Saturday, May 28, 2016

Steampunk Mermaid Box

Hello to my dedicated readers!

It has been a really long time since I have blogged.  Life has been busy and I truly lost my creative mojo when all of my design team commitments stopped at the same time. It seems that good old Alpha Stamps has brought back my magic as they recently asked me to do a guest project.  The theme was right up my alley, so I could not resist.

For this piece I used Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea paper.  The colors are amazing and the content was perfect for this mash up.

Since I absolutely love working with Dresden, I used a nice selection of turquoise trim to really make this treasure chest seem regal and I think it did the trick!

Of course most of my projects are covered in lots of metal bits, so I used a great variety of metal and chipboard gears, some ocean themed embellishments and I added some tine glass spheres too.

I just loved the juxtaposition of the ocean theme with the industrial gears.

Of course Alpha Stamps has so many amazing collage sheets, so I had to use a variety of steampunk ones to complete my project.

I chose not to hinge my project so that I could just take the lid off, but this treasure chest has so many options to add hardware.

I filled my little box with some sea glass I had on hand. A perfect vessel for my ocean treasures!

I hope you enjoyed today's post!  It was so fun to work for Alpha Stamps once again and I truly appreciate your readership folks!




  1. Welcome back, Rhea!!! Have missed seeing your creations on AQ. This is fabulous, love the turquoise/mermaid theme, can't go wrong with that color, for sure. So beautiful! Want to see more, so keep 'em coming! smile. OD

  2. Good to see you back designing. A beautiful box!

  3. Glad you were called upon to design again. This box is a beauty!

  4. Gorgeous! I am a fool for treasure boxes and mermaids and this is a beauty. Good to see you again!

  5. So happy to see you back I was checking your Blog about a week ago and wondering what happened to you. I Have enjoyed all your creations and hope you continue to share more. Miss seeing your Alpha Stamps projects so glad to see you as a guest designer.

  6. Love it! I think all those tiny glass spheres are amazing - they look like little bubbles all across the top of the box!

  7. Superb work, just gorgeous, love the box so glad to see you back.

  8. What an original and fabulous piece. Inspired by the paper but you went far beyond it.

  9. This is a beautiful creation! x

  10. This box is a beauty!


All the comments and feedback you leave affirms my creative spirit on a very deep level. I am grateful for your time and readership!