Friday, April 4, 2014

Steampunk Friends

Hello and welcome!  It's my second time trying steampunk and I think the colors ended up a bit too bright but maybe next time I'll get it right!  :) 

This Tidlyinks stamp is from a set called "Grow old friends".  I wanted her face to be pale but she is actually colored with copics and isn't quite as pale as she appears.  All of the white cardstock has been brushed lightly with distress ink which doesn't seem to be showing well either.  Last, I used a Wink of Stella brush to add shimmer. The paper embellishments were all made using dies.  I colored the gears with brown and metallic distress stain and then coated them with two layers of Rock Candy crackle paint.  In between coats of crackle, I brushed copper pearl-ex powder on the gears. 

The blue-green cardstock left of the main image was embossed with a Tim Holtz gears embossing folder.  Metallic ink was rubbed over the raised parts before I sponged it with distress ink, dabbed on additional metallic stain and stamped over it  randomly.  On the right I glued sheet music onto tan cardstock, used distress ink and a distress tool to rough up the edges and then painted over it with crackle paint.  Neither of the two main layers is very prominent under all the "stuff" but they're there, really! 

I'd like to thank my husband for having clothing that sheds all sorts of interesting threads in the laundry (as that's where the bottom string came from) as well as mention my 14 month old as he personally distressed the small blue rose in the photo.  "Bay Joe" has provided greatly needed distressing on many of my die cut flowers of late as he attempts (and often succeeds) to taste them all.  Thanks guys!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tidly Inks Grow old Friends Stamp
La-La Land Rolled Rose Set
Die-Namics Layered Rose
Marianne Creatables - LR192
Sizzix Fancy Labels
Copic Markers, Memento Ink Tuxedo black, Distress Ink - Tea Dye & Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Wink of Stella Clear Brush
String, buttons, brads, pearl, rhinestone (from my stash)

Challenges Entered
Crafty Bloggers Network Die Cuts
Sweet Pea Stampers Distress to the max
Alphabet Challenge D for dies
Time 4 Scrap Earth Hour
Shopping Our Stash Faux Sure
Crafting for all Seasons Dies & punches
CMC Copics Sparkle It
Crazy challenge Bling it Up
Through the Purple Haze Steampunk
4craftychicks Color a Stamped Image


Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card Jen! Love all the little details and your coloring technique!

Linsey said...

This is so gorgeous! I love steampunk, even though I've never even done it lol--your textured gears look awesome! Fabulous creation! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment! :) hope you have a great weekend!

paper fun said...

your card is stunning. I think that you have nailed steampunk.

Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Pea Stampers.


Basslady said...

what a brilliant card,
thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!


Hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi xoxo

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, what a fabulous showcase for not one but TWO awesome techniques! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR ("faux" technique) STASH with us this week! <3

fiona henderson said...

Love the blue of her dress and the card is just lovely....thank you for joining us..

fiona DT
TTPH said...

Such a stunning card I am not too good at this style of card so don't do many of them but think you have done an excellent job of putting this together it is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at CFAS, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Distress to the max' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Faith Wallace said...

You know you have an amazing project on your hands when the viewer has to save your project to buy the supplies. Yup, that's me. Don't be surprised if you see a shout out from me trying out some of the techniques you used on the gears. I love it. Thanks for joining TTPH this week.

Donna said...

Fantastic steampunk card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Cazro said...

Splendid card, loving the addition of elegance with steampunk. thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet challenges.

Cazro said...

Splendid card, loving the addition of elegance with steampunk. thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet challenges.

Patti said...

Beautiful creation! such attention to detail : )


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Lori said...

Gorgeous card - I love how you've colored her dress! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Cindy van Oorschot said...

wonderful card. love the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS, and good luck.
Cindy DT

charlene said...

Love the steampunk, great job thanks for playing along with us at CMC Challenges

bejko said...

Great steampunk performance.Brilliant idea with the gears.I liked.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

flossbite said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafting For All Seasons.
Fiona DT