Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Blue Steam

I only discovered Steampunk a month or so ago and I am totally hooked.  I find myself staring at objects thinking "what have you got inside you that I can use?"  I'm not sure how safe mechanical looking things are around me at the moment.

I love making trinket boxes and I actually woke up thinking about the idea for this one this morning. (How sad am I?)  This time I have used blue, brown and gold.  I have inked the sides in Faded Jeans distress ink.  I still haven't been able to get any cogs, so I am still making my own from snowflake die cuts.  This time I have inked them with Tea Dye distress ink and then used gold embossing powder to get a corroded metal look.  The bits where the tea dye show through look like rust.

 My image is Jayne Jettpack from Kenny Ks Steampunk Burlesque range.  Kenny K asked us to use pearls and pins for this weeks challenge.  I didn't have what I needed so I have put pearl beads onto normal pins and hot glued them into place.

I have given my butterfly a slightly corroded look using both gold and black embossing powder.  The flowers have also been given a dusting of embossing powder and then heated  a little with my heat gun.

I will be entering my little box in the following challenges:-

Craft your passion challenges - The "F" word - Flowers
Die cut dreams - Flower power - Use at least 5 flowers
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Pins and pearls
Paper take weekly - Things with wings  - Butterfly


  1. Das sieht klasse aus.
    Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
    Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

  2. Beautiful box! Your attention to detail is amazing! I love how you incorporated this fun image on you box. Thanks for joining us this week at KKKG's. It is great to see your work again!

  3. gorgeous gift box Naomi love the decoration and image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  4. omg what a fab projekt! i love it!

    greeting nadine

  5. this is so great projekt - super work - Thank for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  6. wow wee my hubby would love this

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  7. Wow what an amazing project and rather raunchy image!! Thanks for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

    Hugs Ali x

  8. Very neat project! Thanks for joining our 'F' challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!

  9. Thanks for joining us at DCD with this gorgeous box.
    Chris x


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