Sunday, 14 October 2012

Autumnal Shades with Steampunk and Metal Twist

Welcome to followers old and new. I really do appreciate your visits to my blog and the inspiration that I find when I return the compliment. Today I was in a Steampunk mood and having viewed Anita Houston's Saturday  StepXStep on faux enamelling I decided to give it a try, using it as a background piece. You can find the technique here.

I used rusty hinge and walnut stain DI's over Tim's riveted embossing folder.

Over at Frilly and Funkie's blog the challenge is 'A Different kind of Tag'. Here I have made a  Steampunk Workmens Time Book using  two tag's.  I used  Oxford Impressions 'Steampunk Works'  for all images in this project. 

Once I completed the book I then took Tim's distressing tool and tore the edges of the book, which I distressed in Vintage Photo DI. ( OOps....forgot to take a photo of finished book, however,  you can view it in the last photograph)

Isn't this Oxford Impressions clockwork bird so cute :) I just had to give him a hat with a rusty top. His wing is a bit rusty too.

You can also see some  stamped cogs in the corner, which were stamped in Archival Ink

The words are also from the OI STamp Set and after stamping I heat embossed them, adding more texture.

The addition of some of Tim's Idea-ology pieces and a metal watch, coupled with some rusting completed the look. As always please let me know you have visited and I will do my best to return the compliment.

I plan to enter this piece in the following challenges :

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  1. oh wow this is fab... that embsossing looks like leather
    Lisa x

    1. Hi Lisa Jane........thank you so much for visiting. I have tried several times before to access your blog, however, I am unable to do that as I am advised your blog does not publicly share your profile !!!

      Annie xx

  2. Well Annie I know you haven't had much crafting time recently but it has to be said, you have really pulled it out the bag with this project. LOVE your use of Anita's rusting technique - the embossing really gives it an extra dimension. And the stamping/bird element make the whole book a triumph. Hugs, Buttons x

  3. Annie, it's fantastic! The texture and colours in that riveted background are gorgeous, and the steampunk bird is wonderful (just got my first OI stamps - I can see it's going to be a slippery slope...), but my favourite bit I think is your workmen's timebook - what a wonderful touch!
    Alison x

  4. Wow. how effective...looks just like leather!

  5. fabulous work Annie. i love the background and that little clockwork bird looks ready to spring into action! x

  6. You had me at the rivoted embossing! Oh, Annie, it's just beautiful. So glad you shared with us at Frilly & Funkie! That bird with the top hat is just over the top... love this piece!

  7. Annie!!! This is superb!!! Love the rusted faux metal (Thanks for the shout out!) but the book made with the altered tags to too cool!!! You have really pulled out all the stops!!! Gorgeous vintage make! Thanks you tons for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!!

  8. Fantastic altered tag here Annie! I love how you've used the stamps - I just purchased the same ones yesterday! Love all of it so need to pick out a couple of features!
    Have a great week,

  9. I love what you've done Anne, everything about your card is fantastic. You already know how much I love those stamps, and the bird with the hat is really striking. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  10. Annie, I love the workman's tag book, that was a genius idea. Your use of Anita's technique is amazing and I do love that rivetted embossing folder, it is so useful at times like this. You have done a brilliant job on this tag, love the bird, his hat is a wonderful addition. I love it all!!

  11. Annie...I love your rustification piece for Simon Says Stamp and Show. That background is fantastic! I also love the tag wallet thing that you've made. It really goes look like leather! Love the steampunk bird and the other little embellishments that are so vintage/steampunk looking! I also would like to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my newest Halloween box on SSSS's favorites this week. <3 Candy

  12. How cool, that's a fabulous idea, the background and all the details are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  13. You always amaze me with your works of art.

  14. I was pulled right in with that Steampunk Bird and his Top Hat! Love the background and all of this rusty goodness! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  15. Annie, There's just something about rusty things that float my boat!
    Awesome art piece! So many fun elements to look at.
    hugs Lynn

  16. This is a lovely piece of art with fabulous techniques and embelishments, love it! x

  17. This is a great project - love that metal rivetted embossing and the colour scheme you've used.

  18. oh wow Hun this is brilliant oh I love this too bits,and oh boy its effective stunning hun hugs Cherylxxxxx

  19. Great back ground colour on the embossing folder. It's almost glowing. I love that Oxford impressions set, so many good stamps to choose from. Love all the embellishments and the time book is brilliant.

  20. Anonymous10/16/2012

    Hi Annie
    I love the fact you made our challenge theme your own, rolling with the Autumnal colours in the challenge but making it all your own by selecting a Steampunk theme.
    You used some of my favourite Steampunk stamps and how wonderful to see the bird as the focal on this amazing piece of Steampunkery (okay, so that isn't a correct term but I am sticking with it!)
    Thank you for sharing your art with us at FSC.

  21. One great steampunk creation Annie, it's just fabulous. Love that embossing folder and everything is just perfect. The embellies in particular the wind up thingy. Wow looks great. Thought Cheryl would be wrapped in this too...luv aNNie♥

  22. Hi Annie~ What a fabulous steampunk tag!! Love the background texture and color treatment! So glad you could join us at F & F!!

  23. Totes love it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  24. Hi Annie, What a fabulous creation, great the rusty texture on the EF, and the Workmans tag book is a brilliant idea.
    Love your take on our Autumn Colours challenge. Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril x

  25. Annie, you have seriously got mad and zany talent gf! I can't even begin to describe how big my eyes got taking it all in. I love what you've created here and those little lightbulbs are terrific. My son collects those and I should steal, I meant borrow, some!
    You really need to design my blog for me...this is AWESOME!!!!!!
    Have yourself a wonderful weekend and happy crafting,
    Lisa xx

  26. Hi Annie! What a fabulous project! Love all your attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at FSC! Yvonne

  27. A wonderful steampunk creation Annie which looks fabulous in the Autumn colours.
    Thanks for joining our Autumn challenge at FSC and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x


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