18 December 2014

Galvanise!

Hi everyone and welcome. The flurry of posts continues as the race is now on to publish all my entries for 'The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014'. Before showing you my take on #Tag 11 some happy news from yesterday to share with you; 


Yes, that's right! My 'Three Little Soldiers' card was singled out to win challenge #16 by the Curiosity Crew at Linda Ledbetter's awesome 'Compendium of Curiosities III challenge'!!! The squeals of delight that followed the realisation of this amazing news had my dog running for cover, and was probably heard across the Atlantic! A huge thank you to the Curiosity Crew for bestowing this huge honour- I'm thrilled.

And so now on to today's festive offering...


In case you haven't heard about it, 'The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014' is an annual challenge being hosted by Linda Coughlin, the Funkie Junkie herself and has been very generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The idea is that you take inspiration from each of Linda's weekly tags and create your own version, linking all 12 before December 21st to be in with a chance to win. This is my take on Linda's #Tag 11 and features the results of an awesome 'faux galvanised metal' tutorial from Shelly Hickox.


As you can see I followed Shelly's instructions by applying the Distress Paint to an embossed metal foil  tag - add extra dabs of Brushed Steel and heat it with a heat gun to make it bubble for an even more aged look. The lettering was done in the same way and everything was edged with Coffee Archival Ink. For an extra touch of glamour I added some 'verdigris' Tinsel Twine, altered in accordance with Tim's instructions in the Compendium of Curiosities III, page 60. That makes it eligible for the next instalment of the 'Compendium of Curiosities III challenge #17'! This time the challenge is generously sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.


You'll spot a collection of Tim Holtz Ephemera in use again - I've ordered more of this as it's just so useful for layering. And of course there's stencilling, splattering and shadowing with Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Pumice Stone Distress Inks/Spray Stains. Extra flakes have been stamped/heat embossed in silver and die cut before being covered in Tumbled Glass Distress Glitter.


Finally there's an Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Monday challenge and it's been a while since I've been able to enter!

With three more tag interpretations left to share and a final IndigoBlu post to share on Saturday my posts will be coming thick and fast for the next couple of days, so until the next instalment, take care of yourselves! Jenny xxx

27 comments:

  1. Congrats on the CC challenge 16! Well deserved. Your work is amazing. Really. This card is fun. Loving the little peeks of stamped snowflakes to coordinate with the glittered ones.

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  2. So far this is my favorite! LOVE IT!!!! Congrats on your win. I was really excited for you when I saw that. YAY!!!!!

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  3. How exciting! Congratulations to you! Can't wait to see what you get in your box of goodies! Then to see what you make with it all!

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  4. Congratulations and so happy for you Jenny! Love your snow tag card! Hugs!

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  5. Jaw dropping and swooning at the same time! LOVE Shelly's technique and how you've used it here! Your tag in the center is amazing, and love the tinsel addition! This card is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Woodlands and Tinsel Twine challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  6. Beautiful card! Great design and I love the overall colour scheme with the verdigris etc. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Congratulations on your win at Linda's Compendium challenge, so well deserved, that card was spectacular! Now on to this one...another complete stunner! I am always in awe of your colour palettes, everything is so perfectly matched! LOVE IT! big hugs :)

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  8. Well done Jenny ! That is fantastic and very well deserved !xxx

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  9. Congratulations and well deserved. This card is fantastic as well

    Love Chrissie x

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  10. Fabulous job, Jenny! I love Shelly's tutorial for the faux metal too! It works so well with the tag you created! The altered tinsel twine is the perfect accent to finish it! You finished the card so beautifully with so many lovely details! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  11. BIG congratulations, a well deserved recognition on a fantastic card.
    Love today's card as well, to me they are all "works of art"
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  12. Congratulations for your cute little soldiers card! And this one is brilliant !

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  13. Well Done HUGE MASSIVE congratulations you deserve it Jenny! xxxx

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  14. This card is awesome - great use of Shelly's tutorial! I pinned this to inspire me to make something like this after the holiday rush! Merry Christmas!

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  15. And congratulations again from me!! This card is just fabulous Jenny, love it, love it, love it... Anne xx

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  16. Congratulations on your win Jenny!! Awesome and so well deserved!! This card is stunning!! Love the subtle background and the faux metal tag is awesome!! Brilliant work!! ox

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  17. Jenny your card is breathtakingly awesome!

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  18. Congrats on your win and such a stunning card! You have a new follower :)

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  19. Seriously sensational take on my Tag #11, Jenny. Love the faux galvanized tag you created and the glittered snowflakes set it off so beautifully. I must check out that verdigris tinsel - my Compendium III sits gathering dust on the shelf. It looks sensational here. Beautiful use of ephemera too!

    A huge congrats on your win over at CC3C! And how blessed am I to be the recipient of that fantastic Christmas card. Thank you so much. It looks fabulous sitting on the shelf in my craft room!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  20. Another fabby card Jenny. Congrats again on your very well deserved win. Nicola x

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  21. Beautiful card! Lovin' all the shimmery detail! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  22. Congratulations on your well deserved win, Jenny!

    This is another stunning card, as always and I adore all that shimmery detail, the texture is to die for and the colour palette is exquisite!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and wishing you a very Happy Christmas! :) xx

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  23. Jenny...your card is fabulous! But, they always are! I love the design you've done of the cover of this card and your use of Tim's Tinsel Twine. That galvanized look is amazing! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  24. Fabulous, really love the way the colours have turned out o this one!

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  25. Yay - congrats on your CCIII win! And a huge WOW for your take on tag 11 - this is simply glorious. So much fab metallic texture and grungy distressing, and a wonderfully subtle background letting your collage composition do the talking. This may be a new favourite for me. Yum!
    Alison xx

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  26. Well, of course you won the CC3 #16 challenge, Jenny!! YAY!! CONGRATS!! Oh, the fun you're going to have with the Tim & Mario prize package!! Way to go!!
    Now--this latest card...GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely love the faux metal finish (I just love Shelly, too!). Another beautiful take on Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas!! You're rockin' this challenge!! XOXO-Shari

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  27. Just love your interpretations, another beautiful card. The 'faded' snowflake is so pretty. Ruth x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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