Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Today's project is a Winter's Tag.......
The background has been blended with distress inks, sprayed and splattered.
The trees and branches have been stamped with grey ink.
I popped the stencil over the tag and sprayed with water to lift some of the ink.
I then further enhanced the 'stained glass' stencil with white pigment ink.
Lastly I scraped through clear paste to give a shiny effect of glass.
This photo shows some of the background detail better.
There's a lot happening in the background but my photos aren't really showing it.
The red cardinal was water-coloured in red (although it looks like pink!) 
and fussy cut.
The bough of the tree has white glue on it for snow and the bottom edge with 
frantage shabby white embossing powder.
The winter die cut has been raised up with foam and the ribbon died 
with the same distress ink colours.
The cardinal is actually inside looking out through the window....
Some crafty licence here I think!

Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I am linking the tag to....
Rubber Dance - Inspiration Photo and colours and I went with the optional twist of frosty winter...
The cardinal stamp is by Rubber Dance
Thank you so much for the Honorable Mention xxx

Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Anything goes using a stencil and not a card
The stencil is Stamplorations as is the sentiment die cut


  1. Gorgeous tag. Love the glassy effect. The bird is a lovely pop of red against your frosty background. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  2. WOW--a total stunner! I really love the Frantage--never seem to use mine & I need to!

  3. Totally fabulous again Mac! Such work has gone into it and it sure paid off! I LOVE that pop of warm, red against that cool blues and chilly whites! Stunning! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx

  4. Beautiful, Mac! I love the stained glass effect you've created here. Awesome! Thank you for using our Berry Bird stamp and for entering our January challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ Ready to take on a new one? This time it runs for 2 weeks, not a whole month. We'll have another challenge on the 15th :)

  5. That's an amazing scene!! And yes it certainly does look like glass ... Wonderful Mac!

  6. Stunning scene Mac, beautifully designed and coloured, love the Cardinal Bird looking through the window, Kate x

  7. Well this is STUNNING! Totally love that gorgeous bird against your yummy snowy background. Amazing tag and inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

    1. Oh my gosh! Congrats on your honorable mention at Rubber Dance! This tag is AMAZING!!! <3

  8. GORGEOUS Mabel! Love the scene you've created and the glass effect is stunning. Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month and good luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  9. Oh that is such a beautiful winter view. The bird just pop! I love red :) Thank you Mac Mable for joining us at STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge ...See you again real soon.
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  10. Hello there Mac, thank you for for visits and kind comments that you've left on my blog, it's lovely to have you around again. This tag is beautiful. I love all of the detail I. The background and the way that the Cardinal stands out so boldly at the front. The red colour is beautifully vivid. I love the smaller details to, such as the tiny berries and the twinkle of glitter on the snowflakes. Great work! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  11. Mac this is gorgeous - I wold love to see it IRL and really be able to see the depth and detail and sheen.

  12. My oh my you are in an amazing and fabulous flow. Another handmade gem from you. I love the scene you created and it looks stunning. I am in awe of that cardinal :)

  13. Wow Mac, this is absolutely incredible!! I love how you've used the stencil over the image for a frost look! Stunning details with the image too!! I love when I see cardinals in the winter! :) Awesome tag my friend! HUGS

  14. Another so VERY beautiful project, love the background scene and the Cardinal, such beautiful effects you have achieved again.

  15. Beautiful winter scene you created here, Mac! Love the shimmer and shine and the pretty red Cardinale

  16. Wonderfully created winter background- love the red used here! :)
    Suchi xx

  17. Beautiful tag with a gorgeous background. Love all the shimmer and shine.

  18. I would like to see even more details of this great card! Beautiful background, very fascinating and full of unusual traffic. Well you inserted them into the tag cardinal. Amazing tag.

  19. Absolutely awesome winters tag. The feeling of cold and frost jut oozes from it. Hugs Mrs A.

  20. What a beauty this tag is, I love the way you do your mixed media projects!

  21. Well I love crafty license. This is so detailed, Mac.
    Absolutely beautiful. x

  22. WOW! What a beautiful winter scene! And the cardinal looks the perfect color to me! I think maybe he was cold and flew into a barn to enjoy the scene from a warmer perch.

  23. Congrats on your honourable mention. What a sensational tag. Such a beauty of a winter scene with amazing texture makes me want to reach out and touch it.



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