Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Chunky ATC for Crafty Individuals

A new month so it's a new challenge for Crafty Individuals. This month the theme is Spring. I am not really a pretty flower type crafter so this was a bit of a challenge for me, so I went down the route of springs and a steampunk look, but given a bit of a lighter touch.

My idea behind it was of  mechanical butterfly machine. Wind the large key on the side, the spring wound around the main body of it tightens and releases the butterflies to fly around for 1 minute then they return to their spots on the block.

I have used the Crafty Indivdual stamps CI-333 on this, an additional butterfly from CI-231 which is a lovely plate of all different sized butterflies and one of the small elements from CI-308 under the Tim Holtz Fragment in the top corner.

I have also used, Alcohol inks,Ten second Studio metal, a wooden reel, Tim Holtz fragments, and grungeboard, all of which are available from Happy Daze . I have also heard  that Moira from the shop will soon be stocking the Chunky ATC wooden blocks, so it maybe worth sending her an email at the shop to pre-order these.

I have linked this to the Try It On A Tuesday Challenge this week which is to show some Texture.

11 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

This is absolutely stunning!!! I love that it has a function too ;-) :D it really adds to the piece that it has history.
J xx

Netty said...

wow its fabulous Carol, x

Lottie said...
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Lottie said...

Oh my world - this is just stunning. I absolutely love the stories behind your altered art. I can just picture you in a studio and all your peices come to life and do actually fly around, and start walking etc. It would make a great film.

Welcome to my world of fanciful mechanical art!

BTW it was me that deleted the comment above - I made some typo errors - tsk

sam21ski said...

Love the way you've interpreted the spring theme. Your choice of elements fit perfectly together.

Love the concept.

Sam xxxx

Martina2801 said...

WOW...this is awesome...gorgeous work !!!

Brenda Brown said...

Ingenious and so creative - love it. xox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow, what a great creation...love the many details and different use of materials! Great...

greetings, Alie :-)

Bee and Dee said...

What a brilliant project that's steam punk to me. Thank for taking part in the TIOT challenge this week.
Hugs Bee

Clarky J said...

Wow this is a stunning project and as an atc collector myself I think anyone would be thrilled to swap this piece of art! thanks for joining us at TIOT alter it week

Kate said...

Your chunky atc's are lovely! The details are gorgeous! Just found your blog and I love it!