Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas tag 2

Hello everyone and lovely to see you here.
A quick post from me today, sharing my second tag for the Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas Challenge.

I joined this challenge last year already, (it's great fun) but of course in my usual way I am way behind yet again, but I am determined to catch up. (Linda is on to tag 5 already)
You can read all about the challenge HERE. Great examples and fabulous prizes to be won, so if you don't know about this challenge yet, do check it out!

I loved Linda's second tag, you can see her original here. I was inspired by both the colours she used and some of the design elements, but because I did not have the things she used I had to adapt quite a bit.
I used Picket Fence and Frayed Burlap Distress Staines and also added some Perfect Pearls Gold powder. It all turned a bit brownish, so I added some Picket Fence Distress Paint to the centre part of the tag.
My background stamp is from La Blanche.

 The deer is from the Tim Holtz Holiday Joy stamp and die set, which is available from the Funkie Junkie boutique, though currently out of stock. I stamped a background script stamp in Picket Fence DP, then stamped the deer in Gather Twigs and subsequently cut it out with the matching die.

The stamp is from another Tim Holtz set, Mini Holidays 5.

And as I don't own the star dies that Linda used I used some Rusty Stars instead
A flower and piece of ribbon finishes it all off.

Well, that's it, on to tag number three......
Thank you for visiting and until next time.

34 comments:

Maryann Laursen said...

As usual you´ve made such a gorgeous tag here too astrid. Your tags always looks so amazing, and no matter how hard I try, I can never gt mine to look anything like yours, and this one is all the same, just totally gorgeous creation and fabulous decoration of it too. Love your tags hun. Good luck in the competition.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,-
This is so wintery and beautiful,-I love how you made the background realy be there, and in the same time dissapear behinf the sweet deer .
Beautiful with the rusted stars, going so well with your stamped sentiments !
A gorgeous tag, dear friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Claire said...

wow what a gorgeous tag Astrid, I love the muted colours you've used. I love Linda's challenge but haven't had chance to play along yet, better get my skates on
Claire xx

Fandhmum said...

What a gorgeous tag
Rosie x

Dianne said...

Hello my sweet Astrid, I know I've been missing in action, you girls doing Tim's Creative Chemistry are blowing me away....
Your tags are soooooo gorgeous and with you own touches, they became FABULOUSSSSS. I scrolled up and down, I was going to say which technique was my favorite, nope I couldn't pick, love every one of them, outstanding work on Tim's tags.. Your so sweet to share those gorgeous downloads, and then show us some beautiful way to use them, that was wonderful. I'm really excited with these Christmas tags your tag is such a beautiful winter fantasy,how you created the background is awesome,love the rusty stars and the deer with the script, excellent take on Linda's tag, thanks so much for all your sharing and all your inspirations, hope you have a wonderful week, big hugs... Oh I went to your older blog, you have always been making beautiful art..

Redanne said...

Your tag is so beautiful Astrid, I just love those soft colours and the rusty stars are fabulous! Hugs, Anne x

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Gorgeous tag! I love the soft background, beautiful flower and all the details :)

Annie said...

A wonderful tag with a beautiful feel of Christmas. Love all the wonderful elements

Crafty hugs Annie x

Annie said...

A wonderful tag with a beautiful feel of Christmas. Love all the wonderful elements

Crafty hugs Annie x

Annie said...
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Annie said...

Oops......hit publish too many times x

Rita said...

FabULous Astrid. I love the vintage take on this tag. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Astrid ! Love the vintage colours. Sue C x

2amscrapper said...

so pretty! seems I've been hiding again and am late already with the 12 tags.

scrappymo! said...

Love the look of the rusty stars. the script deer...the inky loveliness of it all. Great tag.

Chrisy said...

Glorious tag...a gift in itself! Haven't thought of Christmas yet...eeeeck!

Anonymous said...

The rustic quality of your tag is so appealing to me. So beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid, love the background, the scene looks magical.
Yvonne

joyce said...

The stamping background is fabulous.

Brenda Brown said...

Such a beautiful take on Linda's tag, the whole design is fabulous and I love the rusty stars. Hope you have had a good weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Awesome tag Astrid!! Love the soft subdued look of the focal image, like looking through a snow storm. Makes you want to shiver. Brrrrr!!! hehe! Love those cute rusty stars too. Fabulous take on the challenge!! Love it! ox

Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful tag.

Aquarius said...

Super tag and I love the shades of brown you've used.

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautiful vintage tag Astrid love the Brian tones...

Anne

Heather Jacob said...

you are amazing. I know I have said that before , but you create with so much love and perfection x

Marianne said...

As usual a very lovely tag!!
xxx

Marilyn J. Rock said...

This is lovely Astrid!

Iralene said...

Fabulous tags!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful! And I love your rustic stars!

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Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

That background image is just delightful and I love the color and embossing on the deer. The rusted stars are so perfect here and the pine cone at the top is the perfect finisher! So happy to have you with me for #2. Don't worry about being behind. There's still plenty of time.

Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

Stunning Christmas tag, Astrid! I can feel the chill in the air and the excitement of Christmas for all! This is gorgeous! Hugs and Happy Birthday!

butterfly said...

Stunningly lovely - another absolute beauty of an image, and the rusty stars are a great addition.
Alison xx

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