Wednesday, December 9, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week One

Hello friends!  Wow! I am in a card making frenzy! Perhaps friends and family just may get their Christmas greetings before New Years! And it's all thanks to Linda Coughlin and her challenge The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style at her blog The Funkie Junkie. I was certainly inspired by her to get my hands busy making some Christmas cards!  Here is my interpretation of her first week's tag:



You might say I'm a little late to the game, but better late than never.  I found out about this fun and inspiring challenge through my blog buddie, Autumn of Sew Paper Paint.  If you visit her blog you will be amazed and inspired by this incredibly talented artist.

Here is Linda's original tag.


I was inspired by Linda's use of  Wendy Vecchi's gold texture paste through a Tim Holtz Poinsettia stencil and her beautiful die cut poinsettia. I also was drawn in by that bold sentiment in Post Box Red and the pretty lace along the bottom.  I also was inspired by the simplicity of her tag, and the fact Linda let her gorgeous background speak for itself, keeping embellishments at a minimum.

While I had to make my own gold texture paste, I followed along using a Tim Holtz Flourish stencil, and then adding some glittery gold embossing powder to the paste while it was still wet.  Once dry, I heat embossed. and added just a smidgen of color blending Vintage Photo Distress ink just around the edges. My sentiment is also colored with Post Box Red Dylusions spray, but I went over it with Barn Door Distress ink to make it really bold against that sparkle.


I used Tim's Poinsettia die, too, to make my flower, and embossed with the Poinsettia Texture Fade. I kept my flower's colors muted so the background, too, would speak for itself.  A little lace from my stash added along top and bottom.


I hope you like my little card! One down, eleven more to go!  Be sure to visit Linda's blog for some incredible Christmas inspiration. While you are there, get your Christmas cards done and enter her  12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge for a chance to win a mind blowing generous gift voucher to her awesome store  The Funkie Junkie Boutique (who is sponsoring this challenge).


I would like to add this to the following inspiring challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 213 Anything Goes (Thank you for inviting me, Karen!)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for all your lovely comments!  They make my day!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful golden texture in the background, love your card and tags, Sara

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  2. Your background really does speak for itself - your homemade texture paste looks fantastic (clever you!) and the poinsettia is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Oh, Sara, your gold texture paste is fantastic as well as your background! What a gorgoeus poinsettia and such lovely colours! Awesome vintage Christmas card, my friend! Loving your lace border! Huge hugs and lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  4. Gold is always a winner and the swirls are lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 213th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

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  5. Your card is absolutely stunning, Sara!! I love the beautiful gold!! The words just pop in the red!! And what a gorgeous poinsettia!! The texture is amazing!! Love this!! So beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Stunning card - love the fabulous poinsettia. Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

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  7. Sara, thanks so much for the very special shoutout, it means so much to me! You know, I just started blogging this summer and for the past couple of weeks I have been so busy that I can hardly keep it up! So this extra love really encourages me, sweet friend! I really do adore this white and gold background - a luxurious creation if ever there was! The colors in the poinsettia are so realistic - amazing! Such a gorgeous take and I do think it brilliant to make cards that are so useful! :)

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  8. Wow! This is fabulous and even better - extra points I say for making your own gold texture paste!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  9. Absolutely stunning Sara. Love all your different textures. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us a Mixed Media World

    With smiles
    Laine K
    DT MMW

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  10. the background is so pretty and the red really does pop right out! I love your poinsettia!! I wanted that die for Christmas projects this year but could not find it :( thank you again for sharing at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! I love seeing your work Sara, so talented!
    Cathy DT Member at Emerald Creek

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  11. I adore your take on Linda's tag, from the glittery embossed background to that fabulous poinsettia! A visit to your blog is such a bright spot in my day! Thank you so much for joining us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  12. That textured poinsettia is gorgeous, Sara! Lovely soft colors with the bold red to pop those pretty colors to their rightful magnificence! The gold glittery texture paste is a perfect touch for the holidays - and your sentiment! Beautiful card!

    I've enjoyed browsing your blog this morning and have become your newest google friend follower!

    Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles} my blog

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  13. That textured poinsettia is gorgeous, Sara! Lovely soft colors with the bold red to pop those pretty colors to their rightful magnificence! The gold glittery texture paste is a perfect touch for the holidays - and your sentiment! Beautiful card!

    I've enjoyed browsing your blog this morning and have become your newest google friend follower!

    Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles} my blog

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  14. I really love this, Sara - so fresh and zingy, and the textured poinsettia is a real treat. Hmm... I'm feeling a)guilty that I've been thinking I haven't got time, b)inspired to think I might just have!!
    Alison xx

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  15. Gorgeous poinsettia on your lovely card! Love all the gold embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

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  16. Absolutely Stunning Sarah Emily!! Both the card and the tag are so rich in design and color- just gorgeous!! xo

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  17. This is gorgeous Sara! Your white background is so pristine and crisp which makes that gold stenciling pop! Wowzers! What a fantabulous design and so very festive! You sure have been busy. I will be back home tomorrow and can hopefully get caught up. Looks like you are in the Holiday spirit! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  18. MY FAVORITE - my favorite - my favorite Sara..... ah la la - SUPER FINE! Is IS just that - Merry and Bright. Oh that background - just in love with it and the lace and the green in that poinsettia is the exact right color and then the red script.... me oh my... sending you my TOP PICK award - heeheheheheh!!! j.

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  19. This is quite lovely, Sara. What a treat to have you share your amazing talents with us. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge, and please stop by to join us again soon. It's a huge blessing having you share with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I just became your newest blog follower, and I would LOVE to have you visit and follow my blog as well. You can find me here:
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  20. Lovely card and great take on the original. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

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  21. Gorgeous, love the texture of the flower. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

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  22. Beautiful creation Sara, love the embossing and poinsettia. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craftyenjoyments and see you again soon XXX

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  23. A brilliant take on Linda's first tag Sara. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  24. Gergeous card! thank you for joining CraftyEnjoyments challenge.

    Malwina DT

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  25. Beautiful card!!! She is so very pretty!!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Card Mania Challendges! Have a great Holidays!

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  26. Hi Sara Emily,

    I'm delighted that you are playing along with my annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style! I'm sorry it's taken me two weeks to get a chance to visit your blog. I love the color palette you have chosen and your background is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  27. I love the way you made poinsettias! Wonderful cards! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge

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  28. This card is amazing! Background is amazing. Love inking on poinsettia.Beautiful texture. Love it!
    Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at crafrtyenjoyments.co.uk
    Katarzyna Ewa

    kartkadopolski.blogspot.com

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