Monday, 15 September 2014

Writer's Block

Welcome back!

Today I am here to show you my creation for Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk challenge! This month the challenge is called -

"Steampunk Stories"
Whatever you associate with a "good (steampunk) story" is what we want to see from you. Be it the altered cover of a book that holds a story, an old tome, a stamped scene, that tells a steampunk story, a tag, a card, an artefact from a (fictional) steampunk story, a journal page, a captains log, and old piece of steampunk jewelry that would tell a story if it could talk... the possibilities are almost endless. But remember: we are a STEAMPUNK challenge blog - so we want to see something steampunk-ish! And we love to read your stories! ;)

         I must admit I suffered a little with 'Crafting Block' with this - I had things to use for it...I had some ideas, but I had no basis to start ideas on colours or what to make. One day I was working for a project for Our Creative Corner and I was working with Dylusions sprays. One piece didn't go to plan so I knew I couldn't feature it for my post, but I liked it that could be used for the Steampunk creation.....

       I used the several pieces of card that went 'wrong' to create a hanging.

First I got a piece of thick cardboard (previously a pet food container!) and stuck some German text over it with glue.

 I then dabbed some Vintage Photo DI all over it.

I got one part of the card that had a clock stencil sprayed with Dylusions sprays (Polished Jade and Melted Chocolate) and glued that to the center of the board

I tore sections from another piece of card that had been sprayed with inks and dabbed with tissue. I then stamped them with a text stamp that had been inked with Evergreen Bough and Gathered Twigs DI

I stamped a script stamp over them with Potting Soil Archival ink and inked the torn edges with Vintage Photo DI.

I stamped a typewriter with Potting Soil Archival ink on some more card that had Dylusions sprays over it. I attached some Chit Chat stickers to the page

I stamped some pencil stamps and cut them out and added them to the hanging

I used an Artistic Outpost stamp 'jot this down' stamped onto the card and then edged with Vintage Photo DI

Rusty wire was used to make the hanger and a metal nib covered in Espresso alcohol ink was added

Hope you like it! I do hope you will come over to see what the rest of the team have made and share your Steampunk Stories with us! Hope to see you there!

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  1. Like it? I love it, Laura!

    I love the torn paper edges, the colours, the layering, the wire, the pen nib.... you managed to make the colours and textures "sing". Could look at this for ages!

    Big hug,
    Claudia x

  2. Love the unusual colour choices, different but works so well, stunning! Ruth x

  3. Brilliant - the orn edges the colouring love everything about it

    Hilda x

  4. I think you got your steampunk on with this, Laura!! There's ALL KINDS of RIGHT going on here!! :) Love your colors, the background, the AO images!! All Fantastic!! You successfully created yourself out of the 'crafting block' that you started with :) XOXO-Shari T.


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