I hope you are all well. WOWZERS!!! What an amazing few days it has been for Sheena and all the team. This launch was much anticipated and it seems that we may have broken the internet at one point or even melted the phone lines..lol... It was right, we stuck another cog on it!
I can't tell you how excited the whole team was about this collection but being a Steampunk myself, I needed peeling off the ceiling! Happy dance time! lol.. and breathe!!!
And it's official, as they said it on the telly! I AM the Time Traveller lol! It's true you know! ;) As Sheena explained I have been a tad excited haven't I? Calm thoughts, chanting and camomile tea... to be honest, all the tea in China wouldn't haven't stopped me being giddy! lol
Steampunk is very craft orientated as many members make their own costumes and gadgets etc....it is also about story telling and creating a character, so with that in mind, I wanted to capture the essence of this in some of my creations, therefore, some of them tell a splendid steampunk adventure!
chapter 1: Firstly I would like to introduce you too Sir Edward Harrison, inventor, as he steps off his time machine and surveys his surroundings.
I thought that the Steampunk Man and the Thingamabob went so well together. You probably can't tell in the photo but he is decoupaged, I can't resist a bit of decoupage and it is so easy with these stamps.
Chapter 2... in which we meet Lizzie, belle of the airways, brave adventurer and travel companion of Sir Edward...What will happen next??
For this card I wanted a background with plenty of depth as if the cogs were coming though the steam. Again, our Lizzie is decoupaged.
Chapter 3... Professor Theodore Ernest is in his lab working on his latest invention...yet, dark beings lurk in the shadows! He is taken, kidnapped by evil genius Herman Luther, who is set on world domination! What lies is store now??
I really loved working on this canvas and combining all the elements from across the collection. It was also fun to create this story, working with all the different textures.
Chapter 4...Finding the lab in disarray and the professor gone, Lizzie and Sir Edward take to the skies in her airship for another adventure...yet it looks like stormy times may be ahead...
I had such fun designing this diorama card and part of the reason for this was so I could suspend a floating balloon inside it. Then other parts of the collection help to also tell this part of the story.
Chapter 5.. On the trail of their friend Lizzie and Edward head north to find the professor...
For this card I really wanted to make something magical and a bit mysterious to create suspense... (And I love northern lights, have you realized yet? lol) I was so touched that Leonie (one of the presenters on Hochanda, for those of you who may not know) said she thought it was "dreamy,...so cool." and that she "loved it." It made me smile inside and out. Thank you Leonie! :D
Chapter 6.... The friends fly on into the storm in search of the professor..
Honestly, how much do I love this balloon? I've always had a love of hot air balloons, there is something quite romantic about them and I hoped to portray that in this card. I think I might have achieved it as Leonie said this was "beautiful and magical." Ooh, I'm soooo overwhelmed by all the lovely responses I have had, I can't tell you, I am truly touched and feel very honoured. I think all of us in the team make things and hope that others will like them but we don't expect the reaction we do receive, it has blown us away. So thank you, thank you, thank you. I may be smiling for months to come.
Chapter 6... Are the Sands of Time running out to save the Professor??
This was the last chapter in my story.. I left it on a cliffhanger as it is now up to you crafty peeps who bought the collection to finish the story.... This clock die and stamp is amazing. I also used the texture paste for the sand pouring through the face.
How brilliant are these pipe stamps and dies? I've loved working with these too! This was designed so it would seem like we were looking into a machine, perhaps the time machine! This is a journal as they are perfect for those too.
Sigh... these cogs... for this I wanted it to look like they were coming towards you out of the steam...
and again, another journal
For this one I was playing with Aquatints too...also love a bit of aged paper..
And here are the 6" cards I created with other parts of the Time Traveller collection..
Well, that was a lost post wasn't it? haha... wait till you see the techniques post! Prepare yourselves..lol.. that will be coming up in the not too distant future.. I can wait to see what other crafty peeps have made with these...