Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Life Is Art

This month's DT stamp set is the fabulous ART SAYINGS A5 plate by Sam Poole from Creative Expressions, a fabulous set with so many useful sentiments.
I decided to create a huge industrial steampunk tag using images from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Steampunk Art stamp set.
My background is decorated with metal foil tape using Tim's Riveted Patchwork technique from the Compendium of Curiosities Volume ll, giving a wonderful industrial feel to my tag. Inspire and Create is from the wonderful Art Sayings stamp set perfect for this piece along with the other arty sentiments I have used from the set.  I have also added a light bulb for added dimension and interest.
My images have been stamped with black Archival Ink and coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink. Another couple of sentiments from the Art Sayings set along with a few gears cut using the mini gears die adding a game spinner for further interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated. Tracy x x





22 comments:

Helen said...

Superb! I must try this technique, you make it look so gorgeous.

Carol Q said...

Love the metallic element to this Tracy.

Annie said...

Tracy this is fantastic. I love Steampunk and your metal technique is stunning. I hope to have a play with the metal technique someday soon as it looks fun. Any tips gratefully received. Crafty hugs...Annie :)

Emma said...

wow...wow...WOW!! This is fabulous and I love the metal technique on the background...really stunning!
Hope you're ok and enjoying the sunshine.
Love Emma xxx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, what a wonderful tag Tracy!! The background is stunning!!...I really must get a copy of Tim's latest book!
Jan x

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy, fab images and lovely metal work. Definitely makes me want to have a go with this technique x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fantastic tag, great background and elements.
By the way, it's perfect for the actual challenge on Fashionable Stamping Challenges ;)

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab Steampunk piece! Love the background!

Yvonne Garner said...

Just incredible Tracy! LOVE this. Best, Yvonne

inkypinkycraft said...

a fab piece,this is fab and right up my street!! hugs trace x

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!
This rock.
What a stunning Tag Tracy.
I love them. xoxo

Anita Houston said...

This is my new favorite of yours!!!! LOVE IT!!! Love your metal work...awesome!

Gabrielle said...

Gosh I love this. I think I need that book just for this technique! Fabulous, simply fabulous!

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, this is stunning! I love all the different things you've done to impress the foil. Very impressive! (Sorry, couldn't help myself....)

Sandi said...

oh this is wonderful love all the metal and embellishments, hugs

Barb Cady said...

you are the 'queen of steam...punk!' brilliant tag, background is superb, great stamps! thanks for inspiration Tracy xx

Martina2801 said...

Your tag is beyond gorgeous, dear Tracy! It takes my breath away!
Fantastic piece of art!

Marianne H said...

I really love this, a lot of details. The background is just stunning,

hazel said...

Wow!!! Tracy this is amazing, fabulous background.
xxx Hazel.

sue law said...

Would love to get my hands on this...the textures look fabulous..brilliant work!
Suex

Kim Dellow said...

I spotted this earlier in the week! It's brilliant. Loving your metal work! (you can tell I doing a blog catch up can't you? LOL!) Have a totally wonderful weekend Tracy. Kimx

Suzanne C said...

LOVE THIS! I so saw that embossing folder and now I am kicking myself for not picking it up! Gorgeous background and tag!