Sunday, November 22, 2015

Another day, Another Funkie Junkie12 Tags Challenge...

Hello again!

I back today my week five entry in the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2015 challenge.  (click through to see the particulars, and all of Linda's gorgeous tags)  The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, THE place to purchase all of your frilly and funkie crafting needs.  I was lucky enough to unwrap my latest order today, (Yup, I fell off my self imposed "no new craft supplies" wagon a bit!)  and as always, I was thrilled with the care that Linda puts into her packaging.  I can't wait to use my new goodies.  I'm certain that some of them will find their way into upcoming 12 Tags challenges! 

Linda's week five inspiration tag looks like this:

This is such a fun, playful tag!  Is it just me, or do you want to reach through your screen and touch it, too? 

And here is how I chose to interpret it:

This piece measures about 1.5 inches square.    The whole thing started off with the stamping of the tippy top of a Tim Holtz Christmas tree stamp in Archival Ink Watering Can.  I stamped off some of the ink to get a more subtle look.  I added a few tiny little snowflake stamps as well. I chose a soft green Distress background with splattered Picket Fence Distress Stain. I added some red lettering with Archival Red Geranium and a little modern font text stamp, and finished things by echoing Linda's sparkly elements with a gold glittered border.
In case anyone has been wondering how to get tiny artworks to sit flush in  printer's trays, or configurations trays, I will share a trick I discovered:
I cut a strip of cardstock slightly narrower than the width of the space I am filling, and score it 4 times at the depth that I want to raise up my art piece, and fold it along the scores into a cube. I glue this into the box, and then glue the artwork on it.  I have discovered that cutting a piece of chipboard to size, and mounting the cardstock artwork onto it give a nice secure base. 
Here is my week 5 challenge piece mounted in my printer's tray:
Please ignore the little white square in there!  I it a wayward bit of foam that I I will be using to mount my next little piece of art.  I have only been showing you one tray, because there isn't much difference in the two for now.  As I get further along, I will begin to show you both again, especially as I customize the extra spaces for each of my girls.


  1. Great tip on building dimension in your box! I just love the inky colors here and the softness of the tree. The golden edge makes it sing! So wish I could see this tray in person in the end!!!

  2. gosh, you did a fantastic job with Linda's inspiration with this one! I struggled with this one, for some strange reason. Love the gold border--just a genius way to incorporate Linda's sparklies! Hugs!


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