Hi everyone and welcome. The flurry of posts continues as the race is now on to publish all my entries for 'The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014'. Before showing you my take on #Tag 11 some happy news from yesterday to share with you;
Yes, that's right! My 'Three Little Soldiers' card was singled out to win challenge #16 by the Curiosity Crew at Linda Ledbetter's awesome 'Compendium of Curiosities III challenge'!!! The squeals of delight that followed the realisation of this amazing news had my dog running for cover, and was probably heard across the Atlantic! A huge thank you to the Curiosity Crew for bestowing this huge honour- I'm thrilled.
And so now on to today's festive offering...
In case you haven't heard about it, 'The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014' is an annual challenge 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. This is my take on Linda's #Tag 11 and features the results of an awesome 'faux galvanised metal' tutorial from Shelly Hickox.
As you can see I followed Shelly's instructions by applying the Distress Paint to an embossed metal foil tag - add extra dabs of Brushed Steel and heat it with a heat gun to make it bubble for an even more aged look. The lettering was done in the same way and everything was edged with Coffee Archival Ink. For an extra touch of glamour I added some 'verdigris' Tinsel Twine, altered in accordance with Tim's instructions in the Compendium of Curiosities III, page 60. That makes it eligible for the next instalment of the 'Compendium of Curiosities III challenge #17'! This time the challenge is generously sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.
You'll spot a collection of Tim Holtz Ephemera in use again - I've ordered more of this as it's just so useful for layering. And of course there's stencilling, splattering and shadowing with Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Pumice Stone Distress Inks/Spray Stains. Extra flakes have been stamped/heat embossed in silver and die cut before being covered in Tumbled Glass Distress Glitter.
Finally there's an Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Monday challenge and it's been a while since I've been able to enter!
With three more tag interpretations left to share and a final IndigoBlu post to share on Saturday my posts will be coming thick and fast for the next couple of days, so until the next instalment, take care of yourselves! Jenny xxx