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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Escaping the Machine

This week the challenge over at Gingersnap Creations is GC110 Gears, Cogs and Watch Bits.  The whole of July's challenges are being very kindly sponsored by Dezinaworld and some of the imagery I've used has been donated by them for this project.

I bought my background machine image from a secondhand book shop which sells plates from old books.  I cut it out and then used an the steampunk alterations die to create my cogs.  I used black UTEE on them all and sprinkled a little embossing powder into the last layer.

I used the mini gears from the movers and shapers alterations die set to cut some further cogs in metal and metal mesh.

The wording is from a dymo machine and the winged wheel is by The Artistic Stamper.

I haven't done a steampunk layout before although I've always loved the style so this was fun to do.  I've got some photos of old mining equipment to scrap and I'm going to attempt to use a steampunk style on them.  If this turns out OK, I'll add it to the blog ... 

Hope this inspires you to join the challenge! Have a crafty weekend! x


  1. Very Cool!! Great work...Kim xx

  2. Great project, you have captured the steampunk style, I love it :) Look forward to seeing the scrapbook layouts... Brenda x

  3. Alexa, this is magical. I adore it.
    thanks for doing an incredible job with the steampunk
    hugs June (dezinaworld )

  4. Lovin' it! Awesome steampunk!

  5. I would have to say that you nailed this theme! Love your Steampunk design! Very cool!

  6. Terrific LO and loving the way you have done your cogs.

  7. Fantastic image and great use of all these gears.

  8. Brilliant work on this one. Love how you did this one.
    hugs June xxxx


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