Saturday, June 18, 2011

Yes, more Steampunk

Did I mention I LOVE steampunk??  I do.  Today I made a mini using G45, of course, but I also used Tattered Time and then a bunch of other papers that looks steamy - or at least Victorian - to me.  Here's the cover.  I put tin foil over it and stuck it in my embossing folder with the gears on it.  Then I used alcohol inks of various colors to make it all rusty looking.  I added two gears I cut out of foamcore and painted with metallic paint.  I used some metal foil I got from Oriental Trading Co to edge it, a sticker that says "take some time", an old watch face and some lace.  I made a tag out of one of those laminate tiles I pick up at the hardware store all the time - just added a rub on of a clock.  

First page is just a photo mat , then I had a photo of these guys in top hats.  I made it into a mat on the back and fixed a band to hold it in place.

These 2 pages have pockets.  I love this lady from G45's Steampunk Debutante.  I added a few tags into the pocket.  The guys are the other half of the photo I mentioned earlier.  I used pop dots then that tag with 214 on it is a double tag that opens for journaling or photos.  There are a few old stamp stickers jut for embellishments.

This page unfolds so you can add a couple of photos.  I used a central London paper, a clock rub on and a couple of words from the G45 Le Cirque paper.  The other page I left very simple so it could hold a photo.

This page is a small tag turned into a pocket and some stickers spelling out "good times".  The one on the right is a fold out for photos.  I used some Stampin' Up stamps (Father's Day) of an airplane and goggles and a G45 tag on the front.

I like this dress form paper.  I edged this in metal foil as well.
This one is a photo mat with fancy edges.  On the right I used Tattered Time paper, cut out the gears to form the pocket and used a page decorated with words as the tag.  Simple but I like them both.
Here's another simple page and then another pocket.  I'm not sure about the stamps at the bottom.  I might change this one. 
This is a tri-fold page of G45 paper with a booklet inside.

And opened-

The back page just has a cool sticker and a stamp of the goggles!

And that's it.


  1. What a wonderful book! I love steampunk but it hasn't found its way into my art much. Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. I'm behind on comments so I'm catching up. You're in Missouri, right? ANywhere near the KC area? There is a Maker Faire this weekend that I have a feeling might have Steampunk stuff there. I think one is coming up in St. Louis soon as well. Just sharing.

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! I love steampunk as well and you have done an awesome job capturing the spirit of it all in your book! Fantastic! Keep up the wonderful creations!

  3. Awesome album!! Love it! :)