Monday, November 18, 2013

Tag Number 5

Hi everyone!  Thank you for stopping by today.  I'm caught up with the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style which is exciting!  Today I have number 5 to show you.  I'm sure you know by now that Linda from the Funkie Junkie blog is hosting this challenge which is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I've been having so much fun making these tags.  Here is my version of tag 5.

You can see Linda's tag here.   You'll see that my inspiration was the framed Santa.  I just loved that and I have just gotten TH ornate frame die.   I really wanted to use it and some of the new Antique Linen Distress Glitter and this tag was the perfect opportunity.  I used Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint for the background and then stamped some holly with Mowed Lawn.  I cut the frame out of card stock and inked it with the Antique Linen DI.  Then used Glossy Accents and applied the glitter.  I love this glitter.  It looks very vintage.  I then used the center oval of the frame as a template for the watercolor of Santa.  I cut it out of watercolor paper and stamped the Santa image.  It's a Tim Holtz stamp but I don't remember which one.  I then used a water pen and ink pads to watercolor the image.  I love that technique.  I glued the oval down and the frame  around it. 
Using water color paper again, I stamped the Happy Holidays greeting using Vermillion Archival Ink.  I had the vintage looking candy canes in my stash and I  attached those with Glossy Accents and made a ribbon bow to glue in the middle. 
I really like this tag.  It's very cheery and I love the red and green with the Santa watercolor.  Here are some close ups.

There you have it!  I hope you have a wonderful day.  Thanks again for stopping by. 


  1. Wow Maryanne,, gorgeous! Love how you have coloured the Santa and the frame looks fantastic! Great take on Linda's original!

  2. That distressed look on the card is awesome - LOVE it

  3. Hi Maryanne! This is so beautiful. I just love Santa's smiling face! Your tag is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for helping to put me in the holiday spirit!!!

  4. Tag #5 came out fabulous, Maryanne. The colors are gorgeous and so is Santa. The ornate frame looks so beautiful with the distress glitter (I am so loving the distress glitter!). Those pipe cleaner style candy canes are so cool and the perfect finisher. Great to have you back for week #5.


  5. Another wonderful tag's just beautiful and I love the background colour

    TFS Annie x


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