Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mixed Media Tag





Hello my crafty friends, I hope your Saturday is off to a great start! Mine is, I went to my church's annual Christmas bazaar this morning with a friend. I love going to the Christmas bazaar's, they are so fun. Spend an hour looking around there and bought some handcrafted wooden spoons and that was it. I was a good girl! lol 

Loll from Stamping with Loll had a 12 Tags of Christmas where she made 12 tags that were mixed media. She also had 12 guest designers as well. And let me tell you those tags were amazing!!! She had a link up so we could play along too and it is open until tomorrow, Nov. 16th. So I thought  I would give mixed media a try. I don't know if I've ever done any mixed media stuff before and if I have  I didn't know what it was called! lol I started with a tag sized at 2 1/8 x 3 5/8, that was the size tag that Loll used so I thought I would use that size too. I laid a stencil on top of my tag and did some inking using Broken China, Weatherwood and Sapphire distress inks for my sky, but leaving an area at the bottom white. Next I took embossing paste and put along the bottom for snow. While it was wet I placed some glitter on it. Once that was dry I stamped a cute little fawn from My Creative Time and colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers. Put some wink of stella on him to make him shine.  I then used some air dry SU clay and a Martha Steward mold to make a little snowman. Colored his hat, eyes, buttons and nose with my Spectrum Noir markers too after he was dry. I popped up my cute little fawn and glued my snowman down. I used a white Viva pearl pen to make snow dots in the sky so it looked like it was snowing. I wanted to do splatter paint, but didn't feel like finding where  moved my paint to. lol  I had some seam binding that I had won and used a piece of that to put through my hole. And that is it. I think it turned out pretty cute, and I hope I used enough stuff on it to be mixed media! Now I'm off to link up with Loll's tag challenge. I hope you will go check out the lovely tags made by Loll, her guest designers and the ones that have linked up. They are stunning!!!

As always thank you so much for stopping by and visiting a spell. I hope you had a lovely visit. It always warms my heart with the sweet comments you leave me. Hope you have a crafty weekend! Crafty hugs, Brenda



Even though this is blurry you can see the wink of stella shimmer.

Showing the depth and dimension



22 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Brenda. I'm so happy that you had a chance to play along with my Christmas tag event!! This is such a sweet tag and will made any Christmas gift you give, even more special! Congrats on trying out your first mixed media project --- you did amazing!! LOVE the stenciled background with the different shades of inks. And the glitter snow at the bottom is gorgeous! Adorable reindeer and snowman make this so much fun! Thanks again for playing along! Loll xx

Linda said...

This is so cute ..... I love the background and the little deer is just adorable! xx

MaryH said...

Well, if you never did mixed media or used stencils, you've aced it right out of the gate! This is absolutely darling. Of course I love those birch trees and you've got the sky perfectly done with the falling snow. Love the tiny images you've added to the tag. Not tried the clay you've used for the snowman, but he's adorable. The snow glimmered very much, and had to go back & re-read how you created it. Terrific project. TFS & big hugs to you both. Stay warm.

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness!!! Brenda, this is super! The way you did it was so interesting and love that little clay snowman! Whoa!!!! LOVE IT!
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh Brenda, this is so sweet!! I love the tree background!! The little deer and snowman are adorable!! The sparkle you added is fabulous!! What a gorgeous tag!! I love, love it!! Glad you had a great time at the bazaar!! I don't think I would have had the willpower to not spend money!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

This is too stinkin' cute, and I can't imagine this is your first try at mixed media! I love that plump little snowman with the sparkly little deer, and the background looks amazing! Well done my friend, now take a bow :) Stay warm and have a great weekend!

nancy littrell said...

So cute..perfect for any child, young or old. TFS

Veerle said...

Great tag Brenda and that little clay snowman is just superb. Hugs, Veerle xxx

Stephanie said...

Brenda, this is fabulous. I love that background. Actually I love each and every aspect of this tag. Lots of mixed media I've seen looks like abstract art to me. This I "get". Love this beautiful and sweet tag.

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is so adorable, Brenda ... gorgeous sponged and stencilled sky, splendid glittery snow, the cutest little shimmery deer and the sweetest rotund wee snowman! Just delighful! Anita :)

Sue said...

Awww how cute is this Brenda! what a perfect tag for Christmas it's really gorgeous. I love the wink of stella pens they add lovely sparkle...lots of huggles Sue xxx

Bonnie said...

You rock at mixed media, Brenda! What an adorable tag! Make sure it doesn't go out with the wrappings because it's a keeper! Especially love that snowman!

Karen King said...

Hi Brenda, thanks so much for your kind words about my tag! Yours is super cute! I love all the sparkle it has and your figures are great!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the adorable reindeer!!

Laurie Unger said...

Nice job with the mixed media tag challenge. This is stinking cute. Stay warm!

Carol said...

Love this Brenda, the background looks fabulous and that snowman is so cute. Carol x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Your tag is so adorable, Brenda! Love the wintery scene! It's great that you could join Loll's event!
Thank you for your sweet comment too! xx

DIANA L. said...

dorable. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

D- said...

Your tag is sooo CUTE. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Jeri said...

This is so adorable, Brenda! Great job describing the steps you used to get it made. I never thought about glittering up the embossing paste. I'm going to have to keep that in mind. Your little snowman is too cute and I can't believe you created him yourself. My craft space is so limited as our my supplies I can't get into any other craft that takes more than card making. Don't you just love that little reideer? Love the sparkle coming off him. Fabulous job on this project, my friend!

cm said...

Hello my sweet friend! Blogger has been playing persnickety with me (again!) so I'm hoping that my comments will stick this time! And yes, I'm running in slow motion with keeping up with comments, but I've been gazing at, admiring and cheering your most recent three creations every day! Now this mixed media tag: A-DOR-A-BLE! I'm in awe at your ingenuity and creativity! A home-made snowman, glittery embossing paste snow, a darling reindeer and your 'wintry scene' all done up with distress inks: WOW, WOW and WOW! Simply fabulous! You must play with mixed media more often, because gosh darn, girlfriend, you excel with it! Have you checked out the Mixed Media challenge? This go-round the challenge is to use bells, and I reckon you must have some of those - dies or stamps - in your stash. Oh, do check it out (Loll's on the DT there, too!), Huge hugs heading your way, and I'm off to your next sweet post!
~c

Sarah Mabery said...

That deer is too stinkin cute. And I love that background. The colors are fabulous. And don't you just love air dry clay. Fantastic little tag.