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Thursday 11 October 2012

steampunk snowflakes for creative expressions DT

well it is time for my second Dt make for creative expressions
 with the fab steampunk set, designed by Sam Poole.
I love the fact that there are so many different elements to use in this set..
in so many different ways!!!
so here is my make:
i started by creating the background
for the card
using distress inks and then flicking water onto it
and then blotting and drying with a heat tool
this is a fab Tim technique..
when dried i added some garden wire,
cut to size with wire cutters
i attached this to the card using staples and my mini attacher
to make the snowflakes i stamped the shapes in broken china distress
and embossed using clear embossing powder.
i used one large and two small to make this card.
i then inked them with tumbled glass distress ink,
added broken china distress marker to the end of the bulb bit..
technical term..and blended using a water brush.
the filament of the bulb had added shine
in silver
finally to complete the snowflakes and add to the steampunk feel
and because i LOVE cogs..
i added some fab idea-ology cogs.
the 25 was grungeboard numbers,
coloured with distress ink and then covered in glossy accents
and sprinkled with loose rock candy glitter.
i hope you like my make!
i will be back next week with another make and a tutorial.
have a fun and inky day!


  1. ...a gorgeous piece Trace, loVe the icy blue, perfect for this seasons projects and the flick technique is my fave it's so effective, loVe the thick wire and the steampunk flakes...superb...Melxx :)

  2. Brilliant--just love how you use the garden wire--I can see some of our fence being cut before too long lol. Great effect on the background as well.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. it looks fantastic! I like your style!

  4. Another fabulous make Trace, I love the simplicity of it so that the snowflakes take centre stage on the brilliant mesh (I am so happy I found some too!). The colour is just perfect to make it feel chilly and the cogs are a brilliant addition. Wonderful! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. Love the chilly icy feel Trace!! Need to get me some of that mesh, looks fab!! xx

  6. Lovely tag Trace, love the background, has a very snowy/icy feel. Great snowflakes too. Tracy x

  7. You've really captured the icy feel with this one Trace - the choice of colours is beautiful, and I love that you know your technical terms!:)) Hugs, Buttons x

  8. fabulous Trace - those cogs have grown icicles - brrrr - its got a fabulous chilly feel to it and I love it xx

  9. Hi Trace, love the icy colours, the snowflakes and the touch of metal, fab! x

  10. Such great work Trace... I love how you've combined the delicate colours and frosty sparkle of the snowflakes with the industrial mesh, cogs and staples... brilliant!
    Alison x

  11. Love the delicate colour combined with the steampunk theme and on snowflakes too. Ingenious.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  12. gorgeous, love the ice blue and the wire a great combnation

  13. Love the colours and the use of the wire. Great make Trace.

  14. Beautiful work Trace as always... love the colours & those snowflakes are Fabulous... the ice blue is simply perfect.. love the use of wire also... Hugs May x x x


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