Friday, 10 November 2017

Loll's 12 tags of Christmas

Yes it's time for 12 tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends and I'm today's guest designer 😀.



Drop by and play along, you will see some beautiful tags by some very talented people.  Don't forget to tale a look at the challenge rules as there a few prizes to be won.

The background to my tag has been done with lots of stencil layering with some traditional and non traditional colours and stencils, it was so much fun. I used distress inks and Inka gold randomly over the tag and then used some brown to blend around the edges.  I stamped the poinsettia twice watercoloured and the fussy cut the full image then a smaller version to give some depth.  I shaped the leaves slightly to give more of a 3D effect.  I painted some Wink of Stella over the leaves, you can't see it in the picture but it does sparkle in real life.  For even more sparkle I added some gold gems to the centre. The twine was attached to a tag from something I recently purchased and thought it would be perfect for the distressed tag.


I hope you have time to play along, if not drop by and check them out for some future inspiration 😊



Card Recipe
Stamps: Flourishes - poinsettia
Paper: Manila tag, watercolour paper
Ink: Distress inks, Ranger archival
Accessories: Stencils, gems, twine
Techniques: Stencil layering, fussy cutting,

16 comments:

  1. LOVE your stenciled and stamped sentiments background for your Stunning 3-D Gorgeous layered poinsettia, Christine. An amazing "Work of Art" my friend! You should keep your tag as a Christmas decoration for the holiday season! Too creative and unique to give away! TFS

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  2. Your stencil layering is amazing, Christine. LOVE the patterns and colours that all work together to create the perfect backdrop for your non-traditional colour poinsettia. Great job with adding lots of depth with your shaping and layering of the flower. Thank you so much for being a Guest Designer, dear friend! xx

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  3. WOW...what an incredible tag Christine! Absolutely LOVE all the layered stenciling on this GORGEOUS work of art and your Poinsettia's are just beautiful! I'd hang it up as a Christmas decoration too...just too pretty to give away!! :0)

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  4. Congratulations on being Loll's guest designer and what an amazing tag. Absolutely love all the layering with the stencils and the use of your colours is gorgeous. Great dimensional poinsettia and what creativity in this fabulous tag x Thank you for the inspiration x

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  5. I do not know where to start, Christine ... Both the background and the poinsettia are stunning. I love rich in colors and background designs. Beautifully brings out your flower. Poinsettia itself is a unique work. Beautifully colored, richly layered. The whole creates such a beautiful tag. Nancy is right - if you decide to give it to someone, it must be a unique person, because not everyone deserves it.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  6. Fabulous stencil layering and that poinsettia is over-the-top gorgeous! Love all the colors on this. I'm fascinated by that incredible background. Outstanding tag, Christine!

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  7. A wonderful background and I love that poinsettia! Wonderful dimension and interest on this tag, Christine!

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  8. I absolutely love all your stencil layering, Christine! Such striking colors on this beautiful tag!

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  9. Wonderful stencil layering - such a great combination of images and words in a fabulous array of colours. The double layered poinsettia is a perfect topper.

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  10. A really pretty combination of stamps and stencilling Christine, and the dimensional poinsettia over the top works beautifully and the twine is simple and doesn't detract from the tag itself. x

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  11. Fabulous tag. The colors remind me of the outdoors. Love it![Bunny]

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  12. Beautiful inking and stenciling on your background Christine! Love the colors and that gorgeous layered poinsettia in the center! Julia xx

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  13. Awesome mixed media tag. Love all the depth, dimensions, techniques and details that went into this stunning tag. Love that poinsettia.

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  14. Christine, Thank you for sharing your magical poinsettia. I especially love the contrast of colours between the delicately presented poinsettia 'petals' and the boldly stamped and blended stencil background. And I must thank Loll once again for introducing me to yet another gifted artist.

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  15. love, love your tag mf...fabulous..love the layered stenciling!!
    xx Karen

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  16. WOW!!! What a gorgeous tag. I love the layered stencilling in the background and the poinsettia looks amazing xx

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