Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Tag for Creative Embellishments

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  I really loved the photo for this month's Creative Embellishment's challenge.  I decided I wanted to make a tag using the photo as inspiration.  The challenge was to also use a stencil or mask. 

Challenge Photo:
I built a shadow box tag out of coverstock.  I designed and cut the pieces on the Silhouette.  I covered the entire thing in gesso and then a super thick layer of modeling paste for the grout.  I used coarse pumice gel mixed with tomato red paint to use with a brick stencil.  I used Lindy's Stamp Gang spray to dye the seam binding.  I used a gear (of course there had to be a gear) as a grommet/wreath.  I colored it with a green Sharpie and then used a red Pearl pen by Viva Décor to make the red berries.
I used a resin frame painted white and two Mellissa Frances frames to frame G45 images from their Christmas collections.
I painted a Prima fire place mantel that I painted white.  I used to frame the shadow box opening for the fireplace.  I used a bottle brush tree and cut down the back to make lay flat against the tag and added Christmas lights and tinsel garland.  For the stockings, I used pieces from the stocking border and colored them with Viva Décor Pearl pens in Ice White and Red.  I love how they come out with a shiny pearl sheen.  I used a white acrylic paint pen to create the stitching. I added a little rug and fussy cut the Santa with children image to finish off the tag.
Supplies Used:
Gear Set 2 Small
Stocking Border


  1. This is wonderful! Such attention to detail! Helene

  2. Wow, awesome tag!!! Love all the fun miniature size details!! xoxox