Thursday, November 06, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Four

Hi everyone.  Welcome to Day Four of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event.  The time is just flying by. :) I'm thrilled with all the wonderful entries so far ... beautiful Christmas tags made by talented crafters!!

There's still lots more days to come for this event.  Each of those days, I will be posting two mixed media Christmas tags (one made by me; one made by a friend).  We hope you'll be inspired to make some tags of your own!  Come join in the fun and link up your Mixed Media* Christmas tags below.

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

Tag #4

Here's how I made Tag #4:

A few drops of gold acrylic paint was added to clear gel medium and a layer was spread over top of a star stencil.  The tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") was then sponged in two shades of brown distress inks (all over with Antique Linen; and then around the edges with Brushed Corduroy).  Two white trees were cut and glued to the right hand side of the tag, off-set with one slightly over the edge for interest.  Two pieces of white card stock were ripped to create the layers of snow at the bottom with the sentiment stamped on top.  The deer has been sponged with the same colors as the background (Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy).  A satin-finish star charm was added to the top with a ball-chain hanger.  Cherry Cobbler seam binding was used for the ribbon ... it was misted with water, scrunched up, dried and then unfolded to create lots of texture at the top of the tag.

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Today's special Guest Designer is Nancy.  We met at SCS when we were both on the CAS Design Team in 2010 and have been friends ever since.  Nancy is a constant source of inspiration for me!  She doesn't have a blog, so I'm including a link to her tag in her gallery at SCS where you can find all the info on how she made this beautiful tag.  I hope you'll take some time to look around her gallery ... lots of amazing creations.  FYI, you will only be able to leave comments for Nancy on her SCS gallery if you are a member ... so if you aren't, please feel free to leave a message for Nancy on this post ... I'll make sure she sees it! :)

Here's Nancy's fabulous tag ....

Wow!! Love this new technique ... thanks so much Nancy! :) xx

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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 mixed media Christmas Tag and special Guest Designer!

Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!


  1. I love this graceful deer, Loll! And the gold stars are so shiny and pretty! Another gorgeous tag, mf!

  2. Two more lovely creations! I think I'll be saying this every day! love your beautiful winter scene - and the lovely pine branches on Nancy's tag!

  3. Two more dazzling beauties today; such amazing creativity shared and inspiration sparked. The little details - the charm on your tag, the swirls on Nancy's ornament - add such a special touch. Fabulous!

  4. Love the stars on your tag and the hanging charm -- so cute with the tree and reindeer!

  5. Hi Loll! Your tag is lush! Love those little stars!! So beautiful!
    Nancy's tag is wonderful, I love those pine needles and her bauble is very pretty.
    Great work, Ladies! Xx

  6. Love the gold starry tag!! The deer and the trees are perfectly balanced, and the red ribbon and sentiment add a great bit of colour. I love Nancy's tag too with that great technique of embossing the branches in white and then adding alcohol markers over it so that they looked dusted with snow.

  7. Loll, I love the translucent gold stars on your tag! Great background for the white fir trees. The deer and big scrunchy ribbon are gorgeous too.
    Nancy, I love the technique you used for the pine branches and how you've left the tips white. The bauble looks fabulous too. And many thanks for joining my birthday linky party - I loved your watercoloured poppy card - and I'm still enjoying my birthday celebrations ;)

  8. oh Lol These are such amazing TAGs love what I saw the last days and today !!!
    I think I have to make more TAGs *smile
    and to be part of your challenge...
    CU tomorrow hellerlittle

  9. Your reindeer tag Loll is Stunning! I love your soft glowing brown tomes, elegant reindeer, hanging star and scrunched ribbon.

    I'm enjoying all the sweet comments on my tag in my SCS Gallery. The alcohol marker technique seems real popular :-)

    Thanks again Loll for being such a special girlfriend and inspiring crafter. Happy Tagging!

  10. Your challenge has been calling my name all week. Because YOU are an enabler, I bought a product that screamed MAKE TAGS. So, I did :)

  11. OMG Vicki..I went to your blog to see your amazing vivid Brusho tags WOW! TFS now I know what the Brusho craze is all about!

  12. This looks so calm and soothing to the eyes, beautiful deer too :) and Nancy's card is amazing !!

  13. I love both of your tags today! Loll, your background is fabulous and I love that prancing deer! And please let Nancy know that I just love her tag too and the technique she used on that Ornamental Pine branch...I will definitely be trying that out! Well done ladies! :0)

  14. WOW! Two absolutely fabulous looks. I am loving the way you handled that gel with the gold added. Really looks super against the golden background with the pretty tree & deer. So much dimension. Nancy's pine bough is just gorgeous as well. I am really liking the way she placed the pinecones, and used the stamp design to create that fancy ornament. So very pretty. TFS (I have 2 tags gesso'd - ready to go - if I can get to it! ) TFS & Hugs

  15. Loll - another fabulous tag! I think this may be my favorite so far. That gel medium has such a cool look. Adding it to the ever-growing list.....

    Nancy's tag is great too. Will be commenting in her gallery.

  16. Another gorgeous tag Loll, loving Nancy's fabulous creation too!

  17. Oh my, this tag is stunning Loll! I love the stars, that deer and those trees-makes for a beautiful winter's evening tag. I love Nancy's tag too, I love pine boughs and that ornament is just gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

  18. I love this gorgeous elegant tag! the hanging star is very cute! I just went out and bought some gel medium today, so I shall be giving this a try! I love Nancy's beautiful, bold tag with the snow tips on the sprigs!

  19. wow, you and Nancy really brought it. I just love your stars and the little chain and silver star Loll. Nancy's little bit of white on the tips of her branches is genius.

  20. Both your's and Nancy's tags are just lovely, Loll ... the fresh white trees against the textured sponged background are fabulous! Love how Nancy's pine branches look all frosty and crisp ... such a great technique! Anita :)

  21. Fabulous tags again Loll, from both of you ....... I love the little deer on yours, in his winter forest, and the pine branch on Nancy's tag is just gorgeous! Really enjoying playing along .... even though I'm behind xx


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