SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges. As you can tell by the title it's a steampunk site which I am SO pleased about, there are very few steampunk challenges around so a dedicated blog is fantastic news. This month it's cuckoo clocks.
I began with a white tag which I coloured using Distress Inks Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge, then I spritzed it with water and blotted off. I have a border mask of cogs which I put down the side and coloured over with more Distress Ink Rusty Hinge. I have used a crackle stamp on the opposite side in Archival Ink Coffee. The Coffee brown stamped cogs are a stamp from Inkadinkado - Steampunk. The chimney is also stamped in Coffee brown with a stamp from Eco-Green Crafts - Steampunk Accessories 1. The tag is edged with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany to darken it a little.
The gold cogs are die cut using DoCrafts die - Chronology Cogs in patterned mirri card and fastened on to the tag with big brass effect paper fasteners from the office supply shop.
The cuckoo is cut from greyboard and triple embossed with UTEE. The first two layers were clear and the last layer was gold and copper. I inked up the cog stamp with Coffee brown before heating the last layer and then while it was still soft stamped into it to get the texture.
There are two copper eyelets near the top and it is finished off with a gold edged copper crinkled ribbon.
I have really enjoyed making this tag for the challenge and now I'm planning what I could make for the 3D section too. I love this style and find it much easier than making cute cards...must be the tomboy in me!!