Thursday, November 13, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Eleven

Hi everyone.  Welcome to Day Eleven of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event.  We're getting down to the last few days of tags for this event.  It has gone so quickly!!  Each day of the event, I'm posting two mixed media Christmas tags (one made by me; one made by a friend).  Each Guest Designer has a unique and creative style ... and I hope that our tags inspire you to show us your style!  Come join in the fun and link up your Mixed Media* Christmas tags below.

For those of you that are interested, I have set up a Pinterest Board with the tags from this event.  So fun to look at them all together!!  Check it out HERE.  If I've missed adding your tag, please let me know :)

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

Tag #11

Here's how I made Tag #11:

This tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") has a raised brick background made with a stencil and Sparkle Texture Effect (Martha Stewart) ... the bricks are very sparkly IRL.   Several pine sprig die-cuts were "frosted" with the same sparkle texture and glued onto a circle frame.  "Merry" was die-cut from red glitter paper and mounted on top of the wreath, and small red rhinestones were added for the berries.  A simple banner with "christmas" was added to the bottom and a misted and scrunched ribbon was added to the top to finish.

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Today's special Guest Designer is Vicki (All I Do is Stamp) ... perfect blog name for Vicki!! :)  I first saw Vicki’s cards on SCS (yes, many of my friends are from there --- it’s a wonderful crafting community).  I was drawn to her bold style with her mix of saturated colors and her keen eye to balance and design.  She is so talented and also a very prolific crafter, making cards almost every day … and sometimes several cards a day.  Vicki is currently on the design teams for the following companies:  Inspired by Stamping, STAMPlorations, Add A Little Dazzle, Dare 2B Artsy, and A Walk Down Memory Lane.  And she is on the Design Teams for the following challenges:  Just Us Girls, Addicted to CAS, AAA Card, Cardabilities, Muse, The Male Room … and she is part of the team that organizes colour challenges at Splitcoast Stampers.  Whew!!  She is one busy lady!!

All the details on how Vicki made this gorgeous tag below can be found by clicking HERE.

Here's Vicki's tag ....

Beautiful tag ... thanks Vicki!!

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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 party!


Unknown said...

Loll! Your tag is fantastic! I love your 'wall' and the wreath is just magical!! it's a perfection! This could be one of my favourite tags of yours ;) Hard to decide with them all being so gorgeous! x
Vicky's tag is fantastic! I shall hop over to let her know too! xx

Marianne said...

Gorgeous tag Loll. So festive, and I love that sparkly background.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the brick work on today's tag! Thanks for asking me to GD for this fun event!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous sparkly tag Loll! I Love your sparkly eb paste brick wall. The perfect background for your stunning again sparkly pine sprig wreath. The red rhinestones really make your wreath pop.

Vicki's many layered and stamped tag is so creative and so Vicki. Love it too. TFS girls.

Anonymous said...

Love the brick background and that pretty wreath!

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you so much Loll for this fab challenge. I have been playing quietly with my stash to try and create some tags that fall within the mixed media theme! I really enjoyed the challenge and the absolutely stunning tag creations from you and your friends huni: love it! Karen x

Marcia Hill said...

LOVE your tag/wreath today Loll, and quite honestly, I'm not ready for this to end...maybe you could extend this till say Dec. 24th???? I have absolutely loved coming to your site every day these past 2 weeks and seeing all the Christmas goodness and ideas...thank you, thank you! :0)

Brenda said...

You have made a lot of tags, 11 to be exact and I have loved each and every one of them Loll. But today's tag has to be my favorite one of all!!! I love that sparkly brick background, that is just so beautiful to me!! I love the wreath also because you "frosted" some of the tips, very pretty and looks just like it is hanging outside on a brick wall in the snow. lol Just love it! Wow, I am loving Vicki's vibrant colors that are in her tag! She has it all going on, the snowflakes, the dots, the greenery and that beautiful, graceful buck. This one would make a great tag for the fella in one's live! Or the hunter. lol Both tags are awesome! Hugs, Brenda

hellerlittle said...

Another day with amazing TAGs... love both !!!
Think I have to get on my crafttable but my time is running away ;o(((
CU hellerlittle

Julia Aston said...

This may be my all time fav of your tags so far Loll - the wreath against that wonderful brick looks beautiful! and Vicki's tag is so bright in those non-traditional colors - really sets off the silhouette stampings!

Linda said...

WOW!! Love today's tag Loll ..... the brickwork in the background looks fab and the wreath is just gorgeous! Hard choice .... but I think this is my favourite!
Love Vicki's tag too ...... the silhoutte really pops against that gorgeous non-traditional coloured background.
Great idea for the Pinterest Board too ..... the tags look fab all together! xx

Judy Garrelts said...

The tag is gorgeous!!!!! Where did you find sparkle medium?
Thanks for sharing,

cm said...

I hope you're 'hearing' all the requests to please, please, please carry on! Dec. 24th, as Marcia suggested *grin* Today's tags: only awesome! Your wreath hanging on the 'brick' wall is gorgeous; Vicki's lovely background with the silhouette images, eye-catching. Amazing inspiration!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your festive tag Loll lovely textured background


Bonnie said...

Ooh! I love this icy wreath and the frosty bricks! So pretty! Great idea to pin the tags. So much easier to see them. What a wonderful turnout you've had!

Rufus said...

I've loved seeing all the tags and am looking forward to the few (sob) remaining. But I've got to say that, at least so far, I think that your tag today, Loll, is definitely my favorite. The brick background, the sparkly texture the snow covered wreath, the die cut 'em all! It all just works together perfectly and flows into one awesome tag! Thanks so much for doing this

Darnell said...

What an amazing gallery this is! Your tags, and those of your guest designers have been so outstanding, Lolly! Maybe I will be able to work more on technique in 2015 and be able to join in by the end of next year!! Hugs, Dolly

My Paper Epiphany said...

I just love the sparkly bricks and wreath - gorgeous! I love the vibrancy of colours in Vicki's tag with the contrasting silhouette and little round tag - fantastic!

Lisa Lara said...

I love how your background bricks look Loll. Wow. And that wreath gives great texture and interest Lovely. Vicki's tag is so vibrant and gorgeous.

Loll said...

Hi Judy. Sparkle Texture Effect is made by Martha Stewart and I bought it at Michael's a few years ago. I believe it is still available. Loll xx

Barb Ghig said...

Ooooh, I love how you stenciled the bricks on your background for this tag! Your wreath is so charming, and I love all the sparkle on the die cut festive and fun!
Thanks for sharing Vicki's beautiful tag with us, too! She never disappoints!

Anita in France said...

That sparkly brick background is so fabulous, Loll ... actually the sparkly everything is fabulous ... looks like a wonderfully crisp and frosty morning! The glow of Vicki's tag is just lovely! Thanks for prompting me to link up my tag ... I wasn't sure it was mixed media enough! Anita :)

Gracie said...

Hi Loll,
What brick stencil did you use on the Merry tag? Also, what die cut is the Merry from?
This tag is just beautiful!!! Appreciate you sharing.
Thanks so much!