Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Caroling Christmas Tag

I haven't made Twelve tags but have joined in with a few at Loll and friends Twelve Tags of Christmas.

The die cut is one of the Sizzix  Big dies. I cut the Fiddler out of chip board and used Clear heat embossing powder to give him a little shine.
The tag was gesso'd, stamped with a Paper artsy background stamp and painted with acrylic paint. I dry embossed the tag with a Christmas tree and sanded the tree to remove some of the acrylic paint.
I stenciled the sentiment at the bottom of the tag with crackle paint and blended distress inks in a darker blue. I added some tree lights in red and gold using a pearl pen.


I hope you like the tag.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Paper Artsy
Paper: Chip board, coated tag
Ink: Ranger archival, Versamark
Accessories: acrylic paint, distress inks, clear embossing powder, stencil, embossing folder
Techniques:

19 comments:

Loll said...

Fantastic mix of products, techniques and design elements Christine. I always LOVE your mixed media tags. So much going on and so much to look at. Awesome, awesome design!! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

this looks fantastic Christine, love all the textures and interest it has and of course, love the blue and the silhouette image.
xx Karen

I Card Everyone said...

Like it? I love it! I know nothing about mixed media, but if that is what this is? I'll have three... thanks for your visit, and kindness, Christine.
=]

Bonnie said...

Wow! Another fantastic mixed media tag, Christine! I love the Christmas tree and the caroler shows up beautifully with the embossing! Love this!

Brenda in IN said...

I love that sanded tree and the Fiddler is perfect for a Christmas tag.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, that is the coolest die and tag! Love the sanded tree and crackled bottom. My crackle paint dried up right there in the jar after only being opened once, grrrr.

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful Christmas scene you've created on your beautiful tag. Loving the mixed media mediums and the dry embossing, the crackle and the black die cut silhouette look fabulous X

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous artsy mixed media layered, stenciled and stamped tag, Christine. Love your colors and your die cut silhouette caroler. TFS all your steps toward making your beauty, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

aussie aNNie said...

Love the tag, so full of art and 'glam' with the silhouette. Great mediums used.xx

Susan said...

Love the old-fashioned look of this! Great mixed media background!

Nstiz said...

Your background is mixed media genius! Who but you would think to start with gesso, add paint, emboss and sand it off, giving a subtle yet impressive background for your focal. Beautiful tag, Christine!

Unknown said...

Great looking tag. Love it!

Ros Crawford said...

What wonderful techniques here... I love the stencilling done in Crackle paint... Would never have thought of that and it looks amazing! Love the silhouette... All in all a terrific piece of art!

Julia Aston said...

Love the look of your silhouette fiddler against your lovely blue background Christine! Your stenciled tree is so pretty with the red ornaments!

Tee said...

I really love the fiddler silhouette against the tree! Gorgeous tag!

Gio said...

This is so lovely and elegant, Christine. Thank you for your comment :-)
Have anice weekend!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the colours, texture and dimension. Your use of various products is astounding! xx

Bo┼╝enA said...

WOW! Your tag immediately caught my attention among the other tags in the gallery. An amazing background for this musician. I love your design, so inspiring
Hugs,
BozenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fantastic mixed media background, Christine! It's so interesting to look at the details. I especially love the contrast between the shiny black fiddler silhouette and the light blue gorgeous background!
Hideko xx