Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tag 8 - Steampunk Christmas this tag. Steampunk is so much fun -- frankly I like anything where more is better -- so I just gathered things on my table and went to town.

I had just gotten the stripped background stamp from Studio 490 and so used that and think it was just right....I like that it looks a little frayed around the edges. I embossed it in white and then used Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, and Festive Berries to ink the tag. I thought it still need something so I took out the numbers stamp from one of Tim's background stamp collections, and used Frayed Burlap stain on it. The effect was dribs and drabs of brown onto of the stripes and it help make it look a bit more vintage.  Kind of hard to see in the photo tho....

Next I used the Graphic 45 stamp for the lady's head and embossed in on grunge board in black. I inked her with Frayed Burlap and I added watch parts to her hair for texture and interest. The large gold gear was sitting on my table from where I tried the technique that Tim talked about on his blog a while ago, and I had already painted the smaller gears black, so I just added some gold ink and scuffed them up. I used a clock face, face down on the large gear, I liked the look of the solid sphere under the  flower. I added more bits and pieces, remembered to spread out the color red and finally said....enough is enough.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your take on his steampunk! G45 substitutes like perfection here!


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