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11/12/2015

Twelve Tags of Christmas Event at Stamping with Loll

Hello, thanks for dropping by to visit.  There's a Christmas Tag Event at Stamping with Loll and the challenge is Mixed Media on a Christmas tag.




For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.

OK, I'm not great at tags, so I did some thinking, and here's what finally evolved.


PTI Basic Bookmark #3 die to cut 140# weight watercolor, because I wasn't just sure what mediums I would use in the progression of this die. First, inked a small Stampabilities Vintage Poinsettia die with versamark, heat embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold. Used red & green Zig Clean Color Brush watercolor markers to color the flowers. 

Sponged around the flowers using DI inks - perhaps Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade. Just wanted a sort of goldy-glow around the flowers. Then used a small stencil (no name on it, got 3 in a pack picked up in travels), and spread some Viva D├ęcor gold paste through the stencil. So far, so good, with the stamping, inks & EP - then 2 elements for texture: sponging and paste embossing. Sponged and embossed a purchased tiny stag with HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments using Queen's Gold once again - (this set has large and small sizes to accommodate various projects). Decided to add tiny gold beads to the centers of the poinsettias (more texture) and tie the tag on with some neutral color twine, that has a gold thread running through it. Topped off with a small poinsettia purchased from local Hobby Lobby, 40% off their Christmas stuff. The tiny tag was on sale too but was white. There's another small area of paste embossing underneath where the tag is positioned, but when this goes on a gift, the tiny tag will be placed to cover the central poinsettia, and the stenciled embossing will show.

Why don't you grab a tag (or make one) and join in at Loll's Mixed Media Christmas Tag Event??

This is also a reminder that the Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge is Tag.

Thanks for joining me today. Blessings & Hugs

43 comments:

Linda said...

You say you're not great with tags, I don't believe you for one minute. This is gorgeous! Stunning colours and I love those poinsettias. Great job!! xx

jimlynn said...

VERY pretty. Love the coloring on the poinsettias with the Zigs too. Beautiful tag Mary! Very creative!
Lynn

Team Clark said...

Mary, this is just gorgeous!!! Love the rustic elegance you've combined with these amazing elements. This poinsettia is gorgeous and works so well with the purchased flower - love those! I adore the tag die too! Such an inspiration!

dutchess said...

That is fabulous Mary,I just love the glow you achieved round your poinsettias...and your backgrounds are always so innovative and colourful....beautiful xxxxx

Jean said...

A beautiful festive tag Mary, I love the shape, and the poinsettias look lovely with the gold embossing and gorgeous rich colour. I like the background colour and texture as well, all nicely topped off with the little inked tag and sparkly flower.
Jean x

Barb said...

Wow this is beautiful Mary. You've used so many lovely techniques and it's really impressive and beautifully seasonal. Barbxx

Kathyk said...

You say you're not great but I think this tag is just lovely

Kathyk

scrAPpamondo said...

I think you ARE great at tags, this one is anothet wonderful make from you!!! Love it so much! The inked Vintage Poinsettia looks wonderful with all the sparkle and the glow around it!The stencil gives a very pretty touch, and the little tag with the poinsettia 3D flower is a true delight!! Love, really love this tag!!

Susan said...

Love the way you added the sentiment on a separate tag! Beautiful background and gorgeous poinsettias!

Pat said...

Another gorgeous tag Mary. I love the pretty gold embossed poinsettias with the gold bead centres and the beautiful gold textured paste through the stencil, and what a great idea to use a tiny tag on top for the sentiment and then the poinsettia embellishment and the twine to finish.

Kathleen said...

Absolutely stunning images and colours.
Running very late so sorry for the short post.

Kath x

Loll said...

Hi Mary. Your poinsettia tag is so beautiful. I love the bright colours from you zig colouring. And that stenciled gold wax is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer for my Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

pam said...

Gorgeous tag design Mary, traditional colours and love those poinsettias.
Pam x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I don't know how you can say that you're not great at tags Mary . . . this is phenomenal! LOVE it! The Poinsettias, the diagonal strip of embossing paste, the smaller accompanying tag . . . all adds up to one real stunner in my book! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Mary, this is stunning!! I love the beautiful poinsettias!! The colors are just fabulous!! You did an amazing job with this tag!! It's gorgeous!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Tag and sentiment tag Mary. TFS all your details. I loved your heat eb poinsettias colored with your Zig pens, which I recently purchased! TFS

Rachel Jolley said...

This is utterly STUNNING!

Shona Erlenborn said...

It came out fabulously! It looks like a glowing candle to me - totally perfect as a Christmas tag! Awesome job Mary!

Bonnie said...

This is a gorgeous tag, Mary! Love those poinsettias and the sponging and stenciling! Great idea to add another tag with the sentiment! I'll warn you. These tags can be addictive. I've started dreaming tags!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully colored tag, Mary you have embued The poinsettias with such warmth and festiveness- lovely! Hugs, de

Birgit said...

This is stunning! I love the poinsettias and they are set off by the golden yellow around it. Great tag!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You did a fantastic job with your beautiful poinsettia tag, Mary! Congratulations on being a Guest Designer for Loll's event!! Hugs, Darnell

Petra Swart said...

This tag surely doesn't look like one that has been made by someone who is not great with tags, Mary!!!! Wonderful colours and those poinsettias are so stunning!!! Cleverly and beautifully done!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous tag!!

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh Mary you should get more into the tags cos this is gorgeous, wonderful colours and stamped images, Kate x

Julia Aston said...

Love the shape of your tag with the pretty edge - and your gold embossing is beautiful with the coloring of your lovely poinsettias!

Carol said...

Well you may not be great with tags Mary but you certainly nailed this one! This is absolutely gorgeous work, lovely colours and design...well done :) Carol x

Deepti said...

Wow those sparkly poinsettias look super duper amazing :) love the boldness of red :) fabulous tag!

Gail said...

Very nice!

Donna said...

Mary, what a gorgeous tag! Beautiful Christmas colors and sparkles. Thanks for sharing this fun project. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing tag..love all your wonderful details!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh your tag is just beautiful! The poinsettia image is so beautifully colored. Love the stenciling too.

Sue said...

Mary, That tag is so beautiful. I love the colours.

Hope you have a nice weekend. Sue

Pia S said...

You're not great with tags? You could've fooled me! It's gorgeous, so detailed, so Christmasy, so glittery! But I do struggle making them, but I think I'm just over complicating things in my head.

Donna Hanley said...

Those poinsettias are just lovely and I love all the sponging. The two tags in one is a very nice look. Enjoy the weekend.

Stampsnob. said...

Double the tag double the beauty ,,,,,,,,,Lis

Pippa said...

What do you mean you are not good at tags, this is wonderful Mary.

Sue said...

This is such a pretty tag! love the colours its so lovely..huggles Sue xxx

Kathleen said...

Totally gorgeous tag, sorry it is short and sweet but running late.

Kath x

Brenda said...

What a beautiful tag Momma Mary! I know you say you struggle making tags and don't like making them, but each tag you have made has come out so beautiful. I say you have the gift of making awesome tags! Hugs, Brenda

Rosie Guiher said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the poinsettia. You done good girl,lol.

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous for someone who doesn't think they are great at tags! Love it!

Flutterbies and Heffalumps said...

Hi Mary H,

This tag is just beautiful. I love the colours and the way you have put it all together. Gorgeous. P.S. thanks for visiting my blog; it's great to have new visitors as I am just starting out!

Amanda