Friday, December 9, 2011

Tim's Tag, Day 9 - When in Doubt, Glitter!

Today, I wasn't much in the tag mood. I think I might just be getting a little tag burnout! I finally decided I'd go ahead give today's tag from Tim a try. My biggest problem was trying to figure out what to use in place of the Candlelight Fright die he used. I ended up rifling through my bin of Grungeboard pieces and found this bird, which I thought was perfect!

I knew I wanted to do a softer color palette for today's tag, so I chose to stamp my background (from Artistic Outpost's Jane's Countryside collection) with the new Iced Spruce Distress ink. I tried a little experiment to see what it would look like if I used Picket Fence Distress Stain for my other color. It worked ok...not sure I would recommend using it for embossing, but I still love how it looks!

I felt like my tag was a little blah, so I reheated my embossing powder and sprinkled some of Martha's clear glitter over the top. It added just enough sparkle to give the tag some life. My Grungeboard bird was painted with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber and then covered with more glitter. I tied a little piece of silver garland around his neck and embellished with with foliage that was cut from Kraft Core'dinations using the Sizzix Festive Greenery die. The ribbon on the tag was dyed with Iced Spruce Distress ink.

I think this is my favorite part of the whole tag! I used Tim's Sizzix Vintage Market alpha die to cut the letters from white cardstock. I sponged them with Iced Spruce Distress ink and then covered them with more of Martha's glitter. They kind of blended into the background too much, so I cut more letters from white cardstock, glittered them, and then layered the green letters on top for a 3d effect. Love the glitter on top of the Iced Spruce! To finish the bottom, I cut a strip of lace from white cardstock, using the Vintage Lace die. It, too, was given the glitter treatment and adhered to the bottom of the tag.

This is one of those tags that you have to see in person - it just glistens from all that glitter! If you'd like to purchase the supplies I used, they are available at Inspiration Emporium. When you use my coupon code - stamptramp - you'll receive 10% off your order! Yay!

Supplies used:
Sizzix Vintage Market Die
Sizzix Vintage Lace Die
Sizzix Festive Greenery Die
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Ink - Iced Spruce
Ranger Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber - Snow Cap
Kraft Core'diantions Paper

Have a great weekend, everyone! :-)

30 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I just love everything about it. The best tag I have seen today!

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  2. So soft and sparkly! I love this tag!

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  3. I am SO loving your tags Shelly! This one is so pretty! Adore it! And those little acorns...ack, too cute!

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  4. Peace is the perfect title for this tag...the soft colors, the gorgeous dove (haven't seen that one). It is all so gorgeous!!!

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  5. It is gorgeous, I so LOVE it-love you chose the soft way- and the bird.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  6. Beautiful soft and elegant! Love that dove. The glitter is fab!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous. I even feel a little chilly looking at it! The dove was a great idea to use and you've decorated the whole piece so beautifully. Have a great weekend.

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  8. My jaw just dropped when I saw your tag today....I just love it, and so glad you did it your way...it's all so soft and icy...and I'm sooo happy to say that I have found tons of acorns to last me for a good while..I will continue to be your #1 fan.

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  9. Love your take on the technique today. So soft and peaceful. Really pretty!

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  10. Your tag ROCKS. Love the colours, really pretty, and the bird is perfect. I wasn't happy with mine, background aside!

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  11. This is my favorite tag so far of all days and of everyone's tags! It's soooooooo beautiful - I think I'll try to see what I can come up with as my version of your tag :-). And I'm thinking I need some Iced Spruce........

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  12. Fabulous tag! The soft colors are stunning, and the dove is amazing!

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  13. I do love those letters and the tag is just so pretty and vintage. BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. Your tag is heavenly..very very beautiful

    susan s.

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  15. GORGEOUS ! I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT GLITTER HAVING TO BE SEEN IN PERSON. VERY HARD TO CAPTURE ON FILM.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS !

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  16. Beautiful! I like the idea of layering the letters.

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  17. Your work is STUNNING! I heard about your blog from the girls in our monthly stamping group. I'm so inspired by your use of color and texture,but mostly I love that you encourage us to find our own style and artistic voice. Thanks, Shelly

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  18. Very nice! I think the color combo you used came out very pretty and to be honest I like it better than Tim's!

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  19. Shelly, seriously, if people got to know about your art and see your creations, you'd have as many followers as Tim! You are fantastic!

    (OMG .... I'm beginning to feel like a groupie!!!! LOL!)

    Love it!

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  20. This is my favourite tag so far, though I love all the others too.
    It's very dreamy, pretty and peaceful.
    I'm So glad I found & subscribed to your blog!!

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  21. This is breathtaking. I absolutely love it. I'm not much into the "fright" stuff, so the candlestick was not appealing to me (sorry). Now THIS is something I can latch onto! Thanks!

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  22. I love your background! All the soft colors work so well together and the glitter adds even more dimension.

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  23. How lovely! The dove, the soft colors, the lettering, all just beautiful!

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  24. Oh I love your tag! Made me smile and take it personally - couple of days before I was struggling with costume of dove (actually tiara with dove made out of cardstock) for my son's x-mas vision in his kindergarten! Your dove and mine have so much in common! I guess I should lift your tag - it will be a good way to remember this X-mas:))) Besides white is sooo cool!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!