Friday, 27 August 2010

Less Steam More Punk! by Nicky Cresswell

Hello lovely people, nice of you to hop on by.
So as you may be able to guess from the title the whole Steampunk wave has hit the crafting world and left me for dust.. 
Don't get me wrong the style is kinda quirky and usually that's totally me but i just can't get my head around it at all!  The best i could manage was this one ickle ATC...
And thats mainly coz i had the fab Inspiration Jar stamps to work with.
I stamped the coggy jar onto the base, Layered up a ferro coated grungeboard key with a couple of wing charms, a timmy gear and 3 photo anchors with a brad in the centre to create the propeller. I then used some green stazon to stamp the plain jar onto some acetate, and i mounted this over the base to encapsulate the piece, held on by faux screw snaps.
So after many further failed attempts.. you could say i ran out of stream!! lol 
All that was left was the Punk!
 Some nice pinky paper, a couple of fab background stamps, {i used dogtooth and punk plaid} Some grungeboard skulls coated in Black and White Enamel Accents, a few stamped and cut out Stars with a bit of bling to finish them off and Jobs a good'en!
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So is there a style you just can't master!!
Why not leave me a comment.. 
I'll pick 3 random winners, each winning one of the above ATC's.
I'll announce the winners next time i post which will be on the 7th Sept so plenty of time to enter.
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Well thats all from me today,
 Have a creative weekend and i'll see you all again soon x


28 comments:

Artyjen said...

Not too hot on the cute and sweetie style me!!! Love to be in the hat to win one of these fab ATC's
xoxo Sioux

joy said...

Cutesy AND steampunk! I like seeing what others can do with both themes; but am not really into either one. Your ATC's are great!

Glennis said...

Steampunk - I don't know this definition at all !! Off to see Mr Google, great style tough

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Jennie said...

Nicky, these look fab to me.. and I can't do cute either just like Artyjen :((
xx

Daniele said...

lovin the steampunk jar atc.
hugs

Helen said...

Think the ATCs are just great! I'd give one a good home.
Those inspiration jars are fab... going on the list!! And how funny, I was messing around with that skull yesterday... just need to finish him off.

Lisa said...

how cool! gimme gimme gimme ;)

Joanne said...

What a different way to use those grunge skulls. I know about steam trains etc. but a bit unsure of the punk bit except the red trousers my son had in the '70s which were covered in zips!
Luv Joanne xx

Piddawinkle said...

I like steam punk and people say my work is like that, but when i look at steam punk stuff it doesnt seem to be like it, so I am confused, Ill just carry on doing my thing and leave the labels for others to put on. Love your punk especially the black skull :)

Tracy Evans said...

Love your ATC's, great colours and I love Steampunk. I'm absolutely hopeless at cute oh and minimal, I just cannot do minimal. I would love to go into the draw to win one of your ATC's. Have a lovely day, Tracy x

Tina said...

Vintage. Can't do it, and it's not for lack of trying!

Lori said...

These are really cool, Minxy. Love the use of the skulls, would have never thought of that!

Kate said...

Lovely ATCs. The whole collage thing leaves me stumped, it never quite comes together.

** Kate **

craftytrog said...

Whatever style these are, they are fab indeed Minxy! xx

Shazza said...

fab stuff x

Deezines Art said...

Love your atc's Nicky - would love to win one - Jacqueline xx.

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS ATCs... I am putting my name down cos I NEED one :O)) xx

Sid said...

Definately an old steamer here Minxy !! LOL

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant, Minxy!

Lucy x

julie m said...

great atcs. would love to have one if i get so lucky.

Paddy said...

What fab atc's. I love the jar stamps - very different. may have to get my purse out again!!!!

patcrafts said...

One of my fave things ATCs and these are fab I would love to win one of them. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cheryl said...

oh wow these really are stunning atcs,just love the style brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

Janeyc49 said...

I am definitely not into cute and sweety style but love your ATC's, I think they have an 'edge' to them - loving the steampunk jar - fingers xd.

Pamela said...

I love the steampunke and I know my teenage daughter will love the punk, especially skulls, she loves skulls!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh, I just luv your projects, esp the Junk Jar!lol....I have an extremely tuff time with CAS, and cute drives me insane!!

Sarah Anderson said...

I love steampunk! so any one of these ATCs would go nicely in my collection lol, although the jar is my favourite :)