the tiny reindeer! x

  3. Coolness! Love the banner bowing out! This is the coolest!

  4. Your tiny deer is just so lovey. Great work with the knit pattern background. Such a lot of detail packed into that small space - really amazing! Love what you've done again this week.


  5. It is incredible the amount of detail you squeezed into such a small space! Gorgeous piece! Ha! Ha! You have a fear of glitter...I have a fear of my Xyron! I recently used above mentioned Tim technique with the Glitter dust, but opted to use the Glossy Accents to adhere, because I couldn't get up enough courage to try out the Xyron I've had for years! Your glittering is perfect! With your fear of glitter, you wouldn't want to be in my home right now! Hugs!


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