Sunday, 15 May 2011

Is it Steampunk?

Crafty Cardmakers have a theme of Steampunk, and I decided to have a bash at it.  I really don't know whether I have got the essence of it or not - but it is my version.

I put together a collage of images from Graphics Fairy which I manipulated in various ways in PaintNet (don't have Photoshop - it would probably defeat me!!), printed it in greyscale on to Ranger Manila card and then use various distress inks over it.  I have used Cogs, Butterflies and the Old Jalopy from Tim Holtz.  Inked the cogs and butterflies, and cut the Jalopy  in metal.  I used silver dabber ink on parts, and outlined round the windows in red. 

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Crafty us Crazy - use something new
Papertake Weekly - Fancy a Punch (or dies)
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Dig out the old and use with the new  (the images for the background I have had since last year, so that is my old, and the dies are my new
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. I wouldn't know if this was Steam Punk either although I'm sure the watch elements and the vintage car are spot on. What ever the style, Val, it's a super card! Well done you for trying something new again! You always do it so well! Hugs, Lesley

  2. I have no idea what 'Steampunk' is....but I do know that this is a beautiful piece of Art...FANTASTIC...
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. I don't know enought about Steampunk "rules" but what an amazing look, the cogs look fab with the car

  4. stunning love the sumptuous colours thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

  5. Oh wow! This is fab! Love those cogs :-) Thanks for joining in with our Old and New challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  6. I'm with the rest, what is steampunk?! lol Either way it is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  7. Fabulous creation.

    Thanks for joining the Steampunk Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. Fantastic steampunky card :D The vintage car is splendid! Thank you for joining in at Creative Cowgirls XXX

  9. I think you captured Steampunk beautifully. I love your design. Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

  10. Wow its fantastic !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ,'Anything Goes' , challenge. Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  11. It looks great, well done! I love colours over the grey scale background! Thank you for joining our Old and New challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  12. What a great steampunk card! Love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our “use your FAVorite Embellishment(s) and/or Something New” challenge at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
    Huggies ~


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Val xx


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