A Christmas Tag

I delivered my finished mini book order today and they were thrilled.......I wasn't however because I forget to take some photos..............doh! A last minute idea of adding some beautiful images from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden and Botanical Tea Papers along with one from Fab Scraps which I purchased yesterday whilst visiting Time to Create had me creating right up to the last minute.  I had my camera out ready but then got side tracked as you do.

Oh well, it has definitely inspired me to make one for myself at a later date but for now I am still creating for the swaps I have signed up for.  One of them being a Christmas Tag Swap.  Inspired by a couple of current Challenge Themes, I revisited some I made last year by creating a similar background using Distress Stains and stamped text. Today's tag is however layered a little differently and uses a different stamp for my main image.

I love the effect achieved by dotting the Distress Stains across my background.  The Christmas Text (Darkroom Door) stamp was stamped with Memento Luxe Ink - Color Rhubarb Stalk, the edges inked with Red Archival Ink, and the ornament image (Unity Stamp Co) was stamped with Jet Black Staz On and Colored with Memento Markers - Love Letter, Pistachio and Peanut Brittle.  The torn paper was some left over from another project and the decorative strips are from Bazzill.

I am linking the above tag up to the following challenges:-

Craft Room Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Vandicrafts.com Artistry Challenge #13 - Fashion Your Background
Inky Chicks Challenge #40 - Christmas
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Christmas (Old Stash Item Used - Bazzill Decorative Strips)

Here's a look at the one's from last year using a similar background and idea.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Julie Short said...

Hi Danie,
I'm glad the papers worked for you...shame about no photos! BUT I am relieved to know I'm not the only one who does that.
Your tag is terrific...I like the mottled background too! I can't begin to think about Christmas yet!

Lizzyc said...

Lovely tags! They will be useful very soon!

Lynn McAuley said...

I must be started on my Christmas tags immediately! What an inspiration these sensational designs have been to me, Danie!

Tammy said...

Wow, terrific tags and the torn paper works perfectly! Love the colors you used for the deer tags!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Danielle,
fabulous tag and love the hole set, beautiful.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

trisha too said...

So bright and pretty--great tags, Danie!


Christi Conley said...

Beautifully executed background - perfect for the challenge at Craft-Room Challenges! Thank you for sharing with us :)

Becky said...

Beautiful tag love the background and love your tags from last year :)

Melissa Vandridge said...

Lovely tag! Nice color palette. Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge! Be sure to come back Saturday or Sunday to vote for your favorite two crafts. :)
Melissa - Vandicrafts

Amber Milone said...

Gorgeous tag! I love that splattered background. Thanks for joining us at the Craft Room!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh I love all of these tags! Go you!

Debi said...

Great Tag Danielle! love the colours and the effect, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xx

Nancy said...

Terrific tag. I like the background you created. Perfect for Christmas.