Monday, December 17, 2012

Another steampunk gift

I'm really having fun with these.  Hope the people I'm making them for enjoy them half as much as I do!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Ladies Diary shadow box

I found this silverware tray at Goodwill.  I've been wanting to use A Ladies Diary since it came out but wasn't sure how.  Will after being inspired by a bunch of cool printer's trays and shadow boxes, I took the plunge!  Here's my attempt.

I have a few more bits and bobs to add - some lace I think and I would like to add an old fashion pen of some sort.  I used fashion accessories but I think some writing items would be fun too.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nightmare powder???

Here are bottles that could go in an apothecary cabinet!

But right now they are in a carrier with the words DEAD MAN'S PARTY!!  I thought that was fitting ;)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Apothecary cabinet

Artfully Musing has a giveaway where you can submit a pix of an apothecary cabinet you have made for a chance to win some of her amazing works.  Here's what I did.
I started with this weird country looking house thing.  And painted it black.
I also tore off some of the trim.
Then I made it into this:
I used a bunch of different papers and some photos and little bottles.  It's very spooky now!!

Steam trinket box

A friend got this plain little wooden box at a scrapbook garage sale.  She doesn't scrap at all and she wanted a steampunk trinket box for some of her steampunk jewelry.  This is what I came up with.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Midnight Garden is giving away an ARC copy of Every Day.  Check out this site if you're interested in this intriguing new YA book!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Halloween Altered Box!

The Halloween spirit has hit me!  I spent yesterday on an altered box I got at Goodwill for $3.  I found a cool skeleton hand at Michael's, and used one of those little black frames from the $1 bin.  I'd gotten the Martha Steward Halloween pad for $4 and added a couple more embellishments I had lying around.  I really like the way this one turned out.

There's black lace around the edge to give it some vintage flair!
I added the cheesecloth in the fashion made popular by some great scrappers before me :)
I printed out a skeletal figure from the internet to add inside the frame.
Inside I just did a simple embellishment and lined the bottom with that green stripe and added a small resin pile of skulls.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Went a bit mental and made several little steampunk boxes.