My good friend, Loll Thompson, is having her second Christmas tag challenge. It's called Twelve Tags of Christmas and it runs from November 4 - 15, with the linky remaining open until November 22 so participants have lots of time to enter. There are some fabulous prizes!
The tags have to be mixed media. For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus
two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.
I'm honoured that Loll asked me to be one of her Guest Designers. Here is my tag:
I started by inking a white tag with two shades of Distress stains. I then darkened the edges with a matching Distress ink. Then stamped the text stamp after wiping off some of the ink. I added a spritz of homemade gold spray (appropriately made for me by Loll!).
I die cut two layers of the "joy" sentiment and three of the reindeer from a copper shimmer cs, glued them together and glued to the tag. I decided the upper left corner needed something so used embossing paste over a small sprig of a holly stencil, then searched all my glitters for a green that would work - none would so I had fun blending green, blue, and graphite glitters together.
I embellished with a bit of ribbon and one gemstone for the dot over the "joy".
Here's another shot that shows more of the wonderful gold spray:
Thanks so much for looking and please join us before November 22 by creating and adding your tag to Loll's blog.
Stamps: Inkadinkado text stamp
Ink: Distress Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint
Paper: premade white cs tag, copper shimmer cs
Size: 4.75" x 2.5"
Accessories: Distress Stains (Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage), Tim Holtz holly bough stencil, embossing paste, glitter, dark green ribbon, copper gemstone, Tim Holtz joy die, Dee's Distinctively deer die, homemade gold spray