Saturday, December 13, 2014

Just Us Girls #271 TREND week!

And the TREND is MiXED MEDiA!  I'm not the best at conceptualizing Mixed Media, but I gave it a shot with this tag!  Please check out the inspiration from our fabulous design team HERE!  
 I started with a basic manilla tag and stenciled it with Distress ink in Evergreen Bough with my Memory Box snowflake border stencil.  Then I used the mini foam applicator (Tim Holtz) tooo put tea dye on the edges. Next I stamped some (retired) SU! snowflakes in white pigment ink and embossed them with white detail embossing powder.  After that I added glue and glitter to the snowflakes.
 I have been coloring several of these polar bears up from MFT's Cool Day set (love them!!)  This one has a berry pink sweater with a bit of sparkle.
 I cut 5 (yep 5!) of the  Joy die (SU!) from bright pink cardstock.  Then added one more on top that is cut from a platinum glitter paper, also from SU.  It's nice and thick.  There's a bit of Liquid applique under the polar bear.  finally there's ribbon, brown twine and baker's tine tied to the top.
And here's my bear in close up.  I made his sweater look textured by added a little copic colorless blender to a wash cloth and dabbing the loopy part onto the sweater.  Then watch while color disappears and leaves a fuzzy look!  So fun!!
This tag makes me so happy! I hope you like it, too.  Wishes for a great day and weekend!
Please join us in the challenge this week and add your card/project to the blog by Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 pm!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Absolutely love the background on this tag - that bear is very handsome in his pink sweater ;)

Desire Fourie said...

Such a delightful Christmas tag and it looks so festive on the tree.
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Julia Aston said...

What a delightful sparkly tag Cheryl!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Lots of good things going on with this adorable tag! Love the bear and his pink sweater!

Ina said...

Of my goodness so many elements here all beautifully married together. Love it.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Actually, I love your tag, Cheryl! I just bought this stamp set, and now I want to go and try it out! Love how you did the tag base with the stencil and sponging; it is really beautiful and full of vintage charm. Love it!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cute tag! I love the background and that darling bear. The 5 layers on the joy sentiment gives this so much depth, I love it.


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