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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

STEAMPUNK ATB

Hello, Francine here! I finished my Eileen Hull ATB and here it is for you to enjoy ~


I adhered the Altered Pages collage sheets to all sides of the box. On the ATB top is a Farthy, which is a Steampunk unicycle! Farthy's were developed in the 1880's and were named after the penny farthing coin (just a bit of trivia).  


Sitting on the Farthy is a ballerina poodle with butterfly wings. The poodle actually TURNS! You can see the Poodle from all sides of the box . The spoke of the bike has a key that TURNS with glitter surrounding the mechanism.


Above please notice a friendly giraffe who has been framed!  The lovely lady has a crown with a feather and flower that match her dress.  For the overall, Steampunk gears were added for lots of dimension. 

I had a lot of fun making this ATB and look forward to my next project as a Design Team Member for Altered Pages! 
Developed and used in the 1880s, these vehicles were the first to be called bicycles and were characterized by a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel (in this case, it's flipped). Their amusing nickname comes from the old British penny and farthing coins, with the former being much larger than the latter, so that if put side by side, the penny leading a farthing would resemble one of the new bicycles. - See more at: http://1800recycling.com/2011/07/recycling-steampunk-bicycles/#sthash.fRQhUA4S.dpuf


Supplies used:
Eileen Hull ATB
Glue
Altered Pages Steampunk Purple Collage Sheet
Altered Pages Steampunk Green Collage Sheet
Ink
Glitter
From my stash: butterfly wings, flower, feather, frame, key, gears

Don't forget to check back all month long in May to see what the team is creating with their Artist Trading Blocks!    AND VISIT TEAM ATB

 See the ATB TEAM at Eileen Hull's blog