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Thursday, 4 October 2012

festive steampunk for creative expressions DT

 i am so excited to be able to share my news
 i am thrilled to have been chosen as one of 8 design team members
along with some incredibly talented ladies!
so i am really honoured to have been selected
This month i am using this fab steampunk filled set designed by Sam Poole

so here is my first piece this month:
i started by using the riveted patchwork,
 which can be found in compendium of curiosities vol 2
i have adapted this by using DIY metal tape .
the tape is coloured with alcohol inks.
underneath the tape i did add some cog die cuts,
which give some great texture.
The fab steampunk bird was embossed in cosmic shimmer silver,
and coloured using distress markers
the colours were blended
using a water brush, dried and then more colour layered

i added a mini pin for his eye
and some distress stickles for the holly berries.

the sentiment,
was stamped onto a piece of card coloured with distress inks
and using rusted enamel technique from
compendium of curiosities .

to complete the card,
i added some fab idea-ology cogs..
and some spinners
just love these!!!!

 please pop across here  and see the other dt members links for their blogs
to see lots of wonderful creations.

i will be back next week with another piece using these stamps!
 have a fun and inky day!


  1. What an amazing first piece, that's really cool Trace. That riveted background looks really great on your excellent photo. So great to be on the team with ya bud. Michelle xx

  2. ...firstly congratulations Trace on this amazing news, the line up on the DT is amazing so we'll be treated to some very creative makes by you gals!...a superb first piece for the team, loVe your steampunk make with this awesome set of stamps...loVe it...Melx :)

  3. A fabulous piece Trace, such a great way to use those stamps. They are so lucky to have you on the team.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. Great piece Trace and congratulations on your DT spot. You are a worthy winner on that score. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. These stamps are new to me and I must say they are great...you've made a great steampunk Christmas creation!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  6. Many congratulations Trace, well done and well deserved I must say! Love Sam's stamps and love what you have done with them, great background too. Fantastic job, as ever. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  7. Wow, I just love all the details on this gorgeous tag. The colors and the bird are awesome.

    bye Yvonne

  8. Hi Trace, fabulous first piece. Love the riveted patchwork and the pop of colour looks fabulous against the industrial background. Love the added cogs and metal embellishments too. Tracy x

  9. Absolutely fabulous, Trace!!!!

    Love your style and what you made with the gorgeous stamp set!!

    Greetings from Vienna,
    die amelie x

  10. Oh Trace - this is just fabulous - no wonder you were chosen - your work is just so stunning - always! Big hugs Rachel xx

  11. I saw you'd been picked over at CE - huge congratulations! And going by this piece alone, never mind all your other great work, they're lucky to have you! This is completely sensational - I love everything about it! It may just be my favourite piece of yours so far... Hope headaches are all gone - certainly seems so from this!
    Alison x

  12. Cor! love it Trace! The metal background is fab! xxx

  13. Hi Trace, so looking forward to sharing this journey alongside you, what a terrific 1st project, the icy colours look fab against the metal. xx

  14. Great card Trace - love what you've done with the background and I really love the colour on the bird against the metal.

  15. OMG!! That is one cool card! and that stamp set looks like so much fun! Congrats for being added to the DT!

    Shirley Pumpkin

  16. Fantastic texture in this one , looks really effective.Loving the set.x

  17. Very cool card, Trace. Love that stamp set and how you've used it so effectively on this card! <3 Candy

  18. Love!! The bird is so awesome! And Congratulations! :)

  19. This is Gorgeous Trace... I bought this stamp set at Ally Pally but have not got round to using it as yet... Thank you for the fantastic inspiration... your bird & Card is Brilliant... I hope you are feeling better each day... Take care..Hugs May x x x

  20. You've gotta smile at this :)
    Von ♥


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