Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Steampunk Fairy - Scrap Around the World July

Good morning all! This is my first time playing with the ladies over at Scrap Around the World - this month's mood board was created by their design team member Tusia Lech:

You can find the challenge here: Scrap around the world - July challenge

I love all the whimsy in each of this pictures, but I was especially drawn to the hot air balloon in the bottom right corner. To me, with the darker colors, top hat basket, and the balloon floating away with the breeze struck me as borderline steampunk. So with that thought in mind, here is my entry:

I used Bo Bunny's Somewhere in Time collection. I printed two of the steampunk fairy image I found, and fussy cut one so I could put foam squares behind it. I wanted her to look as though she is ready to fly off the page. I added a bit of stickles to her wings and jewels to her goggles. I kept with the balloon theme, and used several on the page.

 Here is a close up of the fairy - I just love the fact that I was able to find an image of a steampunk fairy, with dragonfly wings to boot! I think it really adds to the whimsy of the page.

I did some fussy cutting of some of the papers and added lots of clock parts to really keep with the steampunk theme. Cheese cloth and drywall tape give it some texture. I also did random drops of Lindys Stamp gang color shots for some color and shimmer interest. Lots of distressing, and inking as well.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Create something wonderful today :)

xoxo Amanda


  1. Fantastic entry Amanda & I too loooove your whole steampunk vibe. A real fantasy world. I can see the love you have poured into your layout, it really shows & we are so glad you have played along with us here at Scrap Around the World. Cheers Di

  2. Wow!! I love the way you created the main character!!! Great layout! Thank you for sharing it with us at SATW!

  3. This is STUNNING! Thanks so much for playing at Scrap Around The World !

  4. Oh wow I really love your take on the mood board never in a million years I would have thought using that collection for this mood board!! AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for playing with us this month at Scrap Around the World hugs Amy

  5. Awesome layout Amanda! Love the steampunk feel to it! Your balloons are gorgeous! All the detail is amazing! Great job! Thanks for playing along with out Mood Board this month at SATW! :)

  6. Awesome page!! love the way you worked the moodboard...Thanks for playing at SATW!

  7. Stunning project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SATW!!!