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Monday, 31 August 2015

Calico Steampipe Glampunk



Hello all!  After all the Guest Designing (Magic Potion Bottles for Anything But Cute) and Guest Hosting (Crackle Tag for Tag Along - do come and play with me!), I'm back with a sneak peek today... and I'm happy to say I've been at the Glampunk again over at Calico Craft Parts.

At the time I was working with them, these were prototypes, but I'm delighted to say they are now available in the Calico Craft Parts shop.  Do check out the fabulous new Steampunk designs there, including this wonderful steam pipe collection, the Pipework Maze set.

If you want to see them in action properly, please hop over to the Calico Craft Parts blog and check out my Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue (calling all West Wing fans... those mystified by the reference will find enlightenment here).

I hope you all have a fabulous week. Here's hoping September will usher in some better weather for poor damp Great Britain!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again very soon.



No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined.  No Niagara is turned into light and power until it is tunnelled.  No life ever grows until it is focussed, dedicated, disciplined.
Henry Emerson Fosdick

With oodles of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls in the background and on the pipes themselves, and with those little touches of old gold from the gears and the bulbs, I'd like to add this to the Touch of Gold theme at Frilly and Funkie, if you're willing to travel to see the whole thing!

26 comments:

Helen said...

this looks very interesting and I love the post title! off to check it out now.

chrissie said...

Brilliant Alison. Great textures and images.

We bought the box set of the West Wing and it was amazing.

Love Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

Looks wonderful, off to see more! xxx

May said...

Looks fabulous Alison, off to see more x x x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Never watched the West Wing ... but it's obvious that I should have :) What a great reference! Loving what I see so far of this tag. Quite frankly, I love what you are creating with Calico parts these days. I'm off to check the details! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

A Pink said...

I hoped over , saw more and WoW! So much LOVE for this stunning creation! Alison x

Nan G said...

Glampunk, huh? :) You do it well, Alison! Love this steam pipes tag.

Anita Houston said...

Been over to see, and it's just a wow!!! LOVE seeing you do bigger pieces, and totally love the pipes. I gotta get some of those! Way cool design too! You rocked this!

Marci said...

It is stunning! Seems to glow from within. I remember that episode of West Wing now that I see it again :-)) What a memory you have to recall it for this post title. And most appropriate.

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look - Stunning - love how you've used the pipes to frame the image and such fabulous finishes.
Avril xx

Candy C said...

Really a beautiful piece, Alison. Love your layout and the very steampunk feel of this! Really really awesome. The pipes are awesome and work so perfectly to "frame" so many cool things on your piece.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, can't wait tosee what you did with them, off for a closer look.....

Chrissy said...

WOW!!..Fantastic Alison..been over and had a peak and it is a wonderful Steampunk creation..love the pipes running through and the image is perfect..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sandy said...

I left you a little love over at Calico Crafts Parts -- only you could make a plumber and the tools of his trade look wonderful!!!!!
I am serious -- from Shakespeare to pipes -- now that is quite a stretch!!!!!
Sandy xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The most amazing texture. I am off for a closer look!
Wishes
Lynne

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Looks fabulous Alison, off to take a closer look and thanks so much for The West Wing reference, how I miss that show! Deb xo

Evelyn Walter said...

gorgeous project, dear Alison! I love your steam pipes! And the blue steal color with the white center looks great!
Have a wonderful week!
xxx Evelyn

Ruth said...

Fabulous steampunk project...love it! Ruth x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning !!!!!! Jennie x

Team Clark said...

This is a stunner! Just amazing!

Paper Profusion said...

I've been over - a total wow from me! Nicola x

Cec said...

Checked it out and love it with all the bits and pieces, great colours and of course the splashes of gold. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
Hugs!
Cec

Pawsitively Creative said...

Headed over with held breath as I love my some Steampunk and am intrigued about this Glampunk.......looks amazeballs from what I see here. Hugz! ~Niki

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh wow! Once again Alison you have amazed me! Chrisx

JackieP Neal said...

I am going to post the same thing here I did at Calico...
Absolutely Positively too cool!! I love this tag Alison!! Your palette works wonderfully with Steampunk/industrial!!
Alison, have I ever told you , I am a fan? ")
xo

Buttons said...

LOVE how you've used those steampunky embellishments to make the embossed background come to life! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x