Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Magical Worlds

Sir Stampalot May challenge is 'Magical Worlds', knowing my love of fantasy the only surprise is that it has taken me this long to enter LOL

Steampunk well definitely magical worlds think Edwardian Sci fi 'War of the worlds', 'The time machine' all those elegant costumes both Ladies and Gentlemen wore, and the fantasies they wrote much as I love modern Sci fi there is something special about Jules Verne and Co.

This slightly altered wooden frame then.  Frame from the £1 shop already stained but not varnished so it came ready to alter.   Using the new Tando Cogs Mask  marked the basic frame with Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge.   Next Tando Cogs from Large Heart Cog set, Large Cog set and Small Cog set, these were coloured with Distress Inks, and then Glimmer mists.   Cogs arranged and then glued together, once they were fixed the cog mask laid over and Cosmic Shimmer in silver sprayed over.   Cog piece attached to frame and then some washers, altered glue, Viva Ferro paste and various metal embellishments.   Needing a picture stamped a butterfly in Brilliance ink and remembered that I have a shrink piece from the same stamp.

Guess this fits

Alter it Monthly                   Wood
Sir Stampalot                      Magical Worlds
Order of the Opus Gluei      Get steamy


  1. oh this is brilliant hun love all the different elements you have added to this hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  2. Absolutely awesome! Love the shimmery shading and layers.

  3. Lovely work Zoe, your altered frome is great! Valerie

  4. wow what a fab time machine ..i love all the cogs and the watch
    Lisa x

  5. wonderful entry. thank you for linking to us again Zoe x

  6. WOW!!!

    Zoe this looks amazing, love all the elements you have added, so effective..

    Hope your well.

    Huggies Angel

  7. This is a wonderful creation Zoe. Thank you for joining our "Magical Worlds" challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  8. Terrific frame Zoe, loving your steampunk version. Annette x

  9. WOW Zoe, You have gone out of this world! Love your gorgeous glistening elements and I love Steampunk too, Fab:0) xxx

  10. hi,
    wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment and following my blog, and i was wowed by your lovely card!!
    It's a style i can't quite master... lol!

  11. Hello and thank you for participating in the Opus Gluei challenge - now that you've found us, come back for more challenges with us. You made a lot from a humble frame, loving the elements you added that yes, they conjure up not only images of steampunk but also of magical worlds. I find that the fantasy aspect is very prevalent in steampunk so this works perfectly!

  12. Brilliant project Zoe. Love the cogs and time piece.

  13. This is fabulous, love the steampunky theme.

    Sam xxx


  14. I won't even ask how long it took you Zoe, but it an amazing piece of artwork and worth every moment spent on it.

    Thank you so much for joining in at Stampalot challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  15. You can join my tag challenge here http://acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-tag-challenge.html
    Thanks for your interest
    Helen x

  16. Gorgeous work Zoe, I love the steampunk style as you probably know :)
    hugs June x

  17. So that's what it was! Lovely Steampunk piece. I am so into Steampunk at the moment!

  18. Beautiful creation and definitely magical!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  20. Fab time machine - where would you go if it was real?
    I'd like to visit Queen Elizabeth 1st!!

  21. Brilliant! This piece is absolutely delicious! It actually makes me feel like Alice slipping down the rabbit hole ...

  22. Yep that definitely fits the bill then Zoe. Just love the steampunk elements you ahve used.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  23. Yes you have made me travel into the never worlds , what a wonderful journey, fabulous elements put together as only Zoe knows how to . This is fantabulous.


  24. Wonderful piece. I love all the layers. And that butterfly in the frame is so perfect. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  25. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  26. An amazing creation -Love your take on our theme. I'm singing forever autumn in my head now you have mentioned war of the worlds! Thanks for joining us in our magical world at Sir stampalot and good luck!


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