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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Flying 'Thingamajig'

Good morning, I don't know abut you but I'm about all 'Christmassed out' after weeks of making Christmas cards. Anyway the Stamp of the Month over at Chocolate Baroque is a gorgeous A5 stamp set called Steampunk Butterfly. perfect if you fancy a change from festive projects. There are some fab stamps in this set and  I particularly  loved these 'batty' wings, and thought they would make a great little canvas.

I created the backgorund using acrylic paints and glimmer mists. The clouds were made by applying white acrylic paint with a sponge and then once that was dry sponging pearl acrylic paint along the underside of the clouds. You can see them a bit better in this photo:

I stamped the wings on to silver paper with black archival ink, cut them out and applied them to the canvas with matt multi medium. The 'thingamajigss' are from a box of all sorts of bits and pieces I found in the shed and I'd been saving them for a steampunk project. Apparently it is a radio valve (thanks Elaine) . I added some more wings and then 'Let the Adventure Begin' from Artistic Affirmations which I stamped on tissue paper, embossed in silver and applied with multi medium. I then gave the words a coat of rock candy crackle paint:

I edged the canvas with a sparkly mixture of UTEE, silver embossing powder, microbeads and tiny stars which I adhered with more matte multi medium and heat embossed.
I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity: blingtastic
Crafty Sentiments: all that glitters
Creative Moments: anything but a card

thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Wow. Fabulous creation and very retro - haven't seen one of those valves since I was a kid.
    Beryl xx

  2. You certainly got that little valve looking brilliantly shiny. Very interesting indeed & superbly designed with your blue working beatufiully with the silver & metals.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Oh this is awesome Claire, I love your flying thingamejig and the whole design is brilliant, love it. Hope you have a happy Christmas and a fantastic new year
    Lindsay xx

  4. Hi Claire, Happy Christmas! Ooh now this is fun and fabulous! I love the texture you have created on the clouds, I'm hoping Santa will pop some £ in my stocking as I love that CB stamp set!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight for Challenge #6 Anything But A Card. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again for the next challenge Karen(P) C.M. DT

  5. Your canvas is beautiful Claire. Stunning shade of blue and love how you have made the clouds. Merry Christmas, Nicola x

  6. What a fantastic creation! Love the use of this "thingamejig", my brother would have loved this canvas as he sometimes builds his own radios and stereos. Lovely to see something else besides Christmas card ;-).

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

  7. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)


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