Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Miss Steampunk!

Here she is...Miss Steampunk! So maybe it's not exactly like the Miss America pageant, but here's my piece for the Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations this week. Keeping with Steampunk month, the challenge involves using gears and cogs - such an integral part of the Steampunk style. This style is so fun and imaginative and I loved working on my dress form doll. I chose a vintage photo for her head (Enchanted Mercantile) and cut down a bird cage die cut for her skirt. Both metal and chipboard gears were added; the chipboard ones were given the Krylon pen, sandpaper, and Distress Stain treatment for an aged metal look; I thought a ticking clock would be a good fit over her heart, and tiny watch parts were added as hair accoutrements. The background is a gear stamp from Stampers Anonymous - always liked that one with its link to Cleveland - reminds me of living near there - and the Steampunk word is from Oxford Impressions.

Here's a closer look of her hair-do!

Hope you'll play around in the Steampunk style and add a project to the Gingersnap Creations blog post HERE. The challenge runs until August 7th - plenty of time for you to join in!

18 comments:

Nancy said...

This is just wonderful!

jackid said...

this is fabulous love such a great steam punk card I do like this style you can do almost anything I love the idea of using a bird cage for the skirt great idea
Jacki xx

lynne said...

Sizzling Steampunk this is fabulous Penny.
Your eye of detail is always astonishing but this piece of art showcases it so well.
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

Loving your piece Penny and so clever to use the birdcage in this way. Annette x

Lori said...

Love this Penny! So steampunk, yet it definitely has your style! Love it!

VicR said...

I always admire your Art.
This piece is positively WOW!
LOVE it

Martina2801 said...

Marvelous!!! Oh my gosh what can I say !!!
What an amazing steampunk creation, I just love everything about it.

Nancy said...

Very, very cool!!!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love love love the mechanical lady!

Linda64 said...

She is totally utterly amazing. Love all her bits and pieces . Great design!!

Trishia said...

Turning a birdcage die cut into a steampunk skirt frame is brilliant -- or just typical Penny, I should say:) LUV it!

Shar said...

Way TOO cool! Love your mechanical miss!

- - Sheryl - - said...

love it!!!

bad penny said...

Hi Penny ! I love love love this . Not doing much " making " at the moment so might join in xx P xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful Miss Steampunk, love all the cogs and gears.

2amscrapper said...

incredible art!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Very, very cool!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Very, very cool!