Saturday, November 08, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Six

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the sixth day of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event ... already half way through the event ... time goes fast when you're having fun! :)

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!  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 #6

Here's how I made Tag #6:

The tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") was sponged all over with Barn Door Distress Ink and Fired Brick Distress ink was sponged around the outside edges to add depth.  Musical notes (Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds by STAMPlorations) were stamped in the top left corner on an angle.  A diamond pattern was stenciled over top of the rest of the tag, and then coated with glass bead gel.  Hard to tell in the photo, but the glass bead diamonds are very sparkly (and pretty!) :)  I used a holly stencil gifted to me by my good friend Susan (thanks Susan), sponged it with green inks (Old Olive, Always Artichoke), cut it out and then coated it with green glitter glue.  The holly sprig is popped up on the tag and three red rhinestones were added for the berries.  The sentiment (Oh, Christmas Tree by STAMPlorations) is stamped in Old Olive ink and popped up.  Seam binding ribbon was dyed to match, scrunched up while wet and once dried, added to the top of the tag.

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Today's special Guest Designer is Lee-Anne.  I first saw Lee-Anne's cards on Splitcoast Stampers a few years back, and in the past year we start communicating outside the forum.  I was always impressed with her mixed media cards on SCS, but at that time, I thought there was no way I could marry those techniques with my CAS style.  Was I wrong!!  Lee-Anne showed me the way as she is a master of Mixed Media CAS cards.  I started following her blog and realized that the two styles are amazing together.  It opened up a whole new world for me, and I have Lee-Anne to thank for that.  Check out her blog, Creatively LA and you'll see what I mean ... gorgeous, gorgeous creations! Lee-Anne and I are now on the same Design Team (ATS&M) and I'm so excited to be working with her!  She is also on the design team for Add A Little Dazzle (coloured metal sheets) and creating fabulous cards with this fun medium.

For details on how Lee-Anne made this beautiful tag below, please click HERE.

Here's Lee-Anne's tag ....

Wow!  Fabulous design Lee-Anne!!

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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!


JJ said...

Hi Loll, gorgeous tag, these have all been fabulous so far.

love & hugs

Jacquie j xxx

Anita in France said...

Loll, this is such a wonderful tag ... gorgeous rich traditional colours, that amazing glass bead gel and the fantastic holly shimmer ... fabulous! Lee-Anne's tag is a delight ... lovely pink and silver sparkly frostiness! Anita :)

Unknown said...

Loll, your tag is wonderful! Gorgeous red and the diamond stencilsd sparkly background is so stunning!
Lee-Anne's tag is simple gorgeous! Love the sparkle in contrast with the corrugated board! Perfection! Some wonderful entries so far too! X

nancy littrell said...

Loll, I Love your background layers, colors of red, stenciled patterns and glitter. Really make your gorgeous stenciled and fussy cut sparkly holly spray pop. TFS my friend.

Lee-Anne's amazing Mixed Media tag is a stunning work of art. I am looking forward to reading all her details on her blog.

Your tag event has been So Inspiring Loll! TFS

Lee-Anne said...

Loll, I simply love the traditional red and green tag! Such simplicity with such depth and shimmer! LOVE! So happy to be part of your tag's been a blast. Thanks so much for having me!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tags, Loll and Lee Anne! I love the diamonds behind the holly leaves and rhinestone berries! The corrugated paper is such a neat background for the snowflakes and I love the colors! Sue N

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful tags! I love that red one with the red stenciling [stamping?] - looks fabulous with the green!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow the green just pops off that gorgeous red Loll. This is a beauty, no surprise there. And Lee-Anne creation is glorious.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I just love all the glittery goodness in both tags! The Holly looks amazing! I love Leanne's rustic tag - the pink and silver look fantastic against the corrugated background!

Karen M said...

Wow Loll - all your tags and your guest tags have been stunning.....I have been so inspired by my visit today - Thanks so much for sharing these with us - hugs xx

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful tag Loll! I love the red with the glass bead gel. The spring of holly is amazing with the glitter glue on it-just a beautiful tag! I love your guest designer, Lee Ann's tag too! I love that she used congregated cardboard, the soft pink color and those amazing snowflakes and stars! Just so amazing are both of these tags. So much inspiration going on! Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

What lovely inspiration today Loll! Your red tag with the green sparkly holly leaves is gorgeous! and I love the torn cardboard and pretty pink on Lee-Anne's wonderful tag!

Susan said...

Loll, great idea to sponge through the holly stencil and then cut it out! Love the sparkle on this tag. And Lee-Anne's is fabulous with the corrugated background and the neat colours.

hellerlittle said...

OMG Lol this red/green TAG is my absolute favorite ...Looks such christmasy !!!
Wonderful soft Tag from Lee-Anne !!!
CU hellerlittle

Bonnie said...

I love the rich, red background and that pretty holly! Lee-Anne's card is gorgeous too!

shirley-bee said...

Love the rich reds on your tag, Loll! I need to get my hands on some of that glass bead gel, I think! Lee Ann's corrugated tag with the pink and silver is inspired!

cm said...

Officially rendered speechless by the refined, lovely tags shared today. I'll echo the others: awed!

Deepti said...

I am stunned by every single creation here :)