Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tim's Tags 8 - I don't do Steampunk - or maybe just a little bit!

Good Evening Peeps

As the title suggests I don't do Steampunk.  Not because I don't like it as some of it I do, but I am not sure if I would be able to "do" it"".  However, after seeing Tim's Tag 8 today I could not resist in giving it a go and try to do something a little manly and steampunkeyish!!

You see, I don't have the dies, stamps or most of the other bits that Tim Holtz has used on his tag today, but if I don't dip my toe in the water, I will never know whether I like it or not so here goes........

I love my Umbrella Man die and could not resist making him look just a little bit Christmassey waiting under the streetlight and under a little mistletoe, waiting for his sweetheart!!!

The background stamps are part of my Darkroom Door Prague set and as you may know by now I love Prague and the reason I bought the street light die was that I love the street lights on Charles Bridge and so I could use this die aplenty on my scrapbook layouts and mini albums.   I popped the grungeboard out of the light part and inked them with Mustard Seed DI and the light with black paint dabber before popping them back in to emboss the whole light with clear embossing ink and powder.

The Umbrellaman was painted with black dabber and then embossed but the umbrella was embossed with sparkly embossing powder!  I put a little bit of tinsel on the umbrella handle and attached them all on to the tag.

I do hope you like what I have done.  I think this would make a great card for a man don't you?




Helen said...

We'll convert you to steampunk yet - great tag!! You gotta love Umbrella Man and I love the story behind your tag.

Sue said...

I LOVE your Steampunky Umbrella Man!

505whimsygirl said...

O.k. don't know if my first comment "took."

Is that a boo balloon?!? Your desk is inspiring me to get messy!!! Thank you! And, I've never tried steampunk but maybe I should give it a go!

Happy crafting!

Nancy said...

I love your card! Very orignial and manly/Christmasy!

Anita Houston said...

You're doing SteamPunk and it's awesome!!! Love unbrella of my favs. The combination is great!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fabu-u-lous dahhhhhhling! Yes . . . it'd make a great male card . . . do it, do it, do it! (I am nothing if not encouraging!)


PsyPenguin said...

Lovely tag, and a sweet idea. Just shows that umbrella man fits perfectly into so many different scenarios. xx