Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Steampunk Chunky ATC

I have fancied trying one of these ever since I first saw one a couple of years ago. They now seem to be everywhere so I figured it was time to actually getting around to doing one.The wooden blocks are ATC sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches, they vary from the normal ATC in that they are wooden and 1.5 inches deep.
I have altered this one in a steampunk style. I covered all the sides apart from the front in Ten Second Studio Metal. I had first run this through my big shot using a cuttlebug steampunk plate, I then lightly sanded the texture to give it an aged appearance and to highlight the pattern. I stuck this to the block with The Crafters Pick Ulitmate Glue , this is the perfect glue for this as it just seems to fuse the metal to the wood                           
                                                                                                                                                                                   
The propeller goes round as it is fixed in place with a screw, these are in the shop but at the moment they are sadly  out of stock .
           
The large knob on the top is from an old chest of draws that I got out of a skip for all the lovely hardware on it, this is lovely and aged with a great natural green patina finish. The lotto number is from an old set I picked up in a 2nd hand shop.
     
All the Tim Holtz Gears and spinners are available in the shop as are the other various charms and all the inks I have used.
The challenge this month to try something new or to use something new. For all the details of the challenge and how to enter the post can be seen here.
All the items used are available from Happy Daze
The Stamp I have used is CI - 336  by Crafty Individuals .

I am linking to to the  
                                The Stampman Challenge, Use red 

25 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This is fantastic, what a lot of work here but so worth it!!!fab!hugs trace x

Debbie said...

This is brilliant! WoW! Love all the bits and bobs! So much to see! Fantastic chunky!

Debbie
^,,^

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow this is amazing it's just so different.Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us at Panpastel UK this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fabulous detailed piece, I love steampunk and this is wonderful. Love all the details. Tracy x

Netty said...

wow its brilliant Carol, so much work but so worth it, x

Candy C said...

Way cool chunky steampunk ATC! You did a fantastic job on this. Every side has something cool to grab your attention! Well done! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Brenda Brown said...

Hey Carol. I am so in love with this piece. A 3D steampunk ATC and so brilliantly made. Great job. Thanks so much for linking it to the PanPastel UK 'Anything Goes' challenge this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Felicia said...

That is awesome!!*huggles* =0)

LadyofLostTimes said...

All I can say is WOW WOW WOW !

Eileen said...

Me too! Wow wow wow! a Brilliant project you are so talented! Thank you for joining us at the PanPastel challenge this week xxx

PsyPenguin said...

ooh, fantastic steampunk piece, I love that knob on the top. x

Claire said...

Hi, wow what a wonderful project,such attention to detail. A real stunner. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
Claire xx

lindyloo said...

oh wow this is fantastic just look at all the detail thank you for joining us at panpastel uk this week linda x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely amazing, I love the steam punk look. This is so different and intricate, a truly beautiful project. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

redmom said...

This is awesome!!! I'm going to have to dig through my dh's stash of left over wood so I can make some of these!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You've made such a great steampunk box!! Love it!

greetings, Alie :-)

Paula Whittaker said...

looks good!

Samantha Read said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! :o)

Trish Latimer said...

Love it! Chunky ATCs are clearly the cool thing to make just now! xx

Sarah said...

A wonderful, awesome and a true work of art - I absolutely love your ATC and all your fabulous details and touches! Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, fantastic little treasure you have created here! Everything about it is fabulous but I especially love the metal work and that propeller on the back totally rocks! It looks like it was a blast to make. I would have been grinning the entire time!

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Maggie said...

WOW Fabulous love all the detail and the balloon stamp is lovely, have just made my first Chunky ATC and I am addicted......

Maggie H

Maggie said...

WOW Fabulous love all the detail and the balloon stamp is lovely, have just made my first Chunky ATC and I am addicted......

Maggie H

Lisa said...

Ooh, want, want, want. Love this! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

n1sunrider said...

Surely grabs your attention. Great job!