Monday, 8 October 2012

"Fall is the door to renewal"

This tag was inspired by the challenges from DragonsDream Tag It On "Leaf me alone", from Fashionable Stamping Challenges theme "Shades of Autumn/Fall" and Simon Says Stamp and Shows "Rustification"-challenge. (which I will enter of course with this project ;)

I had one of the prepared leaves left over from my "A leaf is a leaf is a leaf" wall hanger, that matched perfectly. This time I stamped a Tim Holtz leaf onto it, using gold embossing powder for the image. The inner part of the leaf was blended with "broken china" Distress ink and the non-stamped part of the big leaf was treated with various alcohol inks, to receive more contrast.








For the tag I chose a paper from the autumnal Bringmann's folia edition. I distressed the edges and blended in some "rusty hinge", "spiced marmalade" and "walnut stain". To add a little texture I stamped a bigger Tim Holtz leaf with "rusty hinge" quite randomly over the whole tag. At last I covered some areas with Stampendous' "aged copper embossing enamel" to get a weathered look.



In the meantime I had painted the beautiful wooden key with the first undercoat layer of my patina set and let dry. A small bit of lace was coloured with "walnut stain" and dried with the heat tool.



I stamped the "FALL" word with the undercoat as well, adding the paint with a little sponge tool, which is normally used to apply some eye-shadow. This made it easier to control the amount of colour applied to the stamp.

After about an hour's rest in the sun, the undercoat was ready to be treated with the oxidant, which I used a thin brush for. Then I had to wait one more hour until the patina had developed. Luckily it had beautifully developed on my glossy paper plate too (which I love to use as a mat when gessoing or doing some other sticky stuff).



From this plate I punched three small lovely patina leaves, which I adhered to the lower section of the swinging tag, after embossing the edges with "aged copper embossing enamel". I gave the key the same treatment, adding also gold "Sternenstaub" embossing powder at some areas.

I decided to use simple leather string to tie the parts together, as it would match the tag without standing out too much. A truly gorgeous rosette ornament, which I had been given to by wonderful Sandra, when doing a swap, as a goodie, was treated with alcohol inks and added to the big leaf, as I felt I needed something  a little "pompous" as an eye-catcher.





Done!
Hope, you like it!
Hugs,

die amelie xx

Some close-ups as usual! Enjoy!


61 comments:

  1. Grunge, patina and rust all in the right places. A wonderful Autumn piece.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! :)))

      die amelie xx

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  2. Wow the rusty effect is amazing. Love it. Very beautiful tag

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  3. Meine Güte das ist wieder so toll Claudia! Und Dein Häuschen ist auch megamaximal super! Finde kaum mehr Worte um meine Begeisterung auszudrücken!

    einfach toll was DU uns immer wieder zeigst!

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    1. Wie lieb von dir, Susi!

      So ein schönes Lob! Danke!!! Das freut mich riesig (und ich wachs gleich um ein paar cm... ;)

      Herzliche Grüße,
      Claudia

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  4. Hallo liebe Claudia, ich bin mal wieder absolut begeistert....was für ein Kunstwerk.Deine Gestaltung ist wunderschön! Dein HG ist fantastisch und deine farbliche Gestaltung spricht mich total an....einfach traumhaftschön.

    Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

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    1. Liebe Andrea,

      ich sage wie immer ein herzliches Dankeschön für deinen lieben Besuch!!!! Ich freu mich immer, wenn ich sehe, dass du bei mir vorbeigeschaut (und mir ein feines Lob dagelassen) hast!!! Danke!!!

      Dickes Busserl,

      Claudia xx

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  5. This is a stunning tag, the embossing on the large leaf creates a wonderful dimension and I love the effect of the patina and embossing on the key. As usual there is such attention to detail with the embellishments.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

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    1. Wow, thank you for this awesome laud, Avril!

      So glad you like it!!!

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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    1. Thank you, Ellie!!!

      Hugs,
      Claudia xx

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  7. So toll!!!! Ich kann da auch nichts Neues mehr dazu sagen, außer dass es mir auch echt super gefällt!!!! Der Rosteffekt ist echt klasse!!!!

    LG!

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    1. Danke schön, liebe Turwen,

      für den Besuch und das schön Lob! Da freu ich mich immer drüber!!!

      LG,
      Claudia xx

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  8. WOW! This is really beautiful!
    Henny

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    1. Thank you so much, Henny!!!! :)

      Hugs,
      Claudia xx

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  9. This is amazing! Love all the rustic feel you gave this tag! So pretty! I looked through your blog and you make gorgeous stuff, just became a follower! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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    1. Wow, thank you, Sandra!

      And welcome aboard! :))
      So glad, you like my stuff and will be around more often!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the background and all the amazing details. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne,

      for stopping by and for the lovely laud! :))

      die amelie x

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  11. Love your tag! Such a lovely piece with all of it's patina and rust coloring. Love the long key and the leaves. You've really done such a wonderful job on this! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you, Candy C,

      for the lovely visit and the great laud!!! :)

      die amelie x

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  12. Wow,das teilchen ist echt der Hammer und der rosteffekt kommt toll rüber,mir gefällt auch einfach alles an dem tag,es ist soooo wunderschööön gemacht mit den blättern,mir fehlen auch bald die worte für deine tollen werke die du hier zeigst.
    Ich mache mit meine hängerhccen auch mit bei der rostigen challenge,dachte es passt seehr gut dazu ,bei dem rostigen touch*g*

    Begeisterte grüße Jeannette

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  13. Ich schließe mich meinen Vorschreiberinnen ohne Einschränkung an, liebe Claudia. Ein umwerfend schönes Tag

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    1. Danke, liebe Rosie!!!

      Lieb, dass du bei mir vorbeischaust!!!

      Bussi,
      Claudia x

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  14. Wow Die Amelie, this is amazing, so many gorgeous features, I love the rust and the Autumnal fell -wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at TIO x

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    1. Thank you, Sue,

      for the visit and the lovely laud! :)

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  15. WOW noch so ein Hammerteil, ich weiss gar nicht was ich alles begeistert beschreiben soll. Jedes Detail ist so toll gemacht oder gefärbt, patiniert...alles passt farblich perfekt zusammen und steigert den tollen Herbstlook.
    Freu mich schon, wenn Du es im Forum zeigst.
    LG Anja

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    1. Im Forum hab ich es bereits seit gestern vorgestellt, Anja ;)

      Freu mich sehr, dass es dir sooo gefällt. Danke schön!

      LG,
      Claudia

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  16. Soo ein tolles Werk, ich bin begeistert.

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    1. Sooo ein schönes Lob, Margot!!! :)
      Ich freu mich sehr!

      LG,
      Claudia x

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  17. What a wonderful tag - I love the leaves, especially the embossed one. Thank you for joining us at TIO this time.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and the wonderful laud, Helen :)

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  18. That embossing is to die for!! Wow! I SO want to break out my embossing tools right now! This is a wonderful tag!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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    1. Wow, sooo glad you like it, Sarah! :)
      Thank you!

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  19. Das TAG ist einfach wunderschön, die fantastischen Farben und alle die tollen einzelnen Objekt. Wirklch sehr, sehr schön.
    lg sabine

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    1. Lieben Dank, Sabine,

      für das schöne Lob und den netten Besuch bei mir!!! Ich freu mich!

      LG,
      die amelie x

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  20. Fabulous tag, the embossing is amazing, fabulous background, fantastic rustic feel, great textures... Brilliant.. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... May x

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    1. Thanks for this awesome laud, May!!! :)

      die amelie x

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  21. Glorious tag, Claudia! I love the verdigris against the autumn colours - it looks so beautiful! The textures and patinas are wonderful - bravo!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you sooo much, Alison!

      I am so glad that you like it that much, because - to be honest - I was inspired mainly by you and your wonderful(embossing) work when doing this special tag. Thank you for the inspiration and love for detail, which inspire me sooo much!

      Hugs,
      Claudia xxx

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  22. Truly outstanding work!!! I kept scrolling through the pictures completely bewitched :). Fantastic tag, gorgeous rustic look with autumnal shades - truly amazing! Thank you for joining our Autumnal challenge at FSC! xx
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    Best wishes from Under a Creative Spell

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    1. Thank you very much, Joanna! :)))

      Soo glad you like it!

      die amelie x

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  23. Also diese *Rost- und Alterungseffekte* finde ich absolut genial.
    Das sieht so wunderschön aus und dieses Farbspektrum, das sich daraus ergibt ... Wahnsinn!
    Das Tag ist wieder so ideenreich und mit wunderbaren Details gearbeitet, dass man nur staunt, wie edel man so etwas Einfaches wie ein Tag gestalten kann.

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    1. Oh, wie lieb von dir,

      auch hier vorbeizuschauen, Gabi!
      Ich freu mich sehr über deinen schönen Besuch und das Lob! Danke!

      Busserl,
      Claudia xx

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  24. WOW, the texture is remarkable. I also love the aged patina. A stunning tag with so much work put into its creation.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thank you very much, Lynne,

      for the visit and the wonderful laud! :)

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

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  25. Oh wow what a treat! Gorgeous tag,I love all the texture and the different finishes you've created - beautiful artwork. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Claire!

      Joining your challenge was a pleasure to me!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

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  26. Beautiful work as always :) iz x

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  27. Thank you for sharing your Autumn Rusty Tag with the Dt from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the background and the large key wowzersss love it.
    Hugs Terry xxxx

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    1. Thank you and your DT for the lovely challenge, Terry ;)

      Glad, you like it!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

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  28. Boah, und noch so ein tolles Werk, ich bin hin und weg. Das Blatt auf dem Blatt und die komplette Zusammenstellung sind ein Traum. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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    1. Herzlichen Dank, Barnie,

      für das schöne Lob! Ich bin sehr froh, dass es dir so gut gefällt!

      LG,
      die amelie xx

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  29. GORGEOUS tag!!! I love the how you added a second tier to the tag...and of course I adore all your rusty accents, thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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    1. Thanks, Tracey,

      for the kind visit and the wonderful laud! :)

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  30. this tag is simply breath taking. I cant wait to look over your blog site at all your other treasures...so glad I came here today!
    Leanne

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    1. Welcome, Lee Anne!!!

      Thank you very very much! I am so glad you like my creations!!!!

      Hugs,

      die amelie xx

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