Monday, 1 October 2012

On Wings of Hope tag

First of all, thank you so much to all those kind people who leave such lovely comments here, it makes my day! A warm welcome to all my new followers too!
Today I am showing you a tag.
Once a week the lovely Linda from The Funky Junky is posting a tag challenge which she has named Twelve Tags of Christmas- Funky Junky Style. Obviously there is a connection to Mr TH's 12 tags of Christmas, in that Linda uses a lot of Tim Holtz products, but that's where it ends.
Here are the details of this particular challenge, copied from Linda's blog::

  • This is an inspiration challenge. Each week, I will post my tag and you will use it to be inspired to make something. You can enter any sort of craft. It can be a tag, a card, a home decor project, a scrapbook layout - your choice but please make it winter/holiday related. 
  • You must take inspiration from something on my tag and tell us in your post what inspired you. You don't have to use my style, my layout, my colors, my theme or anything except be inspired by something on my sample. Your make can be shabby, it can be grungy or it can be clean and simple. I don't mind if you CASE my work, but if you do, please give me credit. 
  • We will have 12 weekly challenges beginning today, Monday, September 17th. You can link your project using the linky provided. If you don't have a blog, you can use another hosting site such as SplitCoast Stampers or PhotoBucket, but you must link back to this challenge and tell us what inspired you. 
  • To be eligible for the drawing at the end of the 12 weeks, you must: 1) enter all 12 challenges, 2) provide a link back to this challenge and mention that it is sponsored by my store The Funkie Junkie Boutique, with a link to the boutique. 
  • All 12 challenges will remain open until December 17th. You can play any challenge up through that date. To be eligible to win, you must have submitted an entry into all 12 of these challenges by midnight Eastern Time December 17th. 
  • At the end of the 12 weeks, from the pool of players who participated in every single challenge and provided a link to the challenge on my blog and a link to my store on their post, I will draw three winners. There will be one $50 grand prize gift certificate toThe Funkie Junkie Boutique given out plus two runner up prizes of $25 gift certificates. 
Well, there you have it. I was inspired by a number of things from Linda's tag, the colours she used, the heart and wings and the use of stars. In addition I was also inspired by Alison's tag. It was on her blog that I first of all found out about this challenge and decided to play along. I used several of her techniques for creating the background to my tag.
Here are a few more pictures:

Well, Linda is on challenge 3 already, so I have some catching up to do, but it is great fun and I am going to try to do all 12 challenges!


Sylvia Blum said...

Wowzers! This is stunning and absolutely fabulous, Astrid! Looooooove your gorgeous tag!!! TFS!
Sylvia xx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, Astrid! I love your take on the tag - beautiful depth to the colours... and thank you so much for the shout-out!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

This is such a divine tag. Adore your colour choice and that beautiful texture.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I love the rich texture of your tag and it's so beautifully done!!!

Michelle Webb said...

This is so beautiful, I love the antiqueness of it all. Michelle x

Marisa Job said...

What a gorgeous tag!!! Love the details and colors!!! Great job!!

Beverly Sager said...

This is so elegant - simple yet rich. Beautiful texture!

Regina said...

A true beauty!!

Helen Hapsi said...

...this is so pretty!!!!

Paula Whittaker said...

beautifully put together tag.

Bärbel said...

Das Tag besitzt eine wunderbare Struktur und die Gestaltung sowie die Farbgebung verleihen ihm einen ganz besonderen Charme!

Gillian .... said...

Astrid this tag is stunning, I love the antique feel and all the texture, simply beautiful. xx

Unknown said...

Wauw,what a beauty,love it,

Martina said...

Bravo once again, Astrid!!! This tag is gorgeous. You`re so inspiring!

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, your tag is amazingly beautiful- what a texture, you made, love the swirl and the stars- and LOVE the message, a fabolous tag.
Wish you a beautiful evening.

craftimamma said...

Astrid this is stunning! I love all the texture and the colours are beautiful. The banner across the heart and wings is lovely too. So wish I had time to join in as this sounds like a brilliant challenge.

Lesley Xx

Jenny Marples said...

Love your version of this tag Astrid, especially the swirl on the background. Hugs, Buttons x

Netty said...

Terrific vintage tag, lots of fab glimmer and its a great design Astrid, x

Shane Pollard said...

A beautiful Christmas inspired tag Astrid.

I'm inspired every time I visit you!!!

Shane xox

Marjie Kemper said...

Stunning is right! Love this tag, Astrid. One of my fave techniques, and your colors are gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Fabulous!! I love the background. Good luck with the 12 Tags of Christmas!!

marda said...

This is I'm a fan of Funkie Junkie too, but alas just not as artistic and creative as she and you are. I keep trying, and your work gives me inspiration. I imagine all 12 of your tags will be stunning.

Sandy said...

This is a stunning and unbelievable Tag Astrid.
Absolutely great etcnique.
I love them.

EmmaT said...

wow this is stunning, i love the colours and layout

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love it love it love it!
The different brown tones, resulting from the marvellous technique, are awesome. Also the supplies makes that tag exceptional.
Hugs Anja

Tone M. said...

really beautiful tag. Simple, but gorgeous

susanne said...

I love your tag, it's beautiful...I'm so tempted to play along :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, Astrid, this is total eye candy - how beautiful it is. I love the built up tissue paper background and the wonderful warm colors. And what a lovely sentiment. I'm so excited to have you joining in the 12 Tags of Christmas fun over at The Funkie Junkie. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful art!


Kate Yetter said...

I love your tag. The colors and background are fabulous! I especially love those swirls.

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