Oct 16, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas Wise Men Tag

tag 1

 As promised my second tag as inspired by the amazingly creative Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie blog.  This moody, dark tag was my favorite yet and I just couldn't wait to play!  I had previously used stencil paste on a tag through a TH stencil.  The challenge was adding the ink to the entire tag after the paste - doy!  But I was charmed by the puddles around the stars.  After they were inked up, I rubbed gold pigment ink over the stars and embossed.  I like that they were half green/half gold.

tag 2

 I use scraps for ink clean up paper and that helped make the perfect backdrop for this Verve sentiment which I just loved for this tag.  I decided to stitch it in place and leave it hanging - I always do...  I found the stars recently in my jar-o-metal-rubbish and my little one said I should surely add them to a project.  I humored him by placing them on my table, but turns out it was exactly what I needed for this project!  I gessoed it black and then rubbed gold pigment ink over it.  I found a remnant of hand dyed silk ribbon from ages ago and added it as my topper.

tag 3

 The bundle of greenery was also cut from my clean up paper and stapled down, then a twine bow and group of jingle bell brads was attached.  These are from the Christmas section at HL.

tag 4

 For my focal point I embossed this amazing Stampington wise men stamp in black.  It was drab because I inked the bottom of my tag in a darker green.  So I added some gold powder to the reheated EP and it was ugly!  So...  I added more black over that.  Still drab.  So I brushed white Distress Paint around and wiped it with a baby wipe to clear it from the image.  It ended up blending perfectly and helped highlight the stamped image - YAY!  I decided that with mixed media there can be no mistakes, just layers of "texture."  Right?!  To see all of the posts in this series click HERE.  Now head on over to Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique HERE and get to shopping!  Want to win some amazing Funkie Junk? Link up your tags at Linda's blog for a special chance to win a Funkie Junkie Boutique prize!

tag 5

I'm linking up to the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge HERE, to Craft Stamper October Ink Stitch Paint Collage Paper challenge HERE, to Altered Eclectics for their Anything Goes Challenge HERE, and to Word Art Wednesday #205 HERE.  Happy creating!


brenda said...

Your tag is just glorious Autumn, the gold looks so rich against the muted greens.

B x

Willy said...

What a beautiful tag, love the greens and all the little details!!

Lys said...

A beautiful tag, Autumn! I love the background and the melting inks, and the way you explain your progress.

Peanut said...

That is a truly spectacular tag, Autumn. Such lush gorgeous colours! Cannot help but become your 6th follower. Enjoy your weekend. :)
hugs, Asha

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really fantastic, Autumn! I love the colors you have incorporated here and your textured star background is perfect. Beautiful stamping and really cool treatment of your sentiment panel! Great to have you back with us for Week #2.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...
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Juliz Design Post said...

Wow, your tag is truly stunning.
Julie x

craftytrog said...

Love, love, love this beautiful, moody tag Autumn! Just gorgeous!
Alison x

Natalie said...

This is awesome!! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Charity Morris-Chamberlain said...

Gorgeous tag!! The colors are amazing too! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

Linda Manning Findley said...

wonderful ... love the demention and color ... great job as always

Ellie Knol said...

Such an awesome project!

Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Yenni Natalia said...

wow wow wow.! really fantastic tag. i love the embossed gold stars and all about this tag. the colour, the texture, image . absolutely love this! so far this tag is my fav!

Linda said...

Fabulous tag ..... love the colours and all the texture. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

SCarol said...

Wonderful tag. Really gorgeous colours and texture.

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