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11/08/2014

Loll's Christmas Tags - Day 6


Good evening, and back with another tag to play along with Stamping with Loll 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 6.

I struggle with tags, so this is certainly taking me out of _my_ comfort zone.


Tag was gesso'd & dried; snow flake stamps inked with versamark, heat embossed with Hero Arts White EP (hard to see in the photo). DI blues sponged over the tag & wiped off the embossed flakes. Sprayed a silver waste spray* for the water droplets effect.  A snowflake stencil placed and added Ranger texture paste.  After that dried, added some clear glue product over the paste in a very thin line, sprinkled Martha Stewart glitter in clear & Lapis Lazuli blue. This texture is not showing well in the photo, but does a bit better IRL.

(*when I use the metallic sprays, I place the sprayer head in a clear bottle of water to clean it out, and spray until the spray head seems clear. Sometimes this 'dirties' that bottle of water. This particular cleaning resulted in a silvery-gray water so I kept it and use it in place of spraying the distress inking with the water to make the droplets look. It's between a gray & silver and is very subtle. The silvers I have are sometimes much too dark or thick looking.)

- IO Snowflake die and MBox Winter Cabin die was cut from white c/s snippets. Snipped the Winter Cabin die to fit as needed. Used some Starburst Mica water color paint to pearlize the die cuts. While a 2nd coat of Mica was drying, sprinkled some Sparkle n Sprinkle Twinkling Clouds over the paint to simulate snow. First layer of trees adhered, dimensional foam added to the top layer die (the cabin) so that it is elevated.

- Taylored Expressions Winter Set sentiments provided the snow word. Cut 4 layers of snippet mixed media paper, adhered layers together, colored with Copic B37 and WoS blue. Added Glossy Accents for shine. That's it folks. See a list of some of the supplies in the picture below. The texture paste is atop the SnS Twinkling Clouds. The tiny bottle with the skinny top is a recent purchase. The tiny metal applicator is wonderful for applying a very fine line of glue...this one has Alene's Easy Flow Glue in it.

- Used the reinker B37 to color a cream gauze ribbon, added the pearl string and silver rickrack. Finis.


Hope you like this one. It was not what I envisioned, but it's what resulted! Thanks for joining me this evening. Hope you'll find time to play along and enter a tag in Loll's fun 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge.

G'nite. Big Hugs.

42 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

This is gorgeous Mary!! Doesn't look like you struggled at all! Amazing details and layers ... lots of fabulous texture and dimension. This tag has it ALL!! :) LOVE IT! Thanks again for joining in my tag event ... you are a dear friend! :) Loll xx

PS ... love the watermark ... getting a little easier to read :)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so many textures...it look swonderful and we can not tell that you struggle with tags!!!..they are all so pretty! congrats
bibiana

Susan said...

Beautiful - love the background layer. Thanks so much for explaining how you did it.

Asha said...

Oh my! I never would have guessed that tags are outside your comfort zone., Mary. This one is stunning, amazing and oh so Christmassy.
hugs, Asha

aussie aNNie said...

Super image and card.... fabulous design..xx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

Sue said...

I love this tag.

Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Enjoy your day. Sue

Pippa said...

A lovely tag Mary, would look great on a present! x

Faith A said...

Mary this is superb, what a wonderful tag, I love all the textures and the die cuts and the colours and the ribbons, OK I LOVE it all. You've used so many products too, thanks for showing them

Sarah said...

Wowee!! What a fab tag Mary and a brilliant step by step too. I have just invested in some embossing paste but am too scared to use it!! You've inspired me though!! xx

Veerle said...

Beautiful Mary, love the delicate colours. Hugs Veerle xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Mary! You've got a winner here! This looks fabulous! Love everything about it!

crafty-stamper said...

must admit I struggle with tags too love them both but this one is my favourite
Carol x

Hazel said...

Beautiful tag Mary, love your design. Hazel x

Benzi said...

A beautiful scene at the bottom of your tag and I love that pretty snowflake. It's a super pretty tag, Mary.

Pat said...

This is another beauty Mary and love all the die cuts and texture and that pretty blue. x

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this tag is amazing!!! I'm not sure why you struggle with tags because all the ones you have made have all turned out so well. I love the scene on this one, all the inking, embossing paste, sprays, etc...are just beautiful! I don't think I could pull off a mixed media tag like this that is for sure. Hugs, Brenda

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a gorgeous tag, love the textures and the village die cut.
Lorraine

jimlynn said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!! WOW!!! I LOVE it!!! The colors, cabin, pearls, just everything. A stunning tag!
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Your tags are lovely, Mary! Your packages will look amazing! xo

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what a cute tag, Mary!!! Love the sweet little houses and the lovely tree!!!! I can just imagine how beautiful this tag must be IRL!!! Lovely texture and dimension on it!!! Looks great!!!!
Have a lovely week!!!
Hugz

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous tag, Mary!! I love the scene you've created!! The colors and texture are fabulous!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol said...

Another beautiful tag Mary, you make it look so easy! Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
another super tag.
This one is as good as the last one if not a tad bit better.
Such a wonderful design, you have created so well.
Love the fab blue colours, and all the elements in this outstanding tag creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bonnie said...

I don't know what you envisioned, Mary, but this turned out beautifully! I doesn't look like you struggled a bit! I struggle with tags because last year's tags were thrown out with the wrappings. I'm going to have to set some ground rules this year I think!

Bonnie said...

I'm not sure if my comment took! This computer is being so slow and I keep getting timed out. Beautiful tag, Mary! It doesn't look like you struggled at all!

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Mary ..... so much texture and detail. You should definitely make tags more often. xx

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Mary ..... so much texture and detail. You should definitely make tags more often. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

The results out-shined the vision, Mary! This is one fabmagorious tag with the sweetest Christmas scene!! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous tag and so much amazing detail in such a small space. I love it.

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful result Mary - even if it is not what you envisaged :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful result Mary - even if it is not what you envisaged :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Mary!!! Love the background the sweet house!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome job! So much beautiful texture and detail - totally fabulous!

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aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation Mary, so full of lovely Christmas feeling, love the colours and papers used...
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful tag. Love all the layers and details. Also love that you took the photo of the supplies...really brought home what you meant about that fine tipped bottle. Think I really need to get one of those!

rachel said...

loving this tag Mary - its got a fabulous chilly feel - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Sheila H said...

Your tag has exquisite details, Mary. I love the colors.

Brenda in IN said...

I believe you have become a tag maker! This is beautiful. I love the scene you created and all the texture on the tag. Good job on this one!

Pumpy said...

Your are getting very good with your tags great this one. xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning tag Mary
hugs
lorraine x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another stunner Mary! Wow, a lot of work goes into your tags! Hazel x