Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Christmas Tag

This is another Christmas Tag with Tim inspirations.

Product used:
Alterations-Bookplates,Reindeer Flight, and Snow Tree.
Idea-ology-Wordsticks, Baubles, Shabby Chic Paper Stash, Facets, Lace Chain, Grungeboard and Grungepaper.
Distress Inks-Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, Wild Honey,
Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Pine Needles, and Chipped Sapphire.
Stamps-Believe, and Snowflakes.
Paint Dabbers-Cranberry, Snow Cap, Copper, Silver, Pitch Black.
Distress Stickles-Pumice Stone, Wild Honey and Burgundy.
Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.
Texture Fades-Crackled.
Perfect Pearls Mists-Blue Smoke and Sunflower Sparkle.

I used the Embossing Ink and Powders to make the Snowflakes. Then I sprayed with the Perfect Pearls Blue Smoke and Sunflower Sparkle.

Cut out the Reindeer from Grungeboard, the Bookplate from Chipboard, and the Snow Tree from Grungepaper. The Deer has been Embossed with the Texture Plate...arrange as you like, I got a dot for an eye.

Use the DI on the Deer starting with the Marmalade, then Honey and edge with Vintage Photo. When dry, add a layer of Wild Honey distress Stickles.

The bookplate is painted with Copper and Silver, then spots of Cranberry and Pitch Black. Pumice Stone Distress Stickles are added when dry. The stamp "Believe" is stamped on a scrap of Blue paper from the Paper Stash with the Cranberry Dabber and a black Gel Pen adds dots and shadows.

Glue paper and plate together and add some brads.

Burgundy Distress Stickles were rubbed into the Workstick. Let it dry a few seconds, and wipe off excess.

Use the Green Distress Inks on the Snow Tree in different areas and layers. I used some Snow -Tex when dry on the branches.

The little girl is from Paper Whimsy. I glued her to the Facet and added a Jump Ring, Lace Chain, and Baubles.

I used the Snow Cap Paint Dabber to add snow around the edges.
Add a ribbon to the tag adding the embellishments. Glue and Pop Dots are used to add the rest of the elements to the tag.
Have a great week....and find time to Remember to Play.


  1. Linda -

    This is just beautiful. I love how the tree turned out. It really looks like its covered in snow!

    Elaine Allen

  2. This is gorgeous! The tree looks so real and what you did to the bookplate is fantastic.

  3. It's gorgeous Linda!! Love the depth and dimension of all your elements or lots of fun techniques!! Love it! Love it! Love it!


  4. I love your deer! FAbulous tag, Linda! GReat job!

  5. Gorgeous sparkly tag ..loving it .. so many elenets

  6. elenets...ooops should put my glasses and fingers back on when typing! that should read elements!

  7. Your tags are so fantastic, sorry I haven't had time to comment on each one individually, life happened!! Gotta get those sprays......!

  8. Stunning tag! looks better than the original, just don't tell Tim! LOL

  9. Really gorgeous tag!!!! Really!!!!

  10. This tag is beautiful! I love the snowy tree and the deer looks fabulous! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

  11. Love everything about your tag Linda . . . especially the DEER!! Some of my favorite colors used *smiles*

  12. Absolutuely love the girl charm. Very vintage. So cool.

  13. I LOVE these tags. They have such an elegant quality!

  14. Dimension! Loveliness! Creativity! Love your coloring tips..have noted them for future use.

  15. Stunning tag! I love your color combinations. Just beautiful.

  16. Another fantastic tag, Linda!
    I adore your fabulous creative work.

  17. Gorgeous tag, really like all the embellishments and the facet is wonderful. Tracy Evans x x

  18. Great tag, Tim would be proud. I am having so much fun checking out all of the Christmas tags.
    Thanks for the fun.

  19. YES!!!! A Linda Cain version, perfect in every way. Gotta love those vintage images.

  20. love your tag, linda! the background is SOOO gorgeous! wonderful details and textures. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

  21. Gorgeous tag, that little gal looks just like she's waiting for Santa! Love the reindeer and that tree, don't cha just love that Snowtex? lol!

  22. Adorabile :-))
    mi piaciono queste tags ,
    Tim è incredibile con le creazioni ...
    un saluto mary

  23. Hi Linda! You have such an immense talent for pulling the most perfect details together into the most gorgeous whole I can imagine. I wonder if someone gave you a house to decorate how spectacular it would be. Your taste and ability to coordinate and fine tune and create the perfect finish would make a house beyond anyone's dreams I bet.

    Do you sell your work anywhere, Linda? You probably couldn't work fast enough and would always be sold out but if you ever do sell things, be sure to let me know. I want a chance at it.

    Thank you for your lovely visit. You're one of my dearest and longest lived blog buddies and I appreciate you so. Hope you are enjoying the season! Happy Holidays, dear Linda!

  24. OOps! Meant to tell you. You featured a bracelet you got at a show awhile back - I think it might be a Brighton. I want you to know I have searched high and low for it and cannot find it anywhere. If you ever run across another one at another show, I'll buy it from you if you can grab one up . . . or if you have some insider knowledge of where I might find one . . .


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