Friday, April 12, 2013

Steampunkery and Pigs Can FLY!!!

Welcome to Viva Las Vegastamps! - it's finally FRIDAY and I'm so happy - this week has been a whirlwind. There is a new Viva Las Vegastamps! SWAP this month and we are trading Button Fairies. So I thought I would give you all a little primer on how fun and easy - AND - TOTALLY ADDICTIVE they are to make. Once you start... you just can't stop! Not only did I make a button fairy today... but I proved PIGS CAN FLY... Steampunk one's that is!

I have to say that I had so much fun making this and I only used ONE stamp - Winged Pig Large #9476.


**TIP FOR THE DAY** Stamp an image on different types of paper and fussy cut them back together. For my Steampunk Pig Flyer - I stamped his wings onto scraps of distressed aluminum tape paper and the pig onto cardstock with overspray from  another project. I stamped the image three times so I could fussy cut and pop-up the snout and right ear when pieced back together.

You don't need a whole lot of supplies - just some beads, buttons and other findings, and some wire or ribbon to link them together. I hand colored my pig pieces using my Ranger Distress Markers with a waterbrush and cut out.

Starting from the bottom I fed a silver bead with wire folded in half and began to string the beads an buttons from smallest to largest; twisting the wire and feeding through button holes and shanks. Feel free to mix and match goodies from your stash.

I added a glass bead between each button to add a little sparkle. These are so much fun embellishing! To see my "White Rabbit Fairie" that I shared how I made on the Saturday Crafts Fair, please CLICK HERE.

I added a shield made of a resin cast shell and an assortment of layered gears and metal junk. The finishing touch is a zig zag clip affixed to a piece of twisted wire to be his beanie propeller - now he's officially a "STEAMPUNK FLYING PIG!!!" I hope you'll enter our SWAP - CLICK HERE for all the DETAILS.


Supplies used: STAMPS - Winged Pig Large #9476. Other supplies: Assorted buttons, beads and gears from my crafty stash; a resin piece of shell created with Amazing Mold Putty and; Staz-On Black ink; Miracle Tape; 3-D foam mounting tape; Ranger Distress Markers; and water brush.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Have you seen what the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team has been creating or dropped by the Viva Las Vegastamps! store lately? There's so much amazing inky inspiration to see!  If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. I'll be back soon with another stamping adventure...and I'm starting off April on an adventure of my own - a trip to the WORLD FAMOUS Viva Las Vegastamps! Have an inky day - and a fabulous weekend! Sb


Jess B. said...

OMG love this! Pigs do fly! Yay!

Barbara Rankin said...

Oh wow, love flying piggy button fairy. TFS

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv this little piggy!

Unknown said...

Amazing as usual! Love your piggie - oink oink!