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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Christmas tag

Hi all,

There's a Christmas tag swap going on in a group I'm in on Facebook, and I decided to get mine done while taking a break from Dt work...

The other day, I got pointed in the direction of Loll (thanks Darnell!) who is hosting a Christmas tag challenge on her blog this month. These's been gorgeous inspiration to be found there every day for a week, and more still to come, so I suggest you go check it out!

Anyways, on to my tag...

I'm very much in love with the emboss resist technique at the moment, so it features on my tag, using a LOTV background stamp.


After embossing, I inked the background with distress inks in lovely shades of green and red (with a hint of pumice stone too, and some scattered straw for warmth...).

The Santa is a QKR digi, which I coloured with Promarkers, and the tree border is from Crafts Too. I'd inked a piece of cardstock with two shades of green before cutting, and inked the edges with vintage photo after, then added a snowy look with a light dusting of Snowtex.

I added some Hessian ribbon, a little handmade parcel and some holly - with glossy accents on the berries - and finished off with a couple of jingle bells tied up with string and a little piece of tartan ribbon.
Oh, and a Tim Holtz Chitchat sticker in the bottom corner!

So there it is. my first Christmas tag this year, but probably not my last!

Hope you've all had a great weekend. I'll be back to doing the rounds again tomorrow morning!

Sammy-x

15 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Adorable Sammy love love that tag!

Samantha K said...

Gorgeous Sammy and a great technique, looks really effective :), hugs xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous tag Sammy, I love your background and your wonderful image.
Pauline
x

Loll Thompson said...

Amazing tag Sammy. LOVE all the layers ... so much texture and depth! The resist looks fabluous with the green, red and soft yellow sponged background. Santa is adorable, checking his list (twice) :) ... and the ribbon and small parcel add more texture and fun. Love the jingle bells at the top ... the tag is not only beautiful, but musical too! Thanks so much for joining my tag event. Loll xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous EB resist background for your beautifully colored and sweet Christmas image. TFS your beauty :-)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How gorgeous, great colours and textures, has a lovely vintage look. Have you entered my candy yet?

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation the colours and all the added goodies looks gorgeous.xx
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Judy Corner said...

What a brilliant creation Sammy! Love it! Judy x

Christine L said...

It's a fabulous tag Sammy... loving the gorgeous colours you've used... real fireside Christmas type colours... and that resist embossing is done so well! Perfect little embellies and a gorgeous Santa. what more could you need on this amazing tag?!

Hugs
Christine x

Jacee said...

What a lovely tag Sammy, love the Santa!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous tag Sammy, love the resist technique.

Donna x

Linda said...

This is so cute .... love the background and the colours are so festive! xx

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous, Sammy! I love the texture too!

Jane Savage said...

Oooh love it, Sammy! This has a fabulous traditional vintage feel and your inking and embossing are wonderful! (Note to self: must make gorgeous tags like this and impress my friends!!!) xx

Brenda said...

OMGosh Sammy, what a fun and super cute tag! I love the traditional colors and the old fashion looking santa! Simply an adorable tag! Hugs, Brenda