I was very lucky and won a prize from Stitchy Bear a couple of weeks back and as part of it I chose ‘Steampunk Sally’ from Delicious Doodles. I have coloured her with promarkers, copics and sakura sparkle pens.
I made my own background paper by stamping with versamark onto plain white copy paper, with some stamps from Papermania’s Chronology range and also a couple of smaller stamps from Kanban’s Jasper range. I then dusted over with a Big N Juicy Inkpad in mauves/blues.
The layer with the pocket watches on is an Embossing Folder, which I inked up with the same Big N Juicy Inkpad.
I frantaged over the embossed paper with the embossing powder from the Purple Frantage Encrusted Jewels kits, which are imported by one of our Sponsors, Woodware Craft Collection and stocked by this week’s Sponsor, The Stampman, and that’s where I got them from.
I also frantaged a metal filligree corner with the same powder as I used on the watch paper, but with the addition of the turquoise from the Encrusted Jewels Kit and some random purple powder I had.
The two clocks are Marianne Dies, and the cogs are Papermania Dies. I cut them all out of velum because I realised that the paper I had worked hard to create was going to be completely obscured if I cut them from paper instead.
Finally the two boots are also a Stampendous product from Woodware and The Stampman called Click Heels. It has a sentiment beside it, but I only wanted the boot. I stamped it twice onto clear shrink plastic and then coloured it with promarkers on the back. You cannot colour where you stamped as you need really to use Stazon to stamp onto shrink and the promarkers would dissolve and smudge the ink if you coloured on the same side you stamped.
As you can see, the stamp would have been fabulous for a steampunk card all on it’s own, but I wanted some embellishments and I wanted something a little different from watch parts, although the boots are covered in watch parts.
I really enjoyed this, but I had messy fingers and a very untidy craft space by the time I had finished. Originally I coloured the mark beneath her lip but I added a gem to look a bit more punky.
I am entering this into the following:-
Country View Crafts - #4 Die cuts
Crafting Musketeers - #2 Use a Stamped Image (my focal image is digi, but I used a stamped image to create the shrink plastic boots)
Crafty Friends Challenge - #3 Use Your Favourite Colour Combo
One Stitch at a Time - #168 Use a Digi
Paper Creator Crafts - #10 Make It Sparkle
Paper Makeup Stamps - Digi Makeover Challenge #93 Punches/Dies
Sandy’s Crafty Creations - Anything Goes with Embossed Backgrounds
Simply Steampunk - Clocks/Timepieces
Sparkles Monthly - #45 Steampunk or Vintage
The Squirrel and The Fox - #146 Use Something Metal