Sunday, 2 December 2012

Funkie Junkie Tag 2 - Metal Tag

Hello Friends and Fellow Santa's Helpers!

I am back with another Tag for the Funky Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge.  Here is Linda's Tag 2 which is the inspiration for us this time round......

Isn't it fabulous!!  Here is mine....

A bit of a manly and metallic tag this time using metal foil tape as the background and giving it a look of rivets and things.  The metal was inked with Alcoholic inks and then rubbed with wire wool.  You have NO idea how much I dislike the feel of wire wool.  You may recall this is Tim Holtz' technique for his September Tag.

This ticket I printed out a few years ago when my friend was in my craft is her stamp.  I remembered it was in the bottom of my Snippet tin.  The Santa was coloured in using Distress Marker pens and a water brush.  The Snowflakes are from a grungeboard set by Mr Holtz and the gears were cut using grungeboard and a TH die, coloured with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain DI and embossed with Rusty Hinge Distress Embossing powder.  The top one was painted with Acrylic dabber paint.
A few little Idealogy gears, some glitter (it is Christmas after all) and some tinsel and hey presto one tag.  I may just use this idea for my Brother's Christmas card!
Thanks for calling by and don't forget you can still join in with the Challenge which is being sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  




butterfly said...

I love your take on number 2, with that wonderful Father Christmas taking centre-stage - or centre-cog, anyway! Fabulous masculine, metallic look to it.

Don't go out of your way to the Range just for those frames I used - I'm sorry to say they were selling them off a couple of months ago; wouldn't want you to have a wasted 80 mile journey!!
Alison xx

Kate said...

Love how you used Santa in the center of that cog! Fabulous with that background. I agree with you about that steel wool...feels weird in your hand.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I have been putting all my tags left over from last year onto cards this weekend (I made 18 cards in a morning! who would have thought I would have had that many Christmas tags left over from 2011!). I still havent joined in with the FJ challenge - not sure I will now - where has the time gone???

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wow - coggy happiness! Lovely! And I think you're right . . . this leans towards masculine!

Happy Monday!

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Fabulous Sam and perfect for a chap. I hate wire wool too - sorta makes your teeth itch, ack!

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Wow - just realised you changed your header and have some little wisps of snow falling - cool!!!

Have you lost a follower BTW? Not me I hasten to add. Hugs, Di xx

Terry said...

Hettie, This is a great take on Linda's tag! Love the metal background and manly feel! Santa is just so jolly! Have fun!

Elizabeth said...

Love both tags, Sam, and yours is one that would be perfect to give to a man but I'm sure there are plenty females that would like it too :) Your blog makeover is fabulous ... cheerfully Christmassy and you've even got a little snowfall going on too. Elizabeth xx

scrappymo! said...

First of all when did you change your blog...It looks GREAT! So Christmasy!
Don't know if that is a word but it looks great.
Your tag is fabulous. What a wonderful masculine feel to it. That Santa image is my all time favourite. When i see any image similar to that face in the stores, i am drawn to them like a magnet!
Love all the cogs and textured andaged metallic feel to this tag.
Your brother is a lucky guy!

scrappymo! said...

Me again...don't worry, I may bore you to tears with pictures of my Christmas decorating. It is such an effort to get it done this year that I am planning to get every ounc of fun out of the process...oh yes, sharing the joyful bits, I will be doing.

Li'l Pidge said...

Lovely tag, and yes, you need a bit of glitter at this time of year!!


Mrs A. said...

I like your cogs the mostest. I'm still tempted to join in on this after all its only the 3rd today so take that from 17th and you got 14 = 2 weeks!!!! Loadsa time so I will start next week. Hugs Mrs A.

karen said...

Manly, yes, but I like it too! Sorry couldn't resist, lol! Tjose cogs look just like rusty metal, amazing effect!
xoxo Karen

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your riveted metal background came out terrific (well worth the trauma of using wire wool). I really like that you made it blue - makes it look very Christmas-y. That's a terrific vintage Santa image too. Super work on Tag #2!