The Compendium of Curiosities and following along with everyone at Studio L3, I was thrilled to hear that the challenges would continue! This week's challenge is to create a tag inspired by Tim's tag #10 from the 2008 12 Tags of Christmas.
Vagabond and the Gadget Gears die. I carefully laid the gears in place and spritzed over them with my homemade shimmer mist I created using Brushed Corduroy Distress reinker and gold Perfect Pearls, which I combined in a Mini Mister bottle. After removing the masks, I inked over the gears using Weathered Wood Distress ink.
Steampunk stamp collection on Grungeboard and embossed them using Ranger's black embossing powder. After it cooled, I trimmed around it and spritzed it with the same shimmer mist I used on the tag. Here's a tip! You know how you end up with a raw, uncolored edge when you cut something out of Grungeboard or even regular paper? I hate that! Well, the new Distress Stains work great for covering that raw edge! I used it on my stamped men and it gave the piece a nice, finished look.
Finally, I stamped the 'Admit One' - also from the Steampunk set - onto the back of an Adage Ticket. To give it a little more interest, I overstamped it with the background stamp from the same set. It's attached to the tag using Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher.
Please be sure and head over to Linda's blog and check out the great artwork that is being posted. Thanks so much to this week's hostesses, Terry and Tracy!