Hi Everyone...........I am so happy to be joining in a couple of challenges - namely Fashionable Stamping Challenge and Our Creative Corner.
As many of you know I have been in Hamburg for several weeks, returning home last Sunday. My husband is doing really well in his recovery, particularly since we returned home. This week we have been attending the doctor and hospital so I was delighted to find some crafty time this afternoon.
Hamburg is a beautiful city and I have been fortunate to have been there on numerous occasions to visit family and friends. My Tag is reminiscent of our journey in Hamburg, which is a huge Port, where they continue with their ship building industry. There are also some fabulous buildings and many stunning towers.
For this project I recycled some CC cans, which I then die cut using TH Artful Dwellings Bigz Die. Once cut I ran them through the Bigshot again, using TH embossing folders, then dabbed alcohol inks over the embossed aluminium.
Using the wrinkle free distress technique I applied Gathered Twigs, Salty Ocean and Rusty Hinge DI to my craft mat, spritzing with water before swiping my large tag through twice. ( drying the layers before re-inking) I then picked up some of the blotches that were left and again dried them with my heat gun before edging with Walnut stain DI
Below you can see a close up of the aluminium. As I mentioned, Hamburg is a large Port, so I placed some fabric netting, a piece of bark and an anchor over the metal dwellings. These embellishments were picked up in a fabulous store in Hamburg called Depot. ( think this shop is also available online ) The netting was in fact a table runner and the anchor was part of some long twine ribbon used to decorate parcels or home decor. The bark was also for home decor but when I happened upon this store I had some crafting in mind and knew I could use them differently.
The stamped images are from TH Stampers Anonymous range and I used some twine to finish.
Over at Fashionable Stamping the Challenge is TAG TIME and at Our Creative Corner the challenge is to use the RECIPE provided by DTM Jenny ( aka Buttons, whose blog you can find HERE)
For this project/challenge I have used Fabric ( A), Metal ( B) and Inks ( C)
Thank You so much for dropping by and taking time to leave a comment. They really are truly appreciated and I would also like to say thanks once again for all the messages of support and best wishes received over the last month.
Whilst I was in Hamburg I was thrilled to find that my Cabinet Die Card made the Top 3 at Stampotique Challenges.............Woohoo !!!