Sunday, August 9, 2015

Having Fun making a Steampunk Album!

Hi all!  I have been having fun creating a mini album with a Steampunk theme.  This style has definitely caught me up into the Steampunk craze of 1890's mechanical.  Gears and a little rust go a long way!

I used the Classic Handbag tutorial from Paper Phenomenon without the handbag closure of course.  I also added 1 inch to the width of the base pages so that I could get more 4x6 photos into the album.

Here is the cover with all its wonderful cogs and gears.

I used a lot of goodies on the cover alone....

  • Creative clocks and corners from Butterbee Scraps   
  • Gear Assembly die cut from Memory Box
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder on the tag
  • Metal key and brads from Michael's
  • Paper line is Kaiser Kraft Betsie's Couture
  • Everything is inked with Distress Brushed Corduroy
  • I inked the gears with Inca Gold Turquoise and Copper
  • The pin is from Prima
The clock at the top rotates!

Inside cover pocket with goodies!

This is the first page with all its flaps and pockets.......

I used Sizzix Trellis die on the pocket after rubbing with Inka Gold Turquoise and Copper.  The tag is embossed with a Darcie embossing folder. The tag in the top pocket is cut with the Steampunk "on the edge" dies from Tim Holtz (also added Glossy Accents) and finally the large tag in the pocket is cut with the EK Success scroll edge punch.

First side of first page.
Open the page flap to reveal more pockets
Back of first page. Large pocket contains a folder from Marion Smith.
Paper clips are from Prima.

Page mats are embossed with cuttlebug folder and then rubbed with Inka Gold.
Here is page two ....

This page has a flap that folds down and one that opens the page.

More embossing and dies cuts
Inside the page

Back of page and start of #3 with its waterfall.
More of Page 3 - this is where I introduce the Kaiser Kraft Antique Bazaar collection.

And now we are repeating page styles .....

The left page is collaged with several pieces from the ephemera packs.

There is a Butterbee Scraps filigree on the top waterfall flap.

This is a great tutorial and very easy to follow.  You can get it here at Paper Phenomenon.

I used three paper collections: Marion Smith Nirvana, Kaiser Kraft Betsy's Couture and Antique Bazaar, as well as a few pages from Recollections Espresso.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my new album creation.

Have a Happy Scrappy Day!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh what a beauty. Love how effortlessly you make the pages match
Dr Sonia
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Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another stunning Album Nancy, I love the papers you've used they go together so well.

Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Nancy I am blown away, yet again, with the awesome design of this album, the Steampunk theme is awesome it all looks so authentic, stupendous work.
lorraine x

Dora said...

wow, Nancy, this is beautiful!! stunning peace of work.
great job!!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Nancy what can I say except that this is an exceptionally designed album, the Steam Punk theme is awesome, the vintage images all the cogs and gears I am blown away by this wonderful project, ACE make.
lorraine x