Fairy Godfather Time…

That’s what he looks like to me. I created this postcard for Martina’s “Steampunk” theme over at Sunday Postcard Art. I really the whole genre, but I am far from confident with it. I have used a 6″x4″ piece of Dufex – silver tooled/engraved card – for the background, but it has scanned like a piece of coffee-stained cardstock. Under most circumstances, I’d like that, but… Hey-ho!

Fairy Godfather 'Time'

I have no idea how to show this in a better light, which is so annoying. The beetles are made from a recycled ring pull and an old jewellery clasp which has 2 tiny stones in it – cool for a beetle body! I coloured both ‘bodies’ with blue and light green alcohol inks and then attached the german scrap wings to them and used glue dots to adhere them.

The mini punchinella is stitched on, as is his face, and the wings were hand drawn first and then I used old gold-tone ball chain to outline them. I zigzag stitched that on with gold metallic thread – which you can’t see because of the scan… grrrr!

The background stamps are Home Impressions Cogs & Clocks Plate – great fun, great value! Right, back to finishing off pins and pendants, preparing dinner and maybe even a bit of dog-grooming while the painkillers are working on that frozen shoulder!! 😉

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  1. Hella

     /  March 21, 2010

    Special and very beautiful.

  2. taluula

     /  March 21, 2010

    Oh my goodness Rosie I’m in awe at all the work that has gone into this very lovely steampunky card, but hey it was worth it because it’s scrumptious.

  3. johanna

     /  March 21, 2010

    it is absolutely fantastic!! love all these elements! and this seems to be a general problem with scanners – they don´t take metallics…

  4. Rosie, your fairy godfather Time is amazing. I want to know who his hairdresser is because I would love to follow his style! Your postcard is scrumptious in every way – wonderful design, great textures and a whimsical sense of humour. A standing ovation from me!!

    (PS – Thanks so much for your kind comments on my steampunk Duchess. No-one else mentioned her name. Did you guess that the Grand Duchess Davida du Chovny pinched her named from the X-files actor, David Duchovny?)

  5. Hi Rosie!!!! I love your take on the theme this week!!! what a wonderful postcard filled with steampunk!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and great week ahead!!!


  6. Wow, Rosie!!! What a fantastic work!!! You are so creative and yes, you definitely captured “steampunk!” It is brilliant!!!

  7. This is incredible!! All of details are fabulous – those beetles are brilliant!! Cheers!

  8. Wow Rosie, this is fantastic! I love all of your wonderful elements and background.

    Cindy 🙂

  9. Sandy

     /  March 21, 2010

    OMG this is stunning.
    Brilliant work Rosie.

  10. This is gorgeous,great work!!

  11. What an amazing piece of steampunk art, dear Rosie!
    I always adore your fabulous creative work.
    Thank you for your participation.

  12. WOW, what marvellous steampunk card, Rosie, love it!

  13. That is pretty cool.

  14. So creative and wonderful!

  15. amy

     /  March 22, 2010

    love the golden wings! This is really unique

  16. Rosie, this is absolutely amazing. I love all the recycled details you have added. Great postcard!

  17. Love how you recyled/reused the ring pull & jewelry clasp in this piece, and the stitching adds a lot! Very cool!

  18. love your piece
    thanks for sharing

  19. Hi Rosie,
    What a great steampunk piece!!!! I love what you did with this–amazing!!! Hope you and your hubby are doing great…

  20. Very cool take on the theme!

  21. Wow, what a supercool creation!! love the stitching and the background, I bet it’s even more amazing in real life!! Great work!!



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