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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shimmer Tags


For today's project I have made a couple of tags and used several products from the Creative Inspirations store.  I never have enough tags but they're so useful to have on hand. 

I've been playing around lately with mixed media projects, and one of the things I've started experimenting with is stenciling.  I LOVE stenciling and find myself doing it more and more, even when I'm making simple projects.  It adds a nice note of depth and interest to a background, plus it's just plain fun.  And the color challenge this week over at The Play Date Cafe just begged to be played with -

Cream, Melon, Cantaloupe.  Yum.

On this card I stenciled the tag using the Rose Builder Stencil from MFT with Peach and Mint paints for a very subtle base image, then I stenciled the diamonds with Mango.   I inked the edges of the tag with a dark peach ink then turned to the die cut using Rose Bouquet Die-Namics die, also from MFT.  I used patterned papers, first painting the pink paper with Peach before embossing both it and the green piece with Deliquesce Metallic Copper.  The stamp is from MFT called Blooming Roses and coordinates wtih the stencil and die.

Here it is at a different angle where you can see the stenciled image a little better.  Very subtle but very shimmery. 

Some hand dyed crinkled seam binding finishes this simple little tag.

I brushed the second tag with Peach and Green Olive, then stenciled the diamonds also using Green Olive.  I applied peach glitter around the edges of the tag and peach and green glitters to the rose diecut after first embossing it with Deliquesce Metallic Copper.  A little stamping and some green hand dyed crinkled seam binding finish this tag off.

Thank you so much for joining me and don't forget to pop on over to the current CI Paints challenge, the theme of which is "Ribbon and Bling."  See you there!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

The Play Date Cafe - Cream, Melon, Cantaloupe
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Good to be Green
Really Reasonable Ribbon #76 - Sizzlin' Summer Colors + Ribbon
Divas By Design - Tags
Crafty Ribbons #53 - Clean and Simple (CAS) + Ribbon
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
613 Ave. Create - Anything Goes


Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Shea. Isn't it interesting how EP and glitter change color in different lighting? I love both, and your tags look amazing - so pretty and such interesting texture and highlighting! Be-u-tee-full! hugs, de

Ashley Lydia said...

Wow , I love your tags, these colors are not normally my favorite but you combined them in such a way that i LOVE them! Gorgeous design too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful tags, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer

Design Inventions said...

What pretty tags, your design and variations are great. Thanks for joining us over at 613 Avenue Create this week. Nancy

Michal Mac said...

Absolutely adorable! I'm in love with these:)

carol said...

Gorgeous tags...clean and simple! thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Wendy said...

Beautiful tags...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Your tags are so beautiful. :)

Thank you for your comments and I did see your question in the comments on my latest card. Sorry it has taken me a while to reply. The tear drop is a single stamp by Avery Elle and I stamped it in White craft ink first and then stamped over the white (when dry) with the other colors and on the kraft paper it adds the light/dark colors. I love the look. CP did a video on SN a little bit back and called it Ghost stamping (if I remember right). :)

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Another gorgeous project Shea! I haven't been by in a while and I'm guessing I've missed a bunch. Hope to check it all out soon! Hugs,
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Rachel W K said...

these. are. GORGEOUS. I love the shimmer! the stencils look so great in the background. Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k

Sharon said...

Your tags are gorgeous. I love the beautiful image and they are coloured beautifully.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon . x

Bonnie said...

Great tags! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.