Thursday, November 12, 2015

Polar Peace Tag

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a tag to share. I have been inspired by Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, specifically Gayatri Murali's tag on Day 3. I like the background she made with distress inks.


I was also inspired by Jennifer Grace's Frosty Festivities - Be Inspired challenge. On her November 3 inspiration, Jennifer used ink blending on her layout, and I've used ink blending to create a sky.  

The image is called Polar Peace and is this month's progressive challenge image at Deedee's Digis. Since I participated in Deedee's challenge last month, I received this month's digi for free! I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut.


I began by die-cutting a tag using MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax and then created a snowy sky with Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, Versamark, and white embossing powder. I inked the tag with Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks (thank you, Becca at Damsel of Distressed, for my new Wilted Violet!). I adhered the image to the bottom of the card and inked the edges of the water with Broken China Distress Ink.  I heat-embossed a sentiment from Poppystamps You Melt my Heart in white on a black scrap and hand-cut a fishtail on each end.  I added a die-cut snowflake (Impression Obsession).  I used a hole-punch at the top of the tag and tied seam-binding ribbon (thank you, Karen at Little Scrap Pieces!) and baker's twine (American Crafts).

I would also like to join the following challenges: A Snowflake's Promise AG Christmas 2/3; Aud Sentiments Bingo and Sentiment (heat embossing, rubber stamp or digi (both), die cut) 1/5; Clique Kits November AG 2/3; CRAFT Christmas 1/5; Craft Rocket November AG 2/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi (used both) 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra AG Christmas UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Crop Stop Linky #10 (distress inks sold at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Cupcake Inspirations Tags 2/3; Cute Card Thursday Birds/Animals UE; Die Cut Divas Warm and Cozy (the scarf is keeping the polar bear warm and cozy) 2/4; Digi Designs Tic-Tac-Toe (Die-cut, Digi Image, Hand Colouring) 1/3; DL.ART November AG UE 1/D; Incy Wincy Winter Activities 2/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Julia Spiri AG Add a Sentiment 1/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Natalie and Amy's Winter Scenes 2/3; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Paper Temptress Facebook Group Christmas No Red or Green 1/2; Papertake Weekly Christmas Critters 2/5;Penny's Paper-Crafty Use 3 of Something (3 words in sentiment) 2/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for tag and sentiment 2/3;Send a Smile 4 Kids Happy Holidays 4 Kids 2/3; Sweet Stamps November AG UE; The Corrosive Add a Sentiment 2/3; Wags n Whiskers Not a Square 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5;Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3


Thank you for looking at my tag! Wishing you a joyful day!

74 comments:

suzARTe said...

Such a gorgeous tag Kitty, I love the mauve coloured sky, so so pretty and everything stands out so well against the background. Thanks so much for sharing your tag at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kitty!! The tag looks amazing!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love the adorable bear and seal!! It's fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, what a great colours and a great tag, I love it!!

*Vicki* said...

This is so pretty!! I just love your blended colors and the sweet images too!! :) Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hope you will play again! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

Barb said...

Your tag is sooooooo pretty Kitty. Really cute critters and I love the way you've used the snow stencil. Beautiful. Barbxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous tag, such a cute image!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous tag love the cute image and love the colouring. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

Di said...

Oh Kitty, this really is just gorgeous! What pretty colours and the image is just so cute - love the ribbon and twine as well as the striking sentiment. Love it! We have a lot of tags being waved round in the Playground this week :)

Hugs

Di xx

Tina Z. said...

wow, the colors are amazing!

Kuni said...

This is gorgeous and sweet, great colors.
Hugs
Kuni

Annette Allen said...

love that background you created.. cute tag

KraftyKoolKat said...

This tag is so cute. Love awesome colours you have used too.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxx

Sheryl said...
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Sheryl said...

This is a super tag. I love the colour palette and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining in the fun at Natalie and Amy this month.
Hugs Sheryl, DT member xx

Pia S said...

I love the colors! So beautiful, a really eye catching tag!!

terrie said...


The colors that you used is fantastic...such a great image the polar bear and seal.
Well done Kitty as always...looking forward in seeing more....

Monika Reeck said...

too sweet and cuuteeee Kitty
I adore the background you made
and you made is so complete like making cards wohooo
My tag are so easy so empty and so easy to CASE ing
yours is special
you really make a TAG like make a CARD
great job my friend
I cant ...I only decorate my tag so simple sweety
See my other tag on the second post please it has a PINK color there you must be love I guess hehe
hugs
Monika

jimlynn said...

Love the beautiful colors of purple on this pretty, pretty tag! The image is adorable too! I never ever make tags and this one is so pretty, it makes me want to start! Love it.
Lynn

cotnob said...

A super tag Kitty, such a cute image and fabulous background.
Pauline
x

Lisa J said...

This is a great tag! Thanks for sharing with us. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, WONDERFUL!!! Love, love this tag, Kitty!!! Wilted violet is one of my favourite distress ink colours, and a few days ago I finally have bought it (in a bargain of Craft Stash, 10 new distress inks for a good price). You have inspired me with this amazing work! I hope to have time to craft this weekend...!
Love the sweet image and your sky is just delightful and stunning with these blended colours and the fabulous snow!! The sentiment is perfect in white on the black banner!! Such a wonderful work! Ypur mojo is so up!!!
Hugs!

Stampsnob. said...

Sweet love the color TFS >>>Lis DT Craft Rocket Challenges

Patricia St Martin said...

Hey been missing you! Thought I stop by and see what you have been up too. Love your tag! Hope things are okay on your end? Great background!
Hugs Pat

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW- you are on a roll with the tags. Love it!

weim house said...

So cute!!!!!!!...... Love the image; it is so cute! and your background! Awesome! Thanks for sharing all your details! particularly like how you did the snowflakes! You are pulling me a tiny little bit to these digital images; wished I didn't have so many rubber stamps! I might not be so slow!
Another beautiful day! :) Have a great evening Happy inking coloring day! :)

Donna Ellis said...

Your darling tag is gorgeously colored, KT! Beautiful technique! XXOO

~ginny said...

Beautiful colors you have chosen to use! Love the snow you created and the stitching details - but best for me is the fussy cut image so it shows that beautiful sky! Well done toots! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our BINGO + Sentiment challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
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Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

aussie aNNie said...

I saw this image yesterday and thought how lovely it is and now it looks even nicer on your gorgeous tag...lovely colour tones.xx
 { aNNie}

vinita jain said...

Stinkin' cute Tag! Love the image and gorgeous blending! Detailing work is so perfect with other embellishments too, love it!

cm said...

I'm so fortunate to be back to comment on your second tag...and it's incredibly lovely as well! Your blending is amazing; a lovely wintry scene, complete with falling snow for your sweet bear and seal! Crushing all over this! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Cupcake Inspirations!
~c

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous sponging. Thank you for joining me for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!

Tanja said...

another fabulous entry - love the color combo of the beautiful background - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is stunning!! I love those colours and the beautiful way you blended them together. Your image is just wonderful, so perfect for a wintery tag! hugs :)

Carla Brooke said...

Sweet tag, thanks for sharing at A Snowflakes Promise!

Hetty said...

That is a totally cool tag, Kitty.
Love those deep rich colors you have used.

Olga Fink said...

Oh I love your tag! such an amazing tag! I love everything about it, the choice of colors that are my favorite, great coloring on the stamps, the polar bear and the seal, everything! Fantastic!

KandA said...

Love this super tag Kitty. Gorgous colours and such a sweet image xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is so super cute, Kitty!!! Love that sweet little scene in the water and your colours are fantastic!!!!! The falling snow and the one snowflake are very pretty!!!! The sentiment on the black really looks great!!!! Lovely!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Gail said...

This is beautiful - thanks for linking up at Deedee Progressive Monthly Challenge - hope to see you back next month! Gail Scott Deedee DT

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful tag! I love the background and the snow you made. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia DT.

Pat said...

Cool background technique, KT! I'll have to try this myself. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place challenges this month.

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Kitty - this tag is beautiful! Love the background (especially the colours) and also the really sweet images.Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (IWDT)

Arlene said...

Great card and positively charming. I love your polar bear all warm and cozy in his scarf, I see. Thank you so much for adding that note to your list of entries.

Arlene at Die Cut Divas.

leighann said...

Love this winter scene! Thanks for joining in at Clique Kits!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Indy said...

OH this fabulous! Love the sky colors! So glad you joined our Tags challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Michelle said...

Lovely with the purple colour.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

Pink Unicorn said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I love your beautiful sky and the adorable image. Gorgeous tag! Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Use a stamp or digi”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

marion said...

gorgeous tag, love the colours you used, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your lovely furbabys, Marion

Margaret said...

Great tag. You did a magnificent job on the background.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous tag, love the background, it's so pretty, Cathy x

I'm just a simple gal said...

Beautiful tag. Thank you for playing along with us over at Clique Kits!

Natalie said...

So pretty! Gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

Jane said...

Saw you over at the Playground...such pretty colours and tag. Well done x

Jane said...

Saw you over at the Playground...such pretty colours and tag. Well done x

katieo said...

That polar bear looks so warm in his pretty scarf floating on a block of ice under the beautiful sky background you made. hank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Party. Katie-DL.ART DT member

Monica Maier said...

What a sweet tag! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

EsVee said...

Lovely lovely tag!! I just HAD to hop over and have a better look :) Very pretty!

Marlene Atkinson said...

a gorgeous Tag. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great background, love this color combo! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

Jennifer Greco said...

Beautifully done! That background is just amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you next challenge!
Jennifer, DT

Kat W said...

Really beautiful :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations!
Hugs, Kat x

Vannessa said...

Oh this is just gorgeous and I love the purple and blue combo! Thank you for joining in the Julia Spiri Challenge this time. Hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Vannessa
Julia Spiri DT

Candace Perkins said...

Another adorable tag! I love the colors used! Thanks for joining us over at Clique Kits anything goes challenge!

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous tag, Kitty! Your ink blending is fabulous!! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Heather said...

What a cute tag! LOVE your background sky; it's gorgeous! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a cute tag!

Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

Hugs,
Kelly

Donna Espiritu said...

Love the colors... Thank you for joining the Clique Kits challenge

Tindaloo said...

Awesome tag and great inking! Love the colorcombo :) Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! Remember to check back to see if you are one of our winners. PS: I got a blogcandy if you wanna join in! ♥ Tindaloo

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your inky background.

Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge.

Helen N x

Melissa Vining said...

This is so cute and your inking is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Beautiful coloring on this tag. That bear is totally adorable. Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits this month.

Jennifer Grace said...

That ink-blended sky is stunning - so magical! Thank you so much for joining in with Frosty Festivities 2015! x