Over at Crafty Cardmakers this week our theme is Steampunk or Machines. Well, what is steampunk, I hear you say??? Hmmmm, it's open to interpretation in so many ways but basically it's Victorian Romantic with a mechanical element and a bit of fantasy thrown in. My teamies have come up with some amazing creations so go check them out! We are sponsored this week by the fab One Stop Card Crafts who are offering a £10 voucher to one lucky person.
I've had great fun with the theme this week and made two items. First I decorated a cheese box (new one I hasten to add). I sprayed it with Cosmic Shimmer Mist (Meadow Lust). Then I added stamped images on tissue paper (PaperArtsy Clocks 5 and Hot off the Press Edges & Borders butterlies) - you have to look hard to see them cos I got carried away with my decoration! Then I sponged on som Tesco Bronze Metallic paint, more glimmer mist and some Dazzling Metallics Olde Worlde Patina. On top of the box I cut out some cogs using Tim Holtz Alterations Die Gadet Gears, ran them through TH embossing folders (woodgrain, bricks and damask) then added Pumpkin StazOn and Black acrylic paint, wiping over with a cloth to remove some of the colour. Finally I added the lovely fake leather rose from Primark.
The necklace was made using chain, steampunk charms and some lovely green beads, then the chain was hung from some green organza ribbon and I added the rose toggle fastener at the side so it shows (cos it's soooo lovely!)