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Monday 19 November 2012

my take on funkiejunkie 12 tags of christmas..no1

before i start i want to say a huge thanks and welcome to my new followers..
i appreciate you taking time to follow my creative journey..
as well a huge thanks for all the lovely comments.
.they mean a lot and i am so grateful that so many have taken time to leave them..
well here i am and talk about LATE!!!!!
 with my tag no 1(yes there are 9 so far...
talk about behind!!)
from the funkiejunkies fab twelve tags of Christmas...
this is where Linda creates a tag for perusal, and inspiration..
there will be twelve in all
and all deets can be found here
if you manage all twelve there some fab prizes
sponsored by Linda's lovely shop
so here is mine...
and Linda's tag no 1 can be found here
i loved the vintage feel of this tag and as many of you will know have a little thing about hearts and wings..
so knew they had to feature...
but my new distress stain..iced spruce had arrived and i was desperate to use it so...
i did!!
i used some of the techniques that Linda used on her tag
using marbled stains..
with metallic stain brushed pewter..love this!!!!
i used the fab new sticky embossing powder and
rock candy loose distress glitter..
two more fab products...
if you stay here long enough..
i may sprinkle you with some!!!!
my winges were die cut,
covered in music script stamped in iced spruce DI
and the heart cut from ranger foil..
coated with glue and seal
and then clear rock candy crackle paint...
the centres of the snowflakes are the new ideaology festive foliage...
i loved making this...
and only 8 to go to catch up!!!!
have a fun and inky day!!!!
i am entering this for the following competitions :


  1. Stunning tag Trace. Love the inky background and gorgeous glazed heart. The DI colour is lovely. Don't think I have used mine as yet. TFS

    Annie x

  2. Yum... what a beautiful take on Tag 1! The snowflakes and flourishes in the background look gorgeous, and I love the musical wings... Looking forward to seeing the rest!!
    Alison x

  3. Hi Trace, tag is gorgeous with those vintage hues. I especially love the wings and the surface of the heart looks fabulous. Nicola x

  4. This is gorgeous Trace. I really love those colours, the greys and blues are so clean and shabby. Those snow flakes look great too with the poinsettia florals in the centre. Michelle x

  5. Better late than never Trace! I love your colour combo, the crackling on the heart is fabulous and the whole tag has such a vintage feel to it - really lovely! Hugs, Anne x

  6. What Lovely colours, and like Anne said, better late than never.
    Like my tag for you ;) could you mail me your addy again, I am so rubbish at keeping details.
    really love the centres of the snow flakes, Not huge on xmas stuff here but I may warm to it if xmas looked like that

  7. Trace...your tag is beautiful! I love it's soft, pastel colors. Such a lovely design, too! <3 Candy

  8. Oh Trace, I LOVE your take on Linda's no. 1. This really is so very you. Can't wait to see what you do for the others (no pressure!!) Hugs, Buttons x

  9. beautiful work Trace - love the crackled heart - just beautiful xx

  10. Fantastic tag, love all the details, especially the heart.

  11. Oh how wonderful is this, Trace? Your Iced Spruce color palette is drool worthy! Love the way you did the background stamping. (I agree that sticky EP + Stickles dry glitter is sensational) Those snowflakes are beauties too!

    Welcome to the 12 tags challenge! I'm thrilled to have you joining in the fun with us this year. I hope you will be able to complete all 12 - can't wait to see what else you will share with us!


  12. Such a lovely tag!! Love everything!!!
    I myself am very far behind...lol


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