It's the first Friday in December and that means a new challenge at Simply Steampunk. This month it's an easy one, Anything Steampunk. The team is using the Steampunk Romance Collection and I'm showcasing the beautiful Grace. It looks ike she's holding an ornament so I went with a Christmas theme. The DP and chipboard frame and sentiment are all from the VERY old K&Co Christmas Cheer line. I loved the vintage feel to this line so much that I bought several stacks TONS of coordinating stuff. The line of gears was cut with my Cricut from the Gears set on Cricut Craftroom. I'd cut them in matte silver but grunged them up with some gold Rub 'n Buff, black Distress Ink and Frantage embossing powder. So cool! the other single gear is a Sizzix die. Of course I added a ton of metal mini gears from Tim Holtz. I should buy stock in these for sure. The metal screws are from 7 Gypsys? (I think)
Grace is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped. I had a hard time finding paper for inside the frame. Nothing looked right but leaving it open didn't either.
I get a boatload of catalogs this time of year and on my desk was the cover of one I'd ripped off because I thought I might use the paper. The color seemed right so I carefully ( Ha!) cut out a piece to fit. Too dull, so I embossed it and used gold Rub 'n Buff (my new fave thing) et viola!
Here's the dimensional shot. Quite a lot of popping going on and it's pretty heavy, too. Guess this one's gonna be hand delivered. Please visit Simply Steampunk and check out the fabulous work by my teamies and come play alog. this challenge will run through Jan 2nd.
I'm also entering this in the Little Miss Muffet You've Been Framed Challenge, Add a Little Dazzle Embossing Challenge, Rhedd and Rosie's Use Old Stash Challenge (DP, frame and sentiment sticker), the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Bingo Challenge (using glitter or sparkles, stamped/digi image, and patterned paper), Clear it Out Anything Goes with a Stash Item (DP, frame and sticker sentiment), Craft Room Vintage Christmas Challenge, TTRCD ATG Dec 3-9and The Corrosive Challenge Happy Holidays.