Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Graphic 45 - Steampunk and TIM HOLTZ are NEW ARRIVALS at Scrapbook Zone

You may have been wondering where I have been during the month of March... I participated in an awesome Art Retreat April 1-3.  It took some time to prepare for the three-seven-hour-days of projects.  Plus, if we choose to participate in several swaps that took even more of my time.  There was a fat book swap which we had to prepare 10 pages by March 11th.  I was the individual who put the ten books together.  We had a mini piece of art to prepare that cost less than $3.00 and a bag of stash from our studio to exchange.   My Steampunk altered box (below) was my first day project.  Over the next week I plan to share more of my projects, the fat book and the wonderful treats we received from the retreat. 

If you love altered art and Steampunk... You are going to love the Steampunk collection from Graphic 45!  You will find it at the Scrapbook Zone.  Also on display in the store is my Steampunk altered cigar box.   

In the box is a vinatge photo, you could use a family photo if you choose to make your own altered box or scrapbook layout.  If you look closely you will find: a metal bobbin, candlestick game piece, king from a chess game, empty thread spool covered with Graphics 45, bead, dollhouse piano, vintage kalalilies, square nail, old key, pen nib, wooden fluerdelis, button and black dresden foil.  Key hole - Melissa Francis, clock face and metal gears Tim Holtz, chip board clock hands and gears - Scrap FX Embellishments, gems - i rock.

Stamps: Measuring tape - unknown, Men with Ferris Wheel and Hot Air Baloon- Artistic Outpost, Column-  , Pen- , Woman Face (behind the lock) -

Papers Graphics 45, old sheet music and tissue paper from a dress pattern.

Front of the box- Graphics 45 paper, with Black Stickles on the wings.

Back of the box - Graphics 45 paper, you can see the drawer pull. 

Inside close ups shoots. Chipboard gears are inked in gold and black.  Picture frame is old chipboard painted to give it the old distressed look.  The Ferris Wheel stamped in the background is Artistic Outpost as is the Hot Air Balloon stamped on tissue and adhered to the photo.  

Blue & white bead for added dimension.  My glue of choice in this project was Weldbond.  It is a great glue that has been compared to some of the strong glues without the smell!

Piano a piece of doll house furniture. 
 Look at the wonderful papers that just arrived at the Scrapbook Zone. 

 All the images are beautiful.  
They would make terrific vintage cards. 

We are talking about offering an altered box class at the Scrapbook Zone.  
If you would like to make a beautiful altered box and live in Kitsap County
 please call the Scrapbook Zone and let them know you are interested.  
Get on the list to be called.

Each altered box is so much fun to make,
every box is 
one of a kind!
Everyone is a treasure...

Scrapbook Zone
9621 NW Mickelberry, Ste. 106
Silverdale, WA 98383


Lynn Stevens said...

Be still my heart Lyneen, I LOVE your steampunk box, I have those papers and there so cool!
Wonderful work
hugs Lynn

ScrappyPam said...

Your box is fabulous! You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Lyneen - this is absolutely beautiful! I'm in love with the Steampunk Debutante papers! I bought the 8x8 size pad, and am thinking I need to splurge and get the 12x12 size too. And the what a wonderful way to use them - that box is fantastic!

Chris said...