I’m Not Perfect Just Awesome……….by Cindy Porter

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Hi everyone, I’m back today to share with you my latest piece for Scrap FX,
I’m not Perfect.. Just Awesome, mixed media canvas.

With this piece I had loads of fun getting messy…

I began painting up the Steampunk Octopus using Twinkling H2O’s and Vivid Ultra Metallics… the pictures do not do him justice…. he is so shiny in real life…

Next up I began creating texture on the background, using modelling paste and the new stencil, Mechanical Time…. this is a great new stencil, with cogs and clock faces…
I then painted the canvas up with varying shades of teal Vivid Ultra Metallics to create a shiny watery background…

then I added some gauze, cotton and art stones for even more texture…

I added the fun title, I’m not perfect, just awesome to finish off the piece…

Scrap FX products used:
Mechanical Time Stencil
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Steampunk Octopus

Thanks for joining me here today, I hope you enjoyed these projects,
till next time
Happy Creating
xC

 

Siblings & ATCS

by Anguree Jansen Van Rensburg | 0 comments

Hello dear friends

I’m back on the blog today sharing 2 projects including a layout and some ATCS. It’s a huge post with 2 tutorials so why don’t you go and grab a cuppa so you can relax for a couple of minutes and see how easily you can create these yourself.

I created this layout  with a combination of new and old Steampunk chipboard pieces. I absolutely love Steampunk and  I don’t think I can ever have enough cogs, clocks and gears. How about you, do you agree?

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ScrapFX Products used

Botanical Clockworks

Mechanical Spike B Wing

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Accessory Cogs

Steampunk Corner B – Clock Hand

Relatives Theme Pack

I started by creating a backround by splattering acrylic paint onto 7Dots Writersblock patterned paper. Once this was dry I stamped it with black  Archival Ink.

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Since I am currently on holidays and couldn’t find any gold paint or Alcohol ink at my local stores, I bought a gold coloured marker from PILOT which I used to colour my chipboard background pieces.

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I layered all my chipboard pieces in place and started to add some texture and embellishments. You will note that I cut my chipboard so I could use different parts in different places.

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I wanted my title and subtitles to stand out so decided to paint them with orange acrylic paint.

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 I mounted my photo and added additional embellishments including  golden beads and glass pebbles. Last but not least I added additional journaling strips.

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ATC’S

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ScrapFX Products used

Mechanical Spike B Wing

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Industrial Machines Transparency

I love creating ATC’S. They are quick tiny and perfect for using up scraps of chipboard you cut off from other projects. Here is how I made mine.

Fist of all I cut 3 ATC background panels measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

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Next I cut patterned paper panels measuring 2.25 x 3.25 inches to match the background panels.

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I then stamped both the background and patterned paper with black Archival Ink.

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I adhered each patterned paper panel to my transparency sheet using clear gel and cut them to size.

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The next step was to create texture using a mixture of 3D Gel and pigment powder through a stencil. If you decide to follow my exact instructions I will caution you to  put it aside now and leave it to dry naturally.

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I gathered some scrap pieces of chipboard and coloured them with a silver PILOT pen.

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Last but not least I added some tulle, flowers, journaling strips and it was done.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and that you will join us again real soon for more inspiration by my fellow design team members.

Till next time have fun playing

Xxx

 

Steampunk for a man project

by Kareen Brochu-Harvey | 0 comments

Hi crafty friends,

KareenBH here with you today.

I have made this beautiful 3D frame for my step-father (the portrait is his decease father).

That type of handmade project is an amazing souvenir to offer to someone you love

and the steam punk chipboards are perfect for a man-theme project like that!

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Products used:

Steampunk Flower A Feather – 2016414

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Passage of Time – 2016425

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Wire Heart Small (10cm-10cm) – 2016402

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Wire Heart Large (16cm-16cm) – 2016403

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Thank your the visit!

Kareen framed

– KareenBH –

Live Laugh Love – by Amelie

by Amelie Jutras | 1 Comment

Hi everyone! Amelie with you today! I present today my first creation of January. A very wintery layout because here in Quebec, we are buried under the snow and it is very cold!

 

I started my layout with a paper from the collection “Ubud Dreams” of Kaiser Craft, on which I applied a layer of clear gesso. Using a Tim Holtz stencil, I added some modelling paste. Once dried, I started playing with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain “Cracked Pistachio” inks as well as “Tilt-a-Wheel Teal” and “Tibetan Poppy Teal” by Lindy’s Stamp Gang. To finish my background, I added a stamp to several random places and I added drops of white gesso.

Once my paper assembly done, I added the ornaments. I started with a large acrylic snowflake from a discount store, a few cuts of a snowflake die.

As a Scrap FX products, I used a new Mechanical Spike D Love chipboard that I covered with Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s “Tilt-a-Wheel Teal” embossing powder. I also used the Live Laugh Love Mini chipboard, covered with the same powder to emboss.

To finish I added some flowers, so some handmade, a badge and 123 Scrap stickers.

Thank you for your visit!

Amelie

http://lemondedeamelie.blogspot.ca

Colorful cards

by Claire Barrin | 0 comments

Hello dear readers,

First of all, I wish you all a wonderful and creative year 2017.

Today I’ll share some cards with the new and Genius steampunk goodies.

2017 is here, but I can’t let go my habit of bright watercoloured backgrounds.

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This card features the huge and magnificent Fob Watch Butterfly.

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The second card is a birthday card for a dear friend of mine.

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I wanted a really lady-like card, and I thought the Steampunk Dressform silhouette was a perfect choice.

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On the background I used the Mechanical Time stencil.

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Items used:

Mechanical Time stencil

Steampunk Dressform silhouette

Fob Watch Butterfly

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Well, I hope you enjoyed all this.

Have a delicious day.

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Claire.

 

 

 

Steampunk Card & Tag

by Marie Johansson | 0 comments

Marie here today with my first project for 2017! As you probably guessed by now the team is going Steampunk this month, so I have two projects using steampunk style chipboards today. I have used Steampunk Flower A Feather, Wire Heart Small & the Mini Cogs  for my two projects.

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For this tag I used the flower and the cogs. To create a cool metal effect I used two different techniques on the chipboard pieces. The big cog was sprayed using Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Rusty Metal Kit and the flower and the smaller cogs painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam. I lovethe great quality of the Scrap FX chipboard that make them take wet mediums really well. No risk for bent or miss shaped pieces!

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You MUST love the steampunk heart on the card below! I do… The Wire Heart works on many, many different projects but I chose to use it on this 50 Year of Marriage Anniversary Card for my parents in law. For me it symbolize the essence of a long relationship – you need to tie the bonds and you are both important keys to the relationship.

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The papers from 7 Dots Studio has a soft romantic look that works really well with the delicate heart. Below some details:

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Thanks for your visit today! I have been playing with these products from Scrap FX:

  • 2011007 Cogs Mini
  • 2016402 Wire Heart Small
  • 20164014 Steampunk Flower A Feather

Don´t forget to visit tomorrow for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Marie

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Flowers and Hunting Layout

by Julia Kissel | Comments Off on Flowers and Hunting Layout

Hello everyone!

Julia Kissel is with you today.

I present a new layout that I created as a gift to my husband’s father.

He had his birthday these days.

I used his old photo at hunting from 1960s which found in family archive.

He is standing with a gun and holding flowers…

This picture inspired me to the project…

The Crosswords stencil 2013186  covered blue paint and texture paste helped to cteate background.

Used also very nice steampunk chipboard

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and

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– plus one of words from the pack  #moments 2016422

And a piece of Life & Times Transparency 2016421

Thanks a lot for watching!

I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year !!!

Yours Julia

Steampunk Time by Kerstin F.

by Kerstin-Inga Peters | Comments Off on Steampunk Time by Kerstin F.

Welcome!

Yes, one of my favourite themes, always and forever 🙂

I decided to make a home decoration project.

There were two bookends from sale which I painted with some acrylic paints.

Now they look even older, I love this distressed look.

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Scrap FX products used:

Steampunk Octopus

Mechanical spike feather

Enjoy the journey

Accessory cogs

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this octopus is my favourite from our new chipboard steampunk series,

 he looks so cool and adventurous, or?!

firstly I used Glimmer Mist ‘Verdigris’ (Tattered Angels) as base ink

then added some embossing powders

black, copper and green,

as eye a little black pearl

and he was ready to glue it on the big letter

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Reading a good book is also always a new journey and adventure and so was the wordlet ‘Enjoy the journey ‘

very suitable for my bookends.

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here as base ink Glimmer Mist ‘Slate’ (Tattered Angels) and a mix from black and copper embossing powder

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Hopefully you will now feel even more inspired to create your own Steampunk project.

I really enjoyed working on mine!!!

🙂 May the Steam be with you 🙂

Many thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting!

Kerstin

Mechanical projects by Riikka

by Riikka Kovasin | Comments Off on Mechanical projects by Riikka

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Hello there! It’s Riikka here to share a couple of steampunk or mechanical projects with you. This time I made a layout and a canvas for you using some of the new goodies from Scrap FX. The layout is about my sweetie pie, my husband and the canvas is something I had in my mind as soon as I saw the butterfly chippie in the new collection.

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The idea in the layout came from the transparency. I really liked the edge design it had and thought to cut that apart from the rest of the designs and use that as a vocal point in my page. I added some stamping underneath, to the background and the layered a whole lot of different chipboards on top of each other for the main composition. Apart from those, there’s quite a little of embellishments in the page.

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The main part of the composition is the “Wire Heart”. Around it I added to line-like designs, the “Flower C Clock Hand” and “Mechanical Spike A”, and also a floral design “Botanical Clockwork”. I treated each of these with a golden, sparkling acrylic paint and while it still was wet, sprinkled some embossing powders on top. They stuck to the wet paint and I was then able to melt the powder on top.

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Materials from ScrapFX:

2016403 – Wire Heart Large

2016407 – Botanical Clockworks

2016416 – Steampunk Flower C Clock Hand

2016417 – Mechanical Spike A Moment

2016421 – Life & Times transparency

2016422 – #moments

2013284 – Cogs stamp

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The other project is a small canvas, which is actually something I just needed to do. Like I said in the beginning, it was something I saw immediately when I saw the “Fob Watch Butterfly” chippie. Well, naturally I didn’t know all the details, but I saw it as the centerpiece in a canvas.

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The mechanicals and steampunk feeling the new collection has brings into my mind a rusty, weathered color palette. So I used that in this piece. The background is done using quite a few mediums, but I also used Rust Pastes in there. I also included some touches of teal there like the weathered copper and that give me the idea for the color of the butterfly. The butterfly is first embossed with white embossing powder, then coated with a sparkling teal colored embossing glitter and finally treated partly with the same paints I used in the background.

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The layers in the background include first of all a clock design made with the “Mechanical Time” stencil. On top of it there’s the clock hands and the big round things, stacked on top of each other are from the “Accessory Cogs” set. They frame the butterfly nicely and mimic the center clock on it, too.

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Thank you for stopping by today! Ta ta for now!

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Materials from Scrap FX:

2016408 – Fob Watch Butterfly

2016422 – #moments

2016424 -Mechanical Time stencil

2015360 – Accessory Cogs

2015353 – Steampunk Dangle Corner

2015239 – Filmstrip transparency

2008129 -Clock Hands, Antique 16 cm

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Few projects with Irina Gerschuk

by Irina Gerschuk | Comments Off on Few projects with Irina Gerschuk

Hi my friends!
It’s Irina Gerschuk with you today and I’d like to share with you my new projects))

First is a LO:

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I’ve divided Steampunk corner into several parts and used only one piece of it to fit the composition:
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My second project is a mix-media tag with a volume flourish composition:

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Products used:

Some close-ups:

Here you can better see the background
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I’ve colored the Art Deco Fan with silver paint and then with crystal embossing powder with glitter:
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And closer look to the flourish composition:
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Thank you for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day))
Irina