Oh boy have I been blown away by the lovely comments following my amazing blogworthy news yesterday!! Thank you so much everyone. I like to return the compliment by visiting those who have taken the time and trouble to leave comments, so you can imagine that I've spent a fair few hours travelling around blogland (and the World!!) catching up with so many friends new and old. Thank you also to those of you who have become followers. It is a privilege to have you join me in this journey. Right, on to business...
Gosh, this tag looks so plain and simple sitting on its card! Funny how things look different when you post them:) This is my version of Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags of Christmas - No. 6. In case you wonder what I'm going on about follow the link to The Funkie Junkie blog to find out more details - I can tell you it goes on to December 17th (so there's plenty of time to join in) and is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
The elements of Linda's tag which inspired me this time were that amazing red clock, the pale green tree, the ripped and inked book page background and the died lacy bows at the bottom. I started with the background and used a page from the charity shop 'trashy novel' buy. Using Linda's method to distress the glued down page was great fun and provided the perfect base for adding VersaMagic Aspen Mist/Gingerbread, Walnut Stain Distress Ink and green/gold mica powder. And then the fun bit - those stars - not a day goes past when I don't reach for the Coffee Archival Ink (thank you Funkie Junkie Boutique!) and in this case it was used for those stars (yep, the freebie with the November issue of The Craft Stamper magazine) with added glitter. Keeping that in place required some Fixative spray - boy does that stuff smell!!
Linda's red clock is my favourite element from her tags so far. It is so bright and juicy:) I don't have Tim's die for that, so mine was stamped onto some cardstock from that Basic Grey Jovial pad. Using Distress Embossing powders has also become something of an obsession (in this case Black Soot) and provided a contrast to the 'getting close to midnight on Christmas Eve' clock hands. Those are cut from metal tape and covered in Copper Mixative and Red Pepper alcohol inks.
More glitter on the triple embossed tree with added mica powders and glitter.
Lovely lace (again from The Funkie Junkie Boutique) was dyed with my own mix of brown ink spray and a touch of mica again, with metal foil stars completing the border (with more of that alcohol ink mix).
So, as well as entering this into The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge
it is also going into the Frilly and Funkie Tic Tac Toe challenge for the metal/alcohol inks/glitter column (with added lace and ink sprays:)
Loads to do this weekend (all good - I even have a renewed enthusiasm for ironing - well at least for ink resist ironing anyway!) Hope you all have a great weekend, whatever you do and wherever you are.
Love and hugs to you all, Buttons x