Friday, June 5, 2015

Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge-June "Make It Masculine"

Hello everyone,

It is time for a new Challenge at Anything But Cute! Cec is out host this month and she selected the theme Make It Masculine. “Make a mixed media card or other project for a fellow in your life. It could be for Father’s Day, a Birthday, an Anniversary, of just because you want him to know how special he is. “

When I saw the theme, I immediately knew I wanted to create an industrial looking picture frame, so here it is:


Now to show you what I used to create it:





Then I painted gears, bolts, nuts and all other added trinkets with black acrylic paint. When that was dry I went over everything with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint.

Here are few more pictures of the details...




Please stop by Anything But Cute and check out what fabulous makes my teammies have made for this occasion and I truly hope you'll join the fun!

I would like to enter this altered frame into following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu "Steampunk"

Rhedd's Creative Spirit June Challenge Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Make It Masculine"

Simply Create Too Challenge #87 Masculine

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...


51 comments:

  1. OMG, Samra, I can't believe what you have created out of that simple photo frame! This is a masterpiece, my dear, with outstanding steampunk masculine design! A foil tape industrial technique at it's best! I love every single detail there! Absolutely stunning, my lovely!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lots of love and big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my dear :) I wish I knew how to paint it like you do....

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  2. Wow, how freaking incredible is this!! Your work with the silver foil is amazing, I can't believe this started as a plain wooden frame! I love all the gears and how to kept them to the two corners, such a great balance! I really love the music notes that you tucked in here and there, they add a touch of elegance. Well I'm blown away once again by your skill and creativity Samra, an amazing piece!! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much my dear :) I put the music notes to match the theme of the frame...heavy metal cruise :) There was a lot of music there.

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  3. Wow, Samra! Can I say this is my new favorite fabulous creation of yours???!!! Good Golly, I love this side of you, too! That painted industrial background is just perfect to show off all your cogs, gears, hardware, and those surprise musical notes! Your composition of this is just spot on (I'm so envious of your skill at this!) and your paint job really just makes this one supercalafragalistic steampunk-ing masculine work of art. What a treasure this is, and what a treasure YOU are! Huge hugs for a job very well done, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much my dear!!! You always make my day with your sweet comments! I am so lucky to have you as a friend!!! xoxoxo

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  4. wowsers this is such a fab fab make, love it and love what you have done, what is the name of the die you used for the cogs, its one thing I dont have (must retify lol) - just think this is the the best steampunk item ive seen around x

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    1. Oh my, I am humbled by your praise. Thank you so much!!! To answer your question: I used Memory Box and Cheery Lynn cog dies.

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  5. Wow, wow, wow, Samra, this is amazing!! I love the steampunk look of this!! How creative to use the screws and nuts and bolts!! Every single detail is perfect!! I can't believe the transformation from a plain, wooden frame to this masterpiece!! It is spectacular!! And thank you so much for the info on the baby's breath...I am headed to that department first on my next trip to Hobby Lobby!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. :) I am glad I could help :) Cant wait to see your new creation!!! Thank you for always making my day with your visit!!! You are such a sweetheart!!

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  6. Samra I am just speechless at how you have completely transformed this wooden frame, into an industrial work of art!! such steampunk elegance and beauty, and oh.. so... many little yummy detail with the layering of the cogs! Fabulous work hun!!!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  7. Stunning results on this frame Samra, love your layout, has your elegant style on it.
    Have a great weekend, Julie x

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  8. Fabulous frame. I love working with metal foil tape and you have shown the very best example of how versatile it can be. The embossing folder is so industrial looking and goes well with all the gears.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  9. Gorgeous industrial project Samra! Love the embossed foil and all the gears! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Mona :) Hugs and have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  10. Wowzers Samra-cakes! When you use foil tape it turns out exponentially awesome sauce! I am awed by what the results you achieve with this. Those gears and cogs and screws add the perfect depth and texture to this gorgeous altered frame. The frame company should pay you for making it look 1,000 times better. Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thank you my dear!!! I am not as good at steampunk as you are, never will be! You are my steampunk guru!!!

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  11. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Samra. It's really an INCREDIBLE altered frame now that you put your creative spirit into it! My fav part is that you added the music notes to all the gears and metal pieces - that makes it totally FABULOUS!!! It definitely has a SILVER lining!! Thanks bunches for joining the June Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. j

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  12. Love this idea! Stunning work!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment.
    Rosi x

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  13. This is so beautiful and is definitely going to make that someone very special!. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit This month. Good luck. Rupa, DT

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  14. Really stunning transformation Samra! It looks absolutely fantastic! If you are looking for somewhere to store this my address is...... Lol. Have a great week. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola :) It is going actually into office I share with my husband so that we both can enjoy the view :) but I'll be happy to surprise you with something...

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  15. Absolutely brilliant result what a transformation love all the added bits and bobs and very masculine
    carol x

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  16. Industrial; I also thought of steampunk and it;s a stunner. Love a frame like this. GORGEOUS!!

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  17. What an amazing frame, thanks for showing how you made it.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  18. A stunning frame,it really is gorgeous...and very Masculine.
    A great entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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  19. I just love steampunk and you really have done it justice. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine :) I am glad you like my steampunk attempt :)

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  20. Wow, what an amazing transformation Samra, love it! Really looks like it is made of metal, just a wonderful job.

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  21. Awesome project Samra !!! I have not tried to work with the foil - very interesting)))

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  22. Wow! Love the industrial look! I'm going to try the foil. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  23. As soon as I saw metal I was over here like a shot ! Fabulous alteration Samra n definitely (from the viewers point of view) worth all the patience it must have taken to create ! Thankyou for sharing n thx too for mentioning your challenge blog x

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