Friday, October 24

Finding My Mojo!

So, today, I finally found my mojo again....cleaned and organized my craft area in anticipation of getting back into the creative mode. Traveling and a bout of addiction to reading the last month or so...oh, well, no more excuses!
Spine details with charms
Challenges times 3!

CC3C challenge information can be found here. Can you believe we are on challenge #13 in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosites, using the worn cover. It is a lot of fun, pushes your creative bounds and has a ton of great inspiration! You can still get a copy of the book and join in. This challenge is being sponsored by Inspiration Emporium, and they have a lot of cool stuff you can buy, or win!
Used my distress inks to add some color inside and out. I am always surprised to see what I end up with.
So over at Simon Says, the challenge is "Anything Goes"! Love when they have this challenge, it's like a license to play! Information here.

Take the airship over to SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges here, where the challenge for October is "Steampunk Couture".

Makes it fun, fun, fun to roll these challenges into one!

So with my worn cover ready, it's now time to go steampunk! Added some gears, sewing pattern, jewels to the background and worked on my gal. Added a skirt, goggles and a few more bits and baubles. She is ready to climb into the nearest dirigible and fly the skies in her high fashion ensemble.
They say behind every good woman is a man, so the back cover is devoted to the gentlemen, whether they are posers or high fliers. (Love that little propeller) inked up some Tim Holtz papers, added gears and jewels, stamped and drew on the handlebar mustache.
I made the book into a photo book, did not have the right size binder, so experimented with waxed thread and rings...seems to work ok.
Details, details...

There you have it! Steampunk Couture book done, and the creative spirit is working again! Hope you have enjoyed this little journey, thanks for flying in. What's that I hear? My airship is here, gotta go!


  1. Can you come clean my space?!! Your right, cleaning up does give mojo a ring! LOVE the man behind the woman, and what a woman she is! LOVE her, love her skirt! All the extra goodies are so wonderful too! Awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our Worn Cover challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. You made your cover so fun! Great job...thank you for sharing with us at CC3C!

  3. Awesome, awesome!! This is delicious, love it!! <c <c <3 <c

  4. This is a wonderfull way to show steampunk couture in a worn cover book, great ideas and lovely color.
    Thank you for participating in Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge.


  5. What a brilliant way to combine the two challenges, Maura! LOVE your worn book cover with that awesome Steampunk design! Loads of great texture, detail and embellishing! Yay! Love her goggles so much!

    Thanks for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  6. Those creative juices are back to the queen of Steampunk!

  7. Excellent steampunk finery and fabulous! Glad your mojo came back in such a artistic way! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Wow ! this steampunk couture book is really perfect. You can add some patterns and sone remants of fabric inside.
    Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges


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