12 Tags / Day 6: Midnight Clear

Hi there and welcome back to Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas! Today I’m joining Emily with our Midnight Clear theme. I just love this song, it always makes me feel all peaceful inside.

As soon as I found out the theme for today’s tag I just *knew* I’d be making a background with Daniel Smith indanthrone blue! (Be sure to check out THIS post where I talk about my love for “indie blue” — it even has a video!)

I started out by embossing some watercolor paper with the Constellation Background and then watercolored all over it with indie blue. By embossing it first the color will settle down in in those star trails and look awesome! While it was still wet I splattered it with clean water to get it to bloom — I think it makes it look like the Milky Way.

Then I cut out the tags with my trusty Shipping Tags die — I keep reaching for this, so handy to have in your toolbox! Also, it will flatten out your paper in case it gets warped from the watercolors — bonus!

As I was hunting though my stamps to see what to use with it I spied the Arctic Pals set and I did a happy dance right there in the office!

This set has so many fun characters! I mean, how can you go wrong with polar bears? And white critters are the easiest ever to color, amiright? I just swiped a bit of cool gray and warm gray Zig markers along parts of the edges and that was that! Yeah I like to mix cool and warm gray — I think it looks more natural this way. You could get away with just one or the other, tho!

Then there’s this fox! Yeah I know he’s an arctic fox but I couldn’t resist making him orange :)

Last but not least, this little penguin pal wavin’ at ya! And that iceberg was totally fun to color!

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Thank you so much for joining me today, and hope you can find a moment of peace amid all the holiday hustle. xo

22 Replies to “12 Tags / Day 6: Midnight Clear”

  1. Your blue is so vivid. Love it.

  2. Lisa, your tags are delightful!😍

  3. AWESOME !artcic pals tags, love that indigo blue sky

  4. These tags are wonderful, and that blue watercolor just went on my wish list!

  5. The indigo blue may be a new favorite. A perfect royal blue/sky color. Love the cute winter animlas!

  6. how fun having the constellations in the sky above your lovely arctic animals – very ‘peace’ful!

  7. Sharon Gullikson says: Reply

    Your animals are so cute. The backgrounds are gorgeous, too!

  8. Adorable set of tags! Love the colors and the cute critters! The fox is my fave!

  9. Mary Holshouser says: Reply

    The dark backgrounds are wonderful.
    The little additions really pop off that
    color. thanks for sharing
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  10. Gorgeous artsy tags and the critters are so fun!

  11. Meghan Kennihan says: Reply

    Darling critters and I love the background!

  12. Beautiful and stunning blue background.

  13. Beverly Sizemore says: Reply

    I love your beautiful background on these adorable tags. Love that you used a different animal on each….so festive!

  14. Cute tags! The constellation background is a great idea.

  15. Great idea to use the constellations!!! I love these sweet critters, too! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  16. Very Arctic. Perfect color.

  17. Love these!

  18. MELISSA FRIEDRICH says: Reply

    Super cute tags with these arctic pals, and LOVE this indanthrone blue water color!

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