Saturday 2 June 2012

No. 2 Steam Punk

I'm still loving this stamp! This is the second collage I've made using it and have decided to enter it into The Fashionable Stamping Challenges #22 'Steam Punk' challenge sponsored by Cottage Crafts The background has been sprayed with Rangers Dylusions in Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest, great names don't you think! I then stamped the Phrenology Head by Lost Coast, in black Archival ink. To do this I first made a mask by stamping the head onto a post it note and cut it out. I then cut the top of the head off and used it as a mask when stamping onto the background. I then repositioned the other half of the mask above the head and stamped the top half to make it look as though the head  was hinged open. The cogs have been stamped with a Paperartsy stamp from a set called Clocks 5 . After layer the image onto a piece of card I stamped out the border strips and stuck them on, finishing off with some nail head style brads in each corner. These have been painted with alcohol ink in Pitch black. The addition of a collar and small button complete the collage. I am also going to enter this into Simon Says Stamp challenge which is One for the Boys.


  1. A marvellous stamp, lends itself to many designs. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC for our Steampunk challenge. Caz

  2. Lovely use of this stamp - looks really great and the colour of your background is gorgeous - a wonderful piece! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Sarah.

  3. Fantastic piece and such clever ways of working with the stamp. Love how you have put it all together and the colours
    xc atherine

  4. Great job for this week's challenge. Thanks or joining us at FSC! Yvonne

  5. Your piece is wonderful! I really like the way you've "altered" your stamp with the masking technique. Very clever and the results are amazing! I love your "Dylusional" background! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. I love what you did with this stamp. Your inspiration is giving me all sorts of ideas for stamps of my own.

  7. Hi Toni
    Firstly I would like to say thank you for not only visiting my Blog but for your kind words at this sad time for me, please know it is very much appreciated.
    This is stunning, the way you created depth to the background.
    I know it is past the deadline but I wanted to visit you and also wanted to say thank you for once again supporting FSC.