Sunday, 5 May 2013

Bright Ideas Abound

Today there was an inventor visiting the village. Some say he is mad, while others insist his machines are genius. The Lady Commander and I decided to head to the village and see for ourselves. He was an interesting looking chap. Although well dressed, he did have a light bulb in place of an eye. When I asked him about it, he said it was an experiment gone awry, but turned out to be quite useful in, ummm... “dim” situations. I asked to see his wares and he lead us around the the back of his wagon. His cart was full of hissing and whirring machines, smoke coming out of every one. 

I am not well adapt in the art of tag construction, but decided to try my hand at it nonetheless, unexpectedly earning myself +496 tag creation exp points and leveling up! I started by spraying the tag with Dylusions spray ink - vibrant turquoise and bubblegum pink being my colours of choice. After it was dry I embossed it with my “gears” embossing folder. Because the tag material is soooooo thick, you really can’t see the embossing very well. 
I coloured The Octopode Factory’s “Steampunk Alfie” image using Prismacolors and added some Glossy Accents to his light bulb. I then cut the gears using the Robotz cartridge and embossed each one as well. Some screw brads and crinkle ribbon finished off this tag.

This bright idea will formulate in the following challenges:

Most of the mad inventor’s creations appeared broken or in ill repair. We did however spot one thing, shoved way in the back of the wagon, that caught my eye. A device that evidently swept floors all on its own. It used magical capsules the inventor called “batteries” for energy and would roam the room sucking up dirt and debris. Despite the outrageous cost, I handed over my gold pieces and purchased the device, eager to try it out.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Basement Stamper said...

fabulous how these colors work so well with this image. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic Steampunk tag. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute tag!!...thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!! Lee-Ann :)

Reflective Art Studio said...

Ha Ha... So FUN. Thanks for joining ut at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Samantha Read said...

Made me smile, thanks.
Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges and good luck.

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is just so fun! Love it!
have a nice day!

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