Wednesday, February 5

Steampunk Love - talk about Inspiration!

I found abundant inspiration for this tag project, beginning with one of my faves - steampunk, of course, and the idea all began from this fabulous corseted Valentine post by TheGentlemanCrafter here. I just knew I had to try the corset heart myself, so made a paper template and began with some patterned paper, and cardboard to mount it on.

A little distressed inks to tie in to the background tag .

Love that technique of flicking some water on to the ink to get this.

Some stenciling with one of Tim Holtz's stencils, and the clocks fit my steampunk theme.

Time to put it all together and dress it up with some old lace, flowers, gears, etc. Used Tim Holtz's chalkboard idea for the blueprint love stamp, so will enter my tag in Tim's 2014 February Tag contest here.

Close up to show a bit of the steampunk goodness...

Oh, what's under the love stamp? Definitely inspired by "love" so will enter my tag into Inspiration Emporium's February challenge "say it with words" here.

And, of course, this is going into Simon Says Love Notes challenge here.

 

15 comments:

  1. Love love love your tag! It is just beautiful.

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  2. Love all the layers and the corseted heart if fabulous!

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  3. Beautiful tag! Love the corsette heart! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  4. Maura...your corseted heart that is the focal point of your tag is so pretty and beautifully done. Really is a pretty tag! <3 Candy

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  5. Gorgeous tag! Love the corset heart! So big and bold! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  6. This is beautiful - just love the corseted heart and how you put everything together! Cathy, www.creatinginacottage.com

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  7. This tag is over the top, Maura! So glad you were inspired to create a few more and include them in the Valentine Tag Swap as I am the happy owner of one! There is so much work involved here….love, love, love the tag.

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  8. Great tag, love the laced heart!

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  9. Great tag, love the laced heart!

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  10. I hope U don't mind that I twittered this one....LOVE the twist U put into the Feb tag!!! That corset heart is VERY cool!!! Love Steampunk! But then...who DOESN'T?!?
    ;)

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  11. This card is the bomb!!! The lace up heart is genius, elegant, quirky, and vintage FUN!!! What a awesome tag!

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  12. Gorgeous tagand those hearts are awesome! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  13. Hurray for steampunk! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

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  14. Thanks so much for joining our Inspiration Emporium February Show It With Words Challenge!

    Well aren't you clever? Love you laced up heart=a perfect fit to your tag!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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