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Wednesday 30 May 2012

one for the boys at simon says stamp..

Well I love all things steampunk and have used my favourite Tim stamp,to make a dad tag.
so here it is :

 I started by embossing the tag using this fab new embossing folder, colouring with black soot and then adding pewter gleam, a craftynotions wax type product that adds a sheen.I added cogs , coloured in same way into corners of the tag and added washers to the centres, also to the whole at the top of the tag.

The image is the fab steampunk guys , stamped in archival, I then coloured the  card in pumice stone and black soot and then used a water brush to remove some of the colour from their faces.The ticket was coloured in same way.
I added some ideaology and a little bottle full of watch parts and some string to add to the manly feel,oh and dad letters!

I am entering this for the following challenges:
one for the boys @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
bring on the boys @ http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!


  1. Trace, this is so fabulous, I got that embossing folder after Mark of WOYWW told me about it and love using it with metal but on card it looks amazing. Best of all I love the little bottle filled with clock bits - genious idea! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Another breathtaking tag, love the steampunk theme.

  3. Hi Trace, just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. Amazingly I made a Tim tag that I posted last night, with same metal sentiment. The tag for your dad is fabulous. your style is right up my street so I am now your newest follower. TFS...Annie :)

  4. wow your tag is terrific, x

  5. Your tag for your dad is awesome. I love steampunk, too and you've really made a nice example of it! I love the distressing, the textures and the little embellishments you've added to really add alot of interest. Great job! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Fabulous tag Trace :-)

    thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT call and Good Luck :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Well words fail me! You just have such incredible talent! Judy x

  8. WOWZER....your Dad Tag is just A~MAZING!! great details!

    Thanks BUNCHES for playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!


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