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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Happy fathers day dad! with love.x

Well here is something I have made for fathers day for my much loved dad, hope he likes it:
and now the other side...

I started with a large blank block of wood, all my favourite Tim steampunk goodies and a sprinkle of love!
I covered the block in card stock embossed with a fab time embossing folder and inked with DI., this was used to cover all sides.All the cog elements were die cut and then made using a fab favourite technique of mine, rusted enamel...just love this..in this case I rubbed quite a lot of the embossing powder off to allow for a colour contrast...well I love all Tim's techniques really ,so hard to chooses a favourite! But this is mine for today!!!

I added lots of stamped elements , coloured using DI and some ideaology .The feet are wooden beads coloured with DI and a knob added for the top.On the steampunk guys I removed the men's face colour, another Tim thing and love the effect this gives!

I have had a ball making this! I loved every minute....
I am entering this for the following challenges:
for a man @ http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
fathers day @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
favourite Tim technique @ http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/  mine is rusted enamel..well today!
anything but square @ http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!


  1. Hi Trace, this is so cool (wish I was your dad lol), love everything about this Steampunk creation:) x

  2. me again, forgot to say thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

  3. Hi Trace, I love everything about this piece, it is not surprising that you had so much fun making it. Amazing what a simple block of wood can turn into! It is brilliant. Anne x

  4. Oh wow Trace, you have made a fabulous chunky piece of art with this steampunk creation and I bet your Dad will love it. You have hit two of my DTs this week so thanks for sharing this with us at PanPastel UK and the Stamp Man.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. Trace ... This is AmAzing.. what you have done with a block of wood is simply BRILLANT... I'm sure your dad will love it and treasure it... I have just picked my jaw of the floor.... Stunning.. Hugs may x x x

  6. This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Andrea

  7. Wow Trace this is fabulous I love the idea of a 3D card and you've really shown off your talent here - I especially love the rusted cogs they look amazing.

    I hope you had a good weekend.


  8. ...gorgeous work Trace your Dad is gonna be blown away when he opens his prezzy & finds this inside...loVe the size of this block too...fabby work indeed...Mel :)

  9. This is gorgeous Tracey. I am sure your Dad will LOVE it! As May has said STUNNING!! Well done!

  10. A great project. How could your Dad not like it! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man and have a great day. Angela

  11. Fabulous work; I love it & I know your dad will too.

    Bessie Segal

  12. This is super manly AWESOME!!! I am sure he will love it! All those yummy Tim goodies are just fabulous here...love the chunkiness! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!!!

  13. Cor.... blown away by this ... super, super work ....
    Thanks for joining us in this weeks PanPastel Challenge
    Eileen xx

  14. Wow, that's an outstanding chunky piece - so WONDERFUL.

  15. Wow what a fabulous creative piece! I'm sure your dad will love this!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful design with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

  16. Whoa! This is an awesome project and I love how you used the steampunk elements. Your Dad is going to love this!!!

  17. This definitely has that "WOW" factor, Trace! Super piece with so many wonderful elements. Love the monochromatic feel it has to it and definitely LOVE that rusted enamel technique. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner!


  18. Absolutely stunning, I love the sentiments and the embellishments are amazing. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx


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