So here is my make for anything goes:
So as many of you know I love steampunk, distress, cogs, wire , idea-ology and playing with textures and of course yummy Tim Holtz distress products and dies...so I indulged myself by using lots of the things I love to create this hanging piece. ( hope you like it!). I started with lots of gear and mini gear die cuts which I glued to the mountboard. I also added some texture paste ( studio 490 black paste) through reverse chicken wire stencil.
I painted this with verday paint (bronze)...and then set to work with treasure gold (white fire, brass, silver and onyxite) and adding some of the fab Tim Holtz rub ons...so love these. I love how the treasure gold highlights some of the texture from the layers below..and the rubs ons went onto this textured surface like a dream..
Next I got out some shrink plastic, which I die cut using gears die and then coloured with alcohol inks....now for fun ...I have never forgotten after followings Tim's tags that shrink plastic is so much fun in the melt pot...so I melted some clear UTEE and then put in my cog die cuts and they shrink and also get coated with yummy UTEE which gives them a really cool look..
I then added lots of yummy found treasures and also lots and lots of scrummy idea-ology..
I added lots of idea-ology and found pieces , to create textures and dimension around one of my favourite sayings ........well actually Tim has collected together lots of cool,ones but I do love this one!............ I also added some all watch parts in one of the idea-ology vials and added some glossy accents to seal the cork.
I also added some of my favourite steampunk gents from warehouse district set, stamped in black archival and coloured with distress inks in frayed burlap , broken china and edged with walnut stain...I do love these colours..I also used the flick and spritz technique.
More shrink plastic gears and idea-olgy...oh and a chit cat sticker coloured with distress. I added this cool pointing finger ...which is so useful..and guess what...more idea-ology....
I will leave you with a couple more photos ..................
.............and all that is left to say say hope you like my make and also to say a huge thanks to May for letting me have the huge honour of guest designing for Simon Says Stamp and Show..amongst the talented design team and make sure you pop along here to see the design teams makes and why not join in ...you could be a lucky spotlighted designer or the lucky winner of the very generous prize of $50.
have a fun and inky day!