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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Steampunky Album

I have been working on this book for a while now and finally finished the final page today.  I have used several techniques for the embellishments.  So here goes....

The outside of the album I covered in two different coloured ribbon.. as you can see lol.  I then strengthen between the pages with the beige ribbon and tied at the spine.

 This page I used my duct tape technique, embossing folders, black acyrlic paint and rub n buff to finish off.  I used chain links for the centre of the flower.

 This one i used TH crackle embossing powder for the envelope and flower and used spray mist to brighten it up.  Tags were run through embossing folders.

 I used duct tape again for the backing and the trifold wallet for photos and used mod podge with coloured tissue paper for the dress form. The flower and cotton reel I made myself and wrapped raffia round it

Yayy duct tape agin lol. with rub n buff.  A bottle cap with glossy accents on top to hold it together.  The tags have been heat embossed and TH inks over the top

 I used foil for the pocket and used pen for faux rivets nd used black acrylic paint after using wire wool over the top to scratch it.  May not see it all that well in the pic though.  I then sprayed with copper.  The tags have been run through embossing folders and rub n buff again.  Just love that stuff lol.  I used an eyelet with travel written on it and they turn to use all the tags.

I used a Kanban stamp for the dress form and cut it out and layered it up.The pocket and dress form had the crackle embossed effect again. I used rub n buff over them as well as the flower.

I embossed and rubbed over with distress inks on this page.  The flower I made myself using cordinations.

I used postcards for this page with embossing, TH inks, and mist.  The flower was made out of parcel paper.

I used TH clock face die.  I stamped and embossed clock faces and used crackle accents over them.  I used some packing from a TH product and placed the faces inside.  I was chuffed with that bit of recycling lol.  

This envelope was made using glue and burning it, moulding it with my fingers and then rubbed and buffed.  The flower, key and lock were made the same way.  The corner die is memory box.

Everything was wither put together by me or altered using different techniques.  The book plates were either coloured by inks or paint and then crackled.  Every page has an internal large photo mat decorated with the same papers used for the pages. 

I know this is a pretty brief description and think I have covered it all.  I may add to it during the week if not too tired lol.....

Hope you enjoyed your visit and would like you to call again sometime soon

Hugz Elaine xxx


  1. Wow what a fantastic project Elaine - you gave used so many wonderful techniques! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck in the draw.
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  2. So very impressive Elaine!! This must have taken a great deal of time but the end result is so wonderfully creative :)

  3. Wow!! This is amazing! All the layers and different elements! What a great project! Thanks for playing along at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  4. WOW,WOW,WOW...Fabulous album all the elements great design..Brilliant creation... Hugs May x x x

  5. What a fantastic album, Elaine! I really love the clock face page. This must have taken hours and hours if not days! Wonderful job.

  6. What a fabulous project! It's just awesome! I've never heard of the duct tape technique and will now have to check it out. SO many wonderful details - a treasure and a work of art.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. Your blog is beautiful I love your work............Lis

  8. Very interesting project. Love your ideas and all that texture. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week.

  9. Beautiful project, supberb. I have been trying to get in touch. Please send me an

  10. OH! MY! WOW!!!!! These are all SO SUPERB!!!! I am REALLY intrigued by your techniques you listed... Duct Tape??? WHAT??? lol

    Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  11. Great Creation..Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges. Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  12. Wow fantastic project Elaine. So many wonderful elements and such details. A great project for our Anything but a Card challenge at Come and Get It this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and good luck in the draw. Regards Meighan

  13. Thanks for joining our final challenge of "Distressing" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  14. Lots of very interesting and unique techniques! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  15. oohh love this! So much to look at- and so much fabulous texture and embossing! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  16. This a real labour of love, Elaine! So many beautiful details. Unbelievably brilliant. I could look at all day...I might just do that! LOL

  17. WOW what wonderful creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  18. I hope you are proud of this gorgeous project - you should be!!! it's fabulous. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles this week

  19. Super. What a great item! Love how much time you spent on this creation. Very cool. Enjoy your sunday and thanks for joining us over at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs Eva xx.

  20. very beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

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  21. A stunning project. I love the duct tape - such a fab technique. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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