Showing posts with label Steampunk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steampunk. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dare to Get Dirty Post III

Here's the 3rd installment of cards I made for last weeks Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty week long challenges.   There were 5 challenges a day so at the end I made 35 cards!
We are not supposed to disclose the exact details of the challenge as participants need to be a member of the SCS Fan Club but I have listed their titles here so perhaps you can figure it out?!!?  I also list my supplies for each card at the end of this post.
Here are cards 11-15 :
The  Challenge:  Road to Recovery
 The Challenge:  Watercolor Wash
 The Challenge - Love the Beach
 The Challenge:  Steampunk
 The Challenge:  Interactive Birthday
Great challenges, right?  So many different themes to get us creative! 

I'm linking my Inflate and Celebrate card to:
Seize the Birthday - Tie One On

Stamps: Healing - Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper: Arches Water Color Paper, New Leaf, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: stem from Solomon's Seal plant from my garden, computer paper, paper towel, Vagabond machine

Today is All About You
Stamps: Offbeat Birthday - PTI
Paper: Arches Watercolor paper, Rustic Cream, True Black, Melon Berry, white - PTI
Ink: versamark
Accessories: white embossing powder, watercolor paints, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil Inker Designs, Leafy Branch 5 and Leafy Branch 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam dots

How Much You Love the Beach
Stamps: Cause a Scene - Beach Master #2 Kittie Kits/Rubbernecker, Gifts from the Sea - Gina K Designs
Paper: Glossy card - Ranger, True Black, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Reinkers Soft Sky,, Sahara Sand
Accessories: coarse Sea Salt, heat tool, water mister
The Journey
Stamps: Getting There, Steam Punk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Rustic Cream, True Black - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso
Accessories: Gear Head Dies, Mixed Media Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Brown Rust Effect Paste - Finnabair/Prima, Gold Leaf Rub 'n Buff, Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers/Occasions
Inflate and Celebrate
Stamps: Inflate and Celebrate - PTI
Paper: white, Enchanted Evening, Hurray Paper Pad - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories:  balloon, bakers twine, Sentiment strip die - MFT, foam dots, All Tied up Die - PTI, crystals St. Tropez/Prima

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Steam Punk Nipper Winston

I've got a cool metal foil card to share with you today!
For this fun steam punk background I embossed a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  piece of foil sheet tape with the Riveted Metal Embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  I then hand embossed some more lines with an embossing tool and  pressed some circles inside the squares using the tip of a click-open pen (without the ink clicked on).  Next I painted over the whole sheet with black acrylic paint - rubbing most of it off after I applied it.  I also rubbed some Rub N Buff Autumn Gold Wax metallic cream over some of it and buffed it with a paper towel.
 My cute little aviator is a digital image from Octopode Factory named Steam Punk Nipper Winston. I colored him with Copics. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse and I die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle Nestability. Both are layered onto the foil with foam dots.
I made this card for the Technique challenge over on Split Coast.  I feel like I cheated a little using an embossing folder to create my foil background instead of hand tooling the whole thing  (!)   There's a great video on You Tube showing how to make your own metallic foil background here:

I actually learned this technique last May at a class with Tim Holtz - You can see the heart I made at that class on my blog post here.

Stamps: Digi Image - Steam Punk Nipper Winston - The Octopode Factory Etsy Shop, sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Foil Tape Sticky Back sheets 6"x12" - Ranger, black acrylic paint, brush, Riveted Metal Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations, Copics: BG32, BG10, E00, E31, E37, N6, N12, R20, Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities, Rub n Buff Autumn Gold Wax Metallic Cream

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Class with Tim Holtz! Heart and Soul

I had the best morning on Saturday -  I attended a class by Tim Holtz - held at a nearby stamp shop called Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, MA.   There were 4 workshops - but I was only able to get in to one (you had to phone in on a given day and the phones were just wild busy!)  He writes about it here on his blog!

The class I got into was called Heart and Soul -  and we created a wonderful box with a heart inside covered in faux riveted metal.    Basically - I wanted to go to learn new techniques - so it didn't matter which class I got into (although I would have loved to attend them all!)

So we came into this rather large room -  I heard there were 100 people at each class - there were three rows of tables from front to back - this is the center row where I had a seat about 2/3rds of the way down - this was taken about half way into the room.

When I was waiting outside in the line to get in -  I met Heather - who had come all the way from Pittsfield, MA -  it took her 4 hours to get there because of traffic -  she was there for all 4 classes - lucky duck!  So the very first thing we did was to get in line to have Tim sign our Compendium of Curiosities books and the aprons that we were given by Kate the owner of the shop.

Here's Heather, Tim and me.
and here's Tim and me (lot's of pictures were being taken!)
The aprons say "Tim Holtz and I did ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. seriously, it was very distressing".  Rather tongue in cheek!! Did I say he signed my apron too??  Ya - I guess I did..... and can I just say -  he was just like you see him on his blog or any You tube videos you watch him in - he was funny, friendly and just a nice guy.   He took his time with anyone who wanted autographs or pictures - he walked around during the whole class talking to everyone - being sure they understood what they were doing etc...    And Mario was there too -   here he is helping with something that wasn't working quite right.
So here I am working on my project -  there were people from Canada there, a whole group of ladies who called themselves "Everything Tim" came from Ohio. 
 First we colored the cardboard boxes with Distress Stain inks, I used Silver (these are window boxes with little boxes inside but we took those out) then we inked over them with Distress Inks, I used Forest Moss - then we sanded all the sides to distress - and attached pulleys on the bottom for wheels.
 And just look what we did with puffy paper mache hearts!  We covered them with randomly cut pieces of silver metal foil sticky back sheets.  Then we made marks along the seams - some with the tip of a click it ink pen, some with a push pin and some with a craft scraper.  We made the stitches using loops of thin wire that we just inserted into the holes!  Next we inked the whole thing with 3 colors of Alcohol Inks -I used Pitch Black, Stonewash and Ginger. Isn't this the coolest thing??! Oh - and then we sanded it with steel wool to take most of the color off!
We lined the inside of the box with Terminology tissue wrap

We added Box Corners, sprocket gears, word keys, game spinners, time pieces and a light bulb - and even half of a View Master photo wheel!  He must have gotten those at an antique shop!

Here's Heather with her finished creation - everyone did theirs with slightly different colors and adhering all the 'stuff' in different places which Tim encouraged of course!
 and here's me with mine!

Not the typical kind of craft I usually create -  but I really enjoyed this workshop and my finished 'industrial style assemblage' (as the course description called it!)

Here are a few pics I took at home for a close up view!

 That's a piece of rusty screen across the bottom of the box.

Kent is my husband's name - so that is what I put inside the label pull -  and this will be a memento for our 15th wedding anniversary which is this June -  my word key just happened to say LOVE and the type charm says Lifetime - very appropriate!  And the View Master wheel I got has pics of Hawaii - maybe there's a trip in my future??!!  I think I'll add something with my name on it as well as our wedding date.  You can actually pull this around like a little pull toy circus wagon or something!
So, what do you think??!!