Saturday, 10 December 2011

Steampunk Tags

Yesterday I told you that there were challenges sparking lights in my brain!    Here are two tag shaped calendars made in response to Dragon's Dream TIO.   Why two? well it just would not all fit on one!

Calendars are very popular at the moment, well they do make great gifts and the little calendar booklets come in sets of 10.

This first tag uses cardboard base embossed with the cogs folder then overlaid with the TH clock mask and then coloured with Viva Inca Gold.    The dark mysterious Victorian gentlemen stamped onto  light card cut out and attached to the tag.    A pre-printed acetate added next with an eyelet.   The cogs, wings and flourish are all diecut from corrugated card with some of the top layer stripped off these were then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.    Tando Chipboard from the new lantern's set had a cellophane backing and is coloured with Sakura pen.   The key and the lock from two more new Tando sets were sprayed with Glimmer mist and then touched with Viva Ferro.

For this tag calendar the basic's were the same.   This time I used a Wendy V pocket watch cutout filled with corrugated cogs and little prima flowers.

In the local £ shop I found a roll of Non-Slip Mat, just knew there would be uses for it.    Used it here as an expression of modern industrial in comparison to the Victorian industrial age.   The knot in the cord used to tie the mat to the doweling is deliberate think of early invention held together with chewing gun and string.

These tags (well the base was carefully cut in a tag shape) are both for Frankie's challenge.

Other challenge's
Inspire me Friday's - always anything goes
CCEE Stampers - Use Chipboard
Just some lines - Hand made Gifts


  1. Lovely tags, really inspired! Valerie

  2. Two beautiful tag, great use of all these steampunk elements. Thanks for dreaming with us on TIO.

  3. these are amazing...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  4. Two for the price of one!! Fab work Zoe.

  5. Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines.
    Love those calendar tags!
    Love, Laura

  6. Fabulous tags! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

  7. very cool tags...thanks for playing with the CCEE last week


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