Tuesday, 30 July 2013


...is what we want you to do for this fortnight's challenge over at TryItOnTuesday!

This means that - as always - our challenge is an "anything goes" as long as you show us a collage, which must also include some script somewhere ( ...and of course stick to the challenge rules in general ;)

I recently stumbled upon a lovely book about soldered jewelry and so I decided to take up soldering again. This is a technique I had learned over 20 years ago during my arts studies, but honestly never taken any further. But now was the time:
I created a collaged deco hanging with some of my favourite stamps, book pages and images: insects, script/words and plants!

I also wanted to use the awesome bookpages from an old herbarium, which were given to me by lovely ELLIE during a swap! (Thank you for this rare and wonderful treasure, my dear crafting friend!)
And they were just perfect for this project! I sooo love how they are displayed now.

I used 5x5 centimeter Memory glass plates, self adhesive copper foil tape and the soldering iron from dear hubby ;) - and I had a lot of fun!

In the following I will show you all six sides of the hanging ornament:

To create my six small collages, I used pages from the old herbarium, some script and animal stamps which I stamped onto beige card or scraps from the pages' borders and also some scraps from Tim Holtz papers which I stamped some images of insects on. Most of the scraps were cut to size, some of them were torn. All of them were blended with DI "vintage photo" around the edges. Then I glued them to place and put front and back images between two pieces of Memory glass. I covered the edges of the glass sheets with self adhesive copper foil tape and soldered around them afterwards.

Stamps used are from DeStempelwinkel, 7Gypsies and Artemio, stamping inks: archival black jet and sepia. 

Sssshh....my favourite collage is this one ;) :

Working on such small space is something I really like to do. But of course the collages you enter with the challenge can be of any kind and size you want ;)

I invite you now to hop over to Try It On Tuesday to see what my fabulous team mates created for your inspiration! Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your awesome collages soon entered with our challenge!!!!

I enter FSC's "Script/Books/Pages/Print" challenge with this make.(Thought I already had, but it seems I deleted this paragraph accidentally during editing :(


die amelie xx


  1. wow das ist ja unglaublich schön!!!! So tolle Collagen - ein super schönes Dekoelement und richtiges Kunstwerk!!!
    Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  2. *Schnappatmung*, Deine Collagen bzw. das Hängerchen ist ein Traum. Wunder-wunderschön, liebe Claudia

  3. Fabulous project, wonderful collage in such small frames.
    Yvonne x

  4. Ganz toll, ein sehr schönes Stück! LG, Valerie

  5. Absolute perfection, Claudia - the pages and the stamping combine to create perfect tiny charms, and your soldering skills seem to have come right back to life. I'm in love with this.
    Alison x

  6. Da kribbelt es doch gleich in den Fingern (:o) Total klasse gelötet und die Papierchen kommen sowas von super zur Geltung. Mein Neid ist dir sicher (:o)

  7. You are certainly very adept with a soldering iron Claudia - your creation is gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne x

  8. LOVELY!!!! I really need to go visit you for a day or so, LOL


  9. A truly gorgeous creation Claudia, and such clever work with the soldering iron! Love the images you've used.
    Avril xx

  10. What a gorgeous hanging Claudia, so small but yet so detailed...lovely!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  11. absolut genial!!!!!!!

  12. Just LOVE this, and the fact that it is double side is FABULOUS! What great works you do! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( fellow DT member )

  13. Absolutely fabulous piece.I have never attempted soldering before but this looks so pretty. WOnderful little details in each section.

  14. Wirklich phänomenal!!!! Die sehen absolut klasse aus!!!!


  15. You've created a fabulous way of showing off your lovely paper gift. Most impressed with the soldering and the attention to detail. Hugs, Jenny x

  16. Wow Claudia, I want this fantastic piece! I love paper collage and little bugs and butterfly..super!

  17. Hi Claudia. WOW! I love everything about this! Gorgeous stamps, composition, colour...and the soldering is a perfect finish. So relaxing just to look at!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  18. Hi Claudia, Fabulous project, so pleased you linked it to FSC
    Avril xx


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