6.20.2011

A Steampunk Mini Assemblage and a Fun Announcement!

Did you see this??? Yup! I am officially on the Retro Cafe Art Design Team!!! I am SO excited to be working with Kristin! I absolutely love her stuff and have so much fun creating with it!

Here is a piece I created over the weekend with some super fun Retro Cafe Art products! You MUST check out the current contest! If you use the cutouts in a project you could win a $50 Gift Certificate!!!

Steampunk Mini Assemblage


I used several cutouts for this fun little assemblage piece! The background is created with the Chipboard Gear cutouts painted with a metallic red paint pen. I layered a couple of Tim Holtz spinners over the gears along with a big of glass glitter. The doll is one of Tim Holtz' Fractured Dolls. I love real Frozen Charlottes, but I do love the freedom that using these reproductions offers. I am less concerned about 'wasting' one on a project that may or may not turn out well because they aren't so rare and they cost less, too!

Steampunk Assemblage (detail)


I finished it off with a couple of the newest cutouts available at Retro Cafe Art - the monocle and the mustache! LOVE THEM!!!

Steampunk Mini Assemblage (detail)


Looking at this piece now...I may just HAVE to add a top hat. I thought about it before and decided not to do it at the time, but I think a hat may be needed. What do you think? Hmmm....decisions, decisions.

Oh...and I did something rather drastic and perhaps a tad impulsive over the weekend...I cut all my hair off again. It looks a lot like it does in my profile pic again, actually...only with a bit of blue mixed in. Still considering what I want to do as far as color goes...possibly going to bleach it to a very white tone or maybe go all blue...not sure. We shall see. We shall see. Just say'n.

I hope you have a super fabulous Monday!

Passionately Artistic

35 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

congrats on making the DT!

and i have to agree that a top hat would be too cute!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on your DT post. Love your steampunk piece. I think a top hat would be a great addition. Tracy x

Julie said...

Yes, a top hat for sure!! This is a fun little piece Jingle!

Nancy W said...

Fun project, can't wait to see the top ha. You go on the hair, bet you look cute!

Dena said...

How interesting! Love the moustache the best! HA HA! :) Congrats on your new venture. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Yes, a top hat will do just fine.

Deanne :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great piece and the top hat sounds like a great idea!

Kai said...

YAY!!!! And a HUGE congratulations to you! What a great addition you'll be to the Retro Cafe team! About your marvelous & quirky/fun steampunk piece - YES! A top hat would look super! Just the right finishing touch, methinks! LOL! As for your hair, I actually love it SHORT! It suits you! And I can't wait to see the color you decide to dye it! I am getting MY hair cut tomorrow for the first time since the chemo. I DOOOOO think there will be some spikes involved. You inspire me to try different art techniques & to go ahead and be adventurous with my crazy hair. I just love you!

Raechelle said...

Congrats on the DT!

A top hat would finish him off rather nicely. Cool project.

jayne said...

Cool project -- definitely a top hat!

Terry said...

Congratulations on your new DT adventure! Cool steampunk project!

Teri Berrios said...

YAY....CONGRATS ON THE DT!!! Love this piece - super cute and fun. It would look AWESOME on an alered frame or canvas!! Hugs, T

Just Jaime said...

Congrats on making the DT! Blue mixed in sounds cool!

craftattack said...

I love this, it's a real fun piece. Congrats on being on the retro cafe team! Hugs, Valerie

Deb said...

love your little piece and a top hat would look amazing!
congrats on the DT post!
happy crafting, Debxx

Carla said...

What a cute piece of art that you did there, adorable. Have fun with the new hair cut, Im sure its super cute!

Becky said...

Congrats on joining the DT!!!

Regina said...

Ohh Jennifer...How exciting and CONGRATS chickie!! They have added a wonderful artist to the group.

I LOVE this piece and I think a top hat would finish it off just perfect.I really love the Steampunk look...love old clock pieces.

WOW...show a pic of the new YOU. I know it has to look just awesome!!

HUGS

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats on your win at Nutcrafters!

ElfRenee said...

Cute! Definitely go with the top hat!

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a darling piece and congrats on making the DT. She has amazing things for sale.
Hugs lynn

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Jennifer, this is TOO cute! I totally love it! I'll post it on the blog later!! You rock!
xoxo,
Kristin

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

P.S. I think your hair looks great short. My vote is for pink :). xo

LollyChops said...

Awesome piece! Congrats on the new DT... and I say bring on the blue hair!

Electra said...

I vote yes to the top hat, although it's great the way it is! Congrats Jingle!!

Netty said...

Huge congratulations on your new DT position Jingle. Loving your fun piece and definitely a top hat...the bigger the better.... Annette x

Lillian Child said...

Love your art collage and congrats on your new DT assignment!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Congrats and wonderful piece today. Yes I would add a little top hat. LOL.

ScrappnBee said...

Congrats on the DT! This turned out cool! Sitting the fence on the top hat thing! ...it may end up looking like Mr Peanut! Have fun with the hair color decision. You will need to post the final result!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Thank you for making me smile...steampunk is just plain fun! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Margie H said...

Congrats on the DT position!! Love the cool & funky project! TFS :)

1CardCreator said...

Congrats on the new DT, your piece looks awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this piece and I think Charlotte wouldn't mind a hat, either. Congrats on your new DT position... I linked on over and Retro Cafe is a brand new site to me, so thanks for posting and I look forward to seeing what you do with all those amazing cut-outs.

Marlene said...

how freaking COOL is this? And yes, I think a top hat would be perfect!

Kary said...

So cute!! Yupe a top hat would be perfect. Your hair sounds cool - I'd love some streaks of blue in mine too. About time I should really do it instead of dreaming about it forever.. ;)

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