6 December 2012

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2012 - Tag 4

Hi everyone, hope the week is going well for you, mine took a lovely turn yesterday when I found that my Cabinet Cards from a couple of weeks ago had been featured by Tim Holtz on his blogworth holiday links post, very excited needless to say :D but what I really wanted to say is a big thank you to all who left such lovely comments on that post, they were very much appreciated.

So today I'm back with tag 4 for the Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas 2012 which is kindly hosted by Linda and her Funkie Junkie Boutique. There's still time to join in although Linda has posted all twelve tags now she's kindly allowed until the 17th December for them all to be posted to her blog.  

I loved Linda's tag for week 4 and took inspiration from the colours, chose a similar layout and elements but different to suit the things I had on hand.

I chose an Artistic Stamper large gingham check stamp for the background and inked it with gathered twigs distress ink and I really like how it looks so I'll be using it again. My tag is cut with the Tim Holtz Tag and bookplate die from Ranger card and I embossed red card same as Linda but I used Core'dinations kraft core with a small star embossing folder by Craft Creations. The music stamp is Tim Holtz, the 24 numbers and the heart Tim Holtz movers and shakers dies and the little poinsettia cut from kraft glassine is a Magnolia DooHickey die. The holly leaves are a Woodware punch with green bazzil card and the heart was cut from recycled corrugated card. 

I added pearls, a metal sentiment embellishment, gingham ribbon and a rusty bell tied with twine to finish off. This is one of my favourites of the tags so far, I'm really enjoying making them and will be back soon with tag 5. Enjoy your day. 


Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi lovely,
No wonder he loved your Cabinet cards!
He's got good taste xx
Your tag is wonderful, your work always wows me, and I so love to see it ;)
I adore the glassine DooHickey flower!!
Lots of very lovely textures on this beauty.
Love, Mel. xxx

Fiona said...

Love this one Chris.

Redanne said...

This is a wonderful take on the tag, I love the colours you have chosen and that gingham background stamp is fabulous, I can see why you want to use it again. The flower is a stunner too. Hugs, Anne x

Lou said...

Hi! wow Chris how lovely for you and your creations are always gorgeous**so worthy :))))
This one is very lovely too,gorgeous design and colours.
hugs Lou.xxxx

Christina C. said...

Such a gorgeous tag, Chris! Your work is always phenomenal and always has a definite "WOW" factor! Love visiting your blog!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag , real rustic charm to this, love the gingham and gorgeous glassine flower. The JOY is very striking. Tracy x

Kelly Neis said...

I love this one as well, I love the background stamp and the page of musical notes. Your little touches like the sign on the heart ad the snow, red pearls and embossing are lovely. I am going to Pin this one too!
Hugs Kelly

Anita Houston said...

So pinned this! That plaid background is amazing!

Riet said...

So gorgeous tag Chris.

Hugs Riet.

Laura said...

What an awesome tag, Chris!

Hugs, Laura

Danielle said...

OH! I love how you made this beautiful flower with glassine paper, so perfect with the vintage look about your tag!wonderful elements as always, so nicely put together. Awesome and very inspiring Chris. Hugs.

Sasha said...

Fabulous tag, Chris. Lots of lovely texture and I love your glassine poinsettia x

Delphine said...

Such a gorgeous tag, Chris! I love your gingham background, no - I love everything, all the elements go so well together! And big congratulations for being featured by Tim Holtz, so very well deserved!!! Hugs Delphine xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooh, this came out sensational - LOVE the brown gingham and the sanded red kraft core with the embossed stars. And your kraft glassine flower is wonderful too! I'm so delighted to have you joining in the fun with us this year at the 12 tags challenge!