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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Golden Steampunk

Hello all!  So glad you enjoyed yesterday's imperfect tag for Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey!  As promised (threatened?!), I'm back today with my new Calico Crafts project.

I've been at the beer mats again, creating another ATB, but this time it has a golden steampunk feel to it.


I hope that description and this sneak peek will tempt you to hop over and take a look on the Calico Crafts blog - I'd love to know what you make of it!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, whatever you're up to.  And fingers crossed for some sunshine...

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, that is the great art of life.
William Samuel Johnson

42 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Been for a peek and it is fabulous x

Chrissy said...

Another fabulous creation Alison..I love the clock and all the cogs...fantastic.

luv CHRISSYxx

Nan G said...

Oh my, what a sneak peek! Toddling off to see the full reveal.

Helen said...

Off for a proper look... I am dodging the threatened thunderstorms today shopping, but tomorrow I'm off to the Craft Barn with some of our crafting buddies!!

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow what a construction of art Alison another stunning design.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Awesome... your ideas are breathtaking dear Alison!
Happy weekend my friend!

Astrid Maclean said...

BSC, looking very cool!!

Amanda said...

Brilliant Alison I love how you make your ATB's from beer mats. Great theme finished off magnificently with that show stopping clock.
Love
Amanda x

chrissies said...

Amazing. I have collected 5 beer mats so far so almost time to have a go.:)

Wonderful ideas on this piece Alison

Love Chrissie x

Neet said...

Certainly grabbed my interest. Off to see the link.
Hugs Neet xx

Sue C said...

Stunning Alison, I love how you've used the corner part to support the clock! Sue C x

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliantly constructed and designed Alison. At first the perspective in my head saw this as a much larger garden decoration, but whatever the size it certainly is a gilded treasure. Love it xx

craftytrog said...

A fabulous, arty construction Alison! xxx

brenda said...

Popping over to take a peek now Alison, the blue and gold look tempting.

Hope your weekend is a good one.

B x

Chris Warner said...

BLC - such a great box Alison, love it! Chris xxx

rachel said...

wow - this is awesome - love it Alison xx

Ruth said...

Fabulous creation and I'd never thought of using coasters to make an ATB. I've got quite a few, so you have inspired me!

Redanne said...

I thought at first it was a real sun dial... this is a fabulous construction, now at the top of my favourites of your pieces. Got to pin this one! Anne xx :)

sam21ski said...

Oooh now this looks very interesting indeed - off to see xx

Dianne said...

Beer mats, I'm excited already, flying over to see it right away, thanks..

Dianne said...

SQUAWKKKKKK, you have blown me away again Miss Alison I looooooooove your beer mat ATBs, you always inspire me thanks so much my dear, I can't wait to hear about the Doll House, have a fabulous weekend, and thanks for visiting my nest and leaving you lovely comments they mean so much coming from you, my mentor, ((( HUGE HUGS )))..

massofhair said...

Never thought to use beer mats to make an ATB Alison, genius idea!

Love everything about your ATB, colours, textures, just everything! :-) xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous creation, it would look perfect in a Victorian adventurer's study.

Meggymay said...

Just been to see your fabulous box, a great idea to use beer mats,love the clock dial on the top.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am curious!
Wishes
Lynne

cathylynn said...

You made me curious. Off for a peak!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a look, it's a fantastic project.

Mona Pendleton said...

Lovin' all the gold cogs!

Mrs.B said...

Just had a pop over - brilliant make.
Avril xx

Coco said...

You have created a wonderful ATB using beer mats again, I really love your incredible creativity haha!! fantastic piece Alison!!! xx

Kasia said...

Oh my, what a stunning creation! Fabulous clock! So so cool :)
Hugs!

Kay Wallace said...

This is an incredible piece of artwork, Alison! I would never have guessed "beer mats" as your inspiration, but, there they are! I love each and every side, but, mostly, I love your oh-so-brilliant, not to mention timely, topper! You rocked this!

Lisa S. said...

Love this sneak peek Alison. Off to check it out right now. :)

toni said...

Hi Alison , just had to have a closer look at this and it is just gorgeous!!! Wonderful transformation of such simple elements . Love it ! Xx

Kelly Neis said...

Hi Alison! I am paging through all the things I have been missing and I am at awe the gorgeous colors and textures in your work. I love how much you enjoy your crafting, it radiates into your work,or fun I should say.
Have a great day,
Hugs xxKelly

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful sneak peek, Alison. The texture and colors are fabulous. :)

Marci said...

I always learn something here. I didn't know there was a liquid Treasure Gold. A great make. Love how you colored the clock on top. A beautiful box.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Steampunk meets Florence! Just love this combination! Yet again an amazing project! Chrisx

Sandy said...

Oh wow kid - this is wonderful - every time we go to a tavern, I beg for some beer coasters and you have given me such a grand idea!!!!!
(with instructions too)
Thanks - Sandy xx

Dorthe said...

It is fabulous dear Alison,-
The clock is genious on top, and looking so great. Everything so fantastic altered, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Margaret said...

Stunning!! Your clock topper is absolutely amazing and your mats make a fitting base for it! I love all of the gold on this one!!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning box, the beer mats making the box is genius and those papers wow. I recently got a few of the mdf cogs to try out, definitely getting more lol. Love the clock on top, there must be different sizes, I ordered a tando one yesterday thinking small but the biggest one is huge, goodness knows what I'm going to do with it lol. Eek tea is ready, shall be back for more later lol. Hugs Kezzy xxx:-)