Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Guest Designer of this year's 12 Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends

Happy Wednesday evening ......

Yes it's me again!   As you all probably know by now, and if you don't then where have you been?!!!! ....... it's the time of year when the lovely Loll Thompson hosts her 12 Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends

It's year number 5 for this fun event, but sadly, this is the final one.
So, whether you're a regular to this event or, you've never played along before, this year is your last chance!

We're at Day 10, and there's been some amazing tags so far ..... so much gorgeous inspiration. Check out the blog ......  I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

As you know I've been playing along all week, but today, I'm thrilled to say it's my turn to be Guest Designer ...... thanks for having me again!


When Loll invited me to share in the event, this little guy had just appeared in the craft room. 
He's called Bundled Up ..... he's from Penny Black ....... and he's just sooo cute!!! I love him .... can you tell!

I've stamped him here onto Kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide inks and I think he looks fab!

I did use my MISTI,  stamped one colour at a time,  and built up the image gradually. 
So, I stamped the hat and his eyes with Black Soot, added the holly and the berries using Peeled Paint and Festive Berries, his carrot nose with Carved Pumpkin,  then I did the scarf with the red again ..... you see what I mean.

Once I was happy with the depth of colour, a quick blast with the old heat tool to make sure the ink was dry, and then I went over the top of the inks using Prismacolor Pencils in the same shades, to give a more solid, detailed look

To colour his face and body I used PaperArtsy's Snowflake Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint mixed with a little water, and finished with a white Prisma pencil over the top.

I heat embossed the sentiment across the bottom ......

A little bit of white ink dusted around the edges of the tag, lots of chunky white embossing powder to give the snowy effect, and some crystal glitter for a little icy sparkle to finish.

The festive red berries are Nuvo drops ......

I've had so much fun playing along with all the 12 tags events ..... thank you again Loll, for having me as one of your Guest Designers ..... it's been an absolute pleasure.

I do hope you can join in the fun, and make this final event the best one ever!
Full details, and a list of prizes up for grabs can be found over on Loll's Blog.

There's still lots of time to play along.  I know we're nearly at the end of the 12 Days of inspiration tags but, the actual link where you can add your own tag is open until November 23rd.

Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your evening.

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. I LOVE this adorable snowman. Your colouring is fantasic Linda. You are so artistic at adding lots of details. Great shading with the pencils. And fantastic sparkle and shine with the glitter crystals and chunky white snow. Perfect finishing touched with the red nuvo drop berries! Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer again this year! It's been fun! xx

  2. Love this cute snowman stamp Linda. Great way to colour him in with the oxides and the Misti and then with the makes him look terrific. Love the mixed media elements of the chunky white embossing powder, the dusting of the snow and the dimension from the novo drops. Such an adorable and gorgeous tag. Congratulations on guesting in this fun event X

  3. Beautiful detailed coloring of your wonderful snowman, Linda. Love how you stamped your snowman on a kraft tag and added all the snowy details. TFS your very festive snowman tag, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  4. Your tags are always amazing, Linda, and this is the MOST AMAZING of all! This snowman is going to have to go on my wish list! Putting this on the kraft base makes it extraordinary!

  5. Love your gorgeous snowman tag! Beautiful coloring and textures!

  6. You're right Linda...this guy looks absolutely FABULOUS!! Love all the layers of ink and pencil you added to color him...such a rich depth of color you achieved, and I'm loving all the little snowy details around the edges too! Wonderful, wonderful tag Linda!! :0)

  7. Linda, you did a spectacular job on the snowman. I almost bought that stamp but didn't know how to work him into a background. Your tag was such an inspiration that he's back on my wish list. This is so well done!

  8. I have this little guy and love him to bits. I've been reading your instructions very carefully to absorb your technique. Thanks for the tip about the acrylic paint and love his Nuvo drop berries. I need to pull him out again and try your method. Amazing tag :)

  9. That snowman is so perfect for a tag! Just the right size. You coloured him beautifully! Love the kraft background and the chunky white embossing for the snow.

  10. A fabulous tag Linda, that Snowman is so sweet, no wonder you love him. I'm playing catch-up but will scroll back to see your other makes.
    Avril xx

  11. Wonderful tag! I love your snowman on kraft. Thank you for sharing the details.

  12. I just had to come over from Loll’s blog to see how you created this amazing tag! So very artsy and lovely with the adorable it!!!

  13. Such a happy Santa tag, Linda! I love it! Your soft and beautiful distress oxide coloring is amazing! The Prismacolor shading and details add so much depth to the DOX coloring. The chunky white embossing is the perfect finishing touch! Hideko xx

  14. I love the color effect you have created with using pencils over the ink! It looks beautiful! This is a gorgeous tag!!

  15. What a great looking snowman Linda! - and he looks wonderful in the Dox inks! Love the snow around the edges and pretty gold embossed sentiment!

  16. This is just one wonderful snowman tag Linda, fab technique to stamp and colour him, he's really dreamy... love it


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