Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Steampunk canvas

Good morning! When I saw the current challenge over at the East Wind I knew I'd have to find time to join in! Steampunk is one of my favourites! I know it doesn't appeal to everyone so I don't often make cards using this, inspired by some of my lovely blog buddies, I decided to make a mini canvas.I painted the canvas with white acrylic  because my gesso smelt awful, think it had gone off :(  then used distress inks to stencil the background cogs.The image I've used is this month's freebie from The East Wind, it's just a beautiful hair! I coloured using my copics then added the 'hair' using stamped and embossed cogs, just cut an aperture to fit her face into. I fitted it through the Tim Holtz clock die cut which has been embossed using frantage. I stuck this to the canvas adding the metal sentiment and a tiny stamped clock. I added some wings to the stamped embossed sentiment and then finished off with metal buttons and laser cut wooden cogs. I so enjoyed making this even though I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with it!
Thanks for visiting today, hope you're enjoying a good week!
Challenges entered:
theeastwind #52 Steampunk
alteredeclectics -April challenge ATG
rheddscreativespirit April Challenge  ATG
creativecorner embossing powder
leftofcenter #124 embossing


  1. I love your canvas it looks awesome. I like steampunk but don't make it often too because not many people like it. Thank you for sharing it at the Creative Corner Challenges.
    Greetings, Veerle-DT

  2. Fabulous canvas Chris, I love the way you have used the cogs for hair it looks great.

    Pat xx

  3. This is stunning, love steampunk, love the image and love your canvas x

  4. WOW!!...FANtastic Chris..I love how you made her hair with the cogs..wonderful butterfly it.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  5. what a beautiful canvas - I too love steampunk but not made anything using that style for ages - you have inspired me to get on with such a project. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  6. Oh wowzer Chris what a fantastic canvas I love that image also the Steampunk theme this is awesome
    lorraine x

  7. Well to be totally honest, and I try very hard to be, Steampunk doesn't float my boat, but this is a great canvas and I can appreciate the time and effort you have put into it, very clever design and a lovely creation in the style.

    Kath x

  8. Totally love this Chris! huggles Sue xx

  9. What an amazing canvas! I saw this over on LOC and had to come comment. Fabulous use of Unky's freebie and sooooo creative. Love,love,LOVE! xxD

  10. A Wonderful creation Chris..I LOve this face! BRilliant colours and design..
    I did a double take on you using the TH clock! FAB idea to use in round the image.
    LOve it.

  11. Wonderful canvas, I love the cogs and gear hair you made! Thanks for joining us at LOC challenges.

  12. Oh WOW this is so different to your normal style Chris! BUT, I LOVE IT! This really is stunning. Judy x

  13. Oh WOW this is so different to your normal style Chris! BUT, I LOVE IT! This really is stunning. Judy x

  14. I love steampunk and this is terrific! Fabulous use of all the elements! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  15. Very stunning, love this! Thanks for sharing w/ us at LOC!

  16. I love steampunk and you rocked this challenge, Chris. This is such a gorgeous canvas and the way you inserted the face into the weathered clock is so clever and effective. The details are very cool on this canvas! Thanks so much for joining our Steampunk/Industrial/metal Challenge at The East Wind. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ THE EAST WIND

  18. Beautiful canvas and I love that image. Thank you for sharing this with Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa(DT).

  19. This is great, I love the gorgeous colour of the cog hair. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.