Friday, 6 November 2015

Christmas Tag Event

As Christmas is getting closer, it's time to create a few tags to have on hand for the big day.

I am thrilled to be a part of my friend Loll Thompson's special 
 Christmas Tag Event


 What a fantastic line-up of guest designers she has for us this year.  Just amazing and inspiring tags for Christmas.  We want you to come and play along with us.  Make some special tags to add to those gifts this year.  There are some super prizes to be won as well.

Winner - $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations
Top Three - $20 gift certificate each from STAMPlorations
Random Draw - $20 gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers
Random Draw - One Christmas stamp set from Dee's Artsy Impressions

 To create my tag, I began by inking the background using Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress inks.  Then I laid a stencil by Tim Holtz called Frayed over the inked bkg. and gently dabbed on some water.  The water lifted the ink and left a lovely impression behind.  
Next, I splattered with white paint to give a snowy effect, then I also rubbed my Versamark pad along the edges and added white heat embossing.  
The sentiment from Rubbernecker was stamped with black Memento ink and my MISTI and the die-cut snowflake from Lawn Fawn was done in silver to add a bit of sparkle to my tag. 
The ribbon and tiny bells were from the Dollar Store.  

I am adding my tag to these challenges:

Virginia's View- ADD TEXTURE

Craft Stamper- TAKE A STAMP

City Crafters- GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

Happy Little Stamper- TAG


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I hope you will come and play along with us and be inspired.  I know I will be!

Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker/ inks- Versamark, Distress, Memento/ EB powder/ heat tool/ die- Lawn Fawn, MFT/ stencil/ applicator tool/ acrylic paint

20 comments:

Julie B said...

Love the background to this gorgeous tag Karen. :)

Loll said...

Gorgeous tag Karen. LOVE the background with the beautiful mix of blue, ghosting effect from your stencil with water, and the splattered white ... so much visual texture! And love the stitched tag with the stitched snowflake to match. The jingle bells add even more shine ... and a fun interactive element. Awesome! Thanks so much for Guest Designing for my Twelve Tags of Christmas event! xx

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Karen! Love the snowy splatters and stitched snowflakes! The blue jingle bells are the perfect touch!

Marina said...

Beautiful tag, love the little bells and fab sentiment. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

nancy littrell said...

So beautiful Karen. I Love your blue distress inks background, splattered some and all your pretty embellishments. I especially love your heat embossed in white edge. I have never tried that technique. It framed your tag beautifully. TFS my friend.

Anke said...

Adorable, Karen. So lovely ...

Have a nice weekend
Anke

Gabi MeWi said...

Wonderful and I love the small jingle bells...

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Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful blue background you created Karen - love the little bells and touches of silver!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh! Karen, this is gorgeous, and I love the colors and this beautiful snowflake! I agree with everything Loll said - she is amazing, and I wish I could participate this year. Perhaps next year. Looking forward to seeing more! Hugs!

Lee-Anne said...

This is stunning and of course it's blue :) Love that sentiment font and your lovely snowflake!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous tag, Karen! Love that watery background, and the touch of white embossing around the edges reminds me when the windows used to get iced up from the inside in the days before central heating! So glad you've added it to the Craft Stamper gallery too :)

Ingrid said...

Beautiful Karen! I love your background so much. Some of my favorite colors! Great little details for a gorgeous tag. Thanks so much for joining us for the Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers! :)

Susan said...

Gorgeous tag, Karen, in wonderful shades of blue! Love the way you used the stencil over the background! Such fun to be part of Loll's tag event, and thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Deepti said...

That blue background is stunning ! Love ur tag :)

Gio said...

Simple and so striking! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Watercolor background is so unusual. There was a lot going for it. I love the white elements give the impression that here works frost. I look beautiful silver accessories. Beautiful tag.
Thank you for sharing by HLS CC to see you again,
BozenA DT HLS

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful tag!
Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge !

xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Linda said...

Gorgeous tag! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

Carol said...

A super tag. Thanks for joining us at the HLS Christmas Challenge this month. Carol DT x