When starting a piece like this it does help to have a box of "odds and ends" pieces that you can choose from. I can't remember exactly where or when I got the gears from but it looks like it was from a package of Tim Holtz idea-ology mini gears. Same thing for the spinner piece - it was from a package of game spinners.
The heart was die cut from cardstock, then wrapped with aluminum duct tape which I always borrow from my husband's work shop. I think by now he's used to looking in my studio if he's missing some materials. But this time I actually put it back after I used it! (lol)
Then used an embossing folder with gears design on the heart piece. Afterwards I colored the embossed heart with alcohol inks - started with Teakwood then added Gold. I colored all of the pieces with the same inks then glued them to the heart using Weldbond Glue.
The heart was then glued to a piece of striped background paper from my paper stash (which oddly enough never gets any smaller after I use papers...why is that?). I put it in a black frame without glass. Really liked how this turned out. Here's to more steampunk art in the future!