Welcome to all my new followers and to those of you who have been wonderful enough to have been following for some time. Did the title get you wondering? Well here's what it's all about...
Many of you have been taking part in Linda Coughlin's Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge (all the details are HERE) which is open to all, still has some time to run, and is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. This is my version of Linda's Tag No. 9.
Linda's background reminded me of those white enamel breadbins you see in trendy cookshops, so I started by covering embossed metal foil with a mix of White/Copper Mixative alcohol inks. To immitate worn enamel paint I used a crackle stamp with Coffee Archival ink. A strip of jute from The Funkie Junkie Boutique was added together with corrugated card embossed stars (covered in copper paint/sand/black ink) to echo those elements on Linda's tag. These were attached with TH Ideology Mini Fasteners (again from The Funkie Junkie Boutique) and pieces of chain coloured with Copper Mixative alcohol ink were added. To finish the top I added some silk twine and seam binding (The Funkie Junkie Boutique again).
I loved Linda's bow and I love the art of origami. The mixed green cardstock piece I had was too dark so stamping swirls with white acrylic paint lightened it. It was big enough to take centre stage so I opted not to use large stars at the bottom.
Instead some diecut strips in the same muted tones were overlapped, and covered with various buttons and an oversized brad. The brad is an oversized one from a HOTP set I got years ago - it had matching stamps which work well when using VersaMagic on them (that chalky feel, like the white paint).
So there you have it, entry no. 9 into The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas.
It also fits with the Our Creative Corner challenge - foil and alcohol inks.
So, plenty more Christmas tags to make (getting through these cards nicely now) and I've been told to write a Christmas wish list by my OH:))) Where do I start?!!
Hope you have a good week ahead and I'll be dropping by your place v. soon. Hugs, Buttons x