Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Challenges Galore!

Ah the 1st of september already...
Soon be C*******s!!! Arrrhhhhh
But enough of that talk, the 1st of the month is always good as with it brings new challenges.
Firstly there's is a brand new theme over at 
Hop on over to see the theme.. there is a prize to be won, 
and you can even get yourself a brand new blinky

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The second is Alter It Monthly and their theme is 'Rust'
For this challenge i used an old rusty key to create {ok attempt and fail} a piece of steampunk jewelry!
I made it multi-sided so that if it flips while your wearing it it looks good both way.

Using springs for the wings. Cogs,wire and a metal button to make up the body and antenna.
And a coating of glossy accents over the key to stop the rust from ruining your clothes!
I think i'm gonna give up this steampunk lark.. its defiantly not me, but hay at least i gave it a go.
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And as i have just realized it's Wednesday and that can only mean on thing..
Desk Noseying with Julia

I'll be back tomorrow with my Simon Says challenge, So until then, tutty bye.
♥ HUGZ ♥

38 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

Minxy.. I may have to slap you for the attempt and fail comment.. its a success.. its a key .. yet.. its an insect lol.. and its definitely steampunk. Great job and original too. I personally love it.. well done.

Tracey said...

Minxy your steampunky thingy looks fine to me and glad it's not only me that buys stash and it sits there for ages before I use it lol.
xx

MrCachet said...

The first thing I thought of was dragonfly, and it is definitely steampunk. I see no failure here!

Jingle said...

Freaking. Awesome. That is simply the only way to describe that amazing piece of jewelry! Holy fabulous steampunk, BATMAN! For reals. I love it!!!!

Sam Poole Designs said...

I love your steam punk piece! Very inspiring! :) Sam x

craftytrog said...

Brilliant piece of steampunkery nicky! x

Wipso said...

Really love your Rust card. What a clever idea.
A x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Well I think you are doing a grand job of 'Steampunking'.....:)

A.xx

Sue said...

Hi ya Minxy
wow stunning creation,
lovely tidy desk,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your steampunk jewellery, very original, it looks great and I bet if you wear it you will get loads of comments when your out. Very tidy desk too this week. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Cath Wilson said...

Still neet and tidy - you're amazing. I'd have expected much worse while you're off work. How's the knee? Hope it's getting better with the rest it's getting. Great piece, too!! You're so creative. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

When I look at your desk I know why I didn't shame myself yet again with the sight of my tip ... I am deffo up for a swapsie of work .... sounds like a blast.

Have sent you a PM on UK STampers.

Hugs
Kay

Helen said...

Nice tidy desk - hope you get the stamps mounted sometime! Great piece of jewellery.

Ann said...

Love! Love! Love! your steampunk jewellery Nicky - how can you possibly say tis a failure?? It's magnificent!! Hugs Ann xx

PS - is your desk really that tidy?? lol :D xx

Jane said...

You can't say the C word yet!!!!!!!!
Loved that link that you had left on Kaths blog...now if I tried to do that with my scraps it would never turn out like that! It was amazing!

Artyjen said...

The steampunk piece is fab :) I'm a bit in two minds myself as to what steampunk really is but yours seems to fit the bill. I think we have a poundstretcher in the next town might have a couple of hours spare on Sat to look for storage...thanks for the tip
xoxo Sioux

Gillian said...

Minxy, I love your steampunk key, it's quirky and has it's own interpretation/identity i.e is it a key or is it an insect, thanks as alway for sharing and submitting your artwork at Alter It Monthly x

Doone said...

okay who abducted Minxy and put an alien in her place?

Minxy would never swear - and this imposter used the C word

and Minxy wou;d have the eyes to see her steampunk jewelery is F for Fabulous not F for failure,

what do you not like about your altered key? _ I really really think it is well designed and executed - what is the problem - Give Me Back the real Minxy...

Dx

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just brilliant really love what you have created love cheryl x

Sue said...

Why you think this is a failure I have no idea, it's FAB-U-LOUS!

Darcy said...

I love steampunk stuff and that is just gorgeous, you will get lots of admiring comments when you wear it.

Piddawinkle said...

hey I love that necklace and double sided, check you out . . and I saw the exact same wire baskets in whitstable last week, but id already spent my pennies on a load of metal and wood hearts to hang in the craft area/room . . . which my eldest thinks i should change into a stylish dining area . . I dont think so :)

Julia Dunnit said...

I don't really know Steampunk Minxy, but I know great jewellery when I see it! Your desk looks pretty good to me - but you need to get back to those unmounted, neglected stamps - and finish that tea!

Cath said...

Your key look good to me, as normal I missed the deadline this month!

Cathx

Carola Bartz said...

I love all the little comments you wrote in your WOYWW photo! Good laugh!

JoZart said...

Love your punk dragonfly whatsit, really creative. Cool desk too,
JoZarty x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have yet to make my first steampunk inspired piece. This has me GIDDY with delight. I love it, love it. In fact, I nearly forgot to check your desk because I was so giddy. Happy WOYWW.

Lynn Stevens said...

oh its fab, don't you dare give it up your steampunk is awesome!

minnie_mac said...

Very organised desk all labelled up. Amazing dragonfly.

Marilyn

butlersabroad said...

I don't see any failings at all, that's an amazing piece of art! How're are you liking your newly rearranged and painted room?

Hugs
Brenda

Twiglet said...

Great bit of steamy whatsit!!! Love the idea. bit late with my comment - I have been bilberry picking in the sunshine today and gardened for M. yesterday!!

Morti said...

You're actually jolly good at this steampunk lark, so don't quit! You were right by the way - I'm making some paper beads. Now who can I possibly have promised paper beads to, I wonder??????? ROFL. Loving your desk as always.

Spyder said...

Have very Harry Potter of you, a flying key!! Have A great woyww!
(Lyn)

TinaB said...

Great desk this week! Sorry I am so late xx Hugs Tina xx

donna said...

Don;y give up! That is a wonderful piece of steampunk art.

Phree said...

I know it's not Wednesday, but glad I made it over here, your dragonfly key is fab...not sure I understand Steampunk either so I can't tell if it qualifes...but it's great even if it's not steampunk. Thanks for the snoop round.

Dawn said...

I love the SP Broach/necklace just LURvely

Love Dawn xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing, so imaginative, would never have thought of it!

Lucy x