Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Focus

Good Friday morning friends, Linda here with you for a Friday Focus which I am shamelessly combining with an advertisement for my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas.  (Some of you read my personal blog so I apologize for the duplication.)

Last year in the 12 weeks before Christmas I did a little challenge on my personal blog, one inspiration tag each week and had a linky for people to share their holiday tag for that week.  You could enter any of the 12 weeks at any time all the way through the end of the 12 weeks, which gave plenty of time and flexibility to compete.  I'm running the same challenge again this year and kicked it off this past Monday.  Check my blog post here to read all the challenge details and requirements.  I hope some of you might want to play along.

For our Friday focus, I'm going to share my first tag and the details.  The products on the Friday Focus sale this week will be the new Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Stains, the new Stickles Dry Glitter and the new Sticky Embossing Power.  All are 15% off at The Funkie Junkie through next Thursday.

Starting with a jumbo manila tag, I did the Marbled Stains technique using the new Tarnished Brass metallic distress stain (Marbled Stains - page 46 Compendium of Curiosities 2).  LOVE that way it came out.  Then I stamped the flourish stamp with Tea Dye DI and sprinkled the new sticky embossing powder on, tapped it off and heated it.  When hot and shiny, I poured the new Stickles Distress Dry Glitter on it and it stuck - very cool.  Here's a shot I took of the tag so far.
I cut the 25 using my new Cargo Numbers die from white chipboard and coated with Tarnished Brass metallic stain.  I gave them a little pop by backing them with a brown set of numbers.  I must say, the numbers cut with this die are tricky because they come out in pieces.  It's kind of a fiddley process to lay them out properly.  The stars were cut with an old Sizzix die also from white chipboard and painted with Tarnished Brass DS, then run through the Snow Flurries Texture Fade.  I used some jewelry findings for centers painted with gold alcohol ink mixative.
The rusty heart and lovely Venise lace wings are also from my boutique.  The sentiment/title was printed on my printer and cut with the Tattered Banner die. The sentiment was embossed with one light coat of UTEE and then I  the bottle of metallic stain and ran it around the edges.  I also dry brushed some stain on the rusty heart. 
That's it for my first inspiration tag.  I hope you will play along with me on this challenge.  It's lots of fun.  If you are into making your own Christmas cards, you can make your cards and play in the challenge.   If you want to play, here is a link to the challenge on my blog.

Here are all the products I used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Oh,I am in love with this beautiful tag. If I listed all the things I like, I'd be here all day! Rest assured, I love it all!!

  2. Very very beautiful tag
    love every thing you used on it.

    Greetings Janny

  3. Linda - absolutely lovely! thank you for sharing this beautiful tag wtih all of us.
    light & love,

  4. Love, love, love this tag! Glorious colors and dreamy background. Very nice change for Christmas!

  5. Gorgeous Christmas tag, Linda! I have to put sticky embossing powder on my shopping list, to cool!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  6. first off, is it 12 weeks before Christmas? wow, that is so hard to believe. .....I adore your tag, I am smitten with the heart and wings, totally gorgeous! I cannot wait to play along with you, somuch fun!


  7. Hm, I think we need a new superlative - the others are all worn out - er how about tagaliciously beautiful! Love it and am inspired to get busy with my new distress metallics xxx

  8. Oh Linda, your tag is just absolutely stunning! I want to go and play with my distress stains now......Crafty hugs, Anne x

  9. Loved this before... loving it now even more!
    Alison x

  10. Ooooh so beautiful! I've been so far behind on reading everyone's blog posts. I'm so glad you are doing this challenge again. I need to get moving on tags! Thanks Linda!

  11. Wow! Linda I can't tell you how beautiful this tag is! The marbled metallic stains are divine! I just love all the details and the shimmer and glimmer and sparkle!!!