Friday, November 13, 2015

Funk in the Junk #7

I'm a little out of order,  here,  but this is my tag... (Team Clark: I added more pix for you... had time today!  :))

...for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Xmas #7...which is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Here is Linda's card:

I was inspired by the blue and silver colors,  obviously,  and I ran with it, as I was the recent recipient of a Lunagirl gift certificate, and I bought the Blue Xmas sheet. So cool. I recommend checking the Lunagirl site out.  (I'm trying to stay away because I'm still saving my pennies for the finishing touches of my scrap-shack...  freaking French doors... going to cost as much to ship as the doors themselves...) Anyway, I digress...

Two good shout-outs to two awesome blog sponsers!

Supplies and notes:
  • Like I said,  the image is from Lunagirl. I printed it into 65# Core'dinations cardstock,  then I used my new fave technique to seal it: Mod Podge applied with a hotel keycard. I popped up the image over the ribbon and encyclopedia page.  Oooh, I also copied what my Blog-friend Pia has done (on this card, for example) and sprinkled a little Frantage over the image to look like snow!  Thanks for the inspiration, Pia! I used Shabby Blue Frantage, FYI
  • There is an old library card and an old encyclopedia scrap (nobody would normally see,  but it's the "Christmas" page... I took a close-up for your viewing pleasure, haha)
  • Seam binding from a variety store that was going out of business 
  • Tim Holtz buttons, shanks removed
  • Wilton flower stamens dabbed with some Walnut Stain Distress Paint 
  • Stickles glitter in Ice 
  • The library card was originally painted with Tim Holtz's Distress Paint in Picket Fence but it didn't give me the streakiness I desired. So then I screwed up my silver Distress Stain by being impatient. For the final layer,  I painted my woodgrain stamp with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint and stamped it. The verdict? Too much blue. I almost wish I would have made the woodgrain brown.


  1. You know I love frantage, it makes great snow, it adds a 'little something' to an image, glad I could inspire you:) in return I can say I love the way you added the ribbon on here, that's one technique I'd like to try too... Looking fab this tag!

  2. This is gorgeous Mimi! I love the Frantage snow too, it looks fab!
    Alison xx

  3. Love the embossing on the library card, Mimi. Beautiful use of the lovely vintage image too. Great way to use the ribbon. So glad to have you joining us again this week for Tag #7!