Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas #8

Still catching up but staying in sight so to speak, thank goodness. Tag #8 of Linda’s gorgeous set can be found on her blog The Funkie Junkie.
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The inspiration for my card comes from several ideas of Linda’s. Firstly using the Damask Background technique shown by Tammy Tutterow on one of her Tuesday Tutorial posts (Tammy has lots of wonderful inspiration to share every week – so worth a look if you haven’t seen her work). The other inspiration came from using a Santa image for the card, snowflakes and rusty bells, I rusted these weeks ago and this is the first time I’ve used some of them.
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The top border is a Marianne icicles die and I have edged them with walnut stain and covered them (and nearly everything else lol) with Antiquities Frosted Crystal, it is an almost clear embossing powder but has that faint vintage sparkle to it …..
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… which hopefully you can see better in this next photograph.
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Santa was inked up with Vermillion and Black Archival inks, starting with the red so that there is no contamination of colours on the pads.
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A few snowflakes and some washi tape to finish it off.
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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 have just found some of the cards I made last year that didn’t get sent out so I now have a box full this year to use. The most ahead I have ever been.

Hope you are able to crack on with preparations, I am going to get some presents wrapped soon so that when the tree and decorations go up I will be almost ready.

Have fun.

hugs {brenda} x0x

29 comments:

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous! Love all of the red and the different techniques. Nice change from looking out my window at all that white!
Joyce xx

Rita said...

Fantastic card Brenda. This year I'm a bit behind, but hopefully after next week I can have a catch up. Hugs Rita xxx.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wondeful and happy card Brenda..I love the rusty bells!

Shirley Chillman said...

He is just like Mr Santa should look like Brenda, jolly and very rotund. Great card.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Santa card, love it
luv
Debby

Glennis said...

Love your Santa card - good luck with the preparations, I am struggling to get through my list!

Amanda said...

Great card Brenda loving the retro feel of this one
Love
Amanda x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, and the rusty bells give it a great touch. Good that you already have your cards, I still need to get some done! Hugs, Valerie

Jane said...

Your rusty touches with the red works so well Brenda, you are really catching up with the challenge and so ahead with you cards, what a lucky find that box was. He 's such a happy jolly santa stamp. I am really behind with my Christmas prep this year but I think having Daisy as a distraction is wonderful! Hugs xx

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful Brenda! I love the way you inked the Santa! He looks so vintage and suits this tag so well.

inkypinkycraft said...

Another gorgeous one! I a, going to try and do them ...and follow in your talented steps and do some arts xwe will see if I have time x :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Another brilliant card inspired by Linda Brenda, wonderful adaption of the gorgeous techniques! Love how the Santa came out with that black and vermilion, such a lovely red that!

Dawn C said...

Fabulous card, love all the techniques Brenda x

Chris Warner said...

A fabulous card Bren, absolutely epitomizes Christmas! Chris xxx

Meggymay said...

Love the jolly Santa image, its a beautiful seasonal card.
Yvonne

Deborah said...

Gotta love those rusty bells! Fab card, Brenda.

Paper Profusion said...

Brilliant card Brenda with a lovely jolly Santa. Love the red you've used. Nicola x

Netty said...

terrific fun card, and loving the rusty bells, Annette x

Daniele said...

loving ths rustic style crimbo card, love the rusty bells
hugs

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! xxx

Redanne said...

A really beautiful and inspired card Brenda. Love the rusted bells and the Antiquities looks amazing, it looks almost wet. Santa is fantastic too. Hugs, Anne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

He is fabulously jolly!
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

Ho, ho, ho!!! Santa and his rusty bells are superb Brenda! Love this. Jenny x

Jools Robertson said...

A lovely vintage feel, love the Santa and the icicles and embellishment are beautiful

Hugs

Jools x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is fantastic! Love the icicles and your oh-so-jolly guy.

butterfly said...

Delicious take on Number 8 - just posted my no.8 too... only problem is it's only my second one!!

Love the bright and cheery red, and the icicles are a great touch.
Alison xx

baileyrosy.com said...

What a jolly Santa ! Love the rich colours and the rusty bells.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful take on Linda's tag. Love the color scheme and the Santa image.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so totally festive, Brenda. I love that you did your background in red - it came out fantastic! And I love the way your Santa turned out too - looks great edged in the black. So glad you are hanging in there with us for week #8!

Hugs,
Linda