Kelley here.  Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  I really loved the photo for this month’s Creative Embellishment’s challenge.  I decided I wanted to make a tag using the photo as inspiration.  Part of the challenge was to also use a stencil or mask.

Challenge Photo:



I built a shadow box tag out of coverstock. The tag with out the embellishments is 1/2″ thick.  I designed and cut the pieces on the Silhouette.  I covered the entire thing in gesso and then a super thick layer of modeling paste for the grout.  I used coarse pumice gel mixed with tomato red paint to use with a brick stencil.  I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray to dye the seam binding.  I used a gear (of course there had to be a gear) as a grommet/wreath.  I colored it with a green Sharpie and then used a red Pearl pen by Viva Décor to make the red berries.

I used a resin frame painted white and two Mellissa Frances frames to frame G45 images from their Christmas collections.

I painted a Prima fire place mantel that I painted white.  I used to frame the shadow box opening for the fireplace.  I used a bottle brush tree and cut down the back to make lay flat against the tag and added Christmas lights and tinsel garland.  For the stockings, I used pieces from the stocking border and colored them with Viva Décor Pearl pens in Ice White and Red.  I love how they come out with a shiny pearl sheen.  I used a white acrylic paint pen to create the stitching. I added a little rug and fussy cut the Santa with children image to finish off the tag.

Supplies Used:

Gear Set 2 Small

Stocking Border