3 November 2013

Anything goes at Simon Says Monday Challenge



Hi everyone, hope you're having a lovely weekend so far. I haven't entered anything at the Simon Says Monday Challenge for a long time and as this week it's an anything goes theme I thought I'd enter this Birthday gift bag that I made for my youngest Son.

 A close up of the details which shows the texture achieved with various Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folders on the main panel and also for the gift tag attached to the handle. I kept the colours to black with silver dry brushing mainly and added some pearl pen dots in bronze here and there as well.


All the cogs are from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Gears Bigz die and I used DecoArt Ebony Black paint for the background on everything and their dazzling metallics shimmering silver paint to highlight. The name letters are Ranger Tim Holtz Ideology Newsprint Alpha Parts.


Back soon.

20 comments:

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! lala... Chris. your creation is simply WOW! so very appropriate for a young man, and so "in". I love all the textures, and how you played with shades of greys and black and silver. Totally beautiful! Hugs.

butterfly said...

How cool, Chris! The pearl pen dots look great against the embossed texture, and all the dry-brushing is fab!
Alison x

Juls said...

Oooh wow all that metal work is amazing!! Hugs Juls

Brigitte said...

So very cool!!! Love all the gear and the metallic effect. Hugs, Brigitte

Elly said...

Very cool!! (:o) The bronze pearl pen dots fit perfect♥♥

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Chris, I'll bet he loved it! Jo x

Netty said...

Terrific steampunk bag Chris am sure your son was delighted with it, enjoy your week, Annette x

Nicola said...

Wow Chris, love this gift bag, bet your son loved it!
Awesome texture with perfect colours and effects and the bronze pearl dots are just the most amazing finishing touch!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Christina C. said...

This is AMAZING, Chris! It is beautiful, yet manly! I love all the texture and your wonderful design/colors and the subdued name in the corner! Perfect!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous gift bag and coordinated tag. I love the steam punk industrial feel . The dry brushing is very effective. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Anna-Karin said...

Super cool project! Love all the metal textures and all those pearl dots. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Chris! This is AMAZING! I love the embossed detail and all the gears! Surely your son will treasure this! Happy Birthday to him :) Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

cathylynn said...

What a fabulous bag! Great colors and textures!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sandy said...

And you did this on a bab!?! Wow - It is sure to please your son. Your make could please anyone that's for sure!!
sandy

Sandy said...

I had to go back and look at the whole thing again and tell you how wonderful this is and I love the little tag!
Sandy

whyducks said...

Cool big time Chris!

Kelly Neis said...

OOOH this is really cool idea for a guy! I love the burnished look of the black! I love the star square at the top too. Fabulous Chris!!
Hugs Kelly

Maura said...

Fabulous texture!! Congrats!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is sooooo awesome Chris. I pinned this earlier and I am glad to get back and tell you how much I love all the details (including all of the hand-drawn pearl pen dots). Fabulous make. Congrats on your spotlight at SSS Monday Challenge! -- Mary Elizabeth

Candy C said...

Really lovely piece, Chris. Congrats on being selected to be among our celebrated artists in our Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge. Well deserved! <3 Candy