Saturday, December 21, 2013

Two More Tags

As promised, here are two more tags I have made for our Twelve Tags of Christmas at Art 'n Soul.  These two are up on the Magenta blog today!

Magenta Christmas Stocking and Tag stamp 02.303.N
Sizzix Tag Super Scallop die 38-0946
Tombow Markers 565, 245, 815, 847
Versamark Ink
JudikinsGold Embossing powder
Speckled with Artquest mica watercolor in Metallic

I cut the tag out of watercolor paper, stamped the image in Versamark ink, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  All coloring was done with Tombow markers and blended with a wet brush.  The leaves were colored with Tombow 245; the berries with Tombow 815; the bow with Tombow 847; and the stocking with Tombow 565.  Apply the color in the areas you want to be darker, and pull the color over to lighter areas with a lightly wet brush, shading well.  The stocking was done by coloring every other row of diamond shapes and drawing the color to the next row with a brush.  The tag was lightly shaded using some of the stocking color.  At the end, a small amount of mica watercolor was flicked on the entire tag.

Magenta Cedar stamp 0654.I
Magenta Merry Christmas and Happy New Year stamp 07.798.G
Sizzix Tag Super Scallop die 38-0946
Faded Jeans Distress Ink with Ranger ink blending tool and finger dauber
Memento Nautical Blue ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlights microfine glitter
Blue fuzzy twine
3/4" circle punch
Stampendous White Embossing Enamel

I die cut the tag from white card stock, and stamped the sentiment at the top of the tag with Tuxedo Black Ink.  I punched a 3/4" circle out of tape sheet and applied it to the tag to mask the moon area, and put down Faded Jeans distress ink all around the tag with an ink blending tool.  I cut a piece of tape sheet for the bottom of the tag in a curved shape simulating a snow drift, and applied it to the bottom of the tag.  I left the release paper on the tape to use as a mask, inked the Cedar tree stamp with Memento Nautical Blue ink, and stamped twice without reinking.  I inked the stamp again and stamped twice more.  When stamping, I moved the stamp up and down on the tag to make different sized trees.  I removed the release paper from the moon and snow drift, and added some Cool Highlights glitter, burnishing well with my finger.  I used a finger dauber and more Faded Jeans distress ink to add more shadowing, including on the moon.  I used the release paper from the tape sheet snow drift as a mask to add the hill behind the trees, applying ink very lightly with a finger dauber.  As a last step, the white embossing enamel was sprinkled on, and heated from underneath to simulate snow falling.  Happy Solstice everyone,  Happy Holidays, and a Very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Tags

We have been doing 12 tags of Christmas at Art 'n Soul, and I made these two for today, day 9.  If you are local, I will have these available for make and takes, today only, along with a free Washi tape demonstration by Marj Marion, with lots of tips and inspiration.

Magenta stamp 02.307.L  Holly and Berry Flourish
Memory Box stamp B1953  Merry Christmas Flourish
Versamark Ink
Judikins Gold Embossing Powder
Gold washi tape
Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons Embossing folder 37-1927

For the first tag, I just used a shipping tag, available at any office supply store.  I stamped the Holly and Berry Flourish and the Merry Christmas Flourish in Versamark, and embossed with Judikins Gold Detail embossing powder.  I added a piece of gold washi tape, and embossed just the bottom with the Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons embossing folder.  I added a small piece of gold ribbon.  I wish you could see how shiny and glittery this is in real life.  My photo doesn't do it justice.

For this one I used:
Magenta stamp 02.307.L  Holly and Berry Flourish
Versamark Ink
Judikins Gold Embossing Powder
Tombow marker 245 (for the green); Tombow marker 847 (for the red)
Red Wink of Stella Brush pen
Gold washi tape, and Christmas washi tape
Elizabeth Craft peel-offs (red glitter dots)
Fiskars Holly Punch
Sizzix Super Scallop Tag Die 38-0946

I stamped the Holly and Berry Flourish with Versamark Ink and embossed it with Judikins gold embossing powder.  The holly was colored with Tombow marker 245, and the berries with Tombow marker 847.  I went over the berries with a red Wink of Stella brush pen.  I added washi tape, and punched out the holly.  I glued the gold holly leaves back onto the tag and added some red glitter peel off dots from Elizabeth Craft for the berries.

These tags were easy and fun to do, and I plan to make a lot more for my family's presents.  I have a couple more tags to share with you, and I will post them in the next day or two.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 2013 Magenta Challenge

December 2013 Magenta Challenge:  Simply Christmas

Create a card, a layout, or even an altered object.  Just make it Christmassy, and use at least one Magenta product - papers, stamps, peel off, embellishment, chipboard, etc.
Since the Holidays are such a busy time, you have until January 15th to enter!

You could win this Magenta prize:

Just click here, and use the link at the bottom of the post to enter.

Here's my card:

This is a one layer card, and was not hard to create.  I used two pieces of card stock, and on the first one, I embossed an oval, using Sizzix ovals dies.  On the second, I cut the oval out and used it as a mask over the embossed piece (later discarding the mask).  I taped both pieces down, with the mask on top, and cut a piece of scrap paper to create the snow hills.  Masking off with the scrap paper, I used a blending tool to add the blue in the sky.  Continuing with the scrap paper mask, I used a finger sponge dauber to create shadows to simulate snow drifts.  I then stamped the tree with the bird, and stamped the deer family.  I made the star in the sky using a white Gelly Roll pen, and I colored over the bird with a red Wink of Stella pen.  The sentiment was stamped last, using a stamp positioner.  I matted the card with red mirracard.

Magenta stamps used:  
Spruce Tree & Bird 0653.P; Small Deer Family 1 42.186.E; Merry Christmas 07.779.G
Other materials used:  
Distress Inks:  Faded Jeans & Stormy Sky
Memento Inks:  Bamboo Leaves & Rich Cocoa
Sizzix Framelits Ovals Dies 657563
Wink of Stella glitter pen - red; Sakura White Gelly Roll

You definitely should enter the challenge - just use any Magenta product.  You can send your creation to some special person afterwards!