Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone!  Well it is a new year, and at the Craft-Room Challenge Blog we have a new challenge for you.  Our guest designer for this challenge is Christine Cesar, and she has challenged us to create a project inspired by her beautiful collage.  I took inspiration from many of the aspects of her collage and created a tag.


There are a lot of supplies and techniques that I used for this and I had so much fun using them all.  My process is a little long winded so sit back and bear with me lol.

 I started out with a #8 manila tag from Ranger and embossed it with a floral embossing folder by Anna Griffin.  I then inked the tag up with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, and the edges with Brushed Corduroy.  I then laid down a small piece of patterned paper from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection.  I stamped several Damask designs with an MFT stamp set.  I then used the Damask MFT stencil to add a few designs to the background with Inka-Gold paste by Viva D├ęcor.  I cut out a dress form (inspired by the corset in the collage) with my Silhouette Cameo and added distress glitter in Antique Linen to it with matte medium.  I popped that up with foam tape.  I distressed white Prima flowers with actual coffee (inspired by the collage) and then glued them on to the corner of the tag.  I cut out a sentiment tag from the same Graphic 45 collection, distressed the edges, and glued it on to the upper corner of the tag.  I cut out the key and lock from a Tim Holtz die and distressed them with Brushed Corduroy.  I then painted them with a Ranger gold paint dauber.  After they were dry, I added a layer of distress crackle paint in Rock Candy to them.  I tucked the key into the flowers and glued it down.  I used the lock at the top with a time piece embellishment brad.  Both the key and the time piece were pulled inspiration from the collage as well.  My final piece was a white butterfly from Prima that I colored with Tattered Rose ink and glued on to the tag after it was dry.  I added a little Stickles in Champagne to the wings for some sparkle.

The overall theme has a lot of antique golds in it which I took from Christine's collage.  The picture really doesn't do the tag justice on all of the details.  I hope you enjoy my creation and it inspires you to play along with us for the challenge.  Have a wonderful week, and get crafting!

8 comments:

Esther said...

HI Amber - gorgeous tag, love that glittery dress form and beautiful details..Esther xx

chris cesar said...

Wonderful tag with lot of details! I'm glad that the collage inspire you such a romantic tag. Thanks a lot for having me as a guest this fortnight

Zoe Sanderson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love all the texture colour and layers on this heavenly tag. XOXO

Buttons said...

Oh I love this Amber. So vintage feminine in feel and beautifully composed. Jenny x

Debi said...

Just Divine Amber- lusciously feminine :) Debi xoxo

hazel said...

A wonderful tag Amber, I love how you've put all the elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Netty said...

Beautiful tag Amber, Annette x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Lovely and luscious layers. Suz xx