Friday, October 13, 2017

Golden Texture

I am back with my week 2 tag inspired by Linda at the Funkie Junkie's week number 2 tag from her  annual 12 Tags of Christmas!  If you play along with her for the 12 weeks leading up to the holidays you have a chance to win gift cards at her wonderful boutique The Funkie Junkie Boutique. 

The fabulous inspiration from Linda for week 2 had me thinking of how to create a similar background follow her lead with the snowflakes / design.   
Linda's tag has this soft white patina built with crackle and soft shabby golden brown hues.  This had me pulling out the crackle embossing paste along with a variety of stencils. 

I created about 4 different tags using different stencils and the crackle paste.  After they dried I decided to go with gold  and brown mists to show off the texture in my background.

Inspired by Linda's design/layout I started searching for an image/focal point for my tag.   I wanted to make sure you could still see the beautiful design and texture on the background.  After digging through my leftover die cuts, I was lucky to find the weathered clock (already bronzed up) and the deer which fit perfectly into the center of the clock. 

I sponged the deer with brown dye ink and then put it inside of the clock and attached it off-center onto the tag. I found all the snowflakes in my die cut extras. (I really don't like die cutting so I will usually die cut a bunch of any image and then store them for future use) The snowflakes were spritzed with the gold mist lightly so they remained mostly white with touches of gold.

The sentiments were stamped in coordinating brown ink on a gold misted background.  I took a few vintage buttons and threaded them with gold thread.  I added a hint of gold ink to the buttons and attached them to the snowflakes. The best part is I also have two or three more backgrounds to play with! 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Your background is a stunner! It looks like crunchy, crackled snow. The deer looks perfectly placed inside that clock die. And I love those Lacey looking snowflake dies? May I ask who makes them?
    Gorgeous tag Suzz! Happy weekend.

  2. Hi Suzz, but what a wonderful creation!!! Everything is beautifully embedded, it is really great!

  3. Wow, Sue, this is sensational. I love the crackled background and the wonderful vintage hues, but the star of the tag is the lovely old clock numbers with that fantastic deer in the center. This is a beautiful piece. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style!


  4. Wow, that stag in the clock is a brilliant idea!

    Sally x


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