Monday, 8 April 2013

sTEamPuNK iT

I bought this plate after going to a class at Snazzy's and as you do, put it to one side.  I've been having a rummage through my stash recently and came across a very old pack of Magenta 2 x 2 tiles (remember them?!)  One thing led to another and I ended up with this hanging.


I've used embossing folders for the background and rubbed them with silver gilding wax. I've got a very old set of metallic rub-ons which are nearing the end of their life and very difficult to find these days. The images themselves are cut out from grunge paper.  I did think I should embellish it a bit more but decided I was happy with things as they were.

I did add some dimension by layering the wings...



and here....



Entered for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge which is "Fly."




29 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic Steamounk hanging Carol. Love the embossed textural backdrop. Love how you rubbed over with wax and the images are fabulous. Whose images are those ? Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Chalenge. Tracy x

sam21ski said...

Oooh Carol, I love this, it's fabulous

Sam xxx

Evil Edna said...

hat is MOST excellent, love how the images stand outagainst the background.EE

Sarah Anderson said...

love that stamp set! Doing a bit of a steampunky page in my journal as we speak, and did you see the guy on the Great British Sewing Bee who sews his own costumes to attend steampunk events?
Great use of stash too :)

Createology said...

Steampunk truly enchants me and yours is wonderful. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

nimucha said...

Oh Carol, it is gorgeous! I love the style. The background so perfectly imitates metal, it looks so real. Love it!

Annie said...

This hanging is fantastic. It looks so cool! Well done!

herminesplace said...

Totally awesome, love those stamps as well

Paula Whittaker said...

A perfect selection of elements beautifully put together to make a stunning piece.

Heather said...

You use these products so inventively Carol, and create a unique design. You are winning me round to Steampunk!

Mikaela said...

beautiful work! just love it!

Mikaela said...

beautiful work! just love it!

hazel said...

A fabulous hanging, I love the images.
xxx Hazel.

inkypinkycraft said...

A really great piece trace x

Alison said...

A fantastic monochrome creation Carol! What a fab set of images! x

Karin said...

Beautiful project,Carol.

Dagmar said...

wow - such a fantastic Steampunk hanging - a great work!!!!

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

It's great! I love steampunk works.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is an amazing project!

Maelchen said...

Thanks for visiting me, dear Carol, that way I could hop over and see what you are working on... Looking at your profile I feel an understanding for yo. I too feel that life has changed through blogging. Meeting all these creative spirits, and even communicating with them, is very inspirational. Your work too gives me a lot to see. Your steampunk canvases are so well made... I love the olours and the texture! Have a creative day (so you don't get itchy ;-)).
Greets,
Manu

Maelchen said...

Oh my, sorry, the word was "twitchy" not "itchy"...

Tapeva said...

That is a great one! I really love it. Congrats.

barbarayaya62 said...

LOve your work! Monochrome is fantastic!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Now I really love this, Carol!!
Those stamps work so well with the backgrounds chosen. I totally love embossing whether it be heat or dry. I just can't get enough and have a rather large folder collection!

Marilyn Rock said...

Lovin' your Steampunk! xxoo

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous Steampunky art Carol! And I love the embossed background :)

butterfly said...

Hi Carol... Sorry I'm so late visiting this, but so glad I've caught it now, I love it!! Fabulous hanging - each panel is really cool, and together they are just wonderful. A really great make.
Sounds like you had a great day at Ally Pally - PA's definitely the best place to hang out!! Thank you for your lovely comment.
Alison xx

Cordeiro said...

Loved his work ... love the steampunk style. I love the stamps of "chocolate baroque's" I did not know this brand .... I already want to buy ... lol
Thanks for visiting my blog.
(Amei seu trabalho... adoro o estilo steampunk. Fiquei apaixonado pelos carimbos da "chocolate baroque's", eu não conhecia essa marca.... já quero comprar...lol
Obrigado por visitar meu blog.)

Juls said...

This looks amazing!!! Love the hat!! Hugs Juls xxx