December 02, 2016

12 Tags for Christmas - June

Here's my Christmas version of Tim's June tag which, technique-wise was a total miss. I should have read the directions more carefully, ha!

He featured a tissue wrap collage and making a plaid pattern with a stencil. I just copied the overall appearance by simulating a die-cut over a contrasting background.

The pine tree was hand-cut and tinted with Distress stains, I used Simon's Falling Snow stencil with paste medium and there's a bit of glitter glue, stitching and paper-cut text from Kaisercraft (Frosted). The background paper is a dark maroon miniature damask.

If you are wondering about my Distress stain colors, I used a very dilute version of Concord Grape and my Peeled Paint, which has gone-off somehow, has a queer smell and has turned a very bright, almost fluorescent green. I toned down the brightness behind the tree with a wash of Faded Jeans. Frayed Burlap was used around the edges.

I'm linking this one to the Monday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp because this week's theme is O' Christmas Tree.


  1. Beautiful tag! Love that snowfall stencil. Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog!

  2. Fabulous tag! I love the background. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  3. What a visionary you are! And is your hand cramped from cutting that intricate tree? It is GORGEOUS! I love how it is rustic, yet sort of abstract at the same time. I really like the subtle colors you added, which really makes it look like Christmas lights that are glowing in the night. And holy cow! Who else besides you would think to use maroon damask as a tree background?? And for the record, you are the sole reason I bought the Falling Snow stencil last year! You are always so innovative with how you use your supplies!

  4. How very unusual and intriguing! Though you're describing the details of your creation, I just don't know how you could make such a cool piece!

  5. I agree with Andrea! visionary is a word that I love so much, means creative genius for me! This is my thought about your art! Wonderful tag! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara