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11/10/2016

Loll & Friends - Twelve Tags of Christmas



Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Loll & Friends - Twelve Tags of Christmas.


 
Rules are very simple: A Tag with a Christmas Theme, some stamping AND use Mixed Media of your choice.

I was honored to be asked to a Guest Designer on Day 4 for this fun Christmas challenge. I'm not great with making tags, but I do enjoy playing with techniques, so.....here goes:
 
 
 

- Tag background - Canson #98 Mixed Media paper...Scarlet & White Brushos, Fuschia Colorburst over a wet background. Placed a lattice stencil over this background (See Loll's tutorial video here), left it for a moment, then blotted over the stencil with a paper towel. Used the wet side of this stencil on another piece of Canson, so have an extra paler version for another project. Allowed the piece to dry well; diecut with a Elizabeth Craft tag die.

- Spritzed Yupo paper with copic blender (basically alcohol) and sprinkled Scarlet Brusho, Colorburst Fuschia and a Magenta Red. The crystals & powders seemed to move slower with the alcohol. Spritzed once again - very lightly with a small spray of water to create more movement. It looked so pretty on the shiny yupo paper. Die cut this with a Memory Box stocking die. White velvet card stock  for the cuff, trimmed with an Impression Obsession holly die cut from white c/s snippets, colored with copics.

-  Cheery Lynn Italian doily cut from vellum to behind the stockings. Stamped heat embossed sentiment over torn vellum.

Added some white snowflake embellies (these look like buttons but don't have the shank on the back- very old stuff from the stash.)

That's it folks. I do hope you'll find time to join in the fun with these tags - if I can make a tag, I'm sure YOU can! Thanks for joining me, and have a great afternoon.


42 comments:

Loll said...

Amazing tag Mary! Love all the techniques you've used on this beauty! The lattice stenciled background looks awesome with that vellum doily ... so delicate, soft and pretty! The stockings just pop with the dark colours of red. Great idea to use copic blending with the color bursts on yupo. Need to give it a try. Your sweet snowflake embellishments are the perfect finishing touches. Great tag. Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event! xx

Christine Harrop said...

This is fabulous Mary. So much work in such a small item. It's all terrific but I love the doily die cut in the vellum. Beautiful! Hope this finds you well. Christine xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous tag with so many beautiful mixed media elements. TFS your details Mary. I love how you used your Yupo for your gorgeous Brushos Christmas Stockings. Your background is stunning and adds so much texture for your stockings and vellum sentiment. Hugs, Nancy

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Amazing! Said that you are not great with tags??? It isn't true!! This tag is really great! How many textures and techniques! Love very much your brushos stocking on yupo paper! Fabulous! And the stenciled backgrounf look so pretty with the (italian! :D )doily on it! It has a very soft and sweet feel! Fabulous little details with the holly, the snowflakes and the sentiment on vellum! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs!

Leanne said...

Very pretty tag. Love the brusho effect

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
congrats on being a Guest Designer.
Your tag is gorgeous and so much lovely work involved with this.
I love the wonderful background you have created, and all the lovely embellishments you have also created.
Those stockings are ace and very pretty.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Redanne said...

Mary, you ARE great at tags, this one is beautiful!! I love how you used the Copic with the colour bursts on Yupo, who would have thought of that - the result is wonderful! Love the stockings too. You really should do tags more often my friend! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Congratulations on your GD Spot, Fantastic tag Mary love the background and stockings with pretty snowflakes.
Hugs Pam x

Kathleen said...

Well Mary, this is a fabulous tag, gorgeous colours and love the stockings.

Kath x

Linda said...

This is fabulous Mary ... so many great techniques. I love those Christmas stockings xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, congratulations on being a Guest Designer and you tag is gorgeous, wonderful colours and love the little stockings, love it Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful tag, love all the texture and details you have achieved in this small space and I'm loving the non-traditional Christmas colours too.
Lorraine

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow, Mary! This is OUTSTANDING! What a wonderful combination of technique both for the stocking and amazing background! Never thought of using alcohol with Brushos so thanks for another new idea! This is just gorgeous!

Mrs A. said...

Love the colours and your background technique is fabulous. Finished tag is perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

This is a wonderful tag Mary and the red Yupo stockings stand out beautifully from the more pinky red in the background. I love the stencilling and the vellum doily too and the cute holly on the tops of the stockings. The pretty snowflakes and the sentiment on another piece of vellum are great finishing touches too. x

Lisa said...

What a stunning tag, Mary!! The colors are amazing!! I love the beautiful stockings!! The details are just perfect!! I love this my friend!! You do a fabulous job with tags!! Congrats on your GD spot!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Mary! I love the patterns of color you've achieved with the Brushos! I still need to try my Yupo paper! The stockings are amazing on it! Love the subtle stenciling on the background and what a pretty shaped tag!

Donna Ellis said...

What a refreshing design, Mary! Your beautiful tag appears to have been painted professionally! Lovely soft colors, and a sweet monochromatic theme. Almost like peppermint! Wonderful! Hugs, de

Susan said...

Love all the different mixed media and techniques you used! The end result is such a beautiful tag. I can imagine it on a gift for a young girl, given those soft red / pink colours and the velvet cuffs on the stockings.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This tag is gorgeous! Love the beautiful monochromatic colors. Your experimenting with all the fun Yupo and colorbursts came out amazing. Beautiful piece of art!

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this is a gorgeous tag!!! I am in love with the colors in this tag. Your background looks so nice, I'm just loving it so much. And your cute stockings, well they are amazing looking. You have knock this mix media tag right out the park!!! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

This is such a cute tag with those stockings and I love that great background you created! Beautiful, well done :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's wonderful to see you as a GD on Loll's event, Mary! I think you're a natural at doing tags and this is totally great! Well done using Loll's fun techniques to get these amazing results!! Hugs, Darnell

Veerle said...

Such a pretty tag Mary, beautiful stenciled background and cute stockings.
Hugs, Veerle x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That tag is lovely.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a beautiful tag Mary love the colours and textures that you have achieved, a wonderful festive make
hugs
lorraine x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful tag!! So creative!

Sheila H said...

Wow, Mary, your tag is absolutely amazingly gorgeous! Your techniques are so varied and work so well together. Your color palette is awesome. I love the background and those darling stockings, not to mention the vellum. Congratulations on being a guest designer. It's an honor you richly deserve.

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous tag Mary! your design and the techniques used makes it very special!
xoxo Olga

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on your GDT spot and fabulous tag love the Brushoes stockings and great background
Carol x

Bobby said...

Love the flow of color on your background and stockings, Mary. Gorgeous tag.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your guest designing over at Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas! You created a fabulous tag using some awesome techniques! Those stockings are so sweet!
Have a great weekend!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those little stockings are adorable! Great job with the tag. I'm with you, not so much into making tags. It can happen though!

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning Mary!!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on Guest designing with Loll's fabulous 12 Tags of Christmas, Mary ... your tag is so pretty ... those brusho stockings are so cute ... and sweet with the delicate vellum doily in the background! Hugs, Anita :)

cotnob said...

A pretty tag Mary, lovely colours and fabulous design.
Pauline
x

Stampsnob. said...

Wonderful tag ......Lis

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a wonderful and festive tag for Christmas, your colors are like swirls of candy canes, just amazing.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful tag with wonderful techniques used! Pretty colors with the Brushos - and I love your stockings!

Daffodil Cards said...

VERY impressive tag, love the colours and the added stockings and snowflake, great colours and texture.
Faith
x

Pia S said...

You've achieved so much on this limited space. I struggle making tags, too little space to create on, and I need all the inspiration I can get.

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous layers and techniques Mary - really love the stockings with their die cut tops...really pretty