Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Man swap


These "Men" ATCs were a few of my offerings for a monthly swap over at Chrissy's ATC Club Swap til You Drop blog, which can be found here

I used a copy of hubby's FT (before he'd even opened it, oops!) and burned holes in especially interesting torn out bits.

I added stamps and some gorgeous Vintage guys from one of my favourite stores Crafty Individuals, before distress inking with Rangers, adding some texture and throwing on some UTEE.

Don't you just lurve the look of the Vintage man??? Well I do... I'm married to one, lol!

Punkin around

Woohoo, found some blogging time :)  It's been months since I popped in so I might just go into overdrive and post everything I've done since my last visit. But then again, might not. Depends on the distraction.
Decided to go all punky with Fimo earlier in the week. My play room is usually the garage, but with hubby away I sneaked all my lovely toys inside and got dirty on the kitchen table.

These are my fave stash items, lovely shiney clockwork bits n pieces. Great for steampunk creations and oh so delish on mixed media projects.

Mica powders, various gauges of wire...

and pliers for cutting, prodding and wrapping...

And using Fimo, this is what I did with them...

The making of Nellipunk...  This steampunk elephant can be worn on a hat, in a pocket, or on a bag, or she can just sit there looking terrifically strange. Wha'eva!

This is the most bejewelled and bedazzling flying punk my fingers ever laid eyes on. I used old jewellery pieces, watch parts and a couple of old nails as embellishments, but not before stamping her wings with a gawjus vintage-style stamp.

Meet Chamelepunk
I know... he's UGLY as! But so enjoyable to make.

Of course I couldn't have done any of these things without the magicalness of Christi Friesen, author of Steampunkery. Thanks for the inspiration Christi xxx