Friday 7 June 2013

Keeping time, time, time…

In a sort of Runic rhyme
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the cogs, cogs, cogs

OK, so that’s not quite how Edgar Allan Poe’s verse goes but this is a Simply Steampunk Challenges' project and features lots of cogs but no bells.

It’s challenge time over Simply Steampunk Challenges and this month’s theme is clocks / timepieces.  So of course I needed to make an actual clock, my lounge room walls needed some Steampunking and how better than with this awesome image from Simply B Stamps, Rio Portrait, by artist Abigail Larson.

Head on over to Simply Steampunk Challenges and check out all the details – you have until 4 July to get your Steampunk on, don’t let time get away from you!
I’m also entering this into the Crazy Amigo Challenge's Distress inks or stains or pens or embossing powder challenge (I’ve got distress stain and embossing powder covered), Through the Craftroom Door's Anything goes challenge, Left of Center's LOC theme (Steampunk) challenge, and Crafting When We Can's Punches and/or die cuts challenge (loads of spider web die cuts used).

Skin E50, E51, E53 (cheeks E11)
Lips R46, R59, R89
Eyes E23, E25, E27, 0
Hair E08, E19, E23, E25, E27
Shirt & Bow N0, N1, N2, N4, N6
Skull Y23, Y26, Y28, Spica Clear
Spider Spica Black
Web N1, Spica Clear
Jonathon Knowles Clock Company clock mechanism and hands
Twiddleybitz Steampunk Clock
Memory Box Spider Web Frame
Inks & Powders etc
ColorBox pigment ink – Platinum
Diamond Glaze
Distress Stain – Black Soot
Pebbles cream chalk
Perfect Pearls – Heirloom Gold
Perfect Pearls – Pewter
Ranger embossing powder – Clear
Rub’nBuff – Pewter
StazOn – Forest Green
Twiddleybitz Rusting Powder
Papermania Chronology Cogs
Simply B Stamps Rio Portrait
Quote (or in this case, misquote)
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW, Emily! What a fabulous creation! Would love to have this gorgeous piece on my wall. Sooo unique! xxD

  2. This is so amazing! You did such an awesome job on this project...thanks so much for joining us @ CWWC & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

  3. What a wonderful piece! Thank you for playing along with us at Left of Center :)

  4. Really cool! Thanks for joining us for TTCRD challenge. Hope to see you again soon. ~DT Candy

  5. Wow what a Stunning piece of Art! It will look Awesome on the wall! Have a Great Weekend!


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