This tag was number nine of a series of 12 tags in the December issue of the Norwegian magazine - "Ett trykk". I wanted to show different styles and techniques. This is an example of steampunk. Stampunk is a genre of Science fiction. One way to describe it is that it is the way people in the 19th century thought new inventions would look. Often industrial and steam powered machinery and often with gears. Steampunk is often brown, dark and maskuline. I find it quite challenging to create a lighter and more feminine steampunk style - but still within the steampunk genre.
The original tag is made is a dies from Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TAG & BOOKPLATES Movers And Shapers.
To create the background, I cut a sky template with scissors and applied Weathered wood distress ink. The writing along the edges is a Prima stamp - stamped with Vintage photo distress ink. I have also used stamps from Tim Holtz – Stampers Anonymous – Mini Blueprints #3
The key has been made using the dies Tim Holtz – alterations – Hardware Findings in cardboard. I glued several keys together to create the thickness. The key was then painted black, added distress embossing powder and MetaMica paint.
The text: "Dear Santa. If down the Chimney you won't fit, the Door Key's Here for your benefit" was written in word, and printed on Kraft.
The airship is my own design (but with inspiration from other steampunk images seen online) and made out of gold paper and oval glass resin. I have also used gears and bits from inside an old watch and an old CD rom.