Tuesday, August 2, 2011

woyww -steampunk of sorts

Now this is my first attempt at steampunk and I have almost finished one little ATC.   I have always admired the look but never quite understood the genre/concept.  However, I have committed to this swap so I am trying to pull it all together without embarrassing myself.  While I wait for cogs to arrive I am playing around with the backgrounds.  Don't be alarmed by the hammer, I am using it for artistic purposes i.e hammering in some tiny eyelets.  DH thinks I have lost my mind and I probably have but I couldn't find anything else.

A big thank you to Jingle for my lovely PIF it is perfect.  Thank you.... thank you Jingle.  Sorry that it has taken me ages to post a pic.  I could lie and say I have spent all my spare time working on this swap and hammering the life out of little eyelets.  But, I am  still reading trashy holiday books and I mean really trashy.  So trashy I had to start a whole new collection on my kindle.  Link up to Julia's to see the wonderful creative desks that  DO NOT waste their time on trashy holiday books.

21 comments:

  1. Like you, I love the Steampunk design, but am not sure exactly how to go about creating it for myself. Good luck with the gears and cogs and maybe you can give a few pointers along the way as you make yours for the swap.

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  2. I love a good or is it bad trashy holiday book! LOL! Love the workspace and the PIF. Thanks for sharing your Wednesday (and I do not really get the steampunk thing either) -Amanda

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  3. ooh Steampunk, lurve Steampunk! Fabby desk today hun... There's a giveaway on my desk today ;O))

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  4. I love Steampunk (as my blog will testify too at various times) - fab desk. Nothing wrong with trashy holiday reading. Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet #5

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  5. I keep a hammer in my sewing room for hammering jeans hems :-)
    A x

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  6. I would have no clue where to start making Steampunk anything! So good luck, hope all your stash arrives in time.

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  7. Beautiful PIF! Good luck with the ATC swap. :)

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  8. Well done with the steampunk and enjoy your holiday reading;-)
    Thanks for sharing
    :-D
    Lisa
    #59

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  9. HeeHeeHee...trashy holiday books, steampunk and hammering little pieces of metal. Have you lost your mind? Just kidding. I think you qualify to belong to this Woyww club ;)

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  10. hmmmm,

    I am constantly embarrassing myself, and as a result my art has improved no end...and no one ever feels shy about helping me (aw poor sod factor)

    and trashy novels are a must - how else cana girl get papier mache fodder???

    Dx

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  11. I think we crafters are masters at finding new uses for tools normally found in a handyman's bag - see Dragon's blog for what she does with a blowtorch. Nothing wrong with reading a trashy book now and again - do it myself occasionally :) Elizabeth x #73

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  12. Everything looks very interesting ...is that a lino cutting tool I see ....or a pen and nibs???

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  13. Ah so you have a kindle, Sandra... trying not to turn green. Mm sounds great but think I like a book but can see it would have many other uses kind of long for a notebook or like to be sitting doing this in my lounge room rather than in the computer room, boring!!
    Lovely things happening here today..but must confess have no idea what steampunk is? guess am going to have to google? Thanks for sharing and for popping over, Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

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  14. Love Steampunk and trashy holiday books. got stuck on an author with 20+ books and more coming out so like you sometime is spent reading each day. Love your PIF! Vickie

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  15. I'm not into steampunk, but I do have a hammer at my desk for the eyelets!

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  16. I think your take on steampunk is very successful - love the colours!! Trashy novels are ok too \:D xx

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  17. thanks for the peek. I've done a couple steam punky things, but it's not my forte that's for sure. Have fun doing them.
    Have a great day

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  18. I'd say, looking at your desk, that you have the Steampunk thing licked... fab work!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Oh I love my books (the real ones). I read almost everything, which is where I will be when not doing my crafting. The house will take care of itself eventually. Kidding, I am a good housekeeper. Steampunk looks so fun, but I have not gotten into it. Not sure I understand it. Love your PIF though. #92

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  20. Welcome back Sandra. I too signed up for the Steampunk swap and am feeling a bit intimidated as I'm not quite sure which way to proceed...I have my focal image and I've done my background...I'm just waiting on some moveable parts and cogs to arrive from the NT. I'm sure both of ours will turn out ok.

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  21. keep missing you coz I don't always see the pics or can comment, so quick!!!!! while I can I will!!
    Want to know all about Streampunk!!
    (Lyn)

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