Friday, 18 November 2016

We're on the final day ........

Happy Friday evening ......

Drum roll .............
Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Tags for Christmas with Loll and Friends

It's the final day of what's been a fabulous Blog event yet again and guess what ..... I'm the Guest Designer today ..... whoo hoo!!

I was thrilled when Loll invited me to join in the fun and be a Guest Designer again ...... of course I said Yes!!!  It's an honour to be part of such a talented bunch.

If you've been with me for the last week you'll have seen that I've been playing along each day ..... how could I not know how much I love making tags.

So here's my final one ......

Inspired by a workshop I planned a while ago .......... one of my favourite techniques at the moment, white ink on Kraft card and then stamping in brown.

I started out by stamping the gorgeous Winter Lodge from Inkylicious onto the Kraft tag.  I used the Java Bean Dye Ink from Ranger and my MISTI.
I love using my MISTI with detailed stamps like this, no need to worry about getting it perfect first time.  Just keep re-inking the stamp and repeat as many times as needed to get the depth of colour, and the detail ... easy!

Next was the white ink ..... I used a brush to apply it around the edges of the tag, then I cut myself a paper mask to create some snowy hills in the background

I used a white gel pen to add the snow on the lodge and the trees ...... apply a little of the white pen around the edges and then use a water brush to spread the ink around.
Here's where the MISTI came in handy again ..... some of the white ink had gone over my stamped image so the detail wasn't as crisp as I wanted.  Because I hadn't removed my stamp from the MISTI I just put my tag back in position, inked up the stamp again and Voila!  perfect image.

I stamped one of the Clarity trees onto the side and embossed using WOW's Golden Pine embossing powder .... not sure it comes across in the picture but it's a lovely soft green colour with a hint of gold in there .... very pretty

I die cut the gorgeous reindeer from chipboard and inked him using Distress Inks.  To add a bit more detail I stamped some snowflakes onto him and embossed them in white

Some sparkly glitter on his antlers and a festive bow around his neck give him the perfect Christmas look.

I added a little festive foliage to the bottom .....

and some words to the top .... along with a sprinkling of chunky white Embossing Powder

And there you have it ..... all twelve tags done.

There's still time for you to join in with the event .... the linky is staying open until November 25th.

Thanks to Loll for inviting me to be part of this year's fabulous event ..... it's been a fun 12 days!

And thank you for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a fabulous weekend.

Cheerio until next time .......


  1. This is just gorgeous, Linda - such detail and depth on such a small canvas. LOVE IT!

  2. LOVE your beautiful snowy scene Linda. The white on kraft with brown stamp gives you tag a vintage feel. So many special details that make this tag STUNNING! From the beautiful snowy cabin in the woods, to the glittery tree and antlers, to the beautiful reindeer die-cut with embossed snowflakes ... each and every element comes together to create a work-of-art in a tag. Thank you so much for being a Guest Designer at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event! And thank you for adding so many gorgeous tags into the gallery. xx

  3. What a gorgeous vintage winter scene you created Linda - wonderful coloring on your cottage - love the snowflakes and silver antlers on your deer - both warmth and winter cold depicted here! Julia xx

  4. WOW...Stunning tag Linda. I think you saved the best for last...that says a lot, since you created 12 gorgeous tags :-)
    Every single detail is so beautifully created and well balanced. I so appreciate your detailed description and all your photos. Who would have thought to stamp snowflakes on your die cut deer for extra dimension? All your white gel pen details, MISTI restamping, white on kraft paper, heat embossing and more have given us all so much inspiration and given you a Work of Art. Your tag would make a beautiful Christmas decoration framed or hung on your tree. I could never give this tag away. Thank you again for sharing! Hugs, Nancy

  5. Absolutely a beautiful tag! I am loving the Winter scene background with the fabulous deer in the front -- well done! I am off to check out your other tags too :)

  6. WOW! This is magnificent! I'm in awe of all the techniques you used on this! That cottage is gorgeous and the perfect backdrop for your deer. what a wonderful, creative tag!

  7. Beautiful tag!! Love all the special details you included. The wintry scene is gorgeous!!

  8. Gorgeous Tag love it! That little cottage is so cute!

  9. Linda, I love everything about your tag - especially the use of kraft and white, and the way you did the snowflakes and glitter on the reindeer. Thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions. I want to try using your techniques and see what I can come up with. And what a great tip about using a white gel pen with a waterbrush to spread it out a bit.

  10. Hi Linda,
    oh my word this tag is gorgeous and such a superb design.
    I love your wonderful scene, and your superb deisgn.
    Such very super layers also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Oh my gosh, I popped over from Loll's after seeing your tag. I am blown away by the beauty and all the details you added. This tag is stunning and I so appreciate you sharing it and all the details you added to make it magnificent. Wow! Job extremely well done! :)

  12. Oh, I just love your gorgeous tag!

  13. WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Linda! I have been enjoying all your tags in the gallery, but this one tops the cake! ALL the details are just perfect and I can't wait to try a tag with these colors. Thank you so much for such a detailed post on how you achieved the vintage look on this tag...totally appreciate it!! :0)

  14. Another awesome tag, Linda! I love your scene and all the intricate details that fit together so perfectly! Stamping the snowflakes on the deer was a wonderful idea and the bit of greenery in the corner balances the beautiful bow perfectly! Thanks for all the tag inspiration!

  15. This is absolutely beautiful! Love all the detail. xxx

  16. Wow, I am loving this scene you have created on your tag! Your attention to detail is amazing, this tag is amazing. Hugs, Brenda

  17. This is really magical! Just gorgeous!

  18. Gorgeous tag, Linda. So much detail.

  19. Just catching up - as usual, Love this tag Linda, great design with the die cut deer, subtle sparkle on the tree is so pretty. Love the other tags too, well done you for keeping up.
    Avril xx

  20. Linda, this tag is simply gorgeous and thanks for sharing the process, I'm sure to be trying the white of kraft.

  21. I totally love your tag! One of the best I have seen!!!


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