Thursday, 26 December 2013
A Golden Noel
Hello all... hope you are enjoying the festivities.
As very much a 12 Day celebrator, my
Christmas is far from over. In fact, after a very quiet (lovely!!) Christmas Day, today is the noisy day of present opening and big dinner when my brother and his family will be coming.
Since I'll be out of action for another couple of days, I thought I'd grab the chance this morning to share another Funkie Junkie tag with you.
I'm getting there with the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style, and looking forward to seeing the bonuses Linda is offering. For all the details, have a look here.
This is my take on Linda's Number 3, a pretty close casing of the tag - as you'll see if you click the link - though I don't have the Mini version of those stamps, so my images are all in "close-up", rather larger than Linda's.
And this tag certainly has music in it for me... this wonderful carol went round and round in my head as I was making it.
I started out golden-toned inks, including Wild Honey, and some Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone, but really wasn't getting on with the look until I added some Rusty Hinge, which gave me a burnished look which I rather like.
I don't have the gold embossing paste, so I went for the Aged Gold Frantage for my textured stars, applied to embossing ink through the Tim Holtz star stencil...
... and added some to the edges top and bottom too, as well of course as doing some inky stencilling through the mask.
Love the angel - it's her first time out of the packet...
... as it is for the Wise Men.
And I was lucky enough to get the Vintage Noel die in the recent Sizzix Mega Sale (insane reductions), so I was delighted to be able to play with it here. (There may be some others under the tree this afternoon!!)
This also got a layer of Aged Gold Frantage, but then I wanted to tie it in with the Rusty Hinge I'd used, so I added some Copper Kettle embossing powder to the edges to get that burnished look on the lettering too.
I outlined it with a Sepia Pitt Penn to give it a little more definition against the background.
The seam binding had been dyed with tea/coffee, and I added some Rusty Hinge and Tarnished Brass Distress Stains to the mix, as well as a brush of Black Soot, and that was the topping.
So, as I say, a pretty close casing of Linda's tag, in a colour palette that took me out of my comfort zone... but in the sunshine, I'm almost convinced!!
Thanks to Linda for another fabulous bit of inspiration. I hope I'm on track to get all the tags done and qualify for the prize draw sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The details about the new deadline are here. If you've got time on your hands, you could still make it!!
I'd like to enter this as Tag 3 in the Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas
And also as my final Anything Goes entry this month into the Stampotique Designers Challenge
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.