Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2016 Be Joyful

 My tag is a Wintery Scene using my new Tim Holtz Woodland Trees Die.


Here is a Close Up of all the snowy sparkle...


Here are my design steps for a really fun tag.

#8 Tim Holtz manila tag.

Two layers of Golden's Gesso..dried in between layers.

Layer of Golden's Heavy Gel. Then layered SU ret. DSP that has all the large snowflakes.

Stamped and 2nd generation stamped SU "Lovely as a Tree" fir tree in Archival Jet Black Ink.

SU Be Joyful sentiment from " Merriest Wishes" Stamped and Heat EB with Versamark and SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder.

Sponged the edges with Versamark  and Heat EB with SU White EB powder.

Added layer of SU Cherry Cobbled CS for a thin frame.

Splattered entire tag with diluted white acrylic paint using a #6 paint brush.

Added SU Dazzling Details to snowflakes on the DSP and splatters.

Painted white acrylic paint on the bottom for snow banks and added Dazzling Details.

Die Cut piece of smooshed Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (lettuce, juniper and pesto) background for my Tim Holtz Woodland Trees Die.  Attached 2 more Whisper White CS Die Cut Trees  to pop up die cut tree.  The 2nd layer is off set to look like snow. Then added glue to die cut tree with SU Fine Tip Pen and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds.

Added crinkled SU Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding bow and One Memory Box Die Cut "Resting Bird."

Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2016 Linky is still open until the end of of the day on November 25th,  so I am just getting under the wire for my 4th tag.  I hope you get to play too.  Loll and her Guest Designers ( I was her GD  on her Day 3 posting) have fabulous samples and the Gallery is filled with more gorgeous tag samples.  I guarantee you will be Inspired to make Christmas Tags :-)

Thank you again Loll for hosting your wonderful annual event!  So Fun and Inspiring my friend.  Happy Holidays....


16 comments:

  1. This tag is absolutely stunning. Love that little red bird on it. X

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  2. Hi Nancy,
    what a gorgeous tag.
    I so love the wonderful scene on this wonderful design tag.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  3. AMAZING with all the layers of goodness on this beautiful tag Nancy. I know that drying time makes this tag very time consuming, but it was well worth it. The end result is GORGEOUS. Thanks for the deets ... I so love the way you've layered your die-cut tree so that it is off set from the white below creating a snowy layer. Very creative and fun. Thanks again for joining in my tag event and always supporting me. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Loll for making tags so creative and fun with all the inspiration from your fabulous annual Tag Event. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Nancy, you are really mastering mixed media - I'm so impressed. I love your tag with all those textures. Thank you very much for the step-by-step. I'm thinking I'll follow it and CASE your tag as a card so that I get more comfortable with the mixed media layering and adding in some DSP - could be a great way to start using up my stash!

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    1. Mixed media layering is fun Susan. You are right, a great way to use scraps. The key is..let each layer dry completely. Then look, think about it and add another layer :-) At least, that is what works for me. I so appreciate your comment my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  5. Wintery cards can be serene, sad, peaceful--and, with yours--truly JOYFUL. Love the red bird and red sentiment that add just the right touch of happy, along with your scrunched ribbon. You have created such depth with the trees, and all the sparkle says "crisp Winter day." So pretty. You are an inspiration.

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    1. Your thoughtful comment has brought me Joy my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  6. Nancy, not only do I love all the sparkle on this wonderful tag but LOVE the color combination! The added red ribbon really bring out the awesome colors of this tag. This is outstanding!

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  7. What a wonderful tag, Nancy! Love how you've done the background and the pretty sentiment! And that tree! Between Nancy S., Loll and you, it's found it's way to my house!

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    1. Because of you, Loll and Nancy S. I now have the die...I kept trying to get sooner, but was always out of stock....So worth the wait! Thanks for your comment Bonnie:-)

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  8. I absolutely love that tree die with your sweet little bird and snowy winter scene! Masterful, Nancy! The red sentiment is perfect, too.

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    1. TFS your encouraging comment my forever talented friend :-) Hugs, Nancy

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  9. Very pretty, can't wait to give it a try; thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. I would love to see your finished tag Joyce. Hugs, Nancy

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