Sunday, 16 December 2012

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 10 - Vintage

Hello Friends

Time is getting closer to the Big Day and also the deadline for Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge!  It is just as well I joined in this year with Sandra's Rudolph Day every month as I would normally be panicking now trying to get Christmas cards made.  However, I do have some cards to make but just the Family cards and I have until Christmas Eve to get those complete!

So here is Linda's Tag 10 for the 12 Tags of Christmas... 

I loved this tag as soon as I saw it as it reminds me of a quilt I made some years ago and no doubt it will be hanging up again by the end of this week.  It is a red brick quilt with "snow" on the top and I made it to represent the Chimney that Santa will be coming down!  I also love the Vintage image on the bauble but I had a stamp crying out to be inked up for this.  Here is mine.......
Again I have made the tag with SU Vanilla cardstock and TH die.  I have used the TH Embossing folder of brick using Red Brick Distress Ink and I edged it with Vintage Photo DI.  I don't own the "snow" folder but I improvised by cutting some out on the Silhouette and covering it with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  Before attaching any of the embellishments to the tag I gave it a spritz of Perfect Pearls mist in Forever Red.  

The two boys image is from Artistic Outpost and was stamped in Coffee Archival Ink.  The coloured parts were coloured with Copics and the buttons have had a little Glossy Accents on them to make them stand out.  The background to the image and the Holly leaves is a Snippet of paper that I was playing with when I first had Alcohol Inks and was experimenting with cartridge paper.  The stamped image on there is Hero Arts Holly.  Once I had joined these two pieces I Cropadiled a hole and added a little burlap.
The Merry Christmas piece is a K&Co chipboard piece.  I decided to use some Rosettes that I had made for another project rather than a Poinsettia just because I liked the look and the shimmering of Perfect Pearls on there.  The ribbon behind the Rosette flower was given to me by a Lovely Lady.  To cut the Holly leaves, I had a little brainwave.  None of my stamp Holly leaves were big enough but I remembered I had a holly cookie cutter, so I inked it with ink, "stamped" the reverse of the paper, cleaned the cookie cutter straight away and then trimmed the image, making the spikes more spikey!!

So again, thanks to Linda for giving me the chance to make this tag and for the wonderful inspiration.  Also, thanks to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring the Challenge.  I am also entering this piece into the CC101 Challenge for "Vintage", as well as the Playground for the Snippets used.

Right, Tag No 11 needs to be done today, whilst helping Hubby with the bathroom job!  I cannot wait for that to be done so I can light the fire!!

Thanks for calling by.  See ya later!



Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab tag . . .hope your bathroom is sorted!

Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

Fabulous - love the rich red of the brickwork and the vivid pops of colour on the image and rosette! Lovely improvisation on the icicles, they look great, as does the fab green trim at the top - great take on number 10... Fingers crossed for the last two (I have just finished my last one, but going to wait for daylight to photograph it!).
Alison xx

scrappymo! said... have been very busy! I love the brick with the snow does look like a chimney. The image is great and the holly idea was so smart!

you are doing a great job on these tags.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - love the colours and the chimney!

Samantha Elliott said...

Yes I have been busy haven't I? Last one to finish now!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oohh, love that Artistic Outpost image - it is so perfect for this tag. And brilliant work with the holly leaf cookie cutter! Your bricks and icicles are perfect. Another super tag, Sam! Thanks so much for joining in.


Di said...

Anuvver beauty! Love the image stamp you used - and the little bit of fibre behind the rosette looks just right :) Hugs, Di xx

Kate said...

BeaUtiful take on this take! Love the brick. And your little kids and rosette tie it together nicely.