Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Day One ... Twelve Tags of Christmas



Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the Twelve Tags of Christmas 2015.  I had such a fun time last year, that I'm back with another tag event for this year! :)

Over the next twelve days, I'll be sharing one Mixed Media Christmas tag each day that I've made, plus two Guest Designer tags.  All twelve of my wonderful guest designers from last year will be here again,  as well as thirteen new friends.  Each of them has a unique and creative style that I'm sure will inspire you.

Come play along and join the fun.  Any style is welcome, as long as you link a * Mixed Media Christmas Tag.  The linky will be open until November 22, so there's lots of time to play along.

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


Loll

Smooshed Inka gold and peacock feathers distress ink background (click HERE for my video tutorial on this technique).  Script stamped background.  Stenciled mesh design with Inka Gold and die-cut trees also covered with Inka gold and embossed with flourish design.  Clear glitter glue dots were added for sparkle.


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Guest Designers

Here's a tag from the multi-talented Shirley (shirley-bee's stamping stuff).
Not only does Shirley have an amazing CAS Mixed Media style, but she also has her own line of fantastic stamps call "The Bees Knees" which are available through STAMPlorations.  Drop by Shirley's blog to see the full details on how she made this gorgeous tag below.


This tag is so beautiful, elegant and dreamy looking with the soft colours.
Thank you so much Shirley! xx


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Here is a stunning creation by my friend Karen (Serendipity Dragonfly).  Karen makes the most beautiful, elegant cards I have ever seen.  She has a talent for layering die-cut elements into works of art ... as you can see from her tag below.  Please stop by her blog to find out how she made this beautiful tag.

Karen B.

Love the icy blue background which is perfect paired with all the sparkle from the silver elements.  Amazing tag Karen!  Thank you so much!  xx

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Prizes

  $40 STAMPlorations gift certificate for Winning Tag
$20 STAMPlorations gift certificate for each of the Top Three Tags
$20 Happy Little Stampers gift certificate - random prize draw
Dee's Arsty Impressions Christmas Bell Medley stamp set - random prize draw

Random prizes donated by:


          
    Happy Little Stampers                       Dee's Arsty Impressions


Everyone who enters a mixed media Christmas tag(s) is eligible to win. The winners of the prizes above will be picked by an independent judge.

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Here's how to play ...
  • Make a Mixed Media* Christmas tag (any size, any style)
  • Upload to your blog or favorite gallery (Splitcoast Stampers, Pinterest, Flickr, etc.)
  • Include a link to this post on your blog or gallery
  • Add the link to your post (not your blog) to join the event
  • Enter as many times as you'd like --- new creations only please (no backlinking)

The event is open until the November 22, so there's lots of time to play along.


I'm also playing along with Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge - Tag.  How perfect is that??  I'll be entering my tags for each day of the event.  Come join in the fun there too!



See you tomorrow with another Mixed Media Christmas Tag and special Guest Designers!





36 comments:

  1. Starting to look a lot like Christmas!!! Fab start to your twelve tags of Christmas M.M. event, Loll

    Kathyk

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  2. Stunning design inspiration, varied styles and all so gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  3. Well isn't this an amazing start to your event? Three beautiful and totally inspiring tags!

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  4. I'm so looking forward to this Loll .... and what a fabulous start! All three tags are just stunning!! xx

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  5. What a stunning start to the event !!! Superb creations love the inka gold on your tag Loll and the beauties from Shirley and Karen have left me in awe :)

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  6. I'm not a mixed media person by nature but these tags are all so inspirational. So I think I need to have a go myself.

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  7. I'm thrilled that your tradition is continuing, Loll, and the debut tags today: works of art! Gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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  8. I've been looking forward to this! Beautiful tags today, I'm hoping to join in.

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  9. Looking forward to seeing all the tags Loll...today's three are superb. Carol x

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  10. wow! All these tags are amazing. I love all the different colours showcased here! xx

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  11. All of these tags are stunning Loll. Cant wait to see more. Off to check out the other blogs now and how they made their tags.

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  12. Starting things off with a bang, you are! I love your tag - so simple but so full of joy. And the ladies have created truly dreamy works of art.

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  13. Stunning tags from everyone! Good luck with the event and I hope you have lots of fun!

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  14. Wow, you've really started out with a explosion of wonderful inspiration for us, Lolly! Between you, Shirley, and Karen, these are magnificent tag designs to drool over! Gosh, I have such talented friends!! Hugs, Dolly

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  15. Love those gold, embossed trees against the blue and gold background! So many wonderful techniques!

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  16. OMG Loll...3 Gorgeous tags by you, Shirley and Karen. I am feeling sooo inspired my friend. I am planning on playing as often as possible. I had so much fun last year and was able to make most of my tags into cards and some just left as tags for packages. TFS Loll and helping make our Christmas giving very special :-) A great big Hug, Nancy L. P.S. I am off to get the deets by your GD's!

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  17. Wow...I just read Shirley and Karen's descriptions...what a joy. So much layering, texturing, creativity and beauty in their little tags. That goes for Loll's beauty too. All 3 tags soooo Inspiring. TFS girls.

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    1. Two awesomely designed cards. Love all the colors, the textures, the layering of the pretty elements, and the attention to detail that went into each gorgeous tag. Will be checking out each blog to get the how-to-s, because I love each one. TFS & thanks to your wonderful Guest Designers! Hugs

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    2. Oops, forgot to say how much I loved your own tag! I had enjoyed it earlier on Facebook, and those golden trees just made my heart feel all the joy that was on the red sentiment! Love the smooshing & the texture and the glimmer added. TFS

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    3. All three tags are amazing! What a pleasure to see them! Love all the texture on these and the creativity is outstanding! I just have viewed them many times to take in all the elements on all three of these!

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  18. Loll, I'm love with all three tags! Fabulous work by you and your guest designers! I'll be adding them all to PInterest!

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  19. What a great idea this is Loll. Thanks for inviting me to take part, I really enjoyed making my tag and it made me realize I don't do enough mixed media projects...........so you'll be seeing another, rather larger, mm project next week on my blog!

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  20. Beautiful tags by all and such stunning designs! So happy that you held this again this year Loll - hugs xx

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  21. just fantastic looking tags from such talented ladies!! Thanks so much Loll for hosting this great event. Can''t wait to see what more in in store!!!

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  22. These are just fabulous tags! I can't wait to join in the fun! thanks for the opportunity Loll! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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  23. Your tag event is off with a bang! Such beautiful tags! I love yours, Loll. I am at a loss for words to describe how much beauty and talent I see in these works of art.

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  24. What an array of beautiful tags, all works of art. I don't do mixed media but I may give it a try.

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  25. Thank you so much for inviting me back, Loll. I loved it last year, and I love it even more this year! Gorgeous tags from you and Karen, and I'm so looking forward to seeing what the other guest designers create. Well done on putting together such a brilliant event again!

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  26. What a fantastic start to your tag event Loll! All three tags are beautiful and I can't wait to see more. Who knew that so much beauty could be squeezed onto little tags!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  27. Loll and GD, your tags are so beautiful! What a fun challenge - tags are my favorite ! :)

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  28. Wow! These are all amazing!

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  29. what a wonderful start to your tag event Loll! Three lovely designs here!! Julia xx

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  30. Off to a really great start, Loll! Your embossed trees are so pretty and I love how you created the background...so much texture!
    Shirley and Karen's tags re so pretty, too!

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  31. What an awesome debut day, Loll ... your aqua and gold background is gorgeous with those flourishy trees ... such lovely tags from Shirley and Karen too! Hugs, Anita :)

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  32. All three featured tags are so gorgeous they take my breath away and there are a lot of beautiful entries in the gallery already. I have not done much mixed media but I HAVE to now. This will be a great learning experience for me, Loll, and I thank you for doing this. Either I wasn't following you last year or totally forgot about it but I'm glad I'm here now to see such beautiful creations.

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  33. I found your super challenge through Darnell. Fabulous inspiration from you and your guests and I'm so pleased to be joining in with the fun xx

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