Monday, 28 September 2015

Steampunk Travelling - by Alison

Hello all, Alison here with you again, and I'm back with another Steampunk-inspired creation.  This tag uses Calico Craft Parts from one of the new Steampunk Motifs plates.  You get a whole sheet of mini-Steampunk images, perfect to use as accents and to add 3D detail to a tag, layout or project.


I was also delighted to be able to ink up this La Blanche stamp for the first time since I got it at a knockdown price earlier this year.  The little balloon clearly needed some company!


The background started with some wrinkle-free distress technique, and I stamped the image in Versamark before embossing with fine detail black embossing powder.


I altered my accent pieces (these are from the Steampunk Motifs Style 3 plate) using DecoArt paints - the Dazzling Metallics Silver and Media Line Fluid Acrylics in Cerulean Blue and Phthalo Blue.


Love these wings - I hope they'll give the balloon a bit of extra lift in its flight.


I remember seeing this Montgolfier balloon for the first time in an article in one of my annuals when I was a very small child - it's been a favourite ever since.  They just don't make'em like that any more, do they?


I also did some texture stamping with the silver and the darker blue, to tie in the background in with the colours of the altered Craft Parts.


A touch of silvery wire decoration gives us a suitably Steampunk-y topping for the tag, and off they go into the blue.


Remember you can click on the links in the text if you'd like to hop straight to the Calico Craft Parts shop now we're done.  There are new designs arriving all the time, so it's always worth checking out the Latest Products page.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon.

Alison xx
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20 comments:

  1. Lovely balloons and wings, stamps and Calico Craft Parts both. I love this!

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  2. Gorgeous tag, Alison! The little bits are beautiful with the stamped images.

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  3. Love this tag, Alison! The steampunk shapes are just great fun!

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  4. Great looking tag, making wonderful use of those steam punky bits. Loving the look of those La Blanche stamps too, I think they are my favourite stamp company right now......

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  5. Amazing tag. Love your stamping and the gears placed just perfect without overwhelming the images.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  6. Sensational Steampunk tag! Love the imagery.
    Gill x

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  7. Gorgeous stamping and I love those added elements!
    Jackie xo

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  8. Alison, your stamping and mix of bits is fabulous! Love that background and steampunk theme! One great tag! Hugs!

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  9. AMAZING TAG!!! Love the color, the stamps, the dimension! Perfect!

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  10. this is fabulous alison. gorgeous stamp and the colours remind me of pottery. i love the wings on the balloon .... they make me think of a moustache!!! lol ... its been a long day! hugs! rachel xc

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  11. So fun! Love the steam punkyness of it all! Those balloons are fabulous as are you bits and bobs embellishments.

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  12. This is fabulous Alison! Love the colours and the amount of detail is stunning.
    Fliss xx

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  13. A soaring success (sorry, couldn't help myself!)... quite lovely, and so wish we could get these wonderful dimensional part things over here! xxx Lynn

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  14. What a beautiful tag! The blues go so well with the images and embellishments - all of which are lovely, by the way! One of my friends owned a hot air balloon for a little while when she lived in Luxembourg. It wasn't as ornate as this one, I have to say! xx

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  15. Super steampunk tag! Love the way you have used the blues and highlighted the centre! The balloon is fabulous! Chrisx

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  16. Gorgeous stamping, I love SteamPunk!!

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