Monday, 17 June 2013

Crafty Cardmakers DT - Steampunk

Aren't the weeks passing quickly?! It's time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and this time Doreen decided on 'Steampunk'.

Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I really like Steampunk - trouble is I never seem able to do it!! Consequently I have one single set of stamps that could loosely be interpreted as steampunky grungy..... I wanted to do something other than a card which just taxed my brain cells even more...
In the end I settled on a digi stamp which I coloured with distress inks and messed about adding thin strips of metal for the balloon 'ropes'. 
Image completed - what was I going to do with it???
It gathered dust for a while on the desk and then I found a small 3" x 2" canvas.
Here's the finished article!

I used the reverse side of the canvas and started by gluing on bits of torn tissue paper round the frame. Once dry I painted it with gold acrylic paint then blasted it with a heat gun till it 'bubbled'.

When cool I randomly ran some mica powders and metallic rub over it.

The background embossed bit and die cut cogs were a present from 'Steamy Queen Maureen'. I used some gold mica powder on the background and added a large metal fastener to the middle of the cog.

The 'Beware of Airship Pirates' was an internet download and it just appealed to me as no one was likely to hijack this mad balloonist!
Hope you will all have a go at our challenge this week- as always there's some great prizes up for grabs - From Di's Digi Downlads and The Stampman - just please please make sure you check out the rules before adding your creation.
And if you're struggling like I was pop over to see my teamies to get some inspiration!
Challenges -
Seemacrafts - Mixed Media
Sparkles Monthly - Steampunk or Vintage

LOC - Steampunk
Our Creative Corner - Recipe (and I used Canvas for my fabric,Metal - balloon and fastener and Paints) 
Sugar Creek Hollow - Mixed Media

Thanks for calling in - have scheduled this to post as I am still busy getting furniture etc for the house! Will pop by you all later. x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love it Viv xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project Viv. Love all the details, the balloon wires were inspired.
Yvonne x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation, just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

I hope all is going well for you. Pleased to hear your Broadband is now sorted.

Sounds like you still have lots to do .. .. but what fun sorting it all out (is it?!?!? LOL!!).

Bet you can't wait to get those craft boxes emptied. My fingers would be itching big time!

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

seemacrafts said...

oh how wonderful thank you for joining in at seemacrafts seema x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Viv, absolutely love it! Perhaps the mad balloonist IS the pirate, lol! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles this month.


Stamps and Paper said...

What a great project Viv love all the fabulous detail...hope your broadband problems are now sorted out


Crafty Lark said...

What a great digi image and I love how you have completed it, also very clever using the reverse of the canvas, I love this. xx Flora

aussie aNNie said...

Viv this is just AWESOME I love steampunk too but imagination runs in the other direction unless it's a digital project. You did amazing good...luv annie

coops said...

wow so stunning viv.fantastic texture and colours and the image is perfect steampunk :D

xx coops xx

Viv said...

Wow what a fabulous project Viv, so inventive too.....would have taken me weeks to do lol :) Viv xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in our 'mixed media' theme over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

This is gorgeous. I love the textured frame with that great image hanging over the edge. The embossed section inside the frame looks brilliant. Such a great make.

I hope you will join us each month for our future challenges. Great prizes up for grabs :-)

Hugs Lisa xxxx DT Member

Shelby said...

Fantastic creation!! I love how you've used the back of the canvas and the image you went with is awesome.


Daniele said...

such a great quirky project, love the texure on the frame
thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

Kami-koneko said...

i love your steampunk vibe, this is really really cool!

Thank you for joining LOC
-Laila aka Koneko

Mau xx said...

Well! you clever lady, Its fab Viv. Love the balloon and that cog...Brilliant!
Hugs Mau xx

Margie said...

This really made me smile Viv - its just great. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month. Margie x

Shea said...

For not being comfortable with steampunk, Viv, you hit this out of the park! It's fun and very whimsical and I LOVE it!

Julia S-W said...

Great steampunk piece - seems you're on the steampunk road now well and truly!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge. Juliax

Anonymous said...

just happy to see you at sch this time lizzi

Buttons said...

I'm always a sucker for anything steampunk and this is so good. Love the texture you've got onto that frame. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

Roberta Laliberte said...

Wow! This is awesome!