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Friday, 26 July 2013

genius is 1% inspiration...for creative expressions DT

well it is time for another DT make for creative expressions using the doily die and also silver pearl texture paste....I decided to go steampunk, I know with a doily die...but it made great corners. so here is my make :

so can you spot where I used the doily die ?

I started by applying the texture paste through a gears stencil..and leaving to dry slightly, then I heated it with  my heat gun whcih gave it a fantastic pitted effect which looks great for this kind of make ..
I then used black soot and brushed pewter stains.

I then edged the tag with black soot distress ink. The image and quote are from Vintage Treasure and Vintage Inventor, do love this steampunk guy! I stamped in black archival and then coloured with black soot distress.

Hopefully you can see the great pitted texture in the background above.

To complete the tag...I die cut the doily and cut a small section, which I inked up and dipped in the stain to create the corner pieces..

.lots of my favourite stuff...idea-ology and some rub ons..

and then top top the tag off some fab paper coated wire I found in the garden section at Waitrose, which is super bendy and because it is covered in paper I could colour this black.

So make sure you pop across and see the other design team creations.

have a fun and inky day!
trace x

so good to have all three children at home, I love the holidays! xx


  1. Morning Trace, WOW !! love it !! I especially love the 'pitted' texture, and the layers are gorgeous, love, love, love the steampunk guy and my favourite 'pen nib', gorgeous make.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Fab tag and great original use of that doily die! (I did spot it...) Love the quote, one of my favourites!

  3. Great tag! Love all the gears in black, found the doily and think the quote is super! Have a fun and creative weekend, Gerrina

  4. WOW...Fabulous tag Trace, The background is amazing...Love all the metal & great image...Hugs May x x x

  5. Scrummy texture on that background and brilliant embellishing. Hope you're having lovely family time!
    Alison xx

  6. Love it!! Until you pointed out "where" you put the doily, I never would have guessed.
    The background you created is amazing!!

    Happy Crafting

  7. Wonderful texture on the background Trace, love the steampunk man and the doily too. A wonderful tag. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Wonderful texture! I need to remember your sentiment. He looks like a kindly old gentleman. Love your make!

  9. Neat tag! Love the textures!

  10. A fantastic industrial feel to this tag Trace, amazing textures with the paste and your great steampunk guy sits beautifully over the top. Love all the embellishments you added.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  11. LOL. gorgeous tag. Thanks for the smile on my face, have a great weekend

  12. Wonderful ideas on the background Trace and great chose of little additions to the tag as well

    Love Chrissie x

  13. Wow, that's gorgeous, I love every bit of it.

  14. Fantastic design! Love it!

  15. FANTASTIC, I really love it. Great textured background and wonderful details.


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