Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lovely Tree Tag for Twelve Tags of Christmas

My friend Loll of Stamping with Loll
is hosting a new challenge.

The challenge is to do Mixed Media Christmas Tags.

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

Here's one that I did.

The background was in my UFO (UnFinished Objects) box.

It was made by applying ink on a craft mat, spritzing and
dragging the paper through the wet ink.

I used embossing paste and the Simon Says snow fall stencil to add some snowfall.

I stamped the tree in Mossy Meadow and 2nd & 3rd generation stamped behind.

There's a little cardinal on the tree. 
It's not quite so dark IRL.

is walking down Memory Lane and asking for the Good Ol' Days.
In the Good Ol' Days of my childhood, there was a stand of pine trees
behind our house. I loved waking up to see the snowfall on those trees.
It was a magical place to grow up.

I hope you'll create a tag and join in.

I'm new to tags and having fun with them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Winter Wonderland (bird)
Ink:Mossy Meadow, Basic Gray, SU Marker (Real Red)
Paper:  Whisper White (2 layers)
Other:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Snow Fall Stencil (Simon Says Stamp), Organdy Ribbon (Joann's), Gessoed Crochet Thread

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Colleen said...

Beautiful tag, Bonnie!

Irene said...

Hello Bonnie

Your tag is amazing, I love the different blue background, and your snow fall is perfect and so realistic. Love how you have stamped the trees especially the lighter coloured ones.


Elizabeth said...

Your tag is absolutely stunning, Bonnie. I particularly like the background and to think you had consigned it to the UFO box :) Elizabeth xx

Julia Aston said...

Your trees look lovely in the snowy field of your tag Bonnie!

Susan said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the colours, the subtle snowfall, and the sweet little bird!

Loll said...

This is so pretty Bonnie. Love the soft blue background with the falling snow. And the pine tree is such a beautiful image ... adding the second generation stamping gives it so much dimension and depth. Love the bow with the curled ends ... so perfect. Thanks for joining in my tag event, mf!! Loll xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag! I love the gently falling snow with the trees and addition of the cardinal! Sue N

Joanne Travis said...

So pretty, Bonnie!

nancy littrell said...

So beautiful Bonnie. You just can't go wrong with Lovely as a Tree. TFS your beauty my friend. I can't wait to play again today :-)

jimlynn said...

I can see the little Cardinal and he's perfect for this beautiful tag. Love the snowflakes with embossing.

Sarn said...

Absolutely wonderful tree tag. xxx

Benzi said...

What a beautiful tag, Bonnie. The wintry scene is so pretty. Love the ribbon/bow with the long tails.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful tag. Love the blue.

Hettie said...

Beautiful tag Bonnie. Pwetty lickle birdie too.

Marcia Hill said...

What a beautiful tag Bonnie! Love the soft and subtle shades of blue with the pine trees and falling snow...picture perfect! And the cardinal is the perfect finishing touch...can't wait till they start coming around my feeders again this winter. (Not that I'm looking forward to snow or anything...just love the pops of red they make against the snow! :0)

laurie said...

What a gorgeous tag! It sure sounds like a fun place to grow up..how pretty the trees must have been!

Greta said...

Oh my--this is a beauty! Don't you love that stencil?!

Karren said...

Fabulous tag, Bonnie! The 2nd and 3rd generation trees really add depth to your beautiful background.

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie .... I love the tree and the icy looking background. xx

Deepti said...

Wow this looks gorgeous :)

Kim S said...

SO pretty! The background is a beautiful backdrop to the forest scene and the falling snow!

LauraBean said...

So very pretty!

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, I would have never known that you created the background by dragging this tag through the ink! It looks like you have made a deliberate ground and sky area with clouds-so cool looking!!! I love the pine trees and the snow falling. I agree, if you have trees like this behind your house, it is a magical time when it snows. There is such a peacefulness that comes along with the snow. It's like it makes us stop and appreciate it's beauty, especially if you live out in the country!! Hugs, Brenda

Meihsia Liu said...

Your tag is so gorgeous. Love the pretty colors and beautiful texture on the background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful tag Bonnie! love the wintery, outdoorsy-ness of it!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved HM Honor for this tag in Loll's Challenge, Bonnie! It is superb!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Congrats on your Honourable Mention Bonnie!! So deserving! Loll xx


Far North said...

Congratulations on the well deserved recognition! Beautiful tag!!