Thursday, 2 January 2014

Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 9

Hello there Peeps

I have now got up to no. 9 of the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Hurrah!!  This Challenge is sponsored by Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Still three more and two bonus tags to do - eek!  Where did the time go?

Click HERE to see Linda's tag inspiration and here is mine......

From Linda's tag I took the colours, the stamping on the plain tag with a snowflake stamp (free from Craft Stamper some time ago) before adding a mix of distress inks (Chipped Sapphire, Broken China and Blue Jeans which I dabbed onto my craftsheet and then added water before dipping the tag in.  I didn't feel there was enough depth so I spritzed a little Stream Colourwash which I was happy with.  Whilst I had the Colourwash out I sprayed some Prima flowers (VOS) which were a wishy washy grey/lilac colour and then added some silver embossing powder and embossed them.  I wish you could see them IRL as they look better than the photographs.
I also took the Snowflake and Heart theme.  Anyone who knows me will know that I have a collection of hearts in my kitchen.  I cut some Spellbinders snowflakes in different sizes using white cardstock and silver glittered cardstock.  I also cut a silver heart using a Sizzix die.  I layered the snowflakes with blue twine (VOS) and added some TH leaves which I embossed with silver embossing powder in several layers before adding some MS glitter whilst the powder was still molten.
Sorry about the photography.  I had to use the flash as the mornings are too dark  The red background is the Christmas runner on the bay window.  Some of the snowflakes are looking a little pink because of red background.  I assure you they are white.

A silver star and diamante pins through the top of the heart snowflake, some Czech ribbon tied with sheer ribbon and blue twine and my tag was finished.  

I hope you like it.  I can see some of these ideas being transferred onto cards next Christmas.  

Thanks for calling by.  I am just going to pop this over to the Snippets Playground as the cardstock used for snowflakes, leaves and glitter stock were all from my Snippets Box.



Belinda Basson said...

I love the colours you did this in and the sparkle is just perfect. I am off to my desk to finish prototypes for class.

Irene said...

Hello Sam, I love your little tag it's stunning. Your attention to details are amazing and your embellishments gorgeous.

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lots of work and it's paid off . . . this is an absolutely delightful tag Sam.

Happy Friday . . . nearly the weekend. Hurrah!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bonnie said...

Love all these gorgeous blues and the combination of snowflakes and heart!

kay said...

Lovely tag x

Di said...

Oh you clever little sausage Sam! a perfect tag - I love it! So schparkly and all that beautiful detail.

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! Love all the sparkle and shimmer! You always take such care to be really creative with your tags...and it shows in the finished product!

I will try to remember to glitter while the embossing powder is molten! Brilliant idea.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational depth to this tag, Sam. I love that rich blue green color palette, love the embossing and the large snowflakes are such a fantastic embellishment. Love your take on Tag #9. So happy you were able to play along with me tho year!