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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:

  1. Been for a peek and it is fabulous x

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

    luv CHRISSYxx

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

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  4. 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!!

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  5. Wow what a construction of art Alison another stunning design.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. A fabulous, arty construction Alison! xxx

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

    Hope your weekend is a good one.

    B x

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

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  15. wow - this is awesome - love it Alison xx

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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 :)

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

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

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  20. 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 )))..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. Just had a pop over - brilliant make.
    Avril xx

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

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

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  29. 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!

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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

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  34. 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.

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

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  36. 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

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

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  38. 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!!

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  39. 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:-)

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