Thursday, April 2, 2015

Steampunk Envelope Book Eclectic Ellapu

It has been a long time since I made an envelope book and I had forgotten how much fun they can be and also such a great place to store special little mementos or things you want to be able to find easily.

 recycled art steampunk envelope book

 I created this one for this months challenge on Eclectic Ellapu. It is sort of a vintage combined with steampunk theme and I made it to store some of my printed digital designs with a similar themes.

  The cover of the box is made from left over mat board from framing. I covered the outside of my envelope book with text weight designer paper and used another piece of left over mate board to create a focal point for the font cover which would also hold the red satin ribbon in place

Steampunk recycled art altered envelope book


steampunk envelope book recycled re-purposed art I covered the the piece of extra mat board with strips from recycled book pages.  I then layered various elements on the top to create a sort of steam punk montage. Most of the backgrounds come from my Digital Engravings Background digital stamp series. The round clock elements are new some of my new original steam punk digital stamps which I will be adding to my CS Designs store soon.


 I then layered various elements on the top to create a sort of steam punk montage. Most of the backgrounds come from my Digital Engravings Background digital stamp series. The round clock elements are new some of my new original steam punk digital stamps which I will be adding to my CS Designs store soon.

steampunk digital stamp recycled art envelope book

The two photos directly above show the inside of the book as well as some of the types of designs I am going to store in my book.

The main focal point as well as some of the other designs shown inside the book are from my new CS Designs Digital Stamp Collectables and Ephemera Series. I plan to add quite a few new designs to this collection  which will expand the range of themes in the store.

Recycled Items for this project:
Pieces of old mat board left over from framing paintings used for the book cover (front, back and spine)
Printed page from old book
Small pieces of my printed original backgrounds left over from other mixed media projects
Red Satin Ribbon left over from creating mini grape vine wreaths
White stationary envelopes
Note: All digital designs are from my new Collectable & Ephemera digital stamps series.

I hope you have enjoyed my Recycled Envelope Seampunk Book and will go check out all the other fabulous projects showcased on this months challenge on Eclectic Ellapu, while you are there please don't for get to share your own wonderful projects with us.

Thanks for stopping by, take care all and hope you have a fantastic day. :)

My Vintage / Steampunk Envelope Book is entered in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit ... Altered Art
Not Just Cards ... #16
2 Creative Chicks ... #25 Anything Goes No Cards
Crafting Musketeers ... #24 It's a Man's World
Ladybug Crafts ... Anything Goes ... A New Start

Trinket Box from Recycled Items Altered Eclectics

Hello everyone, I made this little trinket box for the challenge over at Altered Eclectics. The  whole box was made from recycled material including a Dove Soap Box and a Cereal Box.

altered trinket jewelry box recycled project

The Top, Bottom and Inside of the box were created from a cereal box and the hinge part on the back which attaches the top and the bottom and allows it to flip open is from a recycled Dove Box.




The main focal point on the top is one of the designs from my CS Designs Collectables and Ephemera Digital Stamp Series and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and blended it with odorless turpentine to give it a more subtle appearance.


recycled art altered trinket jewelry box

The rose on the bottom is a combination pieces the part with text i was created from a recycled page book and punch and then painted with re-inking ink. The bottom part was created using a punch and the heavier texture of the card-stock allowed me to curl the petals up a little to give the flower a more 3d look.The sentiment is also one of my digital stamp designs.

I though this little trinket box was the perfect place to store some of my junk jewellery  which I occasionally use as embellishments for my recycled projects, and the colors on the box coordinate with what is inside.
 recycled art altered jewelry trinket box
I rather like this idea and may make some additional boxed in various colors to go with the rest of my collected jewelry pieces. Right now I store my 2nd hand jewellery in vintage glass jars and while they look really nice on my shelf, I always have to go through  all the jars looking for that perfect element to add to a project.

I hope you have enjoyed my little box and will go check out the Altered Eclectics challenge. This is such an amazing challenge and the talent there is incredible and sure you will find it inspiring.

My Trinket Box has been entered in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit ... Altered Art
Not Just Cards ... #16
2 Creative Chicks ... #25 Anything Goes No Cards
Ladybug Crafts ... Anything Goes ... A New Start