Friday, November 24, 2017

Last Day for Tags

Hi everyone.  Just a reminder that the link (below) for the Twelve Tags of Christmas closes today at midnight.

It's been a great challenge and I appreciate all that joined me.  So many beautiful and creative tags in the gallery!

I'll leave you with this last tag I made using the tissue paper watercolouring technique.  All done in neutrals, this tag is out of the norm for me. :)  The tissue paper was watercoloured with distress inks (antique linen, brushed corduroy, vintage photo) and then dried.  I scrunched  the tissue and glued it to a piece of card stock, swiped Versamark gently over top, heat embossing the highlights in copper before die-cutting a tag.  A wooden snowflake was pressed into my Versamark pad and heat embossed with copper, as well as the sentiment on the black banner at the bottom of the tag.  The finishing touch was to dye the crinkle ribbon with rusty hinge distress ink.

Please come back on Nov. 30 to find out the Top Tags for the event.  Jeremy "The Judge" is going to have a difficult time picking from all the beauties that have been entered!







Stamps:  Festive Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.);  White tissue paper; Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Pinpoint Main Street Tag die (Poppy Stamps), Copper embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, wooden snowflake (AliExpress), crinkle ribbon (Tim Holtz)



22 comments:

  1. I love this Loll. I have been doing a few brown/copper cards lately and I am blown away with this tag. The colour combination is fantastic, a fantastic technique and a fantastic tag...Guess I love this one x

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  2. First of all Congratulations Loll on a most successful Christmas Tag Challenge with over 100 fantastic creations. Good Luck with the task ahead Judge Jeremy!
    And Loll I am in awe of how beautiful your last tag is. I LOVE the very different colours you chose and how the embossed veins from your scrunched tissue paper stand out. Your little copper snowflake looks so classy and to finish with that coloured ribbon.
    Thanks for showing us the most beautiful little pieces of art over the last few weeks.

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  3. WOW! I love this and am so fond of the vintage look you achieved. Topped with gold it's extraordinary! You tied this together beautifully with the copper embossing powder! Thank you for another fun tag challenge year. It's been so fun and I enjoyed seeing all the talented artists who participated.

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  4. Just gorgeous, Loll! Love the look of the tissue paper in neutrals. I'm hoping to finally link up a few tags I created these past few weeks.

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  5. The tissue paper on this tag is striking! I love the whole vein, it looks so amazing !! Beautiful tag in natural colors. I love the strong contrast between shining center and shaded edges and black bottom. Perfect combination! This is a great idea for a tag for my husband :-) Thank you for so many amazing impressions, for your trust, for your friendship. Thank you Loll that you are ...!
    Hugs,
    BożenA xx

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  6. I love the neutrals with the copper embossing, Loll! The ribbon dyed with the Rusty Hinge is perfect! A great challenge!

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  7. Love the neutrals - so different for you! But a great masculine look. Brilliant idea to heat emboss the wooden snowflake - I must try that!

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  8. Stunning tag Loll, love these colours and I must play some more with the tissue paper technique. Your background looks amazing. Not sure if I'll make it in time to add a tag, but the gallery looks fantastic, Cathy x

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  9. Yes, the colour combination IS a little different from what you usually use, Loll, and yet this is as beautiful as always! I love the rich and deep neutral colours of the tissue paper background, and the heat-embossed wooden snowflake! Every element matches the atmosphere of this vintage-looking tag. Thank you so much again for hosting such a fun event this year too! Hideko xx

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  10. Your tissue paper watercoloring technique is beautiful. This tag is lovely. Thank you for the challenge and the many days of inspiration. [Bunny]

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  11. Loll, I love the neutral colours they are so pretty. Perfect with the beautiful wooden snowflake. I ove the effect the versamark created. Awesome tag and awesome tag event. I'm so looking forward to next year :)

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  12. This is gorgeous Loll, I ,love it in these colours and so much texture with the tissue paper. I watched your tutorial on this and have some tissue paper now...hoping to give it a go! This would work perfectly for the Inkspirational challenge also. Hope all is well with you x

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  13. Another fabulous tag from you Loll! Love that look, it looks like leather! Sorry I'm so behind with my commenting (too many irons in the fire). Have a great weekend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  14. What a gorgeous tag to wrap up this challenge, Loll. The colors are stunning. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this challenge. Absolutely well worth it because look at the stunning array of tags you created and challenged other to create. What a beautiful endeavor! My hat's off to you and all your friends! Thank you!

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  15. I just LOVE this tag in the neutral colors Loll! and the snowflake is the perfect adornment for it - what a great 12 tags of Christmas event again this year - so many wonderful tags to inspire us!! Julia xx

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  16. What a gorgeous tag to finish the challenge, I love the beautiful vintage tones, and the copper embossing looks lovely. Just had another look through the gallery .... wouldn't want Jeremy's job!!! Congratulations on another amazing 12 Tags event xx

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  17. What a beautiful tag Loll, the colors are so pretty and I would have never thought to use them for a Christmas tag. I love it though!!! Hope to catch next years tag event, thanks for hosting these Loll! Hugs, Brenda

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  18. Absolutely Gorgeous neutral colors for your beautiful tissue paper background and love your added heat embossing, Loll. I have those wooden snowflakes..TFS your creative idea to heat eb with copper eb powder. Gorgeous effect. Love your dyed crinkled ribbon too. Wow..really stunning my friend.

    I agree...Jeremy is going to have a difficult time judging. Thank you again Loll for another very successful and fun Christmas Tag Event:-)

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  19. Loll, I was so happy to see you had joined us in our monthly challenge and I had so many good intentions especially with the wonderful tag inspiration I was seeing daily. But mum and dad have continued to progress in their downward spiral and I have found that time is not what I always hope it will be. You continue to inspire me with the most amazing cards and tags, this tag going into my list of must tries. I so love the colour of the tissue paper and the wood finish, stunning. Maybe next year will be kinder.

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  20. Bold, dramatic and deliciously texture-y, Loll ... what a striking tag! Congratulations on another wonderfully successful event ... I would have loved to play along, but the Time Eating Monster had other ideas! I've loved the inspiration though! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. Beautiful tag, Loll! Love the embossing on the "wrinkles"! Just all around great tag!

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  22. This is so elegant, Loll. I love the copper touches. I wish I had gotten more tags made for your challenge but I got lots of inspiration.

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