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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Boy amongst the men

This is another page for my steampunk book which is coming along very very slowly(only three pages so far !) and I'm also putting it in at the last minute for the fourth steampunk challenge on Gingersnaps creations which is Iron, brass and leather.  Found it quite hard this one until I realised I could use the colours of the elements, so I have used brass embossing powder on the rim of the clock and a brass coloured squashed bottle top, the leather is a piece of crumpled and distressed brown card and the iron is the cog coloured with pumice stone DI and partially embossed with metallic silver ep. The boy looks as if he has a hard life, I imagine him having to work very hard amongst heavy machinery as children did in the Victorian age.I got the image of him from Land of nod Studios, the clock from the Graphic Fairy and the works sign from Plush Possum studios. Stamps by Artistic Outpost and Graphic45.I'm also putting this on Try It On Tuesday which is anything goes

10 comments:

  1. This is terrific Joan, love how you've combined all the elements. Perfect for the Gingersnap challenge. x

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  2. Fabulous page for your journal! Love all the elements!

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  3. Joan, its fabulous, love the look on the boy, children weren't allowed to be kids in those days. Yvonne x

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  4. wonderful page Joan - you really have got the steampunk bug :0) Thanks for joining us at TioT this week x Janet

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  5. Fantastic creation, perfect layout. Thank you for joining us for the challenge this week at TioT.xx

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  6. Beautiful card, great steampunk interpretation. TFS with us at TIOT. Caz

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  7. Your layout is perfect as it tells a story, reminds me of all those tales I grew up with of children working in the mills of my Lowell, Mass textile town. Nicely done! Good luck with the challenge.

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  8. Your page is amazing - the book is going to be fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)

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  9. Great work! Congrats on the Ginger Gem!

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  10. Wonderful work! So glad you could find something useful at our spot.
    Congratulations on being featured at Gingersnap! Hope to see much more of that book you're working on as it comes together for you!
    Rose

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