Sunday, November 09, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Seven




Hi everyone.  Welcome to Day Seven of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event.  In case this is your first visit, I am posting twelve days of mixed media Christmas tags. And I have a special Guest Designer joining me each day.  We hope our tags inspire you! Come join in the fun and link up your Mixed Media* Christmas tags below.


* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.



Tag #7


Here's how I made Tag #7:

The tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") was sponged all over with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. Forest Moss Distress ink was sponged around the outside edges to add depth. Several pine sprigs (Watercolor Winter stamp from SU!) were stamped around the tag using second generation stamping (stamped off once onto scrap then stamped onto the tag). The ornaments are 5/8" circles cut from red glitter paper and covered with Glossy Accents for shine and dimension.  A silver metallic pen was used to draw in the hangers for the ornaments.  The sentiment was stamped at the bottom with Forest Moss ink. And finally, two strands of 1/4" Real Red ribbon was tied to the top of the tag.


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Today's special Guest Designer is Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  The first time I saw Bonnie's cards was on SCS, which led me to her blog.  She is on the Design Team for Merry Monday Challenges, and I was so inspired by Bonnie's beautiful Christmas cards, I entered the challenges and eventually joined the Merry Monday design team for six months.  She makes gorgeous cards using lots of different techniques, and holds regular classes to teach others.  Bonnie still works hard for the Merry Monday Challenge team, producing gorgeous Christmas cards every week throughout the year ... that takes dedication!!  I hope you'll check out her fabulous blog, and spend some time perusing through her amazing creations.  Details on how she made the beautiful tag below are also on her blog --- don't miss it!

Here's Bonnie's tag ....




Thanks Bonnie ... this is gorgeous!!

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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

Everyone who enters a mixed media Christmas tag(s) is eligible to win. The Top Tag will be picked by an independent judge.



See you tomorrow with another Christmas Tag and special Guest Designer!








Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!




23 comments:

  1. Your tags are just beautiful, Loll. Loving all the glitter goodness. I especially love the first one! :-)

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  2. I have been viewing your tags but sorry for not getting around to leaving a comment. They have all been inspiring and I love the shine on this tag and Bonie's tag has a wonderful background. I am not so much a tag person but am enjoying what I see x

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  3. I LOVE your glassy, glittery ornaments! What a great idea! They are extra pretty against the sponged and stamped background! Thanks so much for including me in your challenge! What an honour!

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  4. I am so loving these simple tags, but they give a powerful punch! This tag is just beautiful Loll! I love the inking, the stamping and those cute ornaments! I love Bonnie's tag too, so peaceful looking and serene. I agree, Bonnie is so fabulous and makes such awesome cards. Hugs, Brenda

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  5. Love how you stamped your geeen background Loll. It really glows and is so beautifully stamped with your pine needles. Your glittery ornaments covered in Glossy Accents are really stunning. I can't wait to try your technique. TFS and always inspiring Loll :-)

    Bonnie's gorgeous background and sparkly snowflakes is so wonderful too. I just went to Bonnie's blog for all her deets. Way cool the way she stamped her gorgeous background.

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  6. Another stunning pair ...... both so different. I love the addition of the glossy accents over the glitter card, and the festive colours are just perfect! xx

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  7. Another really beautiful tag, Loll! I love how you created the ornaments and your background is stunning!
    Loving your new Watermark, too :)

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  8. Your shimmery, shiny ornaments are just gorgeous, Loll ... and Bonnie's sparkly snowflakes are so crisp and fresh and frosty! Anita :)

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  9. Oh wow, such gorgeous tags again today! I had a lot of fun playing along, and may do again if I have time! x

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  10. You just keep out-doing yourself each day with these fabulous tags. I have to return to see the previous and try to pick one I like best. Way too hard to do that! Awesome choice of Miss Bonnie as your GD. Loved the delicate beauty that she is sharing. WTGo! TFS

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  11. Oops, not sure if my comment is going to appear twice, I think I pressed the wrong button LOL. Loll and Bonnie your tags are gorgeous!! Nancy Littrell kindly introduced me to your fun event. Loll your blog is wonderful!!

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  12. Love the glossy accents ornaments! Such a great idea. And Bonnie's tag is gorgeous (my favourite blue - love it with the white and silver).

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  13. Hi Loll. I just had a looksie through all of the wonderful tags you have created, what an amazing variety! You have used so many fun and creative techniques too! Amazing tags by all of your guest designers as well! Sure wish I had time to get in on the fun...maybe next year. Big hugs :)

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  14. Your red ornaments are gorgeous in their sparkle and shine Loll - especially against the green - and what great silver strings you drew on! Bonnie's tag is so pretty in the blue and silver with that delicate die cut!

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  15. Beautiful and stylish tag, Loll! Love the baubles! Gorgeous background! Bonnie's tag is beautifully wintery! Love the delicate sparkly snowflakes xxx

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  16. Another brilliant design with how you made those ornaments, Loll! Love the look! Bonnie's tag is such a frosty beauty!

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  17. Lolly, I want to apologize profusely. I was licking my monitor trying to get to those delicious ornament drops and I accidentally took a little color off the one on the left!! I'm in love with this tag!! And, of course, I'm in love with Bonnie, too! Excellent choices for your featured guests!! Hugs, Dolly

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  18. Wow! I love the glossy accents on the glitter! The colours in Bonnie's tag are so classy (no pun intended!). Another 2 gorgeous tags!

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  19. Two more 'gaze in admiration and awe' tags, Loll. You really are amping up my incentive to bring out the distress inks and give them another 'go' on a smaller canvas. Inspiration, galore!
    ~c

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  20. Wow, Loll, those ornaments are so cool. Have to give GA on glitter CS a try. TFS.

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  21. You are so talented :) Those ornaments are crazy cool, love Bonnie's delightful card too :)

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  22. Love those glossy baubles! Beautiful blue and silver snowflake tag from Bonnie :)

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)