Each day, for twelve days, I'm posting two mixed media Christmas tags (one made by me; one made by a friend). 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.
Here's how I made Tag #6:
The tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") was sponged all over with Barn Door Distress Ink and Fired Brick Distress ink was sponged around the outside edges to add depth. Musical notes (Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds by STAMPlorations) were stamped in the top left corner on an angle. A diamond pattern was stenciled over top of the rest of the tag, and then coated with glass bead gel. Hard to tell in the photo, but the glass bead diamonds are very sparkly (and pretty!) :) I used a holly stencil gifted to me by my good friend Susan (thanks Susan), sponged it with green inks (Old Olive, Always Artichoke), cut it out and then coated it with green glitter glue. The holly sprig is popped up on the tag and three red rhinestones were added for the berries. The sentiment (Oh, Christmas Tree by STAMPlorations) is stamped in Old Olive ink and popped up. Seam binding ribbon was dyed to match, scrunched up while wet and once dried, added to the top of the tag.
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Today's special Guest Designer is Lee-Anne. I first saw Lee-Anne's cards on Splitcoast Stampers a few years back, and in the past year we start communicating outside the forum. I was always impressed with her mixed media cards on SCS, but at that time, I thought there was no way I could marry those techniques with my CAS style. Was I wrong!! Lee-Anne showed me the way as she is a master of Mixed Media CAS cards. I started following her blog and realized that the two styles are amazing together. It opened up a whole new world for me, and I have Lee-Anne to thank for that. Check out her blog, Creatively LA and you'll see what I mean ... gorgeous, gorgeous creations! Lee-Anne and I are now on the same Design Team (ATS&M) and I'm so excited to be working with her! She is also on the design team for Add A Little Dazzle (coloured metal sheets) and creating fabulous cards with this fun medium.
For details on how Lee-Anne made this beautiful tag below, please click HERE.
Here's Lee-Anne's tag ....
Wow! Fabulous design Lee-Anne!!
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I hope you'll join us and link up your mixed media Christmas tags below.
- 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 party!