Monday, November 10, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Eight

Hi everyone.  Welcome to Day Eight of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event.  I can't believe how quickly the days are flying by ... before we know it, Christmas will be here. Do you need some Christmas tags for the gifts you're giving this year??!!  We hope you'll be inspired to join in the fun to create your own Christmas tags.  Link up your Mixed Media* Christmas tags below and join the party! :)

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

Tag #8

Here's how I made Tag #8:

This tag was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.  Pale green ink (Old Paper Distress Ink) was sponged over a harlequin (diamond) stencil and then two shades of brown distress inks (Antique Linen / Brushed Corduroy) were sponged around the tag, fading it out towards the center so the diamonds were still visible.  A border of vines were stamped around the tag (second generation stamping with Brushed Corduroy ink) and the sentiment was stamped in Vintage Photo ink.  The bird (perched reed bird die from memory box), branch, pine sprig nest and tab at top of tag are all die-cuts with sponged edges for interest.  A red and gold ribbon was added to finish the tag.

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Today's special Guest Designer is Shery, owner of STAMPlorations.  I saw Shery’s beautiful stamps through my friend’s blogs (Kylie, Vicki, and Deepti) … they are all on her Design Team at STAMPlorations. :)  I checked out Shery’s blog, One Layer, CAS and Mixed Media cards … and was instantly hooked.  She is the master at one layer cards … seriously!!  I’m in awe of her one layer cards … amazing depth and texture … so incredible!  Shery is not only an artist and stamp designer, but she also makes the most beautiful mixed media cards and projects.  And somehow she found the time a few months ago to start up a new challenge blog, Mixed Media Card Challenge.  It was instantly successful, of course!!   Shery designs stamps for her company --- STAMPlorations and is on the design teams for these challenges: Mixed Media Card Challenges, SRM Stickers, Time Out Challenges, 613 Avenue Challenges, and the Crafter’s Café Challenges --- wow! :)

For details on how Shery made this gorgeous tag below, please click HERE.

Here's Shery's tag ....

Awesome tag Shery ... thank you!!

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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 lots of time to play along.

Prize:  $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations for Top Tag

Everyone who enters a mixed media Christmas tag(s) is eligible to win. The Top Tag will be picked by an independent judge.

See you tomorrow with another Christmas Tag and special Guest Designer!

Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!


nancy littrell said...

I Love your glowing stamped and sponged tag with your wonderful diecut bird and branch. Your textured ribbon and green tab are the perfect accents. TFS Loll

All the textures, distressing, colors and dimensional flower on Sheri's tag are a true work of art. Wow!
Can't wait to check out her blog :-)

Betty said...

your tag is especially pretty today, Loll!

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving your tag today Loll, ok, I love each and every tag every day. lol But this one is so pretty, it just glows with that ink you used. Love your bird, branch and nest and I love the vine stamping around the tag. I also love Shery's tag also, I can see why you fell in love with her work!! Hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

Hi Loll! Your tag is soooo adorable! Love the little birdie! The background is very cute!
Shery's tag is a brilliant mixed media tag! Gorgeous textures! Wonderful work, Ladies! Can't believe it is already day 8! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

The background on your tag looks lit from within, Loll...and I love the sweet little bird! Awesome mixed media piece from Shery...fabulous background!

Linda said...

Love today's tag Loll ...... your little bird is sooo cute and I love all the details on the background. Shery's tag is gorgeous ... so much texture and detail .... love it! xx

Anita in France said...

Such a pretty tag, Loll ... love the glow around that Christmas bird! Shery's tag is amazing ... so full of texture and dimension! Anita :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful tag Loll gorgeous background and your little bird is so cute


Bonnie said...

Love this pretty red bird and the vines subtly stamped in the background! Love how you've added a layer to put the ribbon through! I'll have to remember that!

Maura said...

I love this, Loll! The warmth of the color surrounding the bird is lovely and the vine enhances that warmth. I had been thinking that my next tag might be a bird, too - Great minds, as they say!
beesmom at splitcoast

cm said...

Two works of art, filled with lovely colours, pretty textures, lovely layers, fabulous images. Gorgeous, both!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful shding and design Loll! I haven't used that birdie for a while - must do it soon! I love Shery's textured mixed media tag too!

Sandy said...

Beautiful tags and I am particularly fond of the traditional Christmas colors. And yes, I love fat red birds!
Sandy xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tags, Loll! I love your bird on a branch with the surrounding sponging! It gives such a richness and glow! Sherry's layered poinsettia is really gorgeous! Sue N

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful! Can you tell me what die brands the bird and tag are made from? Love your distressing techniques!

Loll said...

Hi AJ. The bird die is called Perched Reed Die and it's made by Memory Box. For this event, I just cut my tags by hand. They are 2 1/8" wide and 3 5/8" long. I made a template with the angled corner cuts and hole punch so that I could easy cut multiples. Loll xx

Deepti said...

Wowzers !! Love these and ur little birdie is way too cool :)