Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Funkie Junkie Tag 1 - SSS

Hello Friends

Do you remember a short while ago I told you about a challenge I had discovered by the lovely Linda Coughlin over at the Funkie Junkie Blog (click HERE for more deets)?  Well if you recall Linda was already up to Tag 9 so I had some catching up to do.  So where better to start but at Tag 1?  (Linda is up to Tag 11 so I need to get on with them!)  So here goes....

Here is Linda's piece first (a stunner if I might say so Linda!)...

Well here is my take on Linda's tag....

As I have mentioned before I don't do Stars but I do do Hearts.  

Some close ups and some details.  Tag was cut with SU Vanilla cardstock using my TH die.  The tag was swooshed with Picket Fence and Bronze Distress Stains.  I stamped my TH flourish stamp on the top right using some Ferro paint mixed with some puff paint, however, I think my stamp had mostly Ferro paint on it! Love the shimmer on it though.  
The Angel wings I have had for years and years and.....(you get the idea), the button came from a button stall at the NEC (I have the card somewhere if you really want to know the supplier.  Just add it in the comments and I will dig it out for you).  I could have spent hours and a small fortune at that stall as they were all wooden and in any shape or form you could think of.  Expect to see a few more as this wasn't the only one I bought!  The Burlap (string in the UK) came from Funkie Junkie shop (love it).  The "25" and the two larger hearts were cut using Sizzix and TH dies using a wrap from Coffee 1.   The two smaller hearts were cut from Snippets of card and covered with TH Tissue Tape. 

At the bottom left of the tag I used a stencil and the puffed paint and Ferro mixture, heated it with the heat gun, painted over the top with Fresco paint (Vintage Lace), then I stamped over the top with the bronze DS using my TH flourish stamp again, and I stamped over the two smaller hearts at the same time.  I got my Treasured Gold wax and brushed over the top of the raised parts as well as the 25 and hearts.  I distressed the edges, wrote out the sentiment on Snippets and added the lace, bells and burlap.

You have until 17th December to catch up with all 12 tags and there is a chance to win a prize  from the sponsor Funkie Junkie  Love their goodies and to be honest, postage was not an awful lot in the context of things and pretty quick to the UK (8 days from order to parcel!).

Hope you like!

I am now entering this into the following challenges:-

Funkie Junkie - Tag 1
Simon Says Stamp - Project with a Heart
Rudolph Day - Christmas 
Snippets - Using Snippets

Thanks for calling by and please leave me a comment.  Don't forget it is not too late to join in with these 12 Tags of Christmas with Linda.  There is a prize too, as well as some beautiful tags to look at.  Click HERE to get to Tag 1, from where you can view the others.




Twiglet said...

Beautiful little tag - always so much detail in the gorgeous things you do. x Jo

lisa said...

It's a gorgeous tag. Sam I love the little bird house tucked up in those hearts. I bet your girls would be happy living it that.
Good Luck catching up with the rest of the tags, can't wait to see the results.
hugs Lisax

butterfly said...

Well there you go... great minds clearly think alike! I love your take on Linda's number 1 (I agree, a genius tag!)... Your corrugated hearts and numbers are lovely, as are the snowflake ones, and that little button house is utterly delightful! What a lovely sentiment too...
Alison x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Fabulous tag .. .. found the heart(s) straight away LOL!!!

Loving all the texture and that cute button!!

Great snippet transformation.

Love Jules xx

p.s. Dont worry .. .. Miss Di hasn't sussed out the mulled wine meeting place/stash yet!!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Sam . . .playing catch up. Just loving this amazingly detailed tag full of hearts. Sweet words to.

Thanks for this second entry to my challenge. You after that wax kit too? LOL!

Sarn xxx

Kathleen said...

Wow, stunning tag.

Kath x

Kate said...

I really like how you used the corrigated cardboard. I don't do stars either. Love the hearts though. Glad your playing along with the challenge. It will be fun to see your take on all the tags!

Di said...

Wow Sam, this is just fabulous. Ha, I'd never really thought about it before but hearts win over stars every time for me too. So much lovely work here, as always! Hugs, Di (aka the Mulled Wine Cop!!) xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is totally super, Samantha! Your hearts are wonderful - I really love the ones with the snowflakes stamped on them. And that wooden button is totally fabulous - what a perfect embellishment for this tag! Thanks for the kind words about my shop - so happy to have you playing along with us.


Mrs A. said...

Love your take on the tag. so much detail packed into a small space. (Can you come and pack my holiday suitcase for me next year?) Tempted to join in but do I have enough time. Gotta get on with the staging in the middle of the pond for the christmas concert for the old folks. (Miss can't find fault with that can she!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Tracey said...

Fabulous tag Sam! LOVE your take on it! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous job you did on this. Your tag has so much of great detail on it. That button is spectacular...I would have been drooling at that stall for a hour or so!
Love the corrugated...especially the numbers. great font there!
The hearts are perfect!
Love it!