Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Loll's 2016 Twelve Tags of Christmas Event

Loll is Hosting her 3rd Annual "Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends".


I was thrilled to be asked tobe the Guest Designers on November 9th... Day 3 of Loll's event! I do love making tags during the holidays and Loll's event is a fun way to catch up on my tags that I use for my Norwegian Krumkake cookie trays.

This is also my 1st time to share my tags with you as a new Blogger :-)  Enjoy and hope you get to play along too.


My Be Joyful Perfect Pear Tag......



I had so much fun making this tag using the Penny Black slapstick cling stamp: "Perfect Pears".  I used the brushstroke stamping technique.  Here is the video I watched that was very helpful..Brushstroke Stamping with MISTI by Penny Black.

I used Zig markers for my pear image and SU inks for my stamped background, sentiment and sponged edges.  I masked my pear to stamp my background with my SU Sanded and French Script background stamps (ret).  I love how it gave more depth to my pear.

I used my new STAMPlorations Mini stencil to trace and cut out my tag.   STAMPlorations has a new CUTplorations "Luggage Tag" set with 3 different sized of tags.  This is the largest size tag.. 3 3/8" x 5 1/2", which I traced from my Mini Stencil and fussy cut out.  I have the tag dies on my wishlist..love the shape.

I finished my tag with splatters using diluted Soft Suede ink and a paint brush.  Also added a few more splatters dipping the tip of my stylus in the ink.  A trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire.

Loll's event runs from November 7-18, but you can add your tag to her link until November 25th.   I hope you get to play along too.  You will be so inspired by all of Loll's tags, her very talented Guest Designers and the growing Gallery :-)

Happy Tag Making...Hugs,


Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black Perfect Pear.  SU Merriest Wishes (sentiment), Sanded and French Foliage background stamps (ret)
Paper: Arches 140# Hot Press WC paper
Inks: Zig Markers, SU Old Olive, Soft Suede, Early Espresso. Archival Jet Black
Accessories:MISTI, STAMPlorations Mini stencil (tag shape), papersnips, SU taffeta ribbons (ret), #4 paint brush, sponge dauber
Techniques: Tag, Brushstroke Stamping with MISTI, splattering, sponging, texting


17 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful tag Nancy. Your watercoloured pear and leaves are so amazing with all the layers of colours and shading --- great job, my friend! The script background and artsy stamping also add lots of depth and interest. Splattering is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you so much for being my Guest Designer for the Twelve Tags of Christmas event! xx

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  2. Oh my gosh, Nancy, this is exquisite! Your background is absolutely amazing and love the idea of a non-traditional Christmas image! How fun is that! What a gorgeous job you did on this!

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  3. Yum--that perfect pear looks ready to eat. This tag reminds me of some of your earlier botanical style which I really loved. Lots of depth and interest in this tag, without looking cluttered. Love the shape of the tag itself, too.

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  4. This is GORGEOUS, Nancy! I love the watercolored pear with the text in the background and the wonderful shape of the tag!

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  5. Really gorgeous tag, Nancy! I love how you layered your stamping and your watercoloring on the pear and leaves is amazing! I love the shape of the tag, too!

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  6. What a nice pear Nancy! (Sorry couldn't resist!) Seriously though your tag is gorgeous. I love the watercolouring and the script in the background looks fab xx

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  7. Nancy, that's so pretty, had to take a look at the video and now have to try it. Awesome tag

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  8. Love your tag! The shape is perfect for the pear theme! Beautifully coloured pear and great splatters and test!

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  9. My comment should have said "great splatters and text" not "test"!

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  10. Pretty tag, Nancy! Your coloring on the pear is a 12 on a scale of 1-10. And the script behind gives added interest. I also like the unique shape of your tag. TFS!

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  11. Absolutely glorious tag. So very different, vintage in its look with fabulous colouring.....love it x

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  12. Saw this earlier on Facebook, but didn't have a chance to come see a closeup. Great job on the pear coloring, and the script background looks superb with the colors of this golden pear. It's a gorgeous tag, and I love the top shape too. I'd say your coloring scale is 12+ in agreement with an earlier commenter. TFS

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  13. Beautiful tag, Nancy! Your colouring on the pear is fantastic, and set off beautifully by the script background.

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  14. Every detail of your pear tag came together beautifully, Nancy. I love the color and dimension you created with the background.

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  15. Nancy, this is exquisite! I love pear art and am over the moon with your pretty design!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. I love the shape of your tag and your gorgeously colored pear Nancy! A beautiful tag!!

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  17. Your tags are fabulous, Nancy! I love this one with the pear. Totally gorgeous!

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