My crafty mojo definitely went missing for a large percentage of last year - I struggled to find much motivation and enthusiasm and at times even wondered if that was it - I was done ! But thank goodness I seem to have found a renewed passion and have had some lovely days at my craft desk - it also means that there may have been one or two items that somehow found their way into an on-line shopping basket or two. One of my new purchases was this cute little die cut frame which is a Tim Holtz alterations die. I've used it on this Tim Holtz inspired tag -
I'm trying to explore new techniques so started by using enamelled embossing from Compedium of Curiosities, with Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain Distress inks, to create the background of the tag. I cut the frame and embossed in gold before using it to frame the printed portrait (from my stash). I added a strip of cream lace and a label and to finish off rubbed the edges with antique white paint - which I also flicked about a bit too.
I'm sharing this over at -
A vintage Journey - Use a Portrait
Country View Crafts - Use something New to you (die cut and technique)
Thanks for stopping by - Happy Crafting...Esther xx