Devoted To His Work (FSC#14 Make It A Guy Thing)

It is that time again when Fashionable Stamping Challenge announce a new challenge theme which is  “Make It A Guy Thing“.  At FSC we like to keep rules to a minimum but we do ask that you include stamping on your artwork. For all rules of entry and details of the prize, click the link at the top of this post. Once there you will also see the incredible artwork on display from my fellow Fashionettes.
It is a great challenge theme as many of us tend to shy away from the more masculine style of projects and as we know, it is good to step out with our comfort zone now and again. Whether it be in a vintage style,  contemporary, teenage, sporty, anything goes.
For my DT sample I had to use one of the newest Oxford Impressions’ sets, London Telegraph, a fabulous set of stamps especially if you have a passion for Steampunk.It has been too long since I last altered a wooden block so was keen to use that as a base for the London Telegraph stamps. I like the idea of this being used as an alternative to a paperweight.There are some requirements for this:- detail scissors, a tube of silicone glue and patience!
A small piece of Stampbord creates a wee feature with the addition of a clip and piece of string.
Mixing up the stamping surfaces creates interest and texture.Layers of varying sized circles, some topped with glass circles.Torn mica layered over the stamped text.We look forward to see your Make It A Guy Thing art and as always, have fun with this challenge and of course, Good Luck.


44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Silvia(Barnie)
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 08:42:20

    Wow,Lynne – that’s really a master piece, love what you’ve created with this wonderful plate.


  2. caz
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 09:38:38

    What a lovely altered masterpiece x


  3. Brenda Brown
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 09:51:27

    OMG Lynne, this is truly an incredible work of art and I just adore it. Your eye for detail is amazing and the creative layers and colours make it such a visually interesting piece. I have looked at the pictures for ages taking in all the elements and stamps you have used. So inspirational.
    Have a great Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


  4. Ira
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 10:07:39

    Brilliant Lynne!! Love your stunningly beautiful Steampunk creation!! There’s so much to look at, which I LOVE! All those fine stamps, GORGEOUS!! Ira x


  5. Valerie-Jael
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 10:21:48

    Lovely work Lynne! Valerie


  6. Yvonne Whaley
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 10:26:24

    Fabulous, love all the details and elements. Looks like another set of stamps to go on my wish list.
    Yvonne x


  7. Sharon
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 10:33:12

    Oh wow this is just amazing – what a gorgeous little “male” themed Steampunk creation – all the detail is fantastic Lynne!!!


  8. Marilyn J. Rock
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 10:40:13

    I agree; this is brilliant! Love your guy-themed Steampunk! xxoo


  9. Linda Adams
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 11:35:17

    Hi Lynne, An awesome paper weight! You always pay great attention to details. Impressive collections of keys in your staging too. Have a super Sunday. Hugs, Linda


  10. Fliss
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 11:47:35

    An absolutely amazing piece of artwork Lynne. The stamping is just stunning and all the embellishing is fantastic! Great stamps too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  11. Suze Bain
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 12:28:32

    Wonderful Lynne, love that you’ve used a chunky wooden block – and that cork! A great masculine piece. xx


  12. Joanna K
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 12:43:24

    Third time lucky…. Beautiful piece Lynne, love all the layers and texture – truly inspirational!! Have a lovely Sunday, hugs Joanna xx
    Ps. I will be joining the fabby giveaway, too – just need to to get myself a bit more organised!


  13. Dot L
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 13:28:21

    Hi Lynne, OMG…so many layers and things to look at. And each item has it’s own detail. Just imagine, this is a paperweight, so it will be on top of papers…more layers! lol This is awesome! And the colours are perfect! A wonderful piece Lynne.
    Dot x


  14. Vada
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 13:44:28

    Wow Lynne! You have really done it this time, LOVE this! All the outstanding Details, really make this wooden block.
    Thanks so much for this fun idea!!!
    Hugs Vada


  15. Joan
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 14:11:32

    Fabulous piece or art ! I love Oxford Impression stamps,looking forward to seeing your art work with them


  16. Ephemera
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 14:15:52

    Love your altered block so cool and such a great idea to use it as a paperweight. Gorgeous stamping and so many intricate details to study. A great piece of art to treasure. Have a great Sunday. XX


  17. Sue C
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 15:33:59

    Fabulous piece of art Lynne, I love the idea of using it as a paperweight that way it can be admired always ! Sue C x


  18. Terry
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 15:54:03

    Lynne, this has to be in your comfort zone! I had no idea that it was a wooden block and what a brilliant idea to turn it into such a fantastic paperweight! Love all the steampunk images and elements! Now I will never look at a scrap piece of wood without the idea of altering it! Have a great Sunday!


  19. Zoe Sanderson
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 17:09:55

    A little un-usual for you but packed full of your style, making it an absolute treasure. Love your paper weight XOXO Zoe


  20. Avril
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 19:05:02

    A fabulous project Lynne, Love the use of all the stamps and such detail!
    I would never have thought to turn a piece of wood into a paperweight! Just Brilliant.
    Avril xx


  21. gerri herbst
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 03:00:55

    dear Lynne,
    Wonderful altered wood block. Even if its masculine still has your beautiful style. I have some of those blocks and never knew what to do with it. Youve given me some ides! do take care, gerri


  22. Yvonne Garner
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 03:28:20

    Oh Lynne! Another one of you masterpieces. It takes my breath away! Great new set of stamps, too! Have a good week. My best to you, Yvonne


  23. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 06:32:23

    This is a fantastic creation, dear Lynn! It would make a great paper weight for your favorite guy :-).
    Have a great week!


  24. Lynn Stevens
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 06:47:23

    Oh my gosh Lynne we really do think alike!
    I was just thinking I should do a chunky atc with these stamps. LOL
    Your steampunk wood block looks kewl, so many great elements!
    hugs Lynn


  25. Hazel
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 08:58:40

    This is wonderful Lynne, there’s so much to look at. I love it.
    xxx Hazel.


  26. Angelica
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 09:22:13

    Love this!!!
    Wonderful stamps, so many details and very inspiring!


  27. Sue
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 12:09:49

    I love the detail on such a small project.


  28. Rhonda
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 14:05:20

    This project is very detailed and amazing. It would look so nice against antique books.


  29. Shannon
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 14:07:51

    Wow, that is so cool! I would be proud to display that in my new steampunk living room I am trying to design!


  30. Jingle
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 14:10:04

    Oh, wow! WOW! WOW! WOW! I love it!!!


  31. Rinda
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 15:04:27

    Love it! I actually have two sets of blocks on my work desk right now.


  32. Marie
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 15:21:40

    I also have two blocks on my desk have been sitting here blank for months, after seeing your fantastic creation I think they will be sitting here a little longer. Gorgeous masculine art love it to bits.



  33. Diane
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 15:57:41

    Fabulous piece, love all the details!


  34. MarieS.
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 15:58:42

    Love your steampunk creation,Lynne. Perfect.
    Have a wonderful week.


  35. Ellie knol
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 19:17:40

    LOVE your DT piece!
    xxx Ellie xxx


  36. Sandi
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 22:16:13

    Love it! How fun!


  37. Robin
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 01:37:40

    What a stunning piece Lynne! Have a great week.



  38. Shelly Schmidt
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 03:13:21

    Beautiful! What an amazing project!


  39. michele s
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 06:55:44

    perfect masculine piece. love it. xo


  40. Florence
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:07:21

    Hi Lynne. Brilliant!
    Regards Florence x


  41. Marjie Kemper
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 16:08:49

    It sure is wonderful! I love the gears and especially that clamp holding the piece in place vertically… it adds so much interest that it’s all so ‘off’ the block. Great project, Lynne!


  42. Jack
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 18:20:58

    I spotted this on FSC and thought OH WOW. Lynne this is just amazing. xx


  43. Shirley
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 08:08:50

    Just a quick mooch or so I thought, everything is sooo romantic and pretty keep going back and having another look.

    What you have done with this wooden block totally takes my breath away, even making a male project you soar and excel to the extreme. Where do you find the time for all these fabulous pieces of art?

    Hugs Shirley x x


  44. Penny
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 18:22:34

    Fun piece, Lynne! I love all the dimensional bits – you’re really having a great time with Steampunk!


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