Saturday 15 June 2013

OurCreativeCorner Mid Month Inspiration - "Recipe"

Hello, my dear crafting friends and followers (and new readers of course)!

The "mid month team" from Our Creative Corner which I am in is here to present you some more projects for inspiration, so we can see your projects entered with our June challenge soon! ;)

This time we are to choose "ingredients" from a "Recipe". 
(I love this kind of challenges ;).

To see what you may choose from, hop over to Our Creative Corner and find out what Jenny aka Buttons has prepared for you.
I chose ribbon, lace and fabric from list A, metal from List B and inks and paints from List C to create this tag:

I covered the die cut tag first with a layer of old rose acrylic paint and applied a layer of crackle medium after it had dried. Over that I went with beige and pale blue acrylic colours. Then I left all to dry and let the magic of crackling happen ;)

On top of that I stamped the lovely "Fleur de Froment" advert from the Tim Holtz "French Marketplace" stamp sheet using sepia archival ink.

After that had dried I partially stamped the wonderful Redlead damask pattern using embossing ink and heat embossed the patterns fragments with white embossing enamel.

The edges of the tag were distressed and blended using "vintage photo" DI.

I added some shabby looking ribbon I bought at "Depot".

Then I stamped a perfume bottle image onto some white fabric, which I toned down using DI "broken china". I glued the fabric onto the tag, blending the upper and lower edges with a self adhesive lace ribbon.

On top of that I glued a Prima fabric flower and added a small rose to the center.

I stamped the "Nightingale" text image from the lovely TJ Designs "Birds of a Feather" collection onto some beige card using DI "aged mahogany". With the same colour I blended the distressed edges of the small cut out piece of card.

Then I fixed the metal heart (from Redlead) with a sticky pad and some rough cord to the tag and stuck the nightingale snippet behind the heart and the fabric (and fixed that also with some double sided tape to the background of the tag).

Done! I hope you like my take on a shabby chic tag (don't do shabby chic very often as I find it quite difficult to do, but this time the crackling lead the way and this is how my tag turned out in the end). :)

Hop over to OCC and see what my teamies have in store for some more inspiration on our Recipe-challenge! Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your entries with our challenge! I leave you with some additional close-ups as usual ;)

die amelie - Claudia x


  1. I adore the faded glamour of this... amazing distressed look to that background - and I know it's my bias, but to me it looks like the leftovers from the dressing room of a 19th century actress, now well past her prime and clinging onto fragments of her past as the theatre crumbles around her... I may need a lie-down now!! Wonderful, atmospheric work, Claudia!
    Alison x

  2. I Love the contrast between the black and the shabby chic background. Great work!

  3. Oh boy, I have been dying to see the step by step for this since first seeing it in completed form, and I wasn't disappointed. The faded beauty of that background is something I must try and you have added some beautiful elements over it to compliment and enhance the whole design. Another superb make Claudia. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Oh..wie ist das schööööööön. Da schlagen alle shabby Herzen gleich mal ein paar Tackte schneller. Die Optik ist dir sowas von gelungen, dass man einen shabby Profi in dir vermuten würde wenn du es nicht anders schreiben würdest. Die Farben und die Auswahl deiner Stempel passen sowas von toll zusammen. Bei der Nachtigall musste ich schmuzeln. Ich habe eine im Garten und sie hat vor ein paar Nächten ihren Gesang eingestellt. Deine Farbkombination muss ich unbedingt ausprobieren. Ich muss noch ein ATC für einen Tausch erstellen und wenn mir die Optik gelingt, gibt es garantiert Schnappatmung (:o)Schönes Wochenende, liebe Claudia

  5. ...super gorgeous! a delicious background, fully loaded with techniques, loooove the crackle and that yummy flower too...Mel:)x

  6. Oh, wie wundervoll! Sehr stimmige Materialauswahl, tolle Gesamtoptik!

  7. Hi Claudia, I can think of no better way to describe what I feel about this tag than to say it is breathtakingly beautiful - faded glamour at it's best! Hugs, Anne x

  8. A stunning background Claudia! Love that rope around the heart, the embossed parts...a really creative tag

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  9. Oh wow Claudia - this is BRILLIANT! The background is so so wonderfully aged - one of the best I've ever seen - amazing layers going on. Love all the other elements too - really fantastic. Nicola x

  10. Beautiful tag, Claudia! Love the rich background! So interesting with all those different layers! Also love the black touches, like the flower and the heart! Hugs, Sandra

  11. Wonderful tag Claudia, love the shabby feel of it, that stunning textured stamping in white makes a brilliant contrast to that black flower and adds to the real drama of this piece, - love it!!

  12. Ooooh, ist das schööön!!!! *schmacht* Das ist ja ein echter Traum!!!! Soooo toll!!!!


  13. Das ist richtig traumhaft geworden!!!! Echt spitze!!!!



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