Tuesday, September 29, 2015

True Beauty

Hi Everyone
Thanks for dropping by today.

I usually post for Craft-Dee BowZ on the 1st Tuesday of each month, However since September 1 is the day CDB announces the challenge winner and its also the day all us designers post our inspiration projects, I decided to post on another day. Since there are 5 Tuesdays in September, I pushed my post date to the 5th Tuesday of September, and that's today.And that means that tomorrow is the last day in September. I can't believe October will be here in 2 days, Holy Moly!!!

Each month we designers have a theme for our posts and the theme for September has been Steampunk or Numbers. I chose Steampunk, of course, since its a fun theme. Because I knew this theme was coming up, I have been picking up a few things for this theme and setting them aside. So I finally pulled out all  my goodies and put together this 9"X12" panel. I decided on the layout and hot glued things down. I don't want anything falling off. LOL  Here is the end result.

If you notice this time I didn't make a bow. I made a tassel instead. I thought it was a perfect fit for those keys. Tassels were grand  during the Victorian era. Since Steampunk is Victorian-esque, I thought the tassel would be a perfect fit for this theme.

Here is a close-up of the tassel and it's right by those keys. I used seam binding instead of ribbon or bakers twine to make my tassel. After I finished making the tassel, I cut the dangly pieces in half because I felt they were too wide. I also aged the tassel to appear old and somewhat tattered.


A tassel using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool??  Sure. With that bow maker you can make tassels as well. That tool is so versatile. Donna has a video that walks you thru making a tassel using the CDB tool. Click here to view the video, its only a little over 3 minutes long.

This was a fun project to make and since it's a panel, it will make a nice display in my home.

Background: Canvas Panel (9X12)
Paint: Dina Wakley - Penny (Copper),Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint-  Sea Glass, Black
Dies Used: Tim Holtz/Sizzix Weathered Clock, Sizzix Keys(Really old and out of production) 
Bakers Twine, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, BoBunny Layered Chipboard - Penny Emporium, Jolee's Steampunk Gears,7 Gypsies Frame, Tim Holtz DP, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Embossing Folder - Riveted Metal; Metallic cogs and gears - unknown(In my stash).

Well I hope you enjoyed my project and if you need to make a tassel, the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the perfect answer.

I am submitting my project to the following challenges:
  • Come and Get It  Clear it Out...use a stash item (#42)
  • Eclectic Ellapu - - September - Pink Team ~ Anything Goes, (#165)  Purple Team  ~Use something in your stash that is 6 months or older (#65)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - E3 #18 Anything Goes  (#141)
  • That Craft Place - Mixed Media anything Goes (#10)
  • We Love 2 Create  -  #20 Anything Creative / Mixed Media/ Creative  (#12)
  • Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers  -  p is for steampunk (#10)
  • Creative Artiste Challenge  September - Anything Goes (#66)
  • Fussy and Fancy -  No.148 -  Fantasy (#67)
  • Altered Eclectics Anything Goes (#85)

  • Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you soon.



    Jo said...

    Brilliant.....love the bunch of keys!
    hugs Jo x

    Donna said...

    Fantastic! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our P is for (steam)punk challenge!

    Andree said...

    A fantastic decorated canvas. I love your collection of Steampunk goodies and how you've displayed them.
    Thank you for joining in with the September challenge at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck x

    Chris D. said...

    Oooh! What a fantastic Steampunk inspired canvas! You are right: the tassel goes so well with this theme! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

    Lindsey said...

    That tassel is so perfect for the keys! This is such a great way to showcase all this steampunky goodness. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

    Wheelie Crafty said...

    Wow Awesome work, I love all the elements you have used... Thank you for joining in with the September challenge at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck… We would love to see you gain sometime…

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

    Neva Zver said...

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge. Neva

    Lozzy T said...

    Awesome creation. Love all the detail that you have added..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday for our Fantasy Challenge. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

    Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

    Love the tassel. so Cool. The whole project looks great. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

    Karen Schroeder said...

    Awesome Steampunk canvas! I love all the unique pieces and how you put them together. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!