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11/12/2014

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 10




Good afternoon. Thanks so very much for all the kind words about the Veterans Tribute card of yesterday. I'm glad if you liked the card, even happier if it caused anyone to stop & say Thank You to a Veteran of the armed services - in ANY country!

Welcome to a new follower Linda (Lindy Lou) of Life in the Craft Lane. Thanks for joining here as a follower. Linda & I met up over at Loll's Tag Challenge...so it's a great place to meet new friends as well as enjoy some tag fun. Please do take time to surf over and say Hello to Linda.

The Twelve Tags of Christmas Challenge is still going on over at Stamping with Loll and since there are a couple things under way on the Carolina Cards' messy desk, I managed to finish up another tag.
This one was inspired by a Jill Foster piece done for Penny Black.

 

- tag was sponged using Archival Saffron & a large dauber. Edges were inked with Memento Peanut Brittle, then darkened with Espresso Truffle. Wiped off with a paper towel, as the Archival ink was coming off on my fingers.

- Applied Viva D├ęcor Modeling Cream in Pearl with TCW Mini Texturized stencil, to create some dimension. Dried overnight, sponged a light coat of Saffron over the paste and wiped it off. Didn't not get the darker vintage appearance that Jill achieved using a gesso layer, which I liked better.

- Inked a portion of  an Impression Obsession Music Cover a Card with Memento Rich Cocoa and stamped a few bars. Found a Christmas sentiment that would fit the space, stamped with Rich Cocoa.

- Poppy Blooming Poinsettia die cut sponged with Sepia and Vermillion Archival inks; green leaf with Olive & Library green. Center of the poinsettia was colored with a WoS orange. After assembling the flower, brushed top leaf with WoS clear. The WoS did not turn sparkly as usual, but dried with a white look. Sponged more of Vermillion over this leaf. Ditto on the green. The WoS has never done this before--hmmm. Dunno if the inked surface was still 'wet' or perhaps the 2 products don't react well together???? Something to remember next time.

- added some fibers and a twill ribbon to the top, tied with a gold cord, then frayed the cord.  That's it! Hope this one meets all the criteria of the challenge, which is stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension. Won't you come along & play in Loll's fun Tag Challenge?

Thanks for joining me this afternoon. It's about 80F outside and lovely. Hard to believe we have colder weather on the way. Ya'll have a great afternoon. Big Hugs.

39 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Lots of gorgeous layers, texture and depth on this tag Mary!! LOVE the background with the stamping and embossed designs - beautiful!! And your poinsettia is gorgeous ... love of depth with the shaping. The mix of ribbons and fibres is the icing on the cake at the top of your tag!! Thanks so much for playing again at my Christmas tag event! Loll xx

PS ... LOVE your card from yesterday ... amazing image and beautifully coloured. Lest we forget.

Susan said...

Wonderful tag - I saw it on Loll's blog. Great job of the mixed media and adding lots of interesting layers. The poinsettia is beautiful!

Carol said...

Love this Mary, great details and gorgeous vibrant colours. Carol x

Pat said...

This is beautiful Mary and I love the colours, all quite citrus-y and all the nice texture with the paste and the frayed fibres and the lovely inking and stamping too. x

Linda said...

So many beautiful layers, and the poinsettia is just gorgeous! Thanks for the mention to. xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant "tag" I love what you have achieved.
I had a go at one which is a bit of a disaster.
Will have another look at how you have done yours and hopefully "learn"
Hugs

Patricia x

Faith A said...

Had to pop in and say - another GREAT tag Mary, you really are winning away with these.Love the textures

MagsB said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary! I love the saffron background very much, it seems to shine! beautiful!

love Mags B x

Veerle said...

Beautiful tag Mary, I love the yellow in your background.
Hugs, Veerle xxxxx

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Mary. Love the music paper and the poinsettia is gorgeous. The yellow and red colours look gorgeous together.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Kathleen said...

Well Mary a great job with this tag, really bright and colourful.

Kath x

Pippa said...

You are really doing a great job on the tags Mary. Loving them x

Jean Straw said...

I love this festive looking tag Mary. I like the music stamped in the background and the stencilled texture. The poinsettia looks gorgeous sitting in the centre of it all.
Jean x

pam said...

Hi Mary, sorry seem to have missed your amazing tags, this is fabulous, love the colours, texture and poinsettia..
pam x

jimlynn said...

Can't believe we're colder down here than you are! Don't worry, it's coming - and packing a punch.

Your tag packs a punch too! I love, love, LOVE the red of the poinsettia and the yellow! Very striking!
Lynn

Maxine D said...

What a lovely mixed media piece of art - love the cheerful yellow and subtle stamping in the background.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! The poinsettia looks amazing! I love the texture and design of the background!! You did such a fabulous job with this tag - it's amazing!!

I wish we had 80 weather...it's barley in the 30's and I can't stand it!! It's only November!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bonnie said...

You have embraced the tags, Mary! ANd you're a wiz at mixed media! Another beauty!

mamapez5 said...

Lots of interesting layers and a lovely bright and colourful tag at the end of it. Kate x

Rita said...

Love your tag Mary. So beautiful. In fact I have not made a tag for a long time, so I think I may do one for Christmas. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful tag.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, absolutely gorgeous, beautiful colours and stamping, never really make tags, maybe I should, hugs Kate x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Liking the effect of the Modelling Cream Mary! It gives nice texture. Always using something new! Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful tag - the fibers and ribbons are so pretty too.

Pumpy said...

Hi Mary, I do so love tags and this one is great, I will go and have a look at your link. xxx

Pumpy said...

Hi Mary, I do so love tags and this one is great, I will go and have a look at your link. xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation...love the stunning colours on this tag, and design aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Benzi said...

Wow! What a beautiful tag, Mary. You did a fabulous job with that background and the poinsettia is just beautiful. The top looks great, too.

Donna Ellis said...

another exquisite, beautiful tag, dear Mary! LOVE the golden hues. hugs, de

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, your tag is fabulous! I love the inking and the stamping and really love the texture embossing paste on it! Such a beautiful sentiment too and oh golly I love that poinsettia!!! Is it a die?? The music note background just stands out so pretty-it is subtle but you can see it, love it!! I don't know, but I think you are getting better and better with these tags!!! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

Mary you are doing a great job with your tags. This one is so pretty and lots of detail. Great tag!

Redanne said...

Wow Mary, that Poinsettia is just stunning and I love your embossing paste background, it really is a beautiful backdrop for the Poinsettia - love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Charlene said...

What a stunner Mary!! I love EVERY single detail!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mary this is such a beautifully designed tag the colours are lovely so is that flower. Mary I wanted to thank you for your lovely comment on my 'poppy' card it was very much appreciated
hugs
lorraine x

Diane said...

Greetings Mary, what lovely layers and colors for your design.

Hugs Diane

Kim Heggins said...

Another gorgeous tag! I love that beautiful poinsettia.

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous ! the pop of red over the yellow BG is stunning :) great texturing too !

crafty-stamper said...

Another brilliant tag love the colour and texture
Carol x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a beautiful tag Mary . . . a real miniature work of art! Thanks for popping by my little crafty attic and following me . . . now we are following one another! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog too! 'See' you again soon! Hazel x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag Mary, I love the textures. I also like Jill Foster's artwork, will check out your link. Thanks for your comments today :) Hugs to you ! Shirleyx