Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #11

It's Christmas Day.  Everyone has had a wonderful day, but have now found their special place where they are comfortable and happy.  My place is in my craft room working on the Funkie Junkie challenge!  The challenge rules are HERE.  I couldn't wait to get in here and have some alone time.  This entry is Tag #11.  Funkie Junkie offered the tag seen HERE as our inspiration.  The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique,

I must say I loved her tag so much that I tried to recreate it using all of her wonderful ideas.
                                                    I started with stamping my tag with a music stamp in brown.  I loved the technique used for Challenge TAG #8 by first dry embossing my tag with a poinsettia texture fade folder, stamping a holly stamp over it, and heat embossing with clear EP.  Then  I began to add the color at the top using a combination of Brushed Pewter and Broken China.  As I moved towards the bottom, I switched to Tarnished Brass and Vintage Photo mixed together.  I spritzed the entire card with Perfect Pearls Biscotti.  The tag was glistening with beautiful color and the holly leaves were peeking out from underneath the color.

I cut the trees using Tim Holtz Mini Pine tree and Holly Set.  These baby trees are precious and the perfect size for the small tags I use.  The trees were cut out of heavy CS and then embossed times 3 with white EP. Next, I cut the deer from Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight.  I embossed the deer times 3 using gold EP.  This is where I ran into problems.  When glittering my deer, as did FJ, I could not get the glitter to stick.  I tried several times using Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart glitter glue, and then tried some old fashioned Elmer's clear glue.  The glitter just fell off.  Any help or tips on glittering would be very much appreciated.                                                         
To the top of the tag, I added an oval done in the same technique of stamp, clear emboss, and then DI (Vintage Photo) over the top.  As FJ inspired, I embellished with blue glitter snowflakes.                                                                  

I added a title block to the bottom embossing the sentiment with black EP and then coloring the plaque with Broken China and Vintage Photo DI.  The plaque was attached with brads.

Thanks to FJ for the inspiration tag.  I loved it this week and hope my interpretation does it justice (except for the disastrous glittering).  I'm thinking I need a different type of glitter which cannot be purchased in any store here in Oklahoma, but CAN BE purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Please visit the boutique.  You will be happy.

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous, Jayne! You really hit it out of the ballpark with this one. I love the background you created and your little trees are perfect. Love that sentiment label at the bottom too. For the glitter, I have never tried glittering over embossing so maybe that was part of the problem. For using the distress glitters, I sponge the piece with the same color ink, i.e., vintage photo glitter would need vintage photo distress ink underneath so if there are gaps in the glitter you don't notice it. Then I lay down a fairly thick coat of Glossy Accents and sprinkle the glitter on immediately. Don't press it down, just tap off the excess. I also pour the glitter onto wet embossing paste and it seems to stick on fine that way too. Hope that helps.

    Thanks so much for playing along. Wishing you all the best in 2014!