Friday, January 5, 2024


 Hello everyone,

Okay, I'm ready now to share this Steampunk splash back, I wanted to wait until it was between the glass and up on the wall before it was shared as it looks so much better up there..and of course I have the drag it out with step by step photos..

First up I had prep to do, loads and loads of prep.

I was presented with this map enlarged of course and the two circles are where she was bought up and where her Dad lives now and that is also where they went for Christmas this year..
This was my starting point and to keep those circles alive.

This card stock matched  the kitchen cupboards, so had to use that..

and just started adding stuff..emphemra die cuts and pictures fussy cut out..

keys, cogs,heavy duty latches and a fob watch...
these were added at the end and photographed from above as they were not going to stick and far too 3D, it had to remain flat..

always a hot air balloon..

The blue and grey circle are for the boys flower picks to go, 

This was her youngest sons flower pick as he found it in their "Garden"..

This Hibiscus was from my garden and the older boy had this one,
 we photographed it, not just stuck it down..she sort of wanted it real but
that wasn't going to happen..they were too delicate..

Highlights with Faber Castel big brush markers were added around the die cut elements for a 3D look..

looks rough but it worked..

all this shading etc was done after the first seal with mod podge.

Stampmeria ephemera, the new one called, Songs of the sea"..
These were reference to her father..along with the ship..

Getting there, more colour needed..

Going up for overhead shot....careful now..

lots of tiny cogs in gold and silver and copper...just added randomly.

now time for the heavy duty stuff, more cogs, necklaces all steampunk related stuff from mine and her stash..

Fully loaded now and ready for the glass...

Taa of proudest moments I must say...

and she loves it, I love it, and I love her,
 the newest addition to our family, couldn't be happier.

[deep sigh]

Thank you so much for stopping by..

I'll see after the weekend..


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Vintagegirl13 said...

Wow wow wow! Chrissy, this is beyond amazing. You have really put your heart and soul into this project for your daughter, and it shows. It is utterly stunning. I just love it! What a marvellous backslash, conversation piece, and keeper of memoriesđŸ’™

aussie aNNie said...

Okay now I am totally convinced you are one of a kind, crafty of many, lover of all things and now a kitchen renovator.. this looks awesome and how proud you must be, you are AMAZING ...xx

Margreet said...

I'm speachless Chrissy. This is just phenomenal. Have no other word for it.
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

It's fantastic Chrissy- absolutely amazing!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is quite the work for sure, love that it has sentimental value to it too with the map, so creative with all that you added and nice it is behind glass to keep it protected after all that!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really fabulous, I was gobsmacked when I saw it on FB. What a treasure! Hugs, Valerie

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning Chrissy, you did a fab job it looks karin

*Vicki* said...

Holy cow that's fantastic Chrissy! I absolutely love your idea here for that back splash is stunning! I love your map background with all of these cool steampunk elements! Looks like you were smart in taking it with sections! Absolutely amazing project! LOVE so much!

*Vicki* said...

Had to go back and show my hubby and he thought it was such a cool idea! Super brilliant my friend!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW Chrissy this is absolutely AMAZING!!!Brilliant and love all the personalised items too-speechless tbh!!!
Carol x

Lynne said...

This is amazing Chrissy! So much work put into it, your must be really pleased with it x

Janette said...

WOWSER Chrissy you outdid yourself this time, what a treat to see, how you managed to put this lot together and stay sane is just amazing. Its a wonderful nod to your creative powers, so happy for you. xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, WOW,WOW,Chrissy I am totally gobsmacked this is out of this world an exceptional
lorraine x

Sarah said...

Totally outstanding Chrissy!! It's truly wonderful xx

pinky said...

Honestly this has blown me away Chrissy. It looks absolutely stunning behind the glass. I am sure they were well pleased. Well done you!!!

Brenda said...

You killed it Chrissy! What an amazing work of art, you should be extremely proud. Lookout, this is bound to trigger more commissions.