Now you know me, I love making tags and I can't resist a challenge, so when I spotted this I couldn't wait to join in the fun.
If you don't already know Loll then you should definitely pop over and check out her Blog ...... Stamping with Loll. It's always full of inspiration and fab ideas, a real gem in Blogland.
Anyhow ...... Loll's got this great little event going on. She's got together with some very talented friends and they're showcasing 12 days of Christmas themed, Mixed Media* tags (Ho! Ho! Ho!) and it all started on Monday this week.
* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.
I'm a little late in coming to the party ..... it's now Day 4 so I'm playing catch up! But hey! better late than never.
Here's my Day 1 tag .....
The tag started out white ..... I inked around the edges using Distress inks (Antique Linen/Tea Dye & Vintage Photo), then I applied texture paste through one of the fab Tim Holtz stencils to give me my background.
Once the paste was dry, I placed the stencil back over the image and used more Distress inks to add colour
I then die cut the Tattered Poinsettia from red cardstock, and stamped over the top using the IndigoBlu Sheet Music stamp
Before layering up the flower I sprinkled each layer with a touch of Chunky White Embossing Powder and heat set, and to finish off the bloom I added a small rusty sleigh bell to the centre.
To finish the look I added a couple of seasonal berries and a few pearls .......
a touch more of the chunky embossing powder here and there to give the look of snow
and of course a festive greeting.
Well that's tag number 1 done ..... three more to go to catch up!
The event is open for two weeks so there's plenty of time if you fancy joining in the fun.
Better get my thinking cap on for Tag number 2!
Thanks for popping by ......
Cheerio until next time