Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Steampunk Guys

Hi Folks, just to let you know that there are new stamps available over at Chocolate Baroque right now. The stamps are based on a Steampunk theme:
Called Steampunkery and Steampunk Travel, the stamp plates are full of all sorts of quirky images and great phrases to go with them. Glenda also has a giveaway on the Design Team Blog until 16th June, so if you leave a comment over there, you are in with a chance of winning both sets of stamps.

I have made a card using a Crafter's Workshop template to create my background. I stippled Black Soot through the template onto a piece of card that I had already coloured with Distress inks. I distressed the edges of the card, and then coloured them with Pine Needles and Black Soot Distress inks. I used a piece of a printable paper available from the website, called Edwardian Gentleman, which I tore and distressed to complete the background.

I made a frame from aluminium adhesive tape stuck to grungepaper, which I embossed, then ran through a cog embossing folder. I coloured this with alcohol inks, then rubbed some black acrylic paint over the top, wiping off the excess. I placed some of the Edwardian Gentleman paper in the recess of the frame.

I stamped the large hat from the Steampunkery stamp plate onto kraft card, and then masked this, before stamping one of the men from the Eccentric Edwardian stamp plate over the top. I am not the only Design Team member to hit upon this idea, great minds think alike, as they say!

I created some cogs using the shattered stains method; coating some grungepaper cogs with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and adding Distress Stains on top. The stains seep through the Rock Candy, and create a great effect. A few bits of hardware complete the project.

I had a few bits and bobs left over at the end of this project, and it struck me that one of the men on the printable page was just the right size to wear the Steampunk hat as well. So, I made a tag with some of the pieces that were on my craft desk. I used a piece of paper from the Prima Almanac paper stack as a background, stamping over the top with a stamp from the Eccentric Edwardian stamp plate. I stamped the phone on a parachute onto a piece of tissue paper and added it to the background, then I placed my man and his hat onto the tag. I tried to keep the hat very muted to tone in with what the man in the photograph was wearing. I added another one of those colourful cogs to complete the tag.

This was just a bit of fun, but I might just have saved myself a job in the Alphatag swap in a few months' time, lol!


Elaine said...

This is really great Judith, loads of elements in the card and a lot of work, it all works brilliantly together. The man with the hat is a great idea!!!!!! The tag idea is great too. A super pair of projects which showcase the versatility of the stamps really well. Elaine xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful creations using these new stamps.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Steampunk creation Judith ! A lot of work went into writing the post never mind creating the card, but it's really quite wonderful, love it and the man with the hat, Shirleyx

Paula (PEP) said...

These are amazing - love the shine on the clock of the hat in the first one & it's great seeing what can be done with that stencil. It is the tag that I have fallen for though - (not the gentleman for I already have one of those but he's a bit younger than Edwardian) - super for the Tag Swap as you say. It's brilliant when a bit of play time turns into something else...... & you can cross it off the TO DO list.
Paula (PEP)

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