Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Hi peeps,
I know, its been ages since I last posted anything, I haven't really got a good reason other than a lack of self confidence in my crafting abilities and wondering who would be interested in my blog posts anyway. However I have been watching a lot of wonderful crafters on You Tube and blog hopping, as I  love all things arty. Also I recently discovered Craft Stamper magazine, I found a tutorial by Glenda Waterworth from Chocolate Baroque featuring the Steampunk Butterfly stamp set, which co-incidentally my husband had bought me in January :-) So I felt inspired enough by Glenda to have a go (as they say)

Steampunk Butterfly Canvas 

Unfortunately the Tim Holtz tissue wrap taster pack-Melange was sold out, so I had to make my own by stamping  the cogs stamp onto tissue paper. I also Googled 'Steampunk definition' and printed it out onto tissue paper, I was impressed how easy this was, though  I did get in a bit of a pickle trying to get the text straight when I glued it down, as you can see, once its on it is very difficult to move without tearing. The portion of Rose window and the Butterfly were also stamped onto tissue, Glenda says to colour the butterfly on the reverse side of the tissue, which I did, but I recommend NOT to keep turning it over to check how it looks as I managed to colour on both sides ****!!! any way it didn't smudge when I put the glue n seal on Phew.

Really enjoyed choosing and attaching all the keys and cogs, the yale key was my husbands door key from when he was a boy living with his parents I stuck the number 2 on as that was the house number  and the large key is a disabled toilet key I had from when his mum was alive, bit obscure but I liked it. The tiny cogs are watch parts and the little red heart is a brad as are on the butterfly. I like the Q I made, also from watch parts, the rest of the letters are die cut.
I made this as a gift for my hubby for Valentines, my daughter was very sceptical about sticking a load of old keys and cogs onto a canvas for a gift but she likes the finished result so much........she wants one too, only in purple lol
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Art Making
Hugs Lottie


  1. I really like this Steampunk project you created! The colors are gorgeous, and you really did a great job on the arrangement! I like your kitties!
    You can see my blog at http://clarespaperworks.blogspot.com.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you create next!

    Hugs, Clare xo :)

  2. Wow Lottie...... welcome back.... and what a creation you emerge with. TOTALLY FABULOUS......I wouldn't even attempt the techniques you have used here. LOVE, LOVE,LOVE IT !!!!
    Eileen x


Thank you for paying me a visit today and leaving your comment and a little crafty happiness. Hugs Lottie x