Friday, September 10, 2010

Steam Maiden

This is my steam punk maiden and her bird. Little "bits and pieces" of steampunk images and 4 layers of background come together for this piece. The little bird is an image from Dover whose headgear is from srcapbookgraphics and his wings are made from scanned butterfly hinges that I own- not easy to scan hardware! Other layers from deviantart, artist papers blended in Photoshop. This is my entry for the 4x4friday challenge.

22 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about scanning hardware. You have to be very careful not to scratch the lid of scanner..which I managed to do once. Sometimes I take the door completely off and cover with blankets for clearer image.

    Your maiden looks ancient and mysterious. Great!

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  2. Oh wow so wonderful.
    Unbelievable coloring and layering. Perfect.

    Have a lovely weekend dear Lori.

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  3. Haven´t been here for a while... so many gorgeous pictures you have created again!!!

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  4. wonderful - especially love that bird on her shoulder!

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  5. Lori, I love what you did to that bird. He is awesome.....very clever....

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  6. The whole piece is amazing, Lori!

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  7. I love what you did with her dress!

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  8. I just hang out to see what you do next Lori.... and this one was worth 'hanging out' for!! Such fine work, as usual, such a powerful statement within its boundaries... nothing but 'sensational'!!

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  9. Very cool, Lori! Love the neutral tones for this piece and that bird is fantastic. Another fabulous creation - cheers!!

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  10. Lori ~ I love your blog you always have 10 kinds of wonderful going on here...beautiful work my dear...love it.

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  11. Very clever construction of the piece! Beautiful as always :)

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  12. Hi Lori,
    this is absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about it. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  13. This is jaw dropping gorgeous Lori! As well as Archives, and Gold Leaf! Amazing talent!!
    Do you sell these?

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  14. I really don't know how you keep up this caliber of work Lori - honestly! Each and every piece is outstanding my friend. Have a great weekend

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  15. lovely entry, the layers are so gorgeous!

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  16. A nouveau un collage très réussi Lori ! j'admire votre créativité ! Bravo !
    Passez une bonne semaine !
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  17. Lori your maiden has an intense gaze in her loving eyes ...the image and composition draws the viewer in to ask many questions. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  18. Those butterfly hardware wings are gorgeous and the bird is so representative of the steampunk genre. Again, I love this lighter palette. I really MUST try a bit of steampunk soon.

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  19. Lori, absolutely fantastic!!! I LOVE IT!!! Really!!!

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