Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

A new challenge at TIOT!

We have a new challenge theme at Try It On Tuesday - 'Steampunk'.
Now, although I love seeing Steampunk creations I have to admit that I struggle a bit to create something myself!
I have had this bird a while - he makes me smile so I put him on a card for my son's partner.
I started by using copper spray on two old dictionary pages...
On one I stamped with black on the other I stamped with clear embossing ink and used gold EP.
I fussy cut the bird and his feathers but then decided his wheels should be brown so used brown EP just for some extra wheels
The corrugated card had a metal paint treatment - various colours!
I was enjoying myself so much I didn't consider that most of this would not be seen!!!
Next I gave some cogs a bit of a 'rusting' using inks and paints.
Sorry this doesn't show up so well - my under paper looks as though it is destined for a journal page though!!
I spattered some ink onto the edges of the card - see, I remembered this time!!
From here it was just a case of placing everything on top…
 I decided that it wasn't quite as metallic as I would have liked so   used an old make up brush (not mine) to add some more gold paint.
I masked off the image so that it was still visible!!!
Here are the cogs
The gold paint shows up better from a distance…
Looking forward to seeing your steampunk entries! 
Don't forget that there's lots of inspiration on the TIOT blog from our Design Team, where we are also welcoming Rosie and Joan.

Thanks for looking, Chris

13 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow - what an AMAZING project dear Chris!
This rust looks so so brilliant to me! Gorgeous!
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous bird, love the colours and the cardboard, great make. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Fantastic card with wonderful textures added and an amazing image. Seems like steampunk Is definitely your thing

Love Chrissie xx

Marjut said...

A fabulous creation, I like this very much.

Margik said...

A fantastic project Chris, the rusting cogs look fabulous and I adore this bird stamp. Mar xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous metal effects Chris. Its a wonderful Steampunk card.
Yvonne xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Fantastic steampunk feeling of your piece Chris! Love the mechanical bird and all that rust!
Lula oxo

Helen said...

I struggle too... I love your bird, and indeed the whole piece..

My name is Erika. said...

I love seeing everyone's steampunk creations. It is cool how everyone does something so different, but still so perfect. I like the rust effect you created and I like the bird too. Hugs-erika

Joan said...

Fab steampunk piece Chris,I do love that bird and all the textures you have created, the rust looks very realistic'

butterfly said...

Brilliant metallic and rusting effects - this is fabulous, Chris - and I can completely understand why you love that bird - he's fabulous!
Alison x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am so impressed with this beautiful steampunk inspired card. The bird is gorgeous. That stamp is wonderful.

I've never really gotten into steampunk, but I was certainly impressed with yours. All those layers added up to a really gorgeous card.

Mrs.B said...

It's a fabulous image Chris and the metallic background looks wonderful. A really great masculine card.
Avril xx