Saturday, December 17, 2016

Day 5 Challenge: Theme-Frozen

Whew!  I made it!  This is my 12th and final tag for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 series at Ellen Hustson.  My tag was inpired by Brandi Kincaid's tag, which you can see here.

I used a tag from Lawn Fawn, and stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn too.  The bottom of the tag is made from clear acetate, colored with alcohol inks from Ranger.  The ice float is stamped vellum colored with Copic markers.  Finally, there are a few glittery snowflakes silently slipping down from the sky.  I hope you like it!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Day 8 Challenge: Watercolor Technique

My 3rd post for today for the 12 tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Series 2016 at Ellen Hutson was inpspired by Carly Tee Minner.  You can see her tag here.  My tags use Distress Inks, stamps from Lawn Fawn, and Copic coloring. I couldn't stop at just one!
Tomorrow is the last day to link up your creations for the chance to win a great prize!  I hope to complete the last challenge tomorrow, so be sure to stop by, and see what I have to share with you!

Day 6 Challenge: Color

Today's second post for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 over at Ellen Hutson is another color challenge.  I have to be honest.  This is a difficult one for me, because it includes colors I hardly ever use:  purples and greys.
My tag was inspired by Lisa Adametz' tag, which you can see here.  I hope you like what I came up with!  I used Distress Inks and Simon Says Stamps, as well as one from Hero Arts.  The glitter on the star is Zing glitter embossing powder.

Day 9 Challenge: Color-White

Good Evening!  I am trying to complete all of the 12 days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Series challenges, and today I have 3 posts with different tags!
 My tag was inspired by Sharon Harnist's tag, which you can see here.  I used a gold metallic tag that I die cut using a Paper Smooches die and DCWV foil paper.  The tree and deer dies are from Papertrey Ink, and I used Prismacolor Ultrafine glitter.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Day 10 Challenge: Color Palette

I'm having so much fun today!  This is my 3rd tag post today for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist series! The day 10 color palette is below.

My tag was inspired by Kryssi Ng's tag, which you can see here.  I chose to use the color palette, and be inspired by the little sprig of greenery and the "with Love" sentiment to create my tag in a similar theme.  You can't really see it in the photo, but I also added dots of Antique Lined Distress Stickles to my sprig of greenery.  

The stamps I used are from Papertrey Ink.  I think they are in a set called "Two Feet Deep"
am kind of laughing, because the majority of my tags seem to be almost masculine.  I have more men to give gifts to than women, so I guess that might be the reason! The whole family is currently adults, and I hope it will be a while before there are little children, as the kids are all quite young adults!

Day 12 Challenge: Color Palette

I have another tag for today's challenge in the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist series at Ellen Hutson.  I absolutely love this color palette!

I simply stamped two Tim Holtz stamps onto a light blue tag in my stash.  I then applied dots of Glossy Accents from Ranger, and dipped my tag into various colors of Distress Glitter.My tag was inspired by Angie Backman's tag, which you can see here.  Her lovely sprigs of evergreen reminded me of the tree in the color palette photo. I absolutely love this palette, and my bedroom is done in the same colors, with just a splash of yellow!  Here is my tag:

Day 11 Challenge: Country Theme

So, I am all out of order, but I have a tag to share today for 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist series. The day 11 challenge was a Country Christmas theme, and here is what I came up with:
My tag was inspired by KIttie Caracciolo's tag, which you can see here. Kittie's tag is done in greens and browns, with a pop of red, so I used that as my starting place.  She also linked to a bow-tying tutorial on her blog, so I decided to give that a try, and I think it turned out quite nicely!  I have had these stamps from Close to My Heart in my stash for years, but they don't get much use, so I knew what I wanted to do for  "Country Christmas". I colored the scene with Copic markers.  Aren't those bunny slippers sweet?  I couldn't resist giving them rosy little cheeks!  I added little pink "lights" to the tree, and then backed the tag with a sweet calico pattern of holly leaves, berries, and tiny snowflakes.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Day 7 Challenge: Sketch

Today I have another tag to share with you for 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist series at Ellen Hutson
Here is the sketch:
Pretty simple, with lots of possibilities!  I found a tag in my stash that was already striped with beautiful gold glitter, and went to work.  I had just received my holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp, so I broke into that, using inspiration from Melania Deasy's tag, which you can see here.  Here is what I came up with:
I love how the dark brown deer die cut stands out against the glittery tag!  The red holly berries and deer nose were made from the red Stickles from Ranger that were included in the kit.  I think they really make the tag! I hope to be back with more tags later today.  in the meantime, Happy Holiday crafting!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Day 3 Challenge: Foil

Hello!  I am trying to keep up with the challenges over at Ellen Hutson for 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist series, but I have fallen behind!  Today I have a tag for the Day 3 challenge!
My tag was inspired by Joni Nina Andaya  .  You can see her beautiful tag here.  
So I have to admit, I cheated.  I used foil card stock, instead of a foiling technique.  I'd love to try foiling some day, but I am trying to de-clutter and reorganize my space, and buying new products just doesn't fit in with my agenda at present.  So, I used distress ink and a Heidi Swapp stencil with Picked Raspberry distress ink to create my background.  When my husband saw it, he commented that my tag appeared to have been inspired by the spotted elephant on the Island of Misfit Toys in the Christmas special Rudolph!  I die cut "merry & bright" using dies from Essentials by Ellen Hutson.  There are 5 layers of white card stock and one layer of glitter card stock from DCWV.  The foil card stock is also from DCWV.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day 1 Challenge: Color

Gasp!  2 posts in one day?  Yes!  I'm sharing a really simple tag that I made for 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist series over at Ellen Hutson.  
My tag is super simple, and was inspired by Laurel Beard's tag that you can see here.
Although her tag is more ornate than mine, she kept it down to a few simple steps:  Stamp, color, embellish.  So, going with that idea, I stamped Studio Calico images in the challenge colors, brushed over everything with my Wink of Stella glitter pen in clear, then embellished with rhinestones from My Mind's Eye. My inks were from Hero Arts and Close to My Heart.  Hope you like it!

Day 4 Challenge: Felt

Hello!  I think this is a record for me!  Two posts in two days!  I'm back with another tag for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist series over at Ellen Hutson.
My tag today was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's tags, that you can see here.
I created this tag by spraying Studio Calico Mr. Huey mist in gold on a white tag from my stash.  I then added Distress Stickles in Worn Lipstick.  I die cut a poinsettia and leaves from Papertrey Ink felt, and sewed a star into the center with DMC gold metallic thread.  The die is from Elisson.  I embossed a sentiment from Studio Calico in gold, then added a pink ribbon from Ellen Hutson, and called it done! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tag 1, Challenge 2

Hello!  The Classroom at Ellen Hutson is showcasing their annual 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist, and I decided to create a tag to enter their 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Challenge for Day 2: Glitter!  It probably seems like I ruined a perfectly good tag with a coffee cup, but I had a good reason!  I plan to use this tag to give a gift card--you can probably guess from where!  Any way, I was inspired by Day 2 artist Julia Stainton, who created a gorgeous tag, complete with glittery leaping deer, and fabulous snowflake die cuts from My Favorite Things dies!  You can see her creation here.  Ok, so here is my tag:

I created a woodgrain background on Neenah Desert Storm Paper using Colorbox Ink in Frost White, and a Tim Holtz mini-stencil from set 10.  I made falling snow on the tag with Nuovo Crystal Drops from Tonic in Gloss White.  The cup is a Tim Holtz stamp, and I stamped it in Tree Branch Archival Ink from Ranger on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  I then colored it with Zig Clean Color markers.  These are new to me, and I didn't quite understand how they work, so I sort of messed up the green circle, but I am all about embracing imperfection!  When it was dry, I spritzed the cup lightly with Studio Calico Mr. Huey spray in Gold.  I die cut the greenery with a Tim Holtz die, and colored it with Copic markers.  I then went over it a few times with my Wink of Stella Glitter brush marker in clear.  Next, I die cut the deer with a die from Memory Box, and glittered it up with Distress Glitter in Antique Linen.  If I make this tag again, I will use Vintage Photo Distress Glitter, to make the deer stand out better.  I also die cut a snowflake with an Impression Obsession die, and glittered it with Prisma Ultra-Fine glitter from Stampendous.  I finished the tag off with a sticker from Heidi Swapp, and some gold and off-white twine from my stash.  

Arctic Winter MFT & Lawn Fawn

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I made especially for winter time.  I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that it stays dar...