Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Twelve Tags of Christmas With Loll and Friends - Guest Designer Day 2


I'm thrilled to be a guest designer again this year for Loll's annual Twelve Tags of Christmas.  The last two events were chock-full of beautiful mixed media tags, and I'm sure this year will be just as inspiring.


I went for non-traditional colours for the background.  I sponged Shabby Shutters, Pickled Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade over my tag, then added clear stencil paste through a Tim Holtz stencil.  Once that was dry, I sponged more inks over to darken the background and highlight the stencilling, then flicked water over the tag.

I stamped the large reindeer from The Bee's Knees Christmas Reindeer, watercoloured it with Distress Inks and die-cut it using the coordinating Christmas Reindeer Dies.  The snow hill was cut using the CUTplorations Stitched Snow Hills die, and the tree is Oregon Fir by The Frantic Stamper, which I covered with Eiskristall glass glitter.  The final touch was some gold fibres and a pink grosgrain bow.

Be sure to visit Loll's blog every day during the event for some fabulous inspiration from Loll and other guest designers.

Thanks so much for asking me back, Loll, I'm honoured!

16 comments:

  1. Your tag is so beautiful Shirley. LOVE the colour combination for the background ... so bright and fun. Perfect match to you adorable reindeer! Great technique with stenciled clear paste and more sponging to show off the pretty flourish design. You tree is awesome with all that wonderful sparkle. Thanks so much for being my Guest Designer again this year at the Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

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  2. I LOVE your gorgeous non-traditional colors for your stenciled background and your die cut tree. Your own designed stamped and die cute reindeer though really take center stage...Love it! You have totally inspired me to make a tag..soon! TFS..Hugs, nancy

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  3. Love this tag Shirley ... the non-traditional colours looks gorgeous and I love how you've used the clear paste xx

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  4. Oh this is so pretty, Shirley! The background of your tag is stunning; really, really gorgeous! And then you add a sweet tree and a whimsical reindeer. All the elements add up to one fabulous tag! Stunning! Bev

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  5. While I do love the STAMPlorations products, your tree is perfect with them :) -- great tag. Clear paste huh? I haven't heard of the that product....

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  6. Wow - great colors and blending! The deer is adorable. I saw your tag on Loll's blog.

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  7. I LOVE this background, Shirley, and your reindeer is adorable! Love the glass glitter decorating this fab tree!

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  8. Beautiful tag Shirley! I love your non traditional colors, so beautiful they are. That reindeer cracks me up, he is so cute! And I am loving that tree with the glass glitter. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. the non traditional colours are perfect, I love the pinks and greens. The gold fibres nail it. great tag.

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  10. So beautiful...love your wonderful background that reindeer is simply gorgeous!

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  11. Love those rich vibrant colours - the glittered tree and the cute reindeer look great against it!

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  12. WOW...FABULOUS tag! Love your background and that deer is just too cool! Great job!! :0)

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  13. Oooh it's gorgeous Shirley!! Hope all is well with you ... have a great day!

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  14. Your dashing reindeer's back, Shirley (hahaha ...bet you haven't heard that one before!) ... he's rather stylish set in his contemporary background with that gorgeous glistn-y tree! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. So many techniques to create the background, but the end result is stunning. Uiwelbiam beautifully "frozen" tree and the funny reindeer. I also love the white bottom edge imitating snow field. Everything looks so beautiful!
    BożenA xx

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  16. What a beautifully designed tag Shirley! LOVE the colors and stenciling on the background - your pretty green tree and sweet little stamped deer!

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