Sunday, 17 July 2011

Steampunk themed book card


Been busy creating a "book card" with a steampunk theme. A book card is a card with a cover and a kind of shadow box inside. I found the idea for this on the blog of a brilliant Swedish blogger that also does quite a few videos on Youtube. You can find out more here
I decided to put this card in for one of the challenges over at gingersnap creations. The theme there is cogs, wheels and watch parts. It's the spicy supply challenge which closes on August 7, just in case you are interested in playing. I used papers from Graphics 45 Steampunk and Renaissance collections. The gears are chipboard pieces from Imaginarium Design, a brilliant Australian company. I coloured them with distress stain in vintage photo and then used perfect pearls and some vintage photo embossing powder on them to give them the metal effect.

This is the inside

and this is the inside



and finally a side view.

21 comments:

Martina2801 said...

Oh my goodness, Astrid, your steampunk artwork is spectacular, I am in love with that!

Ephemera said...

Fabulous book card. Beautifully constructed, love it!

craftimamma said...

Wow, this is brilliant Astrid. Those cogs and gears really do look rusty. I definitely need that EP. Fabulous piece of work.

Lesley Xx

Dots Dabbles said...

The has to be one of the most amazing projects I have seen...Awesome!!!
Dot xxx

Netty said...

Oh wow this is so stunning Astrid and am in love with your steampunk book card, so many wonderful embellishments and a great design. So pleased you are joining in the fun with us at Gingersnaps. Annette x

Plume said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything about it!

Heather Jacob said...

OMG !!! THIS IS AMAZING LOVE IT ... I would love to run my hands over it and feel all the texture .. beautiful work Astrid .. hugz x

Sari Hänninen said...

absolutely wonderful!!!! I love it... and thanx for letting me know there's something steampunkey to get involved with... I'm having a hard time getting started now, u c...

artymess said...

wow love it Astrid ......x

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creation ,, this is stunning !! :-) beautiful art work !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Barb said...

Fantastic art Astrid! I just love funky steampunk!

Renee Stien said...

WooHoo, Astrid! Standing ovation from me, your steampunk pieces are wonderful!

Laura Haviland said...

Wowsa Astrid,I love your artful steampunk !!! Totally rocking..
Hugs,Laura. xoxx
P.S.Loved your Mona swap too..

Deb (dcorder) said...

What a beautiful piece!! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a breathtaking piece, wonderful steampunk look on your book.

Rein said...

Fantastic creation Astrid!

Neet said...

Just found your blog and love this (also love what others I have seen on my scroll down). Going to have to "follow" your blog now - it is amazing.
My mojo was on leave but is returning because you have inspired me.

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is gorgeous, Astrid!

Gio said...

Love love this piece, it's stunning!

Artwork by Nancy Johnson said...

This is so beautiful! Amazing work!

trisha too said...

Congratulations on this piece being chosen as a Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations, Astrid!

:)

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