Wednesday, 7 November 2018

12 Tags Of Christmas.....

I am thrilled and Delighted to be asked to Guest Design for this Fun yearly event, 
organised by the lovely and creative Loll......
Why not hop across and join in the Fun.....
Your Christmas Tag can be 
Mixed Media or CAS Mixed Media
Mixed Media is defined for The Challenge as Stamping.... 
Plus two Mixed Media elements....
Techniques and/or Products........

Here is My Tag.....

The tag has been crackled, painted, die cut, stencilled, stamped and heat embossed.
I had fun discovering you can use quite an intricate snowflake stencil, 
over hessian with modelling paste and get quite a clean result.
For The Die Cut Poinsettia's I used crinkle paper and wax paper....
Stamping and heat embossing in white and using up my hoarded stickles and perfect pearls.
The Die Cut sentiment has quite a few layers of heat embossing on it 
and I stamped the ribbon with the sentiment in brown, a first for me.
Finishing off with heated Frantage white embossing around the edges.

I am so looking forward to being stunned by the gallery 
and being inspired by the other amazing guest designers.

Thank you so much Loll for inviting me to play along with this fun 
Come and join in The Fun too......


38 comments:

Loll said...

So many amazing layered elements on this beauty, Mac! I LOVE the burlap background. The crackle paste looks amazing and the white snowflake stenciled with white paste is gorgeous. Agree that it's surprising how crisp and clean the snowflake stenciling turned out. Your poinsettia are gorgeous cut from crinkle paper ... you'll have to give me more details about that! The white heat embossing and green edging with perfect pearls and glitter makes these flowers a work of art in themselves. So many amazing details ... I'm always in awe of your mixed media projects, Mac! Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer at the TTOC 2018! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning tag Mac, I love the design and the wonderful texture and colours.
Congratulations on being on the DT, Kate x

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Mac...I have been Stunned by your many layers of earthy beauty!!! TFS all your steps and mixed media products. You have been able to create a tag with so many products and yet have your tag well balanced and and all your products work so well together. I am so impressed. A Work of Art, my friend. You should keep as a holiday decoration. Too precious to give away. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Nancy Stislow said...

I've seen some gorgeous tags, Mac but this is absolutely amazing! WOW, I can't imagine the work involved and would love to have watched this evolve. This is just fabulous!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Beautiful tag! Love the design!
Lula xx

Daffodil Cards said...

What an amazing tag, so many fabulous details even a stamped ribbon? Love the stenciling over the hessian, the different papers for the flower, it's all so BEAUTIFUL.
Faith
x

*Vicki* said...

Wow! This tag is incredible Mac!! LOVE the crackle on that background and the burlap is a wonderful fit for the design! The poinsettia looks amazing with the green sparkly edges! Beautifully done and congrats on your GDT spot...they're lucky to have you creating for it! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning, Mac ! Love all the different materials and techniques you used to make this gorgeous tag. And Congratulations for your guest designing over at Loll’s event ! x

aussie aNNie said...

Mac this is one fabulous and very constructively made tag. Love the crackle and the use of the hessian. The colours are just gorgeous and the word 'believe' sure stands out love this. ♥ aNNie

Bonnie said...

What wonderful texture, Mac! I love that crackled background and the stenciled snowflake on the burlap! Then there's that amazing poinsettia and the heat embossed die cut sentiment! And I'm totally amazed at the Frantage around the edges! That stuff is hard to get where I want it. You must have charmed it! An awesome tag!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A wonderful display of techniques. I love how you've used the snowflake stencil on the hessian and those poinsettias edged with that vibrant green.
A superb GD piece, Thank you so much for sharing this Christmas stunner.
Hugs Tracey xx

Marcia HIll said...

WOW!!! I am still picking my jaw up off the ground here Mac as I keep taking in every little detail on this GORGEOUS tag! I am just loving it ALL...from the crackling, the stamping on the ribbon, the modeling paste on the burlap, that FABULOUS Poinsettia, and all the rest! This tag is worthy of being set out as a Christmas decoration every year! LOVE it!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, you are the Mixed Media Queen!!!! you amaze me every time with all those gorgeous elements. Your heat embossed sentiment and the crackle background with hessian are so amazing.

Mrs A. said...

Beaten to within an inch of its life then! Love the result. Your never afraid to try new things Hugs Mrs A.

Susan said...

Where to start with commenting on this? Overall it's a fabulous example of mixed media. Love the stenciled paste on the hessian - it turned out so well. And the crackle background is perfect with the rustic look of the hessian. I love the way you mixed the stickles and perfect pearls on the poinsettia. Amazing tag!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh wow, I love the burlap and the gold sentiment, but the pop of green on the flower is really the coolest part for me!

Jo Manna said...

You simply amaze me with all your technical savviness dear Mac. This tag is no exception. So much attention to detail and yet not overwhelming. This piece is beautiful and full of brightness, and like the ribbon says, MAGIC!
Congrats on being a GD, you are the perfect candidate! xx

Ina G said...

My jaw is STILL on the ground after seeing your tag M. Just where do I start? The crackle background lays such a brilliant backing for the hessian. Then you go and stamp snowflakes on it! Wowza. Your poinsettia's are so arty with the touches oh white and the blingy edges. When I saw your ribbon I though you had bought ribbon with the sentiment on it -should have know it was your doing adding the text. Your Believe die is the perfect finishing touches all heat embossed multiple time to give it that lift and sheen and the touches of green stickles. I too would love to have watched you make this amazing piece of art. Your tag is simply our of this world but then I have one to admire that I see every day when I walk into my playstation. I'm soooooooooo lucky!

Julia Aston said...

I just love all the textures you have on your tag Mac - with the burlap, the crackle and pretty layered poinsettia! It's so pretty in the non traditional colors! Julia xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous. I love the crackled background and the pretty green Frantage.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, amazing layers of rustic and elegant texture, Mac! I enjoy looking at each and every gorgeous element! Love the crackled background and the stenciled snowflake on the hessian! And such beautiful poinsettias!! The layout is well-balanced and your attention to detail (including stamping on the ribbon!) is superb!
Hideko xx

Diane said...

Congratulations on being on the DT. Wonderful tag, texture colors and technique.

Hugs Diane

Mia said...

Congratulations for beign GDT, Mac. You certainly deserve it!!!!!! I LOVE your beautiful mixed media tag, my friend. Kisses!!!!!!!!!!!

Trina P. said...

Whioooaaa! What an incredible mixed media masterpiece! Burlap, crackled background, stencilled paste, white heat embossing, Stickles, perfect pearls, and on and on... soooooooo many products and techniques coming together in one magnificent tag! You never cease to AMAZE! Awesome tag! xx

Patti said...

This was worth waiting for!! I tried again tonight and the images show up!?! strange but I'm so happy to see your amazing creation!! It feels like I could stare at it for 5 minutes and still not see it all. so many amazing and perfect details : )

Beautiful friend!!

Patti

Greta said...

As always--I'm in total awe, Mac! So unique, artistic & gorgeous! Love the thick embossing of the sentiment & the use of burlap & the green on the poinsettia edges! A masterpiece!

Viv said...

Wow Mac was a fabulous tag! love the amazing flowers and pretty sparkly green edging too ;) Viv xx

butterfly said...

I was sad to see there's no 12 Tags of Christmas with the Funkie Junkie this year, so I'm glad to see somebody is playing somewhere - congratulations on being invited to guest design, and what a treat you've offered up. From the shimmer of that crackled background to the vivid lime green sparkle - all balanced by the earthy kraft and burlap - this is a brilliant tag. Wow!
Alison x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... depth, dimension, texture, shimmer, shine ... you've made 'rustic' downright elegant ... so much fabulous detail, it's brilliant! Congratulations on designing with Loll for her 12 Tags Event! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on being GD!! This is such a beautifully layered tag... Right down to the perfect stamping on the ribbon! It's a gift on it's own!

Pat said...

You absolutely packed those techniques into this beautiful tag Mac and the result is stunning. I love the hessian with the crackle round the edges and the pretty poinsettias with the glossy green edges and centres, and the gold embossed sentiment with the several layers of EP really stands out. Great to the stamp a sentiment on the ribbon too. x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous tag, so sweet and striking!

Darnell said...

When people are being stunned by the gallery, they will be especially stunned by this GD tag of yours, Mac! I mean, is there any technique that you can't use effectively?! I'm so impressed with your skill in all these techniques and how beautifully you made them all come together in this golden, rustic, and delightful Christmas tag! WOW!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

This is so incredible! I love the amazing textures, color palette and beautiful details. Congrats on the guest spot! Hugs, Autumn

Lori said...

Love your beautiful tag with the crackle and burlap! And especially the beautiful poinsettia!

Maxine D said...

What an amazing creation Mac - so many details, so much texture on such a small canvas!!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous tag Mac and I love that burst of green along with the gold embossing. Every year, it gets to the time when I'm wrapping my presents and I always wish that I'd made more tags! I hope that you're keeping well and happy x

Linby said...

Congrats and well done on an amazing tag. I must try and join in with this if I can.

To answer your query about my little poppy cards. I made them for a group of friends I meet up with - just my little bit to commemorate and honour the occasion.