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November 13, 2016

Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends - Day Seven

Well, hello!

I'm so glad you stopped by today and I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Have you been enjoying all the tags for both fall and Christmas that are flooding the Blogways? I'm always so impressed by the talented tag artists who can evoke, emote, and elaborate their creations in such a tiny format!

Today it is my turn as I have the honor of being the Guest Designer for Day Seven of my talented friend Loll's annual Twelve Tags of Christmas event. There are oodles of amazing tags already in Loll's gallery to inspire you and I hope you can add your own!

Here's mine:
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So, okay, this is a case where actions belie words. Having implied that making ONE tag intimidates me, leave it to me to create a THREE-tag ensemble for you!

I used the "Stitched Main Street Tags" from Poppystamps to cut the large silver mirri tag and the two smaller tags. (The tiny border of color behind the sediment tag was fussy cut.) Using a snippet of Brusho background, I embossed and die cut the NBUS poinsettia from Poppystamps called "Stitched Poinsettia." The heat-embossed sediment is from "Winter Wreath" by Avery Elle and that wee heat-embossed poinsettia stamp is also NBUS, from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Thank you for the pleasure of returning as one of your guest designers this year, Loll! I'm in some amazingly-talented company! And thank you for all the tag inspiration you provide!
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As long as I was over at Loll's playing, I thought I would switch back to fall and bring along a card I made for her CAS Mix Up Card Challenge:
The November brief is to use masking and one other mixed media option which, in this case, is watercoloring. The images are all from Technique Tuesday's "Fall" stamp set. I masked the rake, painted the sky and leaves using my KGT paints, and then stamped the sediment. I used my Kaleidoscope "Autumn Leaves" ink pad to overstamp the line leaf stamp in the set. After removing the mask, I painted the rake using my brown and silver Stellas because, you know, there are rakes and then there are schparkly rakes.

And speaking of, I thought it would be a bit whimsical if I placed the rake at a, well, rakish angle. Instead it appears to be floating, so let's pretend this is a magical rake that dispenses of leaves without any need for human backaches! Amen!

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75 comments:

Loll said...

LOVE your three tag "ensemble" Dolly! The inlaid brushos poinsettia is gorgeous paired with the mirri paper. Love the sweet mini tags and beautiful ribbons. Thank you so much for being a Guest Designers at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event!! xx

And thank you for playing along at CAS Mix Up. Love the beautiful autumn coloured leaves and schparkly rake. :) I agree with you about raking, wouldn't it be wonderful to have remote control rakes to save our backs! :) Lolly xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats for your GD, very well deserved!! Your "three in one" tag is stunning, such a brilliant idea and great design! Love the blue Brusho's poinsettia that contrast so well with the mirri tag! And the two tiny tags are so cute!
Lovely fall CAS, too, these leaves and the rake are stunning!!

brenda said...

You have been bust Darnell, I love the beautiful blue and silver creation but the Autumnal one calls me back, adore anything with those lovely seasonal colours.

B x

!neke said...

Just great !!!!!
Love this !!!!!!!!
Stunning !
Ineke XX

nancy littrell said...

I had so much fun reading about your tag adventure my friend :-) Three tags in one..with gorgeous layers and details. You took your Guest Designer honor very seriously and ended up Inspiring all of us.

For a bonus...you added a gorgeous Autumn CAS Mix Up masking creation :-) Did you know mulched leaves are wonderful for composting and...jumping into (before they are mulched and you are a kid)?

TFS both Darnell...have a wonderful Autumn Day. Hugs, Nancy

Sandra H said...

Oooh my goodness Darnell your tags are beautiful! and many congratulations enjoy sending lots of love x

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS tag and card, how lovely to have joined Loll again this year

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

very nice tag and card!

Julie B said...

Congrats on you GD, super tag. I see the Brusho's have found their way into another fab creation.:)

Marilyn said...

Love the three in one tag!! It is gorgeous!! Love the card also!

Inkyfingers said...

I love your stylish tag Darnell - the stitched detail and beautiful ribbon, along with your crisp embossing make this into one of those tags that will be kept when the wrapping paper has been disposed of.
Great masking and beautiful warm colours on your second beauty too!
Hope you are keeping well my friend.
Hugs
Carol x

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Dear Darnell, your tag looks awesome and very stylish) All these stiched details add something speciall to the whole project!

MaryH said...

Oh my, I knew I was going to see some wonderful schtuff here, and you certainly didn't disappoint me. I'm blown away by the silvery gleam and the rich blues of #1 tag, love the way you've used these pretty dies. The brusho look was perfect as the inset poinsettia leaves. And I'm impressed with masking the skinny handle of the rake in #2. Great w/coloring on the leaves & sky. I need lessons! Hope all has been going well in the world of Knauss & Co. Sorry to have been MIA. Take care and TFS. Have a great upcoming week (and if tags intimidate YOU, think what it does to me!) Hugs.

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous tag. I love the colors and how you layered the 3 tags like that. Lovely fall card also. TFS

Isabelle Siry said...

Your tag is absolutely stunning Darnell ! I love your idea of Three-tag ensemble ! Your blue Brushos is very beautiful and surrounded with all this silver it seems to be itself shimmering ! I like the assortment of ribbons you used, the whole ensemble is very delicate !
Your fall card is exactly what we had to do this week-end ! Unfortunately, our rake was not magical ! So, backaches are to be expected in a few days ! But your card is fabulous, and these leaves are beautiful, with the perfect fall colours ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Nancy Stislow said...

Darnell, your tag is absolutely fabulous! How I love the elements you chose for this and the design is just brilliant. It has such pizzazz! What an eye-catcher this one is!

Jen Mitchell said...

Your tag is a shiny masterpiece. I love blue and silver together - especially at Christmas time. And I think the colorful fall-inspired card would be right at home at Hogwarts. I've sure there's a magical rake or two around there!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Is it actually permissible to place a rake at a rakish angle or have you just broken the laws of nature? I have to say that you are a girl after my own heart. I feel one lonely tag is well, lonely, so one tag always needs a friend or two to come along for the ride. I like that you used SILVER for the tag. That makes it quite the standout.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome tag love that it looks metal qualifies for JUGS Challenge :0

Rocky said...

Gorgeous tag(s)! I love the Brusho flower, it gives a great splash of colour.

Laurie Unger said...

Oh my goodness - your tag is fab!!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Congratulations on the guest DT spot, Darnell. VERY well deserved! Gorgeous tag and fun card, too.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your GD spot again this year Darnell. Your tag is a stunner of sublime gorgeousness. Wow wow wow. Your autumn card has such lovely colors and tugs at my heart. Fabulous.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Another gorgeous post from you
love it
expecialy the tags
hugs Tamara

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful tag Darnell, and your Autumnal card is gorgeous, my kind of colours, I love your fabulous image, Kate x

Brenda said...

Well know, I figured you would have to be a guest designer sooner or later! lol I am loving your 3 tag ensemble!! And the beautiful mirror paper just make this tag ensemble shine. The brusho poinsettia is so pretty, love that the negative leaves behind the stitching. The itty bitty embossed flower on the little itty bitty tag is so sweet as well. Love, love, love! Now speaking of love, wow, loving your autumn card too! I am not that great with masking but it is fun to try. Your masking turned out great! Love that big pile of leaves you made with the leaves that go into the basket of this stamp set, not sure how you did it, but you did it well. I'd say you have two definite winners here!! Hugs, Brenda

Renee said...

Gorgeous tag!!
And LOVE that beautiful fall card! :)

Anita in France said...

A triple tag, Darnell ... all shiny and frosty looking ... stylish, stunning and just gorgeous! Congratulations on guesting with Loll for this fabulous tag event! Your schparkly rake and those richly coloured autumn leaves are wonderful ... looks like our courtyard, though we don't have a magical rake! When you've finished finished with it could we borrow it ... assuming it's magic extends to flying over here solo ... otherwise Nibble will have to undergo training! LYAMYTMA! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Pat said...

Congrats on your guest spot and what a fabulous triple tag Darnell and the blue tones are so pretty with the silver background and the gold on the sentiment and the little poinsettia. I adore your card with the beautiful Autumn leaves and rake, and what a gorgeous blue sky you have created too. x

Craftychris said...

Love your three tag beauty, gorgeous colour combo - yummy! Congratulations on being guest designer too. We all need a magical sparkly rake and it's perfect to rake those lovely autumn leaves! xxxxxxxxxxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on your design team membership and you certainly created a most elegant and beautiful tag design. I love that you used three sizes of tags on it for your layout. I just love that look and the beautiful blue flower is gorgeous against that shimmer and shine. I love your Autumn themed card too.

Redanne said...

First of all, congratulations on your GD spot, your tag is absolutely stunningly beautiful, gorgeous colour and design! I also love your beautiful autumnal card - two beautiful creations my friend! Hugs, Annie xxx

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I want one of those schparkly, magical rakes! I'd like some of those pretty leaves too. Our leaves are just brown. But we had a frost last night so we're hoping for a few colored leaves before they all fall! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

And I love your quadruple tag! An awesome design with the beautiful blue alcohol inked poinsettia and the sweet little gold one!

Lisa said...

There's an abundance of shimmery elegance on your tag masterpiece Darnell!! I like your pretty fall card too. Just think of the rake as a cousin to the mops from the Sorcerer's Apprentice!!

Sheila H said...

I love the shine and the ribbons on your tag. Your autumn card makes me smile - I think of jumping in leaves as a child :)

Bobby said...

Your triple tag is sensational, Darnell. That the silver shine makes the Brusho flower so elegant and gorgeous. Your glitter rake looks right at home on that pile of colorful leaves.

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, Love that silver and blue tag! So pretty, so festive. And, that autumn card is pretty yummy, too. :)

Rose said...

Love that pretty silver & blue triple tag delight Darnell! Your magic rake & leaf pile are beautifully coloured & reminds me of those gorgeous colourful leaves we used to play in as a child. Living in a sub-tropical area we don't really have an autumn.
I'm seriously behind with commenting so am doing some catch up & am off to see more of your wonderful creations!

Carol L said...

Your tag is sensational and oh so beautiful! I'm loving the autumn card as well - you've done a great job with both! Have a great week ahead :)

Susan said...

Love the way you layered the three tags! And love your lovely bouquet of ribbons on it! It must be so beautiful IRL with the blue flower agains the silver mirri cs!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous shiny tag Darnell. The combination of the different sized tags looks brilliant teamed with the gorgeous blues background

Tracey McNeely said...

Super sweet tag DRnell. Love how May tags you incorporated into one. Have to check our Broshos one day. Your autumn card is so pretty too. I love the colours of fall.

Debbie Nutt said...

I love how you kept your tag clean and simple, but there's still loads of detail. Beautiful colours!

aussie aNNie said...

Love these gorgeous cards, great creativity and so beautiful..xx{aNNie}

Kate said...

If only there were a magical rake. Love your pretty autumn card Darnell. Terrific job masking that rake BTW.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous tag Darnell, I love the silver and blur combination. Also love the autumnal scene you've created too, and if you could tell me where I can get one of these magic rakes LOL.

Sue xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning tag and such an delightful Autumnal card too, Luv Sam x

Aileen Ryan said...

Congrats on your Guest Appearance and what a tag. A triple tag no less, love the shine of mirror card and the blue petals mmm mmm.

Gerrina said...

Your tag is so shining; think the blue combines perfect with the silver!And that atumn scene is one you could find in our garden last week! Beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Love the tag and card

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Ros Crawford said...

Morning Darnell and congrats on your GD spot! What a gorgeous blingy, elegant and beautifully designed tag you came up with! Gotta have bling at Christmas! And your card is wonderful with all those leaves ... It' looks like my garden right now only much prettier! The leaves are everywhere!
Wishing you a lovely week my friend...

Jeanne said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Your tag is delightful. I like the shininess. I applaud you for stepping up and shining in your guest designer roll. I really like your leafy card, too. Such lovely colors and who wouldn't love a backache free turn at raking leaves. :) Hope you have an amazing week!

Brenda in IN said...

I believe you have become one of those "talented tag artists" with this tag. It is just lovely. Great combo of mirror, blue, white and touches of silver and gold. The brusho poinsettia is gorgeous. I really love those leaves on the fall card. They are a beautiful mix of fall colors and the glitter rake makes raking much more fun. Well, maybe fun isn't the right word for raking. Glamorous is the word I'm looking for!

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful tag, and I love that pile of leaves. Looks just like my yard! Wish I had that magical, schparkly rake to take care of them.

Geri said...

Two stunning creations!

That tag...my goodness...took my breath away! EVERYTHING totally works - the ribbons, the silver base, the gorgeous Brusho poinsettia, the faux stitching...everything is PERFECT!!!

Great idea to use your 'Kaleidoscope' ink pad to achieve those stunning fall colors in the leaves! Beautifully shaded background! BTW...the schparkly rake looks perfectly grounded to me!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Your tag is Splendiferous. You've got to have shine at Christmas.
Your Autumn card is fab too with your rakish rake.
Best wishes.
Ang x

OH Babs said...

Congratulations on being GD and what a fantastic tag. I reread all that you did and I am impressed, and curious how long it took to make this masterpiece. Love the leaves and flying rake card. :) B

Linda said...

Gorgeous tag, Darnell. Very elegant. Congrats on being GD on Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas.

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
congrats on you GD spot.
Your tag is really superb, and I love the way you have incuded the other tags also.
I love very super design of this, and the wonderful petals made with the super inked card or is it Brushos.
Your card is also very wonderful and a gorgeous design.
The colours are fantastic too.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

So nice to see you as a Guest Deigner on Loll's Tag event. I love your little shiny 3 on one tag ..... the inlaid poinsettia looks so pretty.
Great Autumn card too xx

oldpunca said...

Amazing tag, my friend. I always have problems to place something useful on the tag. It's to small for me. :-)) Also your autumn card is super nice. Wonderful motive. And so common in garden in autumn.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Sonja

Greta said...

Congrats on being the GD, Darnell! Hoping I can get something made for Loll's challenge--yours is just stunning! Love that stitched poinsettia done with the blue Brushos! Pretty Fall card--we need a magical rake!

Karenladd said...

This beautiful triple tag deserves a triple cheer....rah, rah, rah!!
I love everything about it from the brusho peek-a-boo, to the die cut poinsettia, and of course the 3 different sizes of tag. I don't think you can use the excuse of not being very good at tag-making after this masterpiece!

Di said...

Wonderful tag and card Darnell! I especially love the shine on the poinsettia, and the rakish rake - grin.

Hugs

Di xx

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous tag!!! Wow!!!! Love your magical rake scene too. Super awesome creations!!! Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on Guest Designing for TToC! The tag you created is fabulous in its threesomeness!
And may I please order one of those magic rakes for my yard full of leaves? It would be a big help!

Neet said...

What a gorgeous Tag - the blue's you have chosen to use are so vibrant, it really is eye-catching. Love the fall card too - my favourite colourway.
My friend from the States who is visiting is Scottish by birth (been in USA for 30+ years) but it is my american friend Mary who sent the pens, Maria just carried them but she brought me some awesome Scottish Fudge as she is staying mainly with family in Scotland on this trip.
Hugs, Neet xx

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely tag for Loll, Darnell! love the blue against the silver and the little tags added with the tie! and what a great fall card with the leaf raking scene - such wonderful fall colors! Julia xx

Tina Z. said...

stunning tag - I love making tags, they are so cute!
and your fall card is great, so warm!
hugs

shirley-bee said...

Congrats on your GD spot at Loll's Twelve Tags, Darnell! I love this mirri tag, and the blue petals remind me of enamelling -just add glossy accents. I love your rakish rake too. My favourite autumn pastime is kicking through leaves - much more fun than raking ;)

An Occasional Genius said...

Hey Darnell, so pleased you popped back & linked up as I love the beautiful Autumn leaves on your card. The colours capture Autumn perfectly! I'm also rather taken with your tag, it's an absolute stunner! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin', hope to see you on Saturday as we've a fab new challenge & a bit of a celebration xx

Nora N. said...

Oh your tag is STUNNING!! I adore the blue with the silver!! I also adore your card. Has my favorite fall colors on it. Really pretty creations!!

Jen W. said...

Your triple tag tag is brilliant - kind of like a babushka doll! :) Love all the shine and beautiful Brusho goodness

Donna said...

Simply stunning. That's all there is to say about this tag...
As for the card? Autumnal in every way. X

cm said...

Completely bedazzled with your shimmer three-tag ensemble! The blue poinsettia...oh my! Your fall card: sooo pretty! Trees around these parts are officially naked...er, bare...aside from those pine/fir. The white/black birch trunks are wonderfully lovely...
Hugs~c