Saturday, 11 June 2011

Grungy Steampunk

Simon Says Stamp and Show - a TAG.
Grungy Monday -Distress Ink-o-Rama (http://www.timholtz.com/)
The Stampman Challenge - Boys and Men.

I have created a tag accordion by simply drawing around a tag three times.  I have coloured the tag with DI peeled paint and Distress Stain faded jeans. Numbers have been added to the background which have been highlighted with a white gel pen. The stamped images are from Tim's Steampunk stamp set.  Steampunk has been added using Alpha Parts.  Washers have been sewn to one side of the accordion and brass keys added along with mini gears movers and shapers from the Alterations range.  All the edges have been sponged with black ink.
Small lightbulbs have been added to the male images along with several sprockets for added dimension.
The reverse of the tag accordion has a stamped image from Scrolls Work Stamps and gears cut using the Alterations Gadget Gears die. Brass keys, black buttons and some of my own finds have been added, you know how much I love my embellishments.
I love the old clock face I found in my stash.  I also spritzed my accordion with Fresco Paint Snowflake, I love the effect it gives adding a lovely chalky finish to the piece.

Time for some much needed gardening now, thanks for stopping by, enjoy the weekend. Tracy x x 

31 comments:

Suzi B said...

Love this Grungy Steampunk... esp all your embellies!
Sue :)

Barb Cady said...

Love this Tracy, you are so good with steampunk! Have a good garden time before it rains. Off to do mine now - Luv Barb xx

sasa said...

Such a labour of love and amazing shades...love those tones and the white highlighting... great image from Scroll works - so sad they are closing.
Did you just score the folds? Might nick that one...I linked three tags up for GM and spent hours fiddling with wire...
Also loving the stitched washers too!
Thanks for sharing this and joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show!
Sarah

Terry said...

Hiya Tracy, my goodness I just love your Tag accordeon, wowzerss love the papers, colors and embellies that you have used, thank you for playing along with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, Hugs Terry xxx

Kaz said...

WOW this screams a winner!! Just love this one Tracey....this is right up my street! I have clock envy!! I love that face you have used too, love the folding tag too really clever xxx

kazx

craftytrog said...

Yummy grungyness Tracy! x

Helen said...

Oh, this is wonderful.

Cheryl said...

oh tracey this is one,brilliant project just love this to bits,so much detail wonderful hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Candy C said...

Wow Tracy! This is really really wonderful! I love BOTH SIDES of your tag trilogy! This has all the elements to create a wonderful steampunk piece. Love the colors! Love the images! Love all the embellishments and LOVE how you arranged it all. BEAUTIFUL JOB! Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Beautifully grungy... love all the embellies and those little light bulbs are so cool!!! xx

Plume said...

WOW! A truly fabulous work! I like the snowflake effect, the steampunk theme, the colors and the embellishments you used! bravo!

Meggymay said...

Wow, its fantastic, there are so many things to look at. Love your colours as well. Yvomme xx

flutterbycrafter said...

This is fantastic, love the lightbulbs on the heads, brilliant work xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Wow Tracy, just love your accoridan fold tag! So many wonderful details and embellies!

Jane said...

Spectacular! I love the way you put all the elements, details, and colors together. Very creative!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your creation! So many amazing details. My fave is the lightbulb hats!

Netty said...

Terrific punky tag book. Annette x

Nigel said...

Brilliant tags, although by now I'd have smashed the bulbs. Ooops.

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Tracy! Love all the Steampunk images and bits and bobs, it looks fantastic! And, thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Nancy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, Tracy!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Shelly Hickox said...

Wow, I am seriously blown away!! Your tags are all total works of art. Really great work!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its all in the details and girl you got it right! The light bulbs over the heads... brillant! The highlights with the gel pen makes it all pop. Bravo again, you hit this one out of the ballpark!
hugs Lynn

Emma said...

Wow, I think you know I love your work and this is just stunning ~ I love it!
Hope you had a great weekend.
Love Emma xx

Juls said...

oooooooooooh wow this is fabulous!!! HUgs Juls

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous accordion tag. Your inking technique is marvelous and I adore your steampunk theme. Fantastic.... Thanks for your kind words this weekend. take care dearie, gerri

Angela Weimer said...

What a beautiful project. I love the idea and the execution. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Susan Allan said...

I love these soft colours. Do men ever have light bulb moments...oh, maybe they do!!
Nice accordion, Tracy!
Best wishes
Sue xx

Jingle said...

This is fabulous!

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Awesome tag accordion, Tracy! Wonderful use of color and imagery -- as always!-- and such an elegant offering for GM10. The white gel pen adds so much-- it's inspiring how something so simple can have such an impact. You are truly the Queen of Multimedia Gorgeousness!

Suzanne C said...

WOWZer! Love the details. My favorite is the men having a thought. hee hee! Beautiful!

Neil said...

Hi there, lovely project, thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Love all the elements you've added and the embellishments are great