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11/07/2014

Loll's Christmas Tags - Day 5

Good evening, and Yay - the weekend is here! There's a neat 12 Tags of Christmas going on over at Stamping with Loll. As you may remember, I don't do many tags. However, Loll has been so encouraging & inspiring that I wanted to try to play along in this fun challenge. So I've been trying to work on some tags. Here is one that I finally got finished to play along on Day 5. If you enjoy Christmas themes and if you enjoy creative tags, this challenge is for you! Check out my new watermark - which was designed by Kylie.   How do you like it????

purchased tag was covered with gesso, dried over night. Stamped 2 ivy images with versamark, heat embossed with Rangers Christmas green (which is really a combination of green & some red - looks pretty when it's heated). After heat embossing, used DI Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Pine Needles to sponge over the tag, then wiped off around the embossed areas. Sprayed with a gold spray and let dry.

- Focal image was stenciled using Ranger Texture paste & the Tim Holtz Holly stencil - then dried over night. Used Silks inks to color & die cut with a S/Binder Adorning Labels 25 shape, sponged with Peeled Paint, the Shabby Shutters around the edges. Applied Viva D├ęcor Pearls in red over the berries.
Close up of the texture paste embossing (shows my blunders a bit)
- Penny Black Holly Berries die was cut from a snippet front of a generic card sent by the company where we purchased our vehicles. This company always sends us birthday cards & Christmas cards. The backside of the front piece was white, hmmm...I can die cut that! Colored the white with Wink of Luna pens, and trimmed the die to fit where needed. Might go back and add some Viva Red Pearl to those berries since they don't show up well on the die cut.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment die, from the same waste white card snippet, colored with Copic R29, then WoStella red pen. There is a red ribbon behind the focal image. Red & green cording with a gold ribbon were threaded through the top of the die, and a jeweled brad covers the hole. That's it folks.

Linking this tag to Loll's Twelve Days of Christmas Tags, Day 5.  I have another tag in process, so I hope I can get another one finished in time to play another day. This Challenge is open until November 16. Hope you'll check out this challenge and join in.

Here's a picture of some of the products I used:



Just checked to see that the Snippets Playground is still open for a few hours remaining in Week 149 - so off to say hello to Parsnip and all the Snippeeters. Folks, you still have a few hours to play here.

Thanks for joining me this evening, and I'm hoping you are all set for a great weekend. Big Hugs.

38 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. LOVE your tag ... that background is gorgeous with the embossed holly and sponged DIs ... and your label with the holly embossing paste is so beautiful. Love all the special touches you've added to give this lots of depth and texture. The jewel at the top of the tag is amazing ... so pretty and lots of shine. Love it with the cording. Great job Mary!! Thanks so much for joining in my tag event! Loll xx

Benzi said...

A very pretty tag, Mary. The ivy and berries are just great and you have some wonderful texture going on. I wish I could find time to do the Twelve Tags of Christmas but have so much going on..who knows if I will.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! I love all of the amazing texture!! The holly leaves look so beautiful!! What a fabulous tag!! Love it!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bonnie said...

Yay, Mary, I'm so glad you got a tag done for Loll's challenge! You do mixed media so well and isn't this just proof of it? I've got to look around and see if I can find that TH holly stencil. I've seen it a couple of times and I'm really liking it.

jimlynn said...

Mary, the watermark looks great - and so does this gorgeous tag! Love the stencil you used and the Viva pen for the berries is a perfect touch. VERY pretty!
Lynn

Carol L said...

Your tag turned out quite lovely. I love the sponging and beautiful berries and that big gemstone really looks pretty too!

Patti J said...

Beautiful tag, Mary...love the background! The bling too!!!

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous tag Mary - love it. The contrasts of the colours and texture and the die cut on the tag is all fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

SarahGeorge said...

Very beautiful tag!! Everything is beautiful!Loved your fall pictures and thanksgiving card as well! :)

Kylie said...

I love your tag, Mary. So very festive! I am so glad you like your watermark. It looks great! Thanks so much for the shout out. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Mary love the tag using fantastic stencil and colours...lovely all round...
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Sue said...

Lovely Tag.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hope you have a fab weekend. Sue

Veerle said...

Hi Mary, I love your tag it's beautiful and WOW fancy new watermark, looks great. Thanks for adding the link where you've got it I will take a look there because I'm always having trouble with adding one to my projects.
Have a nice weekend, big hug, Veerle xxx

Irene said...

Hello mary

I just love your little tag. The holly is amazing especially the colour (must look out for the stencil. A beautiful sponged background.

luv
irene
xxxx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Mary! A step away from your usual work and it really is so lovely a result. Beautiful holly!

Hugs

Di xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The tag is absolutely gorgeous Mary, and the watermark is great. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Maarit

brenda said...

The traditional seasonal colours never fail to please do they Mary.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Redanne said...

You made a fabulous job of your tag Mary and I love that you used Tim things on it! I hope you feel inspired to make some more now because this one is amazing!! Hugs, Anne xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Mary. Love the holly theme and the gorgeous red dimensional berries are super. Love to see people doing these little tags - always little works of art!

Faith A said...

Mary, your playtime has produced the most fabulous tag, I love what you have done. You have included so much, I LOVE it all.

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, you need to do tags more often! This is amazing!! I love the background on the tag, the green and flicks of red in the embossing is so pretty. I love the mat you did the embossing paste on and love how you "colored" it up. You have so much detail on this tag and it amazes me on how you got that much detail on this little tag. lol I love it!! Hugs, Brenda

Pippa said...

What a great tag Mary. I have not dabbled with texture paste yet but I am sorely tempted, maybe next year! Have a good weekend. x

Jean Straw said...

A great tag Mary,Lovely textures and colours. I love the foliage images and the beautiful jewelled embellishment.
Jean x

Petra Swart said...

Your tag is beautiful, Mary and I like that new classy watermark!!!
Have fun doing your tags!!!
Hugz

Tina Campbell said...

Wow Mary just love this tag, oh I'm gonna have to give this a try to pretty not to have it on a package. will have to go check out the tags it is that time of the year :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
my this tag is very lovely.
You always go the extra mile when creating your mater pieces.
So much work and effort, and fab items used in this super tag.
Oh how I would love to create with your crafty stash.
Love and biggest hugs winging their way to you and yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nancy littrell said...

Love your stenciled and eb paste holly leaves. So pretty and sparkly. Nice seeing traditional Christmas colors too. TFS

Christine Harrop said...

I must say I was a little surprised to see a tag on your blog ... lol ! But it's a great one! Hugs Christine xx

Carol said...

A gorgeous tag Mary, love all the techniques you've managed to use on it. Carol x

Linda said...

Gorgeous tag ..... the background looks fab and the holly is beautiful! xx

Sue said...

Really gorgeous tag Mary love the background..huggles Sue xx

pam said...

hi Mary, fantastic tag, background is lovely.
Great watermark.. thank you for the link to Kylie, lovely lady..made a beautiful header and did my Hover Pin..then I arrange things to the side..love it..
pam x

rachel said...

awesome tag Mary and I love the watermark too!!! Big hugs rachel xx

Kathleen said...

LOve the tag, Mary, short and sweet as I am very late tonight.

Kath x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love silks, my favorite paints!!!
lovely tag too
bibiana

Pat said...

This is beautiful Mary and the stamped and embossed glittery background is so pretty with the stencilled holly on the lovely shaped topper and makes a wonderful tag. x

Kim Heggins said...

Another gorgeous tag...Just beautiful. It really looks like it belongs on the Christmas tree, just stunning.

Pumpy said...

I love it Mary.