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Monday, December 5, 2011

twelve Tags of Christmas with Viva Las Vegastamps! - Day #5

Are you Singing Along..."Five GOLDEN Rings"!!!
Welcome to Day Five of our 
Twelve Tags of Christmas with
Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team!!!

Myself along with members of the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team
will each be making tags every day December 1st thru 12th,
all using the same plate of stamps

Thanks for stopping by! To get back to the top of the hop,

Here is my creation for today....

I used the "Santa reading List" from plate 1363 and "Sorry Santa" quote item 15863. I stamped Santa on a My Minds Eye patterned paper, then drew in some lines at a slight angle to give a lined paper look. Like he's remembering one of the letters as he crosses name off his list.

To ground Santa in his chair, I trimmed and glued a strip of grey paper to be a base board. I rubbed the floor area and stool with cat eye chalk inks. I nipped the corners off at the top with a corner punch and edged the entire tag with my antique gold pearlescent dew drop ink {this is my favorite color to use on pretty much everything}. I stamped the quote in brown and gave it a touch with my gelly hologram pen.

I finished this off by using my marvy markers as watercolors by coloring markers onto acrylic block and picking up with my water brush {this is a brush that has a vial of water inside that gently dispenses as you paint}. I love this technique as it is quick and easy, and I don't have to drag out the paints - and I get the same painted effect. Also, I like the results of using markers with the water brush, as opposed to using the blender marker made for blending the markers. I finished off with accenting white areas with a white pen and gelly hologram on his glasses, buckle and boots. Another vintage tag complete...enjoy!

The 12 tags bloghop contributors from
Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team are:

Thanks so much for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed our creations. Want more creative ideas? Checkout the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog for fantastic projects each Monday, Wednesday and Friday {and an occasional Saturday}. Make sure you sign up to follow the page so you do not miss out on the fun.

How about some blog candy??? You can WIN these stamps, too! All you have to do is leaving a comment every day on each of the bloghop posts {this is for all 12 days}. Winner will be drawn randomly after completion of event.

VLVS Plate 1363 of stamps is 8 1/2" x 6" and has TWELVE stamps {retail value $21.95}.

Pssst... There is also a double chance for you to win...if you win this plate from the bloghop, you can also create something to submit to the VLVS monthly theme challenge {which happens to be Christmas} for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Viva Las Vegastamps! online store - YIPPEE!!!

See you again tomorrow!!! The bloghop each day will begin with Terri HERELooking forward to seeing you there and what everybody dreams up!


  1. Grin....I knew you would admit it to Santa...Smile

  2. Thanks for sharing how you did the perspective.

  3. Such a funny sentiment--another great tag, Susan!


  4. Tee hee! What a great tag for all us troublemakers out here! Great job on creating perspective. Good tip using acrylic blocks with markers for watercolor painting.

  5. i don't do it coal again..

  6. I love this set and the tag is too cute

  7. What a classic Santa!

  8. Now that tag thinks outside the box! lol Cute Santa and really neat quote.

    Hugs XX

  9. LOL! That's too cute! [...and yes you do].

  10. the details you added to the tag to make it look like a "scene"

  11. Haha, very cute indeed! (saucermcfly)

  12. LOL Love this tag! The sentiment is sooooo perfect for this image. Great job.

  13. Very cute - like the saying, too!



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