30 November 2010

Katzelkraft Christmas tag




Hi everyone! Today I have a Christmas tag to show for the Katzelkraft blog and I've been enjoying making tags for my presents this year, I think it makes them much more personal. I started by embossing the tag with a woodgrain texture fade folder and then inking all over it with Antique Linen distress ink, after that I inked over the raised areas with walnut stain distress ink and stamped over with a tree stamp  from Arbres 02 plate and snowflakes  from Santa KTZ46.

My tree and deer are cut from grunge paper using Sizzix Alterations dies and then inked with distress inks, tea die and walnut stain on the deer, pine needles and walnut stain with black edging on the tree. I stamped over the deer with the tree stamp and the tree with snowflakes stamp using archival ink on the deer and black archival and white acrylic paint on the tree.  I also die cut some letters from glitter card and attached these after adding the snow effect and stickles. 

I'm entering my tag into Linda's Studio L3 challenge which is currently running two weekly so lots more time to join in :), thanks Linda! At Simon Says Stamp and Show the theme is tags and at SCD it's about snow so I'm entering these too.

Enjoy your day today!

40 comments:

creacora said...

wow Chris this is amazing I love it the label is gorgeous !!

hugs Cora

angelwhispers said...

Wow!! I would just love a tag never mind a pressie this is just gorgeous just love the images and the texture looks fab!!!!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Junie said...

What an amazing work of art !!! Beautiful ... I love it !!

einat109 said...

Spectacular tag.

kim-paperbabe said...

This tag is Stunning Chris, I love the texture and the colours are perfect!!! I'm getting tempted by that fabulous tree die!
So pleased you joined our challenge at SSS&S this week!!!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous tag Chris.
luv
Debby

Fleur said...

Oh Chris, it's a work of art. I love the little scene you've made, what an inspiration!
Ab Fab!
Hope you're well
Hugz Fleur xXx

Artyjen said...

So pleased you shared this fabby tag with us at SCD for our snow week theme :) Love all the elements and the extra inking!
xoxo Sioux

Kat said...

what a stunning tag you have made,
I love all the textures & the colours are fab,
truly amazing give yourself a big pat on the back for this one,
have a crafty day,
Kat.

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!!!!!!! Hugs Juls

Donna said...

I'm with Chanelle, forget the present, the Tag would be stunning enough! Gorgeous work again Chris.
Donna x

Fiona said...

It would have to be some present to beat this tag! Fab as ever Chris, hope your creations do well on ebay.
xx

Nancy said...

Your tag's beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge.

Jane said...

OMG Chris this is stunning!! such gorgeous colours and incredible detail!! love it! hugs, Jane xxx

Chrissie said...

This is just brilliant. I can almost feel a chill from the winter air. Splendid piece!

Nannieflash said...

Stunning Chris its one beautiful tag. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Oh Chris, another wonderful piece of art. You are so clever and creative. Can I get into your head please and have a little of what your brain keeps sending out. Lots of Love Jo.xxx

Christina C. said...

This is absolutely AMAZING. OMG...what a thrill to be the recipient of this gorgeous tag!!!!

SannaS said...

This is absolutely amazing!!!! Gorgeous piece of art!!! Love it!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

whyducks said...

Love the tag, beautiful Chris

Renkata said...

Chris this tag is so amazing.
Great design.

Riet said...

So beautiful tag Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

peggylee said...

Awesome tag!!!!! omw it's just amazing

Cami said...

Another work of art, Chris! Wow! I like how you die-cut the reindeer and the tree from grunge paper and distressed and overstamped them. So beautiful. Hugs, Cami

chris said...

I am going to burst into song with this one alon the lines of....
Nobody does it better..
that was what came into my mind whenI saw this, its gorgeous chris
hugs chris xx

Marimer said...

Precioso, Chris, me encanta ¡que creativa eres!.
Besitos.

Donna said...

Oh my Chris, this tag is amazing with such an incredible attention to detail, I love the gorgeous splash of colour and fab lettering...anyone would be pleased to receive this on their pressie this year :) hope all OK with you...things are a bit mad here with the run up to Christmas but it'll be worth it in the end...hopefully lol! Take care :) Donna x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!this is totally gorgeous Chris,
snow,tree(yummy colour)and that deer just amazing.
hugs Lou.xx

Netty said...

I agree with everyones comments its truly spectacular loving the textures and the design. Annette x

Laura said...

This is glorious. Love it.Thanks for joining and sharing with us at SCD.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a gorgeous scene!!! I can't even say enough how beautiful this is! Great work :)

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Michele said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Julie said...

Awesome Chris! Never mind the present, I'd love the tag - it's a work of art!! Hope you're not having probs with the snow - there's a lot about isn't there!! Hugs, Juliexx

Sue from Oregon said...

oh goodness...this stopped me in my google reader tracks LOL! Amazing!

Patti Jo said...

What wonderful texture you create!!! Gorgeous tag Chris!!!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous tag!!!

Sue said...

Gorgeous tag Chris, so full of beautiful textures, really creates an atmosphere x

Diane said...

Ooooh! Only just catching up with this one Chris but it's so gorgeous! It's a real work of art and thanks for sharing how you made it!
Diane x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous tag Chris -love the swirly Reindeer and the beautiful earthy colours. Hope you're coping with the snowdrifts!
x Sylvia x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Chris, this tag is absolutely breathtaking! OMgosh, I can't get over how beautiful it is! The double distressed background looks great and the little dee is lovely. And, that tree! That glittery, frosty tree! WOW!

I'm just going to sit here and admire your work of art...

Hugs,
Linda