Tuesday, 26 April 2011


Steampunked box

Had a lovely Easter Weekend, great weather in the UK during a Bank holiday for a change!

I had planned to paint my hallway but a trip to Hobbycraft and lunch with friends was much more appealing :)

Sunday was spent with friends Sam & Bibi - another crafting session at Sam's this time. 
Sam had bought us all some lovely goodies for Easter - nesting wooden boxes to be altered, beads and charms, a sketch book to alter, a canvas and inkjet transparencies to use for a transfer technique project. Bibi gave us a goodie bag with Hotel Chocolat Eggs, chocolate, cheese biscuits and a skooshie bottle - really handy when your paint dabbers dry up :)
Metal rose, embossed with steampunk texture fade

Cogs and gears - blinged!
  We steampunked our boxes, I actually started out with the top of the box painted in a mix of pink and blue - not my normal style but as you can see it didn't stay that way for long - I had to grunge it up with expresso paint and heirloom gold perfect pearl mist.  The sides are covered in kraft resist paper and tissue tape, and gears cut using the Tim Holtz cogs and gears die - I love my vagabond, makes cutting metal and grungeboard so easy.  Used dressform cut from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers  and stamped Gibson Girl with gears to decorate the top, which I'd covered in metal foil.


My mobile phone chargers now live in this box, instead of falling on my head when I open the cupboard door!


Lesley said...

Love what you have done....so much to look at!!!

Ellen said...

Great job!

paddy said...

looks fabulous - you must of had fun making it

Glitterbee said...

love the transformation since sunday xx

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Paula said...

What a gorgeous box. Fabulous way to spend the Bank Holiday!

Mary's Museum said...

I love your box, great work.

Karen said...

Lovely, and practical too!

LaStamper said...

Yvonne - I love the box. And, you have put it to use saving your head. So glad to see your postings.


Marjie K said...

Great project - those gears are fantastic!