Friday, November 25, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas 2016 #4


Well, I am slowly getting caught up on my tags for the challenge, this is Week 4 at 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  I like the Core'dinations Gemstones cardstock showing through the Tim Holtz die cut...I wish I'd have had the Poinsettia die to use from Linda Coughlin's inspiration tag below.


 And, once again, using this tag for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog Simon Says: Trio-Tastic for the three poinsettia embellishments.


12 Tags of Christmas 2016 #3


 For Week 3 of the challenge at 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style I drew inspiration from the gold embossing paste on the black background and the sweet black and gold tag.  I didn't have any gold embossing paste so I used a technique from Tim Holtz February Challenge to use Texture Paste and Gold Embossing Powder (while the paste is still wet) and then heat the embossing powder after it has dried.  The tag was created with the Tim Holtz Snowman Blueprint Framelits W/Stamps set...I love the way the frame turned out using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder.

Below is the inspiration Piece: 


I also enjoyed the challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog -  Simon Says: Trio-Tastic to use 3 of something on your project, so for this challenge I used 3 snowflake embellishments.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas 2016 #2


This is the second 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style, Week 2.  As usual, I love all of the elements of Linda Coughlin's tag, but don't have all of the fun tools at hand so I improvised.  This is her inspiration piece for week 2:





 I love the effect of the brushed on gesso, and the inked stencil, the tiny snowflakes, and the red dots.  The deer is adorable...mine appeared to be in flight so I attached it to the die cut 'Noel'.

I had a really hard time getting started because I couldn't figure out whether to use the Jumbo Manila Tag or the #8 Manila Craft Tag...then I read on one of Linda's posts how she attaches the manila tag to chipboard to give it more stability...well I had some chipboard tags which were in between the two sizes of manila tags so I trimmed down the Jumbo Manila Tag to fit the sturdy chipboard tag, which is 3 1/2 x 7...worked out perfectly!

Thanks, Linda for the great inspiration!

12 Tags of Christmas 2016 #1


So, I am excited to finally post my first 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style-#1.

Each week Linda Coughlin, owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique, posts an inspiration piece for us to take whatever element catches our eye and make a creation of our own.  I love the inspiration pieces so much I typically use a lot of her elements and ideas in my own piece.  This is a picture of her first inspiration tag.


 I love the sparkly stars made with texture paste through the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil, and the musical score in the background.  I've been holding on to a metal accent tree for quite a while, waiting for the perfect project and it seemed to fit well for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll post my #2 tag later today!

Friday, November 18, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 November-Bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving


Hi there, this is my submission for 3 challenges:
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - November 
Frilly and Funkie-Bountiful Harvest Challenge
Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving

I'm happy to post this Fall/Thanksgiving project so I can begin posting my Christmas Challenges I've been working on!

The first challenge is a Technique Remix challenge to use the techniques of Rub Resist and of Dimensional Coloring. I don't have very many remnant rubs so I rummaged through some of my old stash and found a couple I thought might work for this technique; I like the results created with this technique, so I may have to pick up some of Tim's Remnant Rubs which are a more current style.  I always love the texture of the corrugated cardboard and mixed with the cork adds great dimension.

For the second challenge, Bountiful Harvest, I like the wheat image from the Tim Holtz Cling Stamp-Halloween 2, which I purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

For the third challenge, Thanksgiving, I like the GATHER and the wheat combined to symbolize our upcoming Thanksgiving feast!

Thanks for stopping by, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Monday, October 31, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 October-Vintage Halloween


I made it just in time for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 October Challenge. I didn't have the monster die cut so I improvised with an old image from my stash. I did have fun with the collage background though.



I also like this for the Vintage Halloween Challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Vintage Halloween


The current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie is to create something with a vintage Halloween feel. I've always liked the little Greeting Card Kids from this old Stampin'Up set so I dragged it out and dusted it off since it reminded me of some of the vintage Halloween images.  The decorative strip at the bottom of the card is from Graphic 45 and the little embellishment tags are from an old set of die-cut journaling stickers from Making Memories.  I figured since Halloween is tomorrow, I'd better get this submitted!



Thanks for stopping by!