Saturday, December 16, 2017

Day 12 of the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist

Well, it's the final day of the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist.  What fun it has been! Today I made an interactive tag, inspired by Carly Tee Minner's tag.  
This fun interactive door die by Lawn fawn opens up to reveal a cute pup in a Santa hat--also by Lawn Fawn.  


Day 11 of the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist

Today the tag challenge for the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist at the Ellen Hutson Classroom was a color challenge.  I struggled somewhat with figuring out what to do.  I didn't have all of the colors, and that's probably because they're not my favorites.  However, I forged forward, and I hope you'll like the results as much as I did in the end!  My tag today was inspired by Carolyn Peeler's tag.



Day 10 of the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist

Day 10 of the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist challenge was right up my alley!  I love the Rainbow colors!  My tag was inspired by Sharon Harnist today.  The stamps I used are from My Favorite Things, and the tag die is from Pretty Pink Posh.

Day 9 of 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist

Day 9!  I'm still having so much fun playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog.  Today my tag was inspired by Heather Meeson.  The stamps I used on this tag are from Honeybee Stamps.  It's almost impossible to see in the photo, but the packages are very glittery--and trucks are for girls, too!

Day 8, 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

The 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist challenge today at Ellen Hutson's blog is a sketch.  My tag today was inspired by Lisa Adametz' tag.
This was a fun one!  Dies: Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson; Ink: Close to My Heart; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper

Day 7 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

I'm still playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist over at Ellen Hutson's blog.  This tag was inspired by Heather Campbell's tag.  I loved the color scheme she used for the bear tag, and I used her Copic marker colors to color my tag.  The stamps I used for this tag are from Poppystamps.

Day 6 of 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist

Today the challenge for 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is a beautiful color pallet of green, purple and grey.  

photo credit: Design Seeds Frosted Flora

My tag is inspired by Katie Caracciolo.  Isn't her tag gorgeous?


Here is my tag.  I hope you like it! 



Day 5 of 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist


Today the tag I made for Day 5 of The Twelve Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist over at Ellen Hutson's Classroom blog is inspired by Eloise Blue.  You can't get more snow-themed than snowballs, am I right?  The image stamp and tag die are from My Favorite Things, and the coloring was done with Copic markers and accented with Wink of Stella in clear.  The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.

Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas With a Feminine Twist

Today my tag for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is inspired by Sandy Allnock.  She made the most beautiful tag with a cottage covered by vellum.  I couldn't find any vellum in my stash, but I did manage to create a tag with a similar feel, (I hope!)
The stamps are from Hero Arts, and the Tag dies are from Pretty Pink Posh and My Favorite Things.  I colored the image with Zig Clean Color pens.  There was a fair amount of color bleeding, since I didn't have a lot of time to allow each color to dry, but I am still satisfied with the effect.  As of this posting, this tag has already been used to send off a little care package to my daughter for finals!

Day 3 of 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist



My tag for Day 3 of 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist over at the Ellen Hutson Classroom is inspired by Julie Ebersole's tag.  The challenge for today was Naturally Neutral, and I decided to use another of the cups from the Hero Arts to create a tag that can also hold a gift card.  I had this natural tag in my stash, and I stamped it with gold metallic ink and green ink.  the stamps are from Studio Calico.  I then stamped the cup in gold metallic ink, and the lid and holly in green. I filled in with Nuvo drops. The sentiment die is from Ellen Hutson.  I colored it with Copic markers, and used clear embossing powder to give it shine.  


The tag already had this beautiful gold glitter design on the reverse (or maybe the front!)  I'll use it to give a gift card to someone this Christmas.





Day 2 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist

I've been having lots of fun creating tags for the challenges in from the 12 tags of Christmas, but I haven't kept up with the blog posts, so I will have several posts today.  My tag for the Day 2 Color Challenge: Silver and Gold was inspired by Keeway Tsao's tag.

I love all of the sparkle these snowflakes have, and I think the silver and gold are gorgeous against this blue background paper from Lawn Fawn.  All other supplies are from My Favorite Things.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 1 of 2017 of 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

Today I have a tag to share!  It is for the Day 1 challenge of the12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist over at Ellen Hutson Classroom.  My tag was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.  All products are from Hero Arts with the exception of the glitter pen, and the green and bamboo colored inks.  Here is the tag:
Using the Hero Arts stamp set Coffee Cup Tags, I stamped the cup 5 times with Hero Arts Punch Chalk ink, and then stamped the whip cream topping in Bamboo (CTMH).  I fussy cut the topping and the cups, and folded each piece in half.  Next I used the coordinating die set to cut out the cup, whip cream topping, cup cozy, and holly from Neenah solar white card stock.  I then stamped the outline of the cozy and the holly in New England Ivy (CTMH) and stamped the sentiment in Punch chalk ink.  The berries were colored in with Copic R27, and glittered with  Wink of Stella clear Glitter brush.  Now comes the fun part:  I adhered half of each fussy cut cup to half of another cup, until all 5 cups were stuck together.  Next I adhered the fussy cut whipped topping to each cup.  I adhered the die cut of the whipped topping to the die cut of the cup, then I taped the twine from my stash to the top.  next I adhered then adhered the 5 cups/whipped toppings structure to the die cut cup/whipped topping.  Finally, I adhered the cup cozy die cut to the front, and decorated it with the holly die cut.  I didn't really like the way the back looked, so I stamped and die-cut another cup, whipped topping, cozy, and holly to finish off the back.

Hope you like it!  This was a lot of fun!  If my description of the technique was confusing, watch the video that Jennifer McGuire made.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MFT Color Challenge 65

I decided to play with some new stamps and dies I received recently from My Favorite Things.  The color challenge that is currently taking place has blues and lavenders, with a pop of bright pink.  For interest, I added clear and glitter embossing, as well as Nuvo glitter drops. I also added a little shading to my stamped images with Prima colored pencils. I hope you like what I came up with!
MFT products used:  Sweet Forest Friends stamp set (sentiment), Fall Florals stamps and Die-namics, Blueprints 27 Die-namics, Birdhouses Die-namics, Linen Background stamp, Woodgrain background stamp, and Scatter background stamp.  Here's a little tip:  to make the grass have a grid-like pattern, I inked up the Scatter background stamp, and pressed paper to it.  I then re-inked the stamp and turned the paper 90 degrees, and then pressed the paper to the stamp.  This is a fun way to get a different look from any linear pattern stamp!

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...