Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tag! You're It:)

I joined a challenge which is to make a Christmas tag each week for the next 12 weeks. I have done my first 3 and have enjoyed this immensely:) This is the brain child of the Funky Junkie which I recently found and felt very inspired by her own tags that she created. I decided to CASE her since I love her creations. She also has her own store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. You should check it out because there are a lot of neat things to buy. which you can see if you pop over. I hope it's ok to showcase the first 3 in one post as I am catching up.

Here is my first tag.


Funkie Junkie (check out her first card here) created a tag using stars, trees and sky so I created my own unique take on her tag. I took a dark blue tag ( my hubby bought a bunch from the Dollar store and gave them to me last Christmas which I am now using:). I sponged on some Burlap colour from the distress inks. I stamped the musical notes in black as well as the background trees. I stamped the front tree in the burlap colour and fussy cut the tree out and adhered it to the tag. I took  a star stencil ( say that 10 times fast) and used a textured paste that I coloured up with gold to produce the starry sky. It turned out pretty nice I think.

Here is the 2nd


I loved The Funkie Junkie's tag so I paid homage to her tag by using the same tree stamp, that I used in my first tag, for the background in a hunter green and stamped the ornaments in red. I stamped the reindeer in brown and fussy cut her out and glued her to the front. I took a scrap of paper(I only have a few thousand of these scraps), stamped & embossed the saying and popped it onto the tag.

And my 3rd


I saw this last night and even though it was late, I felt inspired by the Funkie Junkie's 3rd tag where she created something really pretty. To see her 3rd tag, just look at it here. Music notes and birdies were the inspiration so I used a new stamp I recently bought for $1!  I coloured my birdie stamp in turquoise and gold (using Wink of Stella) and then did the fussy cut. (sounds like a new dance craze). I took a tag and put black ink all over it with the round foam tool. I took gold stickers and created the music as a background. I placed the birdie on with pop up dots, glued on an antique ribbon which I placed to the side and used my punch to create the leafy design. Now I am all caught up and enjoyed every minute of it.

I have made a ton of cards which I hope to show more as the week progresses. It's such a pain to download all the pictures and combine them with the challenges. It can take a couple of hours! I could use my valuable time watching TV instead:)

44 comments:

  1. All three are beautiful, Birgit! I especially like the second one with the graceful reindeer and evergreen, but I also like #3 with elements extending outside the "frame." Very nicely done, dear friend BB!

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    1. Thanks dear Shady. They were fun to do.

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  2. All nicely done. My favorite is the 3rd one.

    Betty

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    1. Aha...the 3rd one which I am proud of

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  3. Fabulous! Another vote for now Number 3 which is especially beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful!

    What an exciting project, and, you've inspired me with your pre holiday energy. I might not make tags but there's a few sewing projects I've been meaning to tackle.

    So thanks for this post, it's got me thinking (yikes, stand back not sure if an explosion is imminent). :) :)

    Sending smiles your way, Jenny

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    1. Hahahaha...you made me laugh with explosion. It almost only 2 months away...Christmas. I'd like to see what you sew

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  5. Three great tags Birgit...how good it is to be inspired to craft and to make such great pieces of art.okay my favourite is the 2nd one with your great fussy cutting! Xxxxx

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    1. Thank you because I love your work...you are really artistic.

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  6. Voting for the deer one. Good stuff. :)

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  7. Welcome Birgit! So happy to have you joining in with the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style! And wow, have you ever jumped right in. All three weeks in one fell swoop. I'm very impressed :) They are all absolutely lovely. I especially like Week #3 with the beautiful gold music notes as the background and that gorgeous birdie. So glad you discovered my challenge. Looking forward to your next creations!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. I really am loving your blog and this challenge because I always shied away from tags and I have no reason why. Glad I met the challenges

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  8. Christmas is coming? AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!
    On the bright side, that means I can coast with reposts.
    Sweet.

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    1. It is basically 2 months away...scary isn't it.

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  9. Christmas is coming? AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!
    On the bright side, that means I can coast with reposts.
    Sweet.

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  10. Those are really beautiful. Better than anything I've ever seen.

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    1. Wow...thanks Alex! You put a big smile on my face.

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  11. Wow oh wow oh wow! Your turquoise bird is breathtaking.

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  12. They are really well done indeed. Of course expect nothing less at your feed. Hours? Damn, your computer that slow? lol

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  13. Three beautiful, festive tags Birgit! I love your birdie too.
    Alison x

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  14. These are great, Birgit. I liked each one better than the previous and I really liked the first one:)So to sum it up, I loved them all:)

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    1. That's so nice...glad you like them

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  15. Those are great. And now is the time to start the Christmas stuff. Good luck with the challenge.

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  16. You are talented, Birgit. I am shit when it comes to anything artistic.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You know....I doubt it. We never realize what we can do.

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  17. Hi Birgit thanks for your great comment on my blog and I am so delighted that you found Linda's fab challenge through my posts. I'm always so pleased to inspire and to share my work. I have been entering for the last 3 years and although nearer Christmas it is hard to find the time every week to enter it really is worth it and I hope you make it to the end. Your 3 tags are gorgeous especially the 3rd one. Good luck in the draw too and I look forward to seeing your tags each week as we go along! You are actually ahead of me this week...I am still working on No 3! Hugs xx

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    1. PS remember you don't have to make a tag...it can be absolutely anything as long as it is inspired by Linda's weekly tag and is festive! xx

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    2. PPPs..one last thing is that you also don't have to enter every week or in the right order..that means anyone can join in at any stage and not have to play catch up. As long as all 12 projects are completed and blogged by the closing date that's fine. Some peeps don't find the challenge until near Christmas and just enter with a post for 12 days in a row....I hope I am making sense?? Jxx

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    3. Yes you are making sense and I do hope to get all 12 tags done. I actually want to make tags because I never did them before and can use them for sure.

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    4. I'm really looking forward to seeing them Birgit, you've made such a great start with your fab tabs...it's a fun challenge but it does get a bit hectic nearer to Christmas ;0) xx

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  18. Wow, they're all amazing. Where do you find the time? :) Will you be giving these away, or keeping them?

    I love the tree stencil, and the music notes in the first one were so subtle. I like them all, but I think the second one is my absolute favourite.

    I'm scared to go on the Funky Junkie site. I fear I would never return...

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    1. I try to create on Sunday and Monday evening depending on my joints and I don't mean the smoking kind:) I give these all away. I'll use them on the Christmas gist I give to people

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  19. Sorry, *Funkie Junkie. My apologies.

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  20. You did a great job on all of these! So pretty! Hugs, Autumn (SewPaperPaint)

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