Sunday, 4 November 2012

A Christmas Themed Tag

This month it is Zoe who has chosen the theme for the Tanda Teaser.   She decided to go with Christmas.  I should have used this as an opportunity to design the family Christmas card for this year, but I just couldn't get inspired.....I just felt like making a tag instead!

For my tag I used an off cut of mount board that the local picture framer was going to throw out!  I stamped the tag and mini tag using Tanda Christmas stamps by Sheila Oliver and used distress inks to colour the leaves and berries. For more texture I added dots of glossy accents to the berries and leaves on the tag.

To make the holly branches, leaves and berries, I used the back of a now extinct pad of paper and Tim Holtz die.  Being very absorbent card they drunk in the distress ink. I then coated them with several coats of crackle paint, which did not crackle....must have done something wrong there, but it did grab the mica flakes that I sprinkled on so not a total disaster!  When the leaves were dry I added a bit of glossy accent on top to give the impression of veins on the leaves.

I used the same distress inks to dye my seam binding to finish the tag.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:

"Catch the bug - anything goes"
"Crazy 4 Challenges - Anything but a card"
"Sweet Stamp'in - All that glitters"
"Dynamic Duos - Evergreen and maroon"
"Alphabet Challenge - T is for Tags"
"Christmas stamping must be Christmas - Anything goes"
"Crafty Ann's - Christmas"
"Crafty Catz - Add Texture"
"Artistic Stamper - Anything goes",/a"
"Anything but a card - Anything goes",/a>
"Really reasonable ribbon - Winter holiday and ribbon"
"One crazy Stamper - Anything goes"


PaperDaisies said...

What a fabulous tag. Love the techniques you have used. Perfect entry for our challenge over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Pat said...

Gorgeous tag, love all the elements and the super colours. Thanks for sharing at the Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Artyjen said...

Love the fresh xmas colour combo, makes a great tag ;) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous Christmas tag Sue! I love all of your beautiful details!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Erna Logtenberg said...

What a gorgeous Tag!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos this week!

Crazystamper said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration on the One Crazy Stamper challenge this month. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake One Crazy Stamper

Fabiola said...

hello, thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, your tag is gorgeous and so cute, hope to see you next week, biz

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, beautiful tag - lovely details and your colour combo is just fab!

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Judy Rozema said...

This is beautiful! I love all the dimension and sparkle~! Thank you for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon~!

Nancie Quah said...

Gorgeous Tag. Thanks for sharing with us at ABAC.
Hugs, Nancie

Karen Day said...

Just a gorgeous tag - and I love all the glitter! Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

Jackie said...

This is such a pretty tag, I love the coloring and detailing you put into it. Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps. I hope to see you join in on the fun again soon!

Jackie, Bugaboo DT

Mad Moose said...

Such a great project. A fabulous tag. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Carol said...

Gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol x

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful tag - fab colours and design! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

What a lovely tag! thanks for joining in our monthly challenge at the Artistic Stamper.

Scrappy said...

Fab Tag! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us again soon!

Scrappy -Bugaboo Stamps DT

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL, thanks for playing along with One Crazy Stamper.