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.