Welcome friends and visitors! I'm back with my second entry into Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style, this time I'm at week one. I really loved this design, and had such a great time making my card patterned closely after Linda's tag. It is actually the first one I started, but I just finished it today. Please stop by Linda's blog The Funkie Junkie to see the details of her tag and for the rules on this fabulous 12 week long challenge. Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique is generously sponsoring this challenge with three great prizes and EVERYONE who completes the 12 projects and links them up on time gets a discount coupon to the shop to use in January. So get rolling and you will have 12 awesome cards or tags AND a wonderful prize at the end!
Here is Linda's gorgeous wintry tag. I loved the gold mingled with the neutrals and black elements, and it's obvious I cased this pretty much from top to bottom. I was lucky enough to grab these two new Tim Holtz Thinlits dies early in the season, and this is the first time I've used the Treeline Thinlit die. LOVE it!
Like Linda, I used an old Hero Arts Stamp, but mine is music for a Christmas carol. It will be getting plenty of use this season. If I'm not mistaken, I used Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo inks and spray stains on my background, and instead of the Mica spray Linda used (and I don't have), I used Perfect Pearl spray for that beautiful shimmer. It almost looks like snowfall, doesn't it?
I used Ranger Transparent Matte Texture Paste mixed with DecoArt Venetian Gold Metallic paint to knife through my Tim Holtz Stars stencil. When dry I swiped on some gold metallic wax. Although I painted the stars (Dimensional Stars Thinlits die) with Tarnished Brass like Linda, I added some of that same metallic wax to give them some additional depth.
I chose to cut my trees from a very deep brown paper, mainly because it was handier than my black. I was willing to reach a little further for the black if I had to, but I ended up liking the brown. I did apply gesso before swiping on some Tarnished Brass Distress paint. I think it richens the color a bit. I layered up the tree lines using Ranger Black Foam Adhesive Tape.
My sentiment is a Small Talk Occasions sticker cut up and more of the metallic wax applied for some shimmer. Seeing the stars reminded me of the Hymn "The First Noel". I layered my panel on more of the deep brown card and then added a line of Tarnished Brass paint on the edge of my card blank with yet another deeper color metallic wax swiped on for depth.
This has got to be my favorite Funkie Junkie design so far. Thank you for the inspiration and this challenge, Linda!
I'm sharing this card with:
-Deep Ocean Challenge #142 " Inspired by a Song or Movie" "The First Noel" Although it's not the Star of Bethlehem, I instantly thought of this song when I saw these stars.
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments! I read and appreciate them all!
Hugs and Blessings!