Friday, 18 December 2015

My Steampunk Christmas Tree

Hello hope all well with you.
I've been missing as I have virtually been locked away in my craft room for the last 3 weeks  making Christmas cards but the main  project was making Steampunk decorations for the second Christmas tree. I've run out of time but plan to add more to it soon.
Lots of die-cutting, painting and faux rusting, and lots of overcast days making it harder to see and photograph things.

Sorry for the amount of photos and the length of post this time - but hope you like :)

For the top of the tree 

Music scrolls - stamped 3 small pages and rolled/glued
them up and added embellishments.

Bird, cage, and cogs punched out on shrink plastic. 
slightly darker photo shows lights better

This mini book was stamped on front
and the inside pages created digitally
using some Serif Steampunk kits and MCS graphics.

Used Viva Décor Rubber stamps on front and added foil to grunge.

a few of the inside pages


Used some glittered shop bought baubles and painted them with copper acrylic paint.
Glued some fancy silver braiding around top of bauble.
The cogs punched out on craft foam and painted etc.


The bits from the middle of the cogs looked like studs so I added them to sides.

A few plain verdigris effect baubles to match the two I made with the light bulbs. Acrylic paint used on plain gold baubles seem to work well.
Thanks for stopping by, its much appreciated
and thanks so much if you managed to read all this post.
Gill xx


  1. Wow! It's a fantasmagoria of steampunk inventions, beautiful!

  2. Hi Gill, this is absolutely fantastic, you have made such wonderful embellies for your tree, and I love the little book, too - well done, you really have put an enormous amount of love and hard work into this. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier on. Had a lot of doctor's appointments in the past couple of weeks, I am getting a new knee in February. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Blimey Gill this is FANTABULOUS!! Wow this would have taken me 3 months to make all that! It's absolutely wonderful, you be so proud of making all that, I'm in awe :)
    Donna xxx

  4. Hot diggity dang G! These are Steampunkaliscious! Love the keys and the scrolls and that clock die with the wings! What die is that? Or is it a chippie? I need to add that to my Christmas wish list! You have been a busy and inspiring little elf! Gorgeous! Hugz. ~Niki

    1. Thanks so much Niki... I'll get back to you about clock as it was made with various dies (I need to check and list).
      I like to make things deeper/3d and so I diecut onto craft foam as well as thick card - so its several layers thick ..... Gill x

    2. I know what ya mean. I like it thicker so I can apply lots of paints and pastes. Lol!

  5. Love, Love, Love it :) You are so creative! Your tree looks amazing with all your fantastic decorations :)

  6. Your tree is simply AMAZING! What a wonderful art - gorgeous!
    Merry Christmas!


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