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Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Chemist meets Steampunk Girl

Thanks so much to my latest followers, it is wonderful to have you along on my crafty journey!

Before I show you my project I want to say a huge  thank you to my lovely friend Jenny (Buttons).  We had a crafty day together this week, our first time meeting and we had a wonderful time.  Jenny is everything I thought she would be; charming, witty, kind, generous, chatty and so friendly - and very talented!  The time just flew by and we had fun sharing ideas and techniques.  I recommend meeting up with a crafty friend if you are able!  If you have not visited Jenny before please follow this LINK, you will not be disappointed and her Tim tag this month is stunning.

Now on to my project!  If you saw my post on the Chemist, here, then you will know how much I love the new Chemist stamp set by Tim Holtz.  I also love the Steampunk Girls set of images from the wonderful Nicecrane Designs which you can find here.  One of the girls looks like she is set in a Chemist's shop so this was a marriage made in heaven. for me!


I used a Ranger No. 12 tag which I folded in half.  This is the front cover.  I stamped the Chemist and then masked him off and used Tim's fabulous new stencils in Burlap and Splatters to create a textured background.  I added the chemical formula script stamp from the set and the words 'fragile and glass' from Tim's Remnant Rubs.  The glass vial has been filled with watered down Distress Re-inker and I added an Arsenic label.  The ribbon has been coloured with Weathered Wood DI.


The inside page has been created using the same Burlap and Splatters stencils.  The book and feather stamp is from the Chemist set again and I created a Bill of Sale from a Wendy Vecchi stamp set (Art Works) which I overstamped with the chemical formula again.  The books were stamped and then masked off to create the background, then coloured with Promarkers.


And here is the Steampunk Girl from the Nicecrane sheet.  I think she is fabulous!  She has been coloured with Promarkers and Distress Markers.  The torn notebook at the top and bottom is from a die gifted to me by Jenny (I love this die!).  The girl is looking quite demure but since she is purchasing arsenic, I am not so sure - I will leave it to imagination as to what she is going to use it for.........


Just to finish off the back page of the tag booklet I used the formula stamp again and also this fabulous Wendy Vecchi (Barcode) stencil.  There are so many fun images on this stencil, I can see this being one of my favourites.


A quick look at the finished tag booklet.  Hope you like it.  Thanks so much for looking and I truly appreciate it if you take the time to comment.  Big hugs,  Anne x

38 comments:

  1. this is wonderful Anne - I love the marriage of the chemist stamp with this nicecrane image - so clever of you - and I'm not sure either what a lovely lady like that would want arsenic for - lol!!!! A stunning piece of work on every level - love it xx

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  2. Hi Anne, this is fantastic, I love the way you have combined the chemist stamp with the Nicrane designs steampunk girl, they match perfectly and your colouring is amazing. Love the little bottle of arsnic. Hugs Mo x

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  3. Brilliant work Anne! I love how you have teamed everything together so well. I've been studiously avoiding looking at Tim's new stuff so that I didn't get tempted but you're making it very difficult, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  4. Wow another stunning piece of work Anne! its wonderful...well I had a fantastic day today with Maureen and Sue P!! will put piccies up on my blog when I have rested up LOL had so much fun..huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxx

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  5. WOW!! This is amazing Anne. Such a wonderful design, I wish my imagination was half as good as yours! I love the images and the way you have put everything together is fabulous.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. I'm loving these stamps, I have tried to tell myself I don't need them but they would fit so well with other stamps and papers I have in my stash that it's getting more difficult to convince myself. Love what you have done with them. Angela x

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  7. Superb piece Anne, and I can honestly say this is even better in real life. Don't tell me you are a follower - it takes imagination and real creativity to make the connection and combine these images so beautifully. Fantastic masking and colouring, and I love the arsenic bottle.
    Thank you for your kind words. You've made me blush too! Now I just have to live up to the hype... You are every bit as special too and I look forward to our next get together. Huge crafty hugs my friend, Jenny xxx

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  8. Oh wow Anne, this is just wonderful, I love the combination of images you have included and the contrast of the chemist and steampunk girl, a match made in heaven methinks lol, fabulous techniques and colours too.
    I have told Jenny if she comes, no sorry when she comes to see you again I will drive up to see you both, that would be brilliant.
    have a great end to the week and and a wonderful weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  9. What a totally fab tag Anne, love how you have combined the chemist with the steam punk lady, a great combination as you say! The little bottle is so much fun and makes for a great closure embellishment. The whole thing looks fantastic!!

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  10. Wow Ann fabulous steampunk designs, great colors and design.

    Regards diane

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  11. Fabulous art Anne, love the girl in the chemists shop and I so need the chemist shop stamps! Lucky you having a lovely craft day with a friend, that is what I miss so much, one friend moved away and another has just about given up on crafting, it's so nice to to have someone to bounce ideas etc with !

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  12. Wow what a fabulous creation,love all you have done here.x

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  13. Couldn't resist a look when I saw the title! Love what you've created and how you've mixed the images. Can't wait to see who will be popping into the chemist shop next time!!

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  14. Stunning and creative combination with my steampunk girl,,,,,,,Anne,,,,and your coloring is amazing,,,,,love the vintage effect,,,,,,and these soft pastel colors,,,,,wow,wowwww,, you are so creative.........Yiiiiiipeeeeee.

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  15. Ah yes Anne - certainly a marriage made in heaven but you never know what she might be planning with that arsenic! Maybe the Steampunk Girl will rule the roost.... Great tag book and I love what you've done with the stencils, can't wait to get my hands on some of those. Also liking the book and feather stamp too - oh dear, I can feel a spending splurge coming on. Love, Margie x

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  16. Wow Anne this is brilliant..how well they match! I absolutely love your tag book..stunning creations. It sounds like you and Jenny had a really fab time too! Hugs Carole Z X

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  17. Fabulous creation Anne, Love your tag book... those stamps are amazing Love how you used them... So glad you got to meet Buttons & you both had a wonderful fun day together.... Hugs May x x x

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  18. Was für eine tolle Arbeit. Meine Güte, das sind super schöne Szenen, und es sieht vielleicht etwas kriminell aus...
    Es kommt auf die Gedanken an :-)

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

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  19. Wow Anne - stunning and them some. She goes perfectly with the chemist and you've coloured everything beautifully.
    Sounds like you had a fab day - crafting, old/new friends and tea and biscuits - my idea of heaven lol! Have a lovely weekend Karen x

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  20. Always enjoy reading your how-to of your art piece. You have such imagination and flair for using these TH tools. I look at them and think "Oh that's a nice stamp", and I would never in a million years come up with the creative works that you share. This is so unique. I can just picture that lady as one in the Victorian era that might have been wanting to hasten along an elderly relative, whose companion she was, and in their will! But I'd never had the insight to think of this - just looking at these supplies. This is so stunning...and unusual. I hope you link this to Tim's Gallery, so he can see the fabulous pieces you make with his products! TFS

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  21. Oh wow, this is a stunner! I so love it!! I definitely have to get the chemist set as soon as possible. Your TAG book is so awesome and I love the story behind it :-), the steampunk girl is adorable. I definitely know what I'd use the arsenic for *harhar*. Amazing piece of art again, Anne. Have a wonderful weekend. Big hugs, Suzanne xx

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  22. Fantastic tag book Anne! I love the distressed background you've created for your scene!, the vial of arsenic is superb and stamps and Nicecrane image look perfect together. Glad you had a lovely crafty day with Jenny and have a good BH weekend. Chris x

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  23. Like it? Anne I love it! You have made me determined to buy those stamps, fabulous work, thank you. X

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  24. How nice for you to be crafting and with Button, she is an amazing artist and I'm going crafting with 2 friends right after I finish this post:O) nothing better then crafting with friends..
    Now this tag book is BRILLIANT work, the backgrounds are gorgeous, love the little bottle, I love the die cut too looks fabulous behind that wonderful image, well it looks like a marriage made in heaven, thanks for sharing your creativity, oohh I just love it, hope you have a wonderful weekend..

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  25. I am glad you had time with Jenny, lucky girl! This is really beautiful!! love the images and they are colored so pretty. Your style and design is awesome. I love the arsenic! haha great idea!
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Hugs Kelly

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  26. How wonderful for Jenny and you to have a crafty day together! I am so loving this this couple you have joined together! What a great design and you are so tempting me to pick up these stamps! Enjoy the weekend.

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  27. PINNED!!!! So fabulous! The lady fits perfectly into this scene! I love your masking and coloration too, and the stenciling is wonderful! So jealous you already have all the new goods...lol!

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  28. Perfectly fabulous Anne, as always. I love to read about all the techniques you use and see the briliant results. I'm hoping my set of Tim's stencils will be on their way from the Funkie Junkie quite soon. Hope your weekend is going well :0) x

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  29. What a great mash up Anne. Those stamps and images compliment each other perfectly x

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  30. Wonderful, Anne and I am so pleased you had a good time with my friend, Jenny.
    Rosie x

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  31. Sounds like a fun day. Jenny has a great talent like you and you are two well suited crafting friends!
    As always, your tag book is created so exquisitely. Such a ttention to detail. Loved the bill of sale, the books and ink and the gorgeous lady image!

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  32. Why the arsenic is for flavoring hot tea - what else could it possibly be used for. You know a little bit everyday will do just fine. although I warn you, traces of arsenic will show up in an autopsy! You sure do have a good imagination Anne and creative - why honey child you are the mostest with the bestest! I do love your make!!
    sandy

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  33. Fabulous make Anne and I love the stamps/images you have used. Crafty days with friends are so wonderful as its great to share.

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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  34. How wonderful that you both met up and I am sure it will not be the last time.
    The stamping is amazing Anne, great colours and that little bottle is a wonderful addition.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  35. I really this, Annie! The two go together so perfectly! Your attention to every detail is amazing to watch. In fact, I think you would be a YouTube star if you ever decide to make videos of the entire process with your creations!! This is exquisite, right down to the bottle of poison. (And in my head, I'm already writing the novel ... ha!) So glad you and Jenny got on like a house afire!! Bloggie buddies are the best!! xxoo Hugs, Darnell

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  36. Sensational colouring on the images - both the fabulous chemist, and one of my all-time favourite Nicecrane images. This is a truly brilliant creation - wonderful stamping and stencilling too. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together, the two of you!
    Alison xx

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  37. Such beautiful stamping and wonderful coloring. I am jealous of both you and Jenny getting to meet and have a fun crafting day together!

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  38. Ooh beautiful Anne. I love the girl you hae used. The colouring is wonderful.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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