Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's Icon-ic

Hey there all. Welcome to my humble abode for my take on the ICON Blog Hop. If you arrived from Jodi's Blog, then you are on the right track... If you just happened along or came directly here - then take a look here and then check out the rest of the blog hop starting from the beginning.

I really love the Steampunk look of things, so I decided to pull out my gears Spellbinders Dies and cut out a few of the gears in different colors of brown.  The Icon image I chose I think goes so well with the gears. The little bitty ships wheel from a couple of the sets (Mermaid Anchor and Ahoy Sailor) and reinds me of the gears. The spokes and all. So I stamped that wheel in the middle of the cutouts that I made of the gears. I also added some ink with sponging to give it more of an antique-y, metal-y look.

I chose the paper from a 7Gypsies set I have. The ATC is made with a clear acrylic base. I pasted all the gears and the extra doo-hickeys to the front of the plastic sheet. Then I stamped "It's Your Lucky Day" from Mermaid Treasure set in Black Versafine. Then I clear embossed it. This I stuck using ATG tape to the back of the clear plastic. I trimmed the paper around the plastic shape. Then I added a bit of extra to it with bendable wire. this I wrapped and twisted in different areas. Where it is coming up through the image... that is through a hole I punched with a metal punch.

I hope you enjoyed this. Just another way to use the Icons in the Bombshell Stamp Sets.

Now - you should head on over to Kim's blog and see what Icon-ic thing she has in store for you. If you get lost along the way, you can always come back here and use the list below to find your way.

Bombshell Blog:
Sparkly Engineer Mary:
Glittery Katie:
Alaine: <-- X marks the spot
See you again soon. :-)



  1. As I am a steampunk fan : I LOVE IT!! Well dome Alaine! Great use of the boat stirring wheel!

  2. Very cool use of the icons!! I like!!

  3. I'm right there with Stempe...I, too, LoVe all things Steampunk. I'm TOTALLY gonna steal this idea about using the ship's wheel as a "gear"!

  4. I love this atc. It's so gorgeous! I agree with everyone else too, I love the way you made the ships wheel part of the gear.

  5. I absolutely, positively, totally adore this. WOW!

    You rocked the Steampunk style.

  6. Ooh, I completely love this! Such an awesome ATC!

  7. Super rad! I love it! All of those teeny elements are fabulous! And I love that you colored your cogs up to look like metal. I would have never thought to use the ship wheel like this...great idea!

  8. I'm an ATC addict and this one is super kewl. I love the idea of using the steering wheel as part of the gears.