September 24, 2015

You've Been Steampunk'd

Hi all... it's Creative Embellishment time and I just love working with these chipboard pieces. I needed a box to hold some of my favorite steampunk trinkets and I found this box at Hobby Lobby for $6.99 and I had  40% coupon... Cool huh !

Well that.... became this: 
I love organization and this will be perfect for organizing some ... ( I say some) of my steampunk embellies. I have a Snapguide tutorial that you can follow for step x step procedure, but I will fill you in on a few highlights. 
I used Andy Skinner Industrial Stamp set for the cracked look before painting with Quincadron Gold for that beautiful rusty look. The metal on the sides of the box is actually plumbers tape ran through the Vagabond for the embossing effect. 
The chipboard pieces are all from Creative Embellishments... of course and they have such cool steampunk pieces... I ran the pipe chippies through my Vagabond for the embossing and my steampunk lady had her wings topped with SnowTex for some pretty texture. 
The gears and cogs had Art Basics Graphite Texture Paste added to provide a corrosion and rusty effect. 
The compartments were lined with G45 Steampunk Spells paper and then filled to the brim with wonderfulness. I hope you enjoyed this and that it has inspired you to go and "Create Art" ... until next time... xoxo Toni

Creative Embellishments Chipboard pieces used are: 

I am entering this project in the following wonderful challenges:
That Craft Place Challenge - Steampunk
Anything But Cute - Mixed Media Makeover
Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - September Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays - Add Some Metal

Check out How to Create a Steampunk Box for Trinkets by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie
Your blog is always tries to move me to another page where I don't want to go, ist this some advertising you have linked?

chrissie said...

A terrific creation and great box for your emblies

Thanks for joining in at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Bee and Dee said...

A really super box, it is stunning thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Fantastic makeover Toni! Love the idea and the way you did it!
Thanks for sharing it with us at TioT challenge.

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous make! Thank you so very kindly for joining our Mixed Media Makeover challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous makeover on your bargain find. Love all the little details.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Sandie Gough said...

oh my gosh, I am so glad I popped in, your make is just epic
The details you have put in are lush, such depth has been created :D
We hope to see you next time at
Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

Laurian said...

What a fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month and come back soon!



Lisa Winnard said...

So Cool!!! And so much detail!
Thanks for playing along at Altered Eclectics.
Lisa, AEDT xxx

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