23 November 2014

It's A Mega Flake!

Hi everyone and welcome. Another day another Christmas card - oh yes, they're coming thick and fast now! Hopefully you've seen three of my entries to The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge here, here and here. Now it's time to unveil my take on Linda's Tag No. 3...


Before we start here's that essential admin stuff; this annual challenge is being hosted by Linda Coughlin, the Funkie Junkie herself and has been very generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The idea is that you take inspiration from each of Linda's weekly tags and create your own version, linking all 12 before December 21st to be in with a chance to win.


I absolutely LOVED what Linda had done with her tag, with the watery stamping and large snowflake being real stand out features. Having spritzed and flicked Wild Honey and Tattered Rose Distress Spray Stains over the background, I used a snowflake embossing folder with Pine Needles Distress Ink (and a light mist of water) as a stamp to replicate the original look.


The huge flake started life as a piece of card covered with Copper Kettle Mega Flakes before being die cut and embossed with the new Tim Holtz set. With dabs of ink from the Vintaj Patina set and a light rub over with Coffee Archival Ink it was ready to go. I drew around it with a Frayed Burlap Distress Marker to add a shadow and work out where to place the smaller flakes.


Using some Paper Snowflakes die cuts I covered a few in white embossing powder and others in Antique Linen Distress Glitter. The little snowflake stamp from the Mini Blueprints set was the perfect size for adding a little black detail. Finally the Simple Saying was stamped onto more of that Mega Flaked card and had a white embossed edge added.


Four down, a few more to go to catch up, and I have to say this is really proving to be the most fun challenge to take part in. With that ready made starting point courtesy of Linda, a lot of the thinking (OK, procrastination) is taken out of the creative process, leaving me free to concentrate on the overall design. Boy, does that make life easier! I hope you take a look at The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge and give it a go. Meantime take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


20 comments:

  1. Jenny, this is just fabulous!!! Love all the grungy colours and the textures are great! Very cool!! X

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  2. Hi Jenny (waves), fabulous, as always!! Feeling more inspired every day! Really love all the splatters. Fabulous! Hugs, Maxine x

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  3. I love your piece. So many wonderful details and I love the snowflake!

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  4. Wow Jenny!An asolute grungy stunner - love it!
    Fliss xx

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  5. And a unanimous YES from me!! The eclectic marriage of such different snowflakes on your card is sensational. I absolutely LOVED finding the different varieties. This is beautiful and you described Linda's challenge perfectly. :)
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  6. It really is a mega flake, in more ways than one!! You really have worked your wonderful magic on this fabulous snowflake and beautiful card! Anne xx

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  7. Jenny, I love this snowflake parade! The large snowflake is a gorgeous focal point for sure! Love this! Hugs!

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  8. So cool and grungy! Shiny without being overly sparkly. You are doing some great work with this challenge.

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  9. Jenny, this is wonderful, love, love, love it.
    That is one MEGA snowflake making a stunning card.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  10. I love these inventive colours for the flakes, that give such a life to a vibrant winter!

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  11. This is absolutely stunning Jenny.
    Hugs, Veerle xx

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  12. Another beautiful card, I love snowflakes and the colours on this are so different and so gorgeous Jenny! Ruth x

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  13. Such a lovely mix here, Jenny. The spattering is wonderful, the little flakes are sweet and your mega flake is fantastic. Your idea of using the embossing folder to do the water stamping is brilliant. Another fabulous take on one of my tags. Thrilled to have you aboard for another year of 12 tags of Christmas!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  14. Stunning piece Jenny!!! This die is my favourite for this year!!!Your use of it is AMAZING!!!! barbarayaya

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  15. Wonderful ideas as always

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. Your maga flake is MEGA awesome! Love your colour palette and the splatters - fabulous card, Jenny! xx

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  17. LOVE THIS, Jenny!! I LOVE the splatters!! I LOVE everything about this card :) You are doing an incredible 'job' with Linda's tags!! I want to have mojo like yours :) XOXO-Shari

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  18. I love this die/folder & the way you used it is lovely.
    Sally

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  19. Gorgeous texture and colors!
    Sandy xx

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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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