Saturday, 30 November 2013
Hello all. I'm feeling pretty merry: two Funkie Junkie inspired posts in a week... I might manage the whole 12 Tags of Christmas yet!
But, in a move that could cause chaos (only for me, it's okay), I've leapt out of order. I did my Number 1, and now this is my version of Number 8.
This could mean I end up with three of one and none of some others, unless I keep a very tight rein on things. But this was the one that caught my attention next, so I yielded to temptation.
It runs pretty close to Linda's original, but I've used Artistic Outpost stamps to create mine.
If you haven't yet joined in, there is still time. This is only my second piece, and we have until 22nd December to get them all done. The competition details are all here with Tag 1, and there are prizes sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique (well worth a visit anyway if you've never been - lots of AO stamps, quite apart from all the other lovely stuff).
So, I did the background pretty much following Linda's instructions - but my snowflakes are from Snowy Woods (the large ones) and Sleigh Ride (the small ones).
My Father Christmas (from Snowy Woods again) is stamped on book paper with a wash of Vanilla Fresco paint over it.
The sentiment is also from Snowy Woods, with a little touch of the fir branch from the same set.
I don't have a snowflake die or punch, though I'm sorely tempted by the one Linda used, so I used some little Studio Calico wooden stars to add interest.
I loved the touch of the little rusty bell, so I added one of my own, tied with fine twine.
And the same twine fastens the very subtly inked seam binding at the top.
Somehow it needed a bit more length, so I decided to use the Vintage Lace Decorative Strip Die on another book page and inked that to add to the foot of the tag.
And we're done!
I'm entering this as Tag 8 in the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique
A merry heart doeth good like medicine.