Monday, July 11, 2011

Flying Machine

Practicing my steampunk with this “Flying Machine” piece.  July’s theme at Gingersnap Creations is Steampunk, but since I’ve never made anything in this style before, I thought I’d practice a bit before submitting anything for the challenges.  I still have some work to do on really "getting" the style…I’m not quite steampunky enough yet!  But, I still like it!

The Details:
  • I started out with a piece of scrap cardboard, covered it in map background paper, layered on the sheet music for “Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine”, then stamped the hot air balloon over the top of the music in StazOn.
  • I embellished the Victorian lady’s fab-o hat with a metal trinket, flower, and enamel brad.  She’s from The Graphics Fairy.
  • I hand wrote part of the song verse on a K&Co tag, added a Tim Holtz adage ticket and crushed velvet ribbon with a metal “buckle”.  To make the ribbon look more like a belt or strap, I added Walnut Stain Distress Stickles as “holes”.

Linking up to Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy!

: K&Co; Ampad; unknown
Image: The Graphics Fairy 'Ladies Hats'
Stamps: The Rubbermocker Stamp Co.
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’; DI ‘Old Paper’, ‘Vintage Photo’; SU! chalk pastels
Embellishments: crushed velvet ribbon; TH tissue tape ‘Symphony’; TH adage tag; Distress Stickles ‘Walnut Stain’; K&Co Trinket Tag; SU! metal pieces; enamel brad; Darice paper flower

Tools: TH paper distresser; foam ink blending tool; 3M Super77 spray adhesive; foam tape; glue dots; water pen
Misc: cardboard


  1. You're on the right track-nothing wrong with this--love how you attached the flower to her hat.

  2. Beautiful!! Great vintage look too!

  3. Great job! I have to try this style as well- love your ideas!

  4. Great project...the sheet music tie in is very cool.

  5. I think it looks very Steampunk! Good job.

  6. Wonderful!! I'm a newbie to steampunk as well but I love it!!

  7. It looks very good - very much like steampunk!

  8. This is Steampunk, the wonderful imaginary balloon with gondola and the stylish vintage lady perfect. XOXO Zoe

  9. Great piece! Love the handwritten note and how you attached it.


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