Sunday, 13 October 2013

Another CC 102 inspired tag

First I want to thank you all for your lovely and kind words on my being featured with Tim's students gallery over at CC 102! They fill my heart with sunshine and they are mostly what gets me going on my creative journey. So I really want you to know that I am glad you share some of the way with me and let ME know either ;)

I had some time to give some of the CC 102 techniques more time for a play and this is the result:


I did some "eroded metallic" (with the background), some rusting with distress embossing powder, the "painted crackles", some alcohol inking and the "faux crackled glass" on this tag. Most of them will sure become favourites of mine - as the possibilities seem endless and I just LOVE the surface texture you can create with it.


As you just have to see those fine crackles the coloured Distress clear rock candy creates, I also have some more close-ups (as a kind of surrogate for the fact that you can't touch the tag and the various surface textures).





I fixed the light bulb to the tag using some thin black wire and I placed in front of the tag's hole so the light shines through when you hold the tag against the light (which is a funny effect - making the bulb look like it has been lit).


I really love that colour combination of the rusty tones and the pale patina verdigris blue-greens.
I dry embossed the tag after I had covered it with the eroded metallic technique and sanded the raised areas a bit down. Then I blended them with DI "broken china".


I let some Distress stain "brushed corduroy" seep into the crackles...but I found that you have to be careful with doing so as some of the crackled surface might fall off if you let your card underneath the crackle texture get too wet.


The light bulb's socket was given a coat of alcohol mixative "copper" and some "sunset".


The die cut gears were glued to the tag, but the text labels are fixed to them with brads so they stay spinnable. Love it when there's something "moveable" or "mechanical" on my steampunk makes.





Actually the tag is more blue-ish than the last picture shows... my camera just did not do the calibrating the same way as it does when I do the close-ups. Sorry for that, but even editing the image could not change the colour tones to match the real colours from the close-ups. Also the metallic surfaces are really hard to photograph... well, I tried my best and I hope you like the tag and the images anyway.

As I used a rubber stamp on this tag too, I enter it to Simon Wednesday 's challenge "Use a clear/rubber stamp". And luckily it also fits the challenge over at Dragons Dream Tag It On, "A word of your choice - plus die cuts, layers, brown" and the Artful Times challenge "Feeling distressed"

Hugs and happy crafting,

die amelie x

30 comments:

  1. Wow, that's some amazing texture! Beautiful work! And what a clever way of incorporating the light bulb... :)

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  2. ...Claudia this is one cracking Tag!!...a visual feast, love it :))Xx

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  3. STUNNING steampunk tag!! Hugs, Anne x

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  4. Stunning tag Claudia so much fabulous technique
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. Total klasse - ich bin absolut begeistert wie du viele der Techniken gleich eingesetzt hast. Ganz großes Kino. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Dragons Dream Tag It On.

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  6. Great techniques and colors! Wow!

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  7. Claudia this is one of my fav tag steampunk!!!! Really wonderful, love colors and textures and technique you've used here!

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  8. This is an amazing tag for the colours, the techniques, the texture and one of my all time favourite themes, Steampunk.
    Such a sensational creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. Wow, this is stunning. We really love anything steampunk anyway but your tag is amazing. The crackles work so well on the cogs, making them look even more authentic.

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  10. Such a great tag Claudia! Great rusty effects and details....amazing result!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your awesome tag with us! What inspiration to get started on making some nice cards with the tags too!

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  12. absolut HAMMERSTARK Claudia!

    A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!

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  13. Boah - Schnappatmung - das ist ja einfach der Mega-Hammer - mir fehlen langsam echt die Superlative bei deinen Werken!!!!!

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  14. Stunning tag... Gorgeous layers of fabulous texture... Love all the crackle great colours too... amazing work! Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x x

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  15. Die amelie this tag is amazing! You are just such a talented lady! I hope you are doing well,
    Hugs
    Ellen

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  16. Wonderful tag with so many things to admire on it

    Chrissie x

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  17. Oh wow Claudia!!! These techniques certainly lend themselves to a marvelous steampunk tag! I love your eroded metallic back ground (so cool with the embossing folder). And that painted crackle on the gear is perfect. Looks great with the rust on the other gear. Love the top and bottom of the tag too. Wow -- I pretty much love everything about this tag. Awesome job!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  18. wow. total schön gearbeitet...ich liebe die ganzen Details

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  19. Amazing tag, I love your combination of colors and textures! Beautiful composition!

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  20. This tag is fabulous - I need to hurry up and make it thru the class so that I compare back to what you did... This is a real beauty!

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  21. Gorgeous tag I love all the layers and the colour is yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

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  22. WOW...ein HAMMERTEIL...bin begeistert!!!

    LG Marion

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  23. This. Is. Awesome! I love everything about it! Great texture, beautiful painting and inking, and fantastic design! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  24. Be still my beating heart! What an absolute triumph - the weathered, distressed, decayed techniques all come together here to make a completely perfect whole - I absolutely love it!
    Alison xx

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  25. Fantastic tag, love all of it. Great textures and colours.

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  26. Gorgeous! All the elements are perfectly done :)

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  27. Das ist wieder richtig, richtig toll!!!! So viele besondere Details hast du wieder verarbeitet, genial!!!!

    LG!

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  28. Stunning tag - so much texture & so much to see, I love it!!
    Ann-R x

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  29. WOW amazing tag so much to look at :). Sandra X

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  30. You certainly did justice to this tag which is fabulous. I love Steampunk and I love that guy at the base of the tag and then there are the colours and the effects. Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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