The first shows my try on Tim's September tag from his 12 tags of 2013. He used a lot of stencils which I don't have (and which can only be pre-ordered at the moment over here) - so I made my own using some of his alterations and Movers and Shapers Sizzix dies.
But it was a great opportunity to play a bit with my new Tim Holtz stamps from the awesome "Laboratoire" and "Poisonous" stamp sets!
So I did some masking and some stencilling .... some shapes get visible at second sight I am afraid, but the layering led to some effects I really like.
With the second tag I enter Vintage Stamping Challenges challenge "Anything from your Garden".
I played around with the clear embossing powder resist technique, some stencilling and texture paste, with distress inks, chipboards, Stickles and my new stamps from 7Gypsies.
I wanted to incorporate all the colours my garden shows when it is in bloom. And of course I had to show all the wonderful creatures that make our garden the wonderland that it is to us.
I enter this tag to SimonSaysStamp's Monday challenge too, as they want us to "emboss", (which I did ;).
Thank you for visiting!
Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia - die amelie x