Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summery Tag

The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie begins today is called CASE IT.  We want you to make a tag or card and base it on one of Linda's Twelve Tags of Christmas but with a summer twist. You must include a link to the tag you cased and say which elements you used as your inspiration.  Here is a link to the first of Linda's 12 Twelve Tags of Christmas 2013 so you can choose which one you want to CASE.

Let's see your summery take on one of Linda's tags for a chance of winning a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie or a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

As you can see I made a tag - a busy tag but definitely full of summer colours and elements.

This is the tag I am CASEing and I used the layout, the flowers, heart, die cuts and ribbon topper as my inspiration.

I started with one of Linda's big manilla tags and inked it all over with Scattered Straw and a bit of Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Then I used Fired Brick DI and a TCW stencil called Flower Frenzy to stencil the background.

I cut the large baroque die cut, ran it through the honeycomb texture fade and then inked it with all the Distress Ink colours I used on the background.  The butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I added some wire from Artistic Wire for antennae and some gems from Dollarama for the body.

The sentiment is from Create With TLC and I did a print and cut on my Cameo and then inked it all over with Fired Brick DI.  Next I dyed some cheesecloth with Fired Brick DI and topped it with some leaves cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and inked with Peeled Paint DI.

The heart was hand cut from some Maja Designs paper, distressed with my scissors and lightly inked with more Fired Brick DI.  I added a Venise Lace heart applique that was inked with Scattered Straw DI and some gold gems from Dollarama.

The flowers were cut on my Cameo from some Basic Grey floral paper and some red digital paper from Raspberry Road.  I used some little red brads from Making Memories to make centres and then spritzed them with water and did some scrunching to make them look shabby.  I topped the tag with some red paper ribbon that has been in my craft room for eons.

I used the following products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique in my tag:


  1. Love that wonderful stencilling on this Cec and embossing the panel really makes it stand out. A super take on Linda's original. Jenny x

  2. Cec,
    I feel warm and sunny just looking at your beautiful tag. I love your techniques and the way you have transformed Linda's gorgeous Christmas tag into a lovely summer sensation!


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