While waiting for the plumber to show up to hook up the waterline to my new refrigerator today I worked on my June Magical Friend (a monthly project that the Mixed Media Mavens - a small art group I am a part of, is doing this year). June just got away from me for some reason and, for once, I wasn't prepared for the meeting. So I am making up for lost time. June is done and July is started (and she should be done this weekend).
Meet Astrid, A Steampunk Time Traveler:
It would have been a pretty quick page if it wasn't for all the gears! The background is an antique ledger page that I spritzed with Distress Stain over a stencil. The main image is cut twice to pop it up off the page. Then I spent hours layering and building all the gears, finishing them off with assorted brads. The majority of the gears are thinlet dies from Tim Holtz. The thin gear border (that is under Astrid) and the really tiny gears are dies from Memory Box. All the gears are die cut from Tim's Metallic Kraft Core cardstock.