Monday, 4 June 2012

Monday again....

Hi you all, just a short post today, we kept having power cuts yesterday, so was too frustrated to write more! I made a sort of shadow box on Saturday in vintage / steampunk style, here it is:






The shadow box has been made from a cardboard box that had candles in it. The head has been molded and coloured with Inka Gold in copper. The hat and pen nibs are cut out of paper, and rolled round a knitting needle to give them some form. I used a little tag from Graphics 45 for his body. The background photo is one of mine, printed onto acetate. The cogs have been cut from cardboard and sprayed and embossed with my *dirty Mix* of EP leftovers, AKA kitchen-floor sweepings.The large flower has been cut from vintage book paper and dipped in melted,clear EP. The other bits and bobs are from my stash. I am linking to the Pan Pastel Vintage Challenge and to Anything Goes part of the Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge at Doodleartifacts


Just seen that I am featured on The Crafter's Workshop Blog today! Have a good day you all, take care and thanks for visiting!

30 comments:

  1. Hi Val, this is a gorgeous piece, especially love the rolled paper effect, very clever! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Totally awesome piece, Valerie!

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  3. Wonderful Valerie, love the vintage tickets and the city gent. Wishing you a less frustrating day today! Suze xx

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  4. Another Monday already.... they are whizzing round so fast.

    I love all the 'bits' you've used here. Those pen nibs look so real!

    Great cogs!

    Karenx

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  5. I love this Valerie - great work and a wonderful steampunk look.
    Hugs xx

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  6. Nice shadow box. Between power outages and overcast weather, you have not been lucky this year!

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  7. Love this Steampunk Shadow Box! You really added so many great details in the design! Congratulations on being featured at the Crafter's Workshop! Happy Monday!

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  8. what a gorgeous work!
    Congratulations , well deserved, you do such amazing work!

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  9. Gorgeous project, Valerie! Love the hat, especially :-)

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  10. This is wonderful I love the 3D nature and it's sort of steampunky too, great creation, xxx

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  11. WOW! This is AWESOME! I love the tag, all the textures and details and the concept itself. Sorry about the power outages - but you managed brilliant artwork despite of it all, xoox

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  12. That's great Valerie. I have a box like that too and thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to do a Dia de los Muerto box with it. I need to find tiny skeletons. Hey, inspiration kicked in and it's all because of your cheese roll. tee hee. I hope you enjoyed it. Take care, have a great week. See you on PPF if not before.

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  13. This is beautiful, Valerie! Love looking at all the embellies -n- tidbits you've added created this! ~tina

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  14. WOW is what I said when I saw this Val. I love steampunk but haven't the faintest idea how to achieve it like you. I must practice more when my OOMPH comes back!! Anyone whose seen it out there in blogland please return to me please.! LOL

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  15. Lovely piece Valerie, so many unique details! Love the head and the paper behind it and the pen nibs look real, cool how you rolled them and the hat.

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  16. What a cool shadow box. Lots of wonderful details. x

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  17. Congrats on your feature, How cool is that. I am going to pop over and take a look. This sort of shadow box is so cool. I Love all the little elements you added. LOOKS FABULOUS my friend..

    Hugs~

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  18. Valerie, This is a Great Steampunk piece. I love all of it but my fav is the faux pen nibs, they look quite real. Wonderful idea.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS. This would be a great piece to enter in the Anything Goes part of the Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge at:
    http://doodleartifacts.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow! This is absolutely stunning with so many beautiful details, my favorite detail is probably the little news flash sign painter, really fab project. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  20. This is such a cool shadowbox. I love all of the details that you have included. The man is fabulous and I can't believe that the nibs are made from paper...amazing. Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-invent. I hope we get to see more of your art in the future.

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  21. Great detail and the eye catches something new on each look at it.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Wow what a gorgeous project, with so many beautiful details I could look at it all day. Love it! Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

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  23. I really like this piece and all the inventive things you used to make it i.e floor sweepings! brilliant Thanks for joining is at Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-invent
    Please join us again

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  24. Congratulations in being featured in the crafters workshop am off over to see it. Love your shadow box and how clever to give the nibs form like this I would never have thought of that.

    Marie

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  25. You are soooooo creative, Valerie!!
    Love the altered box. :]

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  26. Hi Valerie. Fantastic project. So much to look at. Inspiring as always.
    Regards Florence xx

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  27. Fantastic shadowbox! What gorgeous details... So glad you linked up at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!

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  28. What an interesting Shadow box, there are so many things to look at... Wonderful & creative!!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely shadow box in the challenge at Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-invent. I hope that you will join us again!
    Rene DT

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