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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Dragondream TIO - Hamley has a go

Hello there, today we are taking part in the second of our Dragonsdream tag challenges http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.co.uk/. This time the theme is considering steampunk and Hamley decided he wanted a turn in the spotlight, over to you, Hamley
Well you know what it's like when you have a furtastic idea in your head, so you sit down ready to craft, and the idea suddenly takes on a life of its own, leaving your paws with no choice but to just go along with the whirring brain....
My tag idea was to use an image of a Victorian woman, interposed with a stamp of a plane, adding words to depict her fantasy that one day flying may be reality for humans as well as birds.
Then I went to see our friend Florence, and she presented me with these little beauties

The poor Victorian lady was instantly banished from my furry brain, the trouble is, the original concept lingered on, despite my trying to wash it out of my brain with a session of Bakewell tart munching!!!
So, I gave in to my now muddled concept, and ended up with this odd concoction

It does still kind of fit the criteria, the airship and the words 'time' and 'fly' are from my lovely new steam punk stamps, as is the lightbulb, which depicts a wild fantasy of thought, along with the sentence 'in time, people may even fly'.
So that's Steampunk and fantasy covered, invention is covered with the lightbulb and also the airship, and I think it has a feel of Victoriana to it, although this is where the image of a Victorian lady would have fitted in better, but as I said, she was kicked out in favour of my new toys!! I'm so fickle.

I also used this Papermania stamp, at first I stamped it straight onto the misted tag, but it hardly showed at all, so I restamped onto white card with stazon, and distressed the imaged with shabby shutters distress ink.

I also distressed the airship stamp and the printed words with the delightful Shabby Shutters ink, to blend all the elements together.

I'm looking forward to more challenges, that's if the other bears permit me to play again.
With love from the bears 🐻


  1. I HAVE to have these stamps! you are a very lucky bear getting to play with these, I'm suprised the other bears let you at them!

    Happy steampunking :D

  2. Lovely tag. I love the airship. Thanks for sharing at dragons dream tio

  3. Fun tag Hamley - looks like your Victorian man had "paws for thought" over men flying !!

  4. Gorgeous tag.. fabulous stamps, Mr Bear... great colours & design.. thank you for sharing with us at TIO.. May x

  5. You've created a wonderful tag, lovely Mr Bear :) Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this fortnight.

  6. Lovely stamps to get your paws on! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

  7. Fabulous tag Mr Bear! Love how you have embraced the Steampunk theme! Thank you for dreaming with us x


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