Here is my final creation for The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Xmas:
...sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which truly, truly rocks. In fact, I just received a backordered item today (Princess Gold EP), and Linda and/or her elves included a little New Year's greeting and confetti-- so sweet!
Anyway, here is Linda's tag:
I love the way she created a card out of a tag, but after playing with the idea, nothing caught fire for me. So I did what I've done on past tag challenges that vexed me: looked at Linda's tag to identify the basic components that spoke to me. In this case, I love her green and red, I always love the aged look, I adore twine, and I coveted that polka dotted baby tag! Those were the inspirational components that grabbed me this time.
Supplies and notes :
- Instead of going with plaid, I stayed with stripes. I felt like at this angle, they are reminiscent of-- yes-- seasonal candy canes. I used Mod Podge through a Martha Stewart stencil and added Festive Berries Distress Glitter. May I say: all of that thick Mod Podge really warped this tag! Dang!
- The library card itself started out with some Evergreen Bough Distress ink
- After those two basic background steps, I swiped some Vintage Photo Distress Stain onto the mat then dragged the edges of the tag through it.
- I made the tiny tag with scrap kraft and added the dots with a dull pencil tip (this pencil is officially a tool... I use it for all sorts of unconventional things) dipped in some Fired Brick Distress paint. The edges were daubed with Gathered Twigs. I still may add a little charm... a bell maybe??? For now, I'll just let it sit for a day... it will let me know what it needs!
- The twine was from my stash
I guess that's it! This tag will adorn a bottle of Whipped vodka for a friend of mine... mmmm...