Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and I have to say I was thrilled to bits with the theme as my creation was inspired by my secret (or now not so secret!) obsession with Victorian Steampunk novels which has been fuelled by the Kindle my dear hubby gave me as a present last year.
As soon as I saw the Carabelle Studio Femme Neoromantique, the image was a must for my little art panel as with her goggles she looks just like one of the heroines of my favourite novels.
I decided on a mixed media panel which started off as a square Paper Artsy Greyboard Panel. I cut a square of smooth card to the same size, partially dry embossed it with a cogs and gears folder then inked it up with Rusty Hinge Distress ink and swiped over the top with Chipped Sapphire and Walnut Stain Distress inks. I then glued it to the greyboard panel.
I cut an arch shaped panel of strong card slightly larger the main image and another arch panel a little larger to make a mat.
I dry embossed the smaller panel with the cogs folder and then swiped on embossing ink and heat embossed it with Frantage Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel. I rubbed Chipped Sapphire DI in the areas with slight gaps.
I heat embossed just a wide band round the edges of the larger arch with a mix of Cosmic Shimmer Tarnished Gold, Black and Verdigris embossing powders.
I stamped the woman image on smooth card with Archival Jet Black ink and painted her with watercolour pencils before cutting her out. I then rubbed on a little Pumice Stone Distress ink to makes the edges pop.
I glued the arches together and then glued on the image, adding foam tape under her head for dimension.
I next stamped the Carabelle Studio Steampunk:Machine a remonter le temps image twice on smooth card and heat embossed it with the Frantage Aged Bronze. I then coloured them lightly with Seedless Preserves Distress ink and cut them out.
I added these to the panel and glued the arched panels over the top.
I embellished the panel with some chipboard cogs which I heat embossed with the Frantage Aged Bronze and Verdigris embossing powders. a metal key which I added a little Verdigris heat embossing to and Dymo tape text.
Hope you like my creation and that you can join in. You have a fortnight to enter and there's a £20 voucher to the online shop for the randomly drawn winner although please check the rules about this.
Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
I'd like to link this up to the following:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (mine started out as a plain greyboard panel)
Cuttlebug Mania - Stamping (I used my beloved Cuttlebug and the gears folder) My image is stamped as ere the clock and gear side panels)