Saturday 7 November 2015

Loll's Mixed Media Twelve Tags of Christmas

It is on again! The Christmas Tag Event you have been waiting for. Loll Thompson has an annual event to encourage you to make Christmas Tags. I am honoured to be a Guest Designer again. Last year was a huge success and I know this one will be as well.

Your tags must be Mixed Media which is defined as 

stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.

The inspiration tags by the designers will be showcased from the 4th-15th of November and the linky will remain open until the 22nd November so it gives you plenty of time to enter.

There are plenty of prizes up for grabs to - check out this line up!

Winner - $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations
Top Three - $20 gift certificate each from STAMPlorations
Random Draw - $20 gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers
Random Draw - One Christmas stamp set from Dee's Artsy Impressions

Ok! On to my tag -

I had a LOT of fun making this tag. I really don't make tags but I loved how this turned out.

Here are the steps to make this tag -

1. Using the backing cardboard from a Stampin' Up DSP pack, die cut your tag (this made the tag nice and sturdy to start with).
2. Cover with gesso and let dry.
3. In the meantime, die cut poinsettia. Paint with white acrylic paint and sprinkle Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel (Shabby White) and heat set.
4. Sponge leaves with distress ink. Emboss with clear powder.
5. Assemble the poinsettia with glossy accents. Add pearls (from HLS) to the center.
6. Cover the tag with pink ink using an acrylic dabber (Ranger Pink Sherbet) and let dry.
7. Emboss background stamp in white powder.
8. Dab white acrylic paint around two corners and emboss with Shabby White enamel.
9. Add some lace on an angle and then adhere the poinsettia.
10. The finishing touch is the bakers twine (Gold flecked) from Happy Little Stampers Shop.

I do have an embossing dabber but I found that using acrylic paint really allows the Frantage to stick nicely to my project and then I get less 'flyaways' when trying to heat the enamel.

Here is a close up of my poinsettia -

I love the pink, gold and touches of green together. Non-traditional Christmas colours are the best!

I hope I have encouraged you to play along with Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas. There is going to be amazing inspiration for you so make sure you check back each day to see the Designers.

Today also marks a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

I am going to link up over there :)

Also at Time Out the theme is Christmas with option pink and/or purple.

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Love all that frantage Kylie, mine always ends up more on the floor than on my work! :)

  2. I'm with Jules, mine flies everywhere too ... so thanks for the great tip about using acrylic paint to get it to stick better before heat embossing! You know I LOVE pink! :) This tag is amazing ... lots of beautiful elements and texture ... a mixed media delight! Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer for my Twelve Tags of Christmas event!! xx

  3. Beautiful tag Kylie, totally love the pink white and bits of gold. Seeing a bit of that fran..... Sory cant think of the name but bulky embossing powder. It looks just brilliant.

  4. OMG!!!! This is just gorgeous ... I love the colour and all the texture. Great job with the Fran-tage too ..... nice trick with the acrylic paint ..... must remember that one! xx

  5. Gorgeous tag, Kylie! Beautiful flower!! Xx

  6. All the elements make this a gorgeous tag... awesome job... I have never heard of frantage before.. I will have to check that out. again great job XX

  7. What amazing texture, Kylie! A gorgeous tag!

  8. Your tag looks amazing Kylie and I totally love the pink:) xx

  9. OMG Kylie, Absolutely Stunning frontage technique for your gorgeous poinsettia and embellishment on your tag. Love your colors. Great idea to use the white cardboard too. Gesso is the best for preparing your tag to " grab" the inks or paints. TFS my friend..

  10. Wow Kylie - this is one amazing tag and I love it. I've never heard of frantage but it looks wonderful on your flower. I love the soft colours and all the great texture!

  11. oh wow this is amazing! It is stunning-you can't give this away-or give it as a pressie, to gorgeous to give just as a tag. I don't do tags either!! All the yummy texture really makes me want to touch it. Superb Kylie-thanks for sharing with us at TO xx

  12. The Frantage embossing on your poinsettia and the edges of your tag is just gorgeous Kylie!

  13. Wonderful tag, Kylie! Lots of fabulous texture and interest. Love your use of the Frantage!

  14. knocked this one outta the park, girl! Love the texture from the Frantage!

  15. This is fabulous, Kylie! Firstly, I love the colour scheme, and secondly I'm impressed with the coverage you achieved with the Frantage - need to try that trick!

  16. Wow this is pretty! I love that embossing it a vintage look! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  17. Delicious, Kylie! I am seeing so many beautiful creations with Frantage. Must check it out.

  18. The pink color is such a lovely choice :) I love the use of frantage poinsettia !!

  19. If you really don't make tags, you should seriously re-consider! This is gorgeous!! I love every little detail!!

  20. I use frantage a lot and that's a great tip about the acrylic paint...will try that one, thank you x Absolutely love this tag, the texture, the colours and the techniques. I'm a technique girl and this tag is full of it...Love it! x


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