Thursday, 1 November 2012

12 Tags of Christmas Funky Junky Style # 7

Well another week has passed and we are now at tag number 7 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funky Junky style. Even though I was definitely inspired by the example which you can see here, mine is absolutely nothing like the original...
The main reason for that is that I simply don't own any of the products used by Linda, I could not even do the background in the same way as I don't have the ink refresher that she used to create Tim's Faux Suede effect. Nothing like being inventive however, so I just created a back ground with a similar effect, using Kraft Glasine paper. I used some of Linda's elements like the corrugated card, a deer and a Christmas cottage, but I had to make them in a different way. Her deer is a die, mine is a stamp which I cut out. I did not have a cottage stamp so I used one of Tim's seasonal Kraft resist images and hand drew over it to make the cottage become clearer. I don't have the snow flake die either, so I stamped my snowflakes with the freebie that came with this months Craft Stamper Magazine and cut that out. I put my ribbon in a similar place also, - so those were all my inspiration points. For those of you who are new to this, anyone completing all 12 tags and following Linda's other instructions, is in with a chance to win some fabulous prizes sponsored by the Funky Junky Boutique.
Here are a couple of close up pictures still:

Well, I hope you'll like my tag and I'll be back tomorrow with this week's freebie. Hope to see you then:o)


marda said...

I love your tag. I'm always impressed with Linda's creations, but I don't have any of the dies either. I CAN and HAVE ordered some from an ETSY shop. I like your inspired by versions and what you come up with to simulate those die cuts. Very ingenious.

Annie said...

Hi Astrid. Love your take on Linda's tag. Fabulous background and texture.

Hugs Annie x

Heirloom treasures said...

This is so lovely,I love the aged look.:)

Ellen said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!, love it!

Hugs and have a nice day,

Jennie Atkinson said...

A lovely tag and a great take on the original Astrid. I love the use of the Glassine Paper - I have some but apart from making a few flowers have not done much with it! So thankyou for the inspiration.

craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Astrid and well done for your use of alternative products to create your tag. It is certainly reminiscent of Linda's but you have made it all your own. Love how you brought out the cottage scene on the Kraft resist and improvised on the snowflakes. I really liked that snowflake stamp as soon as my Craft Stamper arrived. Your Kraft Glassine background is beautiful and I'll have to give this a go.

Lesley Xx

Ros Crawford said...

Great textures here ... I love that little painted scene with the house!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Design! Love your substitutes for Linda's tag. The background is gorgeous and the painted scene fab.

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful tag!! Very creative!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Hugs!!

Bärbel said...

Wunderbar, Astrid, ich liebe diesen tollen Hintergrund und die alternative Gestaltung, das Motiv mit dem kleinen Dorf ist so zauberhaft, wie ein Wintermärchen.

Vielen Dank für die lieben Kommentare auf meinem Blog.
Eine lange Umarmung.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid , your take of the original tag is wonderful. The background with the glassine paper is fantastic-also the colours you have given it-and the little village so sweetly sleeping on top of the cardboard looks so beautiful.
Your snowflakes in golden with the pearls are wonderful with the deer in the same tones.
I love your tag, the white elements gives it a more christmas like feeling.
Hugs from Dorthe

Jenny Marples said...

I can definitely see Linda's tag elements in your version. Love how you've put your own twist on it. Hugs, Buttons x

Paula J Atkinson said...

Well I love it even if you did have to improvise!

Paper Profusion said...

Super improvisation Astrid. I love that background. Nicola

butterfly said...

I love how you've improvised your way around the obstacles and come up with a beautiful tag with your signature touches of outstanding vintage ageing, gorgeous subtle colours, and delicious textures. Your hand colouring of the image is so delicately rustic - altogether: yum!
Alison x

Unknown said...

Ohhh larrhh larrhhhh.. such an amazing creation, the colours are magical (as always).... so vintage, so rustic... ;love it!

Yvonne Garner said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love it. Best wishes, Yvonne

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Yummy, yummy background and who needs all the same dies that I used anyway? Your tag came out sensational without them. It's all about inspiration, not copying anyway :)

Love that kraft glassine background - it's one of my favorites. Your vintage image is wonderful and looks terrific on the corrugated cardboard. An all-round terrific inspiration piece. Thanks so much for joining in again this week!


Unknown said...

Hi astrid, I love to see people using alternatives from stash where possible so your tag is wonderful. Love the cottage rooves.. Well done! Maddy x

Inkypinkycraft said...

a great tag and love your background! trace x

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