:( Sad. :( Sad. :( Sad. :(
:( This week is the last week for Make My Monday's steampunk month. :(
I have to admit--I really was thinking about passing up the whole steampunk thing. I'd never done it and was wary of buying stamps I thought I'd never buy. BUT--I'm so glad I didn't! I've learned so much this month and I've had such fun! Plus, everyone I've shown my creations has loved them and so I know that people will continue to love steampunk cards from me!
Anywho, I REALLY enjoyed this week's challenge (found here). It was to make a creation using steampunk and the creation could be anything...except a card!
I had an empty nut jar, and I knew that it was fate!
Here's the project~
I used an interesting color scheme--gold, silver, brown/yellow, and blue. I wanted to make the jar into something I could give away as a gift to someone. I used the sentiments "hello" and "time flies" so that I could give the jar to a friend I haven't seen for a while. :)
I used ribbon around the lid and as a bow...I think ribbon is very Victorian, don't you think? I also used lots of metal on the project--especially to accent the dry embossed gears. Since I used the sentiment "time flies" on top of the jar, I put clocks around the whole jar.
Close up of the front panel~
Close up of the clocks around the side~
And more details~
I wanted a cool top, so I used paper to create a rosette with a sentiment on top of it. Rosette are
trés Victorian, non?
Close up of the top~
What do you think? I was so pleased with how it turned out!
Thanks for looking--I appreciate you!!! Thanks, gals MMM, for another fabulously awesome challenge--cannot wait until next week! Happy crafting!