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
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife; Craftwork Cards tag template

Card Paper:
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
Fun foam


Beverly S. said...

Lovely mixed media ornaments tag! Love seeing this one! :)

Nonni said...

Very cute tag! I love the colors and details! Blue is my favorite color and I love the teal-type hues you've used here, quite special for Christmas and stunning! Thanks for joining us at HLS November Christmas challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

Fabulous ornaments, great colors, and a really stunning tag. Great job!
Karen Letchworth

Virginia Lu said...

Love the rich and beautiful tag! GREAT texture and shine! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas Gift Tag” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Team Clark said...

Absolutely stunning tag Karen! So bright and festive and beautifully designed. Hugs, Autumn

rachel said...

Lovely colours Karen - beautiful tags! Hugs rachel x

Cara said...

This is so pretty. Love the blue and green x

Jane said...

Hi Karen this is such a pretty colourful tag.I love the colours and the texture on your super baubles.Thanks so much for joining our stencils challenge over at Country View. Hugs xxx

cm said...

Gorgeous tag, rich with texture, dimension and lovely sparkle! Festive and fabulous! Thank you for joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags gallery! Hope to see you there often!
~carol (DT)

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!! I love the colors and the sparkle!! The ornaments are fabulous!! the bows and poinsettia are perfect touches!! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous ! thank you so much for joining our November Challenge !
Corrie x

Dotstolines said...

This is a lovely Christmas Tag! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers- Aditi, DT

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your pretty tags! The color combination and that touch of glitter make it feel so festive!

Sanna Lippert said...

such a lovely tag, thanks for joining in with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge! :)

Amy A said...

Gorgeous! love the pop of shimmer! Thank you for playing along with us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge Challenge this month. We hope you join us again soon.

Amy- DT
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Lynne Mizera said...

What a lovely tag!! Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at the STAMPlorations' Mixed Media Challenge for November.

Michelle said...

Such a lovely tag. I love all the glitter and sparkle.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
Good luck!! Michelle(DT)