Saturday, 21 May 2011

Paris, New York, London

I'm back! There has been a massive gap in my crafting and blogging recently because I have done some damage to the nerves and tendons in my wrists and hands making pretty much everything difficult so I have spent some quality time with the TV for the last couple months but things are looking up so I am hoping to get some more craft projects done! I have heaps in my head... now I just need to actually do them!

I made this tag way back when Tim Holtz first released these new stamps but typing is quite hard with my hands so I have been a bit slack posting it. I used the Haberdashery and Urban Tapestry for the background stamp which can also be found in the Shabby French set.

The main picture is stamped in Aged Mahogany ink with Walnut Stain dabbed over the edges before I stamped it. I then covered it in Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. There is also some hand stitching and muslin that I dyed with some Antique Linen reinker and finally, the Paris stamp from the Papillon set that I embossed in Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder so it looks aged!

3 comments:

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Love the vintage look. You really used a lot of techniques on this.
I am glad to hear you are recovering.
Hugs,
Gail

Mim said...

Very cool, Amy - looks like you had fun with this. Hope that the break has worked well for your mojo!

MaxineD said...

Stunning, Amy - i can sympathize as I suffer from RSI ....