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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Steampunk Inspiration!

Vicki here and it's time for my September Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team post.  This month we are working with one of my favorite themes....Steampunk!  We are also using numbers, and the colors turquoise and brown.  I chose to alter a Maya Road Chipboard Tag Box that has been in my stash for quite a while.  It contains eight altered chipboard tags with inspirational quotes on them.

 Altered Chipboard Tag Box

The front of the box is embellished with a butterfly that I die-cut in triplicate and layered to give it dimension, die-cut gears, metal charms and pearls.  The chipboard word "me" is embossed with distressed Tea Dye and Turquoise Glitter powders.

Left side view.

Right side view.

 Box back view.

I added die-cut gears, metal flowers and butterflies along with pearls on the left, right and back sides of the box.  The burlap and rhinestone trim are wrapped around the top of the bottom box section.


Here's a view of the box with the top section removed.
Inside the box are 8 chipboard tags that I have also altered.


The tags are chained together and fit perfectly inside the box.  Each tag is altered on both sides...the back side of the tag contains an inspirational quote.  This is also where I used the number theme.  Below are several tags that I chose as my favorites.  There were just too many photos to add them all to the post. 





The tags are also numbered on the side with the inspirational quote.  I used lots of die-cuts, flowers, and metal numbers on the tags.  The little turquoise ribbon and twine bows were made with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.



 This "BOW"!  I love this striped ribbon that came in our DT product this month.  It couldn't be anything less than perfect since it was made using my awesome Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  It sure makes creating fabulous bows quick and easy! 

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Thanks for stopping by so I could share my inspiration with you.  Please come back again!

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10 comments:

Leeann said...

Wowzers, Vicki! I see inspiration from every angle! Absolutely gorgeous

Donna said...

What an absolutely stunning project Vicky! Every side or facets to this box is fascinating and I love your color combination. The tags inside – what can I say? They too are gorgeous!

Millie said...

Gorgeous creation with Stunning details!
Have a blessed day,
Millie

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Vicky, wow what a super box you have created loving the embellishments and fab colours. Great attention to detailLove that butterfly and the hot air ballon on the lid. Hugs Jennifer xx

Barbara Bruder said...

This is a stunner. Love the box and all the embellishments you used. And the tags.............FABULOUS

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is stunning Vicki beautiful made
Gr Karin

Jay said...

Wow love this its so stunning and I love the colour combo, one of my favourites. Crafty Cuddles Jay xx

MG said...

Wow, that is breathtaking! I love Steampunk and this is extraordinary.

Vicki robertson said...

Thank you, everyone!

Gail said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. The colors and the detail are fantastic. What a fabulous project for inspiration! This is truly beautiful. Hugs, Gail