Friday, July 22, 2016

Tando Collaboration Finale with Stampendous

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Hello! It's the grand finale for the Tando Creative and Stampendous collaboration. You are in for a real treat today. If you are only just joining the party, please head on over to the Stampendous Blog to see what the scoop is, and to find out how to win one of 3 prize packs. Now, on to my project.

I know you've seen a lot of this guy all through the week, but come on... He's just SO cool! He's called Steam Pumpkin, and this is one of my favorite images released in the new July catalog. I broke out my alcohol markers, which I really haven't done lately....but I needed really great blending, and honestly, my (very very small) Copic collection, as well as my Prismacolors just needed to be used. This was my first attempt at making something look like it's actually metal, rust and all...and I have to say I'm pretty happy with it. Especially considering my limited color supply.

As I was working on coloring the Steam Pumpkin, I was putting layer after layer on Tando Creative's Layered Arch with Cobweb. Where's the cobweb you say? Not here! The kit comes with so many fantastic pieces, I decided to break the pats up so that I can have several Halloween decorations with it. I used lots of Deco Art media for painting, cracking, and antiquing Tando's chipboard.

Once I was happy with the painted and cracked background, I applied the Gears Stencil with Copper Embossing Paste. I sprinkled in black Glass Glitter, bronze micro glitter, and a couple of colors of Metallic F/X powder for added texture, shine, and patina. Many many years ago, my dad (who used to work for Bulova- the watch company) gave me a delightful bag of watch parts. I use them from time to time (Hahaha! Pun intended!) on my projects, and it makes me think about him. He passed away 15 years ago, and I love to include things that remind me of my dad in many of my pieces. But I digress.....so the little actual watch bits that you see are from him. And it makes this project a little more special.


After I fussy cut Mr. Pumpkin from his background, I added Texture Gems by Faber-Castell to his monocle for some shine. I also used a few pieces from Tando's Industrial Elements Nuts and Washers sheet way up at the top of the arch. I painted them with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics, and I laid some more watch parts on top. Everything was secured with Beacon Adhesives' Zip Dry Glue, which worked fabulously. So there you have it! I hope you like my projects. I think he's going to be staying out all year round....I mean, what's better than Halloween and Steampunk? Please be sure to visit all of the hoppers listed below. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

20 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Love, love, love, love it!!!! Especially the watch parts that make it even more magical and special.

Zoe Sanderson said...

He is just a little bit creepy and a lot of fun.Zoe (Grimsby UK)

eyes2theocean said...

This stamp is a must have. I just love every project I've seen that has featured it! This project is no exception, it's terrific, great colors and textures.

barbara macaskill said...

Magical and fun! LOVE how the pumpkin guy's suit looks like real copper!!! TFS!
Barb in VT

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Wow! You out did yourself, looks fabulous.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Such a fun and very cool project! Love it! I love the look of steampunk and paired with a bit of a Halloween theme - perfection!
Becca from FL

Janis said...

Great job on this project!!! LOVE the frantage bits!!
<3
Janis in ID

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Mary Holshouser said...

I don't do much steampunk but this pumpkin
has really caught my eye. He is so
fun. Can't wait to put him to use.
thanks for sharing.
Illinois

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! Awesome work! I love what you've done with the new stamp.

Diane said...

This guy is growing on me Alison...fabby do piece sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Fliss said...

I just adore steampunk and I think I need that quirky image! Love the way you decorated the arch - amazing texture and detail and gorgeous colours too.
Fliss in the UK xx

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG! I love this so much!

McStamper said...

Love your creepy pumpkin guy.

cghundley said...

This is such a neat
looking project!
Loving the bits
and pieces you
used.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors and textures! Love the Steam Pumpkin!

craftymom205 said...

Great project. From Alabama.

Steph Ackerman said...

This is amazing, love the pumpkin.

Sue D said...

FAbulous background for Mr. Pumpkin.
Sue in Ohio

A Pink said...

terrific project with a steampunky feel . Sheffield, UK