Friday, January 1

Happy New Year - Welcome 2016

Happy New Year Everyone! Hello 2016 and to a fresh, new start. Are you a resolutions person? I've made a few, ones that I hope to accomplish. I made goals that weren't too grand so I have more of a chance to succeed! I have them written in my planner so I can refer to them often. One of them is to keep up with my planner more, including decorating so I'm going to join The Planner Society starting this month if my subscription goes through. I will share more as time goes on. My planner for this year is a Webster's Pages A5 Color Crush Planner. The A5 size is so much better for me than last years personal sized planner - more room for decorating!!
I am so happy to be staying on with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Design Team for another term! I love creating mixed media projects with whatever I have in my stash - it's quite freeing! This month's theme is "Time Flies".
I created a tag for this month's project - I so love making tags!! I used Tim Holtz Clockwork layering stencil, lots of distress inks and watch parts to tie in with this month's theme. Here's my tag...
I started by blending several distress inks onto a manila tag. I splattered water on the inks to give it a marbled look. Then I applied Rangers Texture Paste through Tim Holtz Clockwork Layering Stencil. Once dry I added some watch parts, sequins and distress colored gauze as the focal point. The sentiment was typed on my vintage typewriter and inked with Blueprint Sketch distress ink and the crinkle ribbon was colored with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio distress markers. Here's a few more close ups...
These watch pieces are from the Brimfield Fair. A coworker of mine thought of me when she was there and scooped them up for me. Hey, there's another resolution - Get to the Brimfield Fair this year!! The cheesecloth was colored with Distress Spray Stains. All products are listed below except for the Ground Expresso Ink that I couldn't get to link up for some reason.
Our sponsor and quest artist for this month is the fabulous Cheryl Boglioli. I was lucky enough to take a class with her a few years back. She is a great teacher and mixed media artist and I'm so glad she's joining us this month.
 
Cheryl is generously offering a prize this month full of products from companies that she works with.
Isn't this amazing?!?! Stop by the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog for all the details for a chance to win this AWESOME prize package. We are ringing in the New Year with a few new Design Team members - stop by the blog for the details!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and HAPPY NEW YEAY to all of you! Looking forward to a creative new year and thanks for all your support!
 
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36 comments:

KarenB said...

Amazing tag - love the beautiful detail.

scrapwordsmom said...

Creating tags is my favorite thing in the world!!! Seriously I buy them by the basket full...lol. I am new to the challenge this year and can't wait to start creating!!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag!! LOVE all the texture!!

Phyllis said...

love all the beautiful colors and detail, great job

Sandy Ross said...

I just love the colours and textures in your tag....Fabulous!!!

S@ndy Diller said...

Fabulous tag - love the bright and happy colors.

Toni said...

Wow, your tag rocks. I love the colors and the textures so much! Thanks for the inspiration!

danneward said...

The layers of textures you have used on this amazing tag, works. Very nice job.

Strangely Creative said...

I love the colours and texture on this tag and really love the words, its such a good interpretation of the theme! Cx

Sandee Setliff said...

Love the layers and texture in your tag.

Jane Royston said...

Beautiful calming colours with fab layers, love it! x

Sathya said...

Love ur tag!! Gorgeous layers and colors

Clemencia R said...

Love the tag, is amazing and the colors are just so beautiful!

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous tag, love the colours & all the interesting elements :)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful tag - love the colors and layering - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Lisa Minckler said...

Now that sentiment is the truth! Your tag is sensational and I love that you have friends that save you back bits and bobs to use! The time piece is glorious here and I just loved getting lost in the background colors and textures.
hugs,
Lisa x

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Lynn! Love all the texture, shimmer and shine!

Aisha said...

Woow love the colours and how you mix them. Beautiful tag !!!!!

Maja Rijkers said...

Fabulous tag!

Mila said...

Love your tag! and their quote!

trulyjewellery said...

Fabulous tag, the colours are yummy :)

Lilian YF said...

Love the tag! Those tiny sequins are awesome!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

SaraK said...

What a beautiful tag!

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous tag, great blended colours and texture and details. Hello from mmmc blog

samantha wade said...

Hi, love the colours and the wings, fab project.x

delphine Mora said...

Your tag is beautiful! I love the little heart shaped glitters !

Sara Barker said...

Your interpretation of the theme is fabulous! You have packed so many gorgeous details into this tag!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Gorgeous tag, I love the colors!

Senna said...

Wonderful tag with great color nuances and a lot of details to explore :).
Regards from Senna

WendyK said...

Just love the texture and fabulous colours on your tag.

Ann Chuang said...

This is amazing!! Love the colors and all the texture!!

Sheetal R said...

Oh the blue hues!. Love it!!!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous tag. The colors and texture are fantastic!

Lynn K said...

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments.

Linsey R said...

That tag is absolutely divine!!! OH my gosh---every single detail is so inspiring!!! I love it so much! TFS :)

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

SO pretty! I love the colours and textures on your tag! Those sequins add just the right touch.