Monday, April 14, 2014

Steampunk Junk Week 2 at HDH

Well, it's our second week of our Steampunk Junk Challenge at HDH and I gotta say the Minions outdid themselves.  My teamies made some fabulously creative projects and I invite you to check them out.  Be sure to go see Week One as well.  I had a bit of a tough time deciding what to do, until hubby mentioned some old goggles he had in the attic. Old googles?  WHAT old goggles?  Fortunately he was able to find them and WHOA...PERFECT!   Thought they'd look great on my Grandpa's bowler and went to work to Steampunk it all up a bit.
All I can say is God bless Tim Holtz, LOL.  I seem to have drawers of his stuff.  Just can't resisit his bits and bobs.  First I used his tattered Clock die to add a metallic piece to the front.  The hands and gear were attached to the goggles  along with metal wings and a turnkey.  I was going for "Time Flies".

Then I thought a jaunty plume was in order so I plucked one from my ostrich feather duster (Lord knows I don't ever actually dust with it) and I fashioned a medallion using an Ornate Plate, more gears and brads and a word band that fit the bill.  Not nearly as creative as the imaginative pieces my Minion Sisters came up with but I have to say I do love how it came out.  Only bummer is it doesn't fit.  My Grandpa must have had a pin head because it sit's on the top of my head (and even hubby's) like Stan Laurel's  (of Laurel and Hardy  LOL)


  1. Donna your steampunk hat rocks!!!! You had those goggles? Who has those lying around???? Just fabulous! I love your work. Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  2. Great minds think alike with that word band, huh? Fabulous make! Funny how inspiration strikes in the oddest of ways. Who'd have thought you had awesome goggles like that up in the attic. Cool.

  3. Wow oh wow,. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  4. Wish I could find cool bits and bobs in my house! This is fabulous. Love the time piece and the senti goes perfect.

  5. Fantastic piece Donna just gorgeous thanks for sharing at Left of Centre Challenges.Kay xx

  6. I love your steampunk bowler, what a fantastic piece! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Donna this is amazing. Love your steampunk hat..your art is so wonderful..awesome
    susan s

  8. Wow, wow, wow!! What fabulous goggles and how cool is it to have your grandpa's bowler?! I love how you put all this together, it looks so awesome! Hugs

  9. Awesome - Such a fabulous creation hun - Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu

  10. Your steampunk hat is totally amazing! I love all details!!!!!!! BArbarayaya

  11. Of course thanks for joining with us this week on Simon says stamp Monday challenge! BArbarayaya

  12. This is it! Thanks for joining us at LOC!


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