Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas



I'm delighted to be today's guest for Twelve Tags of Christmas, a mixed media tag event hosted by the supremely talented Loll, who has invited twelve crafters to join her as guest designers.  Each day Loll will post her own mixed media tag along with one from that day's guest.  So over the course of the event, you will see 24 mixed media Christmas tags - how's that for inspiration?  And better still, you get to play along too!  Link your mixed media tag to Loll's post and you could be in with a chance of winning a $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations.  (For the purposes of this event, Loll has defined mixed media on her post.)



For my mixed media tag I sponged Distress Inks through a TCW Winter Wonderland template, then sponged over the whole tag to soften the contrast.  I die-cut two snowflakes from hammered handmade paper using Uniko Designer Snowflake dies.  This paper is really textured, and although it flattened slightly through the Cuttlebug, there's still plenty of dimension.

I dragged Brushed Pewter Distress Paint around the edges of the tag, stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders: Christmas) then doodled a border around the edges to create a frame.

I added some Shabby White Frantage embossing powder across the bottom, added a couple of gems in the snowflake centres, and some fibre and ribbon, and it's done!  Here's a close-up of the Frantage detail and the texture of the snowflakes.


Pop on over to Loll's blog to see the tag that she has made for today, and don't forget to visit her blog every day until 14 November to see who is guesting with her.  And don't forget to play along!

Thanks, Loll, for inviting me to be a guest designer!

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I'm over at STAMPlorations later tonight with a spotlight post on my Rosebuds stamps.  Pop on over and take a look.  Here's a sneak peek.


20 comments:

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  2. Hi Shirley. What a gorgeous stenciled background. The soft blue makes for a perfect backdrop for those textured snowflakes ... that paper is fabulous. The frantage adds even more lovely texture and shine. Love your doodled border and bright fibres. An amazing tag Shirley ... thanks so much for being a part of the tag event!! Will check out STAMPlorations later to see your Spotlight post. Loll xx

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  3. Love the frosty look to this beauty, Shirley! Simply gorgeous design!

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  4. Wow Shirley, you do Vintage beautifully too. Love your gorgeous background, amazing textured snowflakes, pretty colors, ribbon..and more. TFS all your details.

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  5. FANTASTIC tag, Shirley! I love the soft blue and the Brushed Pewter Distress paint. That hammered handmade paper is just fab! Love the pop of color that blue fiber gives!

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  6. Stunning tag, Shirley - I love it! Jo x

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  7. Wonderful tag! Love the background and the use of the Frantage embossing powder - one of my new favourite products! Great doodling too!

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  8. Gorgeous tag, Shirley! I love the stenciled background and how you added so much texture to each element! I've never heard of hammered handmade paper, and I'm so impressed with it...Fabulous doodling on this elegant tag!

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  9. What a lot of wonderful texture on this tag, Shirley! I love the background and the texture of the snowflakes! Love that wispy blue fiber on the ribbon!

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  10. Awesome tag! Love the photo background with it too!

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  11. Love the subtle stenciling on your background Shirley - and the wonderful chucky embossing! SO pretty in the blue white and touches of gold!

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  12. Beautiful tag Shirley, love all the texture, gorgeous colours. Cathy x

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  13. Love the soft blue and the textures of this card :) fabulous tag!

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  14. So soft and pretty. And so much to look at. Lovely.

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  15. Beautiful colour choice, love the vintage look to the silver snowflakes. Lovely tag. Ruth x

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  16. Wow ... how delicious, Shirley ... and so touchable ... love that frantage EP frosting! Anita :)

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  17. Totally Awesome! Love all the layers of ink and goodness. I want to touch the beautiful snowflakes. Fabulous!

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