Quite a tough one this but good fun though! I decided to show the fantasy element as my steam punk man who travels on cogs wheels but has his own wings when he needs to fly - he is also one of the inventions shown as well as various stamped inventions! Victoriana comes from the beautiful lady he is in love with and of whom he thinks of constantly - hence the thought 'bubbles and heart' leading from his head to her, way up high in her heart shaped cloud. The steam punk is represented by industrial stamping, use of cogs, brads and other suitable items.
I kept to a very monochromatic palette with the exception of my lady who is painted like a portrait in Victorian art - I should also say that she's the nearest image I've got to any victorian lady! I have also included little touches of colour with some cogs cut from copper sheet which were heated to change colour - great fun and you never get the same result twice! I toned down the colours with some alcohol ink as they were too bright for this piece.
Here's my tag, hope it fits the bill:
|The completed tag showing the lovesick steam punk man trying to float up to his lady - sadly he's tethered so won't get far!! The tag background was inked with distress, stamped with various images in both distress and archival ink.|
|Steam punk man has 'tortoiseshell' wings made by stamping stazon onto acetate then cutting out and assembling. The wings are angled to give a 3D effect.|
|Various inventions have been stamped in the background to comply with the 'ingredients' given in the recipe. The date of 1898 has been stamped randomly on the background.|
|The steam punk man is thinking about the beautiful woman hence the little thought bubbles ascending to her cloud - one bubble is represented by heart shaped brad.|
Hope you like this piece - I prefer it to the card made yesterday!