Monday, 6 November 2017
Christmas Mixed Media Tag #1 ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was fabulous and your week will be good too. Today I have a mixed media tag that was inspired by another beautiful tag. Me being me means that I was really inspired by the other tag but I wanted to do it my way which meant dabbling with multiple mediums and here is the end result …
A very sparkly mixed media Christmas tag!
It has lots of lovely texture and depth
I managed to photograph the sparkle!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Scrapy Land Challenge #77 Anything Goes
I used Spellbinders dies
I was inspired by the colours used on Lols tag on day one
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge have linked up with Tracy McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I didn’t know about Tracy’s challenge so I popped over to Tracy’s blog to ssee what it is all about. Anyways my lovely regular followers and friends know that I love to create tags and that means this challenge is a perfect for me.
The first tag that called my name was designed by the lovely Lols (Lorraine Aquilina), it’s jade and white I really love that shade of blue/green. Now when you look at Lols tag and mine they are a world apart because you all know that I can’t do clean tags, I’ve tried believe me, but mine end up as mixed media and I’m happy with that. To create this tag I my Simon Says Stamp waves stencil on the background and on the die cut circles and here’s how:
1. I attached the waves stencil to white card and added Peacock Feather Oxide ink.
2. I dried the ink then added Luminarte H2O watercolour to the background and left it to dry.
3. I die cut coloured with acrylic snippets into circles and I attached the stencil and applied texture paste.
4. I cut some little glittered card snippets to make the bauble cap and added ribbon and bows to finish the tag.
I am very happy that these challenges have got me creating my Christmas tags earlier than usual, they are my last minute rush items normally lol. The fact that I got to practice my mixed media skills is a real added bonus. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Simon Says Stamp Wave stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Spellbinders Classic Large Circle die set
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife; Craftwork Cards tag template
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide IP: Peacock Feathers
Luminarte H2O watercolour paints
Pebeo blue acrylic paint
Craftwork Cards Flowers
Ribbons from my stash
Pearl from my stash
Cosmic Shimmer texture paste
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape