Thursday, 20 September 2012

Steampunkery Box


Rach made my buy the Sizzix box candy drawer die (only joking), but I did buy it!!  This is the first thing I've made with it.  I cut the die from chipboard and painted it with lumier and metallic dabber paints.  I stamped it in black stazon with a border strip that I picked up at the Manchester show.


For the drawer handle I used a mini light bulb, added a mini key and some watch parts.


For the top I used die cut shapes, cogs and crown circles.  I stamped the circle in the same stamp as the box.  Covered a cog with T!m's tissue tape and added black paint and a watch part to the smaller cog.  Used a metal cog, a couple of washers, a spinner and brad to hold it all together and a single watch part top right.


And for the inside I coloured some white tissue paper with black soot distress stain, scrunched it up and placed my little bottle full of steampunkery goodies inside.


This is my completed box with the drawer open.

This month Happy Daze have a steampunkery theme.  I've already entered once this month but you can enter up to 3 times.  Remember to qualify for the £15 voucher all you have to do is use an item sold in the shop.  I've used Metallic Acrylic Dabbers, black Stazon, black soot distress stain and I stick everything with glossy accents.

Simon Says Stamp and Show are asking us to use any kind of tape on our projects this week, so I'm entering my box as I've used T!m's tissue tape to cover one of the cogs.

I made the Simon Says Stamp and Show top 3 with this and here's the blinkie to prove it!!

24 comments:

Dan said...

Great box, I love the look you've achieved with all those cogs and gears! Great idea to cover one of the cogs with tissue tape too :) Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

hazel said...

Wow Sam! This is fabulous, I love everything about.
xxx Hazel.

Chris said...

Wow, Sam, this is stunning. So much work and detail. Love it!

Marianne said...

What a beautiful creation, Sam. Love the gears and cogs and all the small details. Nice colours too. It's a wonderful box !!
Hugs,
Marianne

Buttons said...

You really have made such great use of that box/drawer die Sam. Love the lightbulb knob and OMG when you opened the drawer aawwwhhh, super cute pressie inside!! LOVE it. Can't wait to see more of these:) Hugs, Buttons x

Samantha Read said...

Love this Sam, love what you've done with gears and the light bulb for a handle is a great idea :o) Thanks for joining in with us again at Happy Daze :O)))) xx

Candy C said...

Love your steampunk box! It's way cool! Love the stamped designs and the way you've used the tape on the gear. I also love the addition of the metal pieces...it screams steampunk! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW, I'm speechless,so awesome, really a piece of jewelry!
Hugs Anja

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cool! And you used one of my favourite dies, the Candy Drawer. Awesome steampunky effect and love the bottle and inky tissue paper inside. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Deborah said...

Wow, Sam! Love everything about it.

downrightcrafty said...

WOW!!!!! love this so much to look at must have taken you ages but oh so worth it
Hugs Kate xx

Carol Q said...

fab box Sam - looks like you had huge fun making that.

All mixed up maz said...

GREAT BOX SAM LOOK'S LIKE I NEED A NEW DIE.LOL.XX

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous Steampunky box with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love all the steampunkery items, wowzersss great job, thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxx

Julia S-W said...

I missed this one - it's been one of those weeks! Great steampunk look and as I'm working your posts backwards, I have to say that this die has loads of possibilities. Love all the 'bits and pieces' you've combined here too.
Have a great weekend, Juliaxx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love the box! I am starting to need that die ahem

Sue said...

Fabulous box Sam, and I love the contents. I bet this die gets a lot of use x

inkypinkycraft said...

Great box, love it! Love the little charm on the bottle too, trace x

fatmonica said...

Love it,it's fabulous!

Netty said...

I love the beautiful sheen you have achieved with this lovely box. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

Marianne said...

Congrats Sam.
You're in the top 3 at Simons says stamp!!!
xxx Marianne

Buttons said...

Well done on your Simon Says win hun. So deserved as your boxes are mini masterpieces. You have been producing some amazing work (sorry I've missed one or two recently for some reason but off to nosey around now). Hugs, Buttons x

Elly said...

Cool box and i love the lightbulp knob idea (:o)

Maura said...

Great project! So much detail to look at, and love the steam punk style. Congrats over at SSS!

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