Sunday, 28 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









20 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Another wow! Wonderful composition and incredible details. Lovely!

craftytrog said...

A WOW from me too Tracy!! A fantastic steampunk creation! Those stamps look fab! x

Helen said...

Wow here too - I have just been catching up with your work this week, this is fabulous!! I have been steampunking too today...

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered piece, and to think it's a recycled box top! Love all the extra added embellies!

lynne said...

Sizzling Steampunk!!!
This is another very special project from you.
Wonderful attention to detail and love the vintage, rustic feel to this piece.
I hope it has pride of place in your home.
Wishes
Lynne

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, such stunning work xx

Sandy said...

Your shadow box is amazing Tracy.
Fantastic design. Love all the little details.

Netty said...

I have just seen this great box on The Stamp Attic site. Wonderful. Annette x

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so incredibly cool!!! I am drooling over those stamps. Really wonderful piece!

Barb Cady said...

There's steampunk and then there's Tracysteampunk! Amazing piece, really love every detail. x

Wendy said...

oh wow, an amazing piece Tracy, you work your magic and voila!!!

hazel said...

Wow! Tracy this is fabulous. I must check those stamps out.
xxx Hazel.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What can I say .... FANTASTIC!! As ever I am in awe of your talent.
Siobhan

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow this is lvely, fantastic in fact.I love the colours and the stamps are gorgeous, more things I need!!! Trace x

Lori said...

Love it! You know I like my steampunk..lol! This is fabulous Tracy, those stamps are wonderful!

Emma said...

Every time I visit your blog, there is only one word to be said....WOW!!! Stunning work, as always Tracy!
Hope you had a great long weekend!
Love Emma xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

ooooooooo those stamps are gorgeous, and I LoVe the way you've used them :)

Dragon said...

Great stamps put to fabulous use... this is a lovely steampunk box
Frankie
xx

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Tracy,
Absolutely stunning!This shadow box is smashing!Just loved looking at your project today. Thanks for thinking about me. All is well. take care dearie, gerri

Sarah said...

This is such a cool shadow box. Love it! I'll have to check out The Stamp Attic.