Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Once more it's challenge time over at Try it on Tuesday AND a new year has just begun! What about your New Year's resolutions? (I admit, I don't have any - except maybe getting well soon - which I wish everyone who has been dealing with health problems for way too long!!)

This fortnight's challenge invites you to show projects made with "New Stash". Luckily again Crafty-emblies will be our sponsor for this month and provide us with a £10 store voucher for the winner.  

Create something using new stash and - please - tell us what you used! We are curiously looking forward to your "New Stash" (which always provides awesome inspiration, doesn't it?) and what you will create with it!

Here's what my new stash inspired me on - well, you saw it already at the beginning of this post ;)
I (finally!) got a Sizzix Big Shot for Christmas (from my wonderful husband, who always supports my creative doings) and with it came some gorgeous embossing folders and dies of course!

For my New Year's tag I used the Tim Holtz "Alterations" dies "Tiny Tabs&Tags" and "Alphabetical", the TH "Alterations Texture Fades" embossing folder "Diamond Plate" and a stamp from the awesome Indigo Blu stamp set "Sarah's Choice".

I treated a #8 sized tag with alcohol inks and ran it through the Big Shot afterwards, embossing it with the "Diamond plate" folder. Then I rubbed in some black stamping ink for more depth.

The "Tiny Tabs&Tags", cut from deep red cardboard, received a treatment with Glimmer Mist "Chocolate Covered Cherries" and heat embossing with Ranger Antiquities "Rust" embossing powder and Fran-tage "aged copper enamel".

The "Alphabetical" letters were coloured with Distress stains "brushed pewter" and "tarnished brass" and glued onto the tags. After playing around with them for a while to find their correct positions, I fixed the tabs with tiny shiny brads to add some bling for some New Year's festivity.

The "Inspire" quote was stamped with "walnut stain" Distress ink onto a scrap from a self-made background, which I distressed with the distressing tool and blended with some "vintage photo" around the edges.

For a finish I covered some areas of the tag with "aged copper embossing enamel". Wallaah! (And, please, also scroll down to the first post of today - the new challenge over at FwATCs, where you can also show "Something new" for this fortnight).

A Happy New Year with loads of health, luck and inspiration to all of you, my dear readers, scrap friends and followers!!

I am joining crafts 4 eternity's challenge with the "Something New-Recipe" with this tag.

Claudia - die amelie xxx


  1. Das ist ein zauberhaftes Tag udn die Farbkombination ist hinreissend.
    Liebe Claudia,
    ich wünsche Dir ein glückliches, kreatives und vorallem gesundes Neues Jahr 2013,
    lG Anja

  2. Liebe Claudia, wunderschöne Werke darf ich bei Dir wieder bewundern, traumhaft.
    Ich wünsche dir noch ein gesundes und kreatives Jahr 2013.

  3. Ohh Claudia, this is amazing! Love all the faux metal! So cool to see all the details in the pretty pictures! Happy New Year to you too! Hugs, Sandra

  4. Ein wunderschönes Tag mit tollen Details und super Textur. Ich wünsche dir ein frohes und glückliches Jahr 2013.

  5. Yummy yummy textures - some cracking inspiration for the New Year! Happy New Year! Cindy

  6. Wow, love the textures and rich colours, its a fantastic tag.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Fabulous tag, love the texture you have created with all the embossing and frantage. Great Christmas presents too.
    Wishing you a great New Year.
    Avril xx

  8. Superb attention to detail and fabulous techniques as ever Claudia. Think I need to sign up to a 'use of alcohol inks' session with you:) Dead envious of your Big Shot which you will undoubtedly put to further superb use as the year progresses, but you're right. Lots of fab stash has landed in my stocking too. Hope you have a wonderful 2013. Hugs, Jenny x

  9. An absolutely gorgeous tag. The embossing and details are just superb. the little letter tags are my favorite part.

  10. I can see you're already loving the BigShot - what an inspired tag! I love what you've done with the tabs and tags and the lettering - and as always, such fabulous use of the embossing enamel - bravo!

    Completely agree with your health resolution... do hope you have a healthy and happy 2013 - with lots more genius creativity like this!!
    Alison xx

  11. Oh, that Glimmer Mist called "Chocolate covered cherries", just sounds devine, I want some, just for the name, lol LOVE your tag and all the elements you add to it! Wonderful job! waving hi from the cloudy hills of North Carolina :)

  12. Ich sehe, dein Neues Jahr beginnt mit dem Embossing Fieber(:o)Das ist hoffentlich ansteckend. Ein gesundes und kreatives Neues Jahr wünsche ich dir!

  13. Oh wow - das sieht zum Reinbeissen schön aus..all die herrlichen Texturen... ich schmelze dahin wie Eis in der Sonne!
    Ich wünsche Dir nochmal ganz schnelle Genesung!
    Liebe, liebe Grüße


  14. Great tag! Happy New Year!
    Hugz, Z

  15. Fabulous creation :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. Hello - I've come over to see you from the TIOT Challenge. I adore this tag! It really is so beautiful - Laura xxx


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