Saturday, 8 November 2014

Tag #3 ....... for Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello again,

Hope you're having a good weekend.  We decided to have a lazy day today .... well the weather wasn't good, not the sort of day for being outside!  Instead we had a nice family day at home, watching the football ..... my Chelsea boys won again today ..... whooo hoo!! (sorry if you're a Liverpool fan!).  Playing computer games (hubby and the kids .... not me!)  And there's now a rather large Lego train going around the lounge ..... again nothing to do with me, that's all down to the little man and his mum!

So what have I been up to ...... well let's see.  We had a new addition to the family this morning ....... meet Holly Berry ........ a little on the green side, but sooo cute!  She's settling in nicely.

It's Day 6 of Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas event ..... and seeing as I'm only on Day 3, I took the opportunity to spend some time in the old craft room and catch up a little.  Here's the result .....

Tag #3
I took my inspiration for this one from Loll's Tag on Day 3.

I started by colouring my background card using the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique (details of which can be found here on Loll's blog), along with Distress inks.

I stamped my festive greeting on the bottom using IndigoBlu FlitterGlu and Chariot of Fire (gold) Mega Flakes.  I then overstamped, this time using Black Archival ink, and I moved the stamp slightly over to one side to give a sort of shadow effect.

The poinsettia has been die cut using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die, cut from a piece of Studio 490's Clearly for Art modelling film, that's had a layer of Tim Holtz Frosted Film attached to it.
If you've never used Clearly for Art, it's a bit like a cross between thick acetate and shrink plastic ..... except it doesn't shrink!  When you heat it gently with a heat gun you can mould it into shape while it's still warm.  The great thing is, if you don't like the shape you end up with, just heat it up again and give it another go ...... it's fab stuff!

(I must say though, the actual die didn't cut right through the modelling film, and I did put it through  my machine 3 or 4 times.  I had to finish cutting it out with scissors and a craft knife, but the lines were deep enough to follow so it wasn't hard to do).

I added some colour to the bloom using Festive Berries Distress ink, and then spritzed the layers with the Picket Fence Distress Stain Spray.  I love these sprays, and guess what ......... the remaining 24 colours have just been released .... whoo hoo!!  (Don't tell anyone ...... but I may just have placed my order for those this afternoon ..... ooops!)

Anyway, I digress ........  I added a sprinkling of Chunky White Embossing Powder to the background and layered up some festive foliage across the middle of my tag, before adding the poinsettia.

A few sparkly gemstones and a pretty organza bow add the final touches.

Well that's tag number 3 done ...... just need to start thinking about gifts that they can go on now.
That could be a job for tomorrow.

Thanks for popping by ......

Cheerio until next time



  1. Hi Linda. Another STUNNING tag! LOVE the faux mother of pearl with this mix of distress ink colours ... gorgeous. The addition of the chunky embossing powder really make it look "snowy". Gorgeous greeting ... great job with the shadow stamping. And your poinsettia is so beautiful. Haven't tried the Clearly for Art film yet, but it is on my wish list :) Thanks again for joining my tag event! Loll xx

  2. Gorgeous BG layer Linda. TFS the details and a close up of the BG...THEN there is your absolutely Stunning die cut poinsettia...Wow, What beauty and so is your mixed media sentiment. Glad you were stamping and not playing with train and your boys :-0 TFS...again!

  3. Wow.... this tag is stunning!

  4. Another absolutely stunning are on a real roll here and I can't wait to see what else you come up with! :0)

  5. Beautiful! Fabulous background and fabulous poinsettia!

  6. Holly Berry is so cute, I am sure she will be very happy in her new home!

    Your tag is gorgeous Linda, I love that Spellbinder Poinsettia die and it looks beautiful just gently coloured like that - just gorgeous! Anne xx

  7. gorgoeus tag...I am playing along too and finding it very inspiring...

  8. Loving all your tags in Loll's challenge, especially this one!

  9. All your tags are magnificent, Linda, but can I just say that this one needs to be a well-cared-for and treasured item of Christmas decoration for your home for years to come?! It is pure bliss and it took my breath away!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Gorgeous tag! The vellum poinsettia is really wonderful and I love the added greenery and snow splatter! Sue N

  11. Wow, another stunning tag Linda! I love the background, that poinsettia is just gorgeous and I love the pine boughs behind it. Simply put this is just amazing! Hugs, Brenda

  12. Beautiful tag Linda! Gorgeous details and designing! love it! Congrats on winning the shopping trip!

  13. Yippie!! I'm so delighted to see this tag as the overall WINNER of Loll's challenge! Congratulations, Linda!! Well-deserved!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Congrats on your win at the Twelve Tags of Christmas Event!! Beautiful tag Linda ... along with the eleven others that you entered ... all so amazing! Loll xx

  15. Congratulations on your winning tag! It indeed in stunning!

  16. Congratulations on your win with this gorgoues tag, Linda! You did 12 gorgeous tags! What an inspiration!

  17. Congratulations on your winning tag, so incredibly gorgeous and eye catching in every way!

  18. Congratulations on your totally deserving win at Loll's. This tag is amazing. A true work of art.

  19. Lovely. That poinsettia is incredibly beautiful. Every detail is wonderful


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