Friday 13 September 2013

12 tags of 2013, "Emboss" and "Anything From Your Garden"

Today I want to share with you two tags I made.

The first shows my try on Tim's September tag from his 12 tags of 2013. He used a lot of stencils which I don't have (and which can only be pre-ordered at the moment over here) - so I made my own using some of his alterations and Movers and Shapers Sizzix dies.
But it was a great opportunity to play a bit with my new Tim Holtz stamps from the awesome "Laboratoire" and "Poisonous" stamp sets!

So I did some masking and some stencilling .... some shapes get visible at second sight I am afraid, but the layering led to some effects I really like.

With the second tag I enter Vintage Stamping Challenges challenge "Anything from your Garden".

I played around with the clear embossing powder resist technique, some stencilling and texture paste, with distress inks, chipboards, Stickles and my new stamps from 7Gypsies.

Maybe you can see it on this picture: I used a wood grain stencil from TCW and first applied embossing ink to the tag and after I had blended the tag with some Distress inks after heat embossing, I applied some texture paste through the same stencil and with some of the same spots.

I wanted to incorporate all the colours my garden shows when it is in bloom. And of course I had to show all the wonderful creatures that make our garden the wonderland that it is to us.

I enter this tag to SimonSaysStamp's Monday challenge too, as they want us to "emboss", (which I did ;).

Thank you for visiting!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia - die amelie x


  1. Ach Claudia! das Timmy Tag ist ja schon ein Highlight ..aber das Gartentag lässt mich seufzen und schwärmen ohne Ende!
    hab ein schönes Wochenende!


  2. Gorgeous tags. I love the second one. Thats my favorite.

  3. Hi Claudia, your tags look great, especially the "Anything fron the garden" one. So much depth ans colour and just love the butterfly. viele gruesse von Francesca

  4. wow - die sind beide einfach traumhaft !!!! Zum klauen schön ;o)

  5. Wonderful tags both of them Claudia! I love how you improvised on the stencils in Tim's September tag, the layering looks fantastic! Stunning second tag too, The background and dimension look fabulous and I love the idea of that piece behind the tag, it makes for such a cool shape!

  6. Claudia...I love your embossed tag that you've submitted to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It's beautiful! Love the emboss resist technique that you used on the background. The colors are so lovely and those butterflies are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us! <3 Candy

  7. Both tags are stunning! I like your home made stencils (we don't always have to buy everything - although it's nice if you can).

  8. Auch auf deinem Blog wird es herbstlich (:o) Grandios, was dir da wieder vom Tisch gehüpft ist und die satten Farben....yummy....lassen einen nur so dahin schmelzen. Ich will mich gar nicht entscheiden, welches Tag schöner ist....denn ich finde beide absolute Oberklasse!! (:o)

  9. ganz wunderbar kann ich nur sagen! herrlich-kreativ und originell.
    ganz liebe grüße und danke für's zwigen!

  10. Again so creative these tags, Claudia...although the first one is my favorite.

  11. Das sind 2 geniale Tags, ganz grandios gestaltet, tolle Farbzusammenstellung und sooo tolle Motive darauf, ein Augenschmaus.
    Liebe Grüße

  12. Fabulous tags Claudia, I love the soft layering of the stencils, you did a really neat job with them.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  13. Zwei ganz, ganz tolle Tags!!!! Absolut fantastisch!!!!


  14. Stunning tags Amelie and you have created lovely texture and interest on both.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  15. Beautiful tags! Love the spots of highlight in the first tag and the depth of color in the second. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  16. These tags are absolutely stunning! You are so talented and I feel lucky to have stumbled across your blog! I love the whimsicality and artistry that you incorporate into your work. These are so inspiring and I'm so glad you shared them with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

  17. Gorgeous tags!! Both of them are wonderful. I totally love the colours and textures of the second tag, and all the details. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!!

  18. I love the first tag for the delicate layering - love the subtle placement of the bats and the oval highlights - love the second because it reminds me of a more vibrant and tactile version of the lovely illustrations in old plant books.

  19. These are amazing tags Claudia with some beautiful techniques.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x


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