Saturday, December 26, 2015

Made It! Final Tag for Linda's Challenge!

I've been holding out on the plaid-inspired tag #4, as I wanted to do something like the background Autumn used on her ode to coffee.  I really love the colors of the Basic Grey paper she used.




So I procured an Echo Park Candy Cane Stripe 6 x 6 stencil....


and this morning at my brother's dining room table, I tried to emulate this look..... I used Festive Berries, Iced Spruce (that is the grey-colored striping), Cracked Pistachio, and Shabby Shutters.... my piece is very small (4 x 6), so I was not able to get a lot of striping in unlike her background..... but I do like the look.




 I had brought along some seam binding died in Candied Apple (which I got just before I left - really am going to love that color)... and tied a fluffy bow, and glued on a scrap flourish die cut that had been painted in Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. Then I colored a little Tim Holtz Holiday Flashcard with Peeled Paint, and after flicking some water on it, I tucked this under the bow, and placed a little bit of rhinestone bling.....   It doesn't show in this picture, but the piece is mounted on a piece of card that I edged with Black Soot Distress Ink - were I home, I would have used a black tag.

So that wraps up my tags for Linda's challenge this year - so glad I could play along!  And thanks to Linda for her Funkie Junkie Boutique support!  What great inspiration from everyone - so much to think about in the coming year, which I hope is a good one for everyone!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and please do let me know your thoughts - love to hear from you!  xxx Lynn

14 comments:

  1. Wow Lynn, you did a superb job of creating a plaid background, it is gorgeous in those colours and your fluffy bow is fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Lynn, I am so pleased to have given you inspiration for this wonderous card! Thanks so much for the so sweet shoutout. I am now dying to get this cool stencil! Hope you'll notice Mimi's cool candy cane stripe tag in the linky too. I am also dying to recreate it! It surely has been a fun few months creating together! Warm Christmas wishes, Autumn

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  3. Pure brilliance! LOOOVE that template you devised and WOWSERS what a knockout rendition for this tag. You aced all 12 with flying colors and creativity. It has been so much fun watching all your talent.
    hugs and Happy New Year to you too,
    Lisa x

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  4. I have so enjoyed my journey through your tags that I'm sorry this is the last one left to comment on!! I love plaid, especially at Christmas and this tag is beautiful - you did a great job with the background - it looks like it could have been tricky! Well done for finishing all your tags, they make a stunning collection.

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  5. Magnificent! It's so stylish! The red bow goes well with the red lines in the middle. You did a wonderful wrapping, Lynn. Hope to see more from you.
    With warm hugs, a cup of coffee and Jane Eyre in the hand,
    Barbara Crab

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  6. You've done gorgeous work on all of these in the series! LOVE that plaid!

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  7. I love your plaid. That is a great stencil. The colors you used are so perfect for the holidays. Such a simple, yet elegant card.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous plaid background with that stencil - beautifully done. And well done on completing all 12 tags! :). Have a very happy and creative New Year! xx

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  9. Very stylish Lynn!! Just popped in to say I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I'm sending cheers for a Happy New Year! hugs :)

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  10. Love your stripy plaid - it looks so stylish - great improvisation to echo Autumn's paper. I could have sworn I'd already commented here, but congratulations (again?) on completing all 12 of Linda's tags in wonderful style.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2016!
    Alison xx

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  11. Beautiful card Lynn and you did a fabulous job on the plaid, love it! Congratulations on finishing all of Linda's challenges, sadly I fell short but will give it a try again next year LOL! Wishing you and yours a joyous New Year, Deb xo

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  12. Lynn, fabulous take on Autumn's take of Linda's tag! Tee Hee! Looks like I've got some major catching up to do here on your blog, but it will be fun. Please excuse my lateness. Congratulations on finishing Linda's tags, and on your $50 win!!!! So happy for you!

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  13. Love the plaid and how you created it! Such a gorgeous design and it looks like plaid you would see on fabric! Marvelous, absolutely marvelous! Your card is spectaular and so fun! Huge congrats on your shopping spree, have fun with it and I can't wait to see what you create next! Did I read that you were headed back from Seattle to Idaho? Or am I terribly mistaken? Hugz! ~Niki

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  14. Hi Lynn!
    I'm sorry to be so late in stopping by. We were on vacation through the holidays and I just finished unpacking. I adore your take on Linda's tag! The plaid is such an awesome background to your festive card! The red bow is the perfect finishing touch. I send wishes for many blessings throughout the New Year!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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