Sunday, 12 November 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas

Hello and Welcome.
I am just thrilled to be a part of Loll Thompson's 


http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2017/11/twelve-tags-of-christmas-day-seven.html

This is day seven, so if you haven't seen the rest of the tags this week you need to go check them out.
You will be so inspired!  There are prizes too!

So for this event, you must create a tag any size or shape and it must be a mixed media Christmas tag  which includes stamping, plus two mixed media elements (techniques or products).


So onto what I did for my tag.
For the base of my tag, I used my Woodgrain Tutorial that so many of you have used in the past.  It is a fun way to create a wood looking background with readily available supplies.  I went for blue of course!
(a step by step tutorial can be found on my blog by clicking the above link)
I used a tag die to cut out my tag shape then started added the details.
To add some sparkle to the woodgrain, I stamped some script randomly and embossed it with silver powder.  I added a snowy feel by splattering white acrylic paint all over as well.
Next, I die-cut the snowflakes leaving one white then silver embossing the smaller one.  I layered them then added a drop of blue Nuvo to add interest and pull up the blue of the base.
I die-cut the 'be jolly' and glued it over a piece of silver ribbon along the bottom.  
I cut a blue base to give it more stability then added silver twine and a white bow.

I hope you will be much inspired and come and play along with us.
These tags are like little treasures.


Adding my tag to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed- SNOW WHITE
(snow)
Love to Create- ANYTHING CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA
STAMPlorations- MIXED MEDIA



Supplies
Stamps- Script (PB)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce Distress (TH); Versamark
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Elmer's Glue; ScorPal, Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo;
Silver eb powder; heat tool; snowflake dies- IO, PB; 
be jolly die- STAMPlorations; tag die- MFT; silver ribbon; white acrylic paint; paintbrush

31 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love your blue woodgrain and snowy tag, Karen! The die cut sentiment is such fun!

Loll said...

I love how you've created the layered background Karen. Your woodgrain technique is so fantastic, and it looks amazing in shades of blue! The silver embossing adds some beautiful shine and detail, along with the white splattering of snow. Your layered snowflake is gorgeous! And I love the sweet die-cut sentiment over the silver ribbon. You are sure to inspire with this amazing tag, my friend! Thanks for being a Guest Designer at my tag event! xx

cuilliesocks said...

How gorgeous is this!! Beautifully designed and the snowflake dies are so pretty, wonderful colours, Kate x

Bunny said...

A gorgeous tag, Karen. Lovely colors. [Bunny]

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Karen! Totally in love with your blue woodgrain background with all the sparkle and splatters! And your snowflakes and die cut sentiment are all wonderful!! Lovely, lovely tag Karen!! :0)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful tag! Love that woodgrain background you created!

Mac Mable said...

Love the silver text embossing on your fabulous wood background. Love the layering of your amazing tag and the cool and pretty colours. Absolutely stunning and many congratulations on guesting over at Loll's challenge x

Mrs A. said...

Your woodgrain tag looks fab and thanks for the link showing how you made it. I have used chalks and a Scorpal but never tried it with the glue as well. It a lovely effect with the snowflake. Hugs Mrs A.

Susan said...

Love the bit of silver text and the white splatter on the woodgrain background. Great layered snowflake! And the silver ribbon under the sentiment really ties the colour scheme together.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful tag, I love the silver embossed text bits on the woodgrain background.

Nancy Stislow said...

Outstanding job on your woodgrain, Karen and love it in blue! It reminds me of those frosty winter nights! Love all the wonderful elements you used on this too!

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous tag Karen and the woodgrain looks great in the blue and love the silver embossing and star with the white star, and spattering in the background. The blue nuvo drop centre to the snowflake is just perfect too. x

Ina G said...

You have wowed us here Karen with all that glitter and snow. The woodgrain background is genies and your snowflake looks amazing. Nice touch with the ribbon behind the big sentiment.

Christine Alexander said...

the woodgrain looks amazing, I really need to try this again. The blue shades and the silver really change the look of the wood to a Christmas feel. I love all the sparkle :)

Darnell said...

This is a stunning tag, Karen, from the woodgrain background to the bejeweled snowflake to the awesome jolly die-cut!! Hugs, Darnell

My Paper Epiphany said...

So, so beautiful! Love the blue and your wonderful technique.

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful tag, Karen. I'm here from Loll's blog and just adore the shimmery, sparkly snowflakes, the rustic woodgrain background and the bright and happy jolly sentiment. Reminds me a little of a sled. I've done a woodgrain technique years ago. Might have to check out your tutorial...your version is so pretty! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the die cut that goes so well with the woodgrain. Nice tag. - - scootsv

nancy littrell said...

I Love all your mixed media details, Karen. Your Woodgrain background is filled with beautiful color and textures. Your die cut shimmery snowflake is Stunning. TFS your tag and description my friend. Happy Holidays. Hugs

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful, tag in cool, winter colors. You are good at joining snowflakes, it looks very interesting. I like how you tie a bow.
Hugs,
BożenA

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful and gorgeous with the blue and silver colors with the white. Very wintery looking indeed!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful tag Karen
Gr Karin

Julia Aston said...

This is so wonderfully snowy Karen! love the woodgrain and big die cut sentiment! I feel like I'm looking at the side of a barn in a snowstorm when the sun has just gone down!

Tracy Freeman said...

Love this, the woodgrain is perfect especially with the sentiment.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge x

Team Clark said...

Such a fabulous design! Love these colors and the bold font. Thanks for the link to the bg. Hugs, Autumn

Brawny said...

Fab creation x

Barb said...

A very beautiful and stylish tag Karen. Barbxx

Linda said...

Love this tag! The background looks amazing (I've followed your woodgrain tutorial many times) and I love the pretty layered snowflakes xx

Bobby said...

This is such a gorgeous tag, Karen. I've watched that tutorial several times but my woodgrain never looks as beautiful as yours. I love the layered snowflakes.

Sanna Lippert said...

adore this gorgeous tag!!! Thanks for joining in with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge! :)

Susanne Rose said...

Wonderful tag! I love the blue! Thank you for joining the STAMPlorations mixed media challenge. xx Susanne