Thursday, June 18, 2020

Steampunk Blog Hop

Welcome to my lol slice of the internet! This is my first blog post in ages! But Ive got a special treat for you guys today! Scroll on down and check out this fabulousness!



We are doing a Steampunk Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Cathy Frailey!

We have so many talented artists lined up for you guys! And lots of prizes!!! Oh yeah, you heard that right!

You should be coming from
Ink Stained Roni's blog post. If not then scroll down and check out the line up of artists and start from the beginning(don't worry, I'm only #3 on the list...so you arent that far behind if you did get lost or are coming from somewhere else!)

For this blog hop I created at 12"x14" Steampunk canvas featuring Stamperia's SeaWorld Moulds! I used that insanely awesome octopus diver as well as the starfish and the mechanical fish! I used modeling clay in my mould to create the pieces I used for the canvas. I also used some of the paper collection for this piece as well.

I used texture paste through a stencil to add interest to the background. Then i used lots of different Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz and handmade sprays to create such a grunge type deal for the entire background. For the focal image I used a wooden ship wheel, some of the paper collection, fishnet, buttons, screws, Metal things and of course that fabulous octopus diver.

To finish off this piece I went back in and added an array of Finnabair Wax to all my clay pieces, parts of the background and metal pieces.  Really made the whole project that much better!




I absolutely love the way this canvas turned out! Very grungy! Also very fitting for the awesome theme for this blog hop! Dont you just love that octopus diver? I know I do! I can't wait to use him in more future projects!

So for this blog hop we have amazingly talented artists, sponsors and did I mention PRIZES! Who doesn't love a good prize right?

Artist Line Up:
Its Oddly Appealing
Ink Stained Roni YOU JUST LEFT HERE
Electric Pandemonium⬅⭐YOU ARE HERE⭐
Crafts From The Fairy Den NEXT
Chaitali Dekhtawala
Stephanie Eaton
Nellys Artistic Creations
Jane Austin
Priya Mishra
Archana Sehgal
Bhavani Balaji
Cassandra - Scrap Savvy Creations 
Monica Longard - MonDo Creations 
Shraddha
Amy Love's Designs
Michelle Lafave Garrison
Priyadarshini ramakrishnan
Kanika Jain
Empire of the Cat
Shwetha's Art
Sonika Agarwal
In Search of my Creative Side 
The Journey is the Start
Ina Grehan
Crea-Red
Orquide'art
Juli Loves Paper
Kim Slade-Fuller
Leslie Lineberry
Linda Simpson
Jessica Larios
Riddhi Jani
Lynne Joncas
Zoe Bateman
Pooja Sharma
Nicole Palos 
Candy Rosenberg

So here is the prize info:

We have 16 prize sponsors for our Steampunk Hop - we're proud to say these are small businesses run by artists. Let's show them some love!
1) A Vintage Girl  - $20 prize package

2) Angel Dream Crafts  - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)

3) Linda Israel Art  - $50 gift certificate (shipping not included)

4) A Matter of Crafts - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)

5) Expressions Craft  - $25 gift certificate (shipping not included)

6) Nellys Artistic Creations - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)

7) Gecko Galz  - $25 in digital products

8) Creative Embellishments  - $50 (shipping not included)

9) Emerald Creek - $25 gift certificate

10) Electric Pandemonium  - choose a $45 original artwork piece (shipping not included)

11) Thompson's Craft Supplies  £20 (approx $25)  (shipping not included)

12) It's Oddly Appealing  - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)

13) The Funkie Junkie Boutique  - $25 gift certificate

14) Hobbilicious  - £15 (approx $19) (UK shipping free)

15) ITD -prize package worth £25
16) Stamperia  - a pizza box prize pack


To have a chance of winning one of the 16 coveted prizes, leave a comment on this post, along with your email address or social media contact (IG, FB, etc) and what country you're from, from now through Monday, 22 June. Sixteen winners will be picked randomly from all comments left from all of the artist's participating! The winners will be contacted via email/social media so it's important you leave your address/social media contact! Good luck and enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post! I know it was a long one but I hope you enjoyed it!

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97 comments:

  1. Lovely. Love from India - sushmamandavilli@gmail.com

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  2. This is fabulous! I love the ocotopus layers and design.
    hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. stunning project as usual, you are amazing artist !!

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie! I really appreciate that! 💙

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  4. Gorgeous project.
    Monalisa Dutta, India
    Mail: lisa.fairycraft@gmail.com
    IG :@lisas_fairycraft


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  5. Oh I really like this! I especially love your background taxtures and patterns! Penny Van from the US- same name on FB.

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  6. Hi Krystal, this is a fantastic canvas, so much work done to create all of the details & there is a lot of gorgeous detail. I love it … Jane

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  7. Amazing colour scheme.. Totally loving this project.
    Email id: mitart2017@gmail.com

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  8. Loved the combination of colours.
    Lots of love.
    Grishma
    India.
    Gmail : grishmasha3030@gmail.com
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/grishmasha30/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.

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  9. Amazing !! Love d background textures and color combination...
    Bhanupriya from India
    E mail - priya.apr2789@gmail.com

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  10. Absolutely fabulous project ♥️

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  11. Can never go wrong with A Squidy with a top hat that it looks so fun. Crookedtreecreations@gmail.com

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    1. Haha you are right about that! Thank you so much! Good luck! 💙

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  12. GORGEOUS!!!!

    Instagram:@michellerwells68

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  13. I totally LOVE this project!! So cool!!

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  14. WoW!! Your octopus diver is fantastic! An amazing canvas with so much texture and detail, I love it!

    email: c_neal@hotmail.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words! Good luck! 💙

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  15. stunning canvas, yes the wax does make an impact amazing creation x thanks for the hop x Kraftyjean@gmail.com

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    1. Yes the wax is fantastic and makes a huge difference on a project! Thank you so much! Good luck! 💙

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    2. forgot to add im from the UK

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  16. A wonderful canvas and I LOVE your Octopus diver..FABulous project..
    ballingall05@hotmail.com
    New Zealand

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy! I appreciate your compliments! Good luck! 💙

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  17. Stunning design! @artbytinajewel Ohio USA

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  18. Stunning.
    Name: KRITHIKA DEVI S.A.S
    COUNTRY: INDIA
    MAIL ID: krithivasan09@gmail.com
    Insta : @krisha.creations

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  19. LOVE this - it's packed with Steampunk goodness and the colors are beautiful. I absolutely LOVE that octonaut - stunning!

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    1. Aw! Well thank you so much! I appreciated your kind words! Good luck! 💙

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  20. Amazing project
    Hazel Estibeiro from United Kingdom
    https://m.facebook.com/handcraftedexpressionsuk/posts/?ref=page_internal
    https://www.instagram.com/hazel.estibeiro/

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  21. All those beautiful details. Love the texture and design. Judy

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  22. I love the softness of this piece!!!! 💜💜💜

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  23. Gorgeous rustic look project. I liked the way you finished with waxes to highlight the embellishments. I loved the octopus embellishments you added to the project.
    Asha Kunchinadka from India.
    FB- Asha Kunchinadka.
    Instagram - savyakala

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  24. Yes I love the Octopus Diver, he is so great. Colours are perfect for the piece.
    Elle, Empire of the Cat xx

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  25. Loved the way the octopus has tangled and the textures and layers built up...

    Thank you forthe inspiration 💕💕

    Maneesha Naik,
    India
    maneeshanaik23@gmail.com

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  26. Such a fabulous scene you created. I love all the details and especially love the octopus.

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    1. Oopsy. Kathi, US, merkattwo@yahoo.com

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    2. No worries! Thank you so much! It was a fun piece to create! 💙

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  27. Love that Octopus.
    Beautiful project.

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  28. Awesome marine octopus with so many textures and details. Love it so much
    Thanks

    Sirisha setia
    India
    Sirishasetia25@gmail.com

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  29. I love how this came out. The colors are great and I love how the background is kind of grungy and muted. The wheel was like the perfect size for the diver. Great project!!
    From NC,USA, Carol Curran- cjsimplyscraps@hotmail.com

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    1. I absolutely agree! Thank you so much! I love in Durham, NC! So nice to have a fellow NCer on here! 💙

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  30. Wonderful project, thanks for insipring.Love form Dishita(India).dishtia.bavisi@gmail.com

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  31. Fab piece. I have ordered that mould and am anxiously awaiting its arrival to play!

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    1. I absolutely love this mould! Its so fun to play with! So many options and ideas! Have fun with your mould! Thank you! 💙

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  33. I love this octopus mould. The grunge and the colors are amazing. Such imagination!! Love it!!! Texas, USA Pearl_Taylor@att.net

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  34. Beautiful project. Love from India.
    Semonti
    Mail Id :roy5268@gmail.com

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  35. Wow... love all the details and that grungy background... Lots of love...
    Apoorva, India.
    Email: ovisha.creations21@gmail.com

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  36. BRILLIANT! I'm so in love with the Stamperia products and this a great way to use them. Angela xXx Uk: angelajr59@gmail.com

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    1. Absolutely! stamperia is an amazing company! I love their products! Thank you so much!

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  37. That was one cool octopus...love from india
    Email: ritakanyal@gmail.com

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  38. Cool canvas and ya I love your octopus diver too! You did an outstanding job of colouring it and highlighting its detailing.:)

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  39. The Stamperia “sea world” collection is stunning! Love what you did with it! TYFS! MICHIGAN USA ❤️🦋💜@hendoc212

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    1. I agree! Its one of my absolute faves! Thank you so much!

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  40. This "octoman" has stolen my heart the first time I saw him, you made him perfectly for this hop!! Beautiful. Glad to join you in this hop xoxo Karin

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    1. Mine too! When I saw the mould, I knew then I had to have him! Thank you so much! 💙

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  41. So beautiful
    Hazel Estibeiro
    hazelestibeiro@gmail.

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  42. LOVE the underwater feel

    Jenskreativekreations@gmail.com USA

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  43. I'm happy to see more bright colors and beautiful textures. Love the detailed helmet. Underwater steampunk is new to me...but it works. karensessions@hotmail.com USA

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