Tuesday 1 February 2011

The Stamp Man ATC February Swap - Steampunk

Hello Everyone

Today sees the start of the next ATC swap at the Stamp Man and as you can see the theme is STEAMPUNK. I have to say I voted for this theme having never really experimented with the genre but I was so up for having a go.

Wikipedia says
"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used - usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain - that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history."

I loved playing with this. I made my own background paper by making up a collage of steampunk drawings downloaded from the internet. I sprayed it with a cosmic shimmer mist, then stamped round the edges. I then downloaded a steampunk image, die cut some cogs and found bits of hardware and a watch face to add to it.

Supplies used -
DIs Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
Cosmic Shimmer - Ancient Copper
TH die - Gadget Gears
TH stamps - Mini Classics
Paper Artsy - wings
LB Crafts - watch gears and hands
other bits from my stash

Another new style for me. Loving it.

Have fun with whatever you are doing and I look forward to seeing some steampunk from you.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



cheryl said...

oh brenda hun,you always come up with amazing,creations and I totally love this,great,design,hugs cheryl xxx

Juls said...

oooh this is fab! such a great mix of elements here...love all the metal touches to it! Hugs Juls

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous atc perfectly steampunk and great fun. XOXO Zoe

Gem said...

Brenda this is really beautiful :) x

Kathyk said...

Fabulous steampunk - something I really MUST have a go at . . . and soon


Anonymous said...

beautiful work Brenda, love that little guy
I also just wanted to let you know i have a shabby chic freebie collage sheet for today only then it will be gone. please pop by if you would like it.
Have a lovely day
Hugs June x

Fliss said...

A gorgeous creation Brenda and love all the elements.
Steampunk is on my list to try too and hope it comes out as well as yours.
Fliss x

Pami said...

This is so different, well for me anyway! And thank you for the explanation, I did wonder! So glad you have found another style that you like, looking forward to more creations like this! Pami x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous steampunk piece of art, love all the embellishments and the image is fantastic. Tracy Evans x

Unknown said...

tis very gorjuss hun, i love steampunk stuff, well done xx

Kathyk said...

You've inspired me to try Steampunk - not as yummy as yours but . . . . I'll be giving it another go!


Zue said...

Nice one! I see it as a little angel cooking in a pot!
Sue x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello Brenda. Fabulous ATc and a great blog, became a follower

Unknown said...

Wow your work always amazes me and reading how you did your own background here is awesome. Beautiful work xxx PS Love your new photo :)

lisa said...

Oh Brenda, I'm so glad I was too late jumping on board to get roped into this challenge. I had no idea what steampunk was until I read your definition. Thanks so much for that, although I'm still not sure about it. Your ATC is stunning though. I love all the metally bits and the clocks and things.
Hugs Lisax

Netty said...

Fabulous Steampunk ATC Brenda, am so loving it. Annette x

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Wow Brenda - what an education - thank you so much. I wasnt far off in my imagination what Steampunk meant, but that sounds much clearer now - thank you :)

I love what you have done with this, very ecletic, arty and original. Brilliant



"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Brenda
I just discovered your blog and couldn't resist to write a short comment.
I've browsed a while through your posts and I've found it very enjoyable.
( Just felt the need to say this :)

Thanks kindly for sharing your images and photos It was very inspiring to see.

Hearty greetings, Rian from the Netherlands.

LynnF said...

What an amazing piece!! I love it!

Sue said...

This is a wonderful stampunk ATC, there's so much to see here x