Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Two




Hi everyone.  Welcome to the second day of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event.  For twelve days (Nov. 3 - 14) I will be posting a mixed media Christmas tag along with a tag made by a special Guest Designer.  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 #2


Here's how I made Tag #2:

This tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") was inspired by another one I saw on Pinterest.  It is sponged with Peacock Feather's Distress Inks with a little Evergreen Bough ink added to the edges.  Large and small snowflakes are randomly stamped all over the tag in pigment white ink.  A piece of drywall tape was cut to size, and then painted with silver acrylic paint.  The Christmas tree and three snowflakes are die-cut from white ... silver acrylic paint was sponged on the bottom edges of each layer of the tree die-cuts.  The sentiment is stamped, cut out and popped up on the tag ... and lots of small drops of dazzling details glitter glue was added for sparkle.  A white and silver ribbon finishes the tag.


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Today's special Guest Designer is Kylie (Kylie is Addicted to Stamps) ... she really is!! :) Most of you probably already know Kylie ... but in case you don't, let me fill you in.  She is the owner to two challenge blogs --- Addicted to Stamps and More; and Addicted to CAS (I’m on both Design Teams – yay!).  Ane she runs a new stamping forum called Happy Little Stampers where members share info on supplies, techniques, and anything else that comes to mind.  Kylie is also on the design teams for Inspired by Stamping, and STAMPlorations.  She is busy, busy, busy!! ... and she makes the most beautiful cards.  She is a master of colouring, specializing in Spectrum Noir markers … and she is just starting the foray into mixed media and loving it!

To learn how Kylie made the beautiful tag below, please click HERE.

Here's Kylie's tag ...




Gorgeous tag Kylie!  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 Mixed Media Christmas Tag and special Guest Designer!








Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!




25 comments:

Susan said...

Loll, I love your tag - gorgeous sense of frostiness, gorgeous colours (no surprise there - you know me and blue!), and lovely details like the drywall tape! And I love the rich red of Kylie's. Now I must check out the ones that others have already linked. Such fun!

Lee-Anne said...

Snowy, frosty gorgeousness happening here, Loll! Love the colors and all the Christmas goodness wrapped up into one beautiful tag! An awesome tag from Kylie! I'm off to her site!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, Your gorgeous frosty textured tree and amazing Mixed Media tag just jumped right out at me. You have inspired me again to play along!
I Love Kylie's beautiful background and sentiment layer with the sweet holly. Both just glow! TFS
I'm off to check out Kylie's blog.....

JulieB said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll, I love it! Kylie's is fab too. You may have inspired me to play along.:)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super textured tag -- love that fun tree!

Anonymous said...

Been busy recovering from another surgery Loll but still following and love the cards and the tags are such fun! Love this!

Maura R said...

Love both these tags! Loll, I love how the silver is woven into your tag in multiple ways and the overall color is so lovely. On Kylie's, I love the richness of her blend ink and the script in the background.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Both tags are wonderful! Gorgeous backgrounds! Oooh, this is so fun! I can't wait to see more!! :) xx

Anonymous said...

Loll, your tag is just beautiful! I love the peacock feathers and white snowflakes. The silver mesh is such a neat idea for texture and I'm in love with your layered tree! I think I might have to look into that die. Kylie's tag is wonderful too--so rich looking! Sue N

Nikki Acton said...

Both fabulous tags xx

MaryH said...

Talk about coincidence...I just visited Kylie's lovely red tag before jumping over here (in my quest to catch up again!) Enjoyed learning a bit more about Kylie, and am intrigued about the resource forum, so will check that out. Thanks for the info. DH just got me some of the drywall tape - still in the wrapping. I love what you've done with that supply on this gorgeous icy blue card. So much detail, dimension and sheer lovely in this tag. I have a DT commitment to finish and then hope I can join in with the fun. I'm not a 'tag' person but you & Kylie have presented some fabulous inspiration. TFS & Big Hugs.

Bonnie said...

Love this tag with that pretty die cut Christmas tree! The silver drywall tape adds such an unexpected and elegant touch!

Barb Ghig said...

So much to love about your tag, Loll! I love all the texture and dimension, and the combo of Peacock Feathers with the white snowflakes is stunning! I'm intrigued and can't wait to see more!

Kylie said...

Wow, Loll. Your tag is beyond amazing! Each element is perfectly balanced and your design is stunning. Thanks for the wonderful introduction and allowing me to be part of your event. I would also like to thank everyone for their comments on my tag. xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous tags ladies! hugs :)

Jacquie Southas said...

The colors are stunning on both these tags!

Deepti said...

Wow another set of stunners, I like the grid on ur tag and Kylie's tag is simply elegant

Anita in France said...

The richness of Kylie's tag is fabulous, Loll ... and the texture and touchable frostiness of yours is just gorgeous! Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Two fabulous tags! I love all the layers and detail on your peacock, white and silver tag, Loll. And Kylie's tag is so elegantly vintage.

maria f. said...

Two totally different but each absolutely beautiful tags. What a fun event Loll!

Julia Aston said...

Such wonderful inspiration today! Love that layered tree die Loll (I have that and must get it out!!) - beautiful aqua color and lovely texture - and Kylie's tag is gorgeous in the red with the text background!

cm said...

OMGorgeous! Loll, you tag makes me want to run home and try my best at casing it immediately. Then, I want to do the same with Kylie's tag. Two stunning beauties...love them!
~c

Brenda said...

Brrrrr, I can feel the cold coming off your tag Loll. lol I love this tag! The tree looks amazing all snow covered and I love those snowflakes. Yep, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! lol I love Kylie's beautiful tag too! The rich red color and the bold sentiment with the embossed writing, well it just screams "it's Christmas"!!! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Loll. Jawdropping beauties from you and Kylie. Love how you added texture.