Sunday, 8 December 2013

We 3 Kings

Hi Everyone,
Here I am again with my Third installment inspired by the 12 Tags of Christmas created by Linda at the Funkie Junkie.  If you want to give it a go,  you can find all the details (& rules) Here and there is a prize sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique you will need to get a wiggle on though as we only have until 22nd December to get all 12 completed YIKES!  Tune in to the  Funkie Junkie Blog  to see my inspiration which is Linda's Tag 3, and here is mine.
The tag shows the 3 kings making their long journey following the brightest star in the sky to deliver their gifts of gold frankinsense & myrr.  We Three Kings was one of my favourite carols when I was little so I decided to go along with this as my inspiration.
 I used Faded Jeans and Picket Fence distress stains to swoosh the tag through a couple of times and then when dried I distressed the edges and used  Gathered Twigs DI here and there to blend the colours together.  For the next layer I stamped script with archival Cobalt blue. The big star is off a Creative Expressions plate and this was embossed with silver.  The smaller stars and the centre of the big star are adhesive gems.
 Here you see the 3 Kings on their Camels, this is an Indigo Blu stamp from their Joy to the World set.  I thought I was going to have an easy life as the 3 kings are all in a row on this stamp, however they were far to big to fit on the tag nicely.  My next idea was to stamp them onto shrink plastic, but I did not like the effect.  I decided finally that the only was I was going to do this was to stamp them, cut them out, and then overlap them & layer up.  I am quite pleased with the way they cam out, but it was quite fiddly.  The layer under the feet of the camels is Frantage Age Ivory embossing enamel, and you can just catch a glimpse of another textured layer I put on the base of the tag, this is gold angel fibre. 
Here is a close up of the Noel sentiment in the centre of the tag.  The letters were die-cut from Kraft card using the Once upon a Time decorative strip and the edges were inked with Faded Jeans.  I re-inked the edges of the tag using Black Soot DI and attached some twine to the top.
I cant tell you what fun I am having making these tags which incidentally are going to be turned into my Christmas cards when I have completed all 12. 
Thank you as always for your visit
Hugs Mo x


  1. Well done, Mo! You're fairly cracking along with these! I love this one! That Frantage and the Angel Fibre look so gorgeous! Isn't it a pain when you think something is going to be so straightforward and then it turns out to be a lot more fiddly than you expected? However, often, when that happens, you end up creating something fabulous and that's what happened here. The Wise Men look far more interesting and dimensional than they would if they had not been overlapped and layered. Gorgeous background too! I just finished another one, so I'll be posting that one soon. Hugs Julie Ann xx

  2. You really are on a roll with your tags now! This one is beautiful and well done for cutting and piecing those three kings to fit. I love the beautiful background with the frantaging and those angel fibres. The stars look amazing too. Really looking forward to seeing you on Thursday! Hugs, Anne x

  3. This is so lovely, gorgeous background
    Rosie x

  4. Gorgeous work! I love what you did with the kings. It may have been fiddly, but so worth the effort... Fabulous desert too, between the Frantage and the mesh - just brilliant!
    Alison x

  5. Oh wow Almo, you are on a roll, this one is a total stunning again, absolutely beautiful and amazing colours, LOVE!!!! The contrast between the kings and the beautiful background makes this a real show stopper!!

  6. Oh my, this is just sensational. Don't you just love the way it came out? I do! The overall impact is just dynamite! I really like the way you have created the path for the three kings and your fussy cutting of them gives them such depth and dimension. Love the gold fibers and star! The colors are perfect too. You hit it out of the park with this one, Mo!


  7. What a great tag Mo. Love the way you've added the angel fibre at the bottom and all the effort you've gone to in getting the kings in position. Great work. Jenny x