Saturday, 21 December 2013


Hi and welcome. You could take this title in a number of ways (depending on mood). However, I have made a tag, with a Christmas theme.
First, I used a Petaloo magnetic tag for the base. This is a deep chocolate brown which is great as a base colour to give additional depth. I'll apologise here for the quality of the photos.. really should have done them in natural light so that the true colours were more obvious (NOT !! at 1.00am!!)


This was painted liberally with Collage Pauge, and TH tissue paper was adhered to it.

After this I used a chevron stencil and white gesso to create a background. With the stencil in place I spritzed with glimmer mists  and then removed the stencil and left everything to dry.
When dry, Inca Gold (soft gold and apricot) were rubbed in.This gave the tag a beautiful pearly finish, while still allowing the chevron pattern and sprayed colours to still be seen.
Inside the tag I glued on paper strips,and fabric pieces, again with the Collage Pauge.These were tidied up before the edges were covered with paper tape, again smooched with Inca Gold.

A paper doily, smooched with a chocolate coloured Inca gold and a die-cut strip of paper was used to frame a vintage image. A Christmas poem torn from an old poetry book completed this section, together with a die-cut and embossed bauble (foil paper).
A dove was die cut and embossed from pearlised cardstock. Pan Pastels were applied to sections and the whole piece lightly spritzed with biscotti Perfect Pearls.When dry, some sections were highlighted further with Inca Gold. A piece of ribbon was threaded through the cardstock to form the basis of a very retro choker. Miss Bird was certainly getting into the Christmas spirit with her choice of jewels to adorn herself. A Christmas tag, again a deep chocolate brown,  salvaged from an old 
Kaiser craft range and some lace completed the front. Rayon ribbon was coloured using distress inks, and used to complete the tag.

Thank you for looking. I'm entering this piece into:  where the team members were getting into the holiday spirit.

and where the team was looking for a vintage Christmas, with no red  or green.This is a first visit to this blog challenge.

Have a happy and safe Christmas. Cheers, Di


  1. nice tag. Thanks for playing in ABAC challenge

  2. Di I love all the layering and yes the chocolate brown would be perfect for this. Gorgeous tag and think you for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  3. Beautiful tag Di. Love the way it all came together.

  4. This is such a beautiful tag! I love all the layers and texture! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  5. LOVE your gorgeous tag! Brilliant texture and detail! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  6. Not quite sure how I missed this beautiful creation, it really is gorgeous Diane. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month and wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! Big hugs, Anne xx

  7. Really gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  8. Oh, this is gorgeous Di! So glad you joined us again at ABAC and happy to hear you will be part of the crew!!