Friday, September 17, 2021

Steampunk Album for my ATC's!


Lagde meg et flott ATC album da jeg deltok på Hobbygarasjens digitreff første helga i september. Det ble flere kort også, men de er til en annen bloggpost, dette ble jeg aller mest fornøyd med!  Steampunk er mitt favoritt tema å skape i ~ og vintage gull & alle bruntoner, det er noen av mine absolutte topp favoritt farger! ♥

Albummet mitt er DT inspirasjons bidrag hos Creative Fingers #215., som er sponset denne gang av vår DT Angelique. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

I attended a cyber crop (private fb event) held by a norwegian craft store Hobbygarasjen first weekend in september ~ I made several cards, but this is the creation I am most proud of! Steampunk is my favourite theme to create in, and all of the brown & gold hues are probably my top fave colors! ♥

My ATC album is my DT inspiration for this fortnights challenge #215. at Creative Fingers, wich is sponsored with a cool prize by our DT Angelique. As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

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I started out with an album, that I think was made for those game cards that kids collect, wich is the same size as ATC's. I got a couple of those albums really cheap too, gotta love a good deal! Not sure yet what theme I will give my second album, still got a long time to fill up this one as I have only participated in 3 swaps so far.

I made use of the frame it already had on the front and added some gold glitter washi, tucking it under the sowed edges, to hide the wizard images edge. Next I measured out the papers chosen to fit inside the frame, ripping and tearing the edges. Sandpaper and distressing tools are key to getting the frayed old look I was going for! Distress oxide inks, paints, sprays, dye inks, pastes & wax ~ whole lot of mess on my desk! Fun times :) Specifics of materials used coming up in the info section at the bottom of the blogpost.

I have lots of leftover gears from an earlier mixed media project ~ my Steampunk Mushroom House DIY Glue Gun Holder! I just LOVE the rusty effect of Finnabairs pastes. Go >here< to see that blogpost tutorial :)

..and here is a closeup of some of the cogs on the ATC album.

The album itself has a nice textured leather feel to it (faux leather) and it was very easy to add paint and waxes to, just by rubbing it on with my fingers.


a little peek inside my ATC album :)

(the ATCs with anchor, bats and shoes are mine,
rest are from swaps with other crafters ♥)

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I wish to enter my ATC album in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
(This was created during a Hobbygarasjen cybercrop event on september 3rd. till 5th.) 
A Perfect Time To Craft #9. ~ Always Anything Goes [Sept.28th.]
Arty Divas ~ August: Anything Goes
2nd.entry [Sept.19th.] (spotlight winner w. 1st.entry!)
Crafts Galore Encore #91. ~ Always Anything Goes [Sept.29th.]
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ September: AG [Sept.30th.]
Die Cut Divas ~ September: AG

EDIT: A perfect time to Craft had me as the 1st Prize Winner! Yay!
Thank you so much ♥ I chose 3x cute digistamps by Beat Paper Designs :)
Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Hobbygarasjen holdt digitreff event på facebook! :)
~ Oppgave 9. Bruk Maling! [3-5. sept.]

Stamps/Images: ...
Papers: Ella & Viv 'adventure emporium - Timekeeper' 12x12 designerpaper. DCWV 'Tattered time' matstack. Studio Light 'Industrial 3.0 PPIN01' paper stack.
Embellishments: Søstrene Grene gold glitter Washi.
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. Prima marketing inc. Ingvild Bolme distressing tool and Art Basics by Finnabair 'Mixed Media Silicone Brush' 1inch. Sandpaper block.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Tim Holtz stencil 'ORNATE THS076'. Cuttlebug 5x7 embossingfolder 'Clockworks'.
Dies: Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Industrial Chic Collection Steampunk 'Frame & Tag CED25006'. Altenew 'Caps Bold Alphabet' Die Set. Sizzix Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection Bigz Die 'Gadget Gears 2', Bigz L Die 'Industrial', Alterations Thinlits 'Gearhead' Dies.
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. Rangers Glossy accents.

Techniques/Mediums: The Mixed media ingredients for the cogs I used misc. rust Finnabair pastes etc. see this post here
For my album, papers and letters I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks paint, spray & stain 'Aged Patina', 'Walnut Stain' Distress inkpad. Ranger ink Dina Wakley 'Umber', and 'Ancient' heavy body acrylic paints. Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley acrylic paint 'Melted chocolate'. Viva Decór Inka Gold 'Brown-Gold'.


  1. Beautiful! I love the rusty effects you've achieved on your ATC. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. Wonderful, grungy and rusty Steampunk album, Hilde. Love all the textures in this. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” September Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  3. This is so beautiful. I loved your project!! Good job.
    Thanks for sharing with us here at Crafts Galores Encore. We hope to see you again next month.
    ~ Claudia Martins - DT ~


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