* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.
How I made Tag #12:
I started with the faux mother-of-pearl technique (love this technique and can't get enough of it!!) :) Click HERE to see my video tutorial on this fun technique. I sponged over top with two shades of brown distress inks (Antique Linen / Brushed Corduroy). I then inked my En Francais script stamp with dark brown ink (Vintage Photo), stamped onto a scrap of paper first, and then stamped my tag. Love the softness of second generation stamping. I die-cut three holly from olive card stock and then sponged more ink around the edges to make it darker. The holly leaves have been coated with green glitter glue, and once dry, shaped with my stylus and mat. Three small red glitter covered balls are the berries. I cut out the "PEACE" from my Cameo ... once in dark red card stock and twice more in white and layered them together with glue to make a thick embellishment. I sponged the edges with a dark red ink and then coated it in red glitter glue. Again I've used seam binding for the ribbon, dying it with Brushed Corduroy ink misted with water, scrunching, and letting it dry - love it!
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Today's special Guest Designer is Deepti ... she is a constant source of inspiration for me. Deepti is a true artist --- she sometimes includes hand-drawn elements on her projects. She has a wonderful sense of colour, design and balance. She is another busy person! We are Design Teammates at Addicted to Stamps & More, Addicted to CAS, and Mixed Media Card Challenge blogs and she designs for the Fusion Challenge as well. Deepti is also on the design team for STAMPlorations and CAS-ual Friday's Stamps. Take some time to check out her blog, Dee’s Art Utopia … you’ll be glad you did!
Details on how Deepti made this gorgeous tag below, can be found by clicking HERE.
Here's Deepti's tag ...
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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 still of time to play along.
Prize: $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations for Top Tag
Meet the Judge ---
This is my youngest son, Jeremy. He has a degree in Visual Arts and a Master of Arts Education. He currently works as an Art teacher at a Secondary High School in the Lower Mainland. Jer is excited to look through all the amazing entries and pick the top tags and winning entry. The winners will be posted on Nov. 20 on this blog. Thanks to all that entered ... there's still a few more days for anyone who is still wanting to join in. :)
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If you want to check out the whole selection of tags (mine, guest designers and entrants), I've created a Pinterest board --- click HERE.
And a big thank you to all my Guest Designers --- Susan, Kylie, Shirley, Nancy, Ingrid, Lee-Anne, Bonnie, Shery, Julia, Marina, Vicki and Deepti ... you all did an amazing job. The tags are so creative and all very unique and I know that you've inspired many ... you girls are the BEST!! :)