Friday, 28 September 2012

STEAMPUNK BIRD

I am thrilled to say I have been accepted for another year on the 2012 Creative Expressions Design Team and my first creation uses Sam Poole's Steampunk Christmas A5 Stamp Plate.
For my first piece I wanted to show that because something says Christmas does not mean you cannot use it in a different way and that's exactly what I have done for my first piece, creating an 18th birthday card.
The bird is a fabulous size and perfect for any steampunk creation and works fabulously with the backdrop from the Crowded Attic Paper Stash.
I decorated one of the hearts from the HEARTS, LOVE & STARS Art Parts using the riveted patchwork technique from A Compendium of Curiosities Volume ll from Tim Holtz. I also drew around the heart Art Part onto white card, coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink and stamped the background with black archival ink, adding some rusty wire and mini sprockets gears for that industrial feel. I also added one of the fabulous Top Hat's from Wendy Vecchi.
To add to the industrial feel I also used my Tiny Attacher to add staples to my rusty wire and in each corner of my card. I added STEAMPUNK ART from Sam Poole's Art Sayings A5 stamp plate.
I added one of the fabulous Vintage Trinkets (lightbulbs) perfect for a steampunk creation from Sam Poole Creative Studios. To complete I added 18 cut from metal foil tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Tracy x x





22 comments:

Suzi B said...

Congratulations Tracy... great card love the bird!
suzi b x

Netty said...

wow thats a terrific stamp plate and congrats on your news. Loving your latest project Tracy. xx

Helen said...

Well done on your continuing DT post! Love that steampunky bird, he's fab! it makes a gorgeous card.

Sandi said...

wow this is wonderful and love that light bulb, great stamp set, hugs

butterfly said...

Hurrah, and congratulations - though I'm not surprised... just look at that amazing card! Sensational steampunk hearts - my fave use of the riveted metal technique that I've seen so far... Gorgeous!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

So well deserved Tracy, you showcase their stamps beautifully and this is no exception. Your creativity abounds in this card with such wonderful techniques and design. Good luck for the coming year.
Have a great and creative weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lori said...

Congratulations! And a big, uh-oh..now I need steampunk holiday stamps! lol! Terrific project Tracy!

Barb Cady said...

Oh this is amazing! I must have those stamps now, this is a brilliant creation. x

Anita Houston said...

Holy COW WOW!!!! Swooning here! Love love love this!!! Every punkish element is fabulous Tracy...most excellent design! It might be my new favorite!

Gillian .... said...

Woo hoo Tracy, so glad I get to be ur teamie lol, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this project, wish I was 18 lol ... or 90:):)xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Congrats GF! Just love the new set and your card...esp the riveted heart, clever!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! Stunning creation!

Annie said...

Love this project and Sam's bird is amazing. It's great to be so inventive with your stamps. TFS Annie x

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations! I pinned your gorgeous bird yesterday... this is a total stunner, Tracy!

Lynn Stevens said...

First off Congrats on making the team again and what a Kewl Steampunk creation. You rocked these new stamps GF.
Hugs Lynn

hazel said...

Congratulations on making the team again Tracy. A great set of stamps and I what you've done with them.
xxx Hazel.

lilygee said...

Hi Tracy - really love your Steam Punk bird and those adorable papers.
Jean Gursoy
x

Michelle Webb said...

Tracy, this is out of this world gorgeous! I love all the detail. You always inspire me with your wonderful ideas. Michelle x

Sandy said...

Really stunning stampunk piece Tracy.
This is absolutely unique.
Sooo cool.
xoxo

JansArtyJunk said...

Congrats Tracy!!
..and I just LOVE what you have done with this stamp plate!! Very Clever!!....Your card is stunning Tracy!! x

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

Congratulations on staying on the Design Team, I love Sam Poole stamps and I love this card you have made with them, right up my street! Sam

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats on your extended DT term! Fabulous Steampunk piece, love how you altered the hats and embellies the bird!