Out and About with Jill: 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

Hi! I'm so honored to be...
...on the Ellen Hutson blog today participating in the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist event!  

If you are a new visitor to Studio Sessions, arriving from the Ellen Hutson blog, welcome thanks for visiting my little corner of blogland which I share with my talented blogging buddy, Elizabeth Allan.  (You can read more about our blogging approach HERE.)

Now... onto the tag!  Lisa Adametz, my partner in crime on Ellen Hutson's blog today, challenged me to use the following as my color inspiration.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's what I created featuring Penny Black stamps and dies.

51-274 Snowflake Duo
40-497 Wintry Trail
30-387 Festive Snippets.

And here's the how-to:

1. Stamp the beautiful scene (Penny Black 40-497 Wintry Trail) using the MISTI stamp positioning tool.  Color directly onto the stamp using Distress Markers, one color at a time, restamping as many times as needed.
2.  Without removing from the MISTI, using a paintbrush with very little water, paint over the larger tree trunks, branches, and ground/grassy areas and add a very light layer of shading to the ground and behind the background trees.  Allow to dry.
3.  Clean stamp and then ink with VersaMark ink.  Restamp and then remove from MISTI and sprinkle with clear embossing powder.  Heat to set.
4. Using an ink blending tool and foam pads, add Distress Inks to the background.
5.  Dilute gesso with water and splatter to create the look of falling snow.
6.  Stamp sentiment (Penny Black 30-387 Festive Snippets) and trim stamped panel into tag shape.
6.  Embellish with die cut snowflakes (Penny Black 51-274 Snowflake Duo), twine, and a pearl.  Add a small Distress Inked border to the base of the tag.

A complete list of supplies is available on the Ellen Hutson blog HERE.  You'll also find Lisa's tag featuring this same color palette -- you won't want to miss it!