Monday, May 5, 2014

Steampunk on retreat

As some of you know I got to go on a crafting retreat with my crafty friends this last weekend!
I worked on a number of projects, but this is by far my favorite!

We stopped into the only scrapbook store in Payson, az
And when we were leaving a very nice lady outside snapped this picture of all of us.
So I sent the picture to, and went to pick the pictures up the next day.
Yep, I had it printed up 8 times,
Then I gave one copy to each of the girls, and I challenged them to use it in some sort of project.
We had a lot of fun getting our craft on!
Here is a fab close-up of the upper corner with som metal gear fabulousness! 
I also stamped in the film strip with staz-on ink.
I obtained thus fun birdcage from one of the other girls,
I colored it with my metallic ink pen, and then distressed it,
Added the dangling metal pieces, and added it to the page with some butterflies in the cage. 
I also borrowed a cogs and gears die cut, 
And used some of my stash of color coredinations black paper
Then I distressed those too. Now looking at them I think they would have been really awesome 
with a little perfect pearls on them! 
I got this great little ruler at an estate sale while we were up in Payson. 
I love what it added to the page. 
Finally, here is a little close up of the butterflies
That I punched out of some metallic looking paper.
Plus you can see a close up of the metal bits and bobs at the bottom of the birdcage.
I'll be entering this into the 
SanDee & Amelie's steampunk challenge: heavy metal
Day 3 challenge at citrus twist: use your embellishments


  1. Great journal page with good steampunk colors. Very good idea with the ruler as awning over the store, and it looks like you ladies had a good retreat.

    Thank you for participating in Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge.


  2. This is pretty cool! LOVE your LO and the steampunk feel to it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SASPC!

    Claudia x

  3. what a cool page. Love the metal accents. Thanks for playing along with Citrus Twist's NSD challenge

  4. What a fun weekend I am sure you had Diana. Love your steampunk themed page

  5. Beautiful page and perfect embellishements.
    Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

  6. Diana, as a thank you for participating in my NSD challenge, i'd love to send you a little prize. could you email me


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