Friday, 21 February 2014

Steampunk at C4E

Hi everyone
Today is the start of another new challenge week at Crafts4eternity and our theme for this week is
I haven't made anything steampunky for ages so I have really enjoyed making this card and used loads of Vintage Photo distress ink and plenty of stamping.
I started by stenciling my own background using vintage photo and weathered wood through Peerless Designs clock mask. I then stamped onto the background using a cogs stamp again using vintage photo so it would be quite light.

Then a lot of stamping, with Archival Potting Shed ink, and cutting out. The dragonflies I then coloured with weathered wood and adhered the clock charms which fitted perfectly.
The punky flowers stamped in the same colour, coloured with vintage photo and then the bulbs bleached out with water and then covered in Tim's Crackle Paint - rock candy. once dry I cover with a layer of multi medium to stop bits of it falling off.
I know I might be a bit behind the trend but I have just bought some rusting powder which is such fun and am rusting everything, I rusted some manilla cardstock then sanded it, cut out my cogs with Tims alterations die and coloured with weathered wood I really like the combination.

I also recently bought from my local craft shop the barbed wire die by Cherry Lynn which I cut from grey card and gave the rust treatment.
Stamps I used:-
Chocolate Baroque - Punky flowers
Inky Doodles - time Flies
Andy Skinner - Letting off steam (Sentiment)
We would love you to join us this week and show us your "Steampunk" creations, visit us Here.
One randomly chosen winner will win 4 designs of their choice from our sponsor this week
Sassy Studio Designs.
Thanks for stopping by please feel free to leave a comment to let me know you've been.
Amanda X


  1. Fantastic Steampunk card, the images look great and I love those punky flowers.

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Amanda! Love your steampunk pieces!

  3. Great steampunk images Amanda, looks like you had great fun with this. Have a great weekend. xx

  4. Fantastic Steampunk design, love the combination of images and the 'rusty' colours. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

  5. Fabulous layers of steampunkery - what a wonderful garden! Love the monochrome sepia and the lightbulb flowers are a delight.
    Alison xx

  6. An awesome Steampunk creation, Amanda!
    soooo many lovely details to discover and I LOVE the colour tone! Briliant!
    (Can't also wait to see how your 52 Pick Up Cards will turn out ;)

    Claudia x

  7. This is gorgeous Amanda! So many layers and detail, I just love it! keeleyxx


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