Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sunday Stampers: some etc's!

I have been a bit lapse in my postings recently so wanted to get on and do one of my favourite challenges which is Hel's Sunday Stamper, click here to be transported to her blog! Hel's asks us this week to do something metal so I challenged myself to do steampunk as I am not very good at it. I restricted myself to a tag (nothing new there then!) and this is my offering.

Firstly I embossed the tag with the cogs folder and using weathered wood distress and then Pewter distress paint I 'metalised it a tadge. The stamp at the bottom and the robotic human are from a Paperartsy Hot Pick and I layered him for extra dimension.
Then I die cut some cogs out of shrink plastic and shrunk them, then coloured them with black archival and Pewter Paint and also added a watch face for interest. Then I used Tim's rub-ons over an enamel tag and finished it off with some tape ribbon.
The next thing I played with was my new Brenda Walton die of paper cups and here are my first offerings, I hoping for grungy tea set eventually!
I found them just a lttle fiddly to begin with but I'm sure I will improve as they are quite simple really. I used some Tilda double sided paper for this practice run, but want to make some that I have stamped on next. There is a Blue Moon Scrapbooking video on You tube that show case some of these pretty cups. I wish my girls were still little, they would have loved them!<a href=006
I think they have possibilities for Christmas filled with sweeties or a sachet of hot chocolate! I love the little tea bags don't you?
Just to prove I have done other things here are my Tag Tuesday tags so far for this month.

This one was for the theme of doors, windows, portals and Gates. I used some Graphic 45 papers from their Secret Garden collection and added a die cut Ivy , brick embossing folder and a rusted grungeboard key.
Here is the view inside the door.
The next tag was for the Wedding theme.
It shows a pair of hands trying to catch the Bride's thrown bouquet which was decoupaged flowers that I coloured with distress markers and sprayed with gold for a touch of glitz. I popped some dangly crystals on the bottom and drew in the floating ribbons from the flowers.
Finally here is the tag for the theme 'Complimentary Colours'.
I used a Dina Wakley stamp and Mowed Lawn and Festive Berry distress ink plus a pair of punched hearts and crinkle ribbon dyed to match.
I layered up the green image to give it a bit more body ha ha no pun intended!
Hope I haven't bored you all senseless, but it was good to post a bit extra! I haven't finished in the craft room yet either, another day off to go - hope I get back, happy days everyone. x


  1. Wow Barb, what a fabulous array of projects, you certainly have been busy! I couldn't possibly say what my favourite is, as I love them all but I do quite like the hands and bouquet - a lot. I have not been bored at all and look forward to seeing more..... Hugs, Anne x

  2. What a wonderful post Barbara, so much to feast my eyes on.
    I love all your tags, but that Steampunk one is SUPERB! I am beginning to embrace the love of steampunk but have never made anything in that vein as yet. You inspire me to have a go.
    Like I said on Flickr, wish I could fave this twice! :0) Mo

  3. Gosh Barb you've been busy and what a fab collection of projects! Love it all, as a big steampunk fan i am totally loving that tag..but the cups are really gorgeous, I agree, filled with sweeties would be lovely! Carole Z X

  4. Wow Barb...what a lot of lovely have been busy!...You did a fab job with the steampunk...and I just love that little 'door' tag and how sweet are those lil cups!! x

  5. cor you have been a busy bee Barb... love all your creations... so different from each other showing a marvellous flair for all kinds of artistry... hope all is goodly with you! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. I enjoyed the recap of your work, especially since I'd missed a couple of them on Tag Tuesday. I LOVE your robotic human tag, and those teacups are precious. Blessings, my friend!