Thursday, November 12, 2015

Santa Tag

Here's another tag for

I had lots of fun with this one!

Does Santa look a little worried?

LOL, it's hard to get those eyes just right!

The background was made by putting drops of re-inker and Frost White paint
on an open cellophane bag, closing it and smooshing the colors around.

The Frost White paint gives it a shimmer that doesn't show up well in the photo.

The punched, dry embossed and sponged Santa is a shameful CASE of my friend and
teammate at Merry Monday, Sue Joyce.
Thanks for the inspiration, Sue!

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed.

I have stamps, ink, dry embossing, glitter, smoosh, punching and tinsel.

It more than qualifies for mixed media.

 For Loll's event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.

An added bonus for this tag is that the Santa is double sided and can be
removed to use as a tree ornament. 

I've made a Santa for each of my grandchildren to hang on their tree.

I'll join in with


Do check out Loll's Challenge.

There's so many pretty tags in the gallery and the guest designers have
outdone themselves with their inspiration each day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tag Recipe
Stamps:  Oh, What Fun (SU)
Ink:  Whisper White
Paper:  Solar White (Neena - base), Whisper White, Snippets of Real Red, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Blush Blossom (SU)
Other: Re-inkers, Frost White paint, Stars Collection Framelits, Mustache die (retired), 1/3" circle, 3/4" circle, 1/8" circle, 1 3/4" circle, Modern label, Slot, & Tree Punches (SU), Snowflake Charm (retired SU), Tinsel (Tim Holtz)


Lee-Anne said...

What an adorable tag, Bonnie! I think your grandchildren will treasure these for years to come!

Betty Keefe said...

such a cute tag - your grands will love it

KimCreate said...

Very cute tag, Bonnie! He's super.

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my, this is absolutely adorable! Your grandkids will love it!

Barb said...

What an absolutely lovely Santa tag. How clever is that. Your grandchildren will love those ornaments. Barbxx

Loll said...

Awww ... so adorable!! Your grandchildren are going to love getting these and putting them on the tree. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at my tag event. xx

jimlynn said...

How adorable and fun!!!! Love that mustache on this jolly old guy. Pretty background and a fun, fun tag.

alexandra s.m. said...

How adorable Bonnie!
Love your beautiful Santa Claus Tag ;)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

What a great way to create such a nice Santa Claus! Beautiful and very funny tag. I'm sure that will trigger a broad smile on the face donee.
Thank you for sharing at HLS CC to see you again,

Greta said...

You are so creative! This is just adorable & that it's also an ornament is fabulous, Bonnie!

nancy littrell said...

I love your watercolored background for your cute Santa. Love that Santa can be removed and used as a Christmas ,ornament. Your grandkids will Love their Santa ornaments. TFS

JosieD said...

The Santa is very creative and the soft colors of the smooshed background set it off nicely. How cool that you did one for each grand child as an ornament!

Maria A. said...

Aww!! what a cutie Santa tag!!! Love the background in blue and all the awesome little details you added to it Bonnie, specially Santa's hat, what a fabulous idea to use the Modern Label Punch for the trim. I'm going to have to CASE this tag, just love it!!!

Susan said...

Such a cute Santa! The grandkids will love them! Great smooshed background too.

OH Babs said...

Karen an adorable tag and ornament for happy grandchildren.

Julia Aston said...

What a super fun design!

Nance E Salkeld said...

What do you mean, "shameful" ---- it's fabulous! And part is 2-sided! Amazing! I'm going to have to play some more with inks and paints and try that technique with the cellophane

Faith A said...

Shameful case? worth it, it's fabulous

MaryH said...

Simply wonderful & delightful. The "Santa Star" is so adorable and sure to bring a big smile to someone's package. Hugs

Deepti said...

This is the cutest Santa tag :) I love the creativity behind this one !!

Sandy said...

Ho, HO, HO and away we go!!! This is just way too good Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Bobby said...

What a fabulous Santa, Bonnie. I love that it can become an ornament.

Pam Sparks said...

Delightful, festive Santa creating Bonnie! I love your tag!

maria f. said...


Linda said...

This is just adorable Bonnie ...... the grandchildren are going to love them. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx

Carol said...

So cute Bonnie. Thanks for joining us at the HLS Christmas Na Mixed Media Challenges this month. Carol DT x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Santa does look a little worried. As he should, his big is coming up real soon. You've really gone to town on the tags this year.