Sunday, 20 May 2012

Windmills Of Your Mind

Hello all, if you're wondering about my title, it came about because I saw a quilt at last week's Stitches craft show at The Brighton Centre which had a circular type of design and quoted words from the song which immediately started playing in my head. This in turn inspired my creation for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges with the theme of Steampunk which I chose because I really love that sort of thing at the moment (I'm sure you can guess this too!).
Here's what I created:

My circles are all made of grey board packing and were cut by hand in the case of the largest one and with a circle cutter for the smaller circles. I embossed the smaller ones with the Cuttlebug clockworks folder and then inked with Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany and Rusty Hinge Distress inks. I added clear embossing to the larger of the 2.
I covered the large circle with paper inked with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge and stamped with a variety of cogs and wheels from the Oxford Impressions 2 steampunk elements sets using sepia ink.
I then stamped the balloons, building, hat and text from the stamp sets with sepia ink, together with the Gibson lady and coloured, cut them out and clear embossed various elements.
I finished off with some Maya Road chipboard cogs embossed with Ranger Antiquities Tarnished Gold.

Apologies here to any of the Design Team who struggled with the theme but I have to say you would never guess from the amazing creations they've all come up with. Do hop over to the challenge blog and look as they're sure to inspire you. Hoping to see you enter too.

Challenges for my creation:
So Artful Challenge - Steampunk
Pixie Dust Studio - Steampunk
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Let's Get Inky (you should see my fingers!!!)
Crafting When We Can - Steampunk

Hope you're enjoying the weekend and have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Yvonne Garner said...

Amaing Fliss! Love steampunk but have not had an opportunity recently to go there. Glad for this challenge! Best, Yvonne

Terry said...

This is a fabulous steampunk project! Love all the gear images! Fun theme!

Buttons said...

Love your project and the theme. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Buttons x

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss amazing project! She looks so sassy with that hat on, love all the textures and the inspiration behind it. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Deborah said...

Love the repeating circles and the kick of the Wild Honey,Fliss. Clever as well as beautiful. I'll have that bloomin' song on my mind all day now :-)

craftattack said...

Lovely piece from you, and a great theme! It's warm and muggy here today, wonders never cease! Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

A great theme and a fabulous piece Fliss, love the round theme to it.
Enjoy your Sunday. xox

Meggymay said...

Fabulous Steampunk project Fliss, great design with the circles.
Yvonne x
p.sp I loved this theme.

clare said...

gorgeous steampunk stamping, i love it! x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the textured Steampunk embossing and great stamps! Perfect for the So Artful Challenge this week!

Debbie said...

What an amazing creation Fliss.Fab colours too.Hope you're okay.Hugs Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss
Remember me LOL
Oh this is wonderful, the interesting shape you have as a base and the texture.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A brilliant card, FliThanks for joining us at Rainbow

Val said...

Just fantastic. Love the rusty colours, and all the detail.

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Fliss, the colours you've used are just beautiful. Love the circle theme its perfect with the cogs and steampunky stamps
Claire xx
PS Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week

JayBe said...

I love your steampunk design, Fliss - it's a style that I'm experimenting with too at the moment. Thanx for your comments on my blog, I didn't realise you knew Caz - she's a dear friend of mine too. Hugz, Jan xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Fliss, I love this Steampunk piece, love the circle shape. Great combination of images(love your lady) and colour.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work Fliss, love the idea of the circles. No need to apologise, I actually quite enjoyed doing something different from the norm for this one ! Sue C x

Kim Dellow said...

Fab Fliss, love it! All the steampunkery! great make. Kim

Beryl said...

Brilliant piece of artwork. Love the colours and the different textures.
Thank you for sharing it with us a Rainbow Lady's Inky challenge.
Beryl xx

Shirl said...

Yep you are the queen of steampunk Fliss this is such a creative piece.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic steampunk piece, great shape.

Dots Dabbles said...

Thanks for a great challenge Fliss...had soooo much fun, even though it was a little scarey...loved it! You always have such amazing colours in your work, and this is no exception...beautiful! And a lady in a top hat is always an awesome thing! lol Great stamping and images.
Dot x

Cat said...

WOW! what a fab Steampunk card! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

Poppet said...

Great collection of images Fliss, love th glossy circle and name tags.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx