28 November 2012

Reflecting on the tree

Back again peeps. Part-time has turned into full-time work this week which means the things I'd planned to get done this week are just not happening as fast as I'd want. Hey ho. What I did finish was the next of my version of 12 Tags of Christmas (that's No. 10).


This is probably my favourite so far now it's finished. If you've not seen my previous entries this is is a challenge set by Linda Coughlin at The Funkie Junkie blog (full details HERE) which is running until 17th December - so still time to enter - and is sponsored very generously by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


I copied Linda's idea of using her generous image freebie as a tree ornament, using Tim Holtz's Reflective Imagery technique (as seen in his Compendium of Curiosities 2) to make my one. As luck would have it that is the challenge going on at Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 CC2 challenge 30, so it will be entered there too. Rather than use a fragment I went to town with Glossy Accents.


As you will have seen from Linda's original tag HERE, it was her idea to go with a brick wall background. Mine used a Creative Expressions embossing folder on antique gold card with gesso, Fired Brick Distress Ink and Picket Fence Distress Stain. It's just like a winter fireside.


And near that fireside a Christmas tree (well, embossed pine needles in this case!) along with beautiful lace from The Funkie Junkie Boutique (edged with Fired Brick DI) and some seed beads.


My sentiment was created on card covered in glitter embossing powder coloured with black alcohol ink (remember Tim's tag used this idea?) The strip of Basic Grey cardstock provided a nice contrast.


The top was again influenced by Linda's tag - I don't have an icicle die so this is the DIY option. Did you know if you dribble White Mixative alcohol ink with dry glitter and heat it you get the most gorgeous fluffy/powdery effect. Ribbon and thread with buttons completed the look.
And now it's time to sign off. Sleep calls even if there's another tag underway that I'd love to play with:)
Have a happy Thursday everyone. Hugs, Buttons x

26 comments:

  1. I really love this tag Buttons...the bauble is just beautiful. Great background too.

    CRafty Hugs

    Annie x

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  2. So pretty - your glossy bauble is just lovely; the pine branch against the bricks - fabulous; and the Noel - almost too funky! Very cool texture... Beautiful work, as always!
    Alison x

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  3. Buttons, this another beautiful make..love the brickwork..and the bauble is stunning!! Love it hugs trace x

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  4. Such a beautiful tag I didn't know what to look at next. My eyes settled on the wonderful lace and gems down the side.

    Terrific!

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Beautiful Buttons, just Beautiful. I love all the details: everytime you look you see something different. Absolutely in love with your background - very clever. Have fun with the full time!!
    Juliaxx
    PS nearly the weekend!

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  6. Oh my, every time you do one it is my favourite but this one is definitely my favourite, just because of the lace, oh yes and the bauble ... and the icicles (clever idea) - the wall, well, everything really. A quite stunning tag, sure to be treasured by some lucky recipient at Christmas! Hugs, Anne x

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  7. What a Stunning tag Buttons. I absolutely adore it. You have captured the Christmas Vintage look so perfectly. Hugs Rita xx

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  8. Gooooorgeous tag, Buttons! Fabulous textured background and I love the bauble. Just beautiful! xxx

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  9. This is great - love the fireside idea and all the detail you've achieved with the colours, stamping and embellies!!

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  10. just love this tag and the image on the bauble is beautiful. I'd forgotten that technique although I did use it last year when I got 'the book' - must study it again for inspiration.

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  11. The ornament is gorgeous as is that trim running down the side of the tag.
    Yes, trust me to zoom in on the beautiful trim, cannot help myself!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Very beautiful! I love the vintage image used on the bauble and the way it shines :0) Mo

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  13. Loving your fabulous tag Buttons and how you've used the freebie. Terrific work as always, xx

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  14. Lots to see and admire...a gorgeous tag Buttons!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  15. Loving that beautiful bauble, Buttons! And your tag itself is stunning. The bricks are gorgeous as a base.

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  16. Wonderful tag , love all the elements and techniques.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  17. Oh my, what a gorgeous tag! Love all the dimension and the vintage touch.
    Joyce xx

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  18. I can see why it is your favourite Buttons - its beautiful! Once again it is the texture and the clever combination of elements that always makes your art outstanding!

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  19. Beautiful tag! Love all the different elements great combination of techniques makes for a lot of interest x

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  20. A wonderful tag with great details and texture.

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  21. This is a great make, love the shape and images of that bauble, but that word is wonderful and I love you you've made it all sparkly, but used black - great idea.

    Sam xxx

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  22. Gorgeous tag, the vintage bauble is stunning. Love the embossing in the background and the lace trim and NOEL. Tracy x

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  23. What a gorgeous tag! Love the lace trim and your ornament is one perfect reflection! Happy Weekend!

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  24. GORGEOUS!!! Love the ornament and lace...beautiful!

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  25. Hi Buttons, only coming across this one now and I'm so glad I did as it is a WOWSER! This is really stunning and a brilliant recreation of Linda's tag. Fantabulous work. Nicola x

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  26. Another sensational tag, Buttons! Your bauble came out terrific, love the pine needles - that creates such an awesome effect and thanks for the tip on the alcohol ink mixative and the dry glitter. It looks amazing on your tag - must try it when I get my supplies back! So happy to see you hanging in through these last few tags!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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