December 29, 2015

12 Tags for Christmas - December


As the year comes to a close, I'm posting a final tag for 2015 which will link to Tim's monthly tag along with Simon's Monday blog challenge.

I used Tim's four smallish Christmas Collage stamps for the background by stamping on Distress-tinted tissue paper, cutting out various parts and pasting to the tag in a new arrangement.

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An oval was cut from the middle, a photo from Tim's Merriment paper stash pasted behind it then tiny paper-punched oak leaves were tinted, glittered and pasted on.

Perfect Pearls and Stickles were used to embellish the borders along with a tiny bow and some Remant Rubs.

I expect the reason we love vintage (and Christmas) so much is because it takes us back to happier times.

The children here certainly had a different experience from kids growing up today.

And if there was a soundtrack running as you view this tag, it would be John Lennon's song which I believe is more poignant now than when it was written given the turbulent events of this past year:

So this is Christmas, and what have you done
Another year over and a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young

A very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year
(let's hope it's a good one, without any fear)

If you'd like to see all of the Christmas tags
I made based on Tim's 12 from 2015, click here.

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE your tags!! Thanks for your visit..... I'm putting you on my blogroll so I can keep up with your fabulous work! xx Lynn (experimentsinpaper.blogspot.com)

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  2. Sensational as always! L O V E the kids/horse image!! Happy New Year!

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  3. Wowwww, your TAG ist beautiful. Love it.
    Greets Carola

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  4. Wonderful tag! Love the cluster of leaves on the oval.

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  5. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the oval and all the beautiful background stamping! Have a lovely New Year!

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  6. Love that collage stamping in the background, and the image looks perfect in its smart oval frame - lovely take on the December tag.
    Alison x

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  7. Totally beautiful tag! Happy New Year!

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  8. absolutely beautiful miss bee. What creative ideas you come up with!

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  9. Love your creative tag, and especially the amazing background.
    I've seen your manila tag gallery and I really like all your super tags.
    Thank you for your kind comment, and Happy New Year!
    Mar :)

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  10. It's always a joy to swing by and see what you've been up to. I love the retro vibe of this tag and the feeling of happy nostalgia you're so good at creating. Love the patchwork-looking background and the color scheme that you used. Thanks for supporting the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and I can't wait to see what that clever mind of yours comes up with for 2016!

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