Saturday, 24 April 2010

The Inventor - Oxford Impressions

'The Inventor'

The new Oxford Impressions unmounted plate 'Steampunk' arrived this week and I've been looking forward to working with it this weekend. I was pleased to see that the theme over at Wednesday Stamper is 'In The Sky', so I had double inspiration to complete my first piece with this fabulous range of stamps.

I've piled up a couple of smaller images on the top hat as well as adding a small 'screw' brad to add a touch of metal. As I was working away on this piece, I recalled fond memories of my dear Poppa, who loved to tinker and invent things in his workshed. I especially loved the 'under the house' work shed! Although I was a bit scared to go visit him there, as it was a bit dark and creepy, I now appreciate how he must have loved his little haven - a wonderful place to play and experiement and fix things. He collected bits and bobs in his little tabacco tins, some of which I still have and treasure. Perhaps I take after him a little as I love to collect things... you never know when you might need them!

The Steampunk unmounted plate is available now at Oxford Impressions.


Carol Q said...

ooh, you've done great with things with that plate Sue. love this.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Steampunk is hot!
Love what you've created with those great stamps Sue!

Sandy said...

OMG this is stunning.
Great steampunk card. This rock.

LiveArt said...

What an awesome steampunk creation!! love your new stamps and the way you worked them :) BRAVO!!


@lby said...

Very Very cute stamps!
You are a big scrapper!