Thursday, May 1, 2014

Steampunk Goes Heavy Metal

I am so excited and honored to have been invited to be the May guest designer at SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge. The challenge this month is heavy metal.
3D lantern

2D Card
 I created two projects for the challenge. SanDee & Amelie's challenge always includes two categories --  2D and 3D. For the 3D category I created a lantern from black and green colored aluminum metal sheets (Ten Seconds Studio) using the Tim Holtz lantern die. Each of the 4 window panels is made from vellum and stamped with a steampunk image. A few gears adorn the lantern roof.
My card was also a lot of fun to make. I used copper metallic cardstock as the base card. I die cut a postage stamp shape background panel from the metal sheet, dry embossed it, and then sanded the embossed images. Over that I layered a portion of a clock face die cut from grungeboard and painted with antique bronze distress paint. The leaves were cut from a green colored aluminum metal sheet. (All of the dies used are from Tim Holtz.) The stamp (also Tim Holtz) is part of a larger stamp. I used colored pencils to color the image and metallic copper pan pastels for the background.
I am entering my lantern into the challenge at Mark's Finest Paper Friends of Speedy which is use vellum.


Janine said...

Amazing creations. Thanks for entering your lovely lantern in our FOSTV challenge.

die amelie said...

Sorry I am so late, Barbara,

but it was a bit hectic around here.

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU for creating these awesome projects for our challenge this month! It is so great to have you talented lady with us at SanDee&amelie's and I just love what you did to that foil and the lantern! Wow!

Big hug,