Wednesday, 19 June 2013


As I was a lucky girl to get to buy the lovely Artistic Outpost stamp sheet "Old Grist Mill" second hand from Rosie AND they already arrived today, I had to use them immediately for a tag.

I also was inspired by Fashionable Stamping Challenges' "Something New/New Style", The Artistic Stamper's - "Makes For Men" and SSSaS's "Kraft" challenges, which I enter this tag into. I also enter the Artistic Outpost's June Referral Program with it.

Something New - yes, to ME my new stamping sheet is as good as new (and Rosie really took great care of it, so it arrived merely as good as new) AND I guess I also did a new style - working with Perfect Pearls for my very first time, creating the background for this tag.

The grungy look and the muted colours work perfectly for makes for men I'd say and Kraft is the material of the tag - a piece of packaging material I kept, as I love the natural Kraft look.

The "create" stamp is one of my self made ones from funky foam (for the how to click here). I heat embossed this image using Ranger embossing powder "walnut stain".

I rusted the bottle cap myself (which was actually a lot of work - I left them in a plastic container with some vinegar and salt on my balcony for some weeks ;).

Then I filled it with some "treasures" and UTEE and heated it from below, holding the bottle cap with a pair of tongs.

It was glued to the tag together with the piece of burlap.

I used a piece from the tag's ribbon (which I won alongside with a lovely assortment of various ribbons as a winner of  Zeus and Zoe's last challenge :) to "frame" my chit chat sticker, and fixed it to the tag with some Chronology brads.

The tag's background was made with the Tim Holtz "Wrinkle Free Distress Technique", using Perfect Pearls alongside some Distress inks.

When the tag was totally soaked, I crumpled it to a ball and rolled it between my palms. Then I unfolded my ball carefully and started to dry the tag. That way I created a kinda "faux leather" effect, which I definitely LOVE! ;)

I highlighted some of the raised areas, blending them with DI "vintage photo", which I also used for blending the tag's edges. Done!

I hope you like it!
Also a big thank you so far to those who have already been celebrating my blog anniversary with me! (See sticky post). I wished you could all be winners ;)

Claudia - die amelie x


  1. Hallo Claudia, das ist ein traumahft schönes Tag geworden.
    Ich freue mich zu lesen, dass die Stempel wohlbehalten angekommen sind.

    Viel Spaß damit

  2., this tag has amazing texture and the colours are fabulous Claudia, love it...Mel:)x

  3. tag is amazing. Love the texture and the really worn look of it! This is grunge on steriods! I love it! That bottle cap with the little elements "frozen" in it is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Superb 'faux leather' effect Claudia! Brilliantly grungy tag. Nicola x

  5. Love the faux leather technique you used Claudia, a great tag! Hugs, Anne x

  6. Super, super, super!! Tolle Optik (:o) Hast du mal den Reinker ausprobiert? Aufsprühen, einmassieren und durchkneten. Danach fühlt sich das Papier sogar an wie Leder.

  7. Gorgeous tag! Love the all wrinkled up look! So much texture! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  8. A fabulously textured tag, and the burlap looks wonderful too... the bottle cap is amazing filled with treasures. Lovely to have you play along both at Artistic Outpost and at The Artistic Stamper!
    Alison xx

  9. Fabulous techniques and elements, a great tag.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  10. Fabulous tag Claudia x love the background and the embellies look fabulous. Wonderful piece

    Hugs Annie x

  11. What a lot of great techniques Claudia! Love the background and all the details! Gorgeous in total.

    groetjes, Alie :-)

  12. Na das sieht ja großartig aus und man entdeckt hier wieder so tolle Details.

  13. das ist komplett auf meiner Schiene..


  14. Wonderful tag, great grungy look! Valerie

  15. FAb tag !!LOve the grungy look!!!!! barbarayaya

  16. Ein wunderschönes Tag, der Hintergrund sieht klasse aus. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

  17. Hi Claudia, Fabulous tag, love the techniques you've used and the bottle top looks brilliant.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Hugs, Avril xx

  18. Fabulous tag, love the texture you've created. Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  19. Amazing tag and wonderful texture...thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month and good luck!! :) x


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