Saturday, 16 July 2011

More Steampunk and another Thank you!

Yesterday morning this little 3.5 sq. inch box was plain wood.   Now it is a little Steampunked up.

Gingersnap's latest spicy supply challenge is 'Cogs, Gears and Watch parts'.   Add to which their over-riding theme for July is Steampunk.

It is also a new challenge at The Stamp man, Anything by T!m.  As it turned out quite a few products with his name on them were used on this.

Box painted with Distress Stain, Walnut Stain.   Two applications to get a good dark colour, the nooks and carnies were coloured with the same stain transferred to a makeup sponge.    TSS metal and cog plate worked up to provide the lid cover.   For a while I've been wanting to make a piece with layers of cogs.   With the metal embossed with cogs as a base using the same metal and the TH/Sizzix Cogs die cut two of the smallest and one medium cog cut.    Black Alcohol ink touched over die cuts and embossed plate.   Embossed plate filled on the reverse with Glossy accents and card stock over that, once dry it was stuck to the wood lit with red line tape, not Ranger this time.     Tissue tape wrapped round box, lid and base.    Silicone glue holds the die cuts raised over the base and two winders from a dismantled clock stuck in the middle.   Top and sides of the box further embellished with finds from here and there, cogs and other parts from dismantled watches, a nail head split pin, florist wire and a very grungy 20p piece i found on the street a while ago.

Am also entering this box into
Jac-Inks Papercraft   -   Die cuts and Texture.
Shopping our Stash   -   Either use something you have been hording (the 20p) or something brand new (Tissue tape.)
Squigglefly   -   Metal
Inspire me Friday   -   Always anything goes

Postman came again yesterday as well thank you Angela.    Wonderful goodies going to have a lot of fun playing with these.

21 comments:

  1. oh wow .. its amazing.. and i love the green
    Fab parcel too.. you will certainly have fun
    Lisa x

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  2. Dear Zoe this is stunning! I love the colour and texture! You must have had a great time making this! Awesome. Thanks for the tip about the stain. I thought I would have to gesso my little ornament box first. Glad I didn't.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Hugs, Chris

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  3. Fabulous box Zoe. What imagination! x

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  4. Very cool box! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  5. Wau Zoe what a great project,
    it's gorgeous;-))m

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  6. Fantastic box Zoe....love your colour choice !!

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  7. Wow Zoe there are lots of cogs and gears on this. Love the way you have altered the box and the green really pops - fabulous.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. First I want to thank you for playing along with us at Gingersnaps Zoe.
    Your box is awesome, loving the colour, the decorations and everything about it.
    Enjoy your win and have fun, Annette x

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  9. What a gorgeous box Zoe ! I love the green and the you've captured the Steampunk theme briliantly. Sue C x

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  10. Fantastic transformation of a wood box! Thanks for making it steampunk for the Gingersnap Creations challenge! Helene

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  11. Wow! Love it! Have fun with the goodies! Kim

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  12. Back to say you got lucky 8 (my number for commenting), so thank you for sharing your fabulous creation with us at The Stamp Man and joining in the Anything T!m challenge.
    xoxoxox

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  13. Oops forgot to comment on this amazing transformation ! What colour, what texture, very steamy and punky and gorgeous . Great box of goodies too!

    Marie

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  14. I love your pretty little Steampunk box! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

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  15. Wow, what a great project! I don't have the patience for stuff like this. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

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  16. Your little box is stunning and a great take on the challenge- And enjoy all your goodies! Hugs, Valerie

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  17. This box is fabulous...glad you joined in our challenge so that we could get a glimpse...thankd for joining in the SOS this week

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  18. Beautiful box and the card is gorgeous too!

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  19. Wow, amazing project it looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS (Shopping our Stash)

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  20. What a fun project! Looks like you created a fabulous box with lots of texture and colour. thanks for sharing it with us at jac-inks challenges

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