Sunday, 19 August 2012

A Light Bulb Moment

Not really, but who knows, I may get one one day.
Using my new, most favourite ever colour combination of Distress Inks, namely Peacock Feathers and Frayed Burlap I have made a Steampunk themed tag for this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge hosted by the lovely Hels over at Ink on My Fingers.  Hels has used some fantastic looking Crafty-Embelies bits and bobs on her canvas, they look really great and one lucky person will win a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Crafty-Embelies shop. Fingers crossed.

 As I've used my favourite bleached spot background on my tag I'm also entering this tag in Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Favourite Technique.

The tag is inked in my two fave colours and then given the splodgy bleached spot treatment, and then, using Coffee  Adirondack Ink I stamped the blueprint and bicycle ad from Tim's Steampunk set as my background, plus I stamped the blueprint on a bit of tracing paper and wrapped this round the left side if my tag. Next I got out what I think is the first stamp I ever bought, It's Face Art by Wendy Vecchi and stamped the woman's face which is coloured with tattered rose DI applied with a water brush and Broken China and Barn Door Distress Markers.




My Steampunk lady's hair  (or is it her brain sort of spilling out?) is made from an assortment of Ideology gears and sprockets, plus an old watch  mechanism. The wings are from the Steampunk paper that Graphic 45 did a couple of years ago, and I have glued on a light bulb with some multi medium.
 To finish off there are a couple of Ideology flowers, one with a little gear in the centre and the other with a Prima pebble.  
Now I'm going to sit out in the garden with a cool drink, and my laptop and have a little wander around blogland, which is something I haven't done much of recently I'm afraid.


15 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Mmmmmm love your colour combo Sue and a fabulous mix of stamps end embellishments to create your fab tag.
Enjoy your cool drink in the garden.
Hugs Brenda xox

Rita said...

What a fantastic Tag Sue. So interesting to look at and enjoy the techniques you have used. Well Done. Hugs Rita xx

Netty said...

Smashing tag Sue and loving your little light bulb, x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Sue this is awesome, I totally adore that stamp, it's sooo cool, loVe your colours your technique and your elements, together they are perfection...Mel :)

Anesha said...

Wow what a wonderful tag!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow, what a fantastic tag Sue. I just love the colour combos and all the different elements and techniques - they all work so well together.

Terry said...

Wowzersss what a fabulous Wendy Tag you made, you made Wendy really proud with the fab Stamp and all the embelliies that you have used. Great job, thank you for sharing your Tag with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, hugs Terry xxxx

Sue said...

Stunning tag-just love the colours & I too adore that Wendy stamp - I have nothing like that in my stash & the hair is amazing! Really lovely piece. Sx

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW Sue, this is AMAZING, LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Redanne said...

I am not sure there is anything left to say - your tag is brilliant, love everything about it and wow, those two colours go so well together. Love the embellies too. A x

Julia S-W said...

All the above comments from me and more 'I love this colour combo, the elements used' etc etc etc.!!
Juliax

butterfly said...

Yum - you are so right about Peacock Feathers and Frayed Burlap! Fantastic tag - love her brains/hair spilling all over the place, and that haunting eye making contact as you gaze - Gorgeous!!
Alison x

Laura said...

Mmmmm loving your creation, and loving the thought that we should have another fun weekend soon! Do get in touch with us! Jamie is shouting very loudly now!

inkypinkycraft said...

what a wondeful tag, love the colours, the stamp the cogs, i am your newest follower! fab make trace x

Anita Houston said...

This tag is FABULOUS!!!! Great design for this Wendy face! New follower here!