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11/15/2016

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 9

Good evening. The early dermatology appointment went fine (thanks to all who mentioned it), and so did the 2pm dental checkup. Now my teeth feel all minty & fresh! Love that after feeling when the choppers get all cleaned up. The air quality was terrible when we left in the dark cold morning, but thankfully when coming out from the dentist's office, it had cleared up quite a lot. Not all gone, still a ghost of a sooty smell, but much, much nicer to breathe this afternoon than this morning.

Another tag to share for Loll's Twelve Days of Christmas.

 
Here goes:

 
 
IO Patchwork tree Die was die cut from several different snippets of specialty papers that were in the Crapalanche - added some Nuvo Crystal drops for ornaments. You can barely see it, but the little tree stump IS peeking out at the bottom.
 
- background created with Brushos; used some Dreamweaver translucent paste through a stencil  (translucent paste does not show up all that well on the lighter surface).
 
- Heat embossed the vellum using an old wooden sentiment stamp...It says "Peace" with some scrolly-curliques at each side. It is NOT showing up well at all in the photo, only marginally better IRL. The green looked darker in the pot than it actually heated up to be. Was disappointed in that. I might pull off the vellum and redo that. Added the snowflake buttons, some ribbon at the top, and Bob's Ya Uncle.  I do like this tree die...I'm a sucker for those stitched dies!!
 
Ya'll have a great evening, and please do check out Loll's Twelve Tags challenge. There are some gorgeous tags entered AND by Guest Designers,  that will just knock your socks off!!! Big hugs. Thanks for stopping in.
 

28 comments:

Pat said...

So glad the appointments were both good, and I agree about the lovely clean feeling after a clean and polish. This tree is very pretty using the different papers Mary and the background is such a wonderful colour and love the snowflakes. I am hoping to enter but time is running away at the moment. x

Loll said...

Another beautiful tag Mary. LOVE the colour of your brushos background. When I enlarge your picture, I can see some tiny snowflakes that are probably the translucent paste ... does add something special and texture too. The layered tree is so sweet. Great mix of papers and a great way to use up snippets! Love the design. Thanks again for sharing at my tag event. xx

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The background looks amazing!! I love the tree and the sparkle!! Beautiful tag my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

I'm glad the smoke hasn't gotten too bad in your area, and I sure do hope those fires are under control by now! Whew! That has to be so scary!
Cute and fun tag with those pretty layers of snippets! I love the snowflake accents and pretty ribbon too! Take good care!

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Mary what's this about Fires? Looked back to see if I'd missed something on earlier posts, but no. Anyway I hope all is well at your end.
Gorgeous tag I love the contemporary Christmas colours of your tag and the tree image, beautifully designed. Pleased to hear that your appointments went well, take care Kate x

Maxine D said...

What a sweetie Mary - love the tree. Isn't it frustrating when the embossing doesn't do what you expect!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Glad your two appointments went well.

Hope the air quality improves soon. Sue

Marilyn said...

Cute tag!! love the layered tree!! Glad all went well at the doctors

Bonnie said...

I love the stitched dies too and this tree is fantastic! Love the textured background! It's subtle and so pretty!

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, What a beautiful tree and what wonderful texture you added! I love your nontraditional colors for Christmas! How refreshing! And thanks for the chuckles on your coined word "crapalanche!"

scrAPpamondo said...

Another lovely tag, Mary! Sweet colours, I always love them and your tree looks so pretty peeking out from the background!
The dentist's office a bad place to spend the morning :D but the result is always good as well!

dutchess said...

Love that brush o background Mary......loving your tags you are so inventive with your designs.....using up your snippets....sorry to hear about the atmosphere and hope it's all cleared now.....cold and clear here...enjoy the rest of the day xxxxx

Daffodil Cards said...

SO good to hear you can breath better today AND the toothy pegs are sparkly LOL

I'm with you on the stitched dies, wish my pocket would let me get lots and lots.

Love your tree, it all looks good to me, so pretty and lots of texture and 3D. LOVE it.
Faith
x

pam said...

Fabulous tag Mary, love the layers and texture, beautiful tree.
Glad all went well at the dentist.
Pam x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of lovely layers on this tag. I see what you mean about the "peace" on the piece of vellum. I thought it was just a curlicue.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very lovely tag.
I love your wonderful layered tree, and the wonderful colour of the background.
The tree looks so very pretty.
I have the Dentist next Monday afternoon.
thought I might have to go sooner as the tooth I had a filling in last year keeps giving me toothache if I eat or chew something hot.
I have heard a few people saying this with the new white fillings they are using now.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cheryl said...

Oh this is one gorgoues tag hun great colours and layers hugs cheryl xxx

Veerle said...

Great brusho background Mary, pretty trees. Love your tag.
Hugs Veerle x

Kim Heggins said...

What a great tag....your tree is simply stunning.

Julia Aston said...

I love all the softly colored and shimmery layers on your pretty tree Mary - what a lovely tag!

cotnob said...

Such a pretty tag Mary, lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun tag! Loving the layered pastel tree against the pretty pastel background. Nuvo Crystal Drops are the perfect baubles too!

Greta said...

Gorgeous tag, Mary--love the colors & everything! So glad the air is clearing up--saw a picture that looked pretty awful!

The Altered Paper said...

Love the techniques you used to create this gorgeous tag!

Anita in France said...

Fun and frosty, Mary ... and such a fabulous colour combo! BTW, I laughed out loud at what you call your pile of snippets ... crapalanche ... hahahaha! Hugs, Anita :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful tag love the Brusho background and textured paste
Carol x

Birgit said...

I love this tag! Love the colours used which are unusual and the tree...very unique

Pippa said...

I agree with you about the writing not being so easy to see, vellum is a tricky one to emboss on and to find a colour that shows up but is not too dark! I can see why you love the tree die, it's such a simple but versatile design and I love it in those glittery papers.