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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

It's Steampunk Jim But Not As We Know It

Over at Dragon's Dream Tag It On, my teamie Monique has chosen Considering Steampunk as her theme, and her recipe consists of fantasy, inventions and Victoriana.  I love steampunk, but I always seem to go down the same route of browns and dark greens, so this time I thought I would have a change. 
I started by stamping and embossing the ScrollsWork stamps in white. Then added lots and lots (and lots) of distress inks in yellows and blues. Then I just went a little mad with various smaller background stamps, clear embossing powder, and the odd spritz of bleach to add a bit of contrast. The muslin has been cut into a strip and had blue and yellow ink dabbed on it, then a spritz of the bleach again.
My lovely lady with the rather odd taste in clothing/iron work/household pets, has been Frantaged with blue mica flakes and old gold and white embossing powders. The rivets are cut from a Spellbinders die in PaperArtsy card on metal, then painted with black acrylic which was then rubbed off again, and finished with Frantage glass glitter in blue and green.
More of the Verday paints and patina topped with a little glass glitter. The pocketwatch face has been coated in glossy accents and look - no thumb prints for once. I actually made this tag over a few days. Each time I thought I had finished, then I just kept throwing something else on lol.
Another rusty old butterfly - I'm really liking these paints and patinas and did I mention my fondness for the glass glitters??
The quote is by Leonardo da Vinci and says
'For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return' Well said Leo, I think this sums up Steampunk rather nicely.
I really enjoyed making this girlie steampunk tag, and luckily I'd now run out of room or who knows what else would have been on it.
Please pop over to TIO and see my teamies wonderful creations, then come back with one of your own.
I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - Crafty Passions - ink and anything Frantage at the moment.
The Craft Barn - Frantage
Tando - Texture
The Stampman - Bling It On
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Layered
Lets Ink It Up - All Girls


Thank you very much for looking x

36 comments:

  1. Ooh! When I first saw this I thought of it like some kind of Victorian time travel picture! It's fabulous and you are so right - changing the colour of Steampunk works brilliantly! x

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  2. Scrumptious tag ;) Fabby
    xoxo Sioux

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  3. wow wow wow very nice! love the colors and all the details on it!

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  4. Fabulous tag Sue. Gorgeous colours ♥

    I was hoping to email you but couldn't see your addy.. worry not my dear ;-)

    Gez xx

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  5. This is a great tag, love what you have made. And how did you do the watch face without getting fingerprints on it!!? Hugs, Valerie

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  6. This is a great tag, love what you have made. And how did you do the watch face without getting fingerprints on it!!? Hugs, Valerie

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  7. I love your choice of colors ;) it looks just fab. So full of details and different materials. Great work.
    Best, Suzanne

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  8. Verday paints, bleach, embossing powders, mica flakes.... truly mixed media. Great work

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  9. Stunning tag, lots going on there. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  10. Yummy Tag lovin' all the textures and vibrant colours Great entry for Tando Creative XOXO Zoe

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  11. Wow, that's fantastic, love all the details and the glitter.

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  12. This is so creative, love the colours and the techniques you've used, it's such a gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

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  13. Woof! This is spectacular. I love the colours - how brave to break away from your comfort colours, and what a result! Just love it!!
    Alison x

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  14. You have worked wonders again, and I love the alternative colours!!

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  15. it turned out beautiful, love the colours, great tag

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  16. Beautiful - love all the details. Thanks for joining the challenge at LIIU.

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  17. so many layers, and unique elements. I love how this piece comes together! Thank you for sharing - and for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  18. Such an inspirational piece Sue and I think these colours works brilliantly.

    Thanks you so much for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

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  19. oh wow Hun this is amazing,gosh love the colours,and the detail and all the elements you have used are just brilliant love it,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

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  20. It's a fabulous dream, and so well put together. Lovely to see different colours and your quote is inspirational eh?
    L&L
    xx

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  21. wow, this is beautiful!!

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  22. Gorgeous tag I love the background the colour is lovely and the butterfly is yummy! Elizabeth xxx

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  23. I love it!! And brilliant idea to use an original palette. Brava!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftbarn :-)

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  24. So touchy-feely and so much to look at! Love it!

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  25. Just beautiful. Love your choice of colours for this. Hugs, Buttons x

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  26. This tag is wonderful, with a lot of great and nice ideas !.... x

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  27. Love the greeny blue steampunk!!! I'm not a brown fan either, so i love your take on the theme! Trish x

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  28. Brilliant Sue everything looks amazing, I too just love Frantage piecing instead of blobbing. Sentiment works so well. Fabulous creation.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  29. Beautiful creation , Lovely colours

    Thanks for joining us for our Crafty passion challenge over at
    Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  30. Oooooo I adore steampunk and yours is fantastic. Great stamping. Thanks for playing along with us at LIIU, good luck with the draw. Have you checked out our latest announcement at LIIU, Hugz Suzanne

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  31. Beautiful tag! Great job on the challenge.
    Thanks for playing with us
    Izzy

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  32. Love your tag Sue. Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

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  33. This is such a beautiful tag. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

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  34. Fabulous tag! Thanks for sharing your work for the Tando Challenge! =)

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  35. Fabulous tag... fantastic stamping & colours... your take on the theme Sue... Rocks.. love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  36. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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Thank you so much for your comments x