Monday, 2 January 2012

Something Old.....Something New

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge of 2012. The challenge this time around is Something Old.... Something New.
An old vintage tin for something old, coloured with Alcohol Inks raisin and rust, creating a little steampunk piece using images from Tim Holtz Steampunk set. Something new being a new stamp, not yet inked, Tim's Synchronicity stamp, a perfect addition for a little steampunk, with the addition of Spockets and Game Spinner. Wendy's images also play a part in this piece in the form of the Steampunk Art set along with background image from Tim's Grunge Cirque set. A little background colour from Distress Ink aged mahogany and the inside is complete.
This is what my tin looked like before its transformation.  Must admit I really enjoyed altering this one and think this will be the first of many.
I sanded the outside of my tin to remove all the paint and then coloured with Alcohol Inks. The dashing gentlemen are from Wendy's Steampunk Art and Tim's Steampunk set.  The gentleman in the background has been stamped onto acetate using black StazOn and the gentleman in the foreground is stamped onto white card, added to a bottle cap, coloured with Alcohol inks and Glossy Accents added to the top for dimension.
The reverse has again been coloured with Alcohol Inks, STEAMPUNK ART added  on white card, edges sponged with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Timepiece and Game Spinner added.

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 




21 comments:

Sandy said...

Wooooooooow a stunning new steampunk creation Tracy.
You are teh queen of steampunk. Love it.

Juls said...

so fabulous and creative!! LOVE IT!!!!!! Hugs juls

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Amazing steampunk piece, really love the transformation of the old tin. Must try myself! Beautiful stamping and colours - love, love, love!!! xx

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely piece, Tracy - great design and images x

Izzwizz said...

Love your tin, the inside is amazing!

Suzanne C said...

Very cool effect with the alcohol inks and the old tin. Wonderful steampunk tin. I love the outside with the two gentlemen in different sizes. Happy New Year! May it be a wonderful healthy, happy and creative 2012 for you and your family!

Candy C said...

wow Tracy. What a way to kick off the New Year! Your Steampunk piece is awesome! I love the way you used the alcohol inks to TOTALLY change the look of that old tin. And your inside designs are amazing! <3 Candy

Candy C said...

wow Tracy. What a way to kick off the New Year! Your Steampunk piece is awesome! I love the way you used the alcohol inks to TOTALLY change the look of that old tin. And your inside designs are amazing! <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this tin and how you altered it. Super cool!

Brenda Brown said...

I love how you have altered the tin Tracy, such a great idea and fabulous stamps. A great little keepsake.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Leintje* said...

This looks so wonderful tracy, so COOL!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Siobhan Fyffe said...

You are just so good at Steampunk....I love your tin. I always love your work Tracy. If I had to name the 10 people who inspire me most, you are in there !!
Thanks for sharing all your ideas.
Siobhan x

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic! Love your altered tin. Happy New Year!

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW, that really is an old tin, Great transformation Tracy, I'm looking forward to seeing more too.
Hugs Lynn

Barb Cady said...

What a very clever idea! Must get my mojo into kick start. Have to agree with Siobhan, you are def. in my top ten!! Have a wonderful 2012 xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered steampunk tin! Wonderful details!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

formidavel!

hazel said...

I love your altered tin Tracy - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fabulous creation, Tracy! I love the distressed touches and the addition of sprockets is fab :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fabulous creation, Tracy! I love the distressed touches and the addition of sprockets is fab :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Terry said...

Wowzersss Tracey this is really a fabulous way to kick off the new year, I love the distressed and altered tin. Thank you for sharing sweetie. Hugs Terry xxxx