Friday, August 17, 2012

Steampunk Journal Page

Finished this page today for a challenge on one of my Yahoo groups. This one gave me some fits and I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to finish it but I sat in my craft room today until it was done. I love steampunk so I'm surprised that it was so tough for me. 
I am really loving the bright colors so this time instead of grunge I went with brights. Maybe that's why it was so tough. 
First thing I did with this page was used some wall spackle from Home Depot and a template to create the dimension on the left hand side of the page. That needs to dry for quite some time and at the time I had no idea what I was going to do with the page, I just wanted to try the spackle. haha! So it's been sitting around for quite some time. When I got the journal challenge and saw that it was Steampunk, I knew that I wanted to use this page for it. The page was completely white so I sprayed it with a combo of Dyan Reaveley sprays and the Tim Holtz color wash sprays. It made for some bright goodness! I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot to go over the spackle and make it stand out much better.
After that I worked on stamping the background a little with misc stamps and  also used black paint and a gear stencil. 
Everything else just kind of came here and there for the page, I wrote the words out on cardstock and cut them out all crooked and made "tickets" out of the words on the left side.
There is a mixture of Tim Holtz Die cute and Wendy Vecchi stamps for the page to come together. 
 


 

9 comments:

  1. This is wonderful wonderful!Great use of the dies and the colors are fun and brilliant.
    hugs,
    susan s.

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  2. FANTASTIC spread. I'm so happy that you were challenged and pushed yourself through it.

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  3. Gorgeous! I LOVE the bright colors!

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  4. It's gorgeous, Claudine! Love your Dylusions and the mix of stamps/stencils. Fantastic pages!

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  5. Wow! Those colors are brilliant. Lots of layers creating depth - very pretty!

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  6. I like the silhouettes against those striking background colors.

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  7. love the bright colors and the background is just gorgeous! Beautiful job! TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comast.net

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  8. you are flying in from COLO. to work with Tim? I would think he is on the west coast more often than the east. See you there!

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  9. Just gorgeous Claudine! And what a cool design as well! WOW!

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