A little Steampunk

Exploring my new environment by going to Leeds yesterday.   Great shopping center and a smashing edge of town retail park with a branch of Hobby Craft.   Bit disappointed with it really the smallest range of stamps!   While there picked up a very inspiring book 'The art of Steampunk' fabulous pictures and examples of amazing 3d projects.  The hand well that is a future project.

Came home to discover that my former team mates at Tag it On have a 'Steampunk and old fashioned toys' challenge.   Fueled by a book full of inspiration got out my tags and some other bits and pieces.    TH on the edge die for a wonderful ornate edge.   Using the TH compass mask coloured over the mask and tag with metallic ink, coloured in some of the masked area with Sakura ink.   Little Clarity cyclist stamped in Adirondack Espresso stamped at the bottom.    The Clarity graceful lady stamped onto white card and cut out, her dress has been colour washed with a brown Sakura pen and yellow for her hair.   She has been given metal mesh wings diecut with a TH die.    A clock hand became the compass pointer and a resister controls the power to the wings.   Pearls and Grommets complete the steampunk theme.  The cord used to suspend the tag has been looped by splicing it, not the easiest thing to do with such a small cord.

A tag then for Dragon's Dream TIO and also for
Creative Craft Challenges - Fancy Edges
Ruby's Rainbow - Use metal
Cooking it up with Katie - anything but a card
Diva's by Design - Use metal
Papercraft Star - Add a flourish
There she Goes - Use Jute, hemp, burlap or twine


  1. oh zoe hun this is brilliant love steamp punk and adore this tag love the edges,on this too,hugs cherylxxx

  2. Nice piece Zoe! Glad you enjoyed Leeds, I used to go there a lot when I was living in Lincoln and Scunthorpe! Valerie

  3. What perfect timing! Good to see you & hope you're settling in.

  4. Beautiful tag, Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow this time, hope you will join us again soon xx

  5. A wonderful tag Zoe, I love the die cut edge.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Wow Zoe this is an amazing tag, I love all the detail you have included

    Hugs Jackie x

  7. Just stunning hun....

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. I've only been to a Hobby Art shop once, Zoe, and found it a bit basic lol! Anyway I'm glad you found the book because this is GORGEOUS!!

  9. wow! such an amazing creation!

    GREAT style!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Hi Zoe, glad to hear you are out and about finding new places to see and shop.
    Love this tag, great steampunk elements with a fresh look to it.
    Glad you entered it into the DBD challenge.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. Smashing tag and enjoy your adventures, x

  12. Fabulous tag, Zoe! So glad you played along at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. I hope we're going to see your work regularly in our challenges.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  13. WOW Zoe - this is fab!!!!

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon

  14. Beautiful tag, love the shape
    Lindsay xx

  15. The wings really look fad on the Clarity lady a beautiful tag :)
    Von x

  16. I love this Zoe, the colours are beautiful! Her wings are pretty cool! Maria x

  17. Wow, such an outstanding creation, love the border. Thanks for dreaming with us on TIO this week.

  18. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! wow...love this! the edging is just beautiful and effective...as is the image!

  19. This is fabulous Zoe, I love that splash of blue and the edging. Glad you enjoyed Leeds x

  20. Your tag is quite stunning! I just love the edge on it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  21. hi hun

    thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges, good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again,
    hugs sandra dt xxx

  22. What a beautiful project. That edge is gorgeous and I love your colour scheme

    Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges!

  23. What a great tag! Love the steampunk embellishments! Thank you for joining us over at the Papercraft Star!


  24. Fantasticly original! The steampunk is really becoming popular! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

  25. What a clever take on the theme! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

  26. Serendipity strikes when least expected! You've obviously done yourself proud with this one. The shape is fantastic! Love that Victorian style edge with its distressed look.
    You have our Follow!

  27. Glad to see you back and hope your move went really well... great dreaming thanks

  28. Great tag and images. That scroll edge looks wonderful!

  29. Gorgeous tag Zoe, am loving the edge, might have to snaffle that idea, lol. Hope you are well? Love Elizabeth xx

  30. How gorgeous...love the right border!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  31. What a gorgeous creation Zoe! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainboow, and I'm sorry I'm late with my comment. The new challenge is up now and we'd love to see you again! :D


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