Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Steampunk Dreams with A Vintage Girl

Hello and welcome to the May Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop!

This month we are partnering with Candy Rosenberg and her company A Vintage Girl.  Candy has a love of all things vintage and steampunk inspired and she designed a line of products for your crafting pleasure!  I used one of her fabulous chipboard albums to create my mixed media  "Somewhere in Time" mini album.  
Time to play...

Disclosure:  I receive compensation in the form of free product and/or pay from companies and manufacturers in return for creating projects showcasing those products.  While the content of my blog is influenced by these products, my opinions regarding these products and projects are my own. 

I received  the following products to play with: 

The "Steampunk Dreams" Dress Form Album has 7 pages including (3) laser cut and etched pages,  (2) chipboard and (2) corrugated pages.

The Steampunk Gear Set contains a cluster of laser cut chipboard gears plus additional gears that can be used for layering. (This set coordinates perfectly with the Steampunk Gears Chipboard Album.)

The Alphanumeric Alpha Set contains 3 full alphabets and lots of numbers!

I had a ton of fun playing with inks, embossing powders and papers but before I show you my finished album I have a few quick tips to share for working with this chipboard album.

There is a page with a laser cut dress form on the right edge.  I wanted to add paper to that page so I slipped a piece of paper under the dress form and traced the right edge.  I cut along the line and flipped it over.  Voila!  I have a pattern to use for my designer paper. (The area at the bottom was a bit fussy to cut so I ended up just tearing the paper on the actual page and inking - looks great!)

For the actual dress form I used Bay, Nutmeg and Copper Blends 2 inks to add color to the chipboard before covering it with clear embossing powder.

The album comes with 2 corrugated pages.  I applied Whipped Spackle through a stencil on one of the pages.  After it dried I added a light tint (Bay) and created tag pockets with SuperTape and chipboard scraps before adhering it to the 2nd corrugated page and embellishing.
Most of the embossing powders I used on the gears had a very smooth finish, however, I created a lot more texture for the gear on this page by first applying a layer of Ranger Distress embossing powder.  I added copper embossing powder on top and...wow!  Instant grunge!

Okay!  Enough tips!  Time for the finished album!

I actually added a page here! (I 'll share the details on that another time.)

I am keeping things pretty simple until I decide what pictures I am going to add.

Check out the other stops along the blog hop for more inspiration and ideas!  

 You can find the master list at

Materials for A Vintage Girl Steampunk Dreams Album:

A Vintage Girl - "Steampunk Dreams" Dress Form Album
A Vintage Girl - Steampunk Gear Set
A Vintage Girl - Alphanumeric Alpha Set
Clearsnap Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends 2 - Bay, Nutmeg, Copper
Clearsnap Clear Embossing Ink
Stamperia - Voyages Fantastiques
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder - Java
Embossing Powders - Copper, Platinum, Gold, Black, Clear
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder - Old Paper
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush
Therm O Web Supertape
Therm O Web Eileen Hull Adhesive Sheets
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board
Rinea Foil Metallics Foiled Paper Variety Pack
Darice Embossing Folder
Rebecca Baer  - Steampunk Clockface Stencil
Stampendous Stencil
Dymo Label Maker
Charm, Twine, Tags

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  1. I love your colors and textures. I also really love the tall size of your project.

    1. Thank you Janet - the paper pack from Stamperia was the color inspiration. I love the Steampunk themed Voyages Fantastiques Collection!

  2. EEK! I love our album Susie! I love that you changed it up! Are those Eileen's new colors? LOVE all the textures and colors you brought into your album.

    1. Thank you Donna! Those are Eileen's new Blends 2 inks. This was a joy to create so thank you so much for your kind comments!

  3. love this album! So need those gears.

    1. Thanks Charity! (There is a giveaway on the Designer Crafts Connection blog!)

  4. Susie,
    I always look forward to what your going to do and again WOWZA!!!!! This is awesome, the embossing,THE CREATIVITY!!!! A masterpiece

  5. Susie, this is a beautiful album!

    1. Thanks Steph - such an inspiring chipboard base from Candy!

  6. This came out absolutely amazing, Susie! I love it!

  7. What a beautiful album! I love all of the gears, embossing and papers. This is a real gem!

    1. Thanks Roni - Candy's album makes it easy to create something like this!

  8. I thought I commented but... this is fabulous, love all the emboss and especially that pop of bay color so nummy. Great details on this project you knocked it out of the park. If my other comment was not as colorful it was a pre-coffee kicking in comment!

    1. ok my other comment was kinda bla so I deleted it-heehee

  9. Susie, It was a pleasure meeting you this weekend. I will look forward to crossing paths again in Chantilly. Kittie Caracciolo