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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Steampunked by Margaret Ann Moffat

Ok so the Soiree is Steampunk theme, not one of my usual ones and therefore was sitting at my desk and spied my matchbox die which had recently arrived from Scrapadabadoo.  Love this die, you gotta get it, seriously, so many things to use with it.  Had this idea, and then of course my brain went nuts how about vintage dresser, or shabby chic dresser, or Halloween dresser, or Easter or Christmas or or or ooooh the possibilities are endless.

Ok shut down brain, refocus – hmmmm I know Victorians loved mechanics of any description, they did a load of inventions at that point, oooh Frankenstein and his laboratory hmmmm methinks gauges, cogs and so on.

ooohyou want to see pictures – Ok here they are lol
full pic
8 drawer dresser
Victoriana mechanics with a wee touch of Shelley’s Frankenstein with the wires
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Top of dresser

Having fun with this die 
You will need 8 matchboxes and their sleeves – I used Sizzix Bigs Lg Matchbox Die Alternatively make your own, there are lots of templates around for these now or buy some matchboxes to use. Wire – I chose gold, you can use what ever colour you choose 2 large pearls or other beads which are similar (I used Darice 10mm Pearls) Gilders paste (of course!!!! Cannot do without it) Sizzix embossing folders, but you can use anything that has cogs, watches, mechanic type things will work to fit in with the steampunk theme. Or you can use wooden cogs or paper with these types of ideas. Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets diecuts Black cardstock Black chipboard (raid your bits and pieces box for these) Tim Holtz hitch fasteners  - delved into my prized coveted hoard – and decimated it lol
Tutorial can be found here

Have fun, would love to see your efforts, please dont be shy, we would love to see how everyone interprets things.

Have Fun and Enjoy!,
Margaret Ann


  1. Funny you posted this....working on a witch's dresser myself!!!! But I don't have the die...had to buy matchboxes.....

  2. Kay you need the die, honestly, it is sooooo much fun to play with