Friday, November 17, 2017

Tweet Christmas Wishes

Hi there.

I've still got some tags to share for
Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends

This one is one of my favorites

Using stamping, watercolor, die cuts, fussy cutting and marker coloring

A while back I took a whole sheet of  watercolor paper and randomly stamped 
with this Penny Black leaf stamp using green ink.

Then I spritzed the whole piece and let the colors run.

The tweet wittle bird was colored with markers.

and a twofer

Using stamping, sponging, marker coloring, dry embossing
This tag won Honourable Mention

I found these snowmen waiting for their wardrobes to be colored.

I kind of like the horizontal placement for a tag.  

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Tag Recipe  (tag 1)
Stamps:  Wondrous, Christmas Memories (PB), Christmas Treasures (
Ink:   StazOn Timber Brown, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz (SU), SU Markers (Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe)
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Other:  Pinpoint Mainstree Tags (PS), Woodland Branch (MB)

Tag Recipe (tag 2)
Stamps:  Frosty Friends (SU), Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink: StazOn Black,  SU Markers
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other:  Snowflake EF, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (ret. SU), 


Nstiz said...

I love both your tags Bonnie! The orientation on the snowman is unique and love that. What an incredible job you did on the background of that adorable bird! You work wonders with watercolor, something I am still trying to make friends with. Fabulous tabs!

Mac Mable said...

Great idea on the first tag for the background and such a cute tag. Love the orientation of the second tag and the fun snowmen x

Liz said...

These tags are so cute, Bonnie. I love them both - what great images! xx

Brenda said...

These tags are just fabulous Bonnie! I love the first one, the leaves and that little birdie-so cute. I love the snowmen one too and they work so well going horizontal on the tag-just so stinkin' cute. Now I gotta go check out the tags at Loll's. Just asked Nancy when the tag event was and looks like I missed it. Nothing new there, I've missed a lot! lol Hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

Oooooh...I love your sweet little birdie tag! Those PB birds are just so cute and definitely classics...I still use mine a LOT! And the background with the leaves is it! I really like your snowman tag too...I have that stamp set somewhere, but it's been ages since it's been colored up! Think I need to go find it! And I love the long way you did the tag, FUN!! :0)

Loll said...

Your Tweet Tag is so cute!! Love that sweet little bird with the santa hat, Bonnie. Very creative background --- so pretty!!

Your snow family is adorable. Love the colour combo withe medium blue and dark red, with white. Awesome!

Thanks for joining my tag event! xx

Bunny said...

Both tags are cute. The bird and the watercolored background with the leaves is fantastic. Those snowmen were probably very happy to get properly adorned. Very cute. [Bunny]

Robyn Oliver said...

Bonnie, your cute bird tag is a fav of mine too... mind you - all your tags are wonderful and great inspiration.. your snowmen too

JosieD said...

These two tags are adorable, particularly the tweet wittle bird one....just so precious. I "borrowed" your idea of pulling out all tag appropriate stuff and going from there...makes it easier and faster to make them.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet birdie tag, Bonnie, & I love your quartet of snowmen too!!

Brenda in IN said...

Both of these are so cute. I love the sweet bird all ready for Christmas in his Santa hat and that snowman tangled in lights is so fun! I like the tag turned on it's side. Gives you a little more room.

JoAnn said...

Love both of your tags. The snowmen look like they are having fun. That "tweet" little bird is adorable and your background is great.

nancy littrell said...

Love your watercolor spritzed technique, Bonnie for your leaf background. Great idea to make an entire sheet for future projects. Your tweetie bird is so cute and beautifully colored sitting on the die cut branch.

TFS your 2nd sweet tag too. I like horizontal tags too. TFS both your wonderful and creative tags my friend. Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful leafy background for your bird, love the contrast between the bird and leaves. Your snowmen are super sweet, love the colours :)

Susan said...

Two fabulous tags, especially the first one as I'm in love with the sweet little - only bought that stamp set for the birds, though I did use the cat recently! Love your idea of making a whole sheet of watercoloured background that you can then cut up.

Ina G said...

That bird is as tweet as can be Bonnie. Simple background and love the string which fits perfectly with the theme.
I too love the orientation of the happy little snowmen. Looks great with the embossed background and red accents.

Darnell said...

How you did those fabulous leaves is a great idea, Bon-Bon! I love that tweet bird! I also love your horizontal snowmen! I like that placement, but never think to do mine that way. Happy Thanksgiving if I'm not back before!! Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love these tags, Bonnie! The leaf stamped background is so beautiful and the bird is so pretty and beautifully colored. The snowman tag makes me smile. The embossed back panel is a great contrast to the smooth snow front panel. Hideko xx

TK said...

Perfect tags, Bonnie! I lOVE your pudgy little bird, but both tags are just awesome!

Julia Aston said...

Your are on a roll with your beautifully design tags Bonnie! Love that little bird and your row of fun snowmen! Julia xx

Bo┼╝enA said...

Wonderful and so sweet tag, Bonnie. I love this little bird and you created an amazing background for him. I love this tag !!
I also like the background of the second tag, I have the impression that a lot of snow will fall on the ground. Great tag.
BozenA xoxo