Monday, 26 September 2011

Steampunk Garden

As promised, I'm back and this is where you might need your sunglasses as my artwork will surely brighten up a dull day!
Today we have the final Steampunk Challenge for you over at Make My Monday and this week we would like to see Anything But A Card with a Steampunk Theme.
My creation started life as a piece of cardboard packaging which I decided to recycle and when I painted it with several shades of olive green the underlying corrugated cardboard bobbled up and came through to give a rather interesting (or at least I thought so!) textured effect.
I then went a little mad and OTT with my collection of Artistic Stamper steampunk stamps - this is the bit where you need the sunglasses as here it is! Also if you click on the pic to enlarge it, it's not quite such a shock - honest lol

I stamped the flowers with black, crimson red and habanero VersaFine inks and embossed them with clear powder. I then sponged them with Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick.
I stamped the leaves with black, spanish moss and olympia green VersaFine inks and again embossed with clear powder. I then sponged these with Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.
I cut them all out (a bit of a labour of love here as it took ages lol) and glued the flowers to some glitzy copper wire. I then added these to my painted background as you see.
I then stamped the glamorous lady (Time To Stamp), coloured her with Promarkers and stamped the plain butterfly, also coloured with a Promarker to turn her into a fairy.
I added the cute little steampunk snail (so sweet with his top hat) coloured with Vintage Photo DI as a finishing touch.

I'm entering my little piece of artwork in the following challenges:
Crafty Emma's Challenge - Recycle
Mark's Finest Papers - Things With Wings
Hanna & Friends - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Things With Wings
The Sunday Stamper - Simply Irresistable

Thanks for looking and once again, have a great week.
Fliss xx


Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fliss, its blommin gorgeous lol :) Love the boldness.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh wow Fliss, this is a stunner. love all those flowers, such a great effect
have a beautiful week and sending hugs

craftattack said...

what a great piece! Valerie

Aquarius said...

this is amazing - love the steampunk snail!! and the rest of course

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so unique and creative. The explosion of flowers is superb and that vintage image is darling. Just spectacular. Thank you so much for joining us in the Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" challenge. It is a pleasur visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week!

Bear Hugs,

Meggymay said...

Oh wow, its brilliant, love all those bright flowers, great stamp, she looks at home sitting on the flower. Yvonne x

Daniele said...

ohhhh this is brill, love the theme and flowers works really well

Cleota said...

Great card! Love all the flowers and the fairy on top. Fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

DT Member

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beauty-- I love a bit of recycling
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beauty-- I love a bit of recycling
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous idea Fliss and so original.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun its brilliant,hugs cherylxxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool - wonderful steampunk flower power.

Winnie and Patty said...

Fliss--What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

Janeen said...

this is truly Art, great interpretation. Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cat's challenge to use THINGS WITH WINGS. We appreciate you.

Hels Sheridan said...

FAB piece hun, loving all that Steampunk!! Hope things are good with you ... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Kiki said...

Wow, this is simply fantastic! Love everything about it!

Thanks so much for joining Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning creation - the effect the paint had on the cardboard is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining in with our CES challenge this week.
Caroline xxx

Jacqueline said...

This is so pretty and colourful Fliss - my kind of steampunk! - Jacqueline xx

Shirl said...

Love the green painted background Fliss and the overall effect doesn't look to bright just very colourful. The fairy is a great added touch.

Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Julie said...

Beautiful! fabulous vibrant colours and such gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing your recycling idea with us at CES challenges this week! Juliexx

Sandra said...

I love this its so different,i'm into steampunk at the mo,love it xx