Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A steampunk kinda Girl

Hi Folks, I'd like to show you another sample using some of the new stamps recently released over at Chocolate Baroque My sample today has a rather Steampunk theme, owing to the fabulous Vintage Dressmaker embossing folder from Couture Creations. I love the idea of combining steampunk and haberdashery together, so set about to bring together some of my favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps to achieve this effect.

I started making a background by creating a wrinkle free distress base using Distress Stains, then added one of the Lace Fragments stamps using Old Paper Distress Ink. This stamp is such a usuable stamp, and has an almost grid-like element to it, which can be used to give you straight lines as I have used in this sample, or you can use it turned more randomly, as I did in my previous sample. I then added a script stamp from the 'Eccentric Edwardian' stamp plate, and a cog stamp from 'Steampunk Christmas', which I brushed with bronze mica powder. I edged the background with Vintage Photo Distress ink to age the background.

I stamped the mannequin and the heart/wings from 'Punky Romance' onto plain card and coloured these with Distress Stains with a water brush. I love this effect. (This was before I purchased my Distress markers, so I may have a new favourite soon!) I was very excited when I realised that the wings from this particular stamp fitted the mannequin so well, it felt like serendipity!

I added some cogs to the background, and some tiny cogs to the mannequin's skirt, to reflect the design on the embossing folder.

The sentiment was stamped onto a tag cut from shrink plastic, then stuck onto a piece of spare background paper once it was shrunk. I added another cog with a jump ring for movement.

I'll be back in  few days with another sample using these great stamps. The next one is completely different! Thanks for stopping by, xx


Anonymous said...

another fabulous creation Judith great colours and texture love it. Suexxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow Judith, I love this. You would never think that all of the stamps you've used have come from different sets, they go so well together. I especially like the embossoing folder you've used, I've not seen that before, but will be looking out for it.

Sue x

Paula Whittaker said...


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my ! This is such a fabulous creation ! I would never have thought to combine all the different images which so great together. Wonderfully creative design ! Thank you for your kind comments at my blog, Have a great day, Shirley x

Aquarius said...

Wow that is amazing and that embossing folder has gone onto my wishlist. I'm trying to resist buying any more stamps but with such inspiration I fear it's a losing battle.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Love this combination and composition very much Judith. It;s really awesome.
Lovely greet

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Gorgeous! Steampunk never looked so lovely.

Paula (PEP) said...

Amazing what you did with those wings - they look superb on the mannequin & really echo the 'fluffy wings' of the embossing folder image. I shall have to investigate the wrinkle free technique. Your amalgamation of CB stamps is a joy & I'm thoroughly looking forward to having a play with my stamps which will arrive any day.
Have a super weekend.
Almost forgot to say how mesmerizing the colours are you used.
Paula (PEP)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning, Judith,

Lucy x

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