The Inventor

Hello Everyone
Today it is time for a new theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. We are looking for Steampunk artwork this fortnight. We welcome all styles of art whether it be arty or cute or somewhere in-between but please remember that we are passionate about stamping at FSC so we are looking for some stamping on your art and no digi’s please.
I am incorporating another DT by using Oxford Impressions’ London Telegraph stamps. Now this isn’t the first time I’ve used this set and I did warn you at the beginning that I had made a selection of London Telegraph art. This piece is re-cycled altered art as I am sure you can recognise what I used as a base for my Steampunk tower!
I had fun attaching different bits ‘n’ pieces, hanging from the edge of the tower, a rusted chipboard key, elements stamped onto shrink plastic.
Sometimes we can become slightly obsessed when working on a project. This was one of those times when I wanted the large cogs and gears to be able to rotate. Now don’t ask me why as I have better things to do with my time than sit and spin gears!!!
I also used stamps from  Steampunk Elements. That lovely decorative, almost architectural element is from this particular set.  Two lightbulbs were coated with Sepia Glossy Accents and then cracked before I placed them back to back and inserted into the die cut cog (I have Alison to thank for her kindness for sending me die-cut shapes).

If you are a Steampunk fan then you can purchase Oxford Impressions’ Steampunk sets (and more) in the U.K. from The Craft Barn and for Continental Europe you can purchase from Art Journey and of course you can purchase direct from Suzanne’s Oxford Impressions’ on-line store.
Have fun with this challenge theme whether you create a masculine or feminine piece of Steampunk. All rules of entry (of which there are so few) are available at the FSC Blog (link at top of post) and you will also be able to view the stunning array of art from my DT sisters.
Thank you for visiting.

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    May 20, 2012 @ 07:24:09

    What a fabulous creations Lynne & a wonderful Steampunk theme!! Just perfect!


  2. Lululiz
    May 20, 2012 @ 07:47:38

    Wow, this is a magnificent piece! Awesome!


  3. Ephemera
    May 20, 2012 @ 07:51:33

    Hi Lynne, another amazing steampunk creation from you. You do steampunk beautifully, soft, delicate and with a slight edge, gorgeously stamped too. Have a great Day. xx


  4. femmy
    May 20, 2012 @ 08:28:24



  5. Ira
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:11:06

    Such a fabulous steampunk creation Lynne, what a brilliant way to use all those fine stamps! Love the gifts Dorthe sent you, they’re amazingly beautiful, enjoy!


  6. Rosie
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:14:17

    Wowowow, this is a stunning steampunk piece, love it


  7. Martina
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:25:18

    OMG, my heart beats faster!!!!!!!!! What a terrific Steampunk creation, dear Lynne! I am absolutely thrilled and in love with this piece of art.


  8. suzy quaife
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:28:38

    Dear Lynne
    How incredibly inventive. It is just fabulous.
    I am still to send you an email!
    Love and hugs,


  9. Meggymay
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:29:21

    Fabulous Steampunk invention, show off those gorgeous stamps to perfection. Yvonne x


  10. Florence
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:32:53

    Wow! Fantastic project Lynne. Now I would have thought you would have enjoyed spending hours seeing how the cogs worked! LOL! Lynne thank you so much for sharing the Art Journey link. Funny enough, and you probably will not believe this this, but I spent ages yesterday trying to find a company who stocked these stamps. You are an absolute star!!!
    Have a lovely day.
    Regards Florence xx plus one extra x 🙂


  11. Fliss
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:43:33

    A fabulous and clever creation Lynne. I’m in total awe of creatvity here as it looks just stunning and all the detail is incredible.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  12. stempelchaotin
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:44:59

    OMG Lynne this knock me out my socks.
    What a cool steampunk creation. Absolutely stunning.
    Have a lovely sunday my dear friend. xoxo


  13. Brenda Brown
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:53:32

    Oh my Lynne your 3D art is amazing. I love the ideas and the elements you have used to produce this piece, so creative and exciting.
    Enjoy your Sunday. xox


  14. Marilyn J. Rock
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:55:43

    How absolutely clever and wonderful. Love all the adornments! Perfect Steampunk. xxoo


  15. Daniele
    May 20, 2012 @ 10:03:00

    wow just loving this one Lynne, love all the details that you have added just signed up for the third time so third time lucky as they say……don’t want to miss any more of your beauties


  16. Ann B
    May 20, 2012 @ 10:21:57

    So different from your usual style Lynne but you have hit it just right – another beautiful piece.


  17. Barbara Moore
    May 20, 2012 @ 12:30:04

    Wonderful project Lynne! As usual you’ve really made it beautiful for steampunk.


  18. MarieS.
    May 20, 2012 @ 13:04:17

    Fabulous steampunk art,Lynn!


  19. Valerie-Jael
    May 20, 2012 @ 13:19:55

    Wonderful invention, I can understand you wanting it to start turning; who knows, perhaps it will….Valerie


  20. suesartofcraft
    May 20, 2012 @ 13:38:49

    Wonderful piece Lynne. It looks so tactile I know I would want to start playing with it to see what moved.


  21. terry2dogs
    May 20, 2012 @ 14:15:57

    You are just brilliant, Lynne! Love this TP tower with all of it’s steampunk glory! Such a fun and fabulous creation! Happy Sunday!


  22. Queenie Believe
    May 20, 2012 @ 14:56:30

    Very fun!!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  23. Cindy Adkins
    May 20, 2012 @ 16:06:56

    WOW, how fantastic!!! Steampunk awesomeness! I couldn’t wait for you to see my news–I got the magazine late last night and almost fainted! lol (That’s the stuff I sent last summer, remember?) I can die now…lol Oh no, I forgot–I’d like to see Paris…so, I’ll have to keep kickin’! lol
    Cind y


  24. Annie
    May 20, 2012 @ 16:08:42

    Hi Lynne love your steam punk piece. Brilliant stamps and you have embellished the centrepiece so well. Hope I can manage to take part in the challenge. Had it commenced Friday I would have been delighted as I just posted a steam punk creation. Crafty hugs


  25. Claire C
    May 20, 2012 @ 17:43:02

    Gorgeous project Lynne. Such a clever combination of elements. I love it
    Claire xx


  26. Avril B
    May 20, 2012 @ 19:07:47

    Hi Lynne, What an amazing project, and such fabulous stamps and elements.
    Have a good week,
    Avril xx


  27. Dorthe
    May 20, 2012 @ 19:28:20

    Dear Lynne- what a fabolous 3-D piece, how wonderful, and so fantastic-and all your adds are funny and great, the stamps are gorgeous and I love your stamping on schrink plastic- a great project, and a beautiful art piece.
    Hope your sunday have been good and sunny, dear friend- You will hear from me soon,Lynne.
    Greetings and xx-Dorthe


  28. Sue C
    May 20, 2012 @ 19:36:19

    Fabulous project Lynne, this style is obviously something that comes naturally to you, just stunning ! Sue C x


  29. Kim Dellow
    May 20, 2012 @ 19:54:16

    Oh brilliant Lynne, love all the details. Kim


  30. Debbie Kaste
    May 20, 2012 @ 20:49:28

    This piece is really wonderful, Lynne! It must have taken you forever to create. Have a great week:)
    – DebbieK xo


  31. shirlscards
    May 21, 2012 @ 06:37:38

    How amazing are you Lynne with everything going on in your life at the moment you still have time to create something so wonderful.

    Hugs Shirley x x


  32. barnie
    May 21, 2012 @ 10:11:37

    An amazing idea and a wonderful creation, it looks fantastic. Great use of the London telegraph images.


  33. Suze Bain
    May 21, 2012 @ 13:42:48

    This is certainly something different from you Lynne but it’s still wonderful! I find Steampunk quite difficult to do – maybe I should give it another go! xx


  34. roseymcg
    May 21, 2012 @ 15:25:08

    So rich with detail! Love the sepia tones, the layering. Very interesting visually.


  35. trisha too
    May 21, 2012 @ 18:30:06

    What a fine creation, Lynne! Great colors and details, very fine!



  36. may
    May 21, 2012 @ 21:50:53

    WOW, WOW, WOW… Lynne I love it… I need those stamps… what a fabulous creation.. I love everything about it.. stamping, colours, design… O my! just Brillant.. Hugs may x x x


  37. baileyrosy
    May 22, 2012 @ 13:31:42

    Amazing project and not a hint of pink to be seen ! you are such an amazing artist and obviously very patient. Fancy wanting to make the cogs turn !!! Love the light bulb . Fabulous attention to detail on this beauty !



  38. Alessandra
    May 22, 2012 @ 19:43:44

    Extraordinary works on your blog! this is a stunning project, I just love it!
    Hugs, Alessandra


  39. CarolS
    May 22, 2012 @ 22:09:56

    Wow Lynne that looks great! I’m not ready for steam punk yet! It still scares me a little just thinking about it. lol Too masculine I think. Love what you did!


  40. Dot L
    May 23, 2012 @ 07:18:47

    wow Lynne, this is amazing…I love all the interesting elements that you have added….so much to see and investigate…I love it! And moving bits??? You are amazing Lynne.
    Dot x


  41. Jennifer Ingle
    May 23, 2012 @ 13:37:27

    Quite wonderful!


  42. Lynn Stevens
    May 23, 2012 @ 15:15:46

    What a Fabulous Steampunk creation Lynne. I see no better use for a tp holder!
    Your so creative!
    Sorry haven’t been over for awhile but doing my catching up now!
    hugs Lynn


  43. Vada
    May 23, 2012 @ 15:22:07

    My Goodness Girl, this is just outstanding!!! Such wonderful details. Love this so much.
    Hugs Vada


  44. Marjie Kemper
    May 24, 2012 @ 18:36:10

    Well this is totally outstanding, my dear! Total eye candy everywhere I look!


  45. Wendy AppleApricot
    May 24, 2012 @ 19:43:20

    oh Lynne, I so much love your steampunk art! This is again so wonderful, I love all the details. And I what made me really smile was that you wanted the gears and cogs to be able to rotate. I think that’s so much part of steampunk, the industrial side of it. Totally love it! xx Wendy


  46. michele s
    May 25, 2012 @ 04:42:47

    how cool is that? awesome Lynne. take good care. xo


  47. Penny
    May 25, 2012 @ 11:15:26

    Such a fun piece, Lynne! You have put in so many fun details making it so wonderful.


  48. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 04:45:19

    This is totally cool, Lynne! I love it! There are so many great details to discover.


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