Loll’s Tag Event

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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!

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Merry Making – Day 5

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My final piece of homework for the Merry Making class.

Again, there were lots of wonderful instructions.  Day 5 was all about working with watercolor.  I chose to play with the ideas from Debby Hughes.  Oh, that girl is so amazing!

As always, I sort of go my own way, but used some of her fantastic ideas.

There are so many thoughts popping around in my head for cards, thanks to this class.  And that’s a good thing because before you know it those Christmas cards need to get in the mail!

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Merry Making – Day 3

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It’s Day 3 of the Merry Making class and again so many great ideas and tips!  I focused on a design from May Park.  It’s fun, it’s fresh and quite unique for a Christmas design.

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Merry Making – Day 2

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Hello again!

Another fabulous day of tutorials from the ladies over at On-Line Card Classes.  Loved Shari Carroll’s background technique, so that’s the one I went with today.

A mix of old and new products today.  I picked up this Stampendous poinsettia last week and think there are lots of ways to use it.  Today it was heat embossed in Liquid Platinum and then I added some bling from an old Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit.  There’s a lot of shine and shimmer that got lost in my photography, so you’ll just have to trust me on that “wink”.

I used a new bit of Tim Holtz tissue tape for the sentiment.  Love how the colors show through it!

That’s it from me for today…back soon with more my friends!

 

 

Grateful

 

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Whew!  This was a challenge!  I haven’t blogged, created, photographed, etc. etc. in over a year.

Welcome to my new WordPress blog.

Since it’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, wanted to go with that theme.

I’ve been eyeing the Distress Oxide inks, so played with those for the first time.  Love how they layer!  I used some mixed media paper and  layered the inks until I was satisfied with the colors.  Next I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies to make my leaves.  A little bit of Walnut Stain mixed with water was used to edge the leaves.

Using the same Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink, I stamped the background and then used a wet paintbrush to smoosh it around.  Then I added a few bits and bobs of Lucy’s Little Things in Warm Golden Golden Glow with some Multi Medium in matte.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers.

That’s it from me for today.  Back soon with more my friends…

 

 

50th Anniversary

Good morning all!

I’m back with an anniversary card for my dear cousin.

It’s a very simple design.  I’ve stamped and heat embossed the lace IO background in gold…for some reason, it looks rather green on my monitor.  But rest assured it does coordinate with the gold on the 50 🙂

Then I added three strips of some Recollection bling.  Next, I die cut some little scrolly leaves in both vellum and white card stock.  The “50” was made with a couple of stickers and some Inka Gold.

Not sure when I’ll be back…but it kind of felt good to actually make something today!