Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Funkie Junkie Bonus Tag #2

Before I show my tag(s) I want to say a huge thank you to Linda from the Funkie Junkie for organising this great seasonal challenge and for providing us with such fabulous inspirational tags to work with. I seem to have lost the ‘need’ to join in general challenges but I really enjoy looking at a project  (like Linda and Tim Holtz provide), reading how it is made taking it apart in my head and then using it as a creative starting point to make my own piece of art. Sometimes I ‘case’ the ideas and design, other times I go completely off at a tangent but whatever the outcome I have enjoyed the process and learnt something about the art or myself.
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I love the snow flurries on the edge die, I only bought mine this year, so when Linda used it on her last tag I knew I wanted to use it too. I started with that as my main inspiration but also her larger tag, making mine into a match book thank you card. Like Linda I used some embossing paste through a stencil and the marbling technique using distress stains.
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This project also gave me another opportunity to use the clearly for art and frosted film combination and I heated the snow flurries border after I had blended distress paint over it to create some fabulous wintry dimension.
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Like Linda I also used some small snowflake stamps and embossed them in silver both on the outside …..
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……. and on the inside.
I also used Tim’s simple sayings, stamping two of them in pine needles DI and covering them with silver EP which created this fabulous look.
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I cut up a size 8 tag to create the mini one to sit in the pocket.......
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...... and am keeping the card closed with a couple of TH mini paper clips.

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.

That's it I have now completed all 14 and have loved the whole experience. Thanks again Linda you have  given me lots of inspiration and it's been such a pleasure joining you on this journey.

I shall be away from my work desk now for nearly two weeks, but I hope to be creating and making as I am staying with my sister. AS long as the lap top allows me to do what I need I shall be around.

Dream your artistic dream.


hugs {brenda} xox

29 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Wow! Another winner. Love the texture and murky blues. The colours are like the ocean!

Buttons said...

I totally agree with your initial statement - don't Linda and Tim's challenges really give you something to get your teeth into creatively.
And then on to your thank yous - well you really pulled out all the stops for these and I love them to bits.
Hope you enjoy your time at your sister's and good luck with the workshop (not that you need luck - it'll be a roaring success!) Jenny x

Jane said...

What an amazing final creation Brenda, the colours are so tranquil...gorgeous. I really want to have a play with the frosted film and art paper....they look awsome. I need to put them on my bucket list for this year. Your snowy border has so much texture to it. Enjoy your stay with your sister. Hugs xx

Annie said...

Hi Brenda x this is stunning. I love the wonderful colours and layers you have created. The on the edge die looks amazing, giving further depth.
Love the Thank You's too.....fabulous
Huge hugs Annie x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous love all the details and how you've used the embossing paste.
luv
Debby

Deborah said...

Love the matchbook with it's tag-in-tag. Have a lovely time at your sister's.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, so many details and just lovely to look at! Hugs, Valerie

Rita said...

Hi Brenda. Beautiful tag. The colours look stunning and lots of interesting textures too. Hugs Rita xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing textures and colors! masterly!

sally said...

How do you do it Brenda? You just keep amazing me with all your creations! I wish I could see this one for real in all it's textured glory :-) the only texture I'm seeing at the moment is snow up close if the dog pulls me over!!!

Sally

Redanne said...

Tis is now my favourite (both of yours and Linda's) - that snowflake border is so beautiful and I just love the folded tag idea for a thank you. Hope you have a wonderful time with your Sister. Hugs, Anne x

Terry said...

Beautiful in so many ways, Brenda! Oh how I love the icy colors and that shimmery snowflake border! I just want to touch all that texture! Have fun with Chris and a big hug to you both! XO

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. A wonderful little piece of art. So love the green colouring.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

butterfly said...

Gorgeous final piece in the challenge, Brenda - I love what you've done with the frosted film snowflakes, and the little internal tag is so cute!

Hope you have a fabulous couple of weeks!
Alison xx

Netty said...

Beautiful work as always Brenda. Have a great time with your sister, hugs Annette x

Karin said...

wow it looks fabulous and I love the colors!
Groetjes karin

Meggymay said...

Another beautiful piece Brenda.
Yvonne x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is gorgeous, I love the colours, especially of the CFA. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.

Astrid Maclean said...

Running behind myself again like usual, but here I am at last, and just as well because this is simply beautiful!! Great textures and other additions, such a beautiful interpretation of the original! Really gorgeous colours too, so fitting t the snow theme!

Barb Cady said...

This is a wonderful interpretation of Linda's tag, love the shape you have made of it, the lovely embossing and the colour you have done the snowflake die, it looks great! X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulations on crossing the finish line :)
The last piece looks fantastic. Love your snowflake border.

1CardCreator said...

These are all gorgeous and so rich with color and details. Have fun with your sister. ~Diane

Anita Houston said...

Love the shape, and the texture is sublime! Gorgeous winter feel!

nefertiti said...

great work! I love the colours and the texture and the snowflake border is beautiful!!! bizz

cheryl Baker said...

Wow this is lush hun love the textures hugs cheryl xx

Mooffie said...

Hi Brenda....Phew! Didn't think it was going to let me leave a comment! Love your tags! Way too late for me to play along, but I will make a note for next time! Hope all's well, R

Coco said...

Wow, that looks amazing, LOVE the texture and the colours of your card Brenda!!! Hugs, Coco X

Buttons said...

Back again to say I'm thrilled to bits to see your win for this. Enjoy your spending spree at the Boutique! Jenny x

Jools Robertson said...

So beautiful and such a clever design, love the colour and textures

Jools x