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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Steampunk at Fashionable Stamping

Hi Folks,   Its Sunday - which means there's a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and yes its 'Steampunk'.

Now you are either saying   '  yay'   or  'no way'!!!   I must admit I said no way can I do this, I don't have any Steampunk stamps,  but I did -  I just hadn't used them  for 'propper' Steampunk!

I chose to do a tag this time, (I'm quite liking tags these days).  I started by using a Cogs & Swirls Creative Expressions Mask and I used a mix of Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo DI's. I over stamped the Flying Machine and 'I can See You Girl' - (don't really know if that's her name) from IndigoBlu Grand Tour. I put an eyelet through one of her goggles, well it is Steampunk! The 3 Gents were stamped on a separate piece of card and after inking were attached with eyelets (to hid the end of the top embossing).  Do you like my pen nib?  I stamped the pen set, again from Tim Holtz, onto thin silver mirri card, cut out 1 nib and moulded it over the end of a paintbrush and attached with rolled up sticky dots to help it keep its shape, I think it looks quite real!
The Curiosity text is also TH.

Well that's my first 'propper' Steampunk card - I know a lot of folks are really into this and have some amazing stamps, but I bet everyone has something Steampunk, and we would love to see what you 'create'.
If you kneed some inspiration, then head over to FSC to see the 'creations'  from the rest of the Stampettes, who have come up with some great interpretations.

Over at Rogue Redheads there is a challenge for Warm Tones for Gents, so I am going to enter this card there as I think it fits the bill.

I am also going to enter this card in the following challenges:
  So Artful - Steampunk with Sepia/Earthtones
  Rainbow Lady - Lets get Inky
  Southern Girls - One for the Boys
  Creative Craft Challenges - Distressing

Had a wonderful day yesterday, I went to a workshop by the very talented Jill  Tuck (Mrs. Stampman).
Will tell you all about it when I have taken a piccy of my 'creation', and besides this post was long enough!

Thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Avril xx


Doreen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous,love the stamps you have used.xxx

Fliss said...

Love your fabulous tag Avril and the detail is wonderful.
I love seeing how many different things we all do with the same stamps too.
Glad you rose to the challenge!
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Catherine said...

Fab steampunk tag...

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

This is fantastic Avril and yes I had to zoom the image, but your nib looks very realistic
Love Jenni xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag Avril, pure inspiration to add the eyelet in the binoculars.
Yvonne x

Lisa Jane said...

wow - looks fab and i love that pen nib
Lisa x

Sharon said...

This is a fantastic Steampunk Tag - doesn't look like you are new at all!!!! Thanks for joining us at So Artful for this new challenge theme!

Terry said...

Fabulous Steampunk tag! Love all your elements and that pen nib is just so cool! I have only a couple of stamps that qualified and they are all Tim's! Happy Sunday!

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Avril you certainly can do steampunk and very well too! This is awesome so creative and very clever ink work!
Hugs Laurie xx

Shar said...

Gorgeous tag! Love your gentlemen!

Thanks for playing the Warm Colors for the Gents Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

There is such wonderful interest on your tag.
Wonderful little touches that show your amazing attention to detail.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A fantastic tag, Avril. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Avril! I wouldn't have a clue where to start with Steampunk.

Look forward to seeing your make from the workshop.

Claire said...

Hi Avril, gorgeous tag. I love the colours you've used on this, such warm vintage tones. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week
Claire xx

Sue C said...

Great tag Avril, love the colours and the stamps you've used. Sue C x

Beryl said...

Super tag. Lovely delicate inking and great stamping. Thank you joining in Rainbow Lady's Inky challenge.

Beryl x

Shirl said...

Hi sweets this is some tag perfect for the steampunk theme.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful steampunk tag, great images.

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous combination of images and colours for this great tag Avril.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Emma said...

This is gorgeous...a really beautiful steampunk tag and I love the colour you've chosen to use!! Wonderful work!
Love Emma xxx

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril absolutely beautiful tag, love those stamps and that beautiful stencilled background. xx

Siv said...

Oh wow!! This tag is just up my alley!! I absolutely love everything about it!!
Thank you SO much for joining the Southern Girls, hope to see you again!
Hugs Siv

Jenni's Jems said...

Another gorgeous tag by you- and it might even inspire me to give the challenge a go have some steampunk stamps that I'm keen to try x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Avril, Well for a first it's an absolute knockout clever you!! Love everything about it, great stamping and brilliant colours, lovely to 'see' you, xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Avril...brilliant steampunk tag. I love the warm colours, but still very male feel to it all. The eyelets are a great embellie! And "Curiosity" sums it all up perfectly.
Dot x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely tag
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this time
Love Jan

Chris / CS Designs said...

Avril. Wonderful Art Tag, you captured the spirit of steampunk perfectly.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Jolanda said...

Love your steampunk tag - the pen nib is a really great idea (wish I had thought of that one!!) xx