Monday, January 9

Shake It Up With Steampunk!


 Hello Monday my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Light Up the New Year! Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is: SHAKE IT UP!

I created a steampunk style undersea tag with mechanical fish, portholes and cogs and gears. In the steampunk world of opposites, I am combining biological and mechanical with the fish

I began by collaging the tag with Tim Holtz collage paper. 

Once that dried, I added splats of paint, blended, wiped back, added some more, repeated,  until I was happy with the background. 

I stamped and colored several mechanical fish with Scribble Sticks. A tip I learned from Dina Wakley is to dip the stick into water, then color with it - it acts more like watercolor that way.

Once dry, I fussy cut the fish out with Simon Says Stamp's fun new detail scissors.

I figured out the placement for the fish...

Added the gauges and words...

Then, I added gears, cogs and Simon's Seaglass sequins onto the gauges, then glued the shaker pouch onto the tag. 

Lots of details...

My attempt to show how it shakes...

I love how steampunk lets my imagination run wild. I'm thinking of mechanical fish under the ocean, with portholes and gauges to run the undersea craft to see this amazing other world.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 

Creative Expressions Steampunk Fish stamp

Carabelle Studio A Fish's Hope stamp

Katzelkraft Un Autre Monde stamp 

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gauge Dials

My Favorite Things Round Shaker Pouches

Dina Wakely Media Tag #10

Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks Set 1

Dina Wakely Acrylic Paints - Night, Ocean, Blackberry, Lime, Fir

Simon Says Stamp Seaglass sequin mix

Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears

Simon Says Stamp Black Dye ink

Tim Holtz Distress Ground Espresso ink

Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors

Canson Watercolor Paper

Tim Holtz Collage Medium Matte

Bearly Precision Art Glue

Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint Brushes

Ranger Mister bottle

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat

Ranger Heat It tool

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in .

1 comment:

  1. Gosh this is gorgeous!!! LOVE everything about your colorful fish and shaker bits!! So fun!!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, it is so appreciated, and I love reading each and every one!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...