Sunday, December 20

Steampunk Santa

It all began with a catalog in the mail...

...and my imagination just took over! Sandee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges are having an "Anything Goes" winter special challenge, so I knew I wanted to use this image in whatever I was going to make for this.

Ok, time to start, so mounted the image on some card stock to cut it out - gives it a bit more heft. Gather some materials together to play with. I found this great textured fabric paper in my stash, and thought this would make an awesome background with some sprays and paints.

I tried out a new medium for the first time, well actually two, and I love them. They are both Viva products from Simon Says Stamp. The Inka Gold is a beeswax and metallic paint which I just wiped on in areas, and used to highlight the north pole. The other is a Paper Pen (copper) - worked great to outline and add drops. Oh, yes, I like these!

Oh yeah, loving that background!

Figuring out placement of my elements...

Closeups of details on my project with lots of gears, cogs, glitter and gadgets...

I just love this Santa face! He looks like he is having fun, and of course he is, because he just arrived from the North Pole in a hot air balloon.

 He is such a jolly old soul, I am sure you will catch a glimpse of him if you look and listen carefully on Christmas Eve!
 May Steampunk Santa bring you many blessings and fulfill your wishes for Christmas and the new year!




  1. Holy Christmas Cow!!! I LOVE this! I LOVE that Santa image. Where is he from! Great creative mind!!! LOVE all of the details!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  2. This is so fun! You obviously had a total blast making it. I love the flood of ephemera to be found this time of year.

  3. Hahah, Maura,
    I LOVE your crazy steampunk Santa to bits! Even more so as it has brought me the first big smile on a rather stressful day. Thank you so much for that! And of course a huge Thank You for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk challenges!

    Have a very merry Christmas and lovely holidays!

    Claudia xxx


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