Monday, November 6, 2017

Day 1 Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends!

I am so excited that Loll is inspiring us all with her 4th Annual Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends!


Here is my Day 1 Christmas Tag!


Loll's Annual Tag Event inspires me every year to get my tags done for the trays of Norwegian Krumkakes that I share with friends and special people on my list!  Thank you my friend:-)

Since I used a Brushos background from my stash this tag was quick and easy.  I had used Purple and Ultra Marine Brushos + Indigo Color Burst pigment powders on my craft mat and spritzed liberally with water.  Then smooshed my Strathmore Bristol watercolor paper onto the inks.  Let dry and added to my stash.

I used CUTplorations Luggage Tag Dies (lg size) to cut my tag.  This has become my favorite Tag dies.  I love the shape and the 3 sizes.  Next I splattered diluted acrylic white paint with a flat paint brush.  When dry I used my MISTI  to stamp my new STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas: "Merry Little Christmas" stamp with Archival Jet Black ink.  I have 3 of the Christmas sets and they fit perfectly inside the Large Luggage Tags:-)  So quick and easy:-)  Great for cards too.

Next I sponged the edges of tag with SU Elegant Eggplant ink.  Then sprayed the entire tag with a glittery spray I make using Frost White Tsukineko ink.  So glittery and shiny IRL.  Added my ribbons and done:-)  I loved the results.  One tag done and 11 to go...at least that is my goal!

Be sure and check out Loll and her Guest Designer's Tags that she shares each day of her event..Nov. 6th thru the 17th:-)  I guarantee..you will be Inspired!  They just have to be a Christmas Theme using stamping and at least 2 mixed media products...easy!  Happy Tag creating my friends.  Hugs..

Adding to STAMPlorations Never Ending-Anything Goes.


Simon Says Blog Wednesday Challenge: Christmas Gift Tag


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas: Merry Little Christmas.
Paper: Strathmore Bristol
Inks; Brushos; Purple & Ultra Marine.  Color Burst: Indigo.  Archival Jet Black
Accessories: CUTplorations Luggage Tags Die, MISTI, Craft mat, SU Spritzer with water, sponge dauber, SU ret ribbon

22 comments:

  1. Nancy, I love your tag. It's blue !! :) As the sky, like the sea, like the Arctic ice, like my eyes :-)) Beautiful! I love delicate splashing and beautiful shading edges that visually added an extra dimension to the tag. I adore him!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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    1. What a sweet comment my friend. My eyes are blue too..my grandparents and father were Norwegian:-) Thank you..Hugs

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  2. Yey to the tag event starting and what a Fabulous start x Love the deep blue and the eggplant around the edges, draws your eyes right in to the beautiful sentiment. The white splats and the delicate bling spray finishes off your tag to perfection...I'm excited too xxx

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  3. Wonderful design, my friend! LOVE the mix of blues with the purple sponging around the edges ... adds lots of drama. The splattering of snow and wonderful large sentiment says it all! Thanks so much for joining my Tag event!! xx

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    1. Thank you Loll for hosting your inspiring Tag event for the 4th Year! It gets me so inspired to make my Christmas tags. Your tag today and Susan's are Stunning!

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  4. Love the shape of this tag and the rich background, Nancy! A great sentiment too!

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  5. Nancy, this is stunning...and how I wish we lived closer, I would love some of those krumkakes! My MIL made them every year also! So yummy! I am Italian, so we made a similar cookie (in that it is made with a press just as the krumkake), but totally different flavor (anise flavoring!) Back to your taq, I loved reading how you put it all together and it is a little more involved than what it looks, and that must be whey it is very special because you did so many little tricks with your tag to make it stand out! thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. My grandma from Stavanger, Norway used her family recipe for our krumkage (crumbcakes). We all use the same recipe..melted Butter, Gold Medal flour, fresh eggs (our eggs) and white sugar.No spices and no filling for grandma's cookies. Delicious. If you ever get to Coos Bay, Colleen I will make you some:-) Happy holiday.

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  6. Those lucky people getting the Krumkakes and the beautiful tag. the tag looks gorgeous with all that blueness :). Lolls tag event really inspires, I can't wait to see the rest of your tags.

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  7. Love the blue of your tag - and what a great sentiment! I like the way you stamped it on an angle. I got curious when you said you use the tags for the Norwegian Krumkakes you make at Christmas so I looked them up - they look delicious!

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  8. What a cool shape of your tag, Nancy! Love your work with Color Bursts, something I've had no success with. It's such a bright, beautiful color! Your sponged edges really highlight your work too! Such a great tag!

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  9. You opened the show perfectly with this beautiful tag, Nancy! Tags are difficult for me, so I love this event and all the inspiration it provides!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. That's a pretty tag, Nancy! Beautiful blue and I love the shape which your sponged edges help to accentuate. The frost white spray shows up really well and makes it look all snowy. Love those Krumkakes!

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    1. As always..you and Rich are on my special friends list:-) Thanks for your comment too:-) Hugs

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  11. The brusho background is so pretty, and I love the simplicity of this CAS tag. Will be perfect adorning your trays of goodies. The bold sentiment font over that fab background is just lovely. TFS & Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I thought the sentiment really made this tag..and made it easy along being able to use a Brusho background from my stash:-). Hope you get to play too! Hugs

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  12. A wonderful sentiment! Pretty background!

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  13. super sweet tag, luv the background! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  14. Oh love this simple yet lovely tag!

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  15. lovely tag, Nancy!!! I really like the luggage tag too!!! thanks for submitting to the STAMPlorations mixed media challenge!

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  16. Stunning Nancy! Love the blue! 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}

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  17. What a lovely tag you created, I am drooling over all that sparkle! Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at the STAMPlorations' Mixed Media Challenge for November.

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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy