Very quick post from me today - again, please excuse typo's as am just looking at my keyboard to avoid the screen making me retch. (Charming!)
A while ago I signed up to a Chunky ATC swap on UKScrappers. As with everything at the moment I got disgracefully late with my ATC but my swappee was very gracious and patient. My recipient was Chris and she wanted hers to be in a Steampunk theme like Graphic 45 and she likes grunge. Well, I must admit I do like looking at pictures of Steampunk but I had absolutely no idea what the 'rules' were when actually making Steampunk items. However grunge, well... like a pig in muck with the grunge theme I am! So this is what I came up with...
As you can see, I sort of latched on to Victorian and cogs...
The image is from a beautiful Itkupilli collage sheet entitled Lost Beauties. She has been over stamped, texture pasted and painted to within an inch of her life.
The back - more texture past, stamping and paint.
The whole thing was then absolutely smothered in Glossy Accents - hence the terrible pictures. Should have taken them pre-glossing.
I fear she ended up more of a grungey Goth than Steampunk. I did like the end result and was a bit sad to send her off in the end. I'm always glad when I feel like that and just hope she was what Chris had hoped for.
My sender was Jill. For my theme I had asked for either a Mojo buddy or something to do with Ravens/crows. This is what Jill sent me...
Isn't he fab? I love all that metal embossing. It's very tactile.
So there we go - I'm slowly, slowly coming out of this icky fog I've been in. Slowly catching up on things. Hopefully I'll be posting more soon.
If you're still with me, thanks for hanging around and as always, for stopping by :)