Friday, November 13, 2015

Rustic Snow

I have a Mixed Media Christmas tag to share today.  I started my design with something I just saw in an advertisement for the Renegade Craft Fair in the December 2015 25th Anniversary Issue of Martha Stewart that came in the mail this week.   See the package in the middle with the foliage and red washi tape?
Here is how I used that inspiration on my creation.
I die cut the tag out of Kraft cardstock and then stenciled it with Tim's Stripes stencil using Iced Spruce Distress Ink.  I used Tim's Speckles stencil with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste for the 'snow'.  I looped some Linen Ribbon through the hole and added a Jingle Brad.  The 25 is die cut out of Brushed Gold cardstock and layered with foam dots.
I used Spruce and Sprigs stamps and dies for the pieces of foliage.  I layered them with foam dots and added a piece of Washi Tape across their stems (it looks like I have the exact same tape they used on the package in the ad!).  I knotted a piece of tinsel string from Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop around the tag looping the tails behind it.  I adhered two Small Talk/Occasions stickers and stamped Merry Christmas along the bottom.
To make this tag into a Christmas decoration that could be put on display -  I die cut Tim's small easel and adhered it to the back.
I'm linking my rustic tag to several challenges:
Anything but Cute - It's Ornamental
Virginia's View - Textures
Stamps:  Spruce and Sprigs - PTI, Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Kraft, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Ranger Distress Iced Spruce, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Washi Tape, Idea-ology Small Talk/Occasions, Jingle Brads, Linen Ribbon, Tag and Bookplate Die, Small Easel, Stacked Words/Christmas - Alterations, Spruce and Sprigs - PTI, Speckles stencil and Stripes Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, tinsel string - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

25 comments:

Linda said...

What a gorgeous tag .... I love the texture and the rustic feel to it. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media Challenge xx

Terry said...

Oh what a lovely mixed media Christmas tag, Julia! Love the "25" popping off so nicely! Gosh it is getting really close!

MaryH said...

Julia, This tag has such an icy feel to it, but yet love the neutral shades with which you've selected as your color themes. The spruce stenciling looks fab against the kraft background, and the tiny sprigs of white foliage with the pops of red, just fabulous. So dimensional and love the design. Also enjoyed the banner at the top of your blog. Ireland is a fascinating place to visit (I was there in '91, would love to go again). TFS & thanks for joining in with Loll's 12 Tags and HLS tags too. Hugs

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! Love all the snow and beautiful sprigs!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! Love all the snow and beautiful sprigs!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is SO FABULOUS..

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful tag Julia, I love how you created the 'snow' and the foliage look beautiful layered up - great use of the washi tape too. Hugs, Anne xx

Loll said...

You just never know what will provide inspiration! :) LOVE your interpretation of the pretty package in the ad. Such a great design Julia ... and of course, you gave it all the special touches that you always do. So full of great texture and depth ... and fun to! :) Thanks for sharing at my tag event. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful...love your fabulous tag!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Julia!! I love the idea of a stand-up tag and yours is just wonderful! I love the way you created your snowy background, and the wood pattern really gives it a cottage feel (totally where I'm at these days, lol). Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'It's Ornamental' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Mimi said...

I love your tag, thank you for sharing your inspiration! I really like the subtle background on the kraft, aND the jingle bell looks so rustic on the shabby ribbon. I do a lot of tags, and while I've added cardstock in the back to make them a card (and effective easel), I never thought to put a straight-up easel on one! You're a genious!

Samra Leshinski said...

What an amazing home decor tag! Your creativity is mind-blowing!
Thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Ksenija Rizova said...

Beautiful tag! It still looks pretty clean despite mixed media elements, love it!

Sara Barker said...

Oh, Julia, very, VERY clever design! I love the easel thing making a tag into a stunning piece of Holiday home decor! Love the rustic feel to this! thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a gorgeous tag Julia, love how you interpreted the inspiration photo, beautiful! Deb xo

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous tag Julia! I LOVE that you attached a stand to the back, makes a great Christmas decoration! Have a great week! Hazel xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic tag Julia. Love the white splatters in the background.

Marybeth said...

I love this tag and the snow you created for it! Then I see that you made it into a decoration! Love this and the sentiment is beautiful.....that's how I feel Christmas Eve after I have gone to the children's Mass!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous tag Julia and such a genius idea to place it on an easel!
Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
Hugs
Carol x

butterfly said...

What a fantastic tag - I love everything about it - and so great to see what inspired you too... Love the colour accents against the snowy neutral background.
Alison xx

Strangely Creative said...

Hello Julia! Love the colours and the whole feel of this tag, and I love that you have made it into a stand alone decoration! Cxx (FA for November at Anything but Cute)

Susan said...

Fabulous mixed media tag!! Love the way you used two different stencils but with different media. Great idea for making it stand up! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous tag! I love all the texture and dimension. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Rachel said...

such a clean simple tag but yet so so so pretty!! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so positively GORGEOUS!