June 26, 2014

Guess What Time It Is?

That's right... it's time to let those industrial creative wheels rollin'... As many of you know I ♥ Steampunk... and the challenge this week at "Sandee's & Amelie's" is creating a steampunk masterpiece using "Shades of Grey, Blue & Rust". And also at Simon Says Stamp the challenge is "I Ought To Use This More".
The two items I Ought to Use More are: canvases (I have a ton and seem to hoard them) and my Oxford Impression stamps, I adore their details
Project titled "When you run out of steam ... make ART" It was my birthday yesterday turning another year older doesn't bother me in the least, in fact I appreciate where I have come from and what I have learned thru the years and treasure what is happening in my life right now at this moment... but yesterday I was feeling really down, and depressed and my body ached and I really just wanted to stay in bed. My daughter (aka... BFF) recently moved to NYC and though I am super happy for her, I am missing her more than I ever imagined. Some days I quite frankly have no energy to do anything and I know it has a lot to do with her being gone.
Don't let me kid you .... we talk once maybe twice a day... yea I know what your thinking... get a grip lady ! When she told me she wanted to transfer her job from California to NY I quite frankly was so excited for her. I have always encouraged her to follow her heart, experience life and my door is always open for her to come home to. We've both agreed that if NY becomes her new home, I will in deed move there because I need to be with her and my future son-n-law (no one in mind as of yet) and my future grandchildren.
Some days are good, some days aren't so good... today actually was better... so see I know it's just a matter of missing my girl. Alright, enough of that... back to my project. Art can really revive me... I put on my music or favorite movie and next thing I know its several hours later.

For more wonderful inspiration, and if you ♥ Steampunk, be sure to drop by Sandee's & Amelie's challenge blog and have some fun.  And if you want to challenge yourself to something new every week... check out Simon Says Stamp... they never disappoint.
For a detailed tutorial on how I accomplished this canvas, check out my SNAPGUIDE tutorial below or visit my SNAPGUIDE website for more inspiring projects.
Check out How to Create Mixed Media Steampunk Canvas by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.


die amelie said...

What a brilliant Steampunk make this is! LOVE it! Beautiful texture and design! And awesome colours too!

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful creation with us at SASPC!

Claudia x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This canvas is incredible! I loved just sitting here taking in all of the different elements you included so skillfully. For starters, the color palette is gorgeous and I love all of the layers and patterns you wove into the background. I also liked that you used two different kinds of fonts for your fabulous sentiment and how "art" had the emphasis. Your attention to detail is fantastic, even down to the bits of bling coming out of the smokestack! You've got a great eye for art and I think this piece perfectly reflects how you described your aesthetic in your profile. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this piece and am so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Little Artbee said...

Very amazing canvas, full of fantasy and creativity. I like it very much. Nice to meet you at SASPC!
Dear Greetings

Suzanne C said...

What beautiful texture and blend of colors! Love the depth with the embellishments and the vintage image! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "I Ought to Use More of this".

Maura said...

So much detail! Great little canvas

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.