Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas Tags

Hello Crafty Friends, I hope you are having a beautiful Friday. It's a beautiful warm day here, the calm before the storm I suppose. We have been blessed with such gorgeous days and decent temps for this time of year, but a blizzard is working it's way across the mid west and supposed to hit here tomorrow night. No blizzard for us, but it will bring in the cold temps and snow showers. Tis the season!!! 

I wanted to try and get a tag in for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas challenge. She has guest designers making tags for it too each day. It's almost over! So I thought I would rush out a tag. Yeah, it never goes well when you rush does it?! But it is what it is and I'm going with this tag anyway. So please go over to Loll's blog and look at each day's tags, you will be amazed! Oh did I tell you the tags have to be mixed media?! lol Yes, you head me right. But as it turns out, we all do mixed media and don't even know we are doing it! Anyway it is all explain on Loll's blog, so go over and check it out. She will have the linky open for a while longer, to the 25th I believe. So you do have some time to make a Christmas tag and join in on the fun. 

Twelve Tags of Christmas

For my mix media, I used stamping, die cuts, wet embossing and the Splash Watercolor background. It didn't turn out as well as when Loll does it, but hey, I'm working on it. lol My ornament should have been die cut in a different color to it showed up on the background better, but I was to lazy to die cut it again. So this is what I have to offer, not great but will work I think. I also used all snippets to make this tag, I'm so proud of myself for doing that. My dies and stamp are NBUS as well, so felt good to use it! Now, I would do things differently if I was making this tag over again. And maybe I will make another and fix my blunders...But for now, this is it.

As always, thanks for dropping by and visiting a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and a big smile from ear to ear. I know I'm behind once again, but will be working to catch back up with my commenting as well. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
My Creative Time dies and stamps-Fun Stitched Ornaments & More
tag was created out of watercolor paper and a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embossing powder-Ranger Platinum
Hand dyed seam binding ribbon 


Veerle said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda love the colour.
Hugs Veerle x

Loll said...

Your tag is so pretty Brenda!! Lots of visual texture from the splash watercolour background. Your decorated ornament is beautiful and shows up well with the pretty embossed design. Gorgeous colours for your hand-dyed ribbon. Thanks for sharing at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event! xx

jimlynn said...

It turned out beautiful!!!! So pretty.
Not good on cold temps but yes, it's that tine of the year. Hope everything is going good with you.

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous, Brenda!! I love the pretty ornament and the pine sprigs!! The colors and bow are fabulous!! Beautiful tag my friend!! We are supposed to get the cold temps too and I'm not looking forward to it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Liz said...

You're being too hard on yourself, Brenda! Your tag is really lovely and I like how the the ornament blends in with the background, it give the whole tag a beautiful wintery feel. xx

Carol L said...

Your tag is just beautiful! I love the blue ornament and silver snowflake, but those pines and ribbon are wonderful accents! Great tag!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet tag Brenda - don't be so hard on yourself - I often look at something once I have photographed it and think how I could have done it better... the secret is not to let on :-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear sweet friend,
I get Loll's emails and have been impressed with her tags and the others too, and think yours is really lovely and a great contribution, I wouldn't apologise at all. I've thought too that I should make a tag, I may do yet, busy making cards at the moment.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

nancy littrell said...

I do not see blunders..only a gorgeous mixed media tag! I love your splashed background in your warm colors and all your die cut embellishments and ribbon. TFS hope you get to play again. Stay warm. Hugs, Nancy

nancy littrell said...

I do not see a blunder, but a beautiful Wintery tag. I love your splash background and all your die cuts. Such warm colors with your cold weather approaching. Hugs, Nancy

Bonnie said...

I think you are way too hard on yourself, Brenda! This is a beautiful tag! I love the splashes of color on the tag and how the greenery adds a good contrast! The ornament is very pretty too! Hope you don't get too much snow!

Tina Campbell said...

Sooooo Pretty Brenda :) Will be checking out the site for inspiration, need to make my tags yet :) Never enough time it seems this time of the year :) I guess were going to finally feel that winter weather this week :) Have a great week, hugs my friend, Tina

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Very very pretty Brenda!!! I think sometimes our best work is done when we rush and are under pressure.... I really do think this is such a pretty tag! Great job hon!

MaryH said...

It's a wonderful tag, love the mixed media techniques you've done, Especially liking the 'shadowing' on the branch too. Love the gleaming colors on the ornament, and the silvery snowflake & tie. Great work on dying the seam binding at the top to match your color scheme. TFS & Hugs. MM

Darnell said...

Brenda, all that beautiful warm fall weather has addled your brain! There is absolutely nothing wrong with your pretty pretty tag in shades of blue and I like the color of the ornament with the background! With the pine needles and sweet bow, it really looks like a photo of an ornament hanging from a tree! I'd love to have it hanging from mine and I'm sure you did Lolly proud!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Love and hugs, Auntie

Darnell said...

PS Good job using your snippets and NBUS!! xxxooo

Sandy said...

I think your backgournd came out lovely. I especially like how you used the two colors for the pine branches -- they provide a nice elemlent for the ornament to "hang" from.

Anita in France said...

What a lovely delicate ornament, Brenda ... fabulous against that amazing background ... and those pine branches are such a great finishing touch! Hugs, Anita :)