Monday, October 5, 2015

Geek Chic Robot Tag

Supplies: B/W striped paper & robot stamp from My Mind's Eye; all other paper from October Afternoon; swirl/flourish stamp from Unity; grey ink from Autumn Leaves/Stampology; black ink from Hero Arts; chipboard from ScrapMatts; Liquid Pearls & Stickles glitter glue from Ranger; thread from DMC; pink tulle from Wyla; black tulle, straight pins, clock face, roses, & sequins from my stash; pen from Foray; household office hole punch.

When I saw that the prompt for the current challenge on the City Crafter blog is "Geek Chic," I knew right away that I wanted to make something with my robot stamp.  It's one of my favorite, most-used stamps.  Since I use it so often, I decided to come up with a fresh approach this time.  I took my inspiration from the "chic" part of the challenge title.  For me, the word "chic" conjures up images of femininity and haute couture.  So, I decided to give my robot stamp a ladylike look.

I started by stamping the robot lightly in grey ink.  Next I sewed along the main outlines with dark grey thread and went over the smaller details with a fine-tipped black pen.  Then I sewed a little hair bow and a tutu for the robot.  I also added pretty pink Liquid Pearls accents for that extra feminine touch.  Does Ms. Robot look chic?  :)

The decorative swirls around the edges of the robot image are from a Unity stamp.  I stamped them with black ink, and after it dried I added dabs of pink glitter.

To play up the haute couture theme, I added sewing notions like straight pins, sequins, and a chipboard spool and buttons.  I also tied some lush pink tulle through the hole of the tag.

I finished the project by adding lots of layers to the tag.  This project was a little different from what I usually do, but it was so fun.  Moreover, it fits my personality really well, since I like both sci-fi and fashion.  I definitely enjoyed the technique of embroidering over a stamped image, and it's something I'd like to do again in the future.

ETA: Well, what do you know, I won the City Crafter "Geek Chic" challenge with this tag!  I am very excited and honored.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my tag.  Take care & have a good week!


Unknown said...

Super cute Denise! I love the soft feminine details juxtaposed with the hard edges of the robot. I can tell you had a lot of fun with this one.

Stella said...

I just kept looking over and over to your amazng tag. This is fabulous. I love your design and the layers you added. Terrific! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I adore your feminine cute.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How cool, and pretty as well, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! Terrific tag!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Carol L said...

This is so innovative and clever! I love each and every little detail that's on this fabulous "chic" tag!! Great idea!

Patricia said...

adorable robot !

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...

Дениз,так справиться с задачей! идея соединить фатин и робота - это супер классно!
...а еще и строчка вручную... почти вышивка. Здорово!