Monday, September 12, 2011

Steampunkkkk.......

meets Shabb ~i~liciousness.....

welcome Punk~0~liciousness

and that's my take on this weeks challenge over
at Simon Says Stamp and Show.........

When I think of Steampunk....I think of different mediums and textures......and so my quest began.


I covered a paper mache book box, that I had acquired, with Graphic 45 Steampunk Dubutante adhered with Multi Medium. I wet the paper, to be used on the spine, so it would form nicely to the ridges. I then spritz the entire book with Biscotti Pearl mist......OMW love that stuff!!


Inspired by the dressform on the G45 papers.....I pulled out my Sewing Room die....some cardboard and cut out a Beauty! Thinking once again of textures/mediums....I pulled out a piece of wire mess and created a Punk~0~Licious dress with a lace under skirt. To finish off her attire I cut a pair of metal wings from the Hearts/Wings die. What would a Punk~0~liscious creation be without  Gadget Gears cut from Grungeboard, cardboard and specialty paper.


To add character I added Tissue Tape to the sides of the book box. 
To help the Butterflies pop....I dabbed on some
Patina Stickles. Then, I lathered some Rock Candy Crackle paint on the G45 tag.


And what creation of mine would be complete without hand died flowers. 
I used layers of Color Me Crazy flowers, colored with various 

Soooooo..... what does your mind conjure up when you hear the word Steampunk??

PLEASE stop by the other Teamies blogs to be ULTIMATELY A~MAZED by their creations!!
Then, head on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog to share your creation.
whoooooooo knows your could be next weeks random draw winner of....



18 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Lynne, love love her steampunkyliscious dress, and all those yummy flowers. Love the little tag and the whole book idea. The butterflies really do pop. Lovely piece of creativity. Tracy x

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! Love the mesh dress and of course your fabby flowers!

ellen vargo said...

Hi Lynne! Your steampunk-a-licious altered book is totally amazing! Love that mesh/lace dress - beautiful! And the idea of wetting the paper before applying it to the spine - genius! Thanks for the awesome idea. Have a great week!

Ellen xx

Trish said...

Gosh, this is wonderful! I love it!

Candy C said...

Hi Lynne!
Your steampunk/shabby chic book is stunning. Truly it is! I love your dress form....just inspired! Thank you for the tip of wetting the paper before applying it to the spine! That is an awesome tip! Love your bunch of flowers are the bottom of the book as well. They just give it that perfect softness to balance out the gears. Beautiful! <3 Candy

Kaz said...

FANFREAKINTASTIC!!!! Love this book lynne super cool xxx
kazx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

OMG, Lynne, Punk-o-licious, how cool is that. Brilliant blending of your style with Steampunk! You totally rocked this challenge. Love the way you used the book box and the dress form - that silver mesh is just perfect for this challenge!

Have a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

Nancy Wethington said...

You had me at the book! Love, love, love how you aged and steampunked this project!

Firenze said...

OMWord that is incredible! So much to see and enjoy. TFS!
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Lori said...

ooo, this is fabbilicious! Just love all the details, with a touch of steampunk!

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous creation Lynne and love what you did with the dress form.
A subject close to my heart as I have a daughter studying a fashion degree.
Fliss x

Linda Cain said...

This is sooooooooo fantastic!!! I love it! The mesh dress is so YOU!

~Linda

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh my goodness, Lynne! What a gorgeous altered book design! I love the crinoline dress and the flowers!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah said...

I love your romantic and shabby take on Steampunk. It's so good to see the close-ups and take in all of Lynee's special moves... Such scrumptious flowers, colours and texture...and great chunky proportions too. Love it!

Dragon said...

OOO Lynn, this is so yumminess!!! You are right about the gears and stuff... just had to use them myself, as well as my/your fabby roses... I just love the shabby chic you always manage
Frankie
xx

Gillian .... said...

This is fabulous Lynne, love the mesh dress form and Biscotti Mist is to die for, love the tip you shared about wetting the paper before applying, thanks for sharing!

Marva said...

Oh wow this is awesome!!! I just saw your work on the Simon Says blog and it is totally amazing! Love it!

pjpem said...

Lynne, it's drop dead gorgeous! Shabby, steampunky, feminine, rusty, and so artsy. Keep inspiring us all!