Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Leslie Rahye's Red, White, and Blue Summer Steampunk Blog Hop

Hello everyone, and welcome back to this edition of Leslie Rahye's Red, White, and Blue Summer Steampunk Blog Hop.  Please join me and the other talented artists participating in today's blog hop for some fun and creative ideas using... what else, red, white and blue.

 I made this card using the Mary Vogel Lozinak Steampunk Owl from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, which I had previously stamped onto Clayboard (aka Stampbord) by Ampersand, colored with Clayboard Inks, and cut out using a scroll saw.  (For more information on how I made this cute little guy, please see my earlier post from 27 May 2012.
I also used Spellbinders' dies from Donna Salazar's Sprightly Sprockets set to make the various parts of the balloon.  After die cutting different sizes of sprockets from the GCD Studio's Independence paper collection,  I layered them using foam dots to add dimension.  I  added Tim Holtz Idea-ology gears and spinners to "punk" it up a bit more.
For the balloon rope, I wrapped a piece of wire with more wire and attached one end beneath the balloon and the other end beneath the owl.  Yes, it took just a little bit more time to make, but I liked that look better than using twine or ribbon.
Well, I sure hope you enjoyed my summer steampunk card, and please be sure to visit all of the other blogs for more inspirational ideas and just downright good fun!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a terrific Summer!!!



  1. Such an interesting and intriguing project. Your work is beautifully executed and oh so unique!

  2. Love the combination of the owl and a clock made of gears!!!! Great project!!!! TFS!

  3. Love the idea for the balloon. Fantastic concept.

  4. I love this! I have been petting the gears for a while now and you know I love Mary Vogel Lozinak!!

    Thank you for being a part of my RedWhiteBlue blog hop!

  5. What a lovely card! i really like how the wire looks, ut was worth the extra time it took to wrap it!

  6. I just LOVE you steampunk owl! Thanks so much for linking up with us! I'll be posting it on our Facebook fan page as well, and please let me know if you have anything at all to share (anytime) so I can post it on our Creative Community Blog.

  7. That's totally adorable and that owl just superb ! x Fab

  8. You're so right! I love these stamps. Your use of that little owl is super and makes quite an impact on the piece. Your pal,