Saturday, 7 November 2015

Day 4 ..... 12 Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends

Happy Saturday,

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ..... in the old craft room it is anyway! Could have something to do with Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas Event .....

Are you all playing long?

It's Day 4 of the event ..... and I'm absolutely thrilled to say I'm one of the Guest Designers today ..... whoo hoo!!

When Loll invited me to join in the fun this year I couldn't say 'Yes' fast enough.  I played along with last year's event and had so much fun that I couldn't resist getting involved again.

The event is open until the 22nd of November so you've lots of time to play along ........ go on, make a start on all your tags to go on those lovely Christmas gifts you'll be buying.

Here's an idea for you .....

I've used tissue again for the background only this time I've added die cuts into the mix to add even more texture

Plain white tissue paper for the background ,,,,,, die cut poinsettias and holly leaves on the top then a coat of white acrylic paint over the whole lot.

Once this was dry I added a few dots of glitter glue here and there, and rubbed over the die cut shapes with some Treasure Gold Gilding Wax (Rose Quartz) to bring out the texture even more .... so pretty!

The beautiful festive bloom was cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die, cut from plain and glittered red cardstock with a layer of green added for the leaves

I gave it a spritz of Perfect Pearls for added shimmer and finished off with a rusty bell to the centre.

Some festive red ribbon and a bit of twine and thread finish it all off nicely.

The sentiment was stamped onto tissue paper, torn around the edge and then added onto the tag using a little Ranger Glue n Seal

Hope you like it .......

Thank you so much to Loll for inviting me to be part of this event ....... I'm so pleased to be part of such a talented bunch!!

As this is Christmas themed and it's a Tag, I'm also linking up to the current HLS Christmas challenge

AND the Mixed Media challenge which is also all about TAGS! ......

Well thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

It's been a bit of a busy one here ...... very productive though.  Chris now has lots of new furniture and stuff for his flat ..... hubby and I are broke but hey, it's not that long off payday!!
Time to put my feet up I think and catch up with some TV

Cheerio until next time ......



  1. You are so talented, my friend!! I LOVE this tag with the white tissue background. So much gorgeous texture and dimension. And the beautiful layered poinsettia really shines next to the white. Great tag! Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer for my Twelve Tags of Christmas event!! xx

  2. Wow, this is fabulous! The texture in the background looks amazing!

  3. VERY cool, love that poinsettia


  4. What wonderful texture on your tag, Linda! And that poinsettia is fabulous!

  5. Amazing tag, Linda! Wow I love how you got the lovely texture, and the poinsietta, so pretty!

  6. Gorgeous tag Linda - hasn't it been fun playing along with Loll this year? Love the layout you've given the tag and all the layering.

    Karen x

  7. Your textured poinsettia is awesome looking! Great tag

  8. Wow Linda, I love how you started your tag using plain white tissue paper for texture and then added all your gorgeous layers. A really Stunning tag. TFS

  9. Gorgeous! Love the layers of texture on the background, and the touch of Rose Quartz to tie it in with your lovely poinsettia.

  10. Gorgeous. Love your background.
    Avril xx

  11. I do like it, Linda! In fact I love it! What an interesting background that looks covered in snow and that poinsettia with the jingle bell center is amazing!

  12. Like it? I LOVE it, Linda!! It is absolutely amazing, both the background and the gorgeous poinsettia.

  13. Linda, this is phenomenal! The texture and depth are amazing and make your beautiful poinsettia sing!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. This is beautiful! I have never heard of the wax you used... I am intrigued... Your background is so great with all the texture... Seems like a wax would really pick it up well! Keep up the beautiful work!

  15. Oh my goodness Linda :) what a lovely tag!! The detailed texturing on the base is jaw dropping :) love this beauty :)

  16. Stunning! I so enjoyed reading through the creative process for what turned out to be a beautiful work of art. Like this technique with the tissue paper. The white paint & gilding looks so pretty and that wonderful layered poinsettia tops it all just spendidly. It's amazing! TFS

  17. I love this, Linda! Great technique. I'm going to go try this out now. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. This is gorgeous... love all the texture... and the detail right down to the rusty little bell.Thanks for joining us a Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge LesLee xx

  19. Loving all your textures Linda. Thanks for joining us at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol x


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