Friday 3 January 2014

The Funkie Junkie Bonus Tag #1

I loved Linda’s Thank You tag when I saw it and had it open on the computer when I started making this tag card. I shall be very specific in how Linda’s fabulous creation inspired me because this went off at a completely different tangent, I was just so keen to experiment again with Wendy Vecchi’s ‘clearly for art’ and Tim’s frosted film combination (as shown on Tim’s tag for December 2013), that this ended up nothing like Linda's BUT it is not only the frosted film that I like, it is also the distress stains, one of Tim’s stencils for the background; making this a thank you card, using the industrious sticker borders and the ‘hello friend’ stamp - quite a few of the things that came from Linda's original.

The background was made with tarnished brass and bundled sage by dipping the tag into them on the craft mat, then I used scattered straw DI with the cargo stencil and bundled sage DI with the harlequin stencil and finished off with some flicks and bottle top stamping with walnut stain DI. Later I added the stamped pen nibs in iced spruce but mow when I look at the card I think I over did it a bit.
The border sticker has treasure gold blended over it.
I love this feather, I used the writing desk die and cut it using the frosted film/clearly for art mix.
You can see the dimension of it here and the way it curls after it had been heated and shaped.
I again used my little trick of scratching into the film to achieve the texture I was looking for and I blended over watering can and coffee archival inks. I also added some antique linen distress paint to create some additional feathered looks and a sharpie pen drawn on and wiped off quickly down the spine to create the more used and aged look.
The ink bottle was cut from back corrugated card and when I went to split it the top piece came off in one piece so I decided to use it on its own. I painted on some antique linen distress paint to try and show some light shining on the glass, I added one of Tim’s vial labels and wrote ‘Thank You’ with a calligraphy pen. I then covered the bottle with glossy accents - in hindsight I should have covered the whole thing before I added the label, but you know what they say – hindsight is a wonderful thing.
The nibs were cut from some off cuts of the film left from the feather, covered with treasure gold and edged with coffee archival, the sharpie pen again achieves a little of that aged look.
Here is the Friend label made exactly as Linda did but I used gold embossing powder.
I used the tag to make a tall card, I added some tattered seam binding dyed with iced spruce DI and I think one of my aims for 2014 has to be to use up more of the large number of 12 x 12 paper pads I have.

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 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.

I’ve still got tag #12 and one more bonus tag to do and I will have completed the course, nearly there.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Redanne said...

This is fabulous Brenda, I love how you used the CFA/FF for the feather, it looks so realistic. I don't think there is too much on this at all, I think it is perfectly balanced - and totally gorgeous! Hugs, Anne x

2amscrapper said...

Wow, Brenda! I read every bit of your post! What a wonderful art process and great finished tag!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag Brenda! Love all the details. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

fantastic Brenda!

Kath Stewart said...

Love how you used Clearly For Art and Frosted Film for the feather and I'll stealing that fabulous little texture trick...well done on your December 12 Tags win...enjoy xxx

Terry said...

Brenda, just love this! The background (and don't laugh, but that is the stencil I am using as I did not buy the clock and my tag is making it onto a card) and inking perfection is gorgeous! Now that feather is over the top clever! Stunning again! Hugs!

Daniele said...

so loving all these arty tags, love te feather so effective
hugs and best wishes

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love love the feather on this piece Brenda, the CFA/FF works beautifully as does the backdrop. Loving the addition of the industrial trim at the bottom too. Tracy x

Margreet said...

Brilliant tag with so many details! Enjoy your weekend....hope the weather isn't too bad at you!
xxx Margreet

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
Happy New Year, you have designed a Tag and made a beautiful card. In my book there is no over doing, if you are in the flow and you went off on a tangent then you were enjoying the process of creativity, your result is unique and the effect on the onlooker is a Wow! I love the Bg and your elements, and you know it is always a positive when we see in our own work how we could improve. This is great work as always.
Looking forward to 2014 with you.

Glennis F said...

Love all the details on your tag Brenda, the feather is just brilliant

Joanna Wiƛniewska said...

Beautiful card. Love the feather and 'thank you'. I like the background too.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, LOVE the way the feather turned out, it looks so realistic!! The scratching trick is brilliant!! The whole tag / card is fabulous, but the feather is the bit that really sticks out for me, fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! I love that feather!
Alison xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Your feather looks so real! Great tag, just wonderful! Happy New Year!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, have been having a catch up on posts I have missed recently, all inspiring.
p.s. Hope you have a good 2014.

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda...absolutely brilliant! I especially looove the feather. You have made it look so real, and light!
Dot x

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. I just love everything about it. Hugs Rita xxxx

Candy C said...

Brenda...your Tim tags are awesome. For some reason, I'm not getting your blog feeds but I hopped on over today and and finding all of this goodness! Love the one with the ink bottle and feather pen. So cool! Your New Years tag is also beautifully done. The one before that with the purple flower and leaves...oh my goodness! Another beauty. Your Finnabair journal is also really cool. Love the green, brown and black and white interiors. Your blog is just full of beautiful art that I've missed out on for a while. Love it all! <3 Candy

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I absolutely adore this tag - the colour palette and that stunning feather. I have a soft spot for ink bottles, unfortunately no quill rather a fountain pen and this makes me want to pick up pen and write notations in a beautiful journal - a gorgeous feel to this tag.
Oops - that should be Happy New Year (Belated) Wishes to you and your family. Here's to 2014 being kind to Becca.

Jenny Marples said...

Crikey Brenda, this is utterly inspired! LOVE the feather and writing ephemera, love the background, love it all. Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a gorgeous tag, love the look of the feather.

Barb Cady said...

This is so so clever! I love especially the nibs and the feather! Totally brilliant. X

PetraB said...

Terrific tag. My favourite element is definitely the feather.

Marci said...

Beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to use the FF/CFA for the feather or the nibs, so thank you for the idea. They are just stunning and I have that die! The rest is gorgeous, also.

Sandy said...

What can I say that hasn't been said. Brenda your card is fabulous - I love your feather - It looks real!
Beautifully done - unique and gorgeous!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! This is brilliant!! I've come to you from Astrid Maclean's blog and I am so glad I did. Your art is fantastic!! Loooove this tag card ... that feather is awesome!!! Love your creations so much that I've become a follower. Looking forward to seeing many more of your wonderful projects!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is brilliant! Love the feather and those pen nibs look amazing too! A gorgeous tag x hugs x trace x

Karin said...

Wow this looks beautifil!
Happy new year!
Groetjes karin

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Brenda and love the effect. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year and all the best
x catherine

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love this Brenda! The background is just amazing and the feather - just stunning. Just a gorgeous card x

Martina said...

What a beautiful tag! Love it!
Dear Brenda, I hope you spent the festive season well? I wish you and your families a healthy and happy New Year.
If you want, then have a look over at my blog. Because there is something to win :-)

1CardCreator said...

OOH I love this, the feather is fabulous! Love all the details you put into making this perfect! ~Diane

trisha too said...

The background was beautiful enough by itself, but you took it all the way with all those gorgeous details--oh that feather is fab!!!

Happy New Year to you, Brenda!


Unknown said...

Fabulous card Brenda, the feather does look amazing. I love the calligraphy written sentiment too !
Sue C x

Gina said...

Your awesome skills know no bounds!!!!! Is that feather a die cut or cut by hand? it is just gorgeous! :D XXX

Words and Pictures said...

A fantastic background and the FF feather looks completely stunning - an absolute joy of a tag, Brenda - wow!!
Alison xx

Jools Robertson said...

Wow! What a wonderful tag!!
Love the colours so fresh and the fabulous feather is amazing

Jools x

Cocofolies said...

WOW, This is a fabulous tag!!!! Awe Brenda, every detail is so truly gorgeous, I love your feather really amazing. A wonderful start of the year! Hugs Coco xx

Marjie Kemper said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! Love the way you've done the feather and thanks for the tip on those stickers fitting the inkwell... love it!

craftimamma said...

Fantastic tag/card Brenda and that feather is amazing. I love the background too.

Lesley Xx

nefertiti said...

Wow! fantastic tag Brenda!!!!!