Loll’s Tag Event


So happy to be able to make a tag for my lovely friend Loll’s annual tag event.  Each and every year she invites some friends to design a mixed media tag and then she makes a tag inspired by each one.  Here’s the link to her event:  Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas

When I sit down to design a card or a tag, there are very few preconceived notions as to where I’m headed.  I simply grab what I feel like working with that particular day and go with it.

The Christmas Rose Bouquet image from WPlus9 was heat embossed in gold on a black tag.  Next I used my Distress Oxides with a waterbrush to paint the image.  Once that was completely dry, I added more colour with my Polychromos pencils.

The background was a combination of a spritz of Perfect Pearls Mists in Heirloom Gold, smudges of glue stick (yes, you read that right), smudges of white ink, and smudges of Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon.

I completed the tag with a bit of gold washi tape and some gold cording.

Many thanks to Loll for putting on her fabulous event each and every year!

Back soon with more my sweet friends…




4 thoughts on “Loll’s Tag Event”

  1. I’m so happy Lee-Anne! This tag is gorgeous. You always inspire me with your designs and how you mix medias. I love the drama of the black tag base. Your image is so pretty and I love the softness of watercolouring with DOX inks on black … something I have not tried yet!! Perfect “smudging”. 🙂 Love your finishing touches with the gold wash and gold cording. Thanks for joining my tag event! xx


  2. OMG! Lee-Ann, your tag looks like a Renaissance painter! I love how you colored flowers and gold embossing. This is an amazing feeling when you look at your tag !!
    I do not know why I do not get notifications from your blog, Lee-Ann? I joined the observers and …. silence 😦 Can you add the “Follow through email” option? Then I will definitely send all the notifications. I will be very grateful.


  3. Love seeing how the Distress Oxides turned out when you used them for painting – great soft look against the dark background. A very elegant tag with the gold!


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