9 November 2012

Still playing '12 Tags' catch up

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

24 comments:

  1. Are you still doing a Happy Dance :)
    Amazing sparkle and I love that clock. Would be so amazing for Happy New Year cards.
    Beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Boy oh boy are you productive! I'm still in recovery! Fab tag as ever. Have a terrific weekend. Nicola x

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  3. Buttons, I love this tag, its so vintage looking and the sparkle could light up anywhere. Hugs Rita xx

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  4. Oh wow I love this tag and it looks fabulous mounted on that kraft card.

    Sam xxx

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  5. I love it, it's a beautiful tag!

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  6. Wow! Buttons. Another gorgeous tag. Love the sparkle and the colours and all of the elements you have used. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Di

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  7. I adore this! It is absolutely stunning...I sure have a long way to go to even get slightly close to the quality of your work - and Alison's ;o)- but seeing your creations inspires me so much. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier x

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  8. Hi Buttons... you deserve your fabulous news from yesterday!!! Congratulations....

    Your tag is Stunning...I adore the background, tree, clock... the embossing is fabulous... Simply Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

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  9. Oooh its great - I am still happy dancing for you today too! Are you still going to the NEC tomorrow?

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  10. This is my fave so far-love all of the colours and images.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  11. Hi Superstar! Hope you got some sleep last night.... your tag looks anything but plain and simple to me, I love the rich red of the clock (great idea of Linda's to use a clock) and the sumptuous green of the tree, I think this is one of my favourites. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  12. Well done Buttons! love your tag and indeed your last few posts, I've been busy with work lately and not had much blog hopping time but it's always a pleasure to see what you've been up to x

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  13. You really are on a roll :) just stuning
    Von ♥

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  14. congratulations on your terrific news Buttons and loving this fab tag. xx

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  15. Totally yummy - love the distressed background with the gorgeous golden sparkles, and the clock looks fabulous! Kraft makes all the difference to the traditional red and green - turning them from something I'd probably run from into something completely fab - go figure!
    Alison x

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  16. Oh most definitely not plain. Definitely gorgeous and perfect :0)) Mo x

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  17. Hullo Buttons you have been having fun with these tags haven you.. love poppy one too and well done n your blog worthiness you really deserve it! Shaz in oz.x

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  18. Not plain and simple at all! I think it is oh so stylish and your card would be great for a man.

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  19. How fantastic, great details. Love the sparkling pine tree.

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  20. Very pretty tag and such great Christmas spirit! Love that clock in red and pretty Christmas tree! I was so thrilled to see you listed at Tim's blogworthy links. So cool and deserved! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  21. How in the world did I miss this post? Love the tree and color is yummy, but the clock is awesome! The pattern is just wonderful! Great make! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

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  22. I haven't had much time for blog hopping recently so am playing catch up (coming to you via Sunday Stampers). Your tags are amazing - can't choose a favourite as they are all fab!

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  23. I am really loving your approach to the tags this year, Buttons. I think turning the into Christmas cards is a brilliant idea.

    This one is stunning. The tree and the clock are just gorgeous and the lace looks awesome in brown - I honestly didn't even recognize it until I read your description - LOL! It's just an overall beautiful piece of work! TFS!!!

    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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