Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Greetings

Looking for the Twelve Tags of Christmas Event??

Hi everyone.  Thanks to all that have entered The Twelve Tags of Christmas event with Loll & Friends ... it's been AMAZING!!  The linky will remain open until midnight (PST) on Nov. 24th if you want to join in.  Top Tags will be announced on Nov. 30th.

Also wanted to say that I got WAY behind on my visiting my friend's blog during the tag event and I hope to catch up soon with all that everyone has been making over the past couple of weeks.

Today I'm sharing a card for the CAS Watercolour November Challenge.


To make the above card, I placed my stamp in my misti, coloured the leaves using Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, and stamped onto mixed media paper.  I then used my waterbrush to move colour around.  I repeated these steps with red for the berries and dark brown for the branches.  I then added shading to the leaves and berries using markers with darker shades of the same colours.  Once I finished, I used the narrow end of the Stampin' Write markers to outline the images and add veining to the leaves.  The finishing touches were to splatter diluted green ink over the panel and adding a few highlights to the berries with a white gel pen.

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog and then play along!

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A few weeks back I ran a mini challenge on Splash Watercolouring.
The winner was randomly drawn - #6

Jeannie (L2grdn at SCS)
Beautiful card with your Splash Watercolour background Jeannie!  I'll be in touch shortly.

Thanks to all that participated!!







Stamps: berry kissed (Penny Black); festive snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media main panel (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Misti, water brush, paint brush for splattering, white gel pen

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour November Challenge - Holiday

Friday, November 17, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Twelve

Welcome to Day Twelve!

I can't believe how quickly the twelve days has gone!
Lots of amazing tags in the gallery - make sure to check them out.
The linky will remain open for another week so keep those tags coming!


The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Welcome to the final day of tags.  I have saved my favourite tag for last.
Today's Guest Designer is my dear friend, Nancy S. and she has made
an elegant tag for you today!

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Nancy's tag information is available in her gallery on Splitcoast Stampers (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Embossing paste stenciling, heat embossing, watercolouring, splattering, fussy-cutting, stamping
Products:    Mixed Media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tags die (Poppy Stamps), Poinsettia Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz), embossing paste, palette knife, Warm Wishes stamp (Penny Black), Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, distress inks, water brush, white acrylic paint, Gold Perlen-Pen (Viva), Festive Snippets stamp (Penny Black), Black card stock (SU!), crinkle ribbon (Tim Holtz)



Guest Designer
Click HERE for the link to Nancy's card in the SCS gallery.
SCS members, please leave her some love on her gallery post!
Non-SCS members are welcome to leave a comment
on this blog for Nancy.  Thank you!


Thanks to my incredibly talented friends for Guest Designing this year,
Susan, Nancy L., Mac, Bonnie, Christine, MarciaKaren,
JuliaBozenA, Darnell, Linda, and Nancy S.
You have all outdone yourselves!


The linky will remain open for another week, closing at end of day Nov.24th, so there's still lots of time to play along.  Come join in!

The top tags will be announced on Nov. 30th.










Thursday, November 16, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Eleven

Welcome to Day Eleven!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Great to have you back again today!!  Today you'll find my latest tag, and one
made by my talented friend, Linda.

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Linda's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Watercolouring with Zigs, die-cutting, stamping
Products:  Mixed Media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tag dies (Poppy Stamps), zigs for watercolouring, Holiday Bouquet Stamp (Avery Elle), Sentiment stamp (Amy R - Retired), corner die (AliExpress), Cherry Cobbler card stock (SU!) for back tag, Chery Cobbler ribbon (SU!)

(Life in the Craft Lane)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be redirected to Linda's blog.
Make sure to leave a comment about her beautiful tag!
Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.









Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Ten

Welcome to Day Ten!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Today it's all about snowflakes! :)  I hope you enjoy the tag made by me and
the bright and beautiful tag made by my dear friend, Darnell.

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Darnell's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:   Brushos through stencil (click on link for video how-to), Embossing paste stenciling, die-cutting, heat embossing,  stamping
Products:  Mixed Media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tags die (Poppy Stamps), Snowflake die cut with my Silhouette Cameo, Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp), embossing paste, palette knife, Snowflake die (Lil' Inkers), silver glimmer paper, snowflake gem (AliExpress), vellum, Merriest stamp set (Avery Elle), silver embossing powder, heat tool, crinkle ribbon (Tim Holtz)


(djkardkreations)
Guest Designer
Click HERE for the link to Darnell's blog post.
She would love to hear your comments!
Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.









Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Nine

Welcome to Day Nine!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Hello and welcome!  Two more tags for today, one made by me and one made by
my sweet friend, BozenA!

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  BozenA's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:   Smooshing with Alcohol Inks (click on link for how-to video), die-cutting, stamping, heat embossing
Products:  Yupo paper, alcohol inks, blender solution, stitched snow hills die (AliExpress), gold foil paper (SU!), reindeer die (inspired by Penny Black), crinkle ribbon (Tim Holtz)

(ArtCardBox)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be forwarded to BozenA's blog post.
There you will find out how she made this amazing tag!
Make sure to leave her some love. :)
Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.













Monday, November 13, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Eight

Welcome to Day Eight!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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I'm having so much fun and I hope you are too!
There's two new tags for you to check out below ... one made by me and one made
by my wonderful friend, Julia.

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Julia's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Embossing paste through stencil, die-cutting, stamping, watercolouring, and fussy-cutting
Products:  Mixed media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tags die (Poppy Stamps), Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp), embossing paste, palette knife, Winter Sparrows stamp set (Lawn Fawn), Distress Inks, water brush, Grove Branch die (Memory Box), crinkle ribbon (Tim Holtz)



(Create with Me)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be redirected to Julia's blog.
There you will find all the info on how she made this sweet tag!
Make sure to leave a comment.
Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.









Sunday, November 12, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Seven

Welcome to Day Seven!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Thanks for being here again today.  I'm back with another tag and one made by
my dear friend Karen.  We hope you'll be inspired to play along!

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Karen's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Smooshing Inka Gold (click on link for how-to video), die-cutting, heat embossing
Products:   Mixed media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tags die (Poppy Stamps), Inka gold (silver, blue), ornament tree die Penny Black, silver foil paper, Snowdrifts die (MFT), Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches), silver embossing powder, heat tool,  crinkle ribbon (Tim Holtz)

(Snippets)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be forwarded to Karen's blog where you'll find
all the information on how she made this gorgeous tag!
Make sure to leave Karen some love!
Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.









Saturday, November 11, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Six

Welcome to Day Six!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Glad you're joining us again today.  Below is a tag made by me, and one made by
my sweet friend, Marcia.

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar. Marcia's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Smooshing with Brushos, Die-cutting, Splattering, Stamping,
Heat embossing
Products:   Mixed Media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tags die (Poppy Stamps), Brushos, water mister, tree and deer die (Ali Express), Snow drifts die (MFT), Christmas Messages stamp (Hero Arts), Versamark, diluted white acrylic paint for splattering, paint brush, silver embossing paste, heat tool, crinkle ribbon, distress inks
(Marcia's Stampin' Pad)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be redirected to Marcia's blog.
There you will find out all the info on how she made this beautiful tag!
Make sure to leave her some love. :)  Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.









Friday, November 10, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Five

Welcome to Day Five!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Hello!  I'm here again today with a tag made by me, and one made by
my uber talented friend, Christine!

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Christine's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  no-line watercolouring, stenciling, stamping
Products:  bell & berries stamp (Penny Black), Distress inks, water brush, watercolour pencils, Peace sentiment stamp (retired), mesh stencil (Memory Box), sponge, white gel pen, crinkle ribbon (Tim Holtz)


(It's a Card Day's Night)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to check out all the details on how
Christine made this amazing tag!
Make sure to leave a comment on her blog about her beautiful tag!
Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.












Thursday, November 09, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Four

Welcome to Day Four!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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So glad you're here to check out my tag and the sweet tag made by my dear friend, Bonnie.  Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Bonnie's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Smooshing, Die-cutting, Sponging, Ghosting, Heat embossing
Products:    Pinpoint Main Street Tag dies (Poppy Stamps), Fir Trees dies (Impression Obsession), Distress Inks, Water mister, Snow drifts die (My Favorite Things), Christmas Messages stamp (Hero Arts), Silver Embossing powder, heat tool, sponge


(Stamping with Klass)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be forwarded to Bonnie's blog.
You'll be able to find out how she made this adorable tag.
Please leave her some love!
Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.












Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Three

Welcome to Day Three!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Welcome back.  Today it's all about poinsettias! :)  I have gone sparkly with glass bead gel, and my wonderful friend Mac is showing lots of glitz and glamour on her tag.  Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  Mac's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Masking, sponging through stencil, Glass bead gel through stencil, heat embossing, stamping
Products:  Mixed media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tag die (Poppy Stamps), Poinsettia Layering stencil (TH), distress inks, sponges, glass bead gel (Golden), vellum, white embossing powder, crinkle ribbon (TH)
(The Sweetest of Peas)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be forwarded to Mac's blog post.
There you will find out all the info on how she made this gorgeous poinsettia tag!
Please leave her some love!  Thank you!



2017 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board
Lots of inspiration!  Click to take a look of all the tags from me, my Guest Designers, and participants.
Check out the boards for TTofC 20142015 & 2016 as well!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.









Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Two

Welcome to Day Two!

The rules and dates for this event are listed in the sidebar.

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Thanks for dropping by today to see my tag and the gorgeous tag made by my sweet friend, Nancy.  Technique and products used on my tag are listed below.  Contact me if you want any further information.  Nancy's tag instructions and products used are listed on her blog (link provided).

Loll
Techniques:  Heat emboss resist, sponging, watercolouring, fussy-cutting, stamping
Products:  Mixed Media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tags die (Poppy Stamps), Christmas Story background (Penny Black), Versamark, White embossing powder, heat tool, Distress Inks, sponge, water brush, Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Watercolor Winter (Stampin' Up!), crinkle ribbon (TH)


Nancy L.
(scandinancy creates)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be redirected to Nancy's blog.
Make sure to leave a comment about her beautiful tag!
Thank you!


Come join the fun!  Enter your Mixed Media Christmas Tag in the linky below.












Monday, November 06, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day One


Hi everyone.  Welcome to the 4th annual Twelve Tags of Christmas challenge.
There will be two tags posted every day for the next twelve days.  I hope you'll play along with me and my talented Guest Designers.

For this challenge, requirements for "Mixed Media" are stamping, plus two mixed media elements (techniques or products).  The theme is Christmas.  Tags only please!

DATES for the challenge along with the RULES of the challenge are posted below and on the sidebar.

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I'm so happy to have you here to check out my tag for today, along with an amazing tag made by my wonderfully talented friend, Susan.  Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.  If you want more information, please email me using the email contact form in the sidebar.  Susan's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).


Loll
Techniques:  Brushos through stencil (click on link for video how-to) die-cuts, gilding flakes, stamping
Products:  Mixed media paper, Pinpoint Main Street Tags die (Poppy Stamps), Brushos (Olive), Birch Tree Stencil (TCW), Inka Gold, Deer die (TH) - gift from my sweet friend Julia!, Verdigris Gilding Flakes (Cosmos), Snowdrifts die (MFT), Christmas sentiment (Hero Arts), gold ribbon


(Cardmaker's Garret)
Guest Designer
Click HERE to be redirected to Susan's blog.
There you'll find out all the details on how she made this gorgeous tag!
Please leave her some love for all her hard work
making this beautiful tag!
Thank you!


Challenges Dates:
  • Inspiration Tags posted Nov. 6 - 17
  • Linky open for entries Nov. 6 - 24
  • Top Tags posted Nov. 30

Rules:
  • Make a Mixed Media Christmas tag (include stamping plus 2 mixed media elements)
  • Include a link to Twelve Tags challenge in your write-up
  • Add your entry with the linky tool.
  • Enter as many times as you'd like, new entries only please

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Prizes

 Winning Tag                                  Random Draw
Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set - Altenew
 - 1          Thinking of You Stamp Set - Altenew
 - 1

Package of dies for each of the Top Three Tags


See you tomorrow with two new inspirational Mixed Media Christmas Tags!