A little while back I was chatting with the very talented Trace from Inky Pinky Craft, go have a look at her blog if you do not know who I am talking about, and we decided to do a tag swap, Trace set the Theme 'Steam Punk' and earlier this week we both received our tags.
I really enjoyed the whole swap experience but have to admit to being nervous swapping with Trace as her work is brilliant.Having said that I am actually really pleased with the way my tag turned out, being steam punk it cried out for Andy Skinner techniques in abundance so I threw a few at this project.I started with a tag cut from mount board using the Tim die cut, this was embossed with the diamond plate folder and then given a rust treatment, I then used a different worn metal look for the main image,its meant to look like chipped/scraped tin. The stamp is from Oxford Impressions.I used some embellishments from Tim Holts, The tap and sentiment, the
I am really liking using mount board over normal card at the moment as it gives a better base for paining and also gives extra depth.
The ATC image was stuck on with double sided pads to lift it from the surface of the tag.
Now here is Trace's tag. Its absolutely brilliant,I love it all, The embossing folder is one of my faves, it really lends it's self to the steam punk theme.What you can't see from the main pic is the crackle texture on the light bulb and all the curled bits of wire that have been attached. Also the wing nut for the eyelet is genius, really cool.
If you click on the smaller picture you should see what I am talking about with the bulb.
The Monty Python hand image has been curled so it is proud of the tag, great little details.
If you look on Trace's blog you will see more about her tag and some other projects that are inspirational.
Also look at all this stuff Trace put in as well, talk about being spoilt ;) loads of die cut cogs and some brilliant embellishments, charms and keys.
Also a big thank you to everyone who stops by and leaves comments, It really does mean a lot xx
Right over at Poisoned Peas Please they have a Steam Punk challenge which is mighty convenient ;)
And Anything But A Card have a texture challenge running.
I would also like to enter this into a new challenge blog called Steam Punk Junkies their challenge is Time Travel/Anything Goes.