Thursday, December 26, 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #12

The biggest day of the year is behind us for 2013.  All that's left is to do is to carry.all.the.decorations.up.those.stairs!!  
But before I even THINK about it, I am back to my craft table doing what I love the most - working toward creating another tag for Funkie Junkie 12 TAGS OF CHRISTMAS challenge,  Read about the challenge and rules.  It is a very generous prize she is giving.  The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Today I completed my entry for Funkie Junkie's Inspiration TAG #12.  The inspiration tag delighted me.  I loved the gold and white color scheme and the fact that it was mostly embossing and stamping.  So, I pretty much cased the inspiration tag using the supplies I had.

I made a star stencil by punching little stars out of CS.  After inking the stars with VersaMark, I embossed them with gold detail EP.  I had a lace border stamp from Lost & Found which I used VERY sparingly.  The golden frame is from an unknown stamp set.  I had this lovely print of Christmas Children which was a freebie from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  She is generous in providing beautiful FREE prints.
I LOVED embossing around the edges of the tag with gold.  Another new technique I'm putting in my bank. I googled Frantage to see what that was all about and was intrigued.  Without heading to the store, I just used the technique and splattered my tag with gold EP and heated it from the BACK.  Loved the effect.

My FAVORITE elements of the inspiration card were the beautiful bows embellished with vintage lace, safety pin, and jingle bell.  I used seam binding which I touched up with a gold ink pad.  The safety pins are Tim Holtz Ideaology.  I will be using these beautiful bows time and time again.  Thank you, FJ, for this little gold mine of treasures in this inspiration tag.

I really want to try the techniques FJ used, but I'll need some supplies - Wendy Vecchi's gold embossing paste, Distress Embossing Ink, and Queen's Gold EP.  I also would LOVE to have the Tim Holtz star stencil.  Luckily, I know JUST THE PLACE to get all of those supplies - The FUNKIE JUNKIE BOUTIQUE!!!!  It truly is a treasure chest.

1 comment:

  1. This is totally delightful, Jayne! Such a wonderful vintage Christmas image and I'm loving what you have done with the gold EP. Way to go, making your own star stencil! Beautiful bow cluster too! I think this is my favorite so far. Congratulations on crossing the finish line and best of luck in the prize drawings!