Below is Linda's 11th tag--isn't it beautiful???! I just fell in love with that blue and gold textured background, those Alpha Parts snowflakes and her layered silver greeting. Linda's blog is chock full of inspiration and her challenge is open until the 20th of December. She has generously sponsored this challenge with her shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique with THREE gift vouchers to three very lucky winners. Everyone who participates in the 12 challenges and follows the rules will receive a coupon for 15% off their order in January! It's a win, WIN situation! For me, it's win, win, win,because I'm getting my cards done, too!
Obviously, I drew my inspiration from her textured background, her silver greeting with the shadow, and her snowflakes, but I didn't have the Alpha Parts (kicking myself) or the Snowflakes Thinlits (kicking with the other leg now!). Because I'm the type to just do my own thing, I tried something different with my background texture and changed my color palette to silver. Still the general idea, and almost a copy, so please give credit to Linda.
I started making my background by laying Crackle Texture paste on my card, but that was a miserable fail, and it's in the trash now. So...plan B! I mixed regular, flexible texture paste with Broken China Distress paint, and slathered (Linda's word) it on my chipboard. I embedded 3 plastic snowflakes from my stash. It dried quite nicely, but needed something. I added Rock Candy Crackle Paint and while it was still wet sprinkled on rock Candy Distress glitter. But wait a minute! I gave it a good shot with my heat tool first, and it bubbled, much to my delight! It didn't crack much; you can catch a tiny glimpse of the crackle next to my snowflake, but the only major crackle is behind the flake! (Of course!!) To bring out the texture a bit, I swiped some silver metallic rub on wax with my finger over the raised areas. It looked a little too much like 2 week old snow, so I added some white acrylic paint over that.
My snowflake is Tim's Snowflake Duo (one of my more recent purchases from Linda's shop), painted with Brushed Pewter Distress paint and embossed with the accompanying Texture Fade. I swiped the raised areas of the flake with Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed with Ranger silver Tinsel embossing powder. I was cleaning up a little in my craft room the other day and came upon a box of crafty stuff I picked up at a yard sale earlier this fall that I hadn't found a home for yet. Guess what I found???? A snowflake punch! Perfect to layer with, I punched one out of black card, and then layered with a white plastic snowflake from my stash. I patted that with Sailboat Blue alcohol ink and gave it a dot of silver Stickles. I backed the layered up snowflake with another Snowflake from the Duo in black, shifting it slightly to make a shadow. Funny how different that Broken China can look with different lighting!
"Wishes" is Tim Holtz Handwritten Holidays Thinlit in 2 layers, shifted with a shadow, as Linda did on her tag. I heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Each of the plastic snowflakes were given a dot of Stickles, and I also used the Stickles to dot my "I". I added a little white acrylic paint to each of the plastic snowflakes to give them more of a snowy look.
I would like to enter this card in the following inspiring challenges:
The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style- Week11 Linda, I just realized I may have give the wrong name to this link, so will go back and redo all my links :( sadface!
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas My Tim influence is in his products and his vintage grungy style.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge # 19 Silver and Gold I used silver!
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Hugs and Christmas Blessings!