This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Bombshell's Ms. December, Torrey, challenged us to create a Steampunk Project this monthusing our Bombshell stamps and digi images. Well, the challenge terrified me! I really wasn't quite sure WHAT Steampunk was, so I Googled it and this is what I found:

From Wikipedia: Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

So, what I found out is that anything "steam-powered", gears, or clockworks would work for Steampunk. I checked around for Steampunk-themed crafting items and oh, my...there are tons available out there!! Tim Holtz is a great one!!! So, with my Bombshell images and crafting supplies in hand, I delved into the world that is Steampunk...and, much to my amazement, I enjoyed it!!! My Steampunk project is a wall-hanging, but I need to find a frame to fit it (guess I should have thought of that first!!) The page is actually a recycled page from a wedding photo album. The gold-striped "frame" was already on the page and I just slipped some Steampunk-themed DSP into it.

The page measures approximately 8" x 9". I'll have to keep looking for a frame that I like and that will fit properly.

I used my beloved Bombshell Angel image and the Bombshell Halloween Costumes digi-images. Yes, it's a Halloween costume but with the top hat and cape, I thought it looked steampunk-y enough to use.

These images are cut from the Steampunk Debutante designer paper from Graphic 45 and layered onto cardstock.

The words "Steampunk Debutante" are actually cut from the cover of the Steampunk Debutante designer paper from Graphic 45. I added a couple of brads.

I hope you've enjoyed my first Steampunk project. As much fun as I had making this, I'm sure it won't be my last! Please visit the Bombshell Stamps blog for more Steampunk inspiration! You will NOT be disappointed!!!

Stamps: Bombshell Angel, butterflies from Butterfly Queen, Halloween Costume Digi-images
Papers: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Steampunk Debutante Collection DSP (Graphic 45)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Timepieces and Game Spinners, 1/16" hold punch, antiqued copper brads (American Crafts), recycled page from old wedding photo album, glue dots, dimensionals


  1. Wow Mary. Thanks for the information. Ive wondered what it was. The wall hanging is great. Lots of interesting stuff in it. Rose

  2. This is so great. You nailed it. Now where are you going to put it. lol I love the way you added the metal embelishments

  3. You totally rocked this challenge! It might have been outside of your "comfort zone", but you'd never know from your piece.

    It's totally fabulous!

  4. What an awesome project!!! Cool embellishments- you rocked this!!! i hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

  5. this is pretty cool, I love all the little details


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