Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas

Hey everyone. Today i'm sharing a very special project. So what i made was a canvas in a slightly girlish Steampunk style with lots of mixed media touches and a bit of grunge. I created this canvas during a class for Creating the Crafting Life but the colors that i chose to use where from the Lindy Stamp Gang Color Challenge. I'm entering this canvas into their color challenge and also for the Design Team Call. I have never tried out for a design team before, so i'm very nervous. This is also my fist attempt at steampunk but i think it came out great and can't wait to play around like this again :) I used tons of metal embellishment from Tim Holtz and Graphic 45. The chipboard pieces were so fun to work with, like the Steampunk Cameo Lady and the Hot Air Balloon which are from Leaky Shed Studio. I even added some fun grungy flowers and of course textured the background in my most favorite way, using a template and modeling paste. The colors that gave it life and all that shimmer were from Lindy Stamp Gang and I used TiffanyLou Blue, Creme Brulee Cream, Milk Chocolate Brown, Dark Chocolate Truffle and small random touches of Afternoon Delight Denim. A supply list will be below. I hope you like the canvas!

Color Challenge July 2013 lindys stamp gang glimmer shimmer

lindys stamp gang design team call color challenge spray mists paint mica powder

Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas


8x8 Canvas
Modeling Paste
Watch Parts from my stash
La La Land Wings Die
Tim Holtz Metal florals
Tim Holtz Chain
Tim Hotlz Gaget Gears Die
Tim Hotlz Light Bulbs
Tim Hotlz Pen Nibs
Tim Hotlz Hardware Findings Die
Starburst Spray TiffanyLou Blue
Starburst Spray Creme Brulee Cream
Starburst Spray Afternoon Delight Denim
Starburst Spray Milk Chocolate Brown
Starburst Spray Dark Chocolate Truffle

Pick up supplies at MB's Treasurista
Join in all the crafting fun at Creating the Crafty Life

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Wish me luck and good luck to all those that enter and try out!
Have a great day!


  1. You did amazing. This turned out lovely.... I really love the colors. Good luck. I hope to make it too!

  2. Misty! Mama mia, this is just fantastic! Love, love, LOVE the steampunk cameo, wowzers :) I'll be shocked if you don't make it. New follower, lots of luck!


  3. jaw dropping gorgeous! I'm totally drooling over this fabulous canvas!
    Hugs Bonnie

  4. Oh My....
    I am in awe!! This is total heaven to me, love grunge, love steampunk, love mixed media canvas pieces.....
    Cannot believe you haven't done this before it's absolutely gorgeous!! Those chipboard elements are just sublime (I NEED!) The colours have worked out SO cool, rusty, patina, grungey loveliness!
    Ultimately, you Rocked it!! Good luck, this is a winner for me!! :))

  5. Super super cute! Love the grungyness

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  7. OMG that is just stunning! I love the way it turned out! Good luck; hope you win! So exciting!!!

  8. WOW!!! This is stunning, I am so glad I had found this on Pinterest! Pinned it and am your new follower!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. This is just beautiful! It has many of the elements of my dreams/reality and I hope to use it as inspiration for a work of my own. Thank you