Sunday, December 9, 2018

Day #9 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas

It's Day #9 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tag of Christmas challenge, and today's challenge is watercoloring.
Great inspiration from Kelly Griglione and Norine Borys:



I love the look of watercoloring when I see someone's work, but it's a technique I really struggle with.  My attempts always seem to end up looking messy.  But, I gave it a try with this tag.


The vintage Santa was stamped with black ink on watercolor paper, and then watercolored with greens and reds and a little pink and black, with the background in a sepia watercolor.  After that was dry, I added some mercury glass stickles to the icicles on the tree and around the edges of the tag and some clear stickles to Santa beard and the fur on his suit.  

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Day 8 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge





The challenge for Day #8 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas is to use florals on your tag.  There was some beautiful inspiration from Sharon Harnist and Emily Midgett.



12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 8 with Sharon Harnist and Emily Midgett

For my tag, I used the layered poinsettia stamp from The Ton.  This kept the tag pretty simple, but still made a really pretty poinsettia.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Day 5 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas

For Day 5 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas challenges, the challenge is to add some sparkle to your tag.

I used the blue background and snowy hills from this tag by Nicole @ Right at Home stamps for my inspiration.


For my background, I sponged silver ink through a dotted stencil on a blue cardstock tag, then embossed with Nuvo glitter embossing powder.  I cut the snowy hills from white glitter cardstock and added a stamped snowman colored with Wink of Stella glitter pens.





Day 7 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas

It's Day 7 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas challenges, and today's challenge is to use black and white on your tag.

I was inspired by this tag from Lisa Spangler:


For my tag, I used a scallop rectangle frame stamp from Unity Stamps and a sentiment from the Dec. Simon Says Stamp card kit.


I really like these two stamps, and could see this black & white combination on a Christmas card, too.




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Day 6 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas




I'm skipping Day 5 for a minute and going on to Day 6 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.   Today's challenge is to use woodgrain on your tag, like on these tags by Laurel Beard:

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 6 with Laurel Beard and Carly Tee Minner

I used a woodgrain embossing folder on my tag, and then added a stamped and fussy cut reindeer and a sentiment sticker and a candy cane button.


Now, off to catch up and try the Day 5 challenge!

Day 4 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas

The challenge for Day 4 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas was to use embossing on your tag.
This was the inspiration tag I chose:


Instead of a tree shaped tag, I stamped a Christmas tree on a white tag, with various shades of pink ink and then stamped & heat embossed the sentiment over the top.

Stamps:  Catherine Pooler - WOW embossing powder









Day #3 - Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas

For Day 3 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, the challenge is to use sparkle and shine on a tag.  This is the inspiration tag from Ardyth Percy-Robb


I loved Ardyth's inked glittery background and plan to use that on another project, but for now I used some red glitter cardstock as my background, and then stamped and colored a little Christmas tree for the top layer.