Friday 6 December 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #9

A totally different design from Linda’s #9 tag but here are the things I took inspiration from – a large glittered snowflake, the beautiful colours, the flowers made from the tattered pinecone die and the silver embossed sentiment.
I love the cool, frosty look to this card and started with a distress stain background using faded jeans and brushed pewter creating a wonderful marbleised and metallic effect.
I used a fabulous large snowflake stamp from Penny Black and randomly stamped over with embossing ink and covered with silver embossing powder,
I stamped the sentiment onto white card using the silver embossing powder, die-cut and inked with walnut stain and vintage photo.
The large snowflake is from a woodware die-cut set that I have had for years.
I covered it with brushed pewter distress stain and when dry with glossy accents and the fabulous pumice stone distress glitter, it really comes out like a wonderful vintage glitter effect. I love it. I think I am going to go back and add a pearl to the middle though to finish it off.
I used white card again covered with the brushed pewter stain to die-cut the tattered pinecone and make the flowers edging them with walnut stain DI. I also added some sakura pen sparkle to the petals and some frosted lace stickles.
The leaves were covered with the pumice stone glitter and I mounted it onto a kraft card again edging the background with frosted lace. I don’t think the photos do justice to all the lovely subtle sparkle on this card, but it’s really pretty irl.

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.

After I took the photos I adhered a large gem to the snowflake which added to the wintry feel of the card and then gave it to my sister who came to visit and swap Christmas presents on Sunday.

I got more cards written last night and want to get the trees in today while there is no rain or wind. Everything is winding up and getting so exciting. I just love this time of year.

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.

~Laura Ingalls Wilder

hugs {brenda} x0x


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, love the frosted look and the lovely snowflake-die you have used. Great quote, too!
Hugs, Valerie

Amanda said...

Stunning!! Love all the pewter.
Amanda x

froebelsternchen said...

simply BEAUTIFUL Brenda!

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, love the dimension and just stunning colours xtruly gorgeous x hugs x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely frosted look with those nice soft colours. It all fits together so nicely.
Joyce xx

Margreet said...

Love the frosted look of your card Brenda! Have a great weekend!

Terry said...

Very frosty and festive! I love, love, love those pinecone roses and the background is a Winter Wonderland! We are at 25 degrees F and may get some snow tomorrow! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous background as are those flowers, they are incredibly beautiful Brenda.

Jane said...

I loved making this one too Brenda. Yours is stunning, such a cool festive card. Your pinecones covered with silver are wonderful. The blues and silver are such a wonderful colourway. A really lovely take on Linda's tag. Have a super weekend xx

Theresa said...

Loving your whole series of Funkie Junkie tags. Inspiring me to try some new things. thanks as always for sharing.

Glennis F said...

I love the cool frosty look of this one Brenda

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful and elegant too Brenda! ~Diane

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and I hope you have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Dagmar said...

Your Card is so beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Brenda the gorgeous sparkly and beautiful ice colors make this one enchanting card.


Cocofolies said...

Really beautiful card Brenda, I love your subtle background and all the sparkly on it !! Have a lovely week-end, Hugs Coco xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the frosty look and super subtle colours.

Astrid Maclean said...

A beautiful card Brenda and such a gorgeous colour combination! Fabulous composition too!

Karin said...

gorgeous colorcombination, its stunning!
Groetjes Karin

Martina said...

Ohhhh Brenda , you have again made quite fantastic artwork! This creation is really adorable!

Rossella said...

This is really quite breathtaking
Rosie x

Words and Pictures said...

Really beautiful take on the tag... love that snowflake in the background, and the matting onto the kraft frames it all beautifully.
Alison x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful frosted look - lovely seasonal card, Brenda! xxx

Annie said...

wonderful background and great colours Brenda. Love those Tattered Pine cones.

Take care and best wishes

Annie x

Sandy said...

Beautiful and your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful take on Linda's tag, your flowers are amazing.

Jenny Marples said...

A beautiful version of the tag Brenda. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and it all looks so frosty. Jenny x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful, love the colours and the snowflake stamp is gorgeous


Jools x

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful, Brenda. I love the fine detail on that PB large snowflake, and the flowers are spectacular.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love the blue and pewter together - such a wonderful frosty feeling . Your background came out perfect - love the embossed snowflakes and the large glittered one. Beautiful Christmas piece to give to your sister! So glad you are still with us for Tag #9!