... I've finally completed my card for this week's challenge at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC65. I think the sketch this week is fabulous - drawn by Anya Schrier.
steampunk theme - very loosely this is the anachronistic use of technological elements in Victorian (usually) times. However, in my case it is more the mixing of grungy elements with fashion, flying and time. I'm actually really pleased with how it turned out! Let me know what you think!
I used Spellbinders Labels 20 to make the flourish element at the top of the card. All the papers come from a coordinating set; I selected papers that had a subtle pattern but would allow stamped images to show up clearly. I have used a number of different stamp sets - the dress and sentiment are from Waltzingmouse, there are several sets that came free with Craft Stamper and one set - the wings - that I got from a local shop, but sadly have lost the details of the company.
To make the dress I stamped the image twice - once onto some plain white card and I coloured the decolletage area grey - like a robot! The second image was stamped onto some crumpled paper - to give texture. I cut another mat using Labels 20 - black satin onto which I attached some patterned vellum. The wings were stamped, embossed and fussy cut! The dress decoration are real little watch cogs!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - You're Lovely, Big Day Additions. Off Beat Backgrounds; Free from Craft Stamper - Tempus Fugit, Hot Air Balloons, Chandelier; See D's - Vintage (little pocket watch); Wings & Crown - don't know the company
Inks: Distress - Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany; Stampin' Up! - Regal Rose; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders: Labels Twenty (S5-026) # 4 and 5
Paper: Papermania - Inspirations Warm Tones
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch; ribbon, clear embossing powder and card - from stash; Watch cogs free from local jeweller
Below is a close up of the dress - showing the crumpled finish and the little cogs - they are so tiny, but I think they really do give the feeling of "steampunk"!!
Kathryn saw the card this morning, she picked it up and ran away with it!! She told me that it's gorgeous and she wants to keep it. The sentiment I stamped is "Best Wishes" - I adore the font Claire used in the Big Day stamps - but there isn't one saying "Happy Birthday" - which is what I wanted, so I used this one. I think it would make a super birthday card for a teenage girl!
Now, I can't put it off any longer - I HAVE GOT to do the ironing!! So I don't think I'll be around again today! See you soon.
Edited: I've just realised this card uses the CR84FN38 colours of pink, black and grey - they must have been on my mind - but they work on this card!!