Everyone is welcome to join in with The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas challenge. It closes on 21st December by which time you need to have submitted all 12 creations using Linda's tags for inspiration. You can make anything at all. The full rules are over on her blog here . Linda offers 3 very generous prizes of gift vouchers to spend in her terrific on line shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Do have a look at the link here . I am choosing to make 12 Christmas cards instead of tags.
I was inspired this week by the holly....I love holly, it really is the most festive of plants. I thought that the grungy/Gothic effect Linda created using extra embossing was great so I decided to add that to my card. I also love the little bit of red she used and decided to try to incorporate that too. She also used vellum again and that was my choice to mount my sentiment on.
I know you all enjoy seeing my process so here goes. First I blended some festive coloured Distress inks onto my backing card. I am still just managing to work in my garden studio so the photos are a little dark as they were taken on my work bench.
I also added a swoosh of antiqued bronze DP and sprayed with water.
Next I got out my Holly Bough stencil
I used my Gothic stencil again to add some texture
So then it was time to put on my creative hat...................and this is what I came up with.
The sentiment is Lili of the Valley and I mounted it on a piece of the vellum I made for my #9 Funkie Junkie card. I also edged the card with bronze DP...this is so much more sparkling in real life. Here is a close up of all those textures.
The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #10
Frilly and funkie A vintage holiday
Country View Crafts nostalgic Christmas to me holly is such a nostalgic part of my Christmas, I always have some in my house.
Noor! Design UK Merry Christmas
Whimsy Inspirations anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday Holiday cards
Simon says stamp Wednesday Christmas/ holidays
We do doobadoo get festive
Penny Black and More Special occasions mine is of course...Christmas
Cheery Lynn red and green
I hope you all enjoying your weekend? The countdown to Christmas is ticking along now.........just
18 days to go. Our tree was delivered yesterday and we really hope to get the chance today to get it inside and decorated.
Bye for now,