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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Wheels of the Mind for Happy Daze

Hi, am still struggling with the Steampunk theme for Happy Daze but was not going to let it beat me.......armed with a Pizza Box and my mind in a whirl.....when wham inspiration hit me.......


Here are the results.  'Wheels of the Mind', using the Pizza Box as a base I designed this collage using Gesso, Distress Inks, Gold Paint Dabber, Viva Gold, Copper, Kobalt Blu and Tim Holtz Masks, plus some doodling.   Stamps by Stampendous (Wonderland) and Suzi Blu, plus odds and ends from my stash.

Yep am pleased with the results.  (Just in case you don't recognise the Suzi Blu stamp its called La Belle, only I chopped her hat off) For lots of fab inspiration from the rest of the team pop over to Happy Daze and see there wonderful creations.

Am sure you are all brilliant at Steampunk/Mechanical and look forward to seeing your creations.
Take care, hugs Annette x

PS...........Just received terrific news, have won the Crafty Individuals Candy.........wow, will show you it later...............to say am over the moon is an understatement..............

57 comments:

Doreen said...

Stunning work Annette.xxx

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, and glad you love pizza boxes, too! They are sooooooooo useful! Valerie

Heidi said...

Great work!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Brenda Brown said...

Love the steam punk style my friend. Gorgeous colours and elements to create fab effects.
Thanks for your lovely comments and support regarding my granddaughter. We are so pleased she is home.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is stunning,oh just love the style,colours,effects brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...and hit you it did Netty, this is great, loVe your use of houses super idea all covered in cogs, great image and super use of darkley colours they give your piece an edgey vibe...great work...Mel :)

Annie said...

This is fabulous Annette and congratulations on your win over at Crafty Individuals. Have fun! Annie x

Sandy said...

Wow Netty this is a Dream.
Fantastic work.
Love it.

Anesha said...

Wonderful creation Netty!!

Kathyk said...

Fabulous creation and well done on your CI win too

Kathyk

Karin said...

beautiful steampunk creation!

butterfly said...

Thanks so much for the tip, Nettie - I hadn't thought of that, despite having been here to admire your fab piece! I'll hop over to Happy Daze now and join in...
Alison x

Pam said...

Great work on your steampunk piece! Love the use of a pizza box too!

Lottie said...

Gorgeous

Samantha Read said...

Wonderful Steampunkness Nettie! Amazing what Pizza can do for you :o)
xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful creation Annette, I love it all those cogs I like the image and the fab colours.
Kevin xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a brilliant colorful combination all around the lovely face, it's really unique!
Hugs Anja

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I think your Steampunk piece is fantastic! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Thank you for the kind words about my Dad! xoxo

Wendy said...

great work Netty...steampunk may be out of your comfort range but you came through with this project...beautiful work! going to check out the website you suggested now...

Sherry said...

Such a beautiful piece Netty - who says pizza is no good for you!!

Brenda Brown said...

Have you seen the Crafty Individuals blog Annette? A lovely surprise awaits if you haven't.
hugs {brenda} xox

Terry said...

Fabby Steampunk creation! I am sure that the inspiration came as the pizza left the box! Hugs!

Dom Rozalii said...

Piękna praca, ładne kolory :))
W twoich rękach nawet pudełko od pizzy stanie się uroczym dziełem
Pozdrawiam

Carol Q said...

lovely steampunk interpretation Netty,such a pretty central image.

Meggymay said...

Real inspiration, this project looks fantastic.
Yvonne x

Carol said...

Annette it is fantastic!!!! I love all the little gears :0)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

STUNNING WORK Annette. So beautiful also the colors you have used. marvelous.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

coops said...

so stunning netty.i love your bold colours and all the cogs :D

xx coops xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great project Netty and a fab idea! Love the idea that you re purposed a pizza box too!

Sandy said...

Love it - absolutely love what you do!
Sandy

Annette said...

My talented friend go back to my blog and you have instructions, don't think I have your email so figured that would be the best way. xoxoxoxoxo Let me know if my instructions are bad. xoxoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

Awesome base material... how clever! Love your masking and how you altered Ms B's head. Congrats on your win, too!

trisha too said...

Netty, I just saw this on facebook today, and left a comment there, too--another fun piece, and such rich colors!


Thank you for stopping by to comment on my quilted inchie, I appreciate it!

:)

trisha too said...

PS--thank you too for your comment on the little gifties; I'm actually thinking about art abandoning them?

CONGRATULATIONS to you on winning the candy, you will enjoy that immensely, Netty! :)

Von said...

How fabulous !
Von ♥

Sharon said...

This is so fantastic !!!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Netty. Fantastic project! Love the design. I saw you had won the CI blog candy. Whose a happy bunny then! Can't wait to see what you make with it all. Have a lovely week.
Hugs, Florence x

fatmonica said...

It's a stunning piece of work.Love the background and love the stamp!

Ephemera said...

This fab Netty, so individual and funky. Love it. xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Certainly are on a roll lately , getting top five at our postcard challenge a couple of weeks ago at Crafty Cardmakers and now winning all of these goodies but couldnt have happened to a nicer lady. Fabulous steampunk creation with that lovely Suziblu stamp and amazing colours. BTW photos of my craft studio were on my previous post !

Marie

missy k said...

I love it... great recycling too!

Congratulations on your win :)

Karenx

Martina2801 said...

Oh Netty, you have again made quite fantastic artwork! Really adorable!

Kristin said...

Oh, congrats on the win! AND the inspiration - this is lovely, unique and cool! AND I love the painting below too ;) xoxo

Lori said...

Well, I know how you don't really care for steampunk, but you're coming along with this piece! lol! Fab work, love it!

Daniele said...

congratulations on your fabbie win Netty you'll love all the new stamps. Just catching up with all your fabbie craetions whilst I've been way see ou have been as busy as always. Have fun with your birthday pressie, wonder what elas you'll get although it is still a few weeks away
hugs and best wishes

Chris said...

I think your steampunk creation is fantastic Netty and how clever to modify the stamp to go with your design, it looks fantastic.

Congrats on the candy you won...enjoy!! Chris xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant, I love this Annette, La Belle is a fab stamp, I think you've used her so well, what a fab background too:0) Well done and congrats on your win LOL Gay xxx

Faye said...

Netty, you did a great job at steampunk, not one of my talents. LOL! Love the wonderful colors and I'm so impressed that you used a pizza box!

LindaS said...

Congrats with the prize.
Cool work on your steampunk project. I especially love the look of the big clock at the background and the houses are so cool.

Linda R said...

WOW.. Amazing work my friend.

Hugs~

Cindy Adkins said...

I love it! I've never tried doing anything steampunk, but I enjoy looking at it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Steampunk at its finest Netty, I need a little of your inspiration for some steampunk Halloween ATC's I need to finish...got any to spare? LOL
hugs Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

oh and Congrats on your win! That's awesome!

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful! Love where you took this challenge!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This piece does not look like a struggle to me at all! Fabulous Steampunky project, beautiful rich colours and texture - great work, as always Netty! xx

minnemie said...

I just love how you use recyclables as "canvas"! That is just fantastic. And this spinning of the mind is right on. well done!

JeanFB said...

Beautiful, Netty - love it!