Sunday, 9 September 2012

S is for Steampunk Symphony

Time again this month to be getting the alphatags made for the Chocolate Baroque swap and this month we are onto S and T.  After two quite busy and tiring days demonstrating I thought I'd spend a quiet day dabblling with inks and stamps to make a start on these tags.  It's a good job I'm not demonstrating today because my fingers are now a fetching shade of chipped sapphire!! When it came to S there was no contest really for me because I love Steampunk so out came my Chocolate Baroque steampunk romance stamp set and some distress inks.  The background of the tag was made using a technique from the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities II using TH tissue paper roll with music notes printed on it (hence the Symphony part of the title) and  a chipboard cog which I cut using a TH Sizzix die.  The image with the butterflies was stamped on a separate piece of card and cut out with the butterflies stamped again, coloured with matching distress inks, then coated with rock candy distress stickles and  layered for dimension. Some copper Treasure Gold was rubbed around the cog to emphasise it and also to tie in with the screw head brads.

I've just realised that I  have still to add a ribbon on this tag so that's what I'm off to do now before I forget.

Although this tag doesn't exactly have a riot of colour it certainly has colour and stamping so hopefully it will qualify for Sunday Stamper week 222 because colour is the theme this week from Hels.

I hope the late summer weather which has arrived in the south is also where you are - a bit late in the year but very welcome nonetheless.


  1. Wow, that is one Special tag. I love eveything about it. You are so talented. Hugs Rita xx

  2. This is great I love hoe you have used the colour. This weather is glorious isn't it ?
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Jackie x

  3. I love this tag Val, gorgeous colours and I love the background.
    Hope you've been enjoying the gorgeous weather tis weekend.

    Sue x

  4. Wow Val! Steampunk that is soft and gentle and carefully blended. Just superb and a take on the theme that I haven't seen before. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. That is amazing, all those gorgeous details to gaze at.. and yep, it counts because it has some colour on it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Val. Such a special tag.....I'm sure you were glad of a quiet day stamping and colouring after the trials and tribulations of two days demoing at Yandles!!! lol Glad you had stock to cover everything you were showing - makes a change eh?

    Karen x

  7. Gorgeous tag Val beautiful colours and love all the elements you have used


  8. Absolutely delightful interplay of patterns between the cog & the background making the stamped image really stand out. A lovely unusual idea & I love the colour of those screwheads. Hope this lands on my doormat!!
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Love the tissue paper background & the gorgeous subtle colours you have used. Sx

  10. It's gorgeous, and I love all the shades of blue hugs Karen

  11. Oh wow Val, this is fabulous! Love all the texture from the cog and the layering. All your tags have been wonderful but this one is right up there as just about my favourite I think. Someone is going to be very happy to receive this beauty.

    Lesley Xx