Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cuckoo For Steampunk!

Hope you are having a beautiful day!  It is going to be in the 80's here today and I think it will be a lovely day for working in the yard.  Although when I did that the other day, I paid for it will nasty allergies for two days!    I suppose that is like working with stamps and inks and paying for it with stained fingernails?   I don't know about you, but I sure get very excited over Tim's new releases.  All my life I have had pretty good self-control, but not when it comes to Tim!
The inspiration for this Tag came from a brand new challenge blog,  SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges, "Cuckoo Clocks Go Steampunk."    Inspiration Journal is all about adding a little "P.O.P" and this has pocket watch has two chipboard layers and is further elevation by large "Pop Dots."  We are also taking flight with Bloggers Challenge, "Come Fly With Me."
The new Pocket Watch die was cut from both Black Card Stock and Chipboard, stamped in Opalite Ink and clear embossed.  These inks have a really nice metallic look and I love them!  I then used the steampunk gear to cut out the opening for the sweet little birds, through one layer of CS and CB.  The second CB cut was just for dimension.
The background clocks from Hero Arts was stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed, inked with Distress and then Tim's "Mini Blueprints 3" gears was stamped in Black Soot in a random pattern.  The next step was pulling out that iron and you know the rest!
Hope you are enjoying the week and have a wonderful weekend - almost!  Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps:  Tim's Tiny Things and Mini Blueprints #3, Hero Arts Clock Background
Inks, Opalite Golden Mist and Winter Rust, Distress Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Bard Door, Rusty Hinge, Black Walnut, Black Soot, VersaMark
Dies: Pocket Watch, gears

44 comments:

butterfly said...

So cool, Terry! Love the multi-coloured background, and the pocket watch looks so fantastic - great tag!
Alison x

Krisha said...

WOW Terry! This is a great tag. I love pocket watches, always have. I really like that you use the positive and negative of the gears, to create the pocket watch and the embellishment.

Redanne said...

Oh dear! I now need to add that pocket watch die to my ever increasing wish list..... your tag is amazing, love what you did with the embossing - fabulous! Hugs, Anne x

Rosie said...

I love every detail on your tag, Terry. Soo coool

die amelie said...

Awesome tag, Terry!

Love your use of the pocket watch die! And the two bird pendants as weights are such a lovely idea! A very artsy tag!!!

Thank you so much for joining us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Hugs,

die amelie x

Buttons said...

Mmmm, love the ideas in this Terry. You are always great at backgrounds and your watch ideas are perfect. Hugs, Jenny x

craftattack said...

Lovely clockwork- steampunk piece! Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my gosh GF this is just one heck of an amazing tag, so inspirational. The pocket watch looks fabulous inked and embossed but the cog aperture and the birdies is so clever.the background is the perfect backdrop for it.
I am so jealous of the temperatures you have, can you send some over here please?
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a fantastic piece! Love the cuckoo theme too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend - today feels like spring here with the sunshine!

xoxo
Nancy

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Fab idea to cut out using the gear as an opening to show off the birds.
Avril xx

1CardCreator said...

This is really awesome Terry, I love the cut out too! ~Diane

Gibby Frogett said...

Fantastic steampunk tag.. love it.. Gill x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastic, Terry!

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Love hoe you used the new die cut. I think many of us cannot say no to his products. My wish list is even longer now
Yvonne s

Karin said...

wow this is a fabulous creation! love the little birds in the center!

BarbaraW said...

Love your combination of elements. This is a fantastic tag.

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your tag Terry, great design and all the layers work so well together, The pocket watch looks so cool!

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Marjie Kemper said...

Another tag it must've been hard to cover up! What beautiful backgrounds on both the tag and the watch. Love how you framed your birdies!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You make me lol!!!
Stunning texture - absolutely love this creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Awesome Steampunk tag Terry.
love it.
Greetings Janny

BLockHEad said...

Great tag!

Susan said...

Your artwork is beautiful. I dabble in a little scrap booking but I am not near this level or don't even come close.

Linda R said...

Looks amazing my friend. I can see why you love Tims new released items. You sure know how to make his goodies look good. We are in the 80's as well.. I'm really not ready for it to be this hot yet..

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs~

Martina2801 said...

Great steampunk tag! Love all details!

June Macfarlane said...

Oh Terry, this is brilliant my friend. Stunning work indeed and I love the cuckoo inspiration
hugs June xxx

Sandra said...

Very cool Terry, love this amazing tag! The clock is stunning! Hugs, Sandra

Sandi McLean said...

You do "Tim" so well! What a fabby tag!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its AWESOME Terry. How you used the birds and the gears for the clock. So very creative. I'm afraid my pocket book will never be the same. LOL
Enjoy that beautiful weather!
hugs Lynn

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Adorable, and such a great use of the die GF!

Shelly Schmidt said...

The background is awesome- bet it was hard to 'not' cover it!!! Love the birds peeking out of the die- love your tag! Another amazing project!

Sophie said...

Wow, Terry, das sieht so süß aus.
Als wenn die Uhr ein kleines Geheimnis birgt.

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous art work Terry! Love your gorgeous clock with the tiny birds peeping out, so pretty!! Hugs, Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

WaldfrauAlexa said...

very nice, like it so much

SanDee1899 said...

Absolutely marvelous You have created an oustanding piece of art (and you have the new TH DIE - oh I am joulous:-)

Thank you so much for joining the SanDee&Amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE!
XOxO SanDee

2amscrapper said...

This is fabulous!

Chris Warner said...

Absolutely fabulous Terry, very imaginative. Chris xxx

Sharon said...

Wow Terry this is amazing - love all the elements especially the little bird charms!

Hettie said...

Fabulous tag Terry. Love the background, almost too good to cover!
Hettie xx

Alexa said...

Great tag terry - steampunk is defintely right up your street! I love the birds in the watch - great idea! x

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for joining our March challenge at Inspiration Emporium!

I love clock stamps so this one has to be a fave for me!

♥ Sue Kment

Lisa H said...

This is wonderful! I love all the stamped details and how you cut an opening in the watch for the birds. Thanks for joining in our march challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

Maura said...

Great tag with all of your play on time!

Candy C said...

Terry...your steampunk style tag is awesome! I love how you used the pocket watch! Beautiful background and gorgeous tag! Congrats on your TOP THREE selection for the steampunk challenge. <3 Candy

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