Saturday 9 November 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #3

Catching up again and here is my card for the #3 challenge at the Funkie Junkie. I have taken several things as inspiration for my card - stars, using a stencil and the fabulous 3 wise men stamp.
Dimensional stars were created using Tim’s stencil and some texture paste and left to dry. I used the star stencil again with distress ink swiping some frayed burlap on my craft mat, spritzing it with water and dipping the stencil in it and ‘stamping’ onto the card. I also used the blending tool to create frayed burlap stars as well.
The raised stars were covered with treasure gold, but they didn’t show up enough so I spritzed them with watermelon glimmer mist and dried it then painted them  with some gold acrylic paint. I love the pinky brown watery effects that appeared on my card.
I used Tim’s tattered banners strip die, dipping one of the largest ones in some frayed burlap misted with crème de cocoa glimmer mist and edged with walnut stain and finished off with two of the stamps from Mini Holidays 4.
Linda has the full details of this challenge on her tag 1 post but in essence make a tag or card etc. and take something as inspiration from Linda’s tag for your own make, link this up to her post and enter all 12 challenges by December 22nd to be eligible for the draw. Linda is very generous with her prizes so you could win a $50 or $25 voucher to her on-line store ‘The Funkie Junkie Boutique’ and even get 10% discount over January 2014.
I haven't added lots of embellishments as the idea is to be able to put some of my handmade cards in the post and of course they need to be flat!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is going well. It's stopped raining here but the skies are still very grey and heavy and the temperature is definitely going down. I did a bit more Christmas shopping this morning, I'm definitely getting in the mood - are you?

hugs {brenda} x0x


Lynn Stevens said...

Brenda , I love how you used the texture paste to give your card dimension. It came out beautifully!
Even better with no embellishments makes it easier for mailing!

Thanks for entering my giveaway.
Hugs Lynn

scrappymo! said...

The texture paste is amazing on this!
Love the religious aspect of your card...I have a similar stamp and will try to cut some stars our to make a stencil...this could be a perfect card for my family members who do not consider that they have received a Christmas card unless it has a religious aspect!

Love that it will make it through the post...I have to concentrate on that right now as all my bulky, hand delivered list is finished!

PS,,,,Your inky blending is fabulous. Off to finish the last 6 challenges!

Deborah said...

Oooh, love the dimensional stars on this - makes a really great background for the kings (but how do they know which one to follow? lol)

sally said...

Had a play last month with homemade embossing paste, what fun & this lovely Christmas card has reminded me to make some more and get crafting :-) I love the 3 kings stamp tho mine is the full size one, I must use it more often!


craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous texture Brenda and I agree the 3 wise men stamp is awesome. Love that sentiment scroll too. I'm off Christmas shopping with my best buddie on Thursday..I'm writing that list as we speak. Only 46 days to go..hugs Jane xx

Annie said...

Stunning detail on your gorgeous Christmas card Brenda.

The stars are wonderful and the stamp is on my wish list

Hugs Annie x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
This is such a traditional and beautiful Christmas card in design, the addition of the TP just adds that extra interest.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Brenda, love the stars.

Kathyk said...

Super duper project, love that textured area and your splendid colour choices - perfect for the project

Happy Sunday, Brenda


Suzi B said...

I love the atmosphere of this card. The three wise men riding over sand dunes under a starry sky :))
Suzi B xx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Bren and a lovely example of mixing vintage and contemporary designs together. Love it. Chris xxx

Joan said...

Fabulous Brenda , this is how I think of Christmas cards, something with real meaning . I love your textured stars, I'm off to try and make myself a stencil !


Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, I think this is my favourite so far, the stars are fabulous and the blend of colours you have achieved is wonderful. Really gorgeous! Hugs, Anne x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful background effects, its a fantastic card.

Words and Pictures said...

I love that starry texture so beautifully gilded (layers of sparkle - we like that!), and the lovely inky splatters. Gorgeous card... I still aim to join in, but it's looking more and more remote!!
Alison xx

Unknown said...

Hello stranger lol. Gorgeous card with lots of techniques & textures Brenda x

Gram's Treasures said...

Wonderful card, Brenda. Love the colour mixing and those stars. Works perfectly with that stamped image. Have a great weekend.
Joyce xx

Terry said...

Love the dimension and all that texture! Pretty Christmas card, Brenda! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Margreet said...

Love how you put the card together, we had a blue sky and lovely weather...we spent our day on a racecircuit, looking at the pre-prologue of was super to see those big trucks on a circuit (our daughter and SIL2be are officials on all kinds of races).
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Jools Robertson said...

Gorgeous colour and subtle water colour effects around the stars
The scroll with the greeting is lovely


Jools x

froebelsternchen said...

oh WOW this is absolut gorgeous Brenda .. I love all abou it!


Karin said...

gorgeous, love the stars!
Groetjes Karin

Cocofolies said...

Great Christmas card, I love all these stars and the main stamped image ! I'm in the mood of Christmas too now, but really stressed since I miss time to do everything and all my Christmas makes !!! Please Brenda do not mind if in the weeks to come I will be less present on your blog... I will catch up later as much as possible, you know how I love your works in all their fabulous details. Hugs, Coco xx

hazel said...

I love everything about your card Brenda - it's beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Candy C said...

Brenda...I love your Christmas card! The tattered banner in the center with "Merry Christmas" on it looks so great! I love the soft creams and light sepia tones of your card. The black stamping really pops on it. Your textured stars mixed with the stamped ones really look wonderful and so fitting for the three wise
men they follow the star. :) <3 Candy

Sandy said...

Fancy and yet simple - I do love this card Brenda and the stars are wonderful. Now I am singing "We three kins of orient are - bearing gifts we traverse afar." I will probably sing it all day long now but that's okay because Christmas music is my favorite!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A great atmospheric card, the stencilling is so perfect! Chrisx

Gio said...

A brownish, vintage Christmas card, how do you make always original cards, even with the most used theme? Brava!

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, diese Karte ist ein Meisterwerk. Diese herrlichen Sterne und die Farben.
Die ist so fantastisch, mir fehlen die Worte.
Einfach wunderschön.

Sophie xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love the textured background.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, this is glorious, Brenda. I absolutely love the combination of stars. And what a beautiful background. Stunning take on tag #3. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Hugs, Linda

craftimamma said...

What a gorgeous background Brenda and I love the banner! Wonderful card altogether.

Lesley Xx

Jenny Marples said...

Glory only knows how I missed this one Brenda! Love the way you've echoed those paste stars with the inked ones and stamped the wise men over the top. Gorgeous. Jenny x