Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Portrait Tag

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


  1. Breathtakingly stunning! Love the background! X

  2. Beautiful the background is amazing

  3. Hi Esther, I am so glad you have your mojo back to share your stunning tag with us. I adore your background effect, fabulous. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck. Hope to see you back soon.
    Julie x

  4. Your mojo returned in a beautiful way. Your tag is so well done and I'm happy that you joined us here at A Vintage Journey.

  5. Love the embossing on the background-great colour choices.

  6. She's lovely - what a wonderful period piece, with great vintage touches, and delicious texture and shimmer from your enamelled embossing - great technique! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  7. No lack of mojo with this one Esther, I love your tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey. hugs Brenda xxx


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