Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Rudolph Smile


I think this is my first tag of the season!  Inspired by a couple of reindeer tags created by Michele (I Card Everyone), they reminded me that this version of Rudolph had come to live at my house in October, and I needed to step away from the Layered Holly and Leaves and Snowman for a while to play with him and all my other new purchases.

I started off by stamping the image (PaperArtsy) on white card, colouring with Tombow markers and die cutting into a circle.  I also die cut a luggage tag and phrase (CUTplorations) then added the Stickles on his antlers and proceeded to assemble the tag while the Stickles was still wet.  Not recommended.

When I was looking for some staging props for photographing, I found a case of letter tiles.  They had been randomly packed into the little compartments and it took me ages to find the letters to spell out Happy Christmas.  Needles to say, once I'd photographed the tag I sat there for a good half hour sorting out all the letters and re-packing them alphabetically into the compartments.  OCD, me???

I'm entering this into:

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas (my mixed media elements are marker pens, die cuts, hessian ribbons and Stickles)


The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #341 - Tag It

Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags (inspired by Michele's tag on Day 4)

Michele's Tag

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20 comments:

  1. This is just too darn cute...so in love with your sweet Rudolph!

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  2. OMG Shirley..Your Smiling Rudolph is just so darn cute and made me Smile! Love how you designed your tag with the die cut sentiment and mixed media elements. TFS my friend. Hugs

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  3. How fun is this??!! I live the mischievous grin on the reindeer's face. He looks like he's up to something!! Great mix of elements to create an adorable tag Shirley. I would have done the same with the tiles ... all alphabetical! :) Thanks for joining my tag event! xx

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  4. OH my jingling bells this is the CUTEST!!! me? If I inspired this, that makes my heart so joy-filled, Shirley! AAAACK I LOve this guy!!! Me thinks there should be some swapping happening SOON!! xx
    =]

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  5. What a fun Rudolph card...love his expression! Good job with your photo props too. :)

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  6. This one is definitely a 10 on the cute scale. Love that image and the burlap behind him adds so much! Love the photography and Photoshop(?) making it appear as if it's floating complete with shadows. Awesome tag and beautiful presentation!

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    1. There’s no (well, not much) camera trickery there, Nancy. The tag is resting on a square of cut'n'dry foam, so it is actually floating, and that and the letter tiles are sitting on a plastic 12x12 paper storage box. The top sheet inside the box is white, but the box isn’t full, which is why there are shadows. All I’ve done is increase exposure and brightness. Cool, eh?

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  7. I believe there's a bit of a leer in that smile, Shirley! I think someone is jingling Rudolph's bells! I got such a chuckle out of that that I didn't notice your hard work with the tiles at first! You're not alone, my friend, I would have done the same thing putting them back!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Fabulous tag, Shirley. I love the creativity. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  9. I have a huge smile on my face right now...super cute and so fun!!
    xx Karen

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  10. SQUEAL!! This just makes me SMILE!! =) That Image is too CUTE!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your presentation!! FITS PERFECTLY with that Tag!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  11. ACK! I love your Rudolph, Shirley...he has 'that look'! Super cute; super innovative! Yep...smitten!
    Hugs~c

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  12. Love the wonky face on the reindeer.
    thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a fun tag, Shirley! Love this cute Rudolph image! Great photography too!

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  14. Ha, cute and quirky Rudolph, Shirley ... so fun! Alphabet tile sorting ... so necessary!! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. This is one hilarious Rudolph face... love it! Perfect with the sentiment and double tag. Thanks for joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!

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  16. I love your new stamp sets and the funny creations I'm seeing out there in blog land/Insta-land! You are so creative!

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