Monday, 10 November 2014

Another tag for Loll's event ......

Good evening folks,

Monday again ...... the start of a new week, and guess what ..... the diary is clear (whoo hoo!)  Does that mean I have a whole week to do just what I like (no change there then ....... hubby says!!!)
It's not very often that I look at the week ahead and there's nothing going on ..... better make the most of it!!  I'll be bored by Wednesday though ... you watch.  I'll be cleaning the oven and defrosting the freezer just for something to do!!!

Nothing like that today though ...... I've been playing with Tags again for Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas event
It's Day 8 of the event ....... day 5 for me!  You don't have to play along each day, you can enter as many or as few times as your like but .... you know me, I love my tags so I'm trying to do all 12.

Here's number 5 ......

Tag #5
Time for some Vintage Carol Singers I think .........  I started out by inking a piece of white cardstock with various shades of blue Distress inks.  I kept the colour mainly to the edges, leaving the centre quite bright to highlight the silhouettes.

I did my favourite 'flicking water' technique over the ink ..... let the drops sit for a few seconds then mopped up the excess with kitchen roll to give the splattered effect .... I think it gives the look of snow falling in the background

I then stamped some snowflakes across the top of my tag using Versamark ink, and embossed with a white powder.

I stamped the sentiment across the bottom of the tag, and again onto a piece of white card, both in Black Versafine.   I cut the words off the white one leaving just the music banner, and overlayed this onto the tag

The vintage carolers have been sprinkled with Chunky White Embossing powder, and a touch of Treasure Gold has been added around the edges, before they were attached onto the tag using foam pads on the lady, for a bit of dimension

To finish I added some organza ribbon and a couple of festive holly leaves.

It won't be long before the Christmas music is being played, especially in the shops.  The adverts are already starting to appear on TV ..... Coke Cola, M&S, John Lewis (how cute is this year's .... have you seen it yet?)
I must admit I do like a festive tune or two.   They've already been playing here I'm afraid ..... hubby likes to play the piano, and when he's had a few drinks it's either country music or Christmas ..... it's fine as long as he doesn't start singing!

And on that note, I'll say........ thanks for popping by, enjoy the rest of your evening.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Another beauty Linda. LOVE the distress ink background ... keeping the colour to the outter edges makes the center glow as if there was light coming through ... great effect! The silhouette of carolers is really sweet ... and the addition of some chunky white embossing adds lots of interest. Thanks so much for playing along with my Christmas tag event!! Loll xx

  2. Love your background for your vintage silhouette image. All your embellishments are just perfect. TFS your tag beauty.

  3. You have certainly embraced mixed media tags, Linda! I love this background and wish my experience with splattering looked like this. Love the carolers and that little piece of holly at the top!

  4. OMGosh I love this tag! I love, love your background inking, the water droplets look amazing and I love the "snow" effect! The vintage carolers are amazing and I love them so!! Just so adorable and I love your attention to detail. Hugs, Brenda

  5. Love this! Do you mind sharing what the musical banner stamp was?

    1. Hi Nana Jo, thank you for your lovely comment. The music stamp is by Clarity Hope this helps xx


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