Thursday, September 29, 2011

steampunk key ring

It's the last week of steampunk at Make My Monday. This week they want anything but a card.
I have a key ring for this challenge.
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I had a real blast playing with inks and paint for this project.

It's a chunky sandwich of linoleum, corrugated cardboard and acetate. Except for the acetate and brads, all other materials are recycled.

The linoleum is cut from what used to be a table cover. It got torn in a couple of places, and as time goes by, the rips got longer and longer. I used that for the clock topmost layer. Don't you just love steel rule dies? The lino has been coloured with alcohol inks.

The centre portion is a circle of acetate. Originally, I wanted to use embossed acetate for that. However, after inking, the embossed effect got lost.  So I decided to settle for a text stamp, instead.

The cogs on the clock side is cut from corrugated cardboard, and layered with the inked acetate from earlier. The clock hands are also corrugated cardboard, but heat embossed in copper. A little cog keeps them clear from the acetate cogs, and lets the hands move freely. There is a brad that runs through nearly all the layers in the centre.

The bits and bobs on the other side are cut from cardboard boxes. They have been embossed, inked with DIs, and highlighted with gold acrylic paint.
I like it that they look like metal. Really nice and busy.
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The brad legs have been hidden under one of the cogs, and another brad with short legs have been glued into place. Rhys wants this key ring, so he's got his name on it.

All dies are from sizzix, and the embossing folder is from cuttlebug. Text stamp from Viva Decor.

Challenges :

Thanks for stopping by!
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Mynnette said...

Oh, wow! This is so absolutely fabulous! I'd love to have a key chain like this! Great job!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece of work, love it, very creative. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Jacqueline said...

Love this - stunning piece of steampunk artwork. Thanks for joining us again at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

Nancy Wethington said...

This is seriously amazing! I have never seen a more clever keyring. Love how you re-used worn out things as well. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW!! I'm gob smacked this is just awesome hun!!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Candy C said...

Hello! Your steampunk key ring is fabulous! I love how you incorporated all of the gears, etc. to make such a unique and wonderful piece! You'd never know it was leftover stuff!!! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hilde this is STUNNING. It would make a fabulous gift ..... Thank you so much for your continued support at the Make My Monday challenge blog, its always a pleasure to visit your blog.

Basslady said...

i am totally overwhelmed by your creativity!

this is a masterpiece!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Yvonne Garner said...

Just so creative! Really well thought out and designed. Bravo! Best, Yvonne

Cazro said...

A fantastically designed and exucuted piece of steampunk art, I'm not surprised someone has their name on it already. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM again. Caz

Cath said...

What a great idea and done so well. Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday.


Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic! Love the way you've used such a variety of materials to create this keyring. The gears are fabulous!

CraftyC said...

Love your keyring, looks fab.Thanks for playing along with this weeks CES Challenge!

Carrie said...

wowzers.. this is amazing.. lots of detail!! Thanks for playing at CES this week xx

Jacq said...

Hi there,
WOW WOW WOW!!!! What a Stunning piece of work this is!!! I would love to have a key ring like this. Fabulous design and use of colour. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Amanda said...

That is one fabulous keyring - thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow.


Fliss said...

An amazing keyring Hilda. The idea and colouring are just fabulous and I'd like to own it too!
Thanks for joining in with Make My Monday's final steampunk challenge. Lovely to see you there.
Hugs, Fliss x

Britta Swiderski said...

Love the acetate and everything that you've added for color and texture on this cute keyring. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!