Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Elegance

Hello, everyone!  I know you're all very busy right now, so I really appreciate you stopping by to see my next project in the Twelve Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  Hosted by Linda Coughlin and sponsored by her wonderful shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique, you can find all the details of the challenge here.

Linda's tag for the 9th week of the challenge was so beautiful and elegant.  I loved the black and gold combination.  I'm a real traditionalist with most things, and especially the holidays, but I do like to shake things up a bit within a traditional style.  Here is what I took as inspiration from Linda's tag.

I started with my usual 5x7" watercolor paper and painted it with Black Soot DP.  Once it dried I used a Prima stencil and embossing ink to make the corner decoration.  I embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I then used another piece of watercolor paper and stamped the sentiment in embossing ink and used the same embossing powder.  I fussy cut it and used foam tape to apply it to the page. The edges of the page were embossed also.  The white poinsettia was in my stash.   Here are some details.

I think this is such an elegant combination.  I was so thrilled when I saw Linda's tag because a few days before I had thought about doing a black and gold tag!!  As I mentioned to Linda in an email, sometime serendipity can be found everywhere! 
Thank you so much for visiting with me.  We're almost at the end of this challenge even though I'm behind in my posting.  I hope all your holiday plans are moving along smoothly.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the season!


  1. this is really a stand out one Maryanne! I love the elegance of the flower with the richness of gold stencil

  2. Awesome tag Maryanne,
    Wow I missed the first eight weeks of this challenge already. I really need to check the blogs more often. I hope your Holiday Season is going well and that you have a joyous Christmas.

  3. Exquisite, Maryanne! Your black and gold combination is beautiful. I absolutely LOVE that Prima stencil and am delighted to see it used here with the gold embossing. And you really made your poinsettia special by adding the tiny gold beads. Another wonderful page for your collection.


  4. Wonderful tag Maryanne, love the gorgeous flower on the top and the textures in the background, - great colours too! A fab interpretation of the original!!

  5. I love those colours - the tag is beautiful and elegant - and I just love that little poinsettia flower too.


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