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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make My Monday - Challenge 17 - SteamPunk - Anything But a Card


Really excited about the Make My Monday Challenge! I learned when going to their site for this week's challenge that I had been selected as one of the Top Three for last week's Challenge 16. I am both humbled and honored at being selected from all the beautiful entries. This is my first ever being selected at any Challenge so I am just thrilled. Check out the other winners noted as part of this week's challenge. You won't be disappointed!


This week, for Challenge 17, we wrap up SteamPunk with the specification of "SteamPunk -Anything But a Card." I am a card maker! I admit it. This is the second challenge in the past few days where I am stretched to go beyond a card base for my canvas. I searched my art studio and came up with this very handsome black box. It contained my Yearly Calendar that I purchased at Barnes and Noble at the begining of 2011. It was so gorgeous, 8.5" by 10.5" that I had previously tore off the front label and set aside for another day. For Challenge 17, I decided to decorate the top of the box in preparation to give the box and possible contents as a gift to someone. (My digital camera broke a few days ago and I am trying to get use to my husband's new camera so please forgive the shadows and waviness until I figure it all out. Not very mechanically incline, I'm afraid.)



I am really enjoying SteamPunk, have ordered some new stamps, but they have not yet arrived, and so I set to work with what I had on hand. I used two stamp plates by Artistic Outpost, Whimsical Melange and SteamPunk. I did a lot of ink distressing with Brushed Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen.



I added sprockets by Tim Holtz, sewing snaps, jump rings from my attempts at jewelry making, and tried to make a pair of spectacles from jewelry wire.


Not sure yet who will receive this box, but I think it will make someone happy. Looking forward to seeing what else everyone else comes up with and very curious about the new theme for October! Take care and thanks for dropping by. Best, Yvonne

11 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic steampunk creation, wonderful stamping.

Jacqueline said...

Simply stunning - you are so deserving of the top 3 and I am so glad you are enjoying our Steampunk challenges at Make My Monday - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous Steampunk, the stamps are great. Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Yvonne.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Mynnette said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love all of your colors! Congrats on being top three with me last week. :) Isn't it a good feeling? This is the only challenge at which I've ever been honored. :)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Yvonne, you've done it again - created a brillant piece of Steampunk art!!!! Your top 3 spot last week was so deserved. See you next month at Make My Monday for a new monthly theme????? I do hope so!

Cazro said...

Hi Yvonne, It's been said but you certainly deserved your Top 3 slot last week. Congratulations. You have proven this week you do have a flair for Steampunk, your box is very interesting. Whoever gets it will appreciate it. Thanks for being with us again. at MMM. Caz

Cath said...

Another great piece this week and congrats for last week, it looks like you have got SteamPunk covered. Thanks for joining in with us again over on Make My Monday.

Cathx

Terry said...

Another fun and fabulous steampunk creation! Love this! Congrats on your Top 3!!! Have a lovely weekend!

Fliss said...

Amazing piece of artwork Yvonne. Fabulous stamping and colours.
Thanks for joining in with Make My Monday's final steampunk challenge. Lovely to see you there.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suzi B said...

First of all congratulations on achieving top three last week. Your entry this week is both fun and colourful... thank you for continuing to enjoy MMM. Look forward to seeing you next week with the new challenge.
Suzi B :)