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Thursday 21 March 2013

if i had wings..

well they say crafters are the kindest people and they truly are , thanks for all your kind comments I will keep you posted..so today is time for a new creative expressions dt make and this time we were lucky enough to be spoilt with some of the fab new singles stamp range, stamps to die for and a mask. So for this make I have used the fab steampunk dress form, which comes as a single mounted stamp and also a new mechanical mask.

I know this will come as a shock but I made a card, I know quite shocked myself! ( see here later as I have also made something else using this fab stamp) so here is my make :

I started by creating my background using pumice stone, weathered wood, stormy skies and black soot distress ink through the fab mechanical mask, moving it slightly and then adding each colour. I then lightly blended over the whole piece with pumice stone distress ink to slightly soften the edges.

To complete the background I inked up this great chicken wire stamp in black soot and added in random patches.

The main image, this great steampunk dress form was stamped in black archival and cut out. I also stamped just the wings in black archival and cut out, adding half a wing to each corner with an idea-ology spinner.

To complete the card I added some more idea-olgy in the form of cogs and fab film strip .

The sentiment was stamped from the art sayings set, full of wonderful and versatile sayings.

Well make sure you check out the other Dt blogs for more single stamps inspiration..there are lots of great ones to choose from and the whole range can be found here.

products used:

distress inks: pumice stone, weathered wood, stormy skies, black soot
black archival ink
idea-ology: cogs, film strip and spinners
singles stamps : steampunk dressform
chicken wire background stamp
art sayings set
mechanical mask

have a fun and inky day!
hugs trace x


  1. A fabulous piece of inkiness Trace. Just love the cool colours and the shabby background effect. Gorgeous!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. what a great new stamp, i love the wings on it.. Nice to see a card ;) great colours and the mask looks pretty damn cool. x

  3. gorgeous work Trace - fabulous - love the cogs and film strip too xx

  4. Trace...welcome to my world...the one of non card making and surprising yourself when you actually DO make one! :) Your card is awesome! I love the colors and the stencils you've used in the background. So cool! The gears and chicken wire are so "industrial" together and look just awesome! I also really like your winged steampunk dress form. The perfect embellishments are the bits of metal cogs and you're added! Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well and leaving a nice comment. <3 Candy

  5. What great work and great stamp. Beautiful colors love it
    lovely greet

  6. Fantastic card Trace. Sometimes its good to get out of our comfort zone. The whole lay-out is perfect. Hugs Rita xx

  7. Gosh Trace - a card! And a beautiful card at that, love the background you created and the cogs look amazing to accent it. Wonderful, as ever.. Hugs, Anne x

  8. This colour combination should be boring, but you manage to make very interesting card...fantastic background!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  9. Beautiful card you have made.

  10. Wow - what a wonderful stencilled background, soft and smoky... and your composition is faultless, keeping the eye moving around the card! I struggle mightily with cards (and I don't really understand why - they're just big tags, really), so it's great to see you step so brilliantly outside your comfort zone into card-making... inspiration indeed!
    Alison x

  11. Great card Trace, love it. Omg though great minds think alike, wait till you see my card.x

  12. Fabulous card Trace, I chose this Stwmp too, that makes three of us lol. Love your background using the mask, perfect for the steampunk dress form . Love the sentiment too. Great piece Trace. Tracy x

  13. So glad you are card-making Trace - this is awesome artwork. Love the background and the card has perfect balance in its design. Nicola x

  14. You made a card Trace! Great ideas resulting in a seriously arty card! I like how you've used the stamps and my favourite touch is the little touches of rust on the corners of the filmstrip - inspired!

  15. A great card with fantastic details.

  16. Fabulous background you've created for the stamped images Trace. They all blend so well and the filmstrip really pulls it all together. Hugs, Jenny x

  17. A really neat subtle background Trace
    Von ♥

  18. Superb composition Trace, wonderful colours and fab embellishments. I love it.
    Have a great day.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  19. Wonderful use of the stamps Trace and a beautiful background to show them off.

    Love Chrissie xx

  20. Beautiful card Trace, I love your smokey background and lots of lovely elements here. I've made two cards so far this year lol. Hope your hand is feeling better xx


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