Welcome to Day 1 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2020!
We’re kicking off our annual 12 Tags of Christmas with a bang – please welcome, Sandy Allnock – who’s created a wonderful tag inspired by “Silver Bells”!
Be sure to leave a little love for Sandy – by commenting on this post – for a chance to win $25 to spend at ellenhutson.com, then click over to this post to enter the 12 Tags Challenge!
Hello and MERRY CHRISTMAS! It’s not too early to say that right! It’s December! I’m Sandy and the fact that we’re doing the 12 days series of tags feels so……normal. Nothing in 2020 has felt normal. But this does!
This year the tags are inspired by songs – mine is Silver Bells, with the whole city sidewalks, busy sidewalks idea. I made a tiny little artwork while singing loudly in my studio! Don’t worry, I didn’t sing in the video!
I used the Shaker Globe and Merry Little Christmas dies for most of my tag – cutting them to make a little layered scene. Color was added with an airbrush – note that you’d need to get a compressor to use the ABS-3 and a cord (your compressor may come with one already) to hook the two up. But then you’d be set to airbush your heart out. What a great gift to ask Santa for!
The colors I picked were to match this purple wrapping paper – I am (GASP) out of Christmas papers, can I just use this!?!?! Will I get arrested? The BV08, RV06, and B26 were perfect, and the Queen for a Day ink by Catherine Pooler worked great for the to/from.
I hope you’ll take part in the 12 Days of Christmas linkup – just think, you can do 12 quick tags and be done with them by December 12th! And a BONUS treat from me this month: See my video here for details.
If I don’t see you before then, have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hannukkah, a Happy New Year, and everything else that’s celebrated in this most festive season!
Sandy wasn’t the only one inspired by “Silver Bells”! For more tag inspiration featuring today’s song, visit:
And don’t forget we want to see what kind of tag “Silver Bells” inspires you to make too! Head here to learn more about entering the 12 Tags Challenge!
Gorgeous tag! The colors are spot on!!
purple is one of my favorite colors for the holiday
So lovely Sandy! The colours are gorgeous (as is your wrapping paper, and your hair!!) and I really like how you layered the two parts of the die(s) to create that sweet little village scene. No recipient will be throwing out this tag, that’s for sure! This is a great start to the Twelve Tags of Christmas!!
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Such a pretty color combo! Always love Sandy’s work! This is a good reminder for me to pull out my ABS!
Pretty Tag! I have used Christmas paper for birthdays when I was out of birthday paper so why not? Purple is one of the colors of advent too!
What a neat tag I like how you made it and I like the dies that you used on it
Brrr, Sandy… purple seems the perfect color for a cold, snowy scene. Love the little shaker snow globe.
Cute tag, great die & colors!
Sandy, you just amaze me! Its simple and beautiful!
Adorable little scene!
Creative! I know these 12 days will be song worms. I’ll be singing silver bells all day!
I love Silver Bells; the imagery in the song transports me to the city lights every time. Your tag captures this essence beautifully!
I really like your tag, it is so sweet! That airbrush is so cool! I’ve never seen one like it.
You are so masterful at creating wonderfilled scenes! I love the softness that the airbrush adds – it’s like looking at this scene on a dark, snowy night!
Thanks so much for sharing and for being a portal of positivity in this pandemic! (And I think your fabulous handmade tag made with TLC is the perfect choice to make this purple paper as festive as it can be!)
Such a charming little tag! Love the unexpected colors, too.
How pretty! I love the colors and the shape!
Oh this is so beautiful! Love the purple!!
Beautiful and it matches the beautiful package as well. Love the idea of the Christmas carols for the tag themes!
Gorgeous! So much fun! Purple and blue are my favorite Christmas colors. You are so much fun to watch. Love you art. Thanks for sharing yourself with the world.
Ooh, I love your color way here, Sandy! Such a pretty tag.
Your airbrushing is spectacular!! Love your color choices on this tag … but I’m surprised there’s no yellow! 😉
Such a sweet tag, Sandy! And the inspiration paper is gorgeous – who says it can’t be Christmas paper?!
So pretty. Love the little scene as well as the colours.
Love the color combination. Air brushing does look easier than ink blending.
What a pretty little scene in that snowglobe tag!
Love the colors.
So soft and lovely! The colors are gorgeous—as is the watercolor, of course!
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I love this beautiful tag. What a fun snow globe!
throw on some snowflakes and purple is the best color for christmas!
Love this calm purpley scene, such a cure tag!
Beautiful! I always love your painting!
Cute snow globe design and soft hues. Pretty.
I loved the layering of the globe elements. Thanks for sharing
love that air brush! wow- I didn’t know that tool existed! The way it lays down the color is amazing and so much easier than ink blending! My mind is blown
Absolutely love it and all the colors! Looks so clean and beautiful!
The purple and blue are so pretty. I have never made anything like this but would really like to try it. Thanks for the idea…
The colors are gorgeous!!
Adorable little snow globe tag Sandy
Love this idea. AND it gave me an idea to make one of the cards I made, to make it a tag design too.
Love Sandy’s colors, Ardyth’s embossed holographic paper and Lisa’s graphic simplicity!
I love your snowglobe winter scene and I can almost hear those Silver Bells!
Sandy always goes for the non-obvious and has the creativity and skills to pull it off. Such a pretty tag!
First, I have to say the purple wrapping paper is perfect for any present— including Christmas! I am a big fan of snowglobes and purple/blue ink combinations so this is my kind of tag. Thanks for the inspiration!
I really love purple and pinks for winter projects. What a great little scene on that cute little globe.
I always love Sandy’s projects, and this adorable little tag with the winter town scene is so beautiful!
Love the colors! This definitely feels like Christmas time in the city.