Sunday, December 3, 2017

Celebrating Christmas

 Hi everyone. Another Sunday night is here. I stayed home this weekend and managed to make some  traditional holiday and some not at all holiday art. It was great to have a big chunk of play time.:) One thing  I made was this tag for Tag Tuesday. The latest theme is Lime Green, which is my favorite color!
Today I am showing you a traditional holiday piece.
I made my tag by stamping the tree branches and coloring the tag green. Then I ran a piece of packing plastic with a calendar embossing folder through my die cut machine. I also die cut the ornament and snowflakes  and used a punch to make the deer.
Lately I haven't been using so many different techniques but I made a similar tag many years ago and wanted to challenge myself to do it again.
After I photographed it I attached my tag into my holiday journal.
The background is a gessoed page in my book which I partially covered with a sheet of holiday paper, a little tape and some red and green gemstones. I figured if I was going to do red and green, I might as well really do red and green.
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I got a few long overdue cleaning projects done along with my art time. Works for me!
Thanks for stopping by to visit.


18 comments:

CJ Kennedy said...

Time to play. What a great start to your week or an end to your week! Either way the tag is really fun. I like lime green on the red.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You got a LOT more completed this weekend than I. Your tag is beautiful, and I really like the lime green, too. It's very festive as is the lovely journal page you added it to. I was really impressed with the various techniques you used. I love seeing your your holiday journal page, which is perfect for Sheila's theme at AJJ. Thanks for joining us today at Art Journal Journey. It's a lovely entry filled with magic.

Valerie-Jael said...

The tag is great, on its own, and as part of your gorgeous holiday page. Thanks for another lovely entry for TT, much appreciated. By the way, you did send me the address already, I sent it to Michele, and she will get your prize to you! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I not just adore your wonderful tag I also adore the page you made with it! SUPERB!
You put so many tecniques into te tag --- wow!!!
Happy new week Erika and thank you so much for joining and supporting AJJ again!
oxo
Susi

butterfly said...

Wow - that's a fantastic tag - I love the glow of the gleaming green textured background, and the embellishing is full of life and energy and joy.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Such a beautiful and joyful page! I love the tag!

Jeanie said...

Well, your traditional just rocks! I love it -- the bright colors, the energy it has. Just feels like Christmas to me! Isn't it fun to have good creative time? Sounds like you were seriously busy!

sheila 77 said...

You always seem to get so much done, Erika.
I love lime green and this is a specially lime lime green which can sometimes go a bit yellow, but not this one. I love your Christmas celebration tag and then adding it to a red page gives both the page and tag an extra "bump".
A holiday journal! - now you are giving me ideas.
Thanks for contributing to the Celebration, always good to see you.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love everything about this tag, the colors, the design, the joy! What a great start to the week :) I trust the rest of the week goes as well :)

Blogoratti said...

What a beautiful concept and tag for the holidays. Greetings!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Great tag. I love lime green too. Festive yay! xox

Meggymay said...

It is a gorgeous bright tag and page. The tag looks fabulous in your journal. Your playtime must have been fun, it sounds a perfect weekend, but I may have passed on the chores.
Yvonne xx

Michele said...

ooh such a gorgeous lime green holiday tag! hey, i mailed you some stickers as the prize from last tag tuesday challenge. will you please leave a note on my blog to let em know if you've gotten them? thanks! xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your tag and your journal page! Great colours! Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page, the lime green and the red is such a wonderful colour combination! The tag you created is amazing, I love the background you created with the texture paste, colours and tree branches - perfect 😁. Enjoy your week! J 😊

WendyK said...

a fabulous tag, and very effective on the page. Thank you for doing us on Tag Tuesday.

Sandra Wright said...

What a stunning Tag..love how you have used it in your holiday journal..
Thank you for playing in our challenge at Tag Tuesday x

Jeanie said...

Your joy tag is so pretty and it really looks great set off as it is on your journal page.