Hurrah - I have my crafting mojo back! After a fair few weeks of struggling to have any ideas or motivation, other than my DT piece last weekend I haven't made anything for absolutely ages - but today I have spent a lovely afternoon at my desk getting inky and messy...and what's more I tried something completely out of my comfort zone and made a male themed tag !
Now I have only dipped my toe into the realm of Steampunk once but I was inspired to try this as I recently acquired some new stamps by Andy Skinner and Indigo Blu.
I started with a Tim H tag, and used ‘wrinkle free distress’ technique to add several colours over which I added piece of notebook paper stamped and coloured with aged mahogany DI. The dashing gentleman is then stamped and embossed over the top.
I don’t have lots of shop bought embellishments and trinkets, so used a gear stamp from The Artistic Stamper on acetate and embossed with copper kettle and again in opaque pewter EP. I left the copper as a larger piece, cutting round the edges and sticking in the corner, then cut some individual gears and added them on top. I had few bits from an old watch and added these and some eyelets and brads in various metal finishes. A few patches of opaque pewter EP on the tag edges was the finishing touch.
I’m sharing this over at the following challenges -
I’m so pleased to be back in my crafty zone – shame I’ve got it just as I have to go back to work tomorrow !! Thanks for stopping by…Esther xx