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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:

  1. 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 :)

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

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

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  4. 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

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

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  6. I love this tag.

    Looking forward to seeing the rest.

    Enjoy your day. Sue

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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. Beautiful Mary, love the delicate colours. Hugs Veerle xx

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

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

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  13. Beautiful tag Mary, love your design. Hazel x

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

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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!

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

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

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  39. 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!

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

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  41. Stunning tag Mary
    hugs
    lorraine x

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

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