02 December 2015

The 12 Designers of Christmas - Designer #1 Jaine Drake

 Wow I'm so so happy to be back here and to be kicking off the 12 Designers event is a huge honor for me. Anyway I'm kicking things off with a few mixed media tags.


 I know lots of us trawl Pinterest endlessly looking for inspiration so I thought I'd show you a way to use some of those amazing colour combinations you can find pinned up.

I use an Inspiration Journal where I keep images and swatches of colours and try to match them up to the things I have in my stash.This particular spread was based around the two colour combinations which I just love for Christmas.

Pulling things out from my stash threw up some interesting finds. For example, I would never have thought to use the Teresa Collins Family Stories papers for a Christmas project but the colours just work perfectly here.


As I was making more than one tag I went for the masterboard technique for quickness and my first layer was to roll and swipe Dylusions paints across the surface.


turning the stencil over after each spray to stamp the remaining in onto the background. I added a few stars with of  course Festive Berries Distress ink. 


Once they were all cut into tags they started to look better.


 I also added some stars to the background with Crackle texture paste by Finnabair then created a little cluster with a doily, lace, washi tape and cut star shapes from patterned paper.


I hope you enjoyed this first designer presentation, there are still another eleven to go so keep checking back.

By leaving a comment on all twelve of the designer blogs you could win yourself a fabulous prize of a mixed media kit so you don't want to miss out. 


Happy December

Jaine xxxx


23 comments:

Sabine said...

Yes, like the process and the tags are beautiful!

dragonriding said...

I love Janines work and these tags are inspirational....

dragonriding said...

Whoops called you Janine when it should be Jaine....apologies....

Nan G said...

Cool tags! I have similar items so I can give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie xxx said...

Thanks for sharing these, they are fab and what a great end result.

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful tags and great techniques - thank you so much for sharing how you created them too Jaine. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas Karen xx

Craftyfield said...

Look at the professional... moodboard, sample designs etc.. all neat in a journal. I guess this is what separate the Artists from the dabblers! Love the mixed media look of the tags.

Wrightboysmum said...

Great tags and inspiration!

Rita Montgomery said...

I just love your tags and that color combo is killer. Thanks for the ideas.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful tags , Jaine! See? :- my colours again!!!

CraftingMum said...

Lovely colours on your tags very pretty. Louise x

Caroline said...

Such delightful tags. Gorgeous colourways!

Glennis said...

I love your colourful tags - so bright and cheerful

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is a fabulous colour combination!

Linda said...

These tags look fab ... I loved the colour combination! xx

Renee said...

Love the colors and the inspiration!

Ann Bletcher said...

Love the colour combination and the tags, perfect!

Jane said...

What gorgeous colours...such a great method too

Julie Steed said...

Pretty sure my mouth was agape when I first saw these tags. GORgeous! Love the color combos and brilliant idea to have a swatch journal. That's a little art therapy right there.

Dawn Louise said...

Excellent post, really like how you gather info.your tags look gorgeous and full and colourful x

Giorgia Rossini said...

thanks for the tip of a journal inspiration. I have a mood board for it on my wall but this is a great alternative

Gemma Maggs said...

Fabulous tags. The colours are stunning and full of inspiration xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous artsy tags. I love all the layers you added and the colours are perfect for the season. Lovely. Tracy x