Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas with Loll Thompson

I am so happy and excited (!) to be joining the wonderfully talented Loll in her 12 Tags of Christmas posts running from Nov 3rd through Nov 14th.  You MUST check it out as there is so much holiday inspiration to be seen!!  Today I am joining her on Day 9.
I made my tag very much in the Tim Holtz style -  using almost all 'Tim' materials!
 Here's how my tag started.  I die cut a piece of Merriment DP with Tim's Tag die and adhered it to the manilla tag.  I embossed Tim's Christmas Stencil with white embossing paste and added Christmas Remnant Rubs
 After the embossing paste dried (overnight), I sponged over the tag and Tinsel Trim with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink.  I sponged the Alpha Chips and Natural Trimming and Game Piece with Fired Brick.
Then a 'whoops' happened -  I wanted to rub on some Ranger Distress Brushed Pewter Paint - so I was shaking the bottle as directed -  and somehow pulled off the whole top (instead of just the cover - it has a dabber top) and the paint plopped ALL OVER my tag!  After saying a pretty bad word, I quickly dabbed up the paint with a paper towel and said - "well I guess I'll put it there, and there and there!!" - so much for having to decide just where to put the paint on the tag!
 I purposely dabbed the paint on the letters and metal skate charm (!) and inked the Mirrored Stars with Archival Red Geranium ink.  I added the Trimming and Jute String to the top of the tag using a Ring Fastener and finished off my tag by layering it to a slightly larger piece of black cardstock
I hope I have given you a little inspiration for a Christmas tag you might create.
Please be sure to check out Loll's blog to see all of her 12 tags of Christmas as well as those by a different guest designer each day!  She's also offering a prize to one lucky tag maker!
Thank you so much Loll, for including me in your creative and festive holiday event!!

Paper: True Black - PTI,  Manila tag, DP Idea-ology Paperstash/Merriment
Ink:  Ranger Distress Fired Brick and Vintage Photo
Accessories:   Ranger Distress Paint - Brushed Pewter, Tag and Bookplate Die - Alterations, White Embossing Paste - Wendy Vecchi, Christmas Stencil - Tim Holtz, Idea-ology Adornments/Ice Skates, Game Pieces, Alpha Chips, Ring Fastener, Jute String, Trimmings Naturals/Black, Cream, Mirrored Stars, Glue N Seal - Ranger.

16 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE this tag Julia ... so full of amazing elements that all come together into one fabulous design! Enjoyed reading your step-by-step and seeing up close, all the incredible details. Aren't happy accidents so fun!! :) Love the plopping of your silvery paint ... looks like it landed perfectly! :) Thank you so much for being a part of my Christmas tag event!! Loll xx

Lee-Anne said...

Julia...a mixed media masterpiece! Love the rich colors and I see no whoopses at all :) Is that even a word??? I love all the eye-candy on this beauty!

Far North said...

What a fun-tastic tag! Your pewter paint adds lots of depth to your background and a wonderful base for all your elements! Thanks for sharing! TFS!

Redanne said...

It looks like your 'happy accident' was just that - happy! Your tag looks amazing with the paint on it and I do love those Merriment papers! Hugs, Anne xx

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning Julia! Thanks so much for the steps on how you've put it together! ;)

Bonnie said...

This is one time that spilled paint was a happy accident! Love the little "Scrabble" pieces and the charm!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Fabulous! I admire how you used mixed media to create such interesting designs! Your tag is inspiring!

Patti J said...

This is beautiful, Julia! I always forget about tags...need to find a tag hop of my own to join! Lol... Thanks for sharing!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic tag Julia! Love your attention to detail! All the little trinkets add such a great touch!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome Tim Tag :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

As always, you take on Tim is spectacular. What a fabulous tag.

Deepti said...

Love the rustic feel to the tag :) the star catches a lot of attention, happy accidents are good :D

Annette Allen said...

awesome tag..

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous vintage tag, Julia - and great rescue! We would never have known if you hadn't 'fessed up ;)

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous tag! Too good to give away, one to decorate the house I think :)