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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

how lucky am i?!

some days are lucky days and today is one for me as i have been honoured to have been asked by the lovely Frankie to become part of the fab team over at dragons dream tag it on . The theme for these two weeks was considering steampunk..a recipe challenge..to include fantasy, inventions and victoriana. So here is my first dt piece:
I love steampunk..it is one of my favourites ..i have used lots of techniques here to create the background..dry and heat embossing and then added some fab steampunk stamps..supplies detailed below.
i made a hot air balloon invention, using a stamp and an embossed cog die..i love these cogs!

hope you can see the embossed detail..and this stamp just makes me smile..i tinkered with it and added the word fly and some wings..cannot have enough wings , another thing i love at the moment..

there is still a week to go and there will be a top 3 chosen, who knows it could be you! make sure you pop across to see my fab new dt team mates creations..they are fab!
I also want to say a huge thanks to Frankie for asking me and to the rest of the team for giving me such a warm welcome! thanks

I am entering this for the following competitions:
steampunk @ http://vintageartisans.blogspot.co.uk/
crafty passion @ http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
embellish itfor sunday stampers @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://itsallaboutthevintagechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
my style @ http://www.blueboxbabe.blogspot.co.uk/

supplies:
stamps -
oxford impressions, steampunk elements
paper artsy minis - mn03, mn60
distress inks..walnut stain, vintage photo and black soot
clear embossing powder
dies : cogs
embossing folder metal patchwork

have a fun and inky day!
 

39 comments :

  1. Wauuuuw its a beautiful Tag.

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  2. Congrats; you deserve it, your work is awesome !

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  3. Hey! Congrats and welcome aboard! Love the tag -it's just perfect!

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  4. Trace - that's brilliant news, and so well-deserved... and this is a sensational first piece. Absolutely perfect steampunk vintage. Congratulations! So happy for you.
    Alison x

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  5. Congratulations Trace, you are perfect for the TiO team and this amazing tag just proves it. Love the steampunk and textures.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  6. Woowhoo, congratulations Trace. They are very lucky to have you. And this tag is incredible. I love the embossing. Trace I love the embossing folder you used on the tags background but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Would you mind very much letting me know where you got it or even a few more details about it like the make etc., please? Thanks so much. Lee x
    CraftyLoops@hotmail.co.uk

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  7. This tag is gorgeous. I love it!

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  8. Fabulous Tag Trace... A big welcome to TIO... Hugs May x x x

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  9. Brilliant news Trace--and brilliant work as well.

    Congratulations

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Well done Trace, you so deserve this opportunity! Your tag is just brilliant, so much detail, I love it! Anne x

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  11. It's a great tag - love the colour and all the steampunky embellies!

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  12. ...WOW...fantastic news Trace, you are so suited to this Team, loVe all your steampunk pieces, gorgeous cogs & sprockets & the yummy colours...a superb piece as new DT Member...Mel :)

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  13. You are well worthy to be on any team Trace, this is one stunning piece. You have my full admiration. How I would love to craft like this. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month with your crafty passion.
    Pinky

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  14. Ohhhh WOW gorgeous this tag. I liked the stuff you used and the paper.
    Hugs Astrid

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  15. fabulous tag and well done on your new DT post! Brilliant news! xx

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  16. Absolutely fabulous...and I can't believe how some minds think alike. I just used gears as balloon tops as well...lol!!! I love how vintage grungy this is.

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  17. Fantastic news about the DT... You tag is wonderful I love the detail.. Thank you for joining in at Vintage Artisans this fortnight, Pauline x

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  18. Congrats, you so deserve it! Love the hot air balloon and your background is fabulous, so much detail. WoW
    Kxoxo

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  19. Congrats Trace! Another very artistic creation! Judy x

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  20. FAB tag Trace, LOVE the steampunk and the sentiment... cool! thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  21. That's an outstanding tag with fantastic details. I'm happy that we'll dream together in future :)

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  22. Awesome steampunk tag! Love the gear for the balloon top and all the embossing is fabulous! Congratulations and so deserved!

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  23. Congratulations Tracey - lovely to see more of your work.
    Julia

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  24. Beautiful first DT piece I love the cog as the balloon so clever xx

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  25. Just got in Trace, and found this little beauty! It's steampunking cogging tastic! Is there a swear word in there somewhere, it sounds like it should have? lol. Michelle x

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  26. Great tag there Tracy. Very clever. Well done.

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  27. simply stunning!
    thank you for joining in the challenge at vintage artisans this week
    hugs
    Debbi x

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  28. Congrats and your tag is so very beautiful. So much to see. Awesome job!!!!

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  29. Oh WOW missed this one ! such fab texture and creativity love the off the edge elements and the balloon :) well done on the DT place
    Von ♥

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  30. that's great news and well deserved! This tag is just fabulous... the colours and texture are wonderful and right up my street. I love Steampunk and you have made a beauty! Thanks so much for sharing with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

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  31. Wow, I just love the way you've created the balloon. Everything else on this stunning tag is awesome too :O)

    bye Yvonne

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  32. Wow wow and wow love this tag, gorgeous colours and love the images. Thank you for joining us at Vintage Artisans this fortnight xx

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  33. Saw this one at Frankies blog and OMG - what a fabulous peace of artwork!!!!!

    Greetings from Vienna,


    die amelie

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  34. Tracey...I had not seen this post!!! Congrats on being selected to be on the DT with Frankie! She does beautiful work and you will be a real welcome addition to the DT! Your work is always amazing!!! This tag is awesome! Love your hot air balloon...well...I love the entire tag! <3 Candy

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  35. Terrific tag Tracey and congratulations on your new DT post. x

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  36. Very Beautiful , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x