Monday, November 9, 2015

JOY





Hello friends.  I have been on a real Christmas tag kick lately, so hope you're not sick of looking at them yet, as I still have LOTS of ideas floating around in my head!!  My tags today are considered a "mixed media" tag, so I am going to play along with the very talented Loll and her Twelve Tags of Christmas event.  Take a look:




I started with Real Red cs and PTI's Basic Bookmark #2.  I stamped with Real Red ink using SU!'s retired background stamp En Francais, and then embossed in gold the tree's from Tim Holtz's Holiday Joy stamp and die set.  The deer is also another Tim Holtz die and I sponged him with distress inks.  The embossed snowflakes in gold and white are from the new Catherine Pooler SOA holiday box, and the joy die cut is from WPlus9's Hand Lettered Holiday.  A few sequins and ribbon from my stash finished off these tags.  They are a little bit brighter in my photos than they are IRL...I struggle with photographing anything in red, so just imagine them a tad bit deeper red.  I really like how these turned out and can't wait to see them on my Christmas packages! 

   
You can check out all of Loll's beautiful tags (and those of her designer friends too!) right HERE, and also play along.  There is a bounty of gorgeous inspiration here and you definitely don't want to miss it!

I am also entering these tags into the HLS November Christmas Challenge, and also their newest Current Mixed Media Challenge.

                                          

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!! :0)

12 comments:

  1. These are STUNNING! How wonderful! The shape is amazing and the layers are perfection! The bows look amazing and compliment them so well. Hugs, Autumn

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  2. Beautiful tags Marcia! Love the background with gold embossing and those sweet deer! Everything about these are perfection!

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  3. Hi Marcia!! I'm so happy you're playing along at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event! LOVE your tag. The bright red bookmark shape is gorgeous with the die-cut designs at the bottom. The subtle tone-on-tone background stamping and gold and white elements really are beautiful together. Gorgeous design, gorgeous tags! And they will look amazing on your gifts this year. :) Thanks so much for sharing! xx

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  5. Love your tags! I love all the layers. It's a perfect Christmas scene. Cool shape too! Thanks so much for playing along with the first Mixed Media challenge at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  6. love the gold embossing and the pretty die cuts - thanks for sharing your creation at the HLS November Mixed Media Challenge

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  7. What elegant tags and I love how you built the layers up. Those bows are the perfect finishing touch!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs
    Carol

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  8. Beautiful! I love the rich red, the bit of text showing through, the lovely gold trees, and the deer - in fact, everything! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  9. These are SO pretty in the red with the gold and the bold black sentiment!

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  10. Gorgeous tags ..... I love the gold embossing! Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx

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  11. Love the deep rich berry color over the background script of this pretty tag. The dimension added by the golden trees & graceful deer are just lovely against this berry background. Thanks for joining in with the HLS November Tag Challenge.

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