Monday, 19 November 2012

12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style tag 8 & 9

Finally managed to do my next two tags for the 12 tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. I was running two tags behind and I know that today Linda, also known as the Funkie Junkie, will be posting number 10.

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Well, now for my tags, here is no 8
Of course like usual mine is totally different, but there are a few similarities that I used as inspiration from Linda's tag: A Santa stamp on the right (mine is a Crafty Secrets stamp), the Season's Greetings sentiment on the left, a strip of hessian/burlap at the bottom and a big flower, plus some background stamping. You can see Linda's original tag here:
I made my flower using a Rose Creations die from Spellbinders

My Santa image was coloured with a mix of Distress Inks and Inktense pencils and cut with another Spellbinders die
And now for tag #9
Again, mine is very different but I stuck with the star and button theme and also added a gingham ribbon, with a ticket stuck behind. You can see the original here
I had great fun creating the background with a mix of acrylic paints, crackle medium, embossing powders, Distress Stickles and my heat-gun. The stars are grunge board which I treated in a similar way to make them look old and rusty. The ticket is a Tim Holtz stamp and the buttons I have had in my stash since forever and I was so pleased to finally use them.
Here are some close ups still:


Well I hope you like my tags. I have greatly enjoyed making them and can't wait for Linda's next tag to appear later today....

31 comments:

  1. they are both truly lovely and an absolute inspiration

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  2. These tags are amazing, love every detail, Astrid

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  3. Beide Tags sind wunderschön, ob es der rostig wirkende Hintergrund mit den Sternen oder der Weihnachtsmann in seinem wunderbaren Rahmen mit der schönen Blume ist, jedes Stück ein Highlight, Astrid!

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  4. They're gorgeous, Astrid! I love your version of 8, with the rich ruby reds of the ribbon and flower against that beautiful vintage sepia; and 9 is fabulous - the texture on those hanging stars as well as in the background is yummy!
    Alison x

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  5. Two beautifully textured tags and loving your designs. xx

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  6. Hello Astrid
    I love your interpretation of the Tags, you say they are very different but I can recognise what has inspired you. The first Tag has the feel of Antiquity, which is difficult to create, but you have it all going on here;it is really beautiful.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  7. Beautiful work....gorgeous wee accents & the distress/vintage look is perfect:):):)

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  8. Love your versions Astrid (no surprise there then!) It's amazing how we are all doing such diverse tags based on the same things - that's the beauty of individual imaginations I guess. Looking forward to see what you do for no. 10 now. Hugs, Buttons x

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  9. sooo Vintage, they look great. xxxx

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  10. Astrid these are both just stunning! I have to admit, both these tags stumped me with what to do and mine are very different from Linda's as well. I love that we all see something different in them and that is what inspires us on our journey! Again, yummy tags hun!

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  11. OMG OMG OMG Astrid these are pure heaven ... so in love with them all. you should do this style more often it is divine xxooxo

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  12. Oh my, these are both fantastic, Astrid. The Santa and frame on #8 is so delicate and lovely, the flower is wonderful and I love the deep garnet seambinding bow. And I am positively drooling over #9. Your background is incredible and the stars and gingham give it such a wonderful vintage country appeal.

    Thank you for sharing these beauties with us in the 12 tags challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  13. As usual you have created such beautiful little works of art.

    I think I have finally gotten to number 5...just have not posted.

    I am so far behind.....lol

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  14. Wow Astrid your Tags are a fest.
    The second one is my favorite.
    I love the rusty old style.
    Awesome work.
    xoxo

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  15. Wow, Astrid, they are wonderful,
    and your number two, so gorgeous, with all the background work you have done. I love that rusty look and the feeling of metal-the stars are magical. So very fantastic!
    Hugs and a happy day to you.
    xo,Dorthe

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  16. Hi Astrid, both gorgeous and stunning tags, love them both, love the textures and rich tones of no.9 an the fab gingham bow. xx

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  17. Absolutely stunning work again Astrid. How I would just love to be a little fly and sit on your wall for a couple of days, while you´re working, so I can learn all these awesome skills. Everything is so beautiful.

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  18. Stunning tags! ... I love the santa image ... so pretty

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  19. I love your tags. They're beautiful, your interpretation of the design is always something special.

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  20. HEJ ASTRID,
    JUST TO TELL YOU, THAT YOUR DIE-POST IS NOT TO BE SEEN - NOTHING THERE!!!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  21. Ohh arrhhh Astrid, tag #9 is just exquisite. The texture/mediums and 'appearance' are amazing. It looks rustic and almost metal in a way. Love the top one too, and all the stamps, etc you used.

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  22. great tags love the texures too..fab makes trace x

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  23. Wow Astrid! I can't believe I own this tag. It is adorable and i will treasure it forever.

    Can't wait to use the napkins and I will send you something I make with them.

    Lots of love, Amber xox

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