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Monday, 17 June 2013

CCM #94 Steampunk

This fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers our hostess Julie has chosen Steampunk as her challenge to you all. If anyone needs a definition of Steampunk we have something at Crafty Cardmakers here .

CCM 94 Steampunk

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.

CCM 94 Steampunk Close 1

The layer with the pocket watches on is an Embossing Folder, which I inked up with the same Big N Juicy Inkpad.

CCM 94 Steampunk Close 2

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.

CCM 94 Steampunk Close 3

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.

CCM 94 Steampunk Corner

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.

CCM 94 Steampunk Frantage

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.

CCM 94 Steampunk BootCCM 94 Steampunk Boots

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.

CCM 94 Steampunk Image 2

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

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  1. Gorgeous coloring and amazing projects! Thank you for joining us at Simply Steamunk Challenges!

  2. Love the purples on this card and the image is fabulous! The embossed areas/background are perfect! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!

  3. Fabulous card, Lin. Love the colours!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  4. This is gorgeous Lin, I love your colouring and the shrink plastic boots are amazing.

  5. Thanks for entering your gorgeous steam punk card in the challenge over at crafty friends this week.

  6. What a wonderfully unique card. I like the metal filigree corner piece. Thanks for joining us over at the Squirrel and The Fox.

  7. Oh my so much to love about this card Lin. Love the image, how you coloured it, the purple shades, the fabulous shoes, the embossing, well just everything.!

  8. Lovely card , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

  9. Love your steam-punk card Lin. The colouring is fab and love the design and embellishments.
    Hugs Sharon x

  10. Fabulous card thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz DT

  11. Superb card, so nice colors and design ! Thanks to join us at the Paper Creator challenge !

  12. A wonderful card with so many elements and great colouring. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Crafts this month. jennie

  13. Fabulous looking card and great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges :-)

  14. hey there Lin!! what a stunning card! i love it...i neeeeed to find this image!! my daughter would just love it lol thank you for entering our challenge over at the "Crafting Musketeers"!! good luck :) Nicole DT xx

  15. This is stunning!! Your coloring is amazing.. and so are those shoes!! LOVE IT!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

  16. WOW! Fabulous combination of Steampunk elements. LOVE Teri's stamp and your backgrounds ROCK! Now, where can I get some shoes like that in real life? LOL Thanks so much for joining us at Simply Steampunk. xxD

  17. Gorgeous !!!
    Thanks for sharing at OSAAT

    Choccy x

  18. Oh wow, hun, what a terrific card! I love the embossed clocks, the texture is gorgeous! And your colouring on the fab image is just so good! I love the elegant metal corner, too! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  19. Wow fantastic work hope we see more of it over at SSC
    kay xx

  20. Fab colors, love that embossing folder
    thanks for joining us at SSC

  21. Great card Lin, love the boots
    Julie x

  22. Loooove everything about this card! Love the Layering, Colouring, Image, Colours. Thanks for joining us at SSC

  23. Ooooh Lin that's gorgeous, fab layers & a stunning image too! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x


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