Wednesday, 15 February 2017

New Stash/Forgotten Stash - SanDee&amelie's February Steampunk Challenge

Servus, hello, welcome and thank you so much for stopping by!

Today I want to share with you my latest DT project for SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. This month we have a theme and it is

New Stash/Forgotten Stash

which means that we want our players to create a steampunk or industrial style project on which they use either an almost forgotten item from their stash or something new (that they got for Christmas for example). Or both. ;)

After long consideration I finally decided to give to myself for Christmas the lovely Tim Holtz "Village Brownstone" die from Sizzix. And as I wanted to create a little steampunk house I also decided to use my (never really forgotten) Tim Holtz Diamond Plate and Riveted Metal embossing folders.

Alongside with these I used quite a collection of DecoArt's fab Metallic Lustres to give my steampunk house a metal look. 

And here it is:

I used some heavy black cardstock for cutting out the house parts and then gave them a coat of Black Shimmer Metallic Lustre for the roof and Silver Spark for the other pieces. I applied the Metallic Lustres as you would apply normal paint - simply wet a bristle brush and the Lustre too so you can take up enough "paint" for brushing it on.

Afterwards I dry brushed the dried pieces with DecoArt media black Gesso for a grungier look.

The windows and door were given a coat of Iced Espresso Metallic Lustre. 

To make my house sturdier I cut out a base plate from a piece of foam board so I could glue the house "around" it.

Using my mini hot glue gun I assembled the house parts after I had glued the door and window frames in place using DecoArt matte Decou-Page.

Then I distressed all the edges with black soot Distress Crayon. 

To add a bit more colour to my house I added dashes of Copper Kettle and Gold Rush Metallic Lustre here and there: 

et voilá:

I just love how very "metal" my house looks. The effect of the Metallic Lustres is just amazing!

If you hop over to our challenge blog you will be able to learn about the new or forgotten stash my teamies and our players have used so far. I would love to see you play along! As always we have two prizes to give away - generously donated by our wonderful sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear! So don't miss the chance to win!

Hugs and happy crafting!


  1. Wunderbar in Szene gesetzt, da könnte ich mir ein ganzes Halloweendorf vorstellen, aber dafür ist es noch definitiv zu früh :-). LG Kerstin xx

  2. woooow... this house is so cool! Amazing! cheers:)

  3. Love your Metal House Claudia x the colours of the DA paints as well as the lustre at the end are amazing.
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  4. man Claudia, du bist schuld wenn ich mir irgendwann doch das TH Haus cool !!!

  5. Incredibly wonderful house. I love the aged metallic look of the house.

    Thanks for sharing step-out photos and a description of your creative process.

  6. Gorgeous grungy house, love all the metal and embossing . Fabulous. Tracy x

  7. WOW!!!! Just love this little house, thanks for sharing!!!!!

  8. Fabulous! love all the metal textures and colours. Jennie x

  9. This is freaking amazing in metal!! Awesome idea, Claudia, love it!!

  10. Brilliantly done Claudia and the metallic effects are fantastic, love how you finished the house. Have a great weekend xxx

  11. Genius Claudia! love this house, love the textures, love the colors! Fab as always! Barbara!


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