Friday, August 21, 2009

Fly away Tag

My time on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen ended in June (shortly before I left for vacation). I am still shocked and honored to have been asked to be on that team. Thank you, Jenn, for the wonderful experience! You rock! Remember to check out the AMAZING DD Gallery this month. (You have to be a fan club member to see it!) The designers all did a fantastic job!

Here is one of the first Dirty Dozen projects I ever created....

Materials-Stamps: Bird-Inkadinkado; Birds in Vines-Flourishes; Weathered bg-SU! ; Paper: Tag (Paper Reflections); cs- white, riding hood red, choc chip ; Ink: Memento tuxedo black; Ranger- Fired Brick, Tea Dye; SU!- banana, more mustard ; Accessories: Flower Soft, Sponge, Copic markers, Embossing powder-black, clear; Versamark, heat tool, May Arts ribbon; hemp, oval punch (SU!), Round tab punch (SU!), Gelly Gems (Gel-a-tins), Jumbo eyelet (SU!), Cropadile (We R Memory Keepers); dimensionals (SU!).

To create this I took a plain white tag (Creative Tags by Paper Reflections) and sponged the entire thing with banana ink (SU!). Then I sponged the outer edges with more mustard ink (SU!). I took my SU! Weathered background and inked it in Ranger Tea Dye ink and stamped over the tag. I used Flourishes, LLC set Bird in Vines for the background flowers. I embossed them in Ranger black embossing powder and then colored the leaves with Copic markers.I used some white Flower Soft on the petals to give them some texture. I stamped the bird on some white cardstock with Memento ink and colored it in with Copic markers. I cut it out, embossed it with clear embossing powder and popped it up on the vine with a dimensional. I stamped the sentiment in Ranger Fired Brick ink. Next, I sponged Ranger Tea Dye ink all over the edges of the tag to create more depth around the edges.The top detail is created by punching the round tab punch (SU!) and layering a red oval punch on top of it and then attaching the jumbo eyelet. I added some Gel-a-tins Gelly gems along the edge of the tab punch. Finally, I added a piece of hemp and some May Arts Ribbon and done!

You can still participate in the Twilight challenge HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Jenn Balcer said...

Cammie, I am so happy that you said *yes* what seems like just yesterday! You're so talented, and I wish you the best of luck (and that we'd gotten together more when we were practically neighbors! That was a CRIME!) . . . if ever you need anything, you know where to find me. (((hugs))) and many thanks!

Donna said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the colors and design. You are so talented, Cammie. Jenn is right. I finished my Twilight card last night but ran out of time to get it on my blog. I'll be doing that this evening.

Maria Levine said...

I love this tag! I love how you achieved the distressed look, it's fantastic!

Ila said...

This tag is Beautiful!!...love the colors and distressing!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your tags are always the best

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Cammie! Love your tag. Have a fabulous weekend! xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful tag Carolyn. I can't believe your time was up either, it went super fast from my point of view! Glad you enjoyed it!

Andrea Walford said...

Great work! Look forward to seeing what comes next!

Connie said...

This is such an amazing tag, Cammie! Love the weathered background behind the beautiful floral/leaf image! Wow, it is so amazing how fast 6 months fly by!!

Starla said...

I remember this tag! (I loved it then, I still love it now!!)So many wonderful details that just make it WOW

Jennie said...

This tag is GORGEOUS! Wow, what a feast for the eyes :o)

Anita C said...

Your tag is soooo beautiful Cammie!! Absolutely stunning!

Alex said...

This is gorgeous Cammie, WOW!!! I was surprised too when you made the Dirty Dozen - I would have thought you would have been picked way sooner because you are VERY TALENTED!!!! I love all your work!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Conniecrafter said...

Just beautiful, love the crackle background, great stamping and coloring of the bird, like the tab at the top too!

Latenightstamper said...

Very beautiful, thank you for the inspiration! Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com
http://latenightstamper1.blogspot.com/