Thursday, 21 July 2011

Cogs and wheels Steampunk

Hi All

Firstly a warm welcome to Patricia, Sandra and Wax Beach Artist who have all joined me this week. I am pleased that you have seen things you like on my blog and that you can join me on my creative journey.

This is my piece for the Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge - gears, cogs and watch parts. It is machines month, focusing on steampunk and this challenge is to bring the mechanics of machines to the forefront. Other inspiration was drawn from Hels Sunday Stamper - make your own flower, Try It On - Steampunk, Stampotique - Flower power and Just For Fun - metal.


The base for this piece is a coaster made of black plastic with a soft black velvety backing to it. The head is from Hampton Art and is the same lady as can be found on the Graphic 45 Steampunk papers. I stamped her on some card which had been swooshed with distress stains and then used DIs over the top of that.


After stamping I drew over some of the cogs with Sakura glitter pens before heat embossing over the whole thing and stamping cogs into it using a gold metallic ink pad. When it was dry I sprayed it with a glossy sealer which actually left a nice soft textured finish to it.


To finish off I added lots of watch pieces, a handmade metal flower and a metal number plate. You can just see the tiny watch screws in the middle of the bolt at the centre of the flower.


Hope your day is good and thank you to all you lovely friends who visit and to those especially who leave me the most encouraging comments - I really appreciate them all.

luv and hugs {brendPhotobucketa} xoxox

43 comments:

Kathyk said...

I have this Hampton Arts image too - isn't she just fab all steampunk'd?! Another sublime project from you B

Happy THursday

Kathyk

Zoechaos said...

Great piece Brenda you have done an amazing job with the stamped image some of those cogs are really realistic. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fantastic piece - love the flower embellishment

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - i love her hair and that gorgeous flower
Lisa x

Junibears said...

Another wonderful creation from Miss Brenda! I don't know how you come up with all these wonderful ideas. I hope you still find time to craet when you're back at work next term.
Love and Hugs
June xx

Irene said...

Fantastic creation again Brenda, your pieces of work are always so interesting, adore your metal flower.
Have a good day.
Hugs
Irene x

laney said...

absolutely fabulous Brenda!! I love this gibson girl (I have this stamp too) thanks for giving me more inspiration to use it in another way
hugs
laney

Terry said...

Brenda, what a fantastic creation! Love that flower and your flower center is brillant! Love this steampunk beauty! Hugs!

Von said...

Wow wow wow what a creation :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
Von x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Brenda. Super project. Love the flower. Great idea.
Regards Florence.

Sue West said...

Fabulous Brenda. The flower is so gorgeous.
Sue xxx

Margreet said...

This is brilliant Brenda....love the lady's hat and those tiny watch elements in that fab flower are too gorgeous!
xxx Margreet

Wax Beach Artist said...

I almost fell out of my chair when I saw my name, thank you it's nice to be here. I am going crazy over this piece and that metal flower is amazing. Beautiful piece all around! Connie :)

Ang C said...

Wow this is stunning - Fab, Fab, Fab

Janet said...

Love it,steampunk is great
Janet

donna said...

Oh Oh.. looks like we used the same stamps for this one. I just noticed yours as I was linking mine. Of course mine doesn't have you fantastic flower. Have a great day! hugs..Donna

Willy said...

Wonderful flower and beautiful piece! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 34.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing! Love the metal flower with the watch parts in the middle. I love this image, Artistic Stamper do it too - I think she might be a Gibson Girl - I think he was married to one of the Astor beauties and she and her sister modelled for him. Love the cogs in her hair. Perfect.

Lucy x

Rebekah said...

Ooo I love this Brenda all the little metal elements and funky colours this is brilliant hugs Rebekah xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic piece, so many things to look at.

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Brenda that flower is fabulous and I love her fun hair
Well done on a fantastic card

Hugs Laurie x

Netty said...

Terrific coaster Brenda and great Steampunk style. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Gingersnaps. Annette x

Sue said...

Oh Wow! This is brilliant Brenda!! What a fab design - I love it! The cogs etc. look really good on her hair! I would never come up with something as original as that! Love the metal flower too - Perfect! I think you should create an exhibition of your work - it's amazing!

Hugs Sue xx

trisha too said...

What a fabulous piece, Brenda!

trisha too said...

What a fabulous piece, Brenda!

Gerri Herbst said...

Magnificent piece. Love the beautiful lady with all those hard edged gears...One of my fav pieces. take care, gerri

chrissie said...

Amazing piece of Steampunk Art-love everything about it

xxx

Gez said...

WOW!! This is a fabulous piece of artwork. Your flower rocks!
Thanks for joining the Stampotique Desnigner's Challenge.

fatmonica said...

Gorgeous piece of art-love the flower!

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, What an amazing piece of art this is. I love all the bits and pieces throughout and the flower is great. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and have a great week. Angela

Hels Sheridan said...

Lurve this! Those ickle screws in the nut in the middle... perfect! thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Deb (dcorder) said...

Beautiful piece. Love the wing nut flower. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

Dora said...

Wow what a fabulous project, your art always amazes me, you are so creative .. I would never have thought to put those screws on her hair.. you make me think outside the box :)
Hugs xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a breathtaking piece, really wonderful.

Shannon said...

I love how you were able to combine the cogs/wheels/gears and steampunk theme with a flower.
It all meshes so well together.
I adore all the hardware. Beautiful work, thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Basement Stamper said...

love this creations, very unique! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

thekathrynwheel said...

I just love your hand made metal flower. Thanks for joining the Stampotique design team challenge, Kate :-)

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Brenda this is excellent what wonderful detail it looks amazing.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Juls said...

ooooh this is fab!!! Loving all your metal embellies!!! Hugs juls

Neet said...

What a super job you have made of using metal in your artwork. I love that face which I first saw on a stamp by Non Sequitur and then Red Castle - they call them Gibson Girls. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet

Dolly Daydreams said...

Stunning piece Brenda , so much fabulous detail an amazing work of art !

Marie

michele said...

wow! another fabulous piece Brenda love it! hugs x

Gio said...

Brenda, such an awesome and inspirational piece!