Hello! I hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend and this week has been a relaxing one as we head into the New Year’s weekend. Just in the nick of time I finished up the 12 Tags of Christmas – Funkie Junkie Style! The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique and while there is only a little bit of time left, you can join in the challenge. The rules can be found on Linda’s blog for Week #1’s tag.
Linda’s #12 tag used her favorite color – red. But for me, her tag inspired me to use trees and snow and something that reminded me of the silvery images of tinsel. My mother used to get the skeins of tinsel and threw it on the tree in handfuls! As we had a husky who loved to wag her tail as she walked by the tree, you can imagine the strains of tinsel were all over the house. I also decided that I was going to use whatever I could find on my craft table. Lucky for me there were various bits and pieces of scrap paper, a tag I used to play around with colors of Distress Ink, a package of felt pompoms, watercolor paper, green paper, bits and bobs of the Tim Holtz Christmas paper, some glitter paper (my tinsel) and three metal snowflakes. I even found a typed token that would go with the tag.
The tag started with a piece of tissue paper from when I was wrapping presents on Christmas Eve. It had this grey marble effect and I knew I wanted to use it so I saved a piece and tossed it on my craft room table. Bingo! I had my background. Wintery clouds have that greyish tinge to them and so I figured it was great. Once I covered the tag I knew that I wanted to do an outdoor type scene. So, I grabbed the green paper I had on my desk (I think it is Peeled Paint and Forest Moss) and used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tree Line Thinlit to create the trees. I grabbed the Tim Holtz Snow Globe Thinlit for the buildings and mountains. The snow line is from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlit Home for the Holidays. I then put it all together and even managed to find some ribbon for the top!
I have enjoyed working on this year’s 12 tags of Christmas – Funkie Junkie Style. I hope everyone has a lovely, safe New Year! Best wishes to everyone for a healthy, creative, crafty kind of 2018!