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.

If you don't know what I am talking about, you can check it out HERE. There is still time to play and one lucky person is in with a chance to win a fab prize sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!

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....


PetraB said...

they are both truly lovely and an absolute inspiration

Rosie said...

These tags are amazing, love every detail, Astrid

Bärbel said...

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!

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tags.

butterfly said...

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

Helen Hapsi said...

...amazing, as always!!

Netty said...

Two beautifully textured tags and loving your designs. xx

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Gorgeous tags!

Scrumplescrunch said...

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.

Lizzy Hill said...

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

Jenny Marples said...

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

Wendy L said...

sooo Vintage, they look great. xxxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

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!

Heather Jacob said...

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

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

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!


Unknown said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Dorthe said...

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.

Ephemera said...

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

Maryann Laursen said...

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.

Unknown said...

beautiful ;0)

annemarks said...

gorgeous work :)

Ros Crawford said...

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

marda said...

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

Dorthe said...


Paula Whittaker said...

super tags

Her Art Nest said...

OMG--Gorgeous tags!

Unknown said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tags!

Inkypinkycraft said...

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

Unknown said...

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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