Friday, 17 August 2012

Snazzily Steampunk...

...did you know that there is a steampunkery competition going over on the Snazzy Design Team blog? Aha, oh yesh indeedily... and... even better, there's some lush prizes too! All the deets and the rest of the teams artwork etc are HERE but afore ye go, here's my little offering for the DT. It is a 6" shadowbox with a little hanging frame dangling from the inside.


The box was simple to alter... slap some Frayed Burlap Distress Stain all over it, using a paintbrush to apply the Stain in the insidey bits (to get the Stain out of the bottle is simples: press the valve onto your craft sheet, squeeze the bottle and drag it towards you, the Stain puddles out... perfect!) Anyways, the Stain was left to soak in a bit and then I gave it a helping hand and dried it with a heat tool. Then I used Gathered Twigs DI and blended smidges of this over the frame to add some shadey bits. Then I spritzed water into my paw and flicked it, where it landed it bleached the Stain out a bit... so it looks nice and old. Finally I used a dry-ish black Dabber and dragged this lightly around the edges. I did the same for the ickle frame too.



The centre piece is card that I used a That Special Touch mask on (penny farthing) and Old Paper DS, smooshing it all over - this means that the image is less crisp but that is the look I wanted, so it was in the background - shame it doesn't really show in the pics lol Next came some stamping: using the Chocolate Baroque Steampunk set and Black Archival, I stamped three images, making masks for the two outer ones so they were all overlapped nicely. I coloured them with Stains and a waterbrush and then set about making a banner for the bottom of the card. That was a doddle - Stain card with Old Paper and then stamp the word repeatedly, cut out, edge with Gathered Twigs and stick on. The insert for the ickle frame is one of the larger wordy stamps, again onto the Stained card and cut to fit. Check out the hat! Isn't that super cool? That hat itself is an Embellish Your Art Studio 490 embellie, I added on a Tando wing (painted with Black and SnowCap Dabber) and then a cornucopia of Idea-ology cogs and stuff. All of these are glued on with the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue - tis amazing stuff see! Finally, popping all the pieces into place, I added some more embellies to the shadowbox and voila... finished :O))



I stayed up til 01.30 this morning playing in my Room of Stash, I do love late nights in the Room of Stash! We spent the evening stuffing our faces with Indian takeaway (nommetty-nom: chicken tikka madras, chicken tikka masala, pilau rice, naan and free bombay potates) and watching Peter Kay on the telly - oh boy, my jaw is still aching from all the laughing, that guy is the funniest man in the world! If you haven't seen his Tour That Didn't Tour - Tour you must see it... Right, I shall away, things to do and all that and my hair desparately needs styling, which takes an hour for me to wrestle with it so it doesn't resemble feathers lol Have a lovely day peeps... TTFN!

Hels x

22 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! Hels this is an amazing project! Love all of the details! Amazing work as always!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sarah x

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I love the frame within a frame idea, it works so well on this amazing piece. I love it, especially the little light bulbs and those gorgeous stamps. A x

Artyjen said...

Love it all ;) The hat is super I've been thinking of buying it and you have convinced me it's just the right size! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful project.

TonyR said...

totally steampunk awesomeness!!
love it!
xx

Rita said...

Hi Hels, like the bad penny, here I am again. Your project is fabulous and I'm really looking forward to being back amongst you all again. Hugs Rita xx

Carole Z said...

awwwww this is amazing steampunk! Love it!!! Not enough time to enter the challenge though..too much to do and not enough time :( Have a good weekend! Carole Z X

Marleine said...

Hiya Hels,
Brilliant work of art.
Have a good week end. X

Craftychris said...

This is so fabulous! You have such a creative mind its scary! xx

Anita Houston said...

Swooning!!!! Love love love it! The little frame in the big is genius!

Keren Howell said...

O..M..G This is stunning! Love it, love it, love it! Did I mention that I really love it? Hugs, Keren XX

Aquarius said...

Love steampunk so this is right up my street. Love the effect of the frame within a frame.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
I just love love love this piece, the frame within a frame is a great idea.
I love the colours, the papers and the stamps used in this.
I have to say that this is FAB, STUNNING and RIGHT UP MY STREET
Ria

Lori said...

Ooooo, LOVE this to bits!

melanie said...

Fantastic Melanie

Cornish Emma said...

Fabulous project, never thought of hanging a frame within a frame, even tho i alter box frames alot. Great feel to this and love all the detail in it to keep the eye interested.
Enjoy the weekend
Emma

whyducks said...

Oh this is soooo good lovely Hels!

rachel said...

Fab work Hels - loving this! xx

Rebecca said...

GREAT! love it soo coool
Happy craftin
Rebecca

sheila said...

An absolute amazing creation

lady e said...

Wow! Wonderful piece of art! Amazing!
Lady E

Buttons said...

Hi Hels. Just caught up with this post - LOVE IT!!! You're a bit of a steampunk master and your 3D pieces are to die for. As for Peter Kay - can't get the image of a spade guitar out of my head!!! The man is comedy genius.
Hugs, Buttons x

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