Thursday, December 13, 2018

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


For the last day of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tag of Christmas challenge, the challenge was to use something clear on your tags.  

 My inspiration came from this tag by Amy Tsuruta.  She used a clear frame to showcase the cute design on her gift card.

12 TAGS OF CHRISTMAS WITH A FEMININE TWIST 2018 – DAY 12 WITH Amy Tsuruta and Lisa Adametz


 I decided to make some photo tags for two of my grandsons' gifts and showcase their silly photos with reindeer glasses.


I used a MFT scallop rectangle frame die, layering two of them to get a tiny bit of depth to the tag.  The layers are base tag, photo, clear acetate cover over the photo, and then the layered scallop frames.  I just added some twine and holly embellishments to finish off the tags.

Thanks to Ellen Hutson and all the designers for inspiration over the last 12 days!





Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Day #11 - Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas

It's Day #11 at Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.  Today's challenge is to use neutrals on your tag. I was inspired by the mix of white and dark and kraft on this tag by Elena Roussakis


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 11 with Elena Roussakis and Miriam Prantner



I used sepia ink for the background stamp on my tag, and brown ink and brown embossing powder on the Santa image.


If you're looking for a good brown ink, Catherine Pooler's "Icing on the Cake" ink is wonderful.  I used that ink and some chestnut embossing powder on the Santa image.




Day #10 - Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas

This is for Day #10 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge - to use non-traditional colors (anything but a red & green combo) on a tag.  For inspiration, I used this tag by Julie Ebersole.  I liked the way she took a traditional Christmas image of mittens and then used bright colors to get a different look.



I used a Christmas tree image, but with bright, non-traditional colors for the ornaments. This is a Neat & Tangled stamp set.  The tree reminds me of Charlie Brown's little Christmas tree, LOL!


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.