Friday, 15 August 2014

Only Some Lab Geeks?

Time for Team B from SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges to inspire you and remind you of our actual challenge "In the Laboratory"!

Being one of the busy Team B bees I have created a tiny steampunk diptych for you ;)

I used some papers from the "Laboratoire" and "French Industrial" Tim Holtz paper stashes and his Sizzix Alterations "Framed Arch" die.

And even though it isn't a tag, I dare enter this make to the August "challenge" over at Tim Holtz' fabulous 12 tags of 2014. I dare so simply because Tim says

" whether you’re obsessed with distress, or clean and simple is your thing, perhaps your happy place is bright colors, heck maybe even glitter is your sparkly obsession, this month i challenge you to create showcasing your own creative muse."

This reminded me of my beginnings - when I stumbled upon Tim Holtz, crafty blogland and Distress inks and the magic that can be done using I decided to go back to the roots and enjoy messing around with Distress! It really still is what I love most - wrinkle free distress technique, drip them over patterned papers, create layers with TH papers scraps and with inks! Sometimes I think that there are so many media still to explore that I forget about the ones I enjoy working with the most. So Tim's challenge was a very welcome reminder for me!

The Tim Holtz washi tapes (especially the one with the chemical elements) were absolutely perfect for this job too! Also the two "lab geek" portraits were taken from one of the Tim Holtz paper stashes.I always love to give the people from Tim's papers "identities" ;)

So consider this my take on the August tag ;) (I hope it  counts).

The papers were heavily treated with various Distress inks and stains, some spray colours which I let run down or sprinkled on, some washi tape and some stamping with texture stamps and my beloved 3rdEye light bulb stamps!

The clock key and the tiny vial holding watch parts were in the lovely watchmakers cabinet I got for X-mas last year.

Why don't you hop over to our challenge blog and see what the rest of Team B have prepared for you. And of course you shouldn't miss Team A's creations either! There are loads of "Laboratoire-Goodness" waiting for you!

And I can't wait to see yours! ;)

Looking forward to meet you at the challenge! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia x

I also enter this project to: 

Simon Says' Monday Challenge - Scratched Up ( I used sandpaper to sand down the edges of the finished two arch panels before I glued them to the black folded background arches)

The Artistic Stamper's Summer Challenge - Anything Goes  


  1. Claudia!!!!!!!!!! Masterpiece! It's a wonderful creation! Just pinned! BArbarayaya

  2. Huhu Claudia, ich liebe ja Goticbögen und dieses Doppel sieht einfach genial aus *schwärm*
    Hoffe es geht Dir und Deiner Familie gut und ihr geniesst die Ferien?

  3. Stunning, gorgeous textures and depth, this is wonderful!

  4. Wow,Claudia you are fantastic! I absolutely love this,beautiful grunged up loveliness. You really are my inspiration when it comes to all things steampunk :)

    Have a great weekend

    Donna xx

  5. Das ist wieder soooo klasse geworden!!!! Super toll!!!!


  6. What a gorgeous project! so many wonderful things to look at! love the little glass vial wrapped on with wire!

  7. Großartige Farbkombination perfekt mit den passenden Steampunkelementen kombiniert, ein echter Eyecatcher zum immer wieder neu bestaunen!! LG Kerstin xx

  8. das ist wieder ein richtiges Stück zum sich verlieben Claudia... Hammergenail gemacht!
    Sei mir lieb gegrüßt von

  9. Stunning project Claudia, so many wonderful interesting things to look at.

  10. Gotta love all the "labby" details--especially the bits from the periodic table, oh yeah!


  11. Claudia me again! I forgot to thank you for sharing your creation this week on Simon SAys Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! BArbarayaya

  12. Wieder ein ganz tolles Kleinkunstwerk liebe Claudia. Ich liebe diese gotischen Bögen, sieht so dekorativ aus. Mir ist leider noch nix dazu eingefallen, wohl nicht mein Thema.
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende

  13. Simply fabulous,as always.I love how you use found objects and all the distressing and grunge is out of this world.

  14. This is fantastic on so many levels! The artistry itself is stunning and I found myself enjoying looking at every single detail of your project. I really like the aging techniques you used and how you included those perfect hints of teal around the edges. Best of all, I adore the sentiment you chose! What a wonderful tribute to those geniuses who've really made significant scientific advancements. It's usually the "lab geeks" that make the world a better place for the rest of us to live! Thank you for sharing this truly inspiring piece and for joining up with our challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  15. Such fascinating layers. Wonderful!

    1. What an amazing piece of artwork - so much to see = love it

      Mines up would love you to visit

  16. Love it Claudia, fantastic amount of detail.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  17. magic, and some.

  18. Claudia!! This is absolutely fantastic!! Very well done!! I love it!

  19. Oh my! This is so stunning creations! Fabulous!

  20. Claudia, I have a real fondness for Steampunk and just love your project. It is truly an artistic feast for the eyes. I love all the different elements you have used and everything comes together beautifully.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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