Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Original, the genuine Steampunk Debutante Model

In high school there were several artists that spoke to me including Charles Dana Gibson, Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. I even remember them as the posters and pictures that hung on my college dorm room walls. They remain some of my favorites still today. When I discovered this lovely Graphic 45 paper  called "Steam punk Debutante" from the Flying Unicorn store, I was in heaven. It had  iconic Gibson girl images  and Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha women done in the cool Steampunk theme.

I made this tag for Grundgy Monday #25 which was called Perfect Distress. It is hosted by the lovely Linda at Studio L3. The challenge was to use a Tim Holtz technique that you can find here. The color palette happened to fit the Fashionable Stamper challenge #7 of Coffee and cream and a hint of dark chocolate. Come on over and play.

To make this tag I used Tim's technique of distress ink and perfect pearls to make the stamped background. I added the Steampunk Debutante image layered on the vintage tag for dimension. Some additional tiny tags were cut out and distressed too. With a hole punch I punched some tiny gears out the paper too. Some antique lace, black ribbon and 3 teeny tiny metal gears complete my piece. It is titled "The original, the genuine Steampunk Debutante Model"

Hope you will be an original model this week,
yours truly, gerri

"The original, the genuine steampunk model"

"Genuine details"

20 comments:

  1. Unique, Gorgeous and beautiful!!
    Hugs

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  2. Lovely steampunk tag! The lace trim adds a delicate touch! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  3. OOOoooo! Great piece, Gerri ... especially adore what you did with her hair. Very innovative. xxDonna

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  4. Gorgeous tag! Love the theme!

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  5. spectacular!!
    just beautiful!!!

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  6. So cool, dear Gerri! Love your Steampunk art!

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  7. I like it - alot! Well done!

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  8. Great Steampunk tag, like you I love the graphic 45 papers.
    So pleased you joined us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  9. This is stunning Gerri. Great Steampunk Tag. The weels in her hair are beautiful and creative. Fabulous. Great composition.
    Lovely greet Marja

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  10. Gerri, this is truly one of the most gorgeous steampunk pieces I've ever seen! The subtle colors and shimmery Perfect Distress give this a softness you don't usually get from the genre, and it's fabulous! What a stunning piece for GM24!

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  11. What a lovely tag.. I just love that steampunk look!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  12. oh gosh hun this is brilliant oh just love steampunk and you have made one,amazing tag here just love her hair,hugs cherylxxx

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  13. Oh I am drooling over this amazing steampunk creation!!!!!

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  14. A wonderful steampunk tag with great elements.

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  15. Gorgeous tag, love the bits and bobs of metal you added to make this extra special.

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  16. Dear Gerri
    Our tastes are so similar as they are amongst my favourite artists, admittedly it is a long list!
    Wonderful use of the papers and I always love to see Steampunk art.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. Amazing piece of art once again. Love your stamping and love the metal embellishments in her hair.

    Marie

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  18. Beautiful Steampunk thanks so much for entering our challenge at Fashionable Stamping. Cheers Caz

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  19. Woooow, what can I say? Outstanding coffee and cream creation! )) Beautiful stamping!!! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges ;)

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