This month the team travels to various
and we are eager to learn about your favourite places or sights you love(d) or would like to visit!
Just hop over to our challenge to find out about my teamies' "hot spots"! Team B have prepared another bundle of inspiration for you and if you haven't seen the makes of team A yet, I highly recommend you do so too!
I found some old photographs from my ancestors which show a group of people hiking a glacier. I don't know who they are (or if they show some great-grand-uncle or -aunt or great-great-grand-parents) but I love the adventurous feel there is to these wonderful pictures!
I decided to make them the focal pieces of a kind of scrapbook-lay-out-journal-thingie and had a joyful play with various media like acrylic paint, distress inks, DecoArt white gesso, DecoArt Metallic Lustres, die cut cogs and gears and stamped ephemera.
I also used a portrait of my great-great-grandfather (left bottom corner) and a colour copy of my great-great-grandmother's old passport.
She was the beautiful lady whose photograph I used on this tag. (the portrait on the charm is an ancestor of mine too...possibly her mother or her mother-in-law...sadly most of the photographs of my ancestors do not say who is who).
But back to my actual project and some more close ups:
I smudged on the white Gesso with a palette knife. It always helps bring a lot of different elements together and gives designs a great time worn and weathered look.
The cogs and gears were die cut from heavy black card and coloured with DecoArt Metallic Lustres and other guilding waxes.
Distressing the edges of the glued on ephemera and the copies of the old photographs added to the weathered look just perfectly. Stamped texture with script and label stamps helped create more depth.
I hope you like my project and leave my place inspired to create something steampunk-ish - maybe even for our challenge...;)
Thank you very much for stopping by! Hope to see you over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!
Hugs and happy crafting,