Maura's take on the project:
|7 Gypsies Tray, Graphic 45 SteamPunk Debutante|
Steampunk is a very unusual melding of Victorian, Science Fantasy, metals, and just plain weird things. I have to say it was fun shopping and going through my stash to see what elements I had that would work with this. I tried to use those concepts with each section. If you look closely, you will see a lot of those ideas here.
One of the more unusual techniques I used was to stamp on transparencies and incorporate that into this project. My friend, Doris, had just the right stamps to borrow. Check out the bird one with the lace skirt...or the Victorian ladies in the teacup. This was definitely a project of the imagination!
If you are interested in learning more about Steampunk, this is a neat website with many unusual ideas. Thinking of redecorating your home in this style? Here's a blog to check out. I mean, now that I have completed my tray project, it's going to need a home to go with it, right?
Hmmm....wonder what Sheila has created???
Well I knew when SteamPunk first debuted that it was right up Maura's alley and she has certainly proven that with her altered tray. This is another perfect example of our two very different creative styles. Maura has done a fantastic job with all the mixed media and collage elements that she used and I love it!
I'll be the first to admit that my tray is very simple, clean (and honestly, not a whole lot of work). I had grand plans to do a printer's tray on a much larger scale but the direction of that project changed into something that will end up being a labor of love over a very long period of time. So, I had to still come up with a tray project because I did not want to disappoint Maura---who kept sending emails that she was hard at work on hers.
So, this is what I came up with:
Hope you enjoyed our altered trays! Hmmmm......wonder what we will do next?