Monday 12 November 2012

Tag 7 for Funkie Junkie

No: 7 and I am still playing catch up with Linda's challenge, plus I am away for a couple of weeks soon, so I hope I can get all 12 done. Yep just checked the closing date which is the 17th December, that means I stand a good chance of finishing them all in time – got to keep motivated.

I used Linda's tag for inspiration and I have tried the 'crumpled kraft suede' technique by the guru, himself, Tim Holtz, and I have to say I shall be doing this one again, but trying different colours. The texture and feel of the finished piece is amazing. I have also used snowflakes, but very different to the way Linda has, but do go across and see hers if you haven't already.

I stamped the snowflakes using picket fence distress stain, (which meets the challenge at SSSS), I die cut the pine tree and used distress embossing powders and deco-art snowtex for the snowy branches.

The lettering is all from the typeset die and I used glittery card and rubbed a little PanPastels into it.

More punched snowflakes and embellishments finished it off. The green ribbon came from Yvonne (Journey into Artistry), thank you so much Yvonne for sending it and some beautiful brads when you sent Becca's card, that is just so thoughtful and kind of you.

Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas is an inspiration challenge and there will be a winner drawn at the end of the 12 weeks for those who have entered each one. There is plenty of time to take part as each tag challenge will remain open until the 17th December, so no excuses if you miss any. The sponsor is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is Linda's fantastic on-line store where she stocks lots of fabulous products to produce vintage, shabby chic projects.

Hope you are having fun with Christmas projects. The big day is going to be upon us so quickly now.

There are some challenges I would like to enter -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stamp without ink 
Funkie Junkie - Tag 7
Joanna Sheen - Cold and Frosty
Our Creative Corner - Make your own background (my extended tag is DP but the main tag is my hand made one).
Rebel Challenge - Uncard
Alphabet Challenge - Tags
Crafts for Eternity - Terrific Tags

Better news about Becca again - her Mum stayed at the hospital with her over the weekend and took her out shopping on Saturday and Sunday. She was shattered when she got back, but that must have lifted her spirits tremendously. She gets hooked back up to her tunes at night so the freedom during the day must be wonderful for her.

Thankyou for all your support, good wishes and prayers. I am sure they are making a difference.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} xox