12 Tags / Day 10: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

At the Christmas party hop!

Welcome back to Ellen Hutson’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas party! Today’s carol was my sister’s favorite when we were growing up — I gotta ask her if she still sings it non-stop like she used to!

This tag came together super quick and yeah I was giggling the whole time I made it! You see that cutie chipmonk and raccoon from Backyard Party just popped right into my head!

The tree from Holiday Characters is a no brainer! As is the snowbank from the Landscape dies! :)

Now for a bit about coloring those two critters — they both use a combo of ultramarine blue + transparent red oxide! These are my go-to colors for critters of all shapes and sizes. Pro tip: Note that you can use burnt sienna too if ya don’t have transparent red oxide.

Just adjust the amount of brown/blue to get it to your liking! You can use the same colors for the shading, too.


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Thanks so much for joining me, and hope you have a rockin’ day! xo

23 Replies to “12 Tags / Day 10: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

  1. So cute. Love the tree.

  2. MELISSA FRIEDRICH says: Reply

    Your rockin’ critters around the pretty Christmas tree just made me giggle, they are too cute! LOVe those light droplets on your tree and thanks so much for tip on water coloring critter-color combos.

  3. Meghan Kennihan says: Reply

    What a darling little scene with critters! I LOVE the kraft paper!

  4. Darling winter scene with these cute critters and the decorated tree! Love your tag!

  5. Cute critters and adorable tag!

  6. Sharon Gullikson says: Reply

    I love your animals. SO CUTE!

  7. Mary Holshouser says: Reply

    Glad the critters get a cute tree too.
    Fun card. thanks for sharing

  8. Great choice of Kraft color as your tag base and background for your outdoor tree and fun woods animals!

  9. Rock on, forest critters! I bet they do that all the time when we’re not paying attention!
    Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  10. So cute. I love that you used kraft paper. Great choice here. Those critters make me smile.

  11. Adorable winter scene. I love that tree.

  12. Adorable scene of the animals around the Christmas tree.

  13. The critters are too
    cute on your fun
    Christmas card!
    Carla from Utah

  14. Love your critter scene with the tree & lights!

  15. Adorable little animals complete the perfect scene! Great tag!!

  16. Beautifully coloured and I love the snow on kraft card!

  17. Beverly Sizemore says: Reply

    Awww…sweet tag! Cute little critter around their very own tree! Thanks too for the coloring tips!!! :)

  18. Fun! Thanks also for sharing your colouring tips!

  19. Love your dancing critters! I’m looking forward to seeing which stamps I have that are rockin’ 😀

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