I made a steampunk notebook.
If you have gear dies or embelishments, feel free to use those, I don't so I used watch parts, but bigger die cuts would work as well , looking more dramatic even.
I started by covering the notebook in black, I figured, saves on painting it. to adhere the black cardstock I've used really strong double sided adhesive
I've cut strips of foam in various sizes an adhered them with fast grab Tacky glue.
the watch elements I've adhered with Multi medium mat.
I used two layers of various "metal plates" and now they need "rivets" so I used black enamel accents from Ranger
I used metallic rub on theexposed edges of the metal plates, where there would be wear and tear and the black paint would come off or rub off and expose the silver metal color.
Before I used Inka gold, but honestly I couldn't find it. instead of steel it would make the underlying metal look like brass or something similar.
for the tophat I had used colored foam, like the came in the mixed bag, also for a phone cover, but putting it in your trousers made the foam deteriorate quickly and expose the inner cor, the thrue color, I also used self adhesive rhinestones i think blue, I thought the black paint would take care of that, but the paint chipped off quickly there as well, even with a few layers of varnish.
So this note book is all black and even if it wears in the corners it will still look black.
Maybe I should source some silver or gold foam? hmm idea...
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this