Thursday, September 20, 2012

Steampunkery - Happy Daze challenge

I've been off work, on holiday, for a couple of weeks - although we haven't been away this year we have been out on various excursions and I've been having time in my craft room to play! and catch up on various DT committments too...so, for a change I thought I'd enter some challenges...the first one that caught my eye was Happy Daze's September challenge themed "Steampunkery"...here's what I've come up with...





The tag was cut from kraft cardstock using an alterations die, this was then coloured using distress stains....it was then stamped with a cog stamp and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The balloon is one of Tim Holtz's stamps which was stamped onto the same kraft cardstock and coloured using the distress stains and a paint brush with highlights added with a white pen - the entire balloon was then coated with rock candy...ideology pieces finished off the tag along with some black ribbon.

TFL xx

14 comments:

Kath said...

Oooh, I love that Carol. Great piece of work.

Karen said...

I am not a big steampunkery crafter but I LOVE this!!! That balloon looks so 3D, fantastic work xxx

hotpotato said...

I love this tag, how do you keep coming up with such stunning ideas???

Angelnorth said...

Those white highlights have made the balloon look really dimensional - fab job!

Kaz said...

This is lovely Carol. I'm so pleased you've had the chance to just create xxx

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous tag Carol, I love the colours you have used and the texture you have created, brilliant. I love the look of steampunk stuff but I have to be honest in saying I'm not sure I 'get it' so to speak lol so have yet to give it a go!!
Big hugs x x x x

Tracey-B said...

That's a lovely tag Carol, I've been after the TH hot air balloon, it looks great! x

karen said...

great tag carol

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fantastic tag Carol! I love the way you have colored the hot air balloon. It really pops. Thanks for sharing. =)

fatmonica said...

Love that balloon!It's brilliant.

Ginger said...

Nice Tag carol, It's nice when get time to just play isn't it. Thanks for entering in the happy daze challenge this month. x

Netty said...

Smashing tag and love the way you have created the balloon.Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous Carol, wonderful Steampunkeryness! Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Daze

GlitteryKatie said...

Gorgeous!!