Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CCM DT Card challenge #45 Steampunk (or machines)

Ei has chosen the theme for this fortnights challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and she would like to see Steampunk or Machines!  Before you all run away screaming have a think about this one and perhaps step outside the box ;)  There are lots of free resources available to print out and have a go and just to help you along if you're unsure what Steampunk is simply think Steam = Old/Victorian and Punk = New/Modern or you can opt for the Machines instead.


Ok so this is my first attempt at Steampunk and I really enjoyed it :) It's totally not my normal style which is cutesy so it was quite challenging. The girl is a digi stamp called "Steampunk Lady Audrey" from an Etsy shop called The Octopode Factory. The paper and tag are from a digi scrapbooking kit (can't remember where its from sorry) I have watercoloured the image. Now the cogs.....they took a long time to make lol I used peel off sticker cogs and traced them onto some shrink plastic,cut them out,shrunk them down, then I put some clear embossing ink on them and then heat embossed them with either bronze or silver embossing.I punched the butterfly and also embossed it with bronze powder and added glitter for its body and trail.Finally added some screw brads, ribbon and heart and key charms all from my stash.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Emboss It
Simply Create - Rock The Metal
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing


Renee said...

For your first attempt at "Steampunking" (which I've never heard of) came out really good. Love all the little do-dads you added. Thanx for joing us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back, soon.
Renee DT

Cec said...

What a fun card. I love the colour scheme and your hand made embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Josephine said...

Fabulous! I hadn't thought of embossing shrink plastic, but that's something I must try some time.

Thanks for joining the embossing challenge at One Stitch at a Time.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is totally cool, thanks for sharing!

Thanks for visiting the Pixie Blog and the shout out for Pixie, good luck with the giveaway! : )

Scrapaddict said...

So cute! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

ike said...

Just amazing - love Steampunk and this has kinda cutesy as well.
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create.

Ike xx

Eiglas said...

I really love this card - I must get me that Lady Audrey image - she's the biz!

lily said...

Thanks for using lady audrey... she looks fab on your card. wonderful!

gillyflower said...

brilliant card and what a great idea shrinking your cogs
you know i have never thought of that as i have the large cogs die which i have only ever used full size must have a go at that
gonna pinch your idea
gill xx

Jack said...

Love that image, so perfect for this theme. And love your cogs too, what a lot of work you put into them. xx

sparklingblackrose said...

This is great! Thank you so much joining us at OSAAT this week-hope to see you again soon! Elaine OSAAT DT xxx