Saturday, September 6, 2014

Steampunk Grace!

My friend's daughter turned 13 this week, and I wanted to make her a journal that she'd love - mission accomplished! As soon as I handed it to her, she said "OMG, Steampunk! I love steampunk! That is so cool!" That's got to be one of my truly favourite things about creating - when someone really loves what you've made for them :)

Distressing seems (in my mind anyway?) to go hand-in-hand with steampunk, so I'm popping this in at the ALBC Challenge (distressing); and of course in the current challenge at The Stamping Chef - this image will be my go-to for steampunk for a long time :)

Supplies: So much stash - if I miss something you wonder about, let me know! Cogsley Copperpot digi from The Stamping Chef; wood veneer stars from Studio Calico; Sew Easy; HOTP printed vellum; DCWV gears paper; filigree corners from Dress it Up!; Memory Box stencil & Dreamweaver embossing paste; home made enamel dots; Spectrum Noir markers; Mod Podge dimensional magic; butterfly charm from Pink Paislee

I could NOT get a good shiny picture - but her goggles, eyes, and boots are coated with Dimensional Magic.

I tinted embossing paste & used a sunburst stencil - but in the collaging most of it got covered up ;) The vellum is stitched to the card stock layer, and then I bent up & tore the edges for a more distressed look.  The butterfly charm is attached to the stitching with a safety pin. I also distressed & rolled the edges of the gear patterned paper. The final touch was to bead the binding & add a ribbon bookmark.

I'll be right back with the brand-new Snarky Sisters challenge


walchowDesign said...

WOWZY! This is a piece of art, Jessie! So much details on it and anyone would have love it! Love it especially when it's personalised too!

jimlynn said...

Jessi, this is awesome!! I can see why she loved it too. So many wonderful details and I love the image and her name on the front.

Lindsey said...

Yowzer! This is amazing, Jessi -- so many fun details to admire. How great that you personalized it too, such a nice touch.

Greta said...

You are so "in" to make the perfect card for a 13 yr old! Wonderfully done, Jessi!

Amelia Lamb said...

oh my lovely, so many textures and layers. A piece of art!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week xx

Bettina L. said...

Love this altered book you've made here and with gears and buttons and loove those colours. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina Sous Chef xx

Katya said...

Hi Jessi,

Totally love your altered journal. Very happy to read that a young girl knows about Steampunk and that she loved your creation- that's pretty cool. Love all of the texture and dimension you have added to your project. Thank you for using a TSC image. Keep up with good work ;)TFS. Thank you for joining us this week at The Stamping Chef Anything Goes Challenge. :)

Katya Bess

lostinpaper said...

All those fabulous layers are so totally out of my league, it looks amazing Jessi!