Monday, 28 March 2011

The Three Boffins

A bit like the Three Musketeers, but more brainy!! This shadow box uses loads of Tim Holtz goodies. I've been pondering over the Steampunk stamp (bought it and then just didn't quite know what to do with it) for a couple of weeks. I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show a Hat, the new challenge for this week.
The frame is Shabby Vintage paper, inked with Black Soot DI and then using the blueprint stamp embossed in black. I then sanded away bits of the paper to create a more distressed look and glued to the frame.
The boffins are stamped onto grunge paper, and I then stamped the hats again, and covered these with Glossy Accents to give a more dimensional, shiny effect. The background is manilla cardstock, inked with Wild Honey, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany DI's, which I've then stamped with Vintage Photo DI and then added Copper Perfect Pearls to try and maintain the industrial look. The box is finished off with various bits and pieces of Ideology.

21 comments:

Helen said...

I love this!!

Maggie said...

Fabulous shadow box Sue great steampunk theme - I'm not sure what to do with steampunk either but you have done an excellent job with yours!

Paula said...

love it!

Candy C said...

Your shadow box is darling! I LOVE IT! I love Tim's stuff and you used it perfectly in this creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Minxy said...

Cool, love the contrast of the monotone frame and the vivid centre :D

Artyjen said...

Love your boffins! Especially the shiney hats ;)
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Terrific steampunk box, you rocked the challenge for sure. Annette x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great frame!! I love the corner pieces!! The colors in the background are nice too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Sue said...

I love this, the background colours are gorgeous, and your stamping is perfect - a brilliant piece x

Daniele said...

great frame love the conrast of colours and the light bulb is a great fininshing touch
hugs

Laura said...

Oooh chuckiepig I do like this! Fantastic creation!

Caroline Hallett said...

great idea - and lovely use of the stamps

Lorraine said...

great frame love the images

Cass said...

Hi....great piece! I love the light bulb above his head! Have a great day!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous frame Sue! x

Gio said...

such a lovely piece of art!

Gillian said...

Love love love this fab canvas.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous frame, love the theme and the image is wonderful and the lightbulb is a great idea. Tracy x

Terry said...

Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fab frame woww....love it. Hugs Terry xxx

Nancy Wethington said...

Great piece. Love the lightbulb! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Linda Elbourne said...

This is fabulous ... love all the details! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!