Friday, 3 January 2014

Funkie Junkie tag 12

Hello everyone, thanks for dropping in and just in case, I'll say it again, a happy, happy new year to you all, - may it be your most creative year ever!!

Today I am sharing my last tag of the Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas. Just in case you don't know about it, you can read all about it here. I was lucky that Linda extended the deadline, so now I could manage to finish all of mine!
You can see Linda's original here. You'll see just how much I was inspired my Linda for number 12, this is probably the closest I have come to casing hers. I was inspired by the sideways view, the stamp she used and the stars at the top, in fact the whole lay out of the tag just really spoke to me. Of course like usual I did not have all the materials she used, so had to substitute here and there, but all in all it's pretty close I reckon. Though on the photo mine looks brown, in real life it is much more gold, but the light is so bad here that on the photos it looks brown sadly, ah well...

Here are some close ups still
 The lovely Tim Holtz stamp and gold embossed stars using one of his stencils. I used grunge paste and while still wet sprinkled Wow gold embossing powder and then embossed.
 A seam binding bow, little rusty bell and some flower and leaf embellies made to look frosty with some gesso.
More seam binding, burlap ribbon and a die cut snowflake covered in Distress Glitter.

Linda meanwhile has posted two bonus thank you card projects, and as we now have until the 8th of January, I'm going to try and do these too. There are of course wonderful prizes to be won sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, so what are you waiting for? get those tags done!!

I'm off to start now, but not before saying a huge big thank you to Linda for all the inspiration she has provided with this challenge, I have loved every minute of it!

Before I sign off however, I want to share a wonderful poem my lovely friend Brenda posted on her blog the other day. I loved it so much, I simply had to share it:

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!

- William Arthur Ward
Thank you for visiting and hopefully see you soon again!


Yvonne Garner said...

Happy New Year Astrid! Love your tag. Just ordered this beautiful image. Cannot wait for it to arrive. Thank you for all your faithful visits to my blog. I really appreciate your words of encouragement. Hugs, Yvonne

Brenda Brown said...

Love your take on Linda's tag Astrid, and the changes you made., they sure have been a delight to do. I'm more or less at the same place as you getting them finished. Your little snowflakes look delightful and that shabby now. Glad you enjoyed the poem.
Enjoy the weekend, are you back to work next week?
hugs {brenda} xox

Chrisy said...

A beautiful and opulent. Love the New Year poem.

Annie said...

A stunning tag Astrid x love the colours and your bow, flowers and bells are stunning x love the poem

Best wishes
Annie x

rachel said...

a beautiful tag Astrid - really gorgeous - love that bell! The verse is beautiful too so thanks for re-posting it! Hugs rachel xx

Redanne said...

The poem is amazing and it is lovely to see it again, thank you Astrid. I love your take on Linda's tag and the sideways look is so appealing. Rusty bells and snowcapped flowers - wonderful! Hugs, Anne x

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW your tag here is soooooooo beautiful Astrid. You really did an awesome job on this one, and I just soooo love it. I also just love Brenda´s poem, it is so true and beautiful, and just hit the nail, I think.
Have a wonderful week-end comming up now and enjoy this last few days before this new year really heads of.

Karen Conner said...

I love your tag. The colors are so vintage and soothing.

The poem is wonderful-thank you for sharing!

Have a Happy New Year!

Heather Jacob said...

happy new year Astrid, and this tag is perfection plus ... loving the rich and earthy feel x

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tag.

Marianne said...

Lovely Tag and a very happy New Year!!
xxx Marianne

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag! Have a great 2014, wish you health and happiness. Valerie

Maryanne said...

I love your tag! I love the seam binding and the burlap ribbon. As always your texture is wonderful, Astrid! That poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

Hieke G. Joustra said...

Such a lovely tag!
I sure wish I was in that winter wonderland with the sleigh bells ringing…

A very happy and healthy new year to you!

Paper Profusion said...

Very beautiful Astrid. I gotta get that stamp. Nicola x

Dorthe said...

It is so beautiful, my dear Astrid.
I alwayes love the white snowy ,glittering look with the goldenbrown- and the stamping behind is gorgeous together with the stenciled snow flakes.
Just gorgeous.
Hugs ,Dorthe

Rita said...

Hello dear Astrid. This is such a special tag, I love the vintage look you have created with it. I saved that beautiful poem too. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what an amazing tag Astrid!
I love this vintage - shabby - noblesse!


Happy 2014!

c.szyba said...

beautiful tag,
bye from France,

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, I love it, such beautiful texture and vintage colours. Happy New Year ! Shirleyx

Sandy said...

Happy New Year to you too! Beautiful tag and I really like it side ways. I really have enjoyed watching y'all make these gorgeous tags. Linda is a great one to follow that's for sure!!

Bärbel said...

Ein gutes und friedliches neues Jahr, liebe Astrid.
Das Tag gefällt mir sehr gut mit dem geprägten Hintergrund und dem Vintage-Stil.

craftytrog said...

Your tag is a beauty Astrid!
Happy New Year!
Alison xxx

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous scene, and so vintage wonderful! Happy New Year to you!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Belated New Year Wishes to you Astrid.
This is so nostalgic and I of course love the neutral colour palette - a very special tag.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, great take on Linda's tag. Love the burlap and the snowflake.

Almo said...

Hi Astrid, Happy New Year to you. This is a beautiful tag you have created, and I love that poem. Hugs Mo xx

PetraB said...

Fabulous tag. Happy New Year to you as well!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fantastic interpretation of Linda's tag Astrid and I really love that it was done sideways, gives it such a unique look!! Love those snowflakes ... really pretty!! Just let you know, I'm madly working on my Positivity Journal and will be doing my first post on that soon, maybe even today. Am loving it!! oxox

massofhair said...

Like the technique of adding embossing powder over GP, shall have to try that!

Beautiful tag Astrid:-)

sharon said...

Happy New Year Astrid! I love the positive poem for the new year, thank you for sharing ! Your tag is lovely in the gold monotones and I adore the burlap, I always love fiber additions to anything! The snowflakes are so pretty too!

May said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid, the image is beautiful as is the texture...Love the poem.... Hugs May x x x

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely post and finished with beautiful inspiring words ... I love your tag ... that little rusty bell is the perfect touch!

Martina2801 said...

A beautiful creation (as always :-))

Dear Astrid, thank you so much for your nice comment, your congratulations and your link to your blog. I threw your name in the big lottery pot:-)
Have a nice weekend, my friend.

2amscrapper said...

Wishing you a happy new year, Astrid! Your tag is so lovely that I can see myself making a similar one! Helene

Marisa Job said...

Such a beautiful tag Astrid!! Love it!

butterfly said...

A delectable (new word for 2014?!) take on tag 12 - love those snowflakes in the background, and the seam binding and wintry embellishments look wonderful!
Alison xx

Terry said...

Happy New Year to you again, Astrid! The tag is gorgeous and I love the gold embossing and how you festively decorated both ends of the tag! The snowflakes are such a nice touch! Hugs!

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