Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Note Pad Cover with Steampunk Chicken

Hi Dreamers!
Did my title  really say Steampunk Chicken?  YES.  Check out this wonderfully whimsical Steampunk set from Artist Di Davies at Blockheads called Fringe Folktales.

I have had the "altering" bug lately..... I wanted to alter something.  I found this note pad that I thought needed a nice cover.  I started with Cream CS and created a background with Crafters Workshop template -Chicken Wire and Fireworks Craft Ink Spray and Walnut Ink Sprays.  See my tutorial here.

Materials List:
Blockhead Stamps:
Fringe Folktales 
Verses Full Sheet-sentiment
Urban Journal 1 -the lined circle
Jet Black Stazon
Distress Ink Pads- Shabby Shutter, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Fireworks Craft Ink Spray in Desert Sand
Walnut Spray in Terra Cotta and Cherry Blossom
Distress Markers
Chicken Wire Crafters Workshop Template
Cream, Kraft, and Black CS
5 x 8 Note Pad

Distress the edges of the background piece with Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo inks.  The Steampunk Chicken is stamped with Black Stazon and colored with Distress Markers.  The other stamped elements are stamped with Black Soot ink.

Here is a view of the side...you can see the note pad in this view.   As you can see, I did not use a brand new note pad.  I should have, but did not have one in the house.

And here is a peek of the inside with my "To Do List".  

Really fun project!  What can I alter next??!!  Don't know.  Any suggestions??!!

And now, a few Challenges for my Steampunk Chicken Notepad:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: anything goes
Cheerful Stamp pad: Steampunk
Dream Valley: Steampunk
Ink on My fingers: Steampunk
That Craft Place: vintage
Anything Challenge: make your own background

Have a great day and see you tomorrow!!  Love ya


  1. Oh so very steam punk. Love the colours, distressed look and all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva xx

  2. wow loving those fab stamps and your altered notebook cover, terrific work, x

  3. Steampunk chicken is wonderful! Brought a smile to my face, and the colours and textures in your work are so rich and fabulous!
    Alison x

  4. I love love love your steampunk chicken altered notebook creation. very inspiring. thank you for joining our challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. Xo

  5. Wow what a great stamps (again :-)). That must be fun to work with...very inspirational! Love the card you've made Karen.

    greetings, Alie :-)

  6. What a fantastic creation! I love the colours you've used and especially the chicken wire in the background. Wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  7. Fabulous creation and fabulous stamps. Beautiful colors and combination.
    Lovely greet Marja

  8. Brilliant make-over and loving that steampunk chicken! A x

  9. Stunning Karen! Love the chicken wire background, nicely done and of course all the elements are fab!

  10. Love this, so very quirky and Lots of great textures too. Hugs Rita xx

  11. Brilliant project, love the design and all the textures! Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  12. Fun steampunk chicken! His crown is the perfect detail. Beautiful vintage card. Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  13. So gorgeous and unique, thank you for entering our Steampunk challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. :)

  14. FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Love the Steampunk Chicken, love what you did with the stamps, they are now on my wishlist! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  15. Fantastic! Love the background and I am so in love with those stamps!

    Thank you for joining in with us at Anything Goes.

  16. Gorgeous cover, love the layering and the colouring. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Sorry I'm late with commenting I have been away :-) Kerry x

  17. Love this! Your To Do List is too funny! Make cards... and more cards... :D


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