Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Snowy, Starry Night
Hello all! Thank you for your fabulous feedback for my final PaperArtsy makes... and if you missed all the fun, I'd love it if you had a moment to catch up. You'll find all the links you need here.
I'm here with another creation inspired by the 12 Tags of Christmas created by the wonderful Linda Coughlin, the Funkie Junkie herself. The challenge has been going for weeks, but I'm only just now getting a chance to play.
10 of the 12 tags are up and ready for us to play with, there are two more to come, and we have until 22nd December to get them all done. This is my third creation, so it'll be full Funkie steam ahead here at Words and Pictures over the next couple of weeks.
You'll find all the details here, along with Tag 1 (though you can create any kind of project, as long as it's inspired by Linda's tags), and the prize is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, so it's well worth getting your act in gear!!
This is my version of Tag 2 (yeah, I'm leaping around a bit in terms of what order I do them in). You can check out Linda's beautiful original here. I've not wandered far from the path... though my background has more Pumice Stone than Frayed Burlap (a colour I've never got on with very well).
I absolutely love the cabin in the snowy woods, from the Artistic Outpost Midwinter plate. And since I'm on the AO team (alongside Linda!), I thought I'd go for making this tag an AO affair. So my additional stamping is all Artistic Outpost too...
The words from my all-time favourite Christmas Carol - In the Bleak Midwinter (but it must be this version by Darke, not the Holst) - are from the Midwinter plate too (obviously, now I think about it). I suppose it's no accident that in my favourite carol, the words are by a poet I love, Christina Rossetti.
Lots of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls seems to have got itself into the mix just here!
The pine cones and smaller snowflakes are from the same set...
... while the larger snowflakes and the little "joyeux noel" greeting are from Snowy Woods (probably my desert island Christmas stamp set).
I loved the stamped triple embossing Linda used on her little deer, but (not having the deer) I used a little wooden tree ornament from Kik (Czech cheapy shop that I've mentioned before - a bit like Poundstretcher or Woolworths).
In the absence of the large stars, I decided to use some more of my little wooden Studio Calico ones. You saw them in their naked state here, but this time I've added Rock Candy Dry Glitter (following Linda's lead) over a coat of white chalk ink.
They're a bit small for stamping on though!
Absolutely loved dyeing the cheesecloth, so much so that I used it in two places on the tag.
I added some Frantage Aged Gold embossing powder around the top, to echo the tree below. Love how it's caught in the fraying fabric.
I also love that you can see the mesh behind the tree, through the little laser cut decoration.
And the linen ribbon is just lovely stuff.
Thank you, Linda, for another gorgeous piece of inspiration... I had so much fun playing with this one.
Three down, nine to go...
I'd like to enter this as my Tag 2 in The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
And with that shimmering shower of stars, I'd like to pop it in over at Live and Love Crafts, where the December challenge is Stardust.
She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stone amphitheatre, with the sky's starry vault overhead, and simply listen to the great silence around her.
From Momo, by Michael Ende