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Topic: A Shrine to Steampunk (hopefully).  (Read 963 times)
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« on: June 21, 2013 04:20:33 PM »

I made a shrine to steampunk for the Shrine Swap this June. This was my first attempt at both categories. I was really afraid it would fall under the "not remotely steampunk" meme. I really wanted to make my partner something that lived up to the term, and not just plopping gears down on something. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Anyway, I just went along using everything I could find that I felt would fit the description. I almost picked one of my partner's "easier" topics, but I decided to challenge myself. And boy, was I ever challenged. My husband took a couple photos before I sent it off, and though I altered it a tiny bit before sending, this is mainly it. Now I wish I had maybe taken more "in progress" shots. Just another thing I learned doing this swap. Any comments are appreciated!  Smiley

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Alternate front, something fell off and I had to repair it:

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013 05:05:11 PM »

Somehow kinda sinister for steampunk.  I like it!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013 05:20:40 PM »

Thanks Ludi, it might be the lighting that makes it look more spooky than it was. I think, lol. Maybe I just err on the side of spooky, my mind tends to go that way. My partner said she likes dark colors, it was kind of a challenge.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013 09:10:21 PM »

that would be something I'd want.  it is so TOTALLY me!  I love steampunk, I love dark colors, and spooky is always awesome.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013 05:22:51 AM »

Thanks Karasu! That means a lot. If I could, I'd make you one, but pretty much I don't think I could recreate it. Feel free to steal any ideas though!
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013 01:38:53 PM »

lol.  I am totally inspired by it, so thanks.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013 08:14:40 PM »

This is way cool! I like the details embedded in the frame. There are so many things to look at and yet, it seems so simple and uniform. Great job on this.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013 05:20:35 AM »

Thank you LimeRiot. The little buckle at the top is what started that. It's actually a vintage button, I have several of them(I collect buttons) but couldn't resist using one. From there is just escalated, lol.
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