Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thomas the Time Traveler

This month at Gingersnap Creations we are focusing on the Steampunk style. A huge component of steampunk is fantastic bits and pieces of machinery in juxtaposition with great Victorian elements.


As promised in my July 4th post, here is my second Studio 490 pocket watch -- this time in steampunk style.  I made it for GC Spicy Supply Challenge #110: Gears, Cogs, and Watch Bits.



While I was at my favorite art store (Prairie Art Stamps) Saturday, I geared up for this project by looking at all the bits and pieces behind the counter. I settled on this very cool brass chain for the pocket watch. I already had the Tim Holtz gears and well as a packet of gears from a monorail adapter that dh donated to my ephemera collection. I added a long shank gold snap and a brass "T" for Thomas the Time Traveler


Our Gingersnapper sponsor this month is Dezinaworld.  I used her lovely image of the man holding his stop watch.
http://dezinaworld.blogspot.com/

I layered it on top of a clock face that I found at the Graphics Fairy. (YAY me for learning how to layer a ping file on top of a jpeg file!)
I must remember to link this to Brag Monday.


I painted the watch with Metallic Gold Adirondack Paint Dabber.  I stamped a small scroll on top with Versa Mark and heat embossed with gold powder.


I hope you're mechanically minded and will link your creations to GC110 by August 7th.  Challenge details and inspiring art from the Gingers and Guests are found at Gingersnap Creations. There will be 10 Ginger Gems announced on August 9th.  One randomly drawn winner from the qualifying participants for this challenge will become our new Home Page Artist for a week as well as winning a voucher for use in the Dezinaworld store worth $20.00 US. So get in gear!

(This leaves me just the third pocket watch to complete in an Alice in Wonderland theme.)

27 comments:

craftattack said...

Love your Thomas!! Valerie

Willy said...

What a fabulous piece!

Vada Schutz said...

Oh My Goodness Girl, You are killing me.... This is outstanding. This should Gear Up a few of our players!!!! TFS... Hugs Vada

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely Fantastic! I LOVE it!

~Linda

Terry said...

Wow, this is so cool! Love the theme!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
Me Again!
I just visited Penny to see her Steampunk artwork and now I am viewing more incredible Steampunk art. Wonderfully, inventive artwork.
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

So loving your Thomas the Time Traveller pocket watch, brilliant work as always Helene. Annette x

Nancy said...

This is so great! Love, love, love it!

Lori said...

This is AWESOME! I totally love it!

busymartha said...

Over the top Helene! I love this piece, you out did yourself on this one!

Carla said...

OMG that is just adorable......totally love what you did!

Starr said...

Wonderful creation! I would love to spend time in your favorite shop.

Deb (dcorder) said...

Great minds!! I think I love your watch more than mine!! Grin.

Sharon said...

Thios is the most amazing piece of artwork!!!! Love the steampunk theme too!! Great watch!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Yay for you, is right! Keep learning, keep creating! :)

PetraB said...

Absolutely awesome!

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, I am head over heels in LOVE with this piece!!!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the beautiful pieces and layers, outstanding!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Stunning work!!! Every detail counts, nothing extraneous or left out. You really know what looks good and how to make it shine! Great work!
Rose

Cathy said...

Wow, fabulous piece! Great work!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh MY !! This is just stunning !

Marie

Shar said...

Totally cool and totally steampunk!!

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhhhhhhh wow !!!!!!!!! i love this one its gorgeous so clever, so creative and so steampunk my friend.
i thought i had commented but i cant have so hope this time it shows
hugs June xxxxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a great piece.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning, fabulous piece!

Heather said...

I just LOVE LOVE This...saw it at The flying unicorn...it turned out FABULOUS Helene!!

- MAODREN - said...

Very nice

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