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

22 comments:

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

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  2. Fantastic creation, just love it!

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

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  3. 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

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

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

    Hugs
    Brenda

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

    Anne

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

    xx coops xx

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

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  11. 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

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

    Shelby

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

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

    Thank you for joining LOC
    -Laila aka Koneko

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

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

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

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  18. 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

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  19. just gorgeous...so happy to see you at sch this time lizzi

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  20. 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

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