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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


9 comments:

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...

wonderful!

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
Marja

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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