Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas event is well on the way and you have seen some amazing creations from my fellow guest designers and today is my turn to share my creation that I made for this special event!
Loll will share her and my tag on her gorgeous blog Stamping with Loll where you can also find links to the previous tags.
I thought to myself, a special occasion deserves a special crafty make so I really took some time to create this tag and I hope you will appreciate all details...
What do you think? :)
There are so many elements to this mixed media wintery tag that I don't know where to start. I don't want this to be a super long post so I'm going to keep it short and sweet and just point out a few techniques used...
I dry embossed with a Sizzix folder, coated with white gesso, colourised the background with Big Brush pens on a craft sheet spritzed with water, sanded down to reveal the embossed design, stamped & heat embossed with WOW! white powder, then sprinkled with more Silver Pearl Wow! embossing powder around the dry embossed deisgn, added some glitter to it...The tag itself is layered with another white tag and some white tulle.
I dry embossed some metal, painted with gesso, colorised it, sanded it down, all brads were silver heat embossed and dipped in some silver glitter...
The poinsettia is made of a double sided sticky sheet attached to a white cardstock on one side, cut out my poinsettia layers (my own design), added various glitters from ultra-fine iridescent, grey, black and thicker silver one, pearls, feathers, more tulle, dic cuts sponged using my Pumice Stone Distress Ink...
The wooden hanging frame was covered in Pumice Stone ink then in my white Crackle Paint (Tim Holtz), decorated with die cuts treated the same way as on the tag, attached using some wire...
The last hanging element is a slightly flattened bottle cap, covered in the crackle paint, filled with silver glitter and silver stars and made into a fun shaker element using a piece of an acetate sheet. How fun is that?! :)
The whole tag including the elements were touched up with some crackle paint and gesso here and there for a more wintery look...
I had a great fun making this tag! I hope you like it!:)
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Virginia's View Challenge - Metalics (brads, metal sheet sentiment, metal wire, glittery flower, my bottle cap shaker element filled with silver glitter and stars... plenty of metalic :))
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - Brads, Buttons & Bows
Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog - Good ol' days (I came to the UK when I was 20, I was born in the mountains of Slovakia and grew up in the Czech Rep where winters are tough, but gorgeous! Heaps of snow, icicles, frozen lakes, sparkle all around...especially if you step out into the countryside... a real winter wonderland!)
That's all for today! Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you can join Loll's event! You can win a $40 STAMPlorations voucher so go for it!!! Besides, it will get you into the Christmas spirit for sure! It's definitely working for me :)