This is my first of two postings today.
It's Thursday and that means another challenge over at the Tag Along Challenge Blog. This week's theme is Steampunk Halloween. Now I really like steampunk but I have never 'practised' it so I have no stamps or gears or anything like that. So I asked hubbie if he had some gears lying around and, bless him, he did have some but they were plastic. So I had to paint them. Anyway here goes :
I started of with a bit of silver cardstock which I cut into a tag shape. I then embossed it with the Clock embossing folder from Tim Holtz. I then tried to make it look like metal by rubbing it with black and a bit of brown archival ink. After I painted the gears with silver ink and clear embossed them I gave them the same treatment with the Archival Inks. I decided to glam them up a bit by glueing a turqoise rhinestone in every one apart from the top one which I used as a reinforment ring for the tag. I stamped Stampotique's Clover on white paper, coloured her with watercolour pencils and glued her on some patterned paper. I used the smallest gears for here eyes and gave her a bow in her hair. I used the rest of the gears here and there on the tag and mounted the whole think on the same patterned paper and some turqoise cardstock. Lastly I put some black and blue ribbon through the hole and put the happy halloween on.
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