19 November 2012

Bread bins and origami!!

Welcome to all my new followers and to those of you who have been wonderful enough to have been following for some time. Did the title get you wondering? Well here's what it's all about...

Many of you have been taking part in Linda Coughlin's Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge (all the details are HERE) which is open to all, still has some time to run, and is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. This is my version of Linda's Tag No. 9.

Linda's background reminded me of those white enamel breadbins you see in trendy cookshops, so I started by covering embossed metal foil with a mix of White/Copper Mixative alcohol inks. To immitate worn enamel paint I used a crackle stamp with Coffee Archival ink. A strip of jute from The Funkie Junkie Boutique was added together with corrugated card embossed stars (covered in copper paint/sand/black ink) to echo those elements on Linda's tag. These were attached with TH Ideology Mini Fasteners (again from The Funkie Junkie Boutique) and pieces of chain coloured with Copper Mixative alcohol ink were added. To finish the top I added some silk twine and seam binding (The Funkie Junkie Boutique again).

I loved Linda's bow and I love the art of origami. The mixed green cardstock piece I had was too dark so stamping swirls with white acrylic paint lightened it. It was big enough to take centre stage so I opted not to use large stars at the bottom.

Instead some diecut strips in the same muted tones were overlapped, and covered with various buttons and an oversized brad. The brad is an oversized one from a HOTP set I got years ago - it had matching stamps which work well when using VersaMagic on them (that chalky feel, like the white paint).

So there you have it, entry no. 9 into The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas.
So, plenty more Christmas tags to make (getting through these cards nicely now) and I've been told to write a Christmas wish list by my OH:))) Where do I start?!!
Hope you have a good week ahead and I'll be dropping by your place v. soon. Hugs, Buttons x


  1. WOW I thought your paper folding was a napkin, didn't realise you'd stamped on it etc, it looks great. And of course, it's green so it's nto just great, it's perfect.

    Sam xxx

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous Buttons. The bow you've made is so beautiful and the textured embellishing is fabulous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Hello Jenny
    This is a fantastic Tag and a wonderful interpretation of the Challenge; well both of them really, I must confess when I first saw the Tag I thought, 'where is the foil?'
    But it is there... thanks for the close-up pics, you have in-cased wonderful elements to produce dimension and texture; it does have a great tactile feel to it.
    And what can I say about THE BOW!!!!!
    Absolute perfection.
    Thank you very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner we are so thrilled to see your work again.

  4. Loving your fabulous tag Buttons and wow that is a brilliant bow. x

  5. You are so right Buttons, about the bow taking centre stage, it is absolutely gorgeous and so perfect for this tag. The green is lovely and I Love the addition of the die cuts at the bottom and the beautiful buttons too. A really gorgeous tag (again!). Hugs, Anne x

  6. Delight in the delicate, the unusual and the divine and that's what your tag is! So much texture use of unusual materials and fantastic starting points mean that always you produce truely lovely art. Thank you for this lushness to excite my exciteable spirit this morning.

  7. This is so beautiful with the colours, texture, and materials you have used.... and yes, I did wonder about the title. The origami bow is fabulous and looks great as a centrepiece on the tag. Have a great rest of the week. Cheers, Di

  8. Just sensational! Your inked metal BG and that amazing origami bow are definite show stealers! What a super piece of work - I just love everything about it - colors, textures, techniques - just amazing.

    Thank you for joining in both the 12 tags and this week's OCC challenge on foil and alcohol inks!


  9. Wow this is beautiful, the colours are as always beautiful and that bow is a show stopper...a stunning tag Buttons...
    Well I have one down ..and a few to catch upon!!
    Hugs trace x

  10. Did wonder what the title meant lol.

    What a terrific tag with so many great techniques to ponder over.

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. WOWSER Buttons this is fantastic, love that beautifully stamped and folded bow, and all those lovely tactile textures, looks fabulous on that kraft card too. Have a lovely day. xx

  12. The title did make me wonder!! This tag is gorgeous and now I know I need some of the metallic stains! Also might need to visit posh kitchen shops more often

  13. Oh my...what an impressive tag Alison! So many mixed media, very clever ideas and in total, such a great tag! Gorgeous...
    The origamibow is a great eyecatcher!
    Again a pin!!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  14. Buttons, you never cease to amaze me with your talent. Your tag is fantastic. Hugs Rita xx

  15. Unbelievable - your origami bow is sensational - what a centrepiece to a glorious tag! Also love those delicious stars - brilliant work...
    Alison xx

  16. what an unbelievably wonderful creation! I think you hit this one out of the ball park, so to speak. All the perfect touches you added. Your tag has quite a punch and some very beautiful touches! thank you for playing along with us @ OCC, and I hope you play along with us again. I just love what you create! true eye candy!

  17. Fantastic, that's a wonderful idea, the whole composition looks great.

  18. Stunning!!! Love your interpretation! Wonderful colours and textures!! Really original title too:o)
    So now I can't wait to see your tag no. 10!

  19. This is BRILLIANT Buttons. At the top third I could so follow your visual train of thought about the bread bin etc - wonderful description and interpretation of Linda's tag! Onto the bow - its amazing. The white swirls so make it pop! And then the bottom third carries it off victoriously. Very inventive my dear! Well done. Nicola x

  20. Love it, beautiful all those different textures and colours.
    Oh! My! Goodness where do you manage to get all those fantastic ideas from. I am amazed every time I call in on your Blog.

    Patricia xx

  21. Buttons the textures are glorious and those stars, wow, I could not help but zoom in on them.
    So glad you take close-up shots so we don't miss out on all the little details.

  22. I can't tie a bow to save my life, so can't even imagine doing this! Wow, this is one gorgeous tag and what a pretty bow! Love it!

  23. What a totally cool design! I love the metallic feel and those stars are wonderful!!! Gorgeous!

  24. Thanks so much for playing along with our foil and alcohol ink challenge. Love your tag!

  25. Pretty as a picture! Sure would love to touch all those glorious textures... wow! It's a feast of eye candy.

  26. Gorgeous project... So many fabulous textures, Great colours & detail... Love that bow..Beautiful! Hugs May x x x

  27. I love this take on the funkie junkie tag, I think your version is brilliant, well done! xx

  28. I love this take on the funkie junkie tag, I think your version is brilliant, well done! xx

  29. Well I have subscribed to your posts so I will not miss another thing!!! Luck me!! I do love your work!


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