Dear Santa

Hello Everyone
Today’s post is a DT sample for Oxford Impressions using the beautiful Season of Giving plate.  Alongside Season of Giving I also used Sleigh Bells. With Oxford Impressions you are spoilt for choice with their Christmas/Winter themed plates.
I set about making an outsize tag which I layered with pattern paper that I had toned down with Gesso. This is what I do with unloved papers. In fact I am working my way through a full 12″x12″ paper pad which I bought on-line earlier this year. It is a very popular pad and I was tempted with the word “vintage” and at 25% off I thought I had found exactly what I was looking for, well I was very disappointed with the interpretation of vintage but all is not lost with that ever useful tub of Gesso at my side!
Ho, Ho, Ho from Sleigh Bells was stamped repeatedly before I layered various bits ‘n’ pieces.Glitter cardstock, handmade papers and cheesecloth are all peeking out from beneath the Santa image with a piece of lace embellishing the bottom of the tag. All the Christmas/Winter themed plates are full of wonderful little words and sentiments that are so useful. Thank you for taking the time to visit this post, it is always lovely to have you visit here. Tomorrow sees the announcement of a new challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenge when I will have my DT sample to share. In the meantime I hope you have a lovely and creative weekend.

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marjie Kemper
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 13:25:18

    What a beautiful tag, Lynne! Love the blues and the ‘dear santa’ scrap.


  2. darlene
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 13:27:34

    O yes – luv this one…….I haven’t used gesso in awhile – but gets me thinking about it again.


  3. craftytrog
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 13:28:01

    Beautiful blues, lovely layers & that wonderful image, all make this such a special festive tag Lynne! xx


  4. Marilyn J. Rock
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 13:29:19

    What a wonderful image and how you’ve showcased it. Always love cheesecloth 🙂 This is beautiful Lynne! xxoo


  5. Yvonne G
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 13:39:12

    So tempted to acquire even more OI Hoilday plates. Seeing your new piece, I may not beal to resist! Breathtaking! Best wishes, Yvonne


  6. Valerie-Jael
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 13:59:21

    Lovely tag Lynne, and it’s nice to have a selection of suitable stamps to use! Valerie


  7. janny jager 't hooft
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 14:30:36

    Beautiful and greta tag Lynne
    Love the details .

    Greetings Janny


  8. Buttons
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 14:44:38

    Such beautiful layers Lynne. You’ve put together some great elements here, and the gesso idea is a great one. Have a fab weekend, hugs Buttons x


  9. Anni
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 15:02:49

    Dear Santa, I want to be able to do such wonderful things as Lynne, fulfill my desire dear Santa, love your tag dear Lynne. Wish you a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Anni


  10. Anne Rx
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 15:03:55

    I do love blue and white for Christmas, reminds me of frost. Your tag is beautiful and that is a fabulous stamp set, that Santa and girl image look almost photographic. Really beautiful. A x


  11. CarolS
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 15:37:17

    Such a cool wintery tag, love the blue!


  12. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 15:46:32

    What a gorgeous details Lynne, compliments!!

    Have a nice weekend, Alie 🙂


  13. Ira
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 16:05:40

    How gorgeous these stamps are Lynne and so wonderfully combined again. Great colours, love your tag! Ira x


  14. Rosie
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 17:02:37

    A really beautiful tag, lynne, as always.

    Thank you so much for your visit earlier today.

    Have a lovely weekend


  15. Julia
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 19:01:08

    Beautiful – icy with a wonderful hint of blue and sparkle. I always admire how you select some textiles and layer it all with stamped images and ‘bits & pieces’ to produce a piece of art. I have much to learn in order to attempt to create something of this calibre!
    Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.


  16. Meggymay
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 20:20:18

    Gorgeous tag and the stamps are Fab.


  17. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 22:39:03

    Very lovely Christmas tag dear Lynne, you have captured the warmth and coziness of that special holiday beautifully
    gesso is the great saving grace isn’t it 😉


  18. Brenda Brown
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 00:50:15

    Love this tag Lynne, fabulous colours and image. Gesso is a wonderful product isn’t it?
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xox


  19. Silvia
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 07:56:23

    Lynne, you’ve created a wondeful large sized Christmas tag, great use of the Gesso.


  20. Sharon
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 08:31:22

    A great tag – love the old style image and the blue colouring is great!


  21. Susan Bain
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 08:35:01

    There ‘s nothing better than some hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day! super stamps, I love the tape meausure one. A fabulous tag. xx


  22. Claire C
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 09:00:49

    Wow Lynne what beautiful artwork, gorgeous colours and I think I need those stamps lol. Hope you’re having a good weekend
    Claire xx


  23. Martina
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 09:17:43

    Oh, so many beautiful new art, dear Lynne! Extremely well I like the bird house. But the Santa and Juliet are quite delightful.
    Right now I can make my blog round only at the weekend. You must not think that I am unfaithful to you 🙂
    Have a nice Sunday my dear!


  24. may
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 09:19:04

    Beautiful image… and the colour blue is just perfect… Gorgeous piece Lynne as always… Hugs May x x x


  25. Cheri Weston
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 14:35:19

    This is lovely, Lynne. I love the idea of gesso’ing not-so-vintage papers.


  26. Rita
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 15:23:36

    Fabulous work Lynne. I’ve had family over from the east coast for a week,so this is my first day on-line again. Hope your well. Hugs Rita xx


  27. Dorthe
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 20:01:16

    I love the crisp frost feeling from your wonderful tag, dear Lynne. And love the exitement coming from knowing I have to wait till the 25, untill it is christmas ( here 24`th) – the santa image is so sweet and old fashioned cosy,-
    Beautiful work and beautiful tag!


  28. Florence
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 20:07:29

    Hi Lynne. Super tag. When Freddie was little he had a nonworking fire in his bedroom and every December he would leave a letter to santa in it. One day he had been naughty and his dad took his letter out of the chimney as punishment! 😉 The title of your post reminded me of this.
    Regards Florence x


  29. nefertiti
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 20:58:15

    Beautiful tag Lynne! bisous


  30. Lynn Stevens
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 23:10:43

    Well look at you go girl with your Chritmas creations. I just Love your tag. I bet your tired of hearing that but its true!!!
    I so need to get going on my Christamas things.
    hugs Lynn


  31. Alexa Noble
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 08:12:25

    Love the soft blue – really icy shade for Christmas. Lovely tag as usual! x


  32. butterfly
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 18:19:17

    Somehow missed this one – just found it in my inbox! What a delicious Father Christmas image (and I’m pretty fussy about them!), and the tag as a whole is just so beautifully done: lovely colours, fragile cheesecloth, gesso’d paper – all looks magical…
    Alison x


  33. MarieS.
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 13:28:00

    Such a lovely tag,dear Lynne.


  34. Krisha
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 03:23:27

    What a beautiful tag, as always! I just can’t get away from the autumn colors to get started on anything Christmas…………or maybe orange snowflakes? Nope! that will never do LOL


  35. baileyrosy
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 14:51:42

    How have I missed so many posts Where have I been ! what have I been doing !!!! Fabulous tag and the Santa stamp is superb, love what you did with the DP I often find with these pads you get about 4 good ones and the rest are usually useless but now thanks to your tip i will using mine up.



  36. Maria
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 21:08:51

    Such a beautiful tag Lynne, and a great tip for unloved papers, of which I have tons! I love the colour tones of this, I think blue is my favourite for Xmas creations.

    Maria xxxxx


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