Saturday 14 December 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #10

This is my latest card based on Linda’s 12 tags of Christmas challenge and this is being entered for #10. However the deadlines for completion have been extended to January 8th (details here).

I took several parts of Linda’s tag for inspiration.
Firstly the gorgeous holly cut in cream card from Tim’s Holly Branch die then dabbed and dipped in forest moss and evergreen bough distress paint and when dry I ran them through a text embossing folder, sanded them down, inked the edges with walnut stain and added whitefire treasure gold.

The background came about by using Tim’s holly stencil that Linda also used, but I used distress inks and the wrinkle free technique before sponging evergreen bough DI through the mask, covering the whole piece.
I used an image rather than a sentiment to go behind the frame and this gorgeous one from Crafty Individuals caught my eye today. I stamped it in coffee archival and watercoloured it with distress inks.
The frame was cut from matte silver card and given a coat of tarnished brass distress ink and then covered with matte medium glue and tarnished brass distress glitter. Love how this turned out.
So here is my card after it had been put together.
I added a small red bow although I had actually cut the berries from the holly die and given them a coat of crackle paint, but they didn’t look right, so I left it simple.
The sentiment is one of my computer generated ones.
One thing I did change from the photos above was the background. It seemed a bit bright so I sprayed it with dylusions white linen to knock it back a bit and to give it more of a ‘snowy’ effect.
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 originally you had to enter all 12 challenges by December 22nd to be eligible for the draw, but Linda is extending this with two bonus round tags on the 21st and 28th December and everything now needs to be completed by the 8th January. 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 a 15% discount over January 2014.

I am just like a child running up to Christmas. I woke up at 5.30 this morning and decided to get up and make this card. What am I like???

Wishing you all a very happy weekend, it’s going to be very busy I think with preparations. I still have wrapping to do and I want to start some baking too.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Valerie-Jael said...

What are you like? I would say, just bursting with wonderful creativity - gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

Paper Profusion said...

This looks beautiful Brenda - love how you have coloured the image. Nicola x

Martina said...

You have made wonderful Christmas creations, dear Brenda! One is more beautiful than the other. Too bad that I had this year not so much free time. I wish you have a nice festive season and a nice weekend, my friend.

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, your background is just gorgeous and I love the CI image which you have coloured so beautifully. Christmas is the most magical time of year, I can totally understand your excitement! Hugs, Anne x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a sweet image and so perfect for this card. The image looks beautiful framed in the tarnished brass ornate frame (which is fabulous itself!). Your stenciled background is drop dead gorgeous too and those holly leaves - completely yummy! Such a terrific take on Tag #10!


Jane said...

Love those holly leaves Brenda....the stencilled background is gorgeous too. Great take on Linda's tag. Enjoy all your Christmas fun..I am trying to get my crackers made ;0) xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Such a sweet image Brenda, framed beautifully. I am just using the same frame, isn't it gorgeous, love your backdrop too. Hope you are enjoying the festive build up. Best wishes . Tracy x

Deborah said...

5am! Wish I had the card making mojo - mine's jetted off to the sun, I think! Your card is superb, Brenda. That image is perfect for the glittery frame.

nefertiti said...

Wonderful Christmas card Brenda!!! bizz

Sandy said...

Well I can assure you I was asleep at 5:30 this morning. I ordered that image the last time I was on your blog and loved the umbrella girls. I told you I ordered more than one stamp. Really Brenda - Your tag is gorgeous and you have taught me a lot. I just have to get busy.
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous & adorable! xxx

2amscrapper said...

wow! beautiful stamped image, fabulous frame, great leaves!

Jenny Marples said...

This is so beautiful Brenda. I love those holly leaves, the beautifully distressed background and that wonderful image. I can see why you were so keen to make it (in the dark!) No question, you had the light on for this one :) Love it. Jenny x

Cocofolies said...

I love this subtle background and your beautiful holly, and all the delicate things on it... this is a really gorgeous card Brenda!!... Wishing you a lovely day tomorrow, mine will be very busy as I'm fully occupied with my Christmas preparations now! :) Hugs, Coco xx

Anonymous said...

So many stand-out pieces such as that wonderful background and that absolutely gorgeous frame.

Gram's Treasures said...

Delightful tag, Brenda! Soon you will be all ready for Christmas.
Joyce xx

Kathyk said...

Simply glorious, loving every element


Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. I am really enjoying your journey with these 12 tags. The Holly stencil really makes this a stand out tag! I am looking forward to seeing no. 11
Dot x

Terry said...

Brenda, that is such a sweet image and beautifully displayed in the frame! Love that background! All done? I am getting there! Hopefully will finish by midweek! Hugs!

Dagmar said...

Hello Brenda, your card is beautiful - so lovely.

Suzi B said...

Fabulous, love the background, love it all actually :)
and you did this at 05.30,,, I was also up at this hour but I just sat comatose with a black coffee!
Suzi B x

Karin said...

Wow beautiful creation, love the coloring and the background looks gorgeous too!

Rossella said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love the background and the frame turned out fab
Rosie x

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning make Brenda. Love the textured leaves, image and frame. TFS and best wishes
Annie x

sally said...

Love those holly leaves :-)! I'm done for the season now, the workroom is tidied, hoovered & rather sad looking at the prospect of no activity for the next 3 months. I'll be following things from afar and commenting when I can so it's festive greetings & wishes for a healthy & happy 2014


froebelsternchen said...

oh my gosh.. amazing and festitive!

froebelsternchen said...

oh my gosh.. amazing and festitive!

Words and Pictures said...

Those holly leaves are absolutely scrumptious, and the background is gorgeous! Another wonderful take on Linda's inspiration.

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulou card Brenda, love the glitter frame. Sue C x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful vintage christmas card.
Hugs Anja

Juls said...

Fab!! Love your embossed leaves hugs Juls xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Another beauty! The leaves are my favorite part with all that gorgeous texture.

scrappymo! said...

Another wonderful the embossing folder you used on the looks fabulous.