29 January 2014

First Post of 2014!! Happy new year!! Simply Steampunk Challenge card

Happy New Year Everybody!
bit late I know, but better late than never! hehe
This is not the first card I have made this year, but I have been so busy learning songs for my next show, and doing my tax return, trying to colour images for challenges I'd like to enter, packing up my worldly possessions because I'm moving house, that It seems I've not had a minute for anything!

So anyways, enough of my tittle tattling!

Here is an 8x8 card that I am hoping to enter into the SBS simply steampunk challenge (details found here http://simplysteampunkchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/steampunk-gals.html )

the challenge said to use wings and grunge it up. now I don't normally do steampunk and have very limited craft stash at my disposal at the minute as most of it is packed in boxes, ready to move, so I had to do my best with what I do still have out (not a lot!!) The image I have used is a sassy studios design image, found here - http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2012-04-21T08:31:00-07:00&max-results=100&start=32&by-date=false

She is called steampunk Amelia, and is an absolute joy to colour! I decided on purples before I decided on papers, so after colouring her up with promarkers and flexmarkers, I had to cross my fingers I had some papers to match.

well these are what I found!! The main background patterned paper is a DCWV paper from the "street lace" stack, I think, (but don't quote me on that). I Used a ruler to help tear the edges, rather than cutting straight with scissors to help to achieve a more "grungy" look. then I tore black and white card/paper to create a mat and layer for the digi image.

I cute some gears out of silver mirror using my tim holtz spellbinders die set on my grand calibur and layered the diagonally across the card to add a little interest.

the wings I hand cut out of the DCWV bright mulberry stack. I made the little photo corners out of some scrap card (again I think its DCWV stock) and then finally I have torn some more white card, so that I can add a sentiment and personalisation to it when I give it to my intended recipient, who shall remain nameless as not to spoil the surprise!

the card was quick to put together once the image had been coloured up, I just wish I had all my crafting goodies to use on it like all my distress inks, distress tools, crackle paints, spritzers etc! ah well, nevermind. it didn't turn out too bad!

thanks for stopping by! please leave me a comment if you wish! bye for now! xx


  1. Super cute! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges!

  2. Great card, lovely colours, thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges (c:

  3. Love it - purple is my fave so you can never go wrong with that IMHO ;) Michelle (Sassy Studios DT)

  4. Really cute! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges LisaH DT

  5. oh FAB... love it...thank you for joining us at SSC..hugs