Sunday, 15 December 2013

Blue Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Blue Christmas only in title not in how I feel, I feel great to be well on a roll with the 12 tags FJ style and today is no exception as I bring you my version of number 9.  To see my inspiration for this tag which was the beautiful blue colours, see Linda's original here at The Funkie Junkie .

The background for this card started off with me sponging through Tim's splatters stencil with picket fence distress paint, the intention was to have these as a resist, then for some reason I forgot I had to use the distress inks to get this effect and instead I swooshed the tag through a blue mix of distress stains, needless to say they did not resist quite as much as I had hoped, but anyway I carried on.  The next thing was to add a little brown so I went around the edges with Walnut stain, but was a bit heavy handed and made it too brown, so had to lift the colour off with water. 

I decided to us white die-cut flowers (Creatables) to lift it a little and silver glittered leaves (tattered pine cone) I then used a mix of faded jeans and broken china DS on a mat swooshed through some paper and die-cut them with two rose swirl dies that were different sizes and made them into flowers.
I used perfect pearls on the tips of some of the flowers and around the bottom of the tag.

The sentiment is one I have had for a while, I think it was Crafty Individuals and it was stamped onto white card stock cut with Spellbinders die, inked with Faded Jeans and mounted onto music paper and glittered card cut with the same die set. I bordered the outer mount with perfect pearls.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning one of the three random drawn gift certificates to spend at The Funkie Junkie Boutique You need to complete all 12 tags by Jan. 8th, anyone who completes the challenge on time and meets all the requirements will get a 10% coupon . In addition to this there will also be two other bonus tags published on 21st and 28th December to keep us busy and these must be Thank you tags with a winter theme, complete these two tags also and the coupon will be 15% off. But you must meet all the requirements shown here for each and every post.

Thank you as always for popping over at this very busy time of year, Hoping your Christmas preparations are going to plan (10 more sleeps).
Mo x


  1. I love blue and I love this gorgeous tag, but then I think you already know that........... Hugs, Anne x

  2. There is so much to see in this one Mo - I love the pearl dots, the beautiful floral bouquet and the music backed sentiment, all layered over a wonderfully distressed background. Great work again. Jenny x

  3. Really gorgeous, Mo! I love this one! Each time I look at your latest tag I think, Ah, now that's my favourite! I think they have all been fab! They just get better and better. I adore the roses on this one and the layout is just super. Julie Ann xx

  4. Stunning Mo, love your take on Linda's original, - those gorgeous blue colour tones are just so beautiful combined with the white, and the roses are fabulous as is the beautiful sentiment stamp you used!

  5. So much to look at and so beautifully done Mo.

  6. This is fantastic, Mo. You did an amazing job on the background and I love the sentiment and panels and the beautiful floral cluster. Glad to see you are moving along and closing in on finishing the challenge.


  7. Wow, wow, and then again wow! My favourite of Linda's I think, and my favourite of yours too - those flowers look stunning, and I just love the colours and the inky effects.
    Alison xx