12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist: Day 7

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Hello Everyone!

It’s Day 7, and our 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist rolls on with a sparkly sketch theme! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tags over at Ellen Hutson’s blog blog right here: http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

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The challenge for Day 7 is a sketch! This is it!

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I thought this one might be a toughie, but thanks to Melania Deasy’s inspiration tag, I came up with some wonderful elements I could case. Take a look at Melania’s tag:

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I love that sparkly gold and black stripe, so I did a little variation of that in my own tag, and added a pretty poinsettia trio in the corner with tiny gold embellishments!

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With Christmas right around the corner, we’re all busy, busy BUSY! I really appreciate you all for stopping by my blog today! Thanks so much!

Live your life in color!

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist: Day 6

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Hello Everyone!

It’s time for Tag 6 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tag right here: http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

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Day 6 is a color challenge, Purples & Greys, and it even comes with its own color palette inspiration too!

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Take a look at Lisa Adametz’s take on the challenge right here:

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Lisa created a multi-step tag, which looks amazing! As you can see, there are a number of elements that I cased from Lisa’s tag: strong purple color, pine tree, peace, twine, and the square-ish shape. But I also created a multi-step tag too!

I started with a watercolor wash in shades of purple on watercolor paper. When that was dry, I added a few drips and flicks in shades of purple, grey and white. Then I stamped the pretty tree in Encore Ultimate Metallic pink, which actually looks a little purplish in the box. The image is O Christmas Tree from Memory Box Open Studio. Then I added Jazzy purple opaque embossing powder and set it with my heat gun. I added the peace from Revere Confetti, and the perfect square tag border die, Tag You’re It Squares from Memory Box, using two to create a nice border edge on the back of the tag. The tree has a beautiful texture and shine to it, and it reminds me of the trees that surround my Dad’s house in Wisconsin.

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Thank you so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist: Day 5

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Hello Everyone!

It’s time for Day 5 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tag over at Ellen Hutson’s In the Classroom blog right here: http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

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The theme for Day 5 is an unusual one, FROZEN! I could have gone the icicle and penguin route, but I was really inspired by Julie Ebersole’s tag right here:

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I love the frozen drinks idea! Here in the deep South, without snow and ice, our Christmas is always green and bright! This is our idea of frozen! I created a super simple CAS tag with a bright pop of color.

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Thanks so much or joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist: Day 4

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Hello Everyone!

I’m back with Day 4 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! You can get all the details and link up your creations over at Ellen Hutson’s In the Classroom blog right here: http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

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Day 4’s technique was a fun one – FELT! I loved this challenge! I wish I had more colors of stiff felt to work with it. My palette was very limited, but I loved how my all felt polar bear tag turned out! This little guy was inspired by the colorful felt tags from Jennifer McGuire, from Day 4. Take a look at Jennifer’s tags:

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Who couldn’t find great inspiration with these pretty felt tags?

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist: Day 3

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with Day 4 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! You can get all the details, find great inspiration and link up your holiday tags on Ellen Hutson’s blog right here: http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

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Day 4’s challenge technique is FOIL, and Joni Nina Andaya has given us some fun foil inspiration! Take a look at her original tag right here:

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Jodi used specks of foil in her deer, and created a beautiful pink watercolor background, with pale blue and white touches. I cased Joni’s tag with my own pink watercolor tag, and added a deer foiled with a festive green. I thought the foil result would leave the deer with a sparkly, speckled look, but I actually got a beautiful, full foil look on my Leaping Deer.

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist: Day 2

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing my tag that I created for Day 2 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! You can get all the details, find great inspiration and ideas, and win some fabulous prizes over at the Ellen Hutson In the Classroom blog right here: http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

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Today’s theme is glitter, so I brought out the sparkle and the shine! My tag was inspired by Julia Stainton, from Day 2. Here is Julia’s original, pretty tag:

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There were so many elements that I loved about Julia’s tag, and I wanted to case them on my own project. Of course, glittery brown deer, snowflakes, pine twigs, joy, and the soft color palette. This is the second version of this tag. The first tag had a big round circle on it, instead of this pretty Poppystamps Home for the Holidays wreath, and it looked like the deer were right in the center of a target. NOT the look I wanted for Christmas! So I changed the circle to a pretty wreath, and made a new base tag with a soft watercolor splash.

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Thank you so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist: Day 1

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with The 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! I love this event – -12 whole days of fabulous tag inspiration, ideas, and even prizes too! You can get all the details and link up your tags at Ellen Hutson right here: http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

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Day 1 is all about the color: red, teal, green, and pink. I was inspired by Laurel Beard’s tag right here:

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Laurel really focused on the red in Santa’s suit, but I wanted to change things up a little bit and use a teal background, then add the others colors in the clothing and snowflake. My little snowman is ready for a blizzard!

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There’s so much going on at the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist that you won’t want to missĀ  thing!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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