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Thursday 24 January 2013

i love you steampunk style for creative expressions

well here I am with project no 2 using two great sets form creative expressions: hearts entwined and special sentiments . I decided to steampunk it up a bit with a fab embossed metals background, this can be found I compendium of curiosities vol 2 page 56. so here is my make:


I started by created my embossed metal background
 using the heavy duty embossing folder,
 paint dabber and clear embossing powder
.I have sanded and scuffed mine a bit to grunge
it up.

well you know me and tags , so I inked a tag in antique
 linen and pumice stone and then added corner stamping
 of Sam Poole's chicken wire stamp and some cogs from
 vintage inventor plate.

The heart from hearts entwined was stamped onto grungepaper and coloured with brushed pewter stain, in black archival and when dry cut out. For me all I love hearts and wings...( you may have noticed) and added some wings, which have been embossed using the replacements embossing folder.
The sentiment from special sentiments set was stamped in black archival ink. Finally , a dimensional rose using tattered floral die, some wire..( rude not too!)
To add a dash of colour I added some seam binding, dyed with fired brick and aged mahogany and
then pleated.
clear embossing powder
ranger foil sheets
paint dabber pitch black
antique linen, pumice stone and black soot distress ink
seam binding
fired brick and aged mahogany stains
vintage inventor stamp plate
have a fun and inky day!


  1. Love the metallic look and all the twiddly wire (just love wire!). The heart could have looked cute but I love how you've changed all that by going for a steampunk feel - so perfect!
    Hugs for you & hope J is better.

  2. Lovely Trace, I have just had this embossing folder. Love your background, very industrial. Love the added wings too. Tracy x

  3. Fantastic, love the added red ribbons.

  4. wow wow wow Trace - every time I see something you've made I'm knocked sideways - and this is no exception - the colours are fab - the background is amazing and those red splashes are just gorgeous - love it xx

  5. Love this industrial inspired tag, the twirly wire is just the perfect finishing touch xx

  6. oh hun this is just brilliant,just love the background and love the heart hugs Cherylxxx

  7. Fantastic Tag Trace. Love the style and the beautiful colors.
    lovely greet Marja

  8. Love the heart and wings! And the silver! Hugs, Gerrina

  9. Love the red seam binding, it really gives a wonderful pop of colour to the beautiful heart and I really like the embossing on the wings - just gorgeous, as ever! A x

  10. Two beautiful tags Trace love both of them ,your attention to detail is wonderful, you take something so simple and make it look so beautiful. Jacqueline.S

  11. Love the metal background, and the coggy wings are a real treat. Also really love what you're up to with the really subtle smokiness of the Pumice Stone - yum!
    Alison x

  12. wow your tags are amazing, you have a great style :)

  13. Lovely tag Trace, and that pop of colour from the Fired Brick ribbon ruffles is perfect. Hugs, Jenny x

  14. Fantastic tag! Great stamps and I always adore your winged heart! Love this one with the added embossing on them, - great textures all round! Oh and thanks for the reminder about the compendium, I should look into mine again! Super inspiration!

  15. I think you have done a terrific job on this tag!
    I really like the background and I am in "love" with the font of the sentiment you used.

    Happy Crafting

  16. Love your hearts and wings together. Fabulous make.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  17. Love it -- I have just got to try that background - amazing!

  18. Wonderful tag-the red ribbon added as you have added it looks amazing.

    Love Chrissie xx

  19. Wonderful combined and decorated as ever.
    Hugs Anja

  20. I keep coming back to this, it really is lovely Trace! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today too. Judy x

  21. Fabulous, love the embossing xx


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