This is a layout I did for Graphic 45's layout challenge using the Steampunk Debutante line. I based it on one of my favorite series and book characters, Alexia Tarabotti and the Parasol Protectorate. It is steampunk galore in these books so I just thought it fit perfect.
I used some rust paper for the base, then cut out the middle of the g45 paper and distressed the edges, tearing in some spots so the base paper showed through. The middle is a piece I made welding some florishes with a piece from my Picturesque cart on my Gypsy. Behind it are book pages dedicated to the theme. Fussy cutting and some metal flowers made with the Tattered Florals die and metal duct-work tape, then dyed with various inks. I cut the cogs with Tim Holtz's sizzix die, and the steampunk compass with Picturesque as well. I like it :)
Here's the video -