Saturday, 21 December 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Week Twelve

I have completed the final 12th tag....:o( It was so much fun and I didn't want it to end. Luckily Linda has extended the inspiration to include two thank you tags. I can't wait to get started on those, but I doubt I will be able to until after Christmas now!

       I loved the cream and gold colours on Linda's Tag and the stars were definitely inspiring. I couldn't find a suitable stamp so decided not to do image stamps on this tag. Instead I would focus on script stamp and frantage...keeping it simple.

     This tag was perhaps the trickiest of all of them (for me!) This result was the third attempt. I was experimenting with gesso and inks and not liking the results too much. Eventually I settled on using Nougat Fresco paint - which has a lovely subtle pinkish tinge. I covered the tag with it and then stamped the script stamp with Potting Soil archival ink.

    I covered the top of the tag with texture paste through a damask stencil. I covered the paste with gold embossing powder and heated with a heat gun. The effect was lovely and I shabbied it up a little with a dab of gesso wiped over the embossed surface with a baby wipe.

     I covered the edges with frantage powder to give a lovely frosty wintery look.

        The glitter in the frantage really catches the light at certain angles!

    I used one of my Idea-ology Bookplates painted with Snowflake Fresco paint and brushed with Treasure Gold.

   I decided to have a very pale pink/beige paper as the background for the bookplates with the word 'Tradition' from the chit-chat stickers.

  I brushed some Treasure Gold over the damask texture to highlight it

   As I didn't have the stars stencil I had to bring stars into the tag some other way. In my collection of metal pieces I found a brass coloured metal star which fitted perfectly.

      Why not come along and share in the fun of this challenge too?...all you have to do is make something inspired by each of the 12 tags and you could be in with a chance to win $50 to spend at the Funkie Junkie Boutique 

     I hope you have enjoyed seeing my 12 tags of Christmas this year. Thank you so much for being here to take a peek! I must also say a huge thank you to Linda for providing amazing inspiration and thanks so much for running a really amazing challenge - It has been wonderful to take part!....The 12 tags are already hanging up in my sitting room and look wonderful.....I will share some photos of the finished garland very soon!




I would like to enter this in the following challenge -

   Funkie Junkie - 12 tags of Christmas

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  1. OMG ~ You made it!!! I am in total awe of you...and this one is looks amazing with the gold and frantage. Way to go Laura!
    Dot x

  2. Fabulous Laura, specially love the texture around the edges and the lovely, sparkly Frantage embossing! A beautiful take on Linda's original!

    Have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas filled with joy and wonder! Lots of love

  3. This is an absolute delight, Laura! Your interpretation of Tag #12 is so beautiful. Love all the gold embossing and the frantage. The altered bookplate looks amazing.

    I'm so pleased you were able to play along in my little challenge this year. Congratulations on making it to the finish line. Good luck in the prize drawings. Hope you can play in the bonus round too.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.


  4. This is just beautiful, I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year,
    Rosie x

  5. Laura, this is lovely. It's been such fun looking at all your interpretations. I love the use of Nougat Fresco and the Frantage on this one and the texture has photographed so well. The tag is exquisite. All your tags must look fabulous together. Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Year. Love and Crafty Hugs - Julie Ann xx

  6. All of your tags have been gorgeous! Love the neautral and golds here! Merry Christmas!

  7. Simply, Stunningly GORGEOUS! Cannot wait to see them all hanging in your sitting room. Merry Christmas! nise

  8. This is beautiful! Happy Christmas, Laura. It was so nice to meet you this year,

    Lucy x

  9. Wow! Simple but elegant, love the effect of the frantage and script stamps are always a winner for me! MMx


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