Monday, 1 April 2013

12 tags of 2013 - April

As this is the second post today, please scroll down to the previous post if you want to know this month's BRAND NEW CHALLENGE theme over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

The April tag really gave me some hard times... Distress paints and I will definitely never become best friends - that's for sure ....even though I really love that marbelizing and in the end I managed at least to create one tag that did not go to the bin instantly...

Well, I made the resolution to do all 12 tags of 2013 and I will stick to it!



I also have no alpha parts or "clearly for art" to stamp on, so I used some acetate from packaging material, which I fixed to the tag with some Tim Holtz tissue tape.



Ageing the clock face with Distress paints went quite well... but I will have to practice a lot until I find the results satisfying. 

The stamps I used (due to the lack of that lovely dragonfly stamp) are once more mainly from the fabulous new "Time Travelers" stamp set (which I also used for this 3D pop up card)! I LOVE IT! In the end my tag turned out very, VERY different to Tim's April tag... but I enter it anyway...

"The most important thing is not to win but to take part!" (De Coubertin) ;)



For a finish I coloured some of the areas within the images white to add some contrast and depth. Done.


I enter SSSS's "very strict challenge"  and Out of a hat creation's "Faces" challenge with this tag.

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Hugs,
die amelie x

25 comments:

  1. Zwei supertolle Tags sind das geworden.

    Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Restfeiertag

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  2. WOW! Your steampunk card is very cool! I love Tim's new stamp sets and you have really done them justice on this tag. Love the patina look on some of your elements. Very nice design! Thanks so much for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  3. What a great tag... dramatic improvisation on TH's original! Love those new stamps, and the clock looks pretty good to me!!
    Alison xx

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  4. oh wow! das ist richtig , richtig klasse! Wahnsinnig schön Claudia!

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  5. Love the aged effects you have created on this and using the white highlights is so effective. Hugs, Jenny x

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  6. A great tag with such interesting details Von...colours, tape, stamps, they fit so well...great!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  7. boah ist das toll !!!! besonders die weißen Akzente bei dem Mann sind sehr gut gesetzt. klasse

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  8. Well I love your interpretation of sir Tim's original! The colours are great and I love how you have just improvised and made your own original version! Isn't it funny how Tim makes it all look so easy and then when you try it yourself, it is never quite the same? Have to say, I am not convinced about the paints either yet. They seem to work great on the metal bits though, love how your clock face turned out!!

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  9. Very Nice. Love the Steampunk
    ~ Terry ~

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  10. Your tag is beautiful. I really like the white accents you added at the end.

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  11. I love Tim Holtz, tags and steampunk so this project is right up my street. The Brett Weldele collaboration brought us some wonderful stamps and the face is perfect for this week's challenge at Out of a hat creations. Thanks for playing along. Tracey x

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  12. This is wonderful and the face is brilliant. Nice to have a male face for our challenge at Out of Hat this week.

    Nice to have you join in with us

    Love Chrissie xxxx

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  13. Love all the stamps you used!! :D

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  14. Das finde ich auch total toll!!!! Wirklich ganz, ganz große Klasse!!!!

    LG!

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  15. WOW !!! I love your tag, the white has given a fabulous effect
    Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  16. Great tag! I have to find me that gentleman stamp! White pops it nicely!

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  17. Fabulous tag love the steam punk style and a handsome face love how he is highlighted in the white. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

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  18. This is amazing, Claudia! Love the dark colors with the subtle white highlights! Very grungy and steampunky! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  19. I think your TH tag turned out gorgeous, and I love how you made it your own. I don't have a lot of the stuff either this time around, so will have to see how mine turns out! Hopefully, as good as yours did! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  20. Love your tag! I love the way you've aged the gent! Perfect! The patina looks wonderful...great take! Thank you for sharing with our anything goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show...no joke!!!

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  21. Fantastic tag you made, I like the details and the colors! =)
    I'm also trying to make all of them, but haven't done this one yet.
    Hugs, Elenor

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  22. You tag is fantastic!!! I love all of the white accents. Great color/patina.

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