Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tag Album "creepy.crawly."

Maybe you know that too: you have just received gorgeous new stamps but the inspiration won't come....

Well, I found some really awesome Halloween stamps at RedLead! And when they finally had arrived, I still had no idea for a Halloween project that got me going.

Yesterday evening, finally, I stumbled upon Frilly and Funkie 's "A Different Kind Of Tag (Plus A Theme)" and THAT (thank you so much, FaFs!!!) turned the switch. So today I started my "Four Tags Halloween Album", also keeping in mind, that I wanted to use my beloved flonzcraft stamps (frame on cover and all the flourishes and borders in the project are flonzcraft stamps. Skeletton as well), as I was invited to a wonderful new challenge blog, called "Vintage Stamping Challenges" , which is sponsored by Flonzcraft (which I think, is absolutely fabulous!!). So I planned to use some of my flonzcraft stamps too, to enter their challenge too.

I also enter the challenges from "ABAC" with my sparkling front cover and all the embossing, from "Loves Rubberstamps", as I luckily found "scarecrow" and "Halloween" in the word cloud for the actual autumnal challenge and the one from the "Smudger Challenge Blog", where "anything Halloween" is asked for.

This time I decided to do a size 5 tag project, as it fitted my stamps best.
This is how it looks like:

First I cut out four tags from four sheets of some of my paper stashes ("Chillingsworth Manor" from echo park and "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" from Graphics 45) and - for the binding - a strip out of corrugated card the same width as the tags, but twice the length plus about a centimetre for the album's back. 


Then I also needed something to attach the tags to. So I folded a small accordion, where I wanted to glue the tags in between. I did twice the amount of creases, to have spare folds between the singel tags, to provide space in the album for things attached to the tags.

Hope, you can see it here:


Stamps used for the tags and the cover are from: Tim Holtz, flonzcraft, My Mind's Eye and RedLead.
Distress inks used: "peeled paint", "pumice stone", "mustard seed", "spiced marmalade", "black soot", "barn door" and "antique linen".

Here are the four tags the booklet contains:

 (Click on pictures to enlarge)

Spider webs on the tags were embossed with white, black and deep red "Sternenstaub". Images were stamped with archival black ink and Distress ink "black soot".


The cover was first sprayed with Glimmer Mists "Marmalade" and "Pomegranate" and Maya Mist "Espresso Brown", afterwards partially painted with the "Snow Cap" acrylic paint dabber and the edges blended with black stamping ink.

 (This is the backside of the cover).

For little "Darla's" glowing red eyes (see third tag) I used "Xmas red" Stickles and for the embossed title "efco embossing powder "red superglitter".


I attached various ribbons to the tags, glued them into the folded accordion and then the whole bundle into the pre-cut and folded cover.

Here some more close-ups as usual!



Hope, you like it!
Hugs,
die amelie xx

57 comments:

  1. Fantastisch! Jedes Tag ist schon für sich eine Augenweide und als Büchlein ein richtiges Kunst - werk.(:o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Danke recht herzlich, liebe Elly!

      Freut mich riesig, dass es dir so gut gefällt!!!

      Ein fröhliches "Servus" aus Wien,
      Claudia x

      Delete
  2. I am so glad that you stopped by my blog for a visit so that I could find your blog! I love your work and have added you to my reader so that I don't miss anything.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Sarah!

      I am glad I found YOU in blogland. Your creations are so inspirational to me! :)

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

      Delete
  3. Bin grad *schnappatmend* umgefallen.
    Neeeeee, was genial, sowas von großartig und super und ... umwerfend. Hast Du super gemacht, liebe Claudia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ich fächel dir mal ein wenig frische Luft zu, liebe Rosie,

      und freu mich riesig, dass es dir so gut gefällt!!! Danke für deinen lieben Besuch bei mir!

      Busserl,
      Claudia xx

      Delete
  4. Wonderful work, Claudia! So much imagination and technique combined... the embossed spiders' webs give such great texture - and all your stamps are so brilliantly used. Corrugated covers are fabulous - and Darla's eyes are truly horrific (in a good way!)...
    Alison xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should have seen my working space, Alison... ;)

      But I am sure, you know that state of creative crafting, when you dive deep into your materials (because they are piled around your working area, that gets smaller and smaller while crafting *lol). Well, it definitely was one of these days :)

      Thank you so much for your lovely laud and the visit!

      Wishes,
      Claudia xxxx

      Delete
  5. Also, mir fehlen gerade die Worte......und ich bin hin und weg....was für traumhaftschöne Tags und dann das wundervolle Buch dazu, ein absolutes Meisterwerk, mein dickes Kompliment.

    Wünsche dir noch einen schönen Abend, einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ui, Andrea,

      dein schönes Lob haut mich jetzt glatt um! Meinen allerliebsten Dank dafür und für deinen lieben Besuch!!!

      Dickes "Freu-mich-Bussi",
      Claudia xxx

      Delete
  6. SIMPLY SPOOKTACULAR liebe Claudia! Hast Du das nun "gezaubert" oder "gehext"? GIGANTISCH GENIAL !

    liebe Grüße

    Susi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ist in meiner Hexenküche unter viel Gebrodel entstanden, liebe Susi! :))

      Danke für deinen lieben Besuch und das Hammer-Lob!!! Ich freu mich riesig, dass es dir so gut gefällt!

      Bussi,
      Claudia xx

      Delete
  7. Boah Claudia, ich krieg auch die Kinnlade nicht mehr zu, schon wieder so ein geniales Teil. *Respekt*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wie lieb von dir, Margot!!! :)

      Ich mach halt in letzter Zeit nicht sooo oft was, aber das dafür dann eben gleich ein wenig aufwändiger... ;)
      Schön, dass es dir so gut gefällt!

      Liebe Grüße an dich,
      Claudia x

      Delete
  8. Wow, wow, WOW!!!! Das ist ja absolute Spitze!!!! Ich habe Schnappatmung!!!! Richtig, richtig klasse!!!!

    LG!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Danke schön, Turwen,

      lieb von dir! Schön, dass dir das Album so gut gefällt! :))

      LG,
      Claudia x

      Delete
  9. WOW das ist ein spitzenmässiges Tag Büchlein, jede Seite so genial und aufwändig gemacht, großes Kino!
    LG Anja

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great little book - love all the images and textures!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wickedly wonderful creations! Love your tag booklet, great inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, these are fabulous tags, love all the textures and details you added. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Fabulous fabulous!!! Your altered tag book is amazing! I love how you attached the pages, and there are so so many details! Great job, and so glad you played along with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. It looks fabulous :) Very nice work x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Spooky, creepy, full of scary stuff Claudia, I love it. Your imagination is full of creativity which is fabulous for us.

    Thank you for sharing these tags with us on our very first challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The pleasure was completely on my side, Shirl! :))

      Thank you for the wonderful laud (and for inviting me over)!

      Hugs,
      Claudia xx

      Delete
  16. Thank you all so very much, Anja, Alexa, Diana, Holly, Anita and Izzy!!!

    Your laud really means a lot to me, you know! You all encourage me to go on creating and your words tell me, that I am on the right path!

    Best wishes to you all,
    die amelie xxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. OMG was für ein geniales Teil, die einzelnen Tags sind schon ein Augenschmaus und das Büchlein als ganzes Traum, so schön *schwärm*!!!

    lg Uli

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meinen allerherzlichsten, lieben Dank, Uli,

      für Besuch und Lob!!! Ich freu mich!

      Busserl,
      Claudia xx

      Delete
  18. Very cool tag album! Love the papers you used and the embellishments! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :) Hugs, Marcy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely laud, Marcy!!! :)

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

      Delete
  19. A really super tag book with so much interest in detail.

    Many thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenge this month.

    B x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Brenda,

      for stoppinng by! :)

      die amelie x

      Delete
  20. very scary work! perfect for the Smudger Halloween Challenge. Thanks for joining us!
    ~wendy, DT Smudger Challenge Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Wendy,

      for the lovely visit! :)

      Delete
  21. WOW,Das ist einfach nur ganz großes Kino claudia,jedes tag ist sooo genial gemacht, und auch die motive sind der knaller,ich bin rest los begeistert *schwärm*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Danke, liebe Jeannette,

      für das schöne Lob! Freut mich total!!!

      Busserl,
      Claudia

      Delete
  22. Grossartig! Dein Album ist absolut nach meinem Geschmack, total genial! LG, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Besten Dank, Valerie,

      für den lieben Besuch und das feine Lob! *freu

      LG,
      Claudia x

      Delete
  23. Absolutely gorgeous! Love what you've done with the stamps - even if your mind had gone blank! What will you do if your mind is full of ideas??!! A stunning creation and I love the fact that each tag is a little work of art too.
    So glad you joined in again at ABAC.
    Juliaxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think, it became this good, BECAUSE I had no specific ideas when I started creating. I was "in the flow" as we say - every step led to another - so I did not have to think at all. I love that state of creating so much!

      Thank you for your lovely visit, Julia!!!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

      Delete
  24. SPOOKTASTIC !! This is awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at Smudger Challenge with this fab creation :-) xxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Ike! :)))

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

      Delete
  25. Fabulous tag book ! Love all the different techniques and detail you've added. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie. Sue C x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Sue C!

      So glad you like it!

      die amelie xx

      Delete
  26. Super cool and your photography skills are extremely brilliant. Thanks for entering it in the smudger challenge blog. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, thank you for that, Andrea!

      I really try to do good pictures, that capture the details and "nature" of the project. So glad, you like my stuff (AND the pictures)! :))

      die amelie xx

      Delete
  27. Absolutely fantastically fabulous! I love everything about it! I could look at it for hours! Such great details and dimension and texture and ....I could go on and on! So glad you joined us at Anything But a Card!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh... :))))

      Thank you so much, Carla!

      Sooo glad, you like it so much! :)

      die amelie xx

      Delete
  28. Hi Claudia.....love your tag booklet. I love the stamps and decorated pages....absolutely stunning. I am trying to find Mr Mojo but its not working...so glad I found your blog i AM NOW FOLLOWING YOU ON MY READERS LIST.

    tfs AND GOOD LUCK IN THE CHALLENGE.

    crAFTY HUGS aNNIE X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad to be able to welcome you among my readers, Annie! :))

      Mr. Mojo didn't like the weather here either and didn't stop by with me today. Wonder, who he is visiting at the moment ;)

      Thank you for the wishes!!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

      Delete
  29. So loving your altered tag booklet! Each page is filled with such spooky fun and great vintage colors! Just became a follower! Thank you for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks to Frilly and Funkie's challenge I had the idea to this, as the pieces of your DT were soo inspriational!!!!

    So glad I can welcome you as my latest follower! :)

    Hugs,
    die amelie x

    ReplyDelete
  31. Ganz großes Kino, ich liebe Halloween-Werke und deines sieht megagenial aus. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der ersten Vintage Stamping Challenge, hoffe doch, dass du in Zukunft auch dabei bist ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aber sicher bin ich auch in Zukunft dabei, Barnie!!!! :))

      Wie schön, dass dir mein kleines Grusel-Booklet so gefällt!!!

      Recht liebe Grüße,
      die amelie xx

      Delete
  32. AWESOME texture you put into all of this! LOVE it:) Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Christy,

      for the visit and the wonderful laud! :)

      die amelie xx

      Delete

Thank you so much for your visit and especially for taking the time to leave me a short comment! xxx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...