Sunday, August 24, 2008

Shimmering Tag

It is time again for the weekly CCEE challenges I do with a bunch of buddies from SCS. This week we had to create a TAG! I don't make a lot of tags so I thought it would be a fun challenge for us to do.

Of course, I was then stumped on what to do for this challenge...but ended up creating something more elegant than cute (which is what I was thinking of when I first thought of the challenge!)

I based the whole tag around this Anna Griffin butterfly stamp, which has always been a favorite of mine. I stamped backgrounds on the vanilla and olive cardstocks. The flourish is a Quic Kutz die, which I used in my Cuttlebug.


Hands down--my favoritist part of this tag is the AMAZING shimmer it has. It is hard to capture it in the picture but the whole tag just glistens. How did I get it to do that???

Easy--using a new product called Shimmerz Paints. These little jars of paint are fantastic---they add serious shimmer! They are non-toxic, water-based and come ready to use (no mixing required--woohoo!) And, you can use them on glossy and non-porous surfaces! They have 35 colors and three limited edition colors for fall. I am super impressed with how much sparkle they have and how easy they are to use.

For this tag--I used Sunflower on all the edges of the vanilla cardstock. The flourish is painted over in Green Olive and I added Angel Wings to the distressed areas of the choc chip paper in the background. I colored both layers of the butterfly with Copics and painted Pumpkin and Sunflower Shimmerz over them.

Here is another view of the tag so you can see the dimension. In real life the flourish is so sparkly and so is the butterfly. They really make the tag!


And another:


In this photo, you can actually see a bit of the shimmer on the background distressed piece and along the vanilla edges. Again, it is difficult to pick it up the Shimmerz in the photo, but to see it in reality--it is awesome!



Materials used: Stamps-butterfly (Anna Griffin-All Night Media), Weathered (Stampin' Up!); French Script (SU!); cardstock-choc chip, old olive, very vanilla (Stampin' Up!); ink-close to cocoa, river rock (Stampin' Up!); Copic Markers; Shimmerz Paints (Angel Wings, Green Olive, Pumpkin, Sunflower); Sponge; Paint brush; Chipboard tags (SU!); Flourish die (Quic Kutz); Cuttlebug distressed embossing folder (Provocraft); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Paper flower (Bazzill Basics); Copper brad (Making Memories); hemp (SU!); ribbon (May Arts); Sentiment rub on (Royal & Langnickel); Buttons (unknown); Glue dots.

You can check out all the other tags from my amazing CCEE friends here on Monday. Hope you will create your own tag and play along! Check out the CCEE blog for details!


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28 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my...this is just beautiful. Now, may I ask, how do you use this? Do you use it as a real tag, as a gift tag, or hang as a decoration?

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh my goodness, Cammie! This is amazing! I can't imagine it can be any prettier, but I'm sure with all the sparkle it is! Love everything about it!

Dawnie said...

Oh, that is LOVELY! Just breathtaking...

catdidit said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Cammie! I thought the butterfly was one of them purchased paper ones at first, way cool!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh I just love that butterfly Carolyn, wonderful tag!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Oh wow Cammie! This is just gorgeous! You should make tags more often girl! :D The shimmerz IS beautiful! I LOVE it!

((hugs))

Cindy Haffner said...

Your tag is gorgeous Cammie, I love how elegant it looks.

Summerthyme Studio said...

It loos absolutely stunning just to one's eye online!!! beautiful!

Vicki

Gabriea said...

Oh my! What a lovely tag. This would surely go for a good good chunk of change at any retail merchant's. Your creations have me mesmerized.

Charlene said...

Beautiful, Cammie!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is so pretty Carolyn! Love the scroll you cut out...that's awesome!
Thanks for the heads up on the shimmer paints...I'll need those now ;) haha!

RaeAnne said...

i love how vintage it looks.

awesome job

Starla (star) said...

*thud*....gorgeous!

Shelly said...

Very elegant, I love tags and this one is right up there as fabulous!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful tag! Love the nice warm colors :)

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a gorgeous tag, Cammie! I love, love, love that butterfly! And I've been using Shimmerz a lot lately too! Love it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh this is amazingly elegant!!! So beautiful!!! And that Shimmerz....I have GOT to get some of that!!!

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous tag, Cammie!! I love that butterfly and big die cut flourish!! All the sparkle is so pretty as well!!

Elaine said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn!! Love it!!

Kari said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag! I love everything about it!!

Alexandra said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Cammie - I just love that beautiful butterfly!! I love the shimmerz!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anita C said...

Oh very nice tag!! I love all the dimension and yes I can see some of the shimmer :)

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Honestly, Cammie! This tag is beyond wonderful! I love the flourish, the colors, everything!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Cammie! This is so beautiful!

huntla1 said...

This is beautiful. I was wondering about the butterfly, it really is pretty. I don't think I have seen this one before. Lovely job on your tag.

Deborah Anton said...

Just beautiful!! Love it!

dpkennedy said...

This is stunning! I've been thinking about those paints..you're pushing me over the edge!!