Friday, 15 November 2013

Steampunk for Our Creative Corner

I was more than a little excited when I was invited to become part of the Our Creative Corner design team, and today is the day I will share my first project. Just click on the link to see the amazing projects my teamies have created also.
As you may know Claudia chose the theme of Steampunk Tic Tac Toe and I decided to go with the top line, wing, gears and wire. I made a wall plague out of mount board and started by making my background using Tim Holtz's Eroded Metallic technique as explained in Creative Chemistry 102.
Though I was pretty pleased with how it came out I added some Wow Blended Verdigris for some extra texture as well as some rusting powder to the corners.

Next I ran a piece of card through a Spellbinders Cogs and Gears embossing folder, layered a piece of 7 Gypsies printed tissue paper over the top and darkened the raised bits with Walnut Stain Distress Inks,
The next layer was some corrugated card, painted with Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain Distress paints and then rusted with a thick layer of rusting powder.
Time for some stamping: these are both La Blanche stamps, stamped in Jet Black Archival onto smooth stamping card and then fussy cut and inked a bit with Vintage Photo DI.

Some rusty cogs (love that rusting powder, two of these are metal the other wood yet with the powder all beautifully rusted they look just the same).

A little plaque created with a metal filigree charm, treated with a bit of verdigris gilders paste, a piece of dry embossed metal and a word created with a Spellbinders die.
Ok, now for some wings..... a butterfly image with a rusted pen nib came to the rescue.

And of course no Steampunk piece is quite complete without the Victorian inventor, a vintage freebie I had in my stash.
Finally a piece of rusty wire to attach the charm to the plaque
Well, there you have it. I am not usually a steampunk sort of girl, so this was a bit of a challenge for me, but I greatly enjoyed it. Hope you like it.....
There is still plenty of time to play, so I hope you will come and join us. Click HERE to find all the details of the challenge, hope to see you there!!

48 comments:

  1. WAUW just sooooooo beautiful hun. Lovely butterfly and it´s even blue, and lots of stunning details where ever you look at this project. So gorgeous work here again again.

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  2. Fabulous card Astrid, great colours and love the Steampunk effect

    Anne

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  3. What a stunning first project, Astrid! The eroded metallic background is fantastic, and I love the layered elements. The rusted cogs and altered filigree charm are glorious finishing touches.
    Alison xx

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  4. congratulations on being a part of the DT Astrid, your wall plaque is amazing, Annette x

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  5. wow o wow Astrid , sensational , rich in color and design ... loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xoox

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  6. LOVE this. what else can say...

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  7. Astrid i am so pleased for you sweetikins and congratulations.

    Such a stunning debut piece especially love the regal looking vintage image. Opulent, haughty and aloof comes to mind, fandabydozy.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  8. love this astrid - the eroded metallic looks amazing - just wonderful - and the remaining textures and colours are really stunning x

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  9. Good Morning Astrid. You never cease to amaze me with all the wonderful techniques that you use on your fabulous creations. I really cannot stop looking at this one as it has that special something. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. Your wall plaque is just stunning Astrid, the eroded metallic background is fabulous and I love your treatment of the corrugated card and the cogs look amazing. A wonderful first DT piece for OCC! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Astrid, this is stunning. The way you make these rusty colors and the combinations of all together is just gorgeous!
    xxx Marianne

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  12. This is fabulous, Astrid!! I just love the texture, from the background to all the rusted bits you've included. Absolutely fantastic!!

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  13. Takes my breath away, Astrid! You have certainly mastered the "Eroded Metallic" technique and it is gorgeous! Love all the layers and texture! Happy Friday!

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  14. Love the rusty grungy textures and shades. Its a fantastic project.
    Yvonne

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  15. This is such a delicate steampunk make, Astrid,

    that I really kept coming back to look at it several times a day. Not only that heavenly rusted piece of corrugated card but your combination of colours and textures is sooo heavenly beautiful!

    I really love this card! So fab!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  16. Oh my Astrid, this is indeed a magnificent debut piece for OCC, you have pulled out all the stops and congrats on the new position. I just love the techniques that create the aged and rusted/patina looks and the clever layering of these with the image and embellishments. I love it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  17. Awesome Steampunk piece Astrid....right up my street x wonderful techniques rusting and layering x fab make for OCC
    Annie x

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  18. Awesome Steampunk piece Astrid....right up my street x wonderful techniques rusting and layering x fab make for OCC
    Annie x

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  19. Ooh! That background is so yummy! Gorgeous art Astrid! xxx

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  20. Ein beeindruckendes Steampunk-Bild, liebe Astrid. Mir gefällt die Gestaltung des Hintergrundes mit den rostigen Effekten und das Gesamtbild sehr gut. Chapeau!
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
    Bärbel

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  21. Oh dear Astrid,- this is fabolous!!
    That background is fantastic, love the metallic look, and also the cardboard you altered is a gorgeous work. You created a stunning piece, the verdigris on rust ,the butterfly in thesame tones, and the handsome mr. ...BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  22. WOW...The depth of colours & texture is fabulous...Love the image & butterfly... simply Gorgeous....Hugs May x x x

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  23. Simply stunning piece Astrid. I love the background you've created - makes me want to sign up for that course! So proud to be working with you on the team!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Juliaxx

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  24. Your background is very rich looking - in fact your whole make has a richness to it like an antique treasure found in someone's steam trunk! Wonderful!!
    I do love the embellishment with imagine on it.
    Sandy

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  25. Oh my goodness you can rock Steampunk too Astrid! This is a superb make - the 'eroded metallic' is knockout fabulous and I love all the wonderful inking and elements. Nicola x

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  26. Your skills in working with media are amazing. Gorgeous card :)

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  27. Love the eroded metallic backdrop and added extra rusted pieces. Fantastic design, texture and layers of interest. Love all the rusted elements. Tracy x

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  28. So where do I start? Fabulous from top to bottom Astrid. Love the way you've added so many techniques and looks to the different layers and they all compliment each other so well. Great rusting too. So pleased to have you on the team. Jenny x

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  29. A stunner Astrid. The background is awesome and your attention to detail is amazing.
    Sorry for the lack of visiting lately (not enough hours in the day at the moment!)
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  30. Hi Astrid, I simply love everything about this card. The background is amazing and so is the way you have altered that corrugated card and tied it all together with the rusted cogs & wire brilliant as usual. Hugs Mo

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  31. Hi Astrid!!! The eroded background is absolutely stunning! i love steampunk and this project hit my eyes! BArbarayaya

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  32. A stunning and impressive creation Astrid...
    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  33. This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the colors and details!!

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  34. Wwoow, wow,woww,dear Astrid what a wonderful project, I really, really love it the colours are so beautifull and the rust effect is amazing I really want those products to much such great projects, I have to look after the special effect paints or rust paints, in Belgium they aren't to find, so I have to look somewere else!!! But I really am in love with the result!!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Maria

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  35. Gorgeous piece of mixed media Astrid, love those colours. Your background is just fab. Great use of bits and bobs to create the whole piece, Judith xx

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  36. Your patina'd background is amazing! Gorgeous project!

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  37. what a frantastic Piece with so much love to Details and probably a lot of time spent with it. Just love it

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  38. Astrid this is a breathtaking piece of art. The wonderful rosted background and all these fabulous steampunk elements. Gorgeous.

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  39. Steampunk is so interesting.
    I love your stuff!

    diane @ aug's blog

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  40. Congratulations on your new DT role and what an asset you will be to their team.
    This is sensational. There is not one inch of this which hasn't impressed me and all I want to do is reach out and to be able to run my fingers over all that wonderful texture.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  41. Love all your effects especially the background Astrid :)
    Von ♥

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  42. Belíssimo. Obrigada pelo tutorial, maravilhoso. Beijo, feliz semana.

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  43. I try a new word: magnificent(:o)I'm running out of words for your creations.♥

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  44. I am simply drooling Astrid!! Gorgeous rich colour and fabulous design, it had Astrid Maclean stamped all over it. Just glorious!! ox

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  45. Beautiful rich colours, so vibrant and authentic
    And the background to the image is lovely

    Hugs

    Jools x

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  46. How gorgeous! Love the butterfly, especially. Stunning.

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  47. Astrid, this is amazingly beautiful... all the details are just stunning...

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