Sunday 5 January 2014

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas #12

Yay I’ve made all 12 of the Funkie Junkie tags this year and made myself a card for each one. All the other 11 have been given out so this constitutes my first Christmas card for 2014 (never been known before lol).
Please pop over to Linda's post to see her fabulous inspirational tag.
I have used all of Linda’s techniques and her design but my stamps and some embellishments are different. I just loved the gold and white look and this became the main inspiration for making this card. I got stuck trying to put it together and had to walk away from it but I am quite pleased with the final outcome now it is finished.
My starting point was with this fabulous Tim Holtz blueprint snowflake, embossed with gold EP.
I then stamped the sentiment and added the gold stars and had the same problem Linda had with heating the gold EP on the wet modelling paste, only mine bubbled far too much and looked really ugly. So in the bin it went and started again only this time I sprinkled the gold EP on the paste and then let it dry for a couple of hours, this time I was happy with it. This was the point when I got stuck and couldn’t see where I was going, so I left it overnight.
The next morning I started by making the shabby bow and finding something textural to go underneath it. I don’t have the snowflake strip die so I punched some small snowflakes out of gold paper and stated to place them on.
What next I thought? So I turned my attention to the edges and blended antique linen DI and then added some Stampendous aged gold embossing enamel around the edges, starting by heating it from underneath and then just finishing it off from the top once it had started to melt.
So far, so good, but what to put in the top right hand corner? I remembered some wooden hearts I’ve got in my Christmas box, so I continued to develop the heart and snowflake theme and added  Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel to it. The photos really don’t pick up the gorgeous sparkle it has. I found a gold bell to add to the bow and eh voila it’s done.
Well I’ve only got one more to make now. Don’t forget 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 has extended 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.

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Unknown said...

Wow love this, so clean and simple but elegant. xxx

Margreet said...

This is beautiful again Brenda...I love your bow...have a good Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Astrid Maclean said...

Love how this came together in the end Brenda, well worth leaving it overnight! The idea of the little snowflakes was very clever and looks just perfect with the other elements. The white and gold theme is so lovely too, now you just need to remember where you are going to leave this lol, so you can find it next year... :) (I'm guessing being an organised person though, you will!)

Jane said...

Well done Brenda a lovely card number 12, the gold and white looks so classy. I know what you mean about getting lost....a leave over night is always the trick I choose too and it usually Works! I'm so looking forward to the 23rd....not long now, hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, and I am speechless that you have started on your 2014 cards, wow! Glad you had such fun with the challenge! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

I would never think to put white and gold together but they look amazing! Love the way you did the edges and love the whole layout. Well done for having a Christmas card in your 2014 box already too! Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Brenda! I love the white & gold embossing!
Happy Sunday!
Alison xxx

Kim x said...

This is just stunning. Walking away from a project is often a very good thing I find, you seem to come back full of wonderful new ideas.
I really must try to follow this challenge in 2014.
hugs Kimx

Deborah said...

I am doubly impressed, Brenda. A stunningly beautiful card (gold and white looks lovely) *and* an early start to your 2014 Christmas cards. Fab!

Suzi B said...

Love the gold and white theme. it came together beautifully.
Suzi b x

Ink Art Designs said... made it!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Bren, glad you got them all finished. First for 2014? You've beaten me, lol. Chris xxx

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful card, such lovely colours
Really like the snowflake stamps and stars on you first Christmas card for 2014,

Jools x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful card, such lovely colours
Really like the snowflake stamps and stars on you first Christmas card for 2014,

Jools x

Gram's Treasures said...

Very nice. All that gold against the white is quite stunning! Beautifully done.
Joyce xx

Nan G said...

What a beauty! Love the splattered embossing around the edges!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's a wonderful card and great colors. Love the use of the golden embossing powder.

Words and Pictures said...

So elegant and glamorous - a fabulous take on Tag 12, Brenda.

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
Alison xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love the gold! The stars are fab too...gorgeous make!

Gio said...

This is truly lovely, Brenda. And it shows all your care for details, that makes every one of your piece unique.

I wish you a very happy 2014, and full of inspiring and beautiful art!

froebelsternchen said...

oh this looks so special BEAUTIFUL!!!

I love those goldembossed dripping...
Fantastic Brenda!



505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Oh, I LOVE this card! I agree with you, the white and gold are perfect together. The star and the shabby chic bow really caught my eye.

Good luck with the challenge!


Dagmar said...

This is gorgeous - so glamorous!!!

Cocofolies said...

What a gorgeous card once again, this is so beautiful!! Hugs, Coco xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely stunning, Brenda. Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card,

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the gold on white looks fantastic. Hope you don't forget where you put this card.
Yvonne x

Jay H said...

Your gold and white card actually took my breath away. It was an "Awwwwww" moment. Very beautiful. Great technique.

Terry said...

Brenda, this is one gorgeous card! I love all that classy gold and that star is amazing! Love how you walked away and it all came together so perfectly! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

Sandy said...

One fabulous Christmas card for 2014 -- now if you just don't forget where you have stashed it for next Christmas!!! I would do that - I would put it away for safe keeping and then forget where I put it.
Looking forwards to seeing more pictures of your grand kids!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful - you know how much I love this colour palette, I do like neutrals and perfectly embellished.
Brenda, I need to take a leaf out of your book and start NOW as I cannot have a repeat of Christmas 2013!

craftimamma said...

This card is exceptionally classy with the cream and gold colour theme. I love the shabby chic bow and the beautiful sparkly star.

Lesley Xx

Candy C said...

Hi Brenda. I am loving your card! The white and gold color theme with the black sentiment popping through is very striking and elegant! The gold stars really look good...especially after the pain staking efforts you did to make them come out so beautifully. Funny how you also just sort of work as you go on a project. I think that is the most fun way to do it! You never know what you're going to get until it's done! Love the shabby bow and bell. So cute and a great addition to the card. The embossing enamel around some of the edges also looks very cool. I like that random, bubbly splattered effect. <3 Candy

nefertiti said...

Always lovely Brenda, always wonderful!!!! bizz