12 December 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 2

Hi everyone and welcome. Time to continue on with Linda's challenge, The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. As my interpretation of The Funkie Junkie's Tag number 2 has reached its destination I can at last share it with you.

This one is all about embossing, but let's start with that background. As with Linda's it started with a manilla tag sploshed through Picket Fence and Frayed Burlap Distress Stains. I stamped over it with Coffee Archival Ink and then cut straight to the chase by spritzing it with Biscotti Perfect Pearls. Finally the edges were inked lightly with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

One thing I learned on the latest Creative Chemistry course was to play with mixes of embossing powders. Previously I have used Shelly Hickox's 'Tarnished Silver' technique HERE, and even came up with my own faux rusted technique HERE, purely by using different embossing powder combinations. This time the trees were covered in a couple of layers of Verdigris before I then through a smattering of Black UTEE crystals in some areas. When you heat them thoroughly together they start to blend, giving the impression of shadows in the branches. The trick is to keep the heat on it as this encourages the Verdigris to split slightly, giving you patches of a more lime colour where the gold has come through. Love it.

The reindeer was triple embossed before being stamped with the same script image as the background. The scarf came from one of Linda's little envelopes - she lavishes so much care and attention on every order that leaves The Boutique, wrapping all the small elements in their own parcels topped off with those wonderful coloured seam binding ties. It's a shame not to make full use of them. And the finishing touches, a burlap strip and coordinating tissue tape strips to balance the whole composition.

Right, so this is getting linked up to The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags challenge - Tag 2.
And as I've used one of my favourite techniques of 2013, mixing embossing powders,
it's also being linked to the latest Craft-Room Challenge, Time for Favourites, sponsored by Crafty Individuals.
Hope you can come back tomorrow for the card inspired by Tag 6. It's got a whole Scottish vibe going on!
Until then, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. You have been so busy creating Jenny its hard to keep up with you.....lol
    Another wonderful creation, hugs Annette x

  2. Oh, sweet... the little deer looks adorable all wrapped up in his big woolly scarf! Love this one, Jenny!
    Alison xx

  3. LOVE this one! Linda's packages are so thoughtfully put together, nice to see someone else thinks so too! I will have to give the tree technique a try, it is a great effect! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You have been making the most fabulous tags!! I finally had time to come over and admire them closely. I love the dies and textures you are using. Each one is gorgeous and designed superbly.
    Have a great day,

  5. Another stunner for your collection Jenny, I love the combination of inspired elements from Linda's tag and how you have made it completely your own. Beautiful.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  6. Another gorgeous pece and your trees look wonderful x hugs x

  7. Embossing is what got me into the ole crafting lark in the first place but oh my how it has changed over the years. Still hooked but even more so.

    Beautiful take on Linda's FJT's, Jenny looking forward to seeing the rest.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  8. Wonderful project yet again--I love seeing all of them

    Chrissie x

  9. Well I think you know already how much I love this gorgeous card and I can confirm that it looks even better in real life!! I love the way you did the trees, will be trying that one out soon - you really are a truly inspirational crafter Jenny! I cannot bear to use the little wrappings from Linda's parcels but seeing this makes me think I really should........ Hugs, Anne x

  10. Stunning card Jennie love the embossed dear and his little scarf and the trees are fabulous.


  11. Love this, Jenny, gorgeous colours
    Rosie x

  12. Hi Jenny, This is gorgeous. I really love the mixes of the embossing powders on the trees and that sweet little deer with his scarf. I also like the strips of tissue tape that back each element, lovely card. Mo x

  13. How beautiful! Love the deer and the many different textures.

  14. Well I came by yesterday and must have forgotten to hit the send button! Jenny, this is gorgeous! I love the trees and how you used the embossing powders and that deer in gold is stunning! Happy Weekend!

  15. Wow, those trees are a smash hit in my book, Jenny! I need to play with my verdigris EP more. The entire card is just a feast for the eyes - so many lovely details to take in and savor.

    And thank you for your kind words about my packaging. I always hope that people will be able to use the little glassine envelopes and scraps of seam binding. It's so fun for me to see them on someone else's work!

    I'm so delighted that you are playing along again this year!


  16. Everything you do is just wonderful!
    That's why they pay you the really big bucks, or should I say pounds. I really enjoy seeing your artwork.

  17. Hi Jenny :-) Thank you so much for sharing your favourite with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight. I love all the stamped layers and textures in this stunning make

    Best Wishes
    Annie x

  18. Fabulous creation, beautiful details!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge.
    Merry Christmas;-))m

  19. Thanks for sharing with us over at craft room challenge! Very pretty Christmas card.

  20. just love those trees! pretty and rustic looking :-) thanks for sharing with us at our Favs of 2013 Craft Room Challenge, Debi x


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