Friday, June 19, 2020

Creatively Curious Steampunk Blog Hop

Hello Friends!! I am so excited to share my creation for the Creatively Curious Steampunk Blog Hop!! Just to let you know there are loads of prizes (for commenting) and lots of interestingly inspiring steamy stops along the way. You will be amazed at the variety of Steam inspired projects created by some amazing artists. I hope you grab a cup of your favorite beverage, kick back and enjoy. (warning...this is a long post)

When Cathy invited me to participate in the hop I knew I wanted to create something different, something out of the ordinary when you think about Steampunk.  I wanted to make something that you you just don't see everyday. A spark of an idea grew and grew into a 45+ hour project of Steamy love....

This is what I created.... 


Whew!  My thought was to make a steampunk carousel. I thought it would be fun to use various forms of  Steam inspired transportation instead of the usual animals/horses. I did however include a pair of octopus...a pink and green one.  The double seat swing and stationary seat were original to the kit, I just steampunked them up a bit.



This was the original carousel kit I used. It had over 800 die-cut chipboard pieces which you had to glue, assemble and glue some more. I altered it quite a bit from the original using paint, embossing powders, LOADS of chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments and a bit of imagination. I will share some "in the process" photos tomorrow so you can see a few of the steps this carousel went through to get to this point.



Originally I was going to keep track because the kit said it took 30-35 hours to assemble but lost count somewhere around 32 hours.  At that point I started painting the various modes of transportation and got lost in the process...I was painting a layer after layer, letting things dry and rotating them around that time just seemed to slip away. I estimate that it took between 45 - 50 hours in total. The painting and embossing all of the extra parts and gears is what took the longest.










I wanted to make the canopy look like it was made of metal and had rusted from years of use. Each panel was painted with a base coat of black acrylic paint, a layer of Golden's Iron Oxide paint and then embossed with a combo of VersaMark embossing ink and Seth Apter/Emerald Creek's Chunky Rust Baked Texture Embossing Powder.  LOVE THIS STUFF!!!  It really looks like rust and has such an amazing texture that you just have to touch it to believe it. After I was satisfied with the look of each panel I added various chipboard gears and steampunk clocks by Creative Embellishments which had been painted beforehand with metallic paints.



The upper canopy was originally red, blue and the creamy vintage white you see here. I painted the red and blue stripes black to give it the feel I was going for.


I finished it off with this darling steampunk inspired weather vain from Creative Embellishments. It was the perfect finishing touch don't you think?


And it's lighted!!!







I hope you've enjoyed checking out my steampunk carousel!! Have fun viewing the rest of the amazing steampunk creations.  Don't forget to check out the prize details below.

Supplies:

The Enchanted Carousel Kit

Creative Embellishments - Octopus set, Hot Air Balloon Set 2, Gear Set 2 Medium, Steampunk Timepieces, Loose parts, Gear Set 2 Large, Gear Cluster Set 2, Steampunk Artist Trading Coins, Airship 2, Airship 3, Airship Weathervane, Gear 1 1/2", Tiny Lights 1 FT, Gears 1", Mini Gears 3/4", Steampunk Car 4, Steampunk Car 3

Golden Fluid Acrylics - Iridescent Copper, Iridescent Bronze, Micaceous Iron Oxide

DecoArt - Americana Lamp Black, White;  Dazzling Metallics - Shimmering Silver, Splendid Gold, Glorious Gold; Extreme Sheen - Bronze






The Steamy List of Hoppers...


On to the prizes.....

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!

And before you leave I thought you might like to know that there is a new Steampunk themed challenge on the way...


Steampunk Challenge

Coming in September!!

67 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Love the design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Absolutely lovely ❤️ live fromindia - sushmamandavilli@gmail.com

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  4. This is awesome, absolutely stunning piece & well worth the hours it took to create it, thank you also for showing it lit up too. Jane xx

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  5. Gorgeous Project.
    Monalisa Dutta, India
    lisa.fairycraft@gmail.com
    IG:@lisas_fairycraft

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  6. Oh my goodness this is just magical!! Penny Van from the US- same name on FB.

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  7. It's awesome sauce, my friend!

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  8. Fabulous!! Beyond my imagination
    Emailid : mitart2017@gmail.com

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  9. Wow. such an amazing project.
    Lots of love.
    Grishma
    India.
    Gmail : grishmasha3030@gmail.com
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/grishmasha30/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.

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  10. Gorgeous project... Bhanupriya from India
    priya.apr2789@gmail.com

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  11. Oh my, Roni, you went over the top. This is an amazing project, no it is a piece of art! Must have taken you quite a few hours to finish, but all worthwhile 😍

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  12. Roni! This is amazing. There are so many wonderful details (I adore the Octopi). I totally love it and am complete giddy that you included lighting! What a treasure!

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    1. I apparently can't read directions.
      Kathi (US)
      merkattwo@yahoo.com
      https://www.instagram.com/kathi_r13/

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    2. Beautiful project
      Hazel Estibeiro from United Kingdom
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    3. Beautiful project
      Hazel Estibeiro from United Kingdom
      https://www.instagram.com/hazel.estibeiro/
      https://m.facebook.com/handcraftedexpressionsuk/posts/?ref=page_internal

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  13. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it on the creative Embellishments Facebook page.

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  14. Wish I could take a ride in that it looks so fun. Crookedtreecreations@gmail.com

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  15. STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING!!!
    Instagram:@michellerwells68

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  16. Worth every hour you spent on it, amazing and its beautiful when lit up ! thanks for the hop x Kraftyjean@gmail.com

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  17. Wow, gorgeous project and all lit up it looks amazing..
    ballingall05@hotmail.com
    New Zealand

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  18. Wow! Very nice! @artbytinajewel Ohio USA

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  19. Stunning.
    Name: KRITHIKA DEVI S.A.S
    COUNTRY: INDIA
    MAIL ID: krithivasan09@gmail.com
    Insta : @krisha.creations

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  20. What a wonderful piece of artwork! You must have had great fun creating it!

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  21. Stunning art piece. So interesting to look at. So creative. Judy

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  22. Wow, wow wow!! I have always been a lover of carousels. I’ve always picked the stranger animals As pretty as the horses are I love the different ones From NC,USA, Carol Curran

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  23. Ohhhh this is just amazing!!! I think out of all of it, my favorite part is the “metal” canopy top!!

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  24. This is absolutely fabulous! You can see the hours of work in it and I would hate to think how long it would have taken me to construct. I think it looks so much better than the original carousel and I, well, I am flabbergasted at what you have done. It is wonderful. I was thrilled to see all the different pieces (instead of the horses) but then there were more surprises - it lit up!
    Wow, absolutely fantastically wonderful!
    Hugs, Neet (a steampunk fan)

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  25. The carousel is amazing. I liked the way you decorated with gear embellishments. The idea you gave the different types of transportation is stunning. The final look with lights up project made me mind blowing..
    Asha Kunchinadka from India
    FB- Asha Kunchinadka
    Instagram- savyakala

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  26. Fabulous! I can't believe this has 800 pieces omg! I love that it lights up too and I love the octopus and all the embossing. What tune does it play?
    Elle, Empire of the Cat xx

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  27. Love your project. Greetings from Marian from the netherlands. Kellyjmarian@gmail.com

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  28. I keep looking and finding more elements! I can't even begin to pick a favorite. And then to see it lit up - mind blown.
    From the USA - pattilemay20 at Gmail.com

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  29. WOW, Roni! It's absolutely incredible! You are such a creative talent!

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  30. Wow Roni. I am not sure what the word is for beyond awesome but I think it could be your carousel!!! A labour of love and a glorious result. Love it. Hugz craftynomad at gmail dot com Norway

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  31. Such a beautiful creation and so inspiration ❤️❤️❤️

    Thank you for the inspiration 💕💕

    Maneesha Naik,
    India
    maneeshanaik23@gmail.com

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  32. This is such incredible work. Absolutely amazing!

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  33. Love this Carrousel. Just mindblowing, individual pieces, so many details is jst amazing.
    Sirisha Setia
    India
    Sirishasetia25@gmail.com

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  34. Beautiful ��

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  35. Lovely project. With love from dishita India. dishita.bavisi@gmail.com

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  37. I love this. I love miniatures and I love steampunk so this made my little heart happy. All the details and the creativity. Amazing!!! Love it!!! Texas, USA Pearl_Taylor@att.net

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  38. This one is amazing. Love it. Love from India.
    Semonti
    Mail Id :roy5268@gmail.com

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  39. wow... this is really a wonderful and amazing project... would realy love to make something like this... lots of love from Apoorva,India.
    Email: ovisha.creations21@gmail.com

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  40. Fabulous...rita from India
    Email: ritakanyal@gmail.com

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  41. This is just amazing, fabulous. Angela xXx Uk: angelajr59@gmail.com

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  42. A real labour of love- and what an amazing result! I can just imagine being transported back or forward through time on this wonderful carousel! It is a fantastic project.
    Chris- UK
    Email c_neal@hotmail.co.uk

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  43. Such a spectacular creation Roni! Your attention to detail is outstanding! Love all the different textures that you added too. This is a masterpiece in workpersonship.:)

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  44. This looks unbelievably complicated! Beautiful! TYFS! MICHIGAN USA ❤️����@hendoc212

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  45. What an awesome idea this carrousel 💖 so many details, love them all, masterpiece!! Happy to be in this hop with you.xoxo Karin

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  46. This piece is absolutely stunning! The amazing amount of work you put into it is like...wow! You really went above and beyond for this project! I love that you thought outside the box! 💙

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  47. So cool and so origional!!! Jenskreativekreations@gmail.com USA

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  48. What a great idea! All the gears are perfectly suited for the merry-go-round. Very clever and so original. karensessions@hotmail.com USA

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