Monday, 24 March 2014

Creativity is contageous!

Well.....time for my first DT make for That Craft Place, I suppose! 

A warm welcome to my dear readers, followers and especially today all those who followed the link from That Craft Place Natter&Chatter facebook group! So great to have you visit my blog! I hope you will leave my tiny creative spot inspired and ready to create after reading this post (or maybe some more *lol)!

So...these are the fab goodies I created my steampunk tag with. LOVE the stamps and wood embellies from Lisa's exclusive Ditzie Designs range! Along with the goodies in the picture I used Distress stains "brushed pewter", Distress ink "black soot" and silver embossing powder to create the background and paint the wooden wings.

I used the DecoArt Metallic Lustre to tone the brass embellishments so they would fit the silvery look.

To create my tag I stamped the fab gears background stamp using embossing ink and then heat embossid the image using silver embossing powder. Afterwards I blended the card with DI "black soot" and distressed the tag's edges.

Using some strips of black trim to create the quilling for my tag's bottom.

The metal ornament was cut in half and glued in place as were the wings that I had painted with Distress stains "brushed pewter". The light bulb was toned down using DecoArt Metallic Lustre "Silver Spark" before I fixed it to the tag with a piece of thin wire.

The copy of an old portrait was glued to the tiny frame and layered on top of a piece of white and black gauze which I had stapled to the tag first.

Materials from Lisa's shop used on this tag:

- white and black trim
- light bulb embellishment
- Ditzie Design chipboard wings
- tiny frame
- quote stamp - Ditzie Design
- Clearly Backgrounds "Gears" stamp - Ditzie Designs
- metal ornament
- DecoArt media
- Distress Ink "black soot"

I hope you like the tag and that I will see you soon over at That Craft Place Natter&Chatter!

Hugs and happy crafting!

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  1. Love the effects and symmetry of this tag Claudia. Congrats on your new DT position, you will be a great asset to the team xx

  2. hallo liebe Claudia,
    ja du hast recht - kreativität, nein DU - bist ansteckend. wunderbar ! gefällt mir wieder ausgezeichnet.
    immer wenn ich bei dir reinschaue, wirbelt es durch meine gedanken...
    alles liebe und hab' eine schöne Woche

  3. gratuliere, absolut gelungener Auftakt mit dem passenden Spruch dazu, kann ich nur zustimmen!
    Wünsch dir einen schönen Wochenstart! LG Kerstin

  4. Wow a lot is going on here! Totaly adorable and fantastic - you are so talented my Dear _ xoxo Greetings SanDee1899

  5. Lovely mixed media on this tag Claudia...the metallic Lustre looks great too

  6. Einfach toll! WOW!
    ja !!! nicht nur ansteckend ... wenn man zu Dir kommt muss man sich hier ja infiszieren-
    auch verbraucht sich Kreativität nicht sondern wird immer mehr umso mehr man sie einsetzt!
    Wie man hier auch immer wieder sehen kann!


  7. Fabulous tag Claudia! Great design and I love the sentiment!! So many gorgeous textures all beautifully put together!! Congrats on this new team too!!

  8. Hi Claudia,
    the tag looks great! And it was so well explained.
    Loved it!

  9. Beautiful work! I love the combination of black and silver and the variety of materials you've used!

  10. A stunning piece of steampunkery, Claudia. Love the black and pewter combo.

  11. Wenn ich deine Kreationen sehe will ich nur Frührente gehen um mehr Zeit zu haben.(:o) Dein Talent ist echt sagenhaft! Kein Wunder das man sich um dich reisst. Glückwunsch natürlich obendrauf (:o)

  12. Love the composition of your tag and the wonderful toning colours. Beautiful! Anne x

  13. Wow megamäßig schönes Tag, wieder so fantasievoll gestaltet, da gibts viel zu bestaunen. Tolle Details und schön so Ton in Ton. Gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße

  14. Fabulous tag Claudia. Love all the texture.

  15. Stunning tag with beautiful details!!!!

  16. Claudia !!!! Wow wow wow! This piece is totally amazing! I love all detalis: metal , background, quote, .... Wonderful!! Barbarayaya

  17. Claudia...your tag is beautiful! I love the black dramatic! That vintage photo backed with the loosely woven white fabric looks amazing. I love the theme of your tag; it is the same name as my blog and you are so right...Creativity IS Contagious! Your tag is beautiful! <3 Candy


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