Thursday, 17 January 2013

STEAMPUNK OWL

I've given the SHARP OWL from 100 Proof Press a steampunk makeover this week using metal foil tape.
My background has been embossed with an embossing folder and coloured with ginger and black Alcohol Inks and then rubbed over with steel wool to give an industrial feel.
I have added a panel behind my owl using black Kraft-Core card stock to lift the owl from the background a little and I have embossed with a cogs embossing folder and sanded back the raised areas.
I stamped the owl onto metal foil using black StazOn ink and then stamped him a second time, this time embossing his body, colouring with black Alcohol Ink, rubbing over with steel wool, cutting the body out and adhering to the first stamped owl for dimension. I have added a mini gear to his body for further interest and two for his eyes.
STEAMPUNK OWL has been added to the top of my card using Alpha Parts along with two gears and a mini owl charm which I have recycled from some Christmas packaging.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the weekend. Tracy x x

23 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

fantastic, love steampunk and that owl suits it so well...yummy embossing folder too! a really fab make and I LOVE it! trace x

Helen said...

That's fab, I just love that owl!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing! What a wonderful idea,

Lucy x

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Tracy! Love the steampunk owl and the embossing of the foil tape!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Tracy! Love the steampunk owl and the embossing of the foil tape!

flutterbycrafter said...

Amazing x

Carol Q said...

ab fab Tracy!

Ria Gall said...

Tracy
This is totally amazing it is an example of steampunk at its best.
Ria

butterfly said...

As a friend of mine says - but only when something has really blown her mind - Oh My Actual God!! This is beyond brilliant, Tracy... from the idea to the execution, it's just genius - I love it!
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

MOST EXCELLENT!!! I love him! I love all the metal as well!

Samantha Elliott said...

Well Owl be darned! Sorry couldn't help it!
Your owl is gorgeous and I love him and his lickle buddy. Well done Tracy!
xx

Barb Cady said...

This is your finest creation this year-so far! I love the owl and the steam punk additions, marvellous! X

Alison said...

He looks amazing Tracy! Fantastic card! x

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!!
The coolest owl in the world Tracy.
This is stunning.
Love your steampunk work.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.
xoxo

Paula Whittaker said...

ooo I say, loving this beauty

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracy, your owl is a real stunner! He looks amazing with the embossing and the gear on his tummy - a fabulous steampunk creation and I adore his wonderful little friend too. Brilliant! Hugs, Anne x

hazel said...

Amazing work Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Tracy, this owl and background are amazing.... you do metal SO well!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Just brilliant Tracy, the metal is the perfect choice to use here, I love it.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Terry said...

Just a little coolness going on here! Fabulous Steampunk Owl! Love this!

Wanda H said...

Way, WAY Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle Webb said...

Amazing! The owl's eyes are really cool, love the embossing and the layering very much, especially his eyebrow and the little mini owl hanging off the cogs. Totally love it Tracy. Michelle x

Beverly Gray said...

Love it! It's be-hootiful.