Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Guest Designer......

Thrilled and Delighted to be asked to Guest Design 
for this Fun yearly event, organised by the lovely Loll....
Loll is always inspiring, always so helpful and one of the nicest blog friends....

Hop across and join in the fun...
12 Tags Of Christmas...
Your tag must be a mixed media Christmas Tag.
Any style or any size, which includes stamping, plus two mixed media elements, 
which can be techniques or products.....

This is my Tag.....
The background has been sprayed with several colours of Lindy sprays 
and stamped with gold text.
I used a stencil for the two black poinsettia and black paste.
The large poinsettia has been stamped, heat embossed and water coloured.

After adding a lacquer to it, the colours re activated and
I had to use a cocktail stick to re emphasise the veins and expose 
the gold embossing.
This created a lovely texture and quite a life like poinsettia.....
Yey .....to Happy Accidents....
The edges of the tag have heat embossed frantage around them.

The centres of the flowers are green Novo drops.
Again ....re-activating the sprays, so they where done quite a few times!
In the end I used black acrylic on them first and then the drops,
which thankfully worked.

I finished with some splats and hi-lighting with a gold and sparkly pen and brush.

I had so much fun making this tag and learning about what re-actives with what....
Thank you so much Loll for the privilege of guesting today....

Come and join in the fun 
and be inspired by Loll and the other amazing guest designers.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter....
Update....Top pick at Stamplorations....Thank you so much x
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge Anything goes with the twist of a Tag
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Tag
Delighted to have won with my tag....Thank you so much
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge - Anything Goes and you must use a stamp





56 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

AM-AZE-ING, WOW! what a fabulous result, so much texture, gorgeous colours, so rich and - words fail me. Stunning!
Faith
x

Loll said...

Oh, Mac ... this is a masterpiece!! Your design is so beautiful and elegant. Love all the techniques and products you've used. I find I always learn things when playing with mixed media products. :) I am so inspired by your tag and I know that the followers of the tag event will be too. Thank you so much for Guest Designing at my tag event!! xx

Greta said...

An absolute treasure, Mac! My jaw hit the floor when I saw this tag! I love the deep colors & the frantage around the edges--& everything! You are the perfect GD for Loll's event!

Marina said...

So rich and ornate - almost looks like cloisonne.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...what an amazing mixed media Christmas Tag, Mac. I loved reading all your details and how you fixed your problems. So glad you did not give up on your design, but instead learned what did and did not work and shared with all of us. Who ever gets this tag will be getting a beautiful "Work of Art" gift. TFS my friend. Hugs

Bonnie said...

What wonderful mixed media you've used, Mac! I love all the dimension and the contrast between the darker tones and the gold embossing!

Ina G said...

OMG you don't do things by half do you M. This tag goes beyond belief. There is sooooooooooooo much beauty here I could stare at it for an age and still see something different. So many elements added and the colours - well they are incredibly stunning. You have just floored me again. So glad Loll asked you to be her Guest - she found a Winner in you.

ednamburgess said...

Very pretty. Like the technique you used. Might try doing that on a card. Thanks for sharing. Edna

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Mac, you created a great work of art in miniature. I love how well all the "failures" worked. Your poinsettia looks stunning. As soon as I saw this tag I immediately knew it was your work - as always so amazing, unique and brilliant in the mix media technique. You are a real artist in this art.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

What an amazing set of Loll tag! I am so glad that Mac joined the guest team. She always provides top-notch experiences :-)) Loll, once again thank you for organizing this great challenge, I come across so many inspirational and so many delicacies for my soul ..
Hugs,
BożenA

Izzy Scrap said...

Congratulations Mac for being Loll's GD ! I'm so happy for you ! And WOW ! What a gorgeous tag ! And so much work on it ! You really are always very creative with Mixed media projects ! The gift has to be equal to have such a gorgeous tag! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring ! xx

Susan said...

Mac, that is such a stunning tag - a wonderful regal richness to it with the deep colours. Love the way the largest poinsettia turned out - you are quite right, it is very realistic looking. And the gold Frantage around the edges is a great finishing touch.

pam said...

Amazing tag you have created Mac, gorgeous details and colours.
Congrats on your GD post.
Hugs Pam x

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! Just WOW! You took mixed media to a new level. I'm not familiar with all the products you used but the creativity here is must mind boggling. Love that the poinsettias were black yet you achieved color in them. Of course I'm fond of Lindy products and just love the results of them on this gorgeous tag.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, so gorgeous with rich color!

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is a work of art! You have excelled:)

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac, this is amazing, I just love all those layers and incredible colours. I keep reading over and over again:)

aussie aNNie said...

Mac you are the new Queen of artistic and inspiring craft...love this.xx[aNNie]🎄

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is FAB and GORGEOUS!!!

Darnell said...

Gah! The richness and texture on this stunning creation just amazes me, Mac! This should be used as the pattern for a gown for a fancy gala Christmas affair!! Hugs, Darnell

Linda said...

WOW!!! That poinsettia looks amazing, so much texture. The colours are so rich and gorgeous and I love the frantage around the edge .... great tag!
Sorry about the new gin (lol!) ...... but I couldn't resist it. Will let you know what I think when I get around to trying it. Look out for two more soon .... both Manx, launching this weekend and I'm off the island ..... hope there's some left! Have a lovely weekend xx

Jeanne said...

This is stunning! I so appreciate all the effort that went into making this tag. So well worth it! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing.

Julia Aston said...

This is SO gorgeous Mac! with the dark red and beautiful gold embossing and text background! Julia xx

Team Clark said...

The richness of this tag is out of this world beautiful and I'm so happy for your little accident. How I love those embossed edges - woah! Such a jaw droppingly beautiful tag. Hugs, Autumn

Pat said...

A gorgeous tag Mac and I love the orangy red background and the black poinsettia using the paste, and then the beautifully watercoloured large flower which has that undertone of red which is really pretty. I adore that molten gold embossing round the edge and the green Nuvo drops for the centre of the flowers, and also the wonderful gold embossed sentiment strips. I'm glad you worked your way through the problems as this has turned out to be fabulous! x

Sylvia said...

What a stunning mixed media tag, Mac.Beautiful colours.Congrats that they asked you, to be a Guest Designer.Have a nice weekend.

Gr, Sylvia x

MaryH said...

Congratulations on being one of Loll's DG at her Christmas Tag Challenge. This tag is just amazing, and how fun reading through the directions. I love what you've done with the Lindy's, and the lacquered black poinsettia is just superb. Great work on putting the gold veins in that one. TFS & just became your newest follower!

Viv said...

Such vibrant colours and clever embossing on this tag Mac, I love it ;) Viv xx

Cara said...

This is stunning. So rich and opulent, love it x

Greta said...

Wow--congrats on all the wins at Stamplorations, Mac! You can really have a spending spree--enjoy!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on Guest Designing with Loll, Mac ... what a masterpiece you created! Awesome detailing ... the richness and texture are fantastic ... seems I could just reach out and touch all that luxury! Hugs, Anita :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow wow wow! You blow me away every time Mac! This is outstanding! Once again, your attention to every little detail, and your amazing sense of style has brought us a masterpiece of a tag! The rich tones, the elegant metallics, the wonderful composition... what's not to love!! Congratulations on your guest designer spot, you are an inspiration!

So they threatened a huge snow storm on Thursday night, and although we got a lot of wind and some flurries were in the air, it never really landed on the ground. The temperatures have dropped though, so I am hoping the snow will fall very soon!! sending hugs :)

cm said...

Echoing the others in praising the work of art you've created with this tag! The depth and richness of the colours has me in awe! Stunning!
~carol

Bobby said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous, Mac. The gold, the texture and the deep colors are so elegant.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guest designing at Loll's annual tag event! This tag is an amazing piece of art, Mac! When I read the details, I was so impressed by the process of making the tag. Now I know why the colors and textures are so rich and the poinsettia look so alive! Hideko

Cathy said...

Stunning tag Mac, love all the details, Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

This looks fabulous. I would never think to use black to paint a poinsettia. Loving all the gold embossing. A super take. Congrats on your guest spot. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Wow what a stunning tag design and those colors are fabulous.

Hugs Diane

Daria said...

This is gorgeous! I read and re-read your description. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing this.

Mia said...

Amazing card, Mac. I LOVE the bright colours, the black flowers and the golden border. Kisses, my friend.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That tag is so richly colored and all the gold - just awesome. Does sound like a lot of work...

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful tag!

Melissa L. said...

Lovely tag, Mac. Gorgeous texture and rich color. Thanks for playing along with STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge for November.

butterfly said...

Opulent, rich and so festive - I love the jewel rich red tones with the molten gilding - amazing!
Alison x

StampedByBibi said...

WOW, this tag is absolutely stunning!! Love the colours and all the gold! Yay for happy accidents indeed - amazing result! x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is a stunning piece showcasing the true spirit of Christmas with your traditional colour choices. A real treasure to see and a fabulous GD project. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Warm Wishes Tracey x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guest designing for Loll's holiday tags event, Mac!
Wow, this is a piece of art!! So many layers of sprays, paste, heat embossing and watercolouring, acrylic paints in this tiny tag. Amazing! The poinsettias are beautiful and look very realistic. This tag can be a great ornament or decoration at home. I love it! Hideko

Ros Crawford said...

You always go all out to create something spectacular and this is just that... Spectacular!

Ros Crawford said...

You always go all out to create something spectacular and this is just that ... Spectacular!!

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous and rich looking, wow!
xx Karen

Sanna Lippert said...

this tag is just delicious!!! Thanks for joining in with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge! :)

Lynne Mizera said...

SWOON! ('nuff said!) Grin

Seemaa said...

WOW just love this beautiful TAG. so much techniew and the gorgeous colours.
Thank you for participating in the HLS mixed media challenge this month. All the best!!
Hugs
Seemaa
(icraftpaper.blogspot.com)

Susanne Rose said...

Amazing tag!!! This is so full of yummy texture, that's just awesome. Thank you for joining the STAMPlorations mixed media challenge. xx Susanne.

Greta said...

Congrats on more wins at Stamplorations, Mac!

Greta said...

And congrats on the win at HLS! Truly a work of art!