Friday, March 1, 2013

Tattered Florals Steampunked & Giveaways!

Hello Everybody!

Have you heard about the coolest happening in blog land?  I had to join in on the fun of Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge!  Yahooo!  Here's a link if you want to join in too... http://timholtz.com/tattered-floral-challenge/  Wow!  SO MANY AWESOME IDEAS and AMAZING PRIZE PACKS!

Tim's Tattered Florals Die is the one I pull out and use again and again!  You can do so many things with it!  LOVE IT!  It's a BIGZ die from Sizzix so it will cut most anything.  Well, Guess what?  Tim gave us one to give away on our blogs!  Yahooo!  Thanks Tim!  I will give you details on winning this die in a bit...

You know me!  I had to steampunk-grunge the flowers up JUST A BIT and here is what I came up with....














The flowers were cut from aluminum soda cans with the Tattered Florals Die...





The flowers were then rounded over on the backsides with a stylus.....



Next, Tim Holtz new Distress Paint in Black Soot and Vintage Photo was added to the petals.



The petal layers were glued together and eyelets, Idea-ology Chain Tassels and Idea-ology Mini Gears were used for stamen, decoration and flower centers....






The flowers were then adhered to the top of the box....

The box was covered with Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste using the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Yikes...Stripes Stencil and allowed to dry.





Next, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners, Time Pieces and Sprocket Gears were added to the sides.



 Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape was added to the sides and I burnished over the raised pieces and stenciling. Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Paint was applied to the foil tape and wiped off leaving the recessed areas with paint.  Last, Vintage Photo Distress ink was added to accent the black.








For the final touch I added feet by gluing four hitch fasteners to each corner and clipping a Tim Holtz Hinge Clip to each.





Supplies for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium...





OK, now for the fun!...The Giveaways...please be a follower and leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win the one die Tim was so kind to give us and the Steampunk Tattered Florals Box shown above by the noon March 22nd Central Standard Time.  That's it!  I will do a random number drawing for the winner and post the winners name by March 23rd.  Let's have fun and do some floral goodness with Tim's Tattered Florals Die!  Yahooo!

Thanks Tons!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter



301 comments:

  1. I am amazed by your work. I find it extremely inspiring and I love the fact that you look at an object and imagine so many things in it.

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  2. Oh Wow! How cool is that...... I have some tattered florals already cut out in gold I really love what you have done with them such fabulous inspiration Thanks :0)

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS! That is simply fantastic! So inspiring! Makes me wanna go find a soda can for sure! Clips for feet! Would just never have thought of that lol. Love your ustreaming too! You are a CRACKUP! HI To Cesar and Momma to from Montana!! You have a simply wonderful day! *hugs* =0)

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  4. wow wow wow this is fantastic, your creativity is definitely out the bx and I love it Sir Jim

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  5. Holy guacamole! That box is freaking AWESOME!!

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  6. eek ipad went wobbly also wanted to say would looove to have one of your creations, you have convined me to get the embossing paste!

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  7. Simply outstanding! As usual.I love all your attention to details, striping the box, decorating the flowers with all those grommets, hinge clips for feet! How does your mind work!

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  8. Fantastic! Really my style too...lol! Love all the detail!

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  9. You may just get me to like the look of steampunk after all! I love the idea of eyelets on the flower petals and the metal tape over the stencil and elements. You've taken ordinary items and made them extraordinary!

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  10. Great project! I love the use of the metal cans and the attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  11. again....... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Oh my! What a cool little box. It makes me want to go in the craft room & play. I have had this die since day one and it is one of my favs too. Crafter's, like Woody says in Toy Story, " If you don't have one, get one!" Of course he was talking about moving partners, not craft supplies. It's almost the weekend, time to play!

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  13. ...Great idea for making a flower..this is so unique.. luvin it.. and thanks for having
    a give-a-way...count me in for that..keep up your fantastic ideas.. what fun !!

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  14. ...Great idea for making a flower..this is so unique.. luvin it.. and thanks for having
    a give-a-way...count me in for that..keep up your fantastic ideas.. what fun !!

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  15. ...Great idea for making a flower..this is so unique.. luvin it.. and thanks for having
    a give-a-way...count me in for that..keep up your fantastic ideas.. what fun !!

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  16. ...Great idea for making a flower..this is so unique.. luvin it.. and thanks for having
    a give-a-way...count me in for that..keep up your fantastic ideas.. what fun !!

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE, did I say I Love this, Love the eyelets in the pedals.... well, I really love the whole thing, but the idea of putting eyelets in the pedals just lit a fire...
    Thanks,and Happy Friday!!!!!

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  18. This is so cool, Jim! Love the eyelets added to the petals...no wonder you need so many in your stash!

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  19. Jim, I loved the idea to use the flowers and the eyelets. It's great together.

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  20. AH-MAZ-ING! I already have the Tattered Florals die, but I just wanted to tell you!

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  21. Seriously Jim? Wowie! Love the Steampunk flowers. Yahoo. You rock! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Oh yes please! keeping my fingers crossed for this one. This box is lush....I love it!

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  23. Oh yes please! keeping my fingers crossed for this one. This box is lush....I love it!

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  24. oh wow this is gosh wow! Such an amzing work cant believe what i see.. Wow
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  25. What can I say.... I am droowling here over my laptop, I'm loving this box and the flowers ars so stunning.
    I do have the die, but I wasn't a follower yet...
    If I am the lucky one I will give mine away.

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  26. The striped affect on the box is wonderful. And, the flowers. Oh my! You are beyond clever and talented.

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  27. Seriously amazing! I have always bypassed this die thinking I wouldn't get enough use out of it because it was too 'girly'. You've totally convinced me that I need it. I have questions...
    1. I've wanted to try diecutting aluminum cans but worried about sharp edges post-cutting. Is that why you 'stylused' around them or do they need to somehow be rolled under?
    2. Doesn't the paint bead up on the metal or did you put something on there to get some tooth first?

    Thanks!

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  28. Awesome! Love the box and the flowers. I've got to remember that you can cut metal with the Bigz dies.

    Marilyn

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  29. OMGosh!!! I LOVE this!!! This is a wonderful die--but not as amazing as your wonderful, inspirational creativeness!! I come here everyday for my "Gentleman Crafter Therapy" and always leave in awe!! Thank You for your humor and sweetness and generous giving nature! Sending you and Caesar much love......always!

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  30. Hi Jim! Your project is AWESOME! I enjoy your video's and blog so much. Thanks T!M !

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  31. wow, what an amazing altered box, love all the elements on it, and the flowers are fantastic, love the steampunk look.

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  32. Oh this is just too cool!!! Where do you get your ideas from?! Awesome, awesome! Nothing will ever be as steampunky again:)

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  33. Love to see what ideas you come up with so different from the usual. I also love your youtube videos and laugh a lot on your new USTREAM channel. Thanks for all the fun and inspirational ideas.

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  34. WOW! what a spectacular project! I've wanted the tattered florals die for a long time, but I only have a cuttlebug and I'm afraid I'd break it using the bigz dies. Those metal flowers are fabulous! did you cut yourself on the sharp edges? I hope not. Again it is so creative. But you always are. TFS Hugs, Jess

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  35. What a fantastic idea, cutting the flowers out of soda cans! You have such a gifted imagination! I wish I lived next door to you (I promise I wouldn't stalk you)! Anyway, it would be so great to have a project done by you, thanks for the chance!

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  36. LOVE your flowers...how in the world do you keep thinking up these super, duper, splendid, wonderful creations?!?!?!

    Please don't draw my name...already have the die and love it.

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  37. What an awesome box ... love it, love it, love it! The Tattered Floral Die is one that is on my wish list and with the government budget cuts looming means budget cuts in this household so winning it would be awesome. Thanks for sharing all your amazing projects!

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  38. I love your projects they are so unique and inspiring. This floral die has been on my wishlist for a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    Karen B.

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  39. Oh my... this is an outstanding project Jim!!! Just absolutely gorgeous!! Love how you added the eyelets to the metal flowers... so creative! I am crossing all my fingers and toes that I'll be the lucky winner of this amazing prize!

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  40. Jim: Your box is so amazing! Those florals are so great and that you used soda cans really spoke to the green side of me! Thanks for the chance to win, I follow you already by email. Enjoy the weekend!

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  41. Jim, that box is amazing and I can't wait to try and recreate it. I am attempting to make the tag box that you showed us the other day, you make it look so simple. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent. Jan

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  42. Jim, this piece is FANTASTIC!!!! I just love how you steampunked the flowers. WOW! You know I'm a stalker, ur I mean follower. Thanks to you and Tim for the great giveaway. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  43. Amazing...love all the detail! Adding eyelets to the flowers was brilliant! Congrats to the lucky winner!

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  44. All I can say is----YOU ARE A GENIUS! That project is glorious. I need to drink a soda or two and make me some flowers!

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  45. OK Jim you blew me out of the water with this one... simply AWESOME!!! I love everything about it - texture, colour, look, you name it. Been debating on getting this die for years and after seeing your florals made using it, it is now definitely on the list and it would be even nicer to win it! Thanks to the both of you ;)

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  46. Not in a million years would I have thought to cut soda cans and I've got lots of them. And the paint on top. I learn so much from following your blog. I've gone from thinking I might want this die to knowing with certainty that I must own this die. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  47. Jim, you are AMAZING! I love this!! I can't wait to see what you make next. I would be honored to display any of your creations in my home. Thanks for a chance to win one. Hugs to you and Cesar! Debi63 on Ustream

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  48. I truly marvel at the projects you think up and this one is no exception - it is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing the details!

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  49. Beautiful flowers,Jim. What a great project.

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  50. What? You drink Monster?!! NOW I understand your boundless energy! But seriously, this in an amazingly creative project. I love your work, and your blog. Thanks for sharing the inpiration!

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  51. Jim, this box is SO "YOU"! Only you would think of metal for the flowers...so utterly a signature piece for you!

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  52. Love the box! Great idea using the can for the flower, and steampunk one of my favorite looks. Thanks to t!m fo rthe dies and thanks to you for sharing your ideas, thoughts and creations so freely. Keep 'em coming.

    Lisa

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  53. It's wonderful what happens when you're let loose with your craft stash. This project is simply ingenious. I love how you used Tuesday's tag technique on the sides of the box. The eyelets on the petals and then demonstrating why we needed hitch posts back. Just a joy to look at.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  54. I would have never thought of using soda cans to make flowers...very impressive. Really like the project.

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  55. Jim, you've done it again. This box is simply AMAZING!!! The detail is incredible, the colours are perfect and the eyelets truly inspired. Definitely a Jim the Gentleman Crafter masterpiece!

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  56. Well you've done it again... LOL...this is awesome...I've seen you use soda cans before, I think or someone...however, this is my favorite Theme...Steam Punk...and you are so clever...LOVE YOUR WORK...

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  57. WOW, this is amazing!! Absolutely stunning project!! I love, love the flowers!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  58. The box turned out awesome. Turned out very cool! Thanks for the chance to win. I don't have that die!

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  59. Tattered florals. Can you wear out a die? I think I just about have. One of my "go to" goodness ones! I'm joinin' in the fun;-)

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  60. I love the project box, would love a tutorial. Perfect for gifting. Looks professional.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  61. Wonderful project!!! Thanks for the give away.

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  62. Your projects are amazing and you are so generous with sharing them.

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  63. Wonderful! And now I see why you absolutely had to have bronze eyelets! Way to go, Jim!

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  64. Love the box and what you did with the flowers, its a really great die I really don't use mine enough.

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  65. Oh My... I love your box! You rock... where to begin, you have so many wonderful pieced added to it! Do these idea's just come to you in your sleep or are they happy accidents? Just curious as I love your projects and this one blows me away! I have the Tattered Floral Die, so please do NOT include me in that drawing; but I would love to put into the "Top Hat" for your awesome box!!! Thanks and Have a fabulous weekend!

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  66. What a lovely box! So that's what you needed the eyelets for! I'm guessing that you had to drink loads of Monster drinks too! Like Sara I already have the tattered florals die, but I'd love a chance to win your special box.

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  67. Hey Jim, I love the flowers. I have a question about the Embossing Paste. Did you put the foil tape over it to protect it from chipping off?

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  68. This is gorgeous, I am enjoying seeing all the many different things artists are doing with the tattered flowers.

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  69. WHOOOHOO!!! This rocks jim love your make as always xxx

    mwah x

    kaz x

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  70. Id love to win this box you are so much fun :) May you have a wonderful day and Im gonna see what I can do with this .Im a metal freak too <3

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  71. WOW is all I can say! I have used cans and love the way they turn out but it took your creative powers to add the metal bling and boy it is great. Now I can put a few on my grandsons mini and not feel bad at all! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  72. So many ideas and so little time. I keep trying to figure out how I can work and craft at the same time. I don't think my employer will pay me for that. I love, love, love the look of the corrugated tin. Reminds me of my Grandparents farm! Thanks!

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  73. Beautiful work. I love the idea you used soda cans to cut flowers out. I would of never thought of that. Thanks for sharing that idea. Love seeing your projects your very creative.

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  74. So seriously impressed by your talent! Each project outdoes the one before. Love, love, love seeing your work. Thanks for always sharing.

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  75. Thanks for sharing how you made the box. There are so many great ideas in this to inspire! I love the steamy look and the use of recycled soda cans which I've had fun with too for snowflakes.

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  76. What a lovely box, I love the Steampunk look, it is so fab! I didn't think of doing the flowers cut from drink cans,so will give it a try, thanks so much for sharing,I just love your work

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  77. Leave it to you to come up with such wonderful flowers! Amazing project, thanks for sharing with the tutorial.

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  78. This box is to die for!!! OMG, your amazing Jim. Love what you did with your tattered flowers!! Genius!!!!

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  79. Seriously out of this world and beyond.

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  80. OMG ... this is awsome!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  81. this is super stuff....gr8 idea...as always...
    take care...

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  82. Wow Jim! I am completely blown away by your project. All your projects are genius, but this one is seriously cool - eyelets in metal flowers & embossing paste & embellishments under metal foil tape. Inspired. Hugs, Theresa.

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  83. Wow that is STUNNING! Love what you did with those flowers...really amazing! Those flowers would be beautiful as a pin or in a 'Brooch Bouquet' Thanx so much for sharing and for the tutorial...

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  84. OMG!!! You are AMAZING!!!! You blow me away with all the amazing projects. I simpley LOVE your works!!!

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  85. Amazing flowers..but im not surprised by your wonderful imagination! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  86. Fabulous amazing wonderful work! I am always so very inspired every single time I come to your blog (yep, I'm the one that's been stalking your blog every single day!)

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  87. ABSOLUTELY stunning work. I am so impressed by everyone doing this challenge. Thanks Jim.

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  88. Been following for quite a while what a great piece! Always lovin the inspiration. Thanks so much

    Paula

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  89. Wow you rock that die, never thought of steampunk flowers but i love them.

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  90. Love your box and the Tattered Florals Die! Thanks for the eye candy as always!

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  91. what you do is simply the BEST!!

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  92. WOW this is amazing. I love your creations and I am so excited I get to watch you on Tuesdays!!! I would love to win just the box!!!

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  93. Your work is absolutely, without a doubt, beautiful and amazing! I do not recall another artist with your creative ideas..........where Jim, do they come from?

    Stunning piece of work!

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  94. Another amazing creation from your studio! I have absolutely got to pull out my die and a few cans from the recycle bin - this is the best way to recycle. ;^)

    Pam P (Who already has the die but would hurt somebody for that box!)

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  95. Once again you've outdone yourself!

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  96. What a Monster arrangement of floral metalwork! Cracking use of techniques, layers, paint and other crafting goodness. Great stuff :)

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  97. OMG Jim that is awesome! I love that you used pop cans. I am so gonna try that! What I especially love is that the pop can was an energy drink. They mystery of how you get so much done, is now solved! LOL!
    Eric

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  98. Oh Jim! That box of yours is absolutely amazing!! Thanks for the instructions on making it, I sure will try to make one myself when I have enough time on my hands!
    Have a fab weekend!
    Hugs from Norway

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  99. You know what I am going to say...."Craftgasm"!!!!!

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  100. Wow! Absolutely love the concept. I agree with Anita "Craftgasm"! thanks as always for sharing.

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  102. this is so cool! I need to buy some feet and maybe win the die, and I'll give it a try :)

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  103. I did not think I wanted that die - I was wrong!!!!

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  104. Amazing!!!! You are such an inspiration

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  105. I am speechless! Just one word to describe your work "spectacular".

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  106. Absolutely fabulous!!!! You are AMAZING! I am looking forward to attempting the tag box tonight. I've been following you for a few months, and love your videos, but mostly your work. You've got such a great gift, and the technology helps you inspire many of us. Thank you for what you do!!!!

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  107. Hi J!m :) I believe you could "steam punk" anything. It's wonderful how you are able to make all the ideas in your imagination come to life. You are so creative, thank you for sharing your talent with us. I'm so glad T!m recognized your awesome talent. He's the lucky one. Iris,SavedbyGrace

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  108. Wow! This is so amazing! I love it!

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  109. I love all your projects, love that you think so totally out of the box.

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  110. I want in, but when I hit the "Join This Site" button it tells me the page cannot be found. :(

    You know I follow you like a stalker. :)

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  111. Hello Jim. I love Steampunk and you've taken it to an altogether new dimension with the tattered florals die. I am completely in awe over the effects you've been able to achieve! Aren't you the clever one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  112. Steam Punk is alive and well with you. wow it looks great. This long winter here in the heartland is what that box reminds me of. Would love a die and the box, especially since YOU made it.

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  113. You do wonderful work. Love the box and the flowers, very steam punk. Thanks for sharing.

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  114. I thought I had seen all the ways you could alter this die/flower...but you didn't! Wow, what a way to change something sweet and pretty, and make it look modern and dirty! You did it again Jim!
    Julie

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  115. This is SO cool! I love it Jim.

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  116. Totally amazing project. I especially love the eyeletted/grommetted flower petals.

    Wow.

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  117. Jim: I've been a follower for a l-o-n-g time! I'm not a big fan of steampunk, BUT, I may have to revise my thinking...your "tattered flowers" are excellent. The gears and eyelets or grommets are genius. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. JIM, JIM, JIM !!! MY GOODNESS...this is amazing... soda can tattered florals ...omg
    I'm blown away by your creativity once again !!!

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  119. Another absolutely awesome project Jim and this is right up my crafty street as I love the grungy Steampunk look.

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  120. Now that is amazing! Hugs trace x

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  121. Wow! Amazing take on the flowers! Your art is incredible!

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  122. Love this! I will be thinking of project ideas! Pretty!!!

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  123. Oh my goodness, Jim! Over the top with this beautimous creation! I want to spend just 5 minutes sometime inside your head!!

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  124. Absolutely Fabulous!! Steampunked flowers - so cool!! The box is a beauty also!
    Such amazing creativity.

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  125. Oh my gourd! This is just so incredibly creative and dimensional and fun. Love that you started with a soda can. (If I start drinking Monster, will my mind find this creative flow you seem to live in?) The shine is wonderful...they almost look like butterfly wings. An incredible feeling of movement and life in this piece, Jim. You just keep raising the bar and then you jump right over it. Wow, wow, wow!

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  126. This is quite probably the coolest thing I have ever seen. I am in awe. It's beyond gorgeous.

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  127. this is amazing! I have not bought this die because I have so many other flower options..... well, that has now changed!!!! the metal flowers and being distressed---this whole project has so much inspiration in it. I'd love a chance to win this die and your creation.

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  128. WOW, this is so cool on so many levels! Thanks for the wonderful step by step instructions on how you created it! Fantastic!

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  129. You are truly amazing! The projects are so all inspiring. You have a gift, thank you for sharing it with us.

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  130. HOLY SCRAP!!! This is AWESOME!!!!! You, sir, are tres talented!!!!

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  131. Love the ideal of the embellishments covered with foil tape. Pop, Pop, Pop.

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  132. Brilliant idea for the feet!!!! Forgot to tell you that earlier!!!

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  133. Love how this came out!!! Ive been wanting to try that foil tape and now i MUST have it lol great project as always!!!!

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  134. Love your creation. I was wondering how you made the box so I'm glad you showed how you did it, too simple! If I win I just want the box b/c I have this die so just pick a second person for the die!

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  135. Jim, I love your creations. Thanks for the chance to win one. Your work is SPECTACULAR!

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  136. What imagination!! Do not guess you would ever run out of soda cans, but I like using the vacuum seals from 3 lb can of coffee. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  137. As always, a wonderful creation. I wish I had a smidgen of your creativity!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  138. Love what you did with the flowers!!! That box is awesome!!!

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  139. I can not believe you are giving the box of flowers away! It is so creative.

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  140. Jim, love, love, love these flowers.. sigh, now i guess i will have to try them.. i am not sure how good i would be at making these with aluminum cans but oh they are so clever... thanks for sharing.. big hugs

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  141. marvelous! inspiring work.. wow! Thanks for sharing this!

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  142. Awesome project Jim!!
    Please don't include me in the draw...I already own the tattered floral dies...one of my faves also.
    I do love your box...but they come as a set so I'll pass because of the die ;)
    and PS...looks like your eyelet problems are FAR behind you! LOL

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  143. I just found your blog and I am loving it. I had to join/follow. If this box is any indication of your other items I will be kept very busy for a long time!(mostly wishing/dreaming I could be half as talented!) ;)

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  144. I don't even have to see the projects others have submitted. YOU WIN! There's not a single thing I don't like about your box, and many things I love. The eyelets and distress inking on the petals reminded me of peacock feathers. Perhaps you can do a peacock project one of these days. Exquisite, as always!

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  145. OMG I am speechless with this amazing work of art! I would say you have won this challenge as your work is awesome.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  146. Nice job on the Steampunk effects- Glad to see the Altered world is branching out into gift making items

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  147. I've gotta get out my stuff and try some of these techniques. Burnishing the metal sheet over the embossing paste and embellishments gave this piece so much WOW!!! Thanks for the tutorial. WRE

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  148. Holy cow Jim this is totally "off the wall" A.W.E.S.O.M.E!! x

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  149. fantastic work! always amazed at your work and look forward to reading your blog!

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  150. Jim this just blew me away. So awesome!!!!! I can't believe you used a soda can. Question: How did the dies hold up after cutting into a soda can?????? Well even if it ruined them, it was worth it. Love the stripes. Just ordered some embossing paste, can't wait to get it so I can play. Now I need to pickup some stencils. Thanks Jim, you enabler you!!!!!!!! LOL. Great project as always.
    Marcie

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  151. Oh wow! You are just awesome! To be in your head....

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  152. maybe i'm the only one not in the know, but i wonder what's your day job that you could construct your artwork so magnificently?

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  153. I love the tattered flower die. I, too, do the tin cans. I use my tattered flowers to decorate antique windows! Hope I can win a new die!

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  154. WOW, wow, and wow! Your imagination knows no bounds and your artistic talents have no end. Thanks for sharing, wish me luck in the drawing, would love anything that was created by those sexy hands! Rain

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  155. Love this project! You have inspired me to try this. Thanks Suez PS. Love your show

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  156. Oh my I love this, so different and such a fun way of using that die, I will definately be giving that a try.....

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  157. Wow, that is spectacular! Those are some fabulous ideas. I have the die but I still had to comment and tell you how much I love this project :)

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  158. WOW!!! AMAZING!!! I am officially AWESTRUCK!!! You took my breath away with your beautiful creation!!

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  159. Wow! That is a fantastic box!

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  160. I don't normally "do" steampunk...but I *LOVE* this box. Cutting the flowers from the soda cans is a great idea!

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  161. I love love love your flowers. I even dragged my husband over to see them. I thought they were beautiful. He thought he'd better start saving pop cans. Thanks Gentleman Jim.

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  162. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents. i always love visiting your site.

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  163. I've just become a follower and LOVE this fabulous box you have made with the tattered florals, Jim! For the past week I have been watching with much fascination your videos on Youtube! I love how you explain everything so thoroughly and will be watching more as time allows. Thanks for the chance to win the die AND the box!

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  164. This is absolutely amazing! I can tell you put a lot of work into making the piece. Awesome inspiration! Bette

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  165. WOW!! I would have never thought about using a soda can with my dies!! This is so awesome!! Love the box you made, absolutely beautifull. Right, for the give-away, I'm always in for more goodies, especially tim goodies but to win a "Jim-the-Gentleman-Original" talk about what money cannot buy!! Yes, I am a follower (blog & facebook), so please add my name to the drawing! Hugs, Dee

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  166. Amazing - Love the steampunk/grunge take on the flowers :D
    ~ Terry ~

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  167. Wow! This is my first trip to your bog and I am truly amazed and inspired.

    I did not know you could cut through soda cans with Bigz dies - I will be trying this tonight!
    Thanks

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  168. You already KNOW you blew me away with those flowers right?! Had to check them out again :) !!
    You rocked them royally !!!

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  169. Those flowersare totally amazing with a capital A. You rcked this challenge. I am a ollower and love your work.

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  170. I can't believe we can win the die AND your wonderful, amazing box! I'm glad Tim shared your site. You have a new follower!

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  171. LOVE your blog!!! You are so talented. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  172. Insane .... the eyelets are the perfect touch! I imagine you had to use up that huge box you bought when trying to find bronze! LOLOL Tim is right, you ARE over the top and I just love it!!

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  173. Wow I love how you recycled and used the monster cans! You did an awesome job! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  174. LOVE the steampunk box. Thank you for your tutorial and the giveaway. I don't have the Tattered Floral die and would love to win it for my collection. I'd love to have your box too for my craft room. I've been saving soda cans, now I know what I can use them for. Thanks!!!

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  175. Wow, what an elegant box! I love it! Thank you for the tutorial! That gives me lots of inspiration.

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  176. The Steampunk box is truly a work of art! And out of soda cans even! You are a creative genius. Thanks for the tutorial. I found it very inspiring.

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  177. Your take on this challenge is surprising, spectacular and simply fabulous!

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  178. This is absolutely stunning!! I love all the details you've put into this, it's just amazing!!!

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  179. Amazing take on the tattered florals challenge. Totally cool!

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  180. I just love your box!!! Love it! Love it! Love it!

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  181. That is so cool! Thanks for the tip about using aluminium cans - what a brilliant thought! I love how you used eyelets on the edges of the petals too.

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  182. Steampunk awesomeness!!! I had never thought about using aluminum cans with the sizzix-- too cool!!

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  183. Very different - I would never have recognized the florals die. I really love the way you punked it up. (And I would never have thought to cut flowers from soda cans. love it!)

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  184. OMG - so fantastic! I submitted my tattered floral challenge on Sunday, and also cut mine from soda cans - but wow , they don't even compare. I added them to a "treasure" box for one of my young grand daughters and need to do another for my other grand daughter. Your steampunk box is amazing Thanks for sharing all of that inspiration with us. Love love love it!

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  185. What a simply fantastic box Jim !!

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  186. Those are beautifull, I will never look the same way at soda cans again. Love it!!!

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  187. I just love what you've done with the Tattered Florals die, Jim! I was so inspired by your box that I wanted to enter the challenge too. I made the box, then went to get my Tattered Florals die and lo & behold it wasn't there! One guess as to where it was - my daughter Mandy (Mandiii20) had it! I couldn't wait for it to be returned so I went ahead and used the poinsettia die. Oh well, there'll be more challenges *sigh*
    Smiles
    Jen (ozegran)

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  188. WOW! That box is amazing! You've inspired me to TRY new things - no holds barred! When I see so much detail, such creativity and enginuity, you leave me almost speachless! Thank you so much for sharing your creation in this challenge.

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  189. Awesome! Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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  190. Always enjoy your creativity and unique approach to your artwork. Absolutely over the top- this project is outstanding! And it looks like you had FUN!!

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