Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Steampunk Tag

I was really lost at how to create a 'Steampunk' tag.  My first thought was that I needed to go to the store and buy stuff for this one.  Then I read over the instructions again and these words jumped out at me - "Use your stash...don't run out to the LSS and purchase items...! Improvise. Be unique."  So I went looking through all of my supplies and this is what I came up with.  I found a paper pad that someone gave to me that I just knew I would never use and pulled out this sheet of paper.  I figured since it had a keyhole on it already that it would work with the key embellishment that I had to use.  Well, since one of the embellishments had to be metal, I used an old jewelry box key.  I stamped a small heart image on black cardstock, heat embossed it with silver powder, cut it out by hand and adhered it to the black keyhole.  My thought here was - key to my heart.  Then I was on the hunt for a pointing hand.  Didn't remember ever seeing such a thing in my supplies.  Well in the school section of my scraprack, I found a pointing hand sticker - yes!  Wasn't sure where to place it on the tag, but when I saw the letter B already on the paper, I put it next to the letter and thought "be that way" - seemed right to me.  Okay now what?  Continued looking, found the eyeglass stickers and thought "this might work".  I put one pair on the tag and then decided that they needed to 'pop'.  I surely couldn't peel them off without messing up the paper so I added pop-dots and put the other pair on top.  Then I found the 3 black epoxy arrow stickers and thought "they'll have to do".  I inked all edges of the tag and then sponged some places with black soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I adhered the paper tag to a chipboard tag.  Then I added ribbon to the tag hole.  Whew - I'm done!  Not yet, I added Glossy Accent to the glass part of the eyeglasses sticker.  It made them look more realistic.  Now, I am done!

Here's the link to the Tim Times Ten Challenge - Day Three:


Frndly1 said...

I am really liking the glasses.

IslandV said...

interesting! Hmmm its like a steampunk Picasso! LOL