18 November 2012

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2012

 Hi everyone, hope you're having a lovely Sunday and here in the south east of England the weather is nice and sunny!

Last year I joined in with Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas, managed to get them all done BEFORE Christmas :-) for once and used them all on my Christmas presents which is a big success. I wanted to do it again this year but of course TH has changed the format of the 12 tags this year and was thinking about how I would do it when found out that Linda, the funkie junkie from the Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring her own twelve tags of Christmas. The challenges started in September and run until 17th December with lovely prizes to be won for entering a tag for all the weeks. I'm on a major catch up with them but have managed to make seven so far which I'll be sharing over the next week or two.

For this first tag I was inspired to use TH's marbling technique that Linda used for her background as I didn't have great success with this previously. It came out better this time and changed my colours to blue tones with rust coloured accents from the rusty metal heart, the ribbon that I dyed to match with distress stains and the TH ideology washers and brads. Inspired from Linda's as well as the background and the heart I went with stars and the numbers which I covered in silver stickles, wings cut with a Magnolia DooHickey wing die from fabric and the glittered background stamping where I used a large TH flourish stamp, heat and bond powder and Stampendous glitter.


So my tag is similar but different to Linda's and I love all the sparkle and knew who's present this would go on before it was finished :).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

20 comments:

Riet said...

So gorgeous tag Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris you never cease to amaze this s a really lovely Tag and its even better because its Blue! Hugs Jo xx

Sasha said...

WOW! Your tag is sparkletacular Chris! Fabulous detail and texture...as always! :) x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh WOW!! This is wonderful Chris. I love the colours and and textures. The sparkle gives it a really magical feel.

Sue

Tine said...

Hi Chris. It is lovely & sunny in the north-west of England too - quite a frost first thing this morning to scrape off the car's windscreen!
Fab sparkle on your tag & well done at aiming to get the full set of 12 done before Christmas.
Tine :)

Ria Gall said...

Hi Chris
This is a lovely tag the colours and the use of stickles gives it a lovely shimmering christmas feel.
Ria

Anesha said...

Really lovely tag, great colours and textures.

Fiona said...

Super tag Chris and lovely unusual colours. Good luck with finishing thm all before xmas. Love the new blog header and glad to see you got Jack & Jill in.

Lau W said...

Wonderful tag ! Love all sparkles !
xxx

Kelly Neis said...

This is gorgeous, I love soft and elegant mixed with rustic and bold. Your background turned out perfect and I love the edges of the tag and heart. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Hugs

whyducks said...

Very cute tag Chris

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Chris. Grey, wet and miserable in Dublin alas so your gorgeous sparkling tag looks all the better my dear! Especially love the edging around the heart and tag itself. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Priss - Chris, this is another endearing Southern term. As you will realize over time, I will be using several of these kinds of names with you. They are all meant with a great deal of love. Your tag is gorgeous -- hmmm - I think I should know as I am looking at it right now. If anyone could catch up I know that you can!!! Linda is one of my most favorite artists and I love her store. You two would make a fabulous team that's for sure!!!!! Chris your tag is beautiful. What did you use for the little bronze dots around the tag? I love the texture and the transparency for the wings. Perfectly beautiful!!
sandy

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, your tag is absolutely stunningly gorgeous!! I love the blue background, the stars, the heart, but most of all those sparkles around the heart and the tag, you have managed to make them look like beautiful diamonds - wow, now that really is the bling factor. LOVE it. Hugs, Anne x

Christina C. said...

Your tag is spectacular, Chris! Love all the elements on this gorgeous creation!!!

Faye said...

Chris this is a fab tag. I have a soft spot for stars. Love the colours. X

Delphine said...

Oh your tag is gorgeous, Chris!!! Silver, blue, white... I just love your colours! Beautiful details and I love all the sparkle! Hugs Delphine xx

Anita Houston said...

WOWZER...love all this bling!!! The rusty metal bits really give this an amazing contrast! Gorgeous!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hello Chris and welcome to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style! I'm thrilled to have you playing along with us this year. Your tag is lovely! I think your blue marbled stains BG came out fantastic - LOVE all the sparkle and those wings - oh my, they are sensational. Are they die cut from crinoline? Just a beautiful piece of work.

Again, welcome to the challenge. Hope you will be able to complete all 12. Looking forward to seeing more!

Hugs,
Linda

Kjersti said...

Love your tags Chris, they are all gorgeous!
Hugs Kjersti:)