The new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by the lovely Julie and she has chosen the theme "Steampunk."
If you need a bit more idea of what Steampunk is there is a great definition here.
We have two great sponsors for this challenge:
$10 gift voucher
with a £10 gift voucher for their store
So here is my interpretation of the Steampunk theme.
I created a wall hanging for my nephew.
The quote is Oscar Wilde and it's one of my favourites.
Actually this little wall hanging took a lot longer than I was expecting mostly because I change my mind a lot and go with the flow with my mixed media projects. I used a lot of different media here. Paint, DI's (Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Old Paper), various stamps, shrink pastic, brads, metal embellishments, grunge board shapes, watch parts, wire and a bulb I stole out of a torch (it was broken).
I'll be honest, I can't really afford a lot of the Tim Holtz products like his light bulbs, chains and alchohol inks. So I use my promarkers instead of alchohol inks for changing the colour of metal and try to repurpose things when I can. Also as I've been crafting for years I do have a rather massive stash (most of which I bought whilst I was able to work) which I try to use rather than rushing out to buy new products.
Here are close ups of each frame:
Please ignore the horrible wall paper. One day my craft room will be awesome and look exactly as I envision it. But at the moment I make do with it's rubbish decor, at least I have a great work space!
I really hope you'll join in with the challenge and make sure you visit the Crafty Cardmakers blog and check out the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
Thanks for popping by and I hope you are well.