Monday, November 4, 2013

The Third Christmas Tag Funkie Junkie Style

Hi everyone!  I'm back with my 3rd tag for Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  Even though I'm thoroughly taken up by Fall, I've been having fun getting a head start on Christmas.  The idea that I will have 12 tags made makes me giddy with happiness :)! 

Here is my tag for week 3.

Just as a reminder, the idea behind the challenge is to be inspired by something from Linda's tag for that week.  Well, my inspiration for this tag was the stenciling and the die cut NOEL.  That is one of  my favorite Christmas dies.  I love the vintage font and I love  covering it in glitter!  It's so Victorian looking!  I cut one and made it into an ornament for our tree the year it came out.  I covered it in red glitter and attached a ribbon to the top and hung it on the tree.  I had red glitter EVERYWHERE!!!!  But, I digress.  The details on what I did.  I used a size 10 tag and inked it with Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap DI.  I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls Antique Gold spray.  I then used a music stamp to randomly stamp the background.  I used a
 Michelle Ward stencil and some Ferro Special Effects Paste to add the mini diamonds to the top and bottom of the tag.  I had never used the Special Effects Paste and I found that I really like it.  It's gritty and very stiff so there isn't a lot of running under the stencil.  It's a fun product to use.  When that was dry I stamped the word peace in black archival ink.  I then embossed the edges of the tag with Stampendous  Aged Ivory embossing enamel.  Another new to me product.  I found it at
The Queen's Ink a few weeks ago and thought it would look good on the edges of this tag.  Its an ivory embossing powder with flecks of antique gold in it.  The little flecks you see along the edge are the gold. 
I cut the Noel out of chip board and inked it with some gold ink.  I then used Ranger's Ancient Gold embossing powder on it.  I heated it a little longer than necessary to give it an antiqued look and then I inked the edges in walnut stain DI.   The picture doesn't really show the vintage look of the actual die cut.   I glued it to the middle and added a die cut leaf from an old Sizzix die.  The berries come from a little package decoration from the stash.
Here are a couple of close ups.
You can see some of the flecks of gold in the embossing paste around the edges of the tag.
The grittiness of the Special Effects Paste show up here.
Well, that's my 3rd tag.  I should have mentioned that I've also been inspired by Linda's use of sepia tones in some of her tags.  I love the sepia tones with gold for the holidays so this is my nod to that color combination.   Stop by Linda's blog and please visit her shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique, who is sponsoring this challenge.
Thank you so much for joining me today.  I love having you visit and I want to welcome all the new friends who have come over to see what's going on here. 
I hope you have a wonderful week and get to make some art!



  1. Oh wow Maryanne, this is stunning!!! Love how the word Noel came out, looks amazing, the whole tag is just gorgeous!!

  2. So pretty! I, too, am loving your sepia tones on this tag! The NOEL came out fact...evry detail is perfect, right down to the edges, and the holly, too!

  3. I love this tag! I am very into those neutrals and sepia tones for Christmas and I love how you've teamed it up with the gold. The Noel is wonderful - a gorgeous effect - I have that die but have never used it as it always looks too big whenever I get it out of the box! Same with the Boo die too, which I think I've seen you use in the past!

  4. From the first glimpse of this, I thought about how much I loved the muted colors, so I was glad to see that is where you drew your inspiration. "Non-traditional" (whatever THAT means) colors for holidays always pulls me in. The sepia tone gives this tag a "Christmas Past" feel to it. Memories.....


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