Weeping Trees Make Me Smile: Mixed Media Christmas Tag

My Little Tree

I thought I would share my tree since the theme of this post is trees. We got this pretty Balsam Fir the day after Thanksgiving. I wanted to have a full month to enjoy my Christmas decor. Unfortunately, the needles are already starting to fall and it is looking a bit crispy up close.

At the end of last year, I made this tree skirt for under my tree. I based it off of a picture of a Anthropology tree skirt.  You can see my tutorial HERE. I am loving the way it looks under my tree. My kids put their Lego train around the tree but the pompoms on my tree skirt were interfering with their Lego track. They weren’t very happy about that so we bought more track to make it larger to extend past the tree skirt. Now I can see all of my tree skirt and my boys have their Lego train.

Making Tag #10


l am on a roll! Only 2 tags left to go for me. I am playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas over at The Funkie Junkie sponsered by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. You can see Linda’s #10 tag HERE. While my tag looks nothing like Linda’s I did draw inspiration from her tag. I loved her rows of stenciled tinsel and the greenery from the wreath.

The Background

Since I didn’t have any stencils that looked remotely similar to tinsel, I used rows of stars. Definitely festive. I used PaperArtsy Infusions in the background and then daubed on some green ink before embossing some script in white. I made a wreath out of fake greens but in the end I remembered this really beautiful PaperArtsy Jofy stamp that I never used. Not my typical style but I love it! I want a real tree that looks like this 😉 I stamped the tree and then painted it using Distress Makers.

I am playing along with Elizabeth for Tea Day. Thank you for joining me today.

Challenges Entered:

12 Tags of Christmas #10 Tag: The Funkie Junkie

Stamp and Stencils: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Gift It

Simon Says: Christmas/Winter Holidays

We Love 2 Create: Anything Mixed Media

35 thoughts on “Weeping Trees Make Me Smile: Mixed Media Christmas Tag”

  • Your Christmas tree is beautiful, and I love the skirt you made. The tag is fantastic, you have made some beautiful pieces this Christmas season. Have a great week, hug, Valerie

  • Kate I don’t often comment but get your blog via email and always read it. Love all your tags and most everything you create, like a year-round Christmas present to me! haha Great job on being so close – enjoy the last ones, I will when you show them! 😉 xoxo

  • gorgeous looking tag, and that starry background is amazing! Your little tree is so beautifully decorated. Glad you had a solution for the lego train:) Happy T day!

  • The treeskirt is amazing and how cosy must it look with the train from the kids around it!
    The tag is beautiful, that background with the stars is so pretty!

  • Such a beautiful tag! I love the starry background and pretty stamped Christmas tree 😁. Your real Christmas tree looks amazing too and the tree skirt is wonderful! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

  • I love your tag and from the photo we can’t tell the tree is getting brown. It just has to make it a couple more weeks. How did you get the snowflakes on your photos? That is cool. Have a wonderful T day Kate. Hugs-Erika

  • Oh, that tag! Definitely one of my favorite creations from you. And that tree skirt….amazing! Your home looks so sweet and festive for Christmas.
    Hugs to you!

  • I love your JOFY tree tag – and it’s so nice that it was its first time of inking. One of the reasons I love Linda’s challenge is it encourages me to dig out and use long-forgotten or never used bits of the stash. I really love those grungy stars in the background too – oh, and your actual tree is looking lovely as well. We just bought ours today – it goes up as close to the 24th as possible and then stays up for the 12 Days, through to January 6th… so I’ve still got all the decorating to do!
    Alison x

  • I’m really inspired by how you used this normally cute tree in such an artsy way! This background is scrumptious! I just love your real life tree too and that AMAZING skirt! Our train has bitten the dust this year 🙁 What a good mom to buy a longer tract! Merry Christmas, Autumn

  • Oh the stories i could tell you about cleaning up after Christmas trees…lol Nope..no more we’ve had a fake tree for years and i’ve never looked back… Lite a pine scented candle and done!! lol That said your tree looks lovely in your photos and that tree skirt is so unique.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  • That tree has a lovely shape, and I hope it holds up. We use an artificial tree now, but I still have a soft spot in my heart for the real thing. The skirt is a treasure, and I’m glad more track could be used for the train. Happy T Tuesday

  • It’s written in the stars. Yes, I love this tag, and the background you created of the stars. I also like the tree you put on the tag, but even more, I LOVE your beautiful tree. I suspect you knew, but wanted to let you know if you add a bit of 7-up or Sprite to your tree rather than water, it keeps it fresher. Regardless, the tree still looks beautiful to me.
    Thanks for sharing this fabulous tag, your incredible tree (and tree skirt), along with your tea with for T this Tuesday.

  • Your tag is lovely. I like the stars. I’m not much of a tinsel fan as the first year we were married, Himself and I had a disagreement about whether tinsel is hang strand by strand (Himself) or festively tossed (me).:-D I love your lettering on the tag, too. Your real tree is very pretty and the tree skirt so happy looking. What a good mom for investing in more track so your kids could enjoy the train. Have a Happy T Day

  • Its a beautiful tag,its a wonderful starry background for the tree.
    Your decorated tree looks lovely and I really love your tree skirt.
    Happy T day wishes.

  • Beautiful weeping tree tag, Kate. It’s makes me think of a Dr. Seuss Grinch tree. I guess weeping trees make me smile too 😉 You did a fab job on the star background.
    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tree tag, and your tree skirt is adorable. I gave up on the real Christmas trees years ago 🙁
    Happy T-day….Hannah is starting to feel better.

  • A very sweet tag Kate! Love your layering and background- fab!
    Your tree skirt is amazing!! I revisited your post- glad you added the link- what a great make! Love the Sari and pompoms- You are so talented!
    Jackie “)

  • Beautiful card and most I like the blanket under the tree, never seen such a wonderful thing before, so very unique!
    We decorate our Christmas trees only in the morning of 24th here in Germany, only at markets they aivable on first of december.
    Enjoy your time

  • Love your background on this tag, and a great way to showcase that whimsical stamped tree. I have to say our tree looked a little like this toward the end! Your own tree is gorgeous, and wow, what a fabulous tree skirt you’ve made! I’d want to keep that out year round! I see from Autumn’s comment above you are a spotlight winner, so let me say congratulations on that, too!! Happy New Year!

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