Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Steampunk Shadow Box

I have been creating with a new set of Inkadinkado stamps "STEAMPUNK" from The Stamp Attic.

I wanted to create something a little different from a card this time around and whilst hunting around my craft room for some inspiration I found the lid from a configuration box and thought what a great idea for a steampunk shadow box and recycling at the same time, PERFECT.
I began by colouring the lid from the configuration box with Distress Stain vintage photo, applying a couple of layers of colour.  I then inserted a piece of card to decorate the back, I covered a piece of thick card with paper from the Crowded Attic paper stash and adhered to the back. I cut a Weathered Clock from Grungepaper using Tim's die and again coloured with Distress Stain vintage photo, adding a little black soot ink to the edges for definition.
I stamped the propeller onto Grungepaper, coloured with Distress Stain vintage photo, added a washer, coloured with rust Alcohol Ink and added just above my weathered clock. My bird is cut from Grungepaper. I used Darcies Free Bird Arcylic shape (not on-line but in the shop) to draw around, covered the Grungepaper with paper from the Crowded Attic Paper Stash, embossed with Tim's Steampunk Texture Fade and coloured the raised areas with Distress Ink vintage photo. I added a metal cog to the wing (not on-line but in the shop) and added the bird to a small piece of wood so that it stood away a little from the inside of the box.  I added one of Tim's Corked Vials adding some small watch parts to the inside and added a label cogs and gears from the new PaperArtsy Hot Picks Clockwork Birds set.
I added one of Tim's Light Bulbs along with some old washers coloured with rust Alcohol Ink. The balloon was stamped onto Grungepaper with black Archival Ink, cut out and added to a small piece of wood to enable it to stand and to give it some stability. I also stamped around the edges of my box with the small cog stamp, again with black Archival Ink.
The side of the box was also stamped with one of the fabulous steampunk pieces from the Inkadinkado set.
I have also added one of Tim's Regal Adornments to the inside of the box along with more stamping of the small steampunk image.
Gadget Gears were added to the top of my box, cut from Grungepaper and coloured with Distress Stain.
I also decorated the back with the same gears.
To complete I added the wings to the top centre of my box, again from the Inkadinkado steampunk set.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  Tracy x x


Hels Sheridan said...

Cor this is GORGEOUS Tracy, loving those new stamps and what you did with them! x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

This is fabulous Tracy, I love the whole grungy look and there are so many delicious details to wander around, Love it Gay xxx

Netty said...

Terrific box Tracy and those stamps are fabulous. Annette x

Wendy said...

I just love it when you get new DT stamps, you always manage to amaze me..............thank you. I love it!!

Lenet said...

ooo I love this!! I just bought the clock die , this is very inspiring!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is amazing, love and and the stamps are yummy, another set I need! Trace x


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