Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Steampunk Wingz

Hi my crafty friends,

I am finally back from my fabulous trip through the Canadian Atlantic Maritimes.  We had a wonderful trip with no major problems but it is so nice to be back home.  I have missed my crafting and my studio.  While I was away I made lots of notes for things I want to make when I got home so I will be sharing those in the next few weeks.

While I was away my friends went to Art Unraveled, an art extravaganza in Phoenix each August.  I am usually gone in August so didn't get to go, I still can't believe they would go without me.  Anyway, my friend Cheri picked up a lovely gift for me and I couldn't wait to start working on it.  I finished it last night so thought I would share.

This laser cut chipboard kit from Grapevine Designs and Studio started out like this:

With a little work and very messy fingers it turned out like this:
What fun, thank you Cheri!!

Her wings and base are covered with dry embossed clocks and gears, on foil tape, from the Tim Holtz line of Texture Fades from Sizzix.  They were then colored using Alcohol Inks from Ranger.  For her face I used a domino stamp, sorry - don't know the brand, stamped on tissue paper and then added using Gel Medium.
I perched her on an old tin that I had in my stash and then added the
idea-ology Letterpress word Wingz.  I embossed each letter with a different color of embossing powder.  The photo below shows the letters close up.

I had so much fun with this and since I see that the current challenge over at
Mixed Media Monthly is  "Get Texty" she will be flying over there as my entry.

Enjoy the rest of the week,


  1. Lovely to have you back S@ndy and glad that you enjoyed your holiday to the Maritimes, one of my favourite places ever! I love your steampunk lady, she is beautiful and looks wonderful on top of that beautiful rusty tin. Love how you did the letterpress too. A great gift from your friend. Anne xxx

  2. What a gorgeous project! She is beautiful with her steampunk wings. Please note our new rules ask that you add our challenge graphic to your post. Thanks for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Donna - thanks for the reminder, DONE!

  3. YAY SANDY!! Welcome home from your road trip! I bet it is nice being home--There's no place like it :) :)
    Fabulous steampunky creation!! These wings look like they can fly!! Good luck at the challenge!! XOXO-Shari

  4. What a great angel project. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  5. She is wonderful!! Love her 'wingz!' Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  6. awesome project!! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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