But, I have to tell you, (no surprise here), the biggest thrill was a bonus technique from Tim Holtz. It involves grungepaper, distress stains and distress crackle paint, and it got me so excited I started cutting shapes at 5:00am!
I hope you can see the awesome texture on these pieces....click on the photo for a closer view. BTW, if you have a base tray you can fit an awful lot of the mini movers and shapers on it to cut at one time with very little waste of the grungepaper. I just had the most fun all morning, making these, and now I'll have plenty of embellishments on hand for future projects.
Yesterday I did another steampunk tag for the upcoming swap on ATT.
The background paper is from a stack my friend (and ATT list mom) Gloria sent me a while back. I believe it is DCWV. I punched some holes along the right side so that's another paper peeking through. The lovely lady is one of Graphic45's Steampunk Debutantes....at least from the waist up. I combined her with the bottom part of Tim's dressform stamp.
The gears are a mix of idea-ology pieces and die cuts (those mini movers and shapers again), which were colored with black paint and then dabbed with copper. Recognize that bird on her mechanical arm? Yes, it's one from today's online class, and I couldn't resist adding it to this tag.
Oh, and I just have to say......one week from today I'll be winging it to Florida for the Tim Holtz cruise to the Caribbean. Can't wait to take the classes and see all my crafty friends. ONE WEEK!!!!