Saturday, July 19, 2014

CC3C - Painted Industrial

It's Saturday again craft lovers! That means it's time for another challenge in the new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!!! Many many thanks again for all the previous entries and of course comments! The Curiosity Crew and I are always amazed! We have had a very hard time choosing a Curiosity Crew winner, but you all know that because it's the same every two weeks. Keep those projects coming so you have a chance to win some amazing loot.
This challenge, number seven, is Painted Industrial...a yummy metal challenge!  I hope you play along on this challenge using one of my most favorite techniques, so you can win some fabulous prizes donated by the ever generous Tim and Mario, and this seventh challenge's sponsor, Inspiration Emporium!!!  AND, I've been looking forward to this challenge the most, as I can't wait to see what the rest of you make, so I too can be inspired by you! You will have two weeks to complete this challenge and link it up to the CC3Challenge site, and you can read all the rules here. Please take the time to visit every member of the Curiosity Crew (See below.) for not only some beautiful industrial feel inspiration, but for a chance to win some extra goodies!
The technique Painted Industrial, as the name implies, screams 'industrial', 'steam punk', and 'metal madness' to me.  I knew instantly that my project would be heavy on the metal (I couldn't create with Idea-ology!!!) and quirky. I loved covering this wooden birdie up. I also used Wendy's Embossing Pastes and Ranger Archival Ink for the wooden base.
 
 
 
 
I hope this SteamPunk Whirly Bird winds up yours creative spirit! I can't wait to see what you all make on this challenge! 

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


98 comments:

  1. As you know, I am on a steampunk kick at the moment! LOVE, love, love this bird!

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  2. O.M.G! Anita, this little birdie is just perfect!!! I am in love. I love the color and the long legs. The whole thing is beyond perfect. I love your use of the piano key to make it look like an old toy. I just can't say enough. Love it!!!

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  3. OMG Anita this is a brilliant piece! Very creative! Such a wonderful piece to have in your studio. Love it! Karen.x

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  4. Anita love all the little intricate pieces to your Steampunk whirly bird! Very creative and original. Love it!. From the crackle texture to the Riveted Metal bird!

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  5. Absolutely love your project! So whimsical, and amazing details.

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  6. This is so cute & very clever. I never would have thought of it. Thanks for the inspiration as always

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  7. Oh my gosh, your bird is fabulous! I am not very good at 3-D assemblage, so I love seeing great examples. Love the wind-up key, what a fun touch!

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  8. This is really fantastic Anita .
    I have been very negligent of blogging and crafting this year due to operation and my kids both getting married this year the last one in August !!!
    But this is very inspirational and I can't wait till my craft room is empty of wedding stuff to get messy again xxx

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  9. Don't know how you come up with these. So amazing!

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  10. Ohhh, your birdie is too tweet!

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  11. Be still my heart....I think this is fabulous! Freaking incredible industrial tweeter you've made here Anita. I am beside myself with excitement. Your textures and bits and design have my eyeballs jumping all over the place! Amazingly crafted and I couldn't think of a more inspirational way to inspire and get people excited about this challenge. Way to go chica...love it!

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  12. LOVE, LOVE this little birdie!!!

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  13. O MY WORD....This is amazing Anita, the bird is fabulous... I adore the design & colours... the elements are perfect...WOW....WOW....WOW... Love it all...Hugs May x x

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  14. What a fun little bird! And in red, my favorite color!

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  15. Your steampunk birdie is absolutely stunning, Anita. You rock!!!

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  16. Oh my goodness, I really love your bird Anita, all the wonderful metal elements really make this bird unique and awesome!

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  17. WOW How fun was that to make!! You got my creative juices going…could I actually make a sculpture?

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  18. I love you red quirky steampunk bird. So clever!!

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  19. How fun is this whirly steampunk bird, Anita! You are always surprising me with your unique approach to these challenges. Shaping the foil around your form is genius. Love those bobbin feet too. Fantastic!

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  20. How cool is this ?! I love your steampunk birdie.

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  21. You really are the Mistress of Quirk! This funky steampunk bird is an absolute delight and he makes me smile - big! LOVE him, a lot.... Hugs, Anne xx

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  22. Oh, oh, oh! What a fabulous little chap - quirky, creative, brilliant! He's just adorable too!
    Alison xx

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  23. OMG-ANITA!! Absolutely Love your little steampunk birdie!! It's a perfect showpiece for this technique! This one, she's a flying out of the ballpark!!! Awesome!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  24. You never cease to amaze me, your bird is fantastic!

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  25. Okay you gotta know THIS BIRD IS TOO COOL ... so very creative... I got so tickled when I saw him... love it !!!

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  26. Anita,
    Your 3d bird is amazing. Super cute. I love the textures and colors. Great inspiration

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  27. This is sooooo cute!! I am in love with her....I haven't really studied it yet because I just had to stop and tell you how inspired using bobbins is. What a wonderful use of this technique Anita!. Inspired.

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  28. Oh my word! She's been at the metal again! What an amazing quirky humorous fantastical birdie!!!

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  29. My mouth dropped when I got my first glimpse of this funky steampunk bird. You must have spent hours creating him. Super wonderful project!

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  30. Anita, this has to be one of the coolest birds I have ever seen! Outstanding!!

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  31. Fantastic Anita ! I love your steampunk bird ! Sue C x

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  32. Love your chicks steam punk style Anita! This is one of my favourite techniques of Tim's and with fab inspiration like this I really want to make time to join in X

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  33. Anita this is really creative and very cleaver... I love it... your creativity really jumped on this one... and it took it to the top... love it... such a funny bird and so full of mischief... love it. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  34. OMG girl! Freaking amazing!!! WOW! I was speechless at first, wink. This little birdie is over the top amazing from the tip of his heads to beneath his feet! You outdid yourself on this one!!! Definitely my FAVE! WOWZA...what a fantastic piece of imagination!!!

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  35. Such a cute steampunk bird, I love all the details, you have a Fantastic imagination xx

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  36. What a bird, amazing, would never think about a steam punk bird, thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Fun, fun, fun!!! What a wonderful creation :)

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  38. Your bird is great, it makes me wonder what else I can cover in metal!

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  39. Love your cute little birdie painted industrial project! So very different and fun!

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  40. I just LOVE this metal red bird Anita! how very clever and creative! love the legs, the key, the wings, the RED!!!

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  41. Anita, you are amazing! I just love this funky steampunk birdie! You are so talented and great at adding a really interesting twist to each challenge! He looks like he could really be wound up and would start moving at any time! Love it!

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  42. Of course I love your steampunk birdie! It is perfection! Now I'm having all kinds of birdhouse ideas where your birdie could live. And maybe a friend for your birdie. I'm so excited! Thanks for the happy inspiration!

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  43. Anita...this is brilliant! I totally love everything about your steampunk whirly bird. He's fun and he's so original! I love your use of Tim's industrial technique on this. All of your metal elements work together so perfectly to create this whimsical piece. The spools are a great idea for feet. I love the springs coming up from them! The little "beanie" with the propeller on his head cracks me up. Really cute! <3 Candy

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  44. Wow!!! It is brilliant! Wonderful metal bird. It is so original idea and perfectly executed. I love it:) The bird is fantastic and a bird's legs are great. The structure and color of the bird is beautiful. So cute bird :)

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  45. Amazing creation! Love this steam punk whirly bird! Pure genious!

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  46. The color! It really sets him off from the pack! I wish one could turn that key and watch his wings flap and listen to him sing! Thanks for sharing your steampunk bir!

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  47. Well I must say this is quite a fun little bird. From his hat to his wind-up key with the little bird charm, he is filled with surprise elements. So creative!

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  48. Wow what a bizarre bird,he is fabulous. Love the colour scheme too.

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  49. I don't know where to start! Talk about a unique steampunk out of the box brilliant project, you did it! I love this bird, LOVE it! Those bobbin legs are just too cool and your painted industrial technique is wonderful. And you even gave him a hat! This rocks big time, GF!

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  50. Love all the clever details. So glad you included so many close up photos.

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  51. oh so clever. Love some punky birdie!

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  52. This little bird is AMAZING! I love it in red!

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  53. Oh my! What a fun and fabulous project Anita! Love the steampunk vibe and all the little embellishments! You have such an eye for detail!

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  54. This is by far the cutest coolest bird I have ever seen ! I love his little hat ~ AWESOME !!

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  55. Your bird is so clever!!! I love all the details.

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  56. Wow, Anita! This is amazing! Love it! It's so cool! His hat is so cute! Hugs, Sandra

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  57. Such an awesome steampunk bird, gorgeous painted industrial technique!

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  58. What a wonderful creation,such fantastic imagination,I would love to have this one on display :)

    Hugs
    Donna x

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  59. Anita you never stop to amaze me! I have no words! They are "overwhelmed" from your originality! A fabulous project! BArbarayaya

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  60. Excuse me for my bad english! I wanted to say that I am overwhelmed! BArbarayaya

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  61. Oh boy this made me smile! I love the quirky design with those extra long legs and the way you've covered every inch in texture and colour. Leading the way again Anita! Jenny x

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  62. A fantastic make a fantastic make Anita.....very quirky, which I love.

    Sending you best wishes
    Annie x

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  63. Hey, Neeter Mosquiter!! What a whimsey! Love your piece this time, you are so over-the-top crazy creative.

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  64. How can I not adore your birdie. I would give a home to dozens of them.

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  65. This little bird just makes me smile. Love the creative use of the technique

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  66. OOOOH Anita - you always manage to wow me - such creativity! Nikki xxx

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  67. ohh cool birdie!! How do you think of making such thing! Very beautiful, a real piece of art...i wish i could make it

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  68. I LOVE your whirly bird!! =)

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  69. This is steampunk awesomeness! I wish I could hear him sing (or chirp, or whirl, or something!)

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  70. What a cool little steampunk bird!

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  71. Totally in love with this sweet little steampunk birdie such expression ! Love the little bobbin boots! Clever lady xx

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  72. Such creativity, great project. I have signed up as a follower.
    Julie x

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  73. Such a cool bird! This must've been so much fun to create :-)

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  74. Your Steampunk bird is so awesome. I love it.

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  75. that is super fun, love all the little details, especially the bobbins.

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  76. This one brings a smile, great assemblage xx

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  77. Anita, this is the bomb! Love the propeller hat!

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  78. this is amazing Anita - such fun - love it to pieces, Hugs rachel xx

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  79. Your fab little birdie has made me smile! :) ..Super details...You've rocked the painted industrial technique Anita!! x

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  80. This bird has made me smile every time I see it. The technique on here is great. I love how the paint is a bit dark on there.
    Jess

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  81. this is just too cool!!! brilliant piece of art!!! love it!!! =)

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  82. I love it! This one belongs in an art museum. It is whimsical, but the technique is flawlessly executed and it is just fabulous from the beanie cap to the springs in the feet. you are such a genius!

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  83. This is SO clever and love all the "around the home" items you added. You're a star, that's what you are! :)

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  84. Anita! I am sooo in love with your steampunky red bird! So amazing, so detailed I just love your project:) Have a super day!~kim

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  85. Anita, your birdie is so cute! Love the necklace!

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  86. I would proudly display this piece Anita! Love the chain around the neck!

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  87. Love your fabulous steampunk bird! It's really cool.

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  88. Hope you enjoy my steampunk project also, just love that tape!

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  89. I just love your bird Anita, very creative and love the colours too.

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  90. Ok ... this is so freakin' adorable!! I love the color and how tall he is. Then all the steampunk embellishments to create the coolest bird out there. I Love this Anita!! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

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  91. I love your little red bird! I am in awe with the detail and the unique way you showcased the technique. You are so creative.

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  92. Not sure if my earlier comment went through....I love your little red bird. It is a beautiful example of the Industrial Paint technique showcased in a unique way.

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  93. Wow wow wow this us just fabulous, I wish I could come up with some fab ideas like this. I am still learning as that is what I love about the challenge, I learn something new every one so in the last 14 weeks I have learned a further 7 new techniques, thank you x

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  94. Fabulous funky bird , I adore the colours and his industrial look. Fabulous way to use the technique. Tracy x

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  95. Hey Anita! What a wonderful job you've created here. Both red and steampunk...ugh! You won me over... lol. I Sooooo love this birdy that you've created. Awesome job as always.
    Ivette

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  96. Oh my goodness, love love this, especially the propeller hat. :))

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