Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Nine

Hi everyone.  Welcome to Day Nine of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event. Each day, for twelve days, I'm posting two mixed media Christmas tags (one made by me; one made by a friend).  We hope our tags inspire you!  And for more inspiration, please check out the tags that have been entered ... lots of gorgeousness in the gallery!  And if you haven't already done so, 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 #9

Here's how I made Tag #9:

Faux-mother-of-pearl technique (click HERE to see my video tutorial) was used on the tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") and then it was sponged with two distress inks (Weathered Wood and Black Soot).  The trees were stamped a few times in Smoky Slate ink (SU!), one is second generation for the background.  The deer is cut with the Cameo and sponged the same colors as the tag (Weathered Wood and Black Soot), and the snowflake is a die-cut, covered with Versamark ink, coated in Liquid Platinum embossing powder and heated ... such a beautiful color!  The sentiment is computer generated onto white card stock and then cut out.  For the snow, white card stock was ripped and layered, with clear glitter glue brushed along the ripped edges for some sparkle.  Cherry Cobbler seam binding was misted with water, scrunched and left to dry ... then tied to the top of the tag.  The red adds a nice pop of color against all the gray.

* * * * *

Today's special Guest Designer is Julia ... another wonderful crafter I met through SCS (Splitcoast Stampers).  I was drawn to her style of card making, and checked out her blog, Create with Me.  Julia makes many styles of cards, but has totally embraced the mixed media style (a la Tim Holtz), using incredible techniques from his instruction books.  Julia’s mixed media tags are STUNNING … I always gasp when I see them on her blog ... amazing!  Hope you'll take some time to look through her blog ... you'll be glad you did!  Julia is currently on the design teams for Creations by AR and Waltzingmouse Stamps … and is on the design teams for Mixed Media Card Challenge, Fusion Challenge, and A Vintage Journey Challenge.

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

Here's Julia's tag ....

Fabulous tag Julia ... thank you!

* * * * *

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!


  1. So excited and happy to be sharing the 'tag' stage with you today Loll! There have been so many wonderful tags so far and I'm sure several more days of the same are coming - thank you so much for inviting me along! I had lots of fun creating my tag for today! I love your beautiful smokey deer in the winter forest on your tag!

  2. I Love your grey and white color combo Loll with a splash of red for your ribbon. Gorgeous die cut deer with your beautiful winter scene background.

    Love Julia's gorgeous Mixed Media tag. So many fun elements. Can't wait to check out ALL her details on her blog. TFS

  3. I adore the peaceful scene you've created, Loll! The soft grays are so restful, but that little pop of red just completes this beauty! Julia, your tag is indeed joyful...off to your blog :)

  4. Loll your tag is absolutely stunning today. Fabulous use of colors sets such a peaceful stage!
    I appreciate all the wonderful inspiration from your tag event!...Jan

  5. Loll, I am so enjoying the 12 days of tags. Inspiration galore . . . from so many creative crafters! May try one - never submitted anything before! Oh I have no favorite - all are beautiful and unique. But, this one with the grey and white is a breath of fresh air - love it.

  6. Wow! The gray would have scared me but it worked beautifully! The pop of the red ribbon finishes it off beautifully!

  7. Both tags are wonderful! Love the contrast of white/grey with the red ribbon! Gorgeous!
    Julia's tag is beautiful and very festive indeed! So many lovely elements! Xx

  8. Here is another Wow from me!! I love your tag Loll, such a peaceful scene you have created. I love Julia's tag too, oh my so much to see and taken in on her tag! Amazing are both tags!! I want to come back later to look at the linked up tags. Maybe before the 12 days are up, I will get the nerve to join up. lol Hugs, Brenda

  9. WOW! Love the colour combo on this one Loll, the grey and white look so wintry and the splash of red gives a real festive feel.
    Julia's tag is fab too .... so much detail! xx

  10. Beautiful tag, Loll! I love the elegant gray and white with the platinum flake! The red ribbon really sets it off! Julia's tag is so neat--I love the snowy letters and all of the different elements she used! Great BG, too! Sue N

  11. I love the soft gray of this tag contrasting with the pop of red. Lovely scene.

  12. Two gorgeous tags today! Loll, I love your soft colour scheme - it goes perfectly with the deer. And Julia's card is a wonderful example of mixed media - I'm off to her blog to see how she did it.

  13. Such pretty tags! So festive and inspiring!

  14. Loll, I love your soft colour scheme - it goes perfectly with the deer. And Julia's card is a wonderful example of mixed media --- I love the snowy letters and all of the different elements she used!
    CU hellerlittle

  15. Two more stunning examples of the beauty of mixed media. From the colours, to the images, to the textures, to the dimension, these are wonderful works of art.

  16. Stunning tags :) love the dear and the blue soft n subtle sky on ur tag :)

  17. I wish you were having more than 12 days , because I am so inspired by all this wonderful creativity!
    Todays tags are both stunning! I love the beautiful colours in your tag Loll and Julia's tag is mixed media perfection!

  18. Beautiful tag, Loll! I love the soft background and the elegant deer. Julia's festive vintage tag is fabulous!

  19. The cool greys and platinum embossed snowflake are such a wonderful contrast to the rich red ribbon on your tag, Loll ... lovely! Julia's tag is so full of interest and texture ... amazing! Anita :)


Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)