* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.
Here's how I made Tag #9:
Faux-mother-of-pearl technique (click HERE to see my video tutorial) was used on the tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") and then it was sponged with two distress inks (Weathered Wood and Black Soot). The trees were stamped a few times in Smoky Slate ink (SU!), one is second generation for the background. The deer is cut with the Cameo and sponged the same colors as the tag (Weathered Wood and Black Soot), and the snowflake is a die-cut, covered with Versamark ink, coated in Liquid Platinum embossing powder and heated ... such a beautiful color! The sentiment is computer generated onto white card stock and then cut out. For the snow, white card stock was ripped and layered, with clear glitter glue brushed along the ripped edges for some sparkle. Cherry Cobbler seam binding was misted with water, scrunched and left to dry ... then tied to the top of the tag. The red adds a nice pop of color against all the gray.
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Today's special Guest Designer is Julia ... another wonderful crafter I met through SCS (Splitcoast Stampers). I was drawn to her style of card making, and checked out her blog, Create with Me. Julia makes many styles of cards, but has totally embraced the mixed media style (a la Tim Holtz), using incredible techniques from his instruction books. Julia’s mixed media tags are STUNNING … I always gasp when I see them on her blog ... amazing! Hope you'll take some time to look through her blog ... you'll be glad you did! Julia is currently on the design teams for Creations by AR and Waltzingmouse Stamps … and is on the design teams for Mixed Media Card Challenge, Fusion Challenge, and A Vintage Journey Challenge.
For details on how Julia made this gorgeous tag below, please click HERE.
Fabulous tag Julia ... thank you!
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I hope you'll join us and link up your mixed media Christmas tags below.
Here's how to play ...
- Make a Mixed Media Christmas tag (any size)
- Upload to your blog or favorite gallery (Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers, etc.)
- Include a link to this post on your blog or gallery
- Add your link below to join the event
- Enter as many times as you'd like --- new creations only please (no backlinking)
The event is open until Nov. 16, so there's lots of time to play along.
Prize: $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations for Top Tag
See you tomorrow with another Christmas Tag and special Guest Designer!
Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!