Steampunked On the Road: A Masculine Art Journal Page

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Life is One Big Road with Lots of Signs- Bob Marley

This quote is so true isn’t it? We have so many different roads that we can take in life and each choice we make impacts the road on which we end up. When we are young we don’t always put much thought into our choices and we just live in the moment. But, crazy enough, those moments can cause consequences that we live out for years to come.
I am so grateful that I had a wonderful father that encouraged me to ‘read the signs’, make good choices and think about the outcomes before hand. I can’t say that all my decisions have been the best, I am human and flawed after all, but I look back and see places where I could have made a different choice which would have put me on a entirely different road.
In honor of upcoming father’s day this is a shout out to my Dad, my Father-in Law and to the Amazing Daddy of our 3 children. Children need dads to help guide them through life’s tough spots. Dad’s make a huge impact whether it be positive or negative. I am so Thankful for these positive and Godly influences in my life and in the lives of my children.
This quote was perfect for my masculine themed journal page.
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Creating The Journal Page

The background for this page is a crumpled up paper bag that had been cut, painted, stenciled and stamped upon. I love the old advertisements as they add a vintage quality to the page. I stamped in the background with a Christy Tomlinson Stamp and stenciled some punchinella, despite it looking like big black blobs.  I used a few older die cuts from my table stash and am feeling pleased with the steam- punkish result… and very fitting as Sunday is Father’s Day.
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Speaking of Father’s Day, what special traditions or things do you do for the men in your life?

Challenges Entered:
Frilly & Funkie- You’re My Inspiration (Steampunk Guy)
Stamps and Stencils- Words With Meaning (Stamping and a stencil)
Chall #37 graphic
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37- #32 Put a Stencil On It
SanDee & Amelie’s Steampunk Challenge- Anything Goes Steampunk/Industrial

15 thoughts on “Steampunked On the Road: A Masculine Art Journal Page”

  • It’s so true that even the small choices can add up to a life, so that you look back, and perhaps wonder how you got to where you are. Thanks for sharing . . . dear.😘

  • A wonderful piece and your thoughts are always great to read as well!
    We celebrated father’s day last Sunday here in Austria.
    I think it doesn’t need a special day to honor mothers or fathers – we shall honor theme every day – am I right?!
    oxo Susi

    • I totally agree with you. We should honor them every day instead of waiting for a holiday. I think valentine’s day fits in this category as well. Thank you for your visit, Susi. 🙂

  • Love your steampunk page! The old advertisements look great on the paper bag. Were they already on the paper bag or did you stamp them on? I always bake my father a cake for Father’s Day, which we celebrate in September here in New Zealand.

    • The paper bag came with these great advertisements already printed on them. Sadly, I am almost out but they are fabulous for all sorts of projects.
      Homemade cakes are the best! Thank you for sharing!

  • Your page is amazing! Love the compilation of elements!
    My father passed away in 2000, but our kids always invite us to dinner on Mothers and Fathersday.

  • Wonderful steampunk page! The paper bag images are so special and I love the fun touch you have added to your dapper gentleman 😀. A lovely tribute to the men in your life – perfect! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  • This is such a great journal page! I love all the wonderful collaged images and the masculine color palette. The quote you selected is so perfect for this piece. Such a wonderful tribute to your father! Thanks so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  • Great page and I love the sentiment behind it! Don’t forget to add the MMM challenge graphic to your post to be eligible for winning. =) Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly.

  • Oh this is stunning! Love what you did here! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly! Just remember to add our badge if you want to be in with a chance to win….

  • Wonderful and mature art-journal page! Thank you for sharing it at SanDee&amelie’s Steampuk Challenge!

  • Kate, I just adore your splendid collage! The elements are charming and evocative. Really stunning make. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils and Frilly and Funkie. So happy to see you as our F&F winner! Hugs, Autumn

  • Absolutely beautiful steampunk creation! Love it to bits! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT xx

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