Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oxford Impression - Steampunk Fairy part 1

I am so excited and honored to be part of the new Oxford Impressions design team for 2012, and I have been having a huge amount of fun playing with the recently released London Telegraph stamp plate.  This plate has so much going on - it's perfect for steampunk, but it's also very versatile and can be used for tons of other themes.  But to start out.... I couldn't resist throwing a bit of feminine whimsy into the whole steampunk theme.  My fairy starts with a chipboard mannequin base from House of Three.  The lovely lady, her key arms, her vintage advertisement body, and her "ruffly" gear skirt are all stamped from the London Telegraph plate.  I added some ribbon and an old ribbon slide for her belt, some bling, and some fairy wings which are actually floral leaves from Prima (that I've been hoarding forever, LOL!).

And for another, non-steampunk take on this same little lady, here's a card in blue:

Not a stitch of steampunk here, just lace, ruffles, and flowers.  I embellished her ensemble with some gathered blue lace, and popped up the flowers in her hair.  I also used other hoarded goodies - the beautiful blue fabric flower and feathery trim, which I thought kept with the whole milliner theme.  The vintage hat advertisement is stamped directly onto some patterned doily paper.

I'll have another little steampunk fairy for you tomorrow..... cuz I just had so much fun with these, I couldn't help myself. ;)  Happy Groundhog's Day!

14 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Whoo Hoo! So happy for you! Well deserved! Love your inaugural projects! Fabulous!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creations, love your steampunk fairy, very creative. Tracy x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Jean
Isn't it just too exciting?!!
Couldn't agree more with your assessment of this set.
I adore your Steampunk Fairy and eagerly await your other London Telegraph creations.
Wishes
Lynne

Kate said...

These are lovely! Your fairy is so cool!. I love the textured leaves as your wings. Very beautiful!

Daniele said...

those are amazing projects Jean, love the keys for the Steampunk fairy and the embellishment on the hat card look gorgeous
hugs

Netty said...

Fabulous Steampunk Fairy, love her and your beautiful card, x

Lynn Stevens said...

LOVE your steampunk Fairy, so very creative Jean! and so happy your on the team!
hugs Lynn

Lori said...

LOVE her! So creative, and the Steampunk is right up my alley! lol! Love the beautiful card, too!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful! Loving your fairies and loving this set - have just ordered it. Loved your stuff in Craft Stamper too - clever lady!

Lucy x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is just stunning! what a gorgeous stamped piece! I also love your card too!

Shar said...

Both the art doll and the fab card are amazing! Brilliantly done!

Congratulations on your DT position! Too cool!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Congrats on the news about Oxford...this is a gorgeous piece you show here too.

Linda R said...

Both creations are wonderful. I Love those Keys as arms.. So creative..

Hugs, Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful creations.