Monday, 12 September 2011

Steampunk Shrine For Simon Says

It's Monday and that can only mean one thing in my household, yes it's time for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge and this week we would like you to show your STEAMPUNK creations.
I was eager to use one of the Wendy Vecchi Artful Shrines and the STEAMPUNK theme seemed the perfect opportunity. My shrine was coloured with Distress Stain Vintage Photo and decorated with Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Paper. I added art parts from the Dress Forms And More set (using the heart and dress form), decorating the dress form with Graphic 45 papers and adding Black Ultra Thick Enamel to the heart. To add dimension the whole piece was adorned with Idea-Ology, Game Spinners and  Sprocket Gears.
The outside edges of my shrine are stamped with the background stamp from Tim's Steampunk set of stamps in black Archival Ink. Gadget Gears were cut from Grungepaper using the Gadget Gears die and coloured with Distress Stain, added to the top of my shrine and to the back of my bodice.
I also added wings to my heart cut from Grungepaper using the Heart Wings die. I coloured the wings with Distress Ink vintage photo and added watch parts to each. I also added STEAMPUNK to jump rings adhered with Glossy Accents, I love doing this in my projects at the moment.

Pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week.  Tracy x x

31 comments:

Sandy said...

Stunning Steampunk Shrine Tracy.
Absolutely brilliant.

Laura said...

Great inspiration and a fabulous make! Lots to look at!

Paula said...

wonderful shrine.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning oh just love love your work hun,fantastic hugs cherylxx

Helen said...

This is fabulous! I love the heart especially.

ellen vargo said...

Tracy your shrine is absolutely gorgeous! So many interesting elements, and of course the art parts are FAB! I really like the way you put it all together! Ellen :)

craftytrog said...

Fantastic piece Tracy! The stamped UTEE on the heart looks brilliant! x

Trish said...

Wonderful shrine!

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Wendy shrine is wonderful! I love it! If you looked up steampunk in the dictionary, your project would be pictured right there! I finally broke down and ordered a shrine! I've got to try one!! I love how you did every piece of this steampunk beauty! It's just amazing! <3 Candy

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab steampunk piece, love all the added details!

lynne said...

You thought of everything on this piece of Steampunk art. The colours are amazing.
This really is perfection.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Wow, a fantastic Steampunk piece, so much to look at. Yvonne

Carol Q said...

fabulously steampunky Tracy!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I love your Steampunk style. I haven't tried any of this style yet. But with so much inspiration around at the moment, I feel tempted to have a go!!
Siobhan

Barb Cady said...

I've just seen your lovely piece on the stamp attic and now this! Brilliant, you are the Queen of Steampunk! xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful job you did on your steampunk piece, Tracey! Such wonderful details and textures. I am absolutely drooling over the heart - just a fabulous design and I love the colors you used. You really are a master of steampunk!

Have a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

Nancy Wethington said...

Tracy, this is beautiful! I adore the heart with wings and all those steampunkish things you did with it. Fabulous artwork!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Tracy, I love Steampunk and this is stunning, you've capture the essence beautifully, love the colours too, Gay xxx

Lori said...

Wow, Tracy, this is awesome! What a fabulous way to use that shrine! Steampunk plus Wendy equals Spectacular! lol!

Fliss said...

A fabulous creation Tracy and the amount of detail is amazing - the more you look, the more you see.
Fliss x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow, super cool steampunk project, Tracy!! I really love how you embellished and inked the heart and the layout in general is lovely.

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Gerri Herbst said...

I am speechless...this is so wonderful. I could look at it for hours!

Lynne Forsythe said...

What an A~MAZING Steampunk Shrine!! and that heart...I musta studied it for 20 minutes...just THE COOOOOLEST! FANTABULOUS creation Tracy!!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love Love LOVE this! Gorgeous detail, wonderful warm colors, so much to look at! Eye candy for sure!

hazel said...

A stunning steampunk shrine, very inspirational.
xxx Hazel.

Sarah said...

You've created a wonderfully elegant Steampunk beauty Tracy. The colours are so rich and fabulous and that heart and shrine are made for each other. I love the intricate detailing - especially the cog work and texture on the heart. Looking good - another great DT piece!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous steampunk. Love the heart and the texture! Always so many fantastic details!

Dragon said...

Woo this is such a great piece, full of detail and texture
Frankie
xx

Gillian .... said...

Love all the elements to this DT piece Tracy especially the mechanical heart. x

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW , how did I miss this one? My jaw hit the floor with this baby. Bravo!!!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Lynne Phelps said...

This is fabulous, how did I miss this one? LOVE EVERYTHING about it! The jump rings with letters inside and the glossy accents is such a brilliant technique, like miniature typewriter keys, love that!