Thursday, November 13, 2014

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags

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I am so happy to be posting today, along with the other members of The 12 Kits of Occasions as a guest on Tracey's 12 Days of Christmas Tags.  I am lucky enough to be joining Tracey for the second time this week.  Click here to see my other Guest Designer post.

My tags today were inspired by this tutorial by Betsy Veldman that I saw last week. I used water color paper for my tags, and PTI reinkers for my watercoloring.  All the sentiments are from Tis the Season, and are stamped in Brilliance Lightning Black.  It is hard to tell from this picture, but the Lightning Black is a very shimmery black ink with tones of gold.  Sounds strange, but it is very striking in person.





I used Tropical Teal and Plum Pudding reinkers for these tags.  It was very quick and easy to make this tag set, because I water colored a piece of paper that was about 4" by 11".  When the water colors were dry, I cut out all the tags, flipping the die around for the last 2 tags.  Then, I stamped the sentiments.



I used Harvest Gold and Aqua Mist on these tags.  Sorry about the dark photos.  When I tried to lighten them, the colors looked very strange.


Did you know that Tracey is offering all kinds of fabulous prizes as part of her celebration?  Along with the daily inspiration from Tracey and all her guests, she is also offering prizes from the following companies:


  

 

   
All you need to do is leave a comment on Tracey's blog for each one of the days (plus the main prize draw *here*) and you'll be entered into a draw to win some yummy goodies! You have until 11:59pm EST on November 27th to enter - so make sure you check out Tracey's blog and get your name into the hat!

AND THERE'S MORE! I'm also giving you an extra chance to win today by commenting on this post!! You have until 11:59pm EST on November 26th to comment, then I'll pick one commenter at random and pass their name onto Tracey to be included in the draw! So please do leave a comment! :) All winners will be drawn on 28th November. :)


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30 comments :

  1. Oooh! Great tags, Joyce! I love the colors and the sentiments!

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  2. These turned out great, Joyce! I love your funky colour combinations!

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  3. Nice job with the new technique. I know what you mean : when you say they look better in person. They are beautiful, love the backgrounds you created!

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  4. Joyce these are amazing!!! The color blending reminds me of tie dye - perfect for a California girl! It amazes me how these are one layer, and still so full of color and style! Really amazing - this is what I'm trying to do when I try to channel my inner CAS gal! And you still captured a bit of your personality with the design!

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  5. Beautiful tags Joyce. I love the varying colors.

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  6. Very colorful tags. I haven't tried this technique yet. Maybe I should check it out so I can use my watercolor paper. he he

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  7. Oh those tags are beautiful all lined up in a row, Joyce! I have got to try that technique! Love your color choices, TOO!

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  8. These are FUN, great job Joyce!!

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  9. So many amazing and beautiful tags and your watercoloring is so incredible. Wish you lived closer I would love a lesson.

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  10. Super sweet tags, Joyce! Love the watercolor look and the wonderful colors!

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  11. Your tags are pretty
    and unique! Great colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. awesome color combos on your pretty tags! great idea and I will have to give it a try!

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  13. Love your color combos for your tags - really cute idea

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  14. What a great idea, Joyce ... simple, perfect and such brilliant colour combinations! Anita :)

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  15. Joyce i love your non tradish colour combinations! All amazing tags! Thank you so much for joining me as my guest at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

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  16. These are so pretty :) I love the two tone Shading !

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  17. Joyce, the simplicity of your tags, paired with the wonderful colour combinations, makes that absolutely delightful! Inspired and inspiring!
    ~c

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  18. LOVE these tags! The purple and turquoise combo is gorgeous.

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  19. WOW! Gorgeous tags, Joyce! I love that you chose non-traditional color combinations...so fabulous!

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  20. I have never used reinkers. I haven;t been stamping long enough. Not sure how to store it all! I love these tags tho.

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  21. So pretty - love the watercolor look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  22. BEAUTIFUL tags Joyce!!!
    LOVE your DELIGHTFUL sentiment stamping and - WOW - the two tone watercolouring looks GORGEOUS, especially the Harvest Gold with the Aqua Mist!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  23. How simply fun are these tags!!!

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  24. Just love the watercolored backgrounds!

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  25. Brilliant! I totally want to do this for my older nieces. Anyone would love these tags, but I especially think the preteens would appreciate it. Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving, Joyce!!!

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