13 December 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 6

Hi everyone. I promised you a trip 'north of the border' yesterday so here it is...

This is my card take on Linda Coughlin's Tag 6 for The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique (which now stocks Prima items - woohoo!!)

I stared long and hard at Tag 6 to figure out what it was that really appealed to me, and at long last I realised it was the plaid pattern in the Maja Design paper Linda has used. Remembering a fantastic 'Distress Paint plaid' tutorial from Wendy Vecchi (Happy Birthday Wendy!) I set to work. Using another of the Maja Design papers as a base Distress Paints and Archival Inks were applied as described by Wendy. The thinner lines were created using the edge of a ruler.

Next to be added were some Distress Ink swirls. These were allowed to bleed a little when spritzed with water in contrast to the defined lines/blocks already there. Over the top I used a Wendy Vecchi stamp to create a solid line in Archival Ink - in order to obscure the image and strengthen the colour of this stripe I stamped in one direction and then flipped the image to overstamp it.

The trees were a direct copy of those on Linda's tag, as was the cardinal (although mine was cut in Sticky Back Canvas before being coloured with Distress Markers). Originally the idea was to cut the 25 in the plaid paper, but then I liked the way the apertures looked, and filling them with Glossy Accents worked much better. Finally I layered on lace and burlap string which added to the whole Scottish feel.

In this case I think the pondering paid off for and will definitely use the Distress Paint plaid technique again. So what's next, Tag 7? No, that one has definitely got me stumped at the moment so tomorrow's instalment will be No. 9. Think I'm catching up now and with the addition of extra time the challenge feels even more 'doable'.
For now it's time to get some tinsel and baubles up at home before moulding some more Clearly for Art for another challenge entirely...
Hope you all have a productive and enjoyable weekend whatever you are doing. Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. Oh this is wonderful with a gorgeous warmth to it.
    Love the background and the sweet birdie.

  2. I am really enjoying your installments of Linda's tags! Love the use of fabric! Another beautiful card! Happy Weekend!

  3. Wonderful and original take on Linda's original Jenny, specially love the tones of red and green you have used here and well done for catching up so fast!

  4. What a gorgeous plaid background you have created with the patterned paper. I'm very impressed. And your evergreen trees came fantastic. They look sensational here. And the cardinal is wonderful too - is he cut from canvas? Another fabulous make, Jenny!


  5. I love this, especially the mix of the plaid and the spots on the papers and the cardinal sitting at the bottom, a great balance. A fabulous take on Linda's tag! X

  6. Another gorgeous make ...I am still playing catch up but we will get there xx hugs x

  7. This is gorgeous. I love how you accomplished the tartan on your card...and the canvas cardinal is great!

    Great take on Linda's tag.

  8. You really have done a brilliant job creating the 'Wendy' plaid, it looks fantastic. I love the addition of the little cardinal and your touches of lace are gorgeous. Another beautiful card which really appeals to my Scottish roots. Hugs, Anne x

  9. So beautiful--what a wonderful set of cards you will have made.

    Love Chrissie x

  10. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful
    Love everything about this beautiful creation
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Patricia xxx

  11. A wonderful card take on Linda's tag Jenny. The colours are just fabulous for the season and I agree with Anne it has a lovely Scottish feel about it! Have a great weekend.

  12. Superb design and work Jenny. Love the 25 aperture - the gloss looks fab. Nicola x

  13. Jenny...I'm in love! You've captured the most amazing earthy textures with the best combination of colors as well. This is truly festive and fills me with inspiration to look at! You are such a talented and wonderfully creative crafter. :)
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx
    Now I'm off to see more of your makes!

  14. Wow Jenny another fabulous card. The plaid background you created is brilliant and works so well with all the other elements you have included. A brilliant make.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  15. Oh Jenny, I just had to come back to say thank you so much for making me the lucky owner of this stunning card!!! It arrived today and I LOVE it!! Thank you also for the sweet message inside! I have truly loved following your blog this year and look forward to another year of your stunning creations!

  16. Loving this plaid look very much. Reminds me of my own Highland home :o) x

  17. Jenny - how do you do it kid? You hit the jackpot every single time. Beautiful card and I do love the muted browns and reds.
    Happy Holidays!!

  18. This one made me titter Jenny the cardinal at the bottom looks as if he has lost something and is looking for it.

    Such a stunner of a card with amazing colours.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  19. Yummy... full-on tartan this time, and beautifully done. Am going to have to persevere with trying to get those trees on ebay - I love them; and the lace off-cuts are a wonderful finishing touch.
    Alison x

  20. You've created a fabulous plaid background, love the colours.
    Avril xx


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