Friday, 19 June 2020

Steampunk Hop ...Yay!

Today's the day & it's a great day for a Steampunk hop!

A hop chocka block full of amazing mixed media creations by talented artists & amazingly generous sponsors who are donating fantastic prizes & we all love prizes right!!
All you have to do to be in with a chance at grabbing some of them, is to follow the hop & comment on what you see. The hop is not just on Blogger, the links will also take you to Instagram & YouTube too. 
Hopefully, this hop will 'wet your appetites' for this style of craft, seeing what the artist's have created to showcase & inspire you to give Steampunk a try for yourself, assuming you aren't already enjoying this genre art of coarse!?

We have gang of very talented Mixed Media Artists taking part in the hop showing you a variety of styles & designs, if you think that Steampunk is limited in its design, then you will be very surprised at what you see during this exciting line up. If you want to do the hop from in order from beginning to end, then you simply click on the 1st link below & follow the links through, leaving comments on each blog as you work your way through. You have 3 days to get your comments on all of the artists blogs to entered into the draw for a prize from one of the fantastic sponsors, listed further down this post!
Any comments on my blog, will go into a separate drawing for a prize (Prize TBC) 
Please remember, you need to leave somewhere in your comments, where or how we can contact you to inform you if your a prize winner. If we can't contact you, no prize!

Please join us & invite your friends, most of all have as much fun as we will & good luck in the prize draws

Nellys Artistic Creations - *Arrived from here*
Cassandra - Scrap Savvy Creations - (if posting on IG can tag me at @scrapsavvy )
WOW! What a line up, did you visit them all?
We have 16 prize sponsors for our Steampunk Hop - we're proud to say these are small businesses run by artists. Let's show them some love!
1) A Vintage Girl ( - $20 prize package
2) Angel Dream Crafts ( - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)
3) Linda Israel Art ( - $50 gift certificate (shipping not included)
4) A Matter of Crafts ( - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)
5) Expressions Craft ( - $25 gift certificate (shipping not included)
6) Nellys Artistic Creations ( - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)
7) Gecko Galz ( - $25 in digital products
8) Creative Embellishments ( - $50 (shipping not included)
9) Emerald Creek ( - $25 gift certificate
10) Electric Pandemonium ( - choose a $45 original artwork piece (shipping not included)
11) Thompson's Craft Supplies ( £20 (approx $25) (shipping not included)
12) It's Oddly Appealing ( - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)
13) The Funkie Junkie Boutique ( - $25 gift certificate
14) Hobbilicious ( - £15 (approx $19) (UK shipping free)
15) ITD ( - prize package worth £25
16) Stamperia ( - a pizza box prize pack
To have a chance of winning one of the 16 coveted prizes, leave a comment on this post, along with your email address or social media contact (IG, FB, etc) and what country you're from, from now through Monday, 22 June. Sixteen winners will be picked randomly from all comments left from all of the artist's participating! The winners will be contacted via email/social media so it's important you leave your address/social media contact! Good luck and enjoy the hop!
Good luck & most of all have fun, you are all very welcome & remember, comments equal prizes πŸ˜‰

Let's get this Hop started by showing you the piece that I have made ....

I have had this Madhatters kit in my store cupboard forever, taking part in this blog hop made me feel it was the right time to give it an airing! Now I am not one for following instructions on how to put kits together, I like to use them as a starting base & do my own thing with them & that's exactly what I did with this one. 

After priming my pieces & sticking them firmly into place, I gave it a good coating of bronze paint using a brush, when dry I added some more of the paint, using the dabber to give some texture.

For the nail heads & studs I used some good old flatback pearls, I am so pleased that I didn't give them away when I stopped paper crafting. They look odd like this, but once painted over they look fine.
Next, I secured everything where I wanted it to go, then set about adding colour! I know that with steampunk, often the first thing you think of is early industrial steam powered machinery & cogs etc, but Steampunk is actually retro futuristic, think science fantasy & fantasy is colourful right!?

See how those flat back pearls turned out, not bad huh? Just shows in Mixed Media art there is a use for everything & how cute is that opticians glass!?

I love the clock hands by MitForm & that opticians lens found in a junk sale, I love finding unusual bits &bobs

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today & I really hope that you find the time to join in & visit my fellow hoppers, don't forget to comment so that you will be eligible to be entered into the global prize draw.
Also, every comment left on my blog within 24 hours of this post going live, will go into a prize draw that I am giving away to my personal viewers. that gives you at least 2 chances at winning a prize!

To have a chance of winning one of the 16 coveted prizes, leave a comment on this post, along with your email address or social media contact (IG, FB, etc) and what country you're from, from now through Monday, 22 June. Sixteen winners will be picked randomly from all comments left from all of the artist's participating! The winners will be contacted via email/social media so it's important you leave your address/social media contact! Good luck and enjoy the hop!
Jane x

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  1. Absolutely Lovely. Especially the birds πŸ₯° Love them. Love from India -

  2. Stunning, love the layers and gorgeous colours.
    Linda xxx

  3. Be still my steampunk heart 😍😍

  4. Stunning.
    Monalisa Dutta, India
    IG: @lisas_fairycraft

  5. Hi from the US! I just love the hat and the bird is so cute! Facebook name is the same as here and IG: @synzora

  6. Combo of hat, birds and feather was just a WoW!!!! Beautiful project.
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  7. I love Birds. Combination of Hat, Birds and feathers is something Unique project i have seen so far. Totally iam in love of it.

    Lots of love.
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  8. Absolutely amazing project,love this gorgeous bird too so lovely

  9. Steampunk Perfection!!


  10. I just love the top hat. What a great project!!

  11. Yes fantasy is colourful ! I adore this wish I had your talents ! Great tip with the pearls x thanks for the hop x

  12. I agree steam punk should be very colorful! Love the project! Michele -USA IG: eworelehcim

  13. Stunning.
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    Insta : @krisha.creations

  14. So pretty...I love how you colored it - it looks like leather. Everything looks great together! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. OMG these kits could get me hooked, our hat and birds look amazing :)

  16. Love the unique hat Beautiful idea. Stunning. Judy

  17. Lovely.. birds are adorable ❤️❤️Bhanupriya from India

  18. Lovely project
    Hazel Estibeiro from United Kingdom

  19. I love the hat Jane, and the optician's lens, and even the flatback pearls - yup never throw anything away! It can all be repurposed, I think so anyway. And I love anything Mad Hatter, so it's awesome. Captain Twining approves of the bird also :)
    Elle, Empire of the Cat xx

  20. Amazing... Loved the 🐦

    Thank you for the inspiration πŸ’•πŸ’•

    Maneesha Naik,

  21. Wow! That's outstanding. I love the color palette you used and all the fantastic details. I especially love those Steampunk birds! Fabulous!

    1. And I CAN really follow directions (haha). Kathi, US,

  22. Beautiful. I liked feather shaped cutout you added to your madhatter project. I loved the way you made scientific with fantasy..
    Asha Kunchinadka from India.
    FB- Asha Kunchinadka.
    Instagram- savyakala

  23. Hat and Birds together with so much of steampunky feeling is amazing.
    Love the colors, layers and detailings.
    Thank you

    Sirisha Setia

  24. Lovely hat. Thanks for inspiring. Love form Dishita (India)

  25. Fab Project! I started as a card maker too but now only do occasional ones but you I still have my embellishments for this reason!

  26. I love the colors on the gears! The bird is such a nice touch with it's eye-glass. Such imagination! Love it!!! Texas, USA

  27. It's gorgeous. Love from India.
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  28. Loving the project especially the bird. Angela xXx Uk:

  29. Your steampunk top hat is amazing- love the way you customised the kit with your own unique ideas and additions!
    Chris- UK

  30. Jane, this is such a fun and fabulous steampunk creation! Love all your detailing and the blue just adds beautiful colour and dimension. :)

  31. Jane, I also love those mitform clock hands. Like a few Finnabair mechanicals and pocket watches. These items are prized to me and I don’t see myself ever getting sick of them. I love those birds and I have to tell you, the whole piece is gorgeous. I especially love the colors. They’re just different,but different in a better way. They’re strikingπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ€ŽπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ€ŽCarol Curran-
    From NC, USA

  32. So cool! I love projects that incorporate found and forgotten objects! I never throw anything away lol. TYFS! MICHIGAN USA ❤️πŸ¦‹πŸ’œ@hendoc212

  33. Lovely project
    Hazel Estibeiro from UK

  34. I LOVE this top hat! And that Bird is perfect for it! Ive always wanted to do a Steampunk hat! πŸ’™


  36. Fabulous hat but the bird stole my heart. Great colors make it so fun! USA