Friday, 13 January 2012

Steampunk in red - The Stamp Man

It's Friday and the weekend starts here everyone. Hope all is well with you today.

When Jill told us that Vixx had chosen the colour red for the Stamp Man challenge this fortnight, my attention immediately turned to Valentine's,  but I have been hankering to go back to T!m's tags of Christmas to try the techniques as I didn't get to make them (maybe 2??) - and Grungy Monday this week is about his fabulous tags, so I knew this would fit perfectly - sorry I have been awol Linda, but here I am and hope to take part more often again.

So off I go to T!m's blog, find the tags and start at number one. But of course Christmas is over, I don't want to replicate them so I get the little grey cells working (do you like the touch of Poirot here?), and gather a new embossing folder - steampunk, gadget gears die and tattered leaves die. An embryo of an idea starts to emerge.


Tag 1 used embossing resist - a fabulous technique. 
I've got coredinations but no kraft core for the tag, so having used red card, the steampunk embossing folder and after the silver satin pearl ep has cooled I sand the top and then rub walnut stain over it. I die cut the word 'treasure' and tattered leaves from different red coredinations and the gears from silver embossed card. 


 I sanded the word treasure then added a glittery ep and I alcohol inked the gears. The leaves didn't look right at all, so out came the ideaology sprockets and gears, some beads and a heart, so more a 
Valentine feel after all eh?


So what are you making with the colour red at the moment? Come join us at The Stamp Man challenge to show us and you could be in with that chance of a £10.00 voucher for Jill's on-line store. What are you waiting for? - Let's go and I will see you there.

Supplies used -
Tim Holtz dies - tag, gadget gears
Sissiz die - treasure
Embossing folder - steampunk
Idealogy - sprokets and gears, heart, pin
Beads and ribbons from stash
Coredinations red card
Alcohol inks - raisin and cranberry

Have a wonderful weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Challenges to have fun with -
Try it on Tuesday - Resistance
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Red letter day - I am focused on the colour red
Stampalot - Monochrome
Grungy Monday - Tim's Christmas tags

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46 comments:

Kathyk said...

I see that "ze leetle grey cells zey work very well"!!! This is simply lovely Brenda

Happy Friday

Kathyk

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i jst love everything about this .. the colour, the cogs , the heart charm... just fabulous
Lisa x

Irene said...

Just brilliant, another stunner Brenda, love all the little cogs, and that is one gorgeous heart charm.
Have a good weekend.
Irene xx

Margreet said...

Love your detailed tag Brenda....your grey cells did a good job....wishing you a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Wooow, Brenda, your tag is just amazing! Love the gears and the whole red Steampunk look! Fabulous creation my friend!! Hugs, Joanna xx

Dawn said...

Oh my what a fab piece of art. Love the colour to start with & then what you have done to create it, is a marvel. Gorgeous work Brenda. x

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Gram's Treasures said...

Looks great, and does appear that you had a bit of fun! A wild windy day here today with some snow and ice. (yuk) Hubby is still in hospital, but hopefully home soon. Take care.
Joyce xx

Sarah said...

Hi Brenda
This Tag is beautiful.. love the colour and as always your detail and technique's are simply amazing!!!
I do love all your Tags they are always stunning!! have a super weekend chum.
Hugs Sarah xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, lovely tag, love the red and the embossing. Embellished beautifully. Enjoy the weekend. Tracy x

Terry said...

Brenda, I so love this steampunk Valentine's Day tag! The background is soooooo awesome! If you used one of the techniques from the 12 Tags, you should link it up to Grungy Monday! Happy Weekend!!!

Netty said...

Great steampunk Valentines tag, loving that technique. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Suze Bain said...

Love the muted reds and the beautiful embellishments, a gorgeous tag. xx

Jo Davies said...

Totally stunning I so love it, wow I have spent ages examining it lol love it!

Jo xxx

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, A fabulous tag as usual. Love the alcohol in on the gears. what a wonderful result. Have a great week. Angela

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow! I love it and I am "red" with envy, lol. Fabulous!

lisa said...

You definitly went red, Brenda but this works brilliantly. It reminds me of one of those old engines you see that are painted red. I love the heart charm too. Well done for adapting on of the Christmas tags. Tim would be proud of this!!
Have a great weekend.
hugs Lisax

brenda said...
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brenda said...

A really great tag Brenda and all the elements so cleverly combines together.

Thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will be back next month.

B x

Gina said...

Stunning tag Brenda, the texture, the depth, the detail...so much love in one tag :D XXX

Rebekah said...

Wow Brenda this is amazing! I love the colours and the hammered heart just stunning work sweetie! Hugs Rebekah xx

pinky said...

Amazing work Brenda, loving this tag. So much texture and shape. Thanks for joining us at SIR STAMPALOT this month.
Pinky

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, you inspire me! Your tag is a masterpiece! I love what you did. Have a fabulous weekend. Best, Yvonne

craftymum said...

a fantastic tag Brenda. I think we should rename you Queen of Holtz!

hope you are well. School has been a bit more normal this week!

hugs Sarah x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Great tag Brenda. The textures you have achieved are fabulous. Well you are ahead of me ... It will probably be be February before I get back to Tim's tags!!
Hope you have a good weekend.
Siobhan

Meggymay said...

Wow, this is fantastic a Steampunk Valentine, great idea. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.
Yvonne x

Anita Houston said...

Just gorgeous and eye catching! Kudos to you!

craftytrog said...

Awesome tag Brenda! Just love that BG technique! Looks great in red! x

catherine said...

I really love the tag and wolud like to have a go at this sort of thing. Yours is very inspiring. Love the colours
x catherine

anna christensen crafts said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous! I spent ages looking at it, a real feast for the eyes xx

Cheryl said...

oh Brenda hun,this is just gorgeous your detail is just fantastic hun,love it,hugs Cherylxx

lynne said...

A fabulous tag from you Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, how cool - such a fantastic tag, love the textured background and all the steampunk elements.

Gerri Herbst said...

This is gorgeous...who would have thought to do Steampunk with red and hearts! Brillant idea. take care, gerri

Michelle said...

Hi Brenda
Loved your tag when I saw it on the stampman's challenge blog. Thrilled to see it entered on TioT. Hope you've had a good start to the year
Much love
x Michelle

Bee and Dee said...

Great tag like the steam punk idea. Hugs Bee TIOT DT

Dolly Daydreams said...

I adore this tag,. the fabulous colours, your stamping the cogs and the heart all beautifully placed......perfection.


Marie

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally terrific - looks like it was a lot of fun to make. The steam punk angle for Valentine's Day is very imaginative and refreshing. So glad you joined in the fun this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our Red Letter Day challenge.

Sarah said...

Fabulous colours and texture - a great tag and creation for Valentines Day! Thanks so much for joining in with The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. Sarah.

Clarky J said...

As always Brenda your work is stunning - as your teamie at TSMC I very much admire your work which is very inspirational x Thanks for joining us at TIOT this week too x

Maria said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda!

PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful tag! I love the texture and colour. x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous monochrome tag, Brenda. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

awesome tag! luv the cogs and color! :)

Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic tag. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)