Friday, November 9, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags Inspiration - Tenia Nelson

If you've never heard of the awesome annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags that goes on over at Tracey McNeely's In My Creative Opinion Blog then you are gonna thank me!  It's a month long fountain of inspiration with tons of sponsors and tons of designers sharing some fabulous creations with lots of chances to win prizes!

I was inspired for this one by Tenia Nelson's beautiful tag for Day 3... the beautiful non-traditional colors (although mine are different, they are nontraditional), the awesome tree ring background (although mine is hard to, and the gold on black sentiment all caught my attention.

I started by coloring up this beautiful digital image from the Christmas Cheer set from Graciellie Design.  It is so much fun to color Gracie's images.  They have enough detail to make them beautiful even with a quick color but enough space to make them your own when you wish to.  I cut it out and added a little glitter and some liquid glass.

I cut the largest Scallop Tag from Cas-ual Fridays and ink blended it with Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac distress inks.  Next I used the Tree Rings stencil from Newton's Nook to apply some Decofoil Transfer Gel and set it aside to dry.  Once it was dry, I ran it through my Minc machine with some gorgeous Gina K Designs Gold Sequins foil (my fave!).  I popped up my image and added it to the tag.

Then instead of stamping and embossing my sentiment, I decided to use the Merry word die from the CAS-ual Fridays Merry Christmas Fri-Dies and cut it from gold glitter paper and added it to a black banner cut with a CDD Banner Die.  I didn't want to cover up that gorgeous digi so I attached the Merry at an angle and tucked the banner underneath the image.  A few gold sequins and some pretty purple ribbon.

Thanks for stopping!  You should definitely check out this challenge over at the In My Creative Opinion Blog!  And please do check out Tenia's beautiful creation here!  Then hop around and get inspired and maybe even play along!

And I'm also playing along with the Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp which is Create Your Own Background!  That I did!  Even if it is just peeking out here and!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVING the colors!!!!!!

Lagene said...

Beautiful tag, love your rich colors and texture!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a gorgeous tag with wonderful colors and images. I love the glassy look and the glitter.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a wonderful cup of holiday brew! So beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much for joining Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful tag! I love how you used the liquid glass - perfect 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

Scrapper69 said...

Soooo PRETTY! I saw it on FB and LOVED it!


Beverly S. said...

Nice! Loving the purple! :)

Barbara said...

FAbulous and so original! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Susan Renshaw said...

Really enjoying taking part in
25 Days of Christmas Tags
Susan Renshaw
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