Monday, 15 March 2010

My take on Steampunk..(FAMM embellishment and Sunday Stampers challenges)



I really like steampunk with all its quirkiness so thought I would have a go at decorating a ready to go box that I got here. I have used some Ferro paste to hold all the embellishments (old Spanish coins, bottletops, ring pulls, electrical bits, rusty washers, an old bracelet, broken toy chain and a rusty nail). The main image is a of a bird cage lady from Scrollswork and I have used their stamps for the saying to the left "I create, therefore I am". Behind the acetate window I have stuck some cuttlebug diecuts arranged in an arch. The inside of the box is painted black then sprayed with cosmic shimmer inks to give it an aged effect. I am going to use this box to keep all my odds and ends that I find ..it has a magnetic closure to keep all the contents safe!!
The challenge over at Fiber Arts Mixed Media is to use unusual embellishments and this weeks Sunday Stamper is bits & pieces..so think this box suits both
its midnight here so...just checked out scrollswork blog and am very pleased as have won some more of their stamps for winning the sketch no 3 challenge with my rabbit card..so expect some more wacky creations coming here soon..goodnight everyone!

16 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

OMG I love all the rich textures on this..what a great piece of art!!!! well done! 2 thumbs up!

ciao bella

Pat Beaumont said...

I can see you have enjoyed putting this together - it's very you

Lori said...

This is absolutely, positively, FANTASTIC! Love all the textures and odds and ends!

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor, this is lush...thanks for joining in with the challenge x

Sandy said...

Gish Lorraine this is absolutely stunning. Fantastic steampunk creation. Love them.

Janet Ghio said...

Fabulous!! Love all the stuff you've put on the cover of the box!!

Melinda Cornish said...

pretty darn cool....I love steam punk....

Martina2801 said...

OMG, Lorraine - this steampunk piece is so gorgeous! Really great artwork.

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

All I can say is "I Love IT!!!"

Shona Cole said...

Oh yes, Lorraine that is a lovely stamp. sigh. so many options in the world of stamps.

lisa fulmer said...

o...m...g...this is amazing!!!

Trudy Callan said...

Amazing. Love all of the textures and everything about it.

Sid said...

Great texture and composition, looks great !

Shelly Hickox said...

Fantastic! I wish we could get that Ferro stuff over here. Very, very cool.

I love the stamp you've used too. I won one of their contests and used my winnings to buy it, lol!

Amy said...

wow...totally cool art! Love it..great altering

Crissi Harvey said...

Fantastic,,, love it,,, also love the painty pastie stuff you used gives a great effect